Mr. Independence Part Two: D-Day

I’m getting more and more excited about the possibilities offered with going with an independent press, but I haven’t been able to completely shake the hesitation. I emailed a query to Poisoned Pen last week and I finished the rather complicated and in-depth author and book questionnaire required to submit to Midnight Ink and I’ll be printing off the full manuscript later this week to mail along with it. And yesterday I emailed the full manuscript to Five Star along with a nice recommendation from an excellent writer who apparently has some pull over there.

There are still concerns I have about going this way, but nobody’s beating down my door with offers yet so I’ll make some more calculated decisions as the need arises. Right now I’m just exploring all of my possible options while hunkering down and working on the next book and thinking about my future as a writer.

4 thoughts on “Mr. Independence Part Two: D-Day

  1. I think you’ll do okay going this route. Then again, you may also find small press at the level you’re pitching can be just as frustrating as New York. To be honest, that’s kind of what you want. I don’t mean the big stack of rejection letters. I mean you want them to be selective and have credibility. I also recommend hitting up agents while you shop. If one bites, let them know you subbed to smaller presses already so he or she is not retracing your steps.

    Good luck. You’re doing this with a level of knowledge I wish I had in the beginning.

  2. So long as the indy is legit, there is nothing wrong with it.

    Being published – legitimately – is better than not being published. End of story.

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