Livia, you've been seeing so many movies lately! I love reading your reviews and anticipate them on FB! Thank so much for hosting me as part of my Broken Branch Falls blog tour!
Livia asked me about publishing, so that's what I'll be talking about today!
First, Why publish?
I wrote my first MS for fun, and after reading it again years later, I thought, why not see if I can sell it? I had a blast writing it and wanted to share the fun story. It's now called Jacks and Jills and Jezebels - a wild night on the town for a bachelorette party in 90s Hotlanta. Back then, it was chick lit, now I'd say it's NA - that young adult phase in your twenties when you're newly independent, taking lots of chances without a whole lot of responsiblities, and trying to figure out a direction for your life. Unfortunately, chick lit was out and my writing was terrible, it was redo or let it die...
But, once I started, I couldn't stop. I wrote a solid futuristic adventure thriller and finally got it published! The timing was perfect! I found Curiosity Quills, a smaller publisher right up my quirky alley!
She also asked about the pros and cons of publishing... personally, I love my small pubisher, but here are some pros and cons that might help with decisions on which way to go.
|They do awesome editing!||I arrange my appearances -|
|They do awesome covers!||they totally support me, but it's up|
|They handle the finances||to me to get my butt in gear and|
|They are building connections||get out there|
|They are helpful||They are very busy, small but growing|
|They are encouraging||There's a lot of trial and error|
If you know what to expect, you won't be disappointed. You should expect a ton more from a bigger publisher and not so much from a smaller, newer one. And self pub means doing it all on your own, all your way. Every form of publishing has its drawbacks - you choose by how long you are willing to wait for answers and how much say you want or might have to settle for doing more work for yourself... It's up to you!
Whichever way you go, GOOD LUCK and HAPPY PUBLISHING!!
What's your preference? Are you published? How's it going???
(and don't forget to sign up for the raffle below!)
BROKEN BRANCH FALLS (MG Fantasy)
by Tara Tyler
Release Date: June 24, 2014
Publisher: Curiosity Quills
Gabe is an average fifteen-year-old goblin. He’s in the marching band, breezes through calculus, and gets picked on daily by the other kids at school, especially the ogres. He's tired of being a goblin – he’d like to try other things. And he has his eye on the new ogress at school. It’s against all beastly rules, but there’s just something about her.
When a prank goes wrong, Gabe is forced to join the football team as punishment, but finds a way to make it work. Soon the whole school is getting in on the fad of mingling with other species. Too bad the adults decide to step in and ruin things, threatening to destroy the school and split up Broken Branch Falls. And Gabe is their scapegoat. With help from other outcast friends, Gabe sets out on a quest hoping to saving Broken Branch Falls. After all this trouble, it better work.
Add it to your GOODREADS list!
Tara Tyler has had a hand at everything from waitressing to rocket engineering. After living up and down the Eastern US, she now writes and teaches math in Ohio with her three active boys and Coach Husband. Currently, she has two series, The Cooper Chronicles (techno-thriller detective capers) and Beast World (MG fantasy) She's an adventure writer who believes every good story should have action, a moral, and a few laughs!
Also by Tara Tyler, techno-thriller detective series,
The Cooper Chronicles, Book One: POP TRAVEL