Just some of the Publishing Firms I’ve found so far, and most are Canadian based – the majority of which are listed members of the Canadian Publishers Association – however, some may have offices located in other countries. Finding the right method of publishing, or publisher, is like finding a needle in a haystack. Be aware! Not all traditional publishers are the same, and they all have their own methods and procedures for manuscript submissions. I personally, chose to publish with a ‘hybrid’ publisher – Book Baby – because I wanted the control, ownership, and rights to my work, but I also wanted the best royalties available, as well as a distribution channel that reached the world. I got all of that, in one easy to use control dashboard, where I can do anything and everything an author would want or need to do to publish, promote, market, sell, advertise and offer discounts or coupons. I wish you all the best on your journey.
As an author, it’s important to be visible to the public as much as possible, and Social Media is the key. So many tools out there, to get you connected, but also, and more importantly, for your readers to connect with you. No matter what your genre, there is a Network waiting for you, and with an open mind all of these Networks can provide you with stepping stones to success. Know of another great Network? Let me know!
Authors need Resources – that’s a fact. Finding the right resource can be a total nightmare. Some of us, as newbie authors, have no idea just how vast and complex the book market and world really is. Here’s a list of just some of the incredible number of research and resources every author needs to know about. If you know of a great resource that’s not on my list, please tell me about it. Every author can be successful if they know the rules of the game, and where to locate those rules.
Books to Film is a very real dream of many authors. Finding those who know the industry, following them and learning from them, adopting them as mentors, is the first step to bringing your dream to reality. For me, this reality also consists of purchasing the software the big name scriptwriters and filmmakers use and teaching myself to bring my novels to scripts. Multi-generational films/movies and their scripts can be found, and when you do find them, watch and read them through, because those are the keys to discovering why they have been popular and have become classics and successful for generations. Many of these links below will either offer insight to the industry, further details, or allow the free download of the scripts and films – you should never have to pay for them if they are in the Public Domain, yet many websites charge varying prices.
Touching, emotional, and dedicated to home, country, family, and peace – war is inevitable – things must get worse before things can get better. For one family the loss is far too great a burden. They must find the young soldier in the heart of battle, and send him home – three of his brothers have fallen, and his parents need him home. Tom Hanks best film, his heart was visible upon his sleeve as he portrayed the seriousness of the matter – amen. May God keep His soldiers forever in peace.