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Offline KMRosesAwry

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Hello from New England!
« on: October 27, 2017, 07:09:59 AM »
This feels like a fabulous community-it reminds me a bit of livejournal back in the early 00s.  The first book in my self-pubbed YA series comes out on Halloween and these boards have been invaluable to me as I try to figure out how this whole biz works.

Ive tried to get my YA traditionally published for many, many years. Ive come close, several times, but never managed to snag an agent or an editors continued interest. My book isnt terribly high concept. Its a bitquieterthan some of the current YA trends. All the agents I spoke with werent sure theyd be able to sell it, but Im not ready to give up on it yet. So, I am venturing out on my own, publishing this series under a pen name. Im still hoping to get traditionally published, in a different genre.

So far, I have really enjoyed having full control over the little things-finding an editor, creating marketing campaigns, and I loved creating my own cover.  I have a marketing background and Im also a childrens librarian so Im not completely unfamiliar with these things. I still have much to learn, and these boards are a great resource.

I hope to be a valuable contributor!

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Offline Free Range Editor

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Re: Hello from New England!
« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2017, 06:05:24 PM »
Hello Kiernan,

Welcome to the KBoards, home of the friendliest and most knowledgeable indie writers and editors on the Internet.  Make yourself at home and ask anything. You'll get thoughtful, useful answers.

Here's wishing you success with your writing.

P.S.  If you're still looking for an editor, hit the link under my signature.  I have a continuing interest in all my clients!

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