Sunset in Englewood
Joe: Good afternoon Calliope.
Calliope: Good Afternoon Joe. How is your book coming?
.Joe: Very well thank you. I have received feedback from several of my readers and made corrections to the text based on their comments. I am also nearing the point where the manuscript is ready for publication.
Calliope: Great! I recall that you were not sure how to approach publication. Have you made a decision.
Joe: I have. I met with a woman who works with writers to prepare their work for publication. Based on the book I have already worked on, she felt that my best bet would be self publication through Create Space.
Calliope: What happened with the idea of finding an agent?
Joe: I worked hard to find one but got no positive responses. In reading about agents, I concluded that they are mainly interested in books with the potential of massive sales by people already famous.
Calliope: I see. Now what?
Joe: I am formatting my book for paperback publication through CreateSpace and will also list it as an eBook on Amazon. The process is proceeding nicely.
Calliope: Glad to hear it. Keep me posted.
Joe: I will. I forgot to tell you that I finally decided on a title, Release Your Stress and Reclaim Your Life.
Sunset in Englewood
Joe: Good afternoon, Calliope.
Calliope: Good afternoon Joe. I assume you have been hard at work on your book.
Joe: You are correct. First I have a new working title for it, Rest Your Stress and Reclaim Your Life. I have completed the manuscript and have received feedback from several trusted readers I have used for past books.
Calliope: Great. Now What?
Joe: I am exploring publication options. I found a couple agents who have represented books somewhat similar to mine. I will start by contacting them to see if they might be interested. I know agents are very busy and they have hundreds if not thousands of books to choose from. I don’t envy them their job. I have also come to appreciate the complexities of their work in the present publishing world.
Calliope: Good luck. Can you tell me a little more about the book?
Joe: Here is how I describe it in my query letter, “While many books on stress offer partial treatments or quick fixes, Rest Your Stress and Reclaim Your Life provides a more comprehensive approach.” Then I go on to detail the contents of the book.
Calliope: Sounds like you are on the right track.
Joe: I hope so. I would love to find an agent and get on with publishing it. Talk with you later.