As I have stated through out several of the posts on my Blog, I researched the Publishing Industry, rather thoroughly before decideing on self publishing via Smashwords dot com and Amazon dot com. I will not share with the readers of my blog the full extent to which I investigated the publishing industry as if I did it may someday prove very embaressing for certain agents, their companies, and certain publishing companies. Plus, I may want to be published by them some day when I am not a complete unknown and have a following, and fan base, and when they would love to have my business at terms that I may get to dictate.
Anyway, one of the companies I contacted in my reseach is persistent at best. They keep contacting me in different forms to solicite my buisness for me to pay them to print my book in one of their many self publishing packages. Unfortuately they do not research their potential client list as well as their client lists investigate them. So because it's the day after the fourth of July and not the busiest Tuesday I could have, I decided to answer their latest query for my business. I thought I would share the E-mail ( My side of it) in a post. In all fairness to the company, which I am sure is a good and forth right company I will not share their side of the letter. (NAMES HAVE BEEN CHANGED TO PROTECT THE INNOCENT.)
I do want to thank Mark Coker, the creator of Smashwords for his wonderful site, James Rollins (Author extraordinaire) for inspiration, My Literary Angel - friend - and Editor - Jo Murphey!!
Most especially Jo, she has so patiently taught me so much about writing correctly, patiently corrects the same mistakes repeatedly until it gets through my thick skull and my typing too fast. She has taken me from a want to be writer with good stories to a really good author with much better stories. I can't even explain how much she has done for me in the last six months. She has taught me to read with a critical eye, to the point I even caught at least one mistake in Mr. Rollins latest book, but I won't say where. That taught me we are all human. We all make mistakes and all have room for improvement.
If you do not have a good editor and you desire to be a writer - STOP what your doing and find one, or put the pencil in the other hole. Those of you who have been following along will get that reference, God only knows what the others will think.