To Post or Not to Post?
Posted 03 April 2011 - 03:41 PM
Posted 03 April 2011 - 04:07 PM
so if I post all the chapters, why would anyone want to buy the book, right?
I think you already know the answer. Posting a WIP online has it's allure since you can get immediate attention and feedback (which can become great motivation), but it's not productive when you're looking for a professional publishing contract.
Edit: Sorry, just realized this was in the Agent QA forum.
"Until the last breath leaves my body, I'll keep walking." --Allen Walker, "D. Gray-man"
Posted 03 April 2011 - 04:14 PM
Posted 12 April 2011 - 08:06 AM
If you want to sell the writing, as someone above suggested, then you can post and put up a paywall to charge for the rest or for installments. However, then that's how your book will be "published." You will not have much luck interesting a traditional publisher in that same manuscript unless it sells like HOTCAKES (hundreds of thousands of copies). Your best bet, if you want to go this route, is to sell a lot of that manuscript and then shop around a new manuscript. But if you have traditional publishing hopes for the manuscript at hand, I'd stop posting it online.
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