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Into the Publishing Minefield

Journal Entry: Tue Dec 16, 2014, 12:34 PM








Deedee's Doodles

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COVER-Sep-2014 by 3D-Fantasy-Art

I’ve been trying to garner some interest in ‘Fortune’s Thief’, and having failed to find an agent, I’ve been contacting independent publishers to see whether anyone would be interested in publishing it.

So far, I have had two contract offers, but I won’t be accepting either of them.  I had no idea when I started sending out my manuscript that it would be such a minefield.

The first offer I had was from a publisher whose employees are illiterate.  The email accompanying the contract, and subsequent correspondence was so badly written I had to read it three times before I could understand what they were trying to say.  They were also planning to put it out exactly as I’d sent it to them, with no editorial input or modifications whatsoever.  I’ve checked it the best I can, and had a few friends review it, but I have absolutely no doubt that it would benefit greatly from some professional editing.  Having read up about these guys on the Absolute Write Authors Beware section, they’re definitely one to avoid.

So I sent it off to a second publisher and had a grammatically correct response on nice headed paper, asking for a printed manuscript. Then followed three weeks of watching the doormat, wondering when a letter was going to land. In the interim, however, I looked them up on my new favourite forum page (Absolute Write Authors Beware) and found that many people were reporting bad experiences with them.  These guys appear professional, but are in essence a vanity press and will charge authors for publishing, so when I had the contracts arrive today, I wasn’t in the least surprised to find that they wanted £2,300 to publish my book.  If they had been up-front about it, and indicated on their website that contribution-based publishing was one of their possible routes, I wouldn’t have wasted my time or theirs in submitting to them.

I’m now going back to a third publisher, who expressed interest about the same time I heard from the second publisher to see whether we can still work together, and what their terms will be.

More news from the minefield as it breaks…



Journal Design by SkadiWu

PS Brushes: wyckedBrush Darkresources JamesRushforth
  • Listening to: Dragonforce! LIVE! (well, in a few hours...)
  • Reading: Emperor of Thorns
  • Watching: My boyf parade around nekkid
  • Drinking: Tea

Into the Publishing Minefield

Journal Entry: Tue Dec 16, 2014, 12:34 PM








Deedee's Doodles

3D Fantasy Art


COVER-Sep-2014 by 3D-Fantasy-Art

I’ve been trying to garner some interest in ‘Fortune’s Thief’, and having failed to find an agent, I’ve been contacting independent publishers to see whether anyone would be interested in publishing it.

So far, I have had two contract offers, but I won’t be accepting either of them.  I had no idea when I started sending out my manuscript that it would be such a minefield.

The first offer I had was from a publisher whose employees are illiterate.  The email accompanying the contract, and subsequent correspondence was so badly written I had to read it three times before I could understand what they were trying to say.  They were also planning to put it out exactly as I’d sent it to them, with no editorial input or modifications whatsoever.  I’ve checked it the best I can, and had a few friends review it, but I have absolutely no doubt that it would benefit greatly from some professional editing.  Having read up about these guys on the Absolute Write Authors Beware section, they’re definitely one to avoid.

So I sent it off to a second publisher and had a grammatically correct response on nice headed paper, asking for a printed manuscript. Then followed three weeks of watching the doormat, wondering when a letter was going to land. In the interim, however, I looked them up on my new favourite forum page (Absolute Write Authors Beware) and found that many people were reporting bad experiences with them.  These guys appear professional, but are in essence a vanity press and will charge authors for publishing, so when I had the contracts arrive today, I wasn’t in the least surprised to find that they wanted £2,300 to publish my book.  If they had been up-front about it, and indicated on their website that contribution-based publishing was one of their possible routes, I wouldn’t have wasted my time or theirs in submitting to them.

I’m now going back to a third publisher, who expressed interest about the same time I heard from the second publisher to see whether we can still work together, and what their terms will be.

More news from the minefield as it breaks…



Journal Design by SkadiWu

PS Brushes: wyckedBrush Darkresources JamesRushforth
  • Listening to: Dragonforce! LIVE! (well, in a few hours...)
  • Reading: Emperor of Thorns
  • Watching: My boyf parade around nekkid
  • Drinking: Tea

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Artist | Professional | Digital Art
United Kingdom
Deedee is a long-time fan of fantasy art, and counts Boris Vallejo and Chris Achilleos as her earliest favourite artists. She was first attracted to the idea of creating 3D artwork back in 2003 when she first started posting art online, and through a rather convoluted and accidental means, stumbled across Poser while trying to find something else entirely.

Having tried many of the low end hobbyist packages in the past few years, her preferences are Carrara Pro for modelling, Vue Studio for landscapes and rendering, and Poser Pro for figure posing and animation.

Her influences include vampires, bad 80s horror and fantasy films, heavy metal and the works of Poe, Lovecraft & their contemporaries.

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:iconfrostylicioushare:
FrostyliciousHare Featured By Owner 5 hours ago  New member Student Digital Artist
You're a talented 3D artist. I love you Soul Reaver Legacy of Kain collection.
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:iconentorien:
Entorien Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Your work is stunning and beautiful, I can only wish I had such talent as this! :-)
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:icon3d-fantasy-art:
3D-Fantasy-Art Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
Aw, thanks for the lovely comment!
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babaugaliano Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014
OMG!!! I was looking for you since I moved my first step into the 3D World. Not that I knew of your existence specifically, but I knew that somewhere in the World there had to be someone like you.

You have a terrific collection of fantastic artwork there, but what I like the most are the tutorials you put together. You really covered almost all you need to know to make your own artwork, all in a very simple and clear way.

Thanks a lot ;)
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3D-Fantasy-Art Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks so much!  Glad you found the tutorials useful!
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portuguesedevil Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
oh my glob, I did not expect a watch ;w; thank you very much!
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:icon3d-fantasy-art:
3D-Fantasy-Art Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
No probs! :)
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:iconportuguesedevil:
portuguesedevil Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
you are fabulous. I just wanted to tell you that
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:icon3d-fantasy-art:
3D-Fantasy-Art Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
... :blush: erm, thanks! :) It's really nice of you to say so!
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