(re-posted without alteration from dwarfprinting.com, 7/24/10)
i wrote a novel about a month ago and well, obviously i want to publish it but the thing is- i am clueless about it all.
first;y, i checked online on tips and how-tos but they all are confusing and gibberish, often contradicting.
i am hoping a person in here with expertize on the field can tell me a thing or two about publishing a novel.
i am ready to print it and re-read it.
what are Print on Demand? do i need to do it? do i need an editorial still? do i need to see a copyrights person for this? (there is an office building with such department near where i live, or do i need to file papers of Copyrights and send, ect…)
how does the process go and how long it takes and when do i start earning my royalties? do i need a cover artist or i can use my hand and submit my own art work (yes, i can draw GOOD)? do i need to pay for some the these things? how do i know my publisher is trustworthy? do i need a publisher or i can do it myself? because i read of those who well, relinquish your ownership of your work and i dont want that.
i have checked the sites; www.Xlibris.com and im not so sure… i checked with Vertigo but well, they say ‘to go to a Con and check with some guys and see if they are intersted…
BTW its is a written novel, sci-fi and it has mature contents and ’super heroes and villains’…
help-y plz and thnx ^.^