by Brian Grove, Site Owner
Welcome to my site. My name is Brian Grove, and I’m a published author. What have I written? Well, we‘ll get to that in a minute. First of all let me tell you a bit about this site. OK, what’s he selling? (is probably your initial thought). It would be mine too if I were you. Well, I do have something that can help you when approaching book publishers, but it’s optional, and you can look at that later if you want. What this site is really about is helping you with the process of getting your first book deal, and what happens throughout the process. I have personal experience of this.
I don’t particularly want to get into criticizing other ‘get your book published’ type sites. But there are a couple of things I should say to illustrate why I think my site is different. When I was writing my book I looked online for support and resources. What I found was a lot of sites selling a lot of product. Worse still, the products didn’t even seem to be written by authors with any experience. I want to help and encourage you through the process of writing your book, and show you how to approach book publishers effectively, from the point of view of an author.
So what will you find on my site? You can read my personal account from my initial book idea, through to getting published, and what happened throughout the whole process. I’ll talk about the highs and lows. There will be a few surprises, and I hope, laughs along the way. I’m certain you’ll learn things that you won’t find on other sites. But the main feature of the site is a free database of traditional publishers (charging no up-front fees), personally vetted by me, who are currently accepting submissions from talented new authors. Many authors have landed a publishing deal using this resource, I hope you do too.