The Story of my First Book Publishing
Publishing your book.…a dream that came true….A few years ago I took part in a writing competition for the very first time. I had written a manuscript years before but I had never done anything with it.
Now it was my chance!
I wiped the dust off the paper and sent it to the publisher. I was aware that many people participated in writing competitions. Was the manuscript not too short? What if…
I stopped worrying. If I did not win, I had had the experience at least, I thought.
On a Friday afternoon, the phone rang. I was just preparing my lunch. It was the publisher. She had read my manuscript and they decided to don’t put it on a long list or a short list. The publisher wanted to publish it immediately.
What? I didn’t believe it what I’ve just heard. I forgot my lunch and called my husband and parents with the good news!
My book was published by a printing-on-demand publisher. My father designed the cover. Flyers were printed and I made a mailing list to let everyone know about the publication of my first book.
My first real book! I pinched myself many times during this exciting time. I didn’t believe it until I received the books. It was a special moment, I can tell you.
This book is also translated into Dutch by publisher American Star Books, so that my story can reach more people all over the world.
I encourage everyone to take part in a writing contest. Even if you do not win, you will get the experience and feedback for your future writings!
Have you ever took part in a writing contest?