The Story of my First Book Publishing

 

The Story of my First Book Publishing

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.

The Story of my First Book Publishing

 

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!

The Publication

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!

My book is available here and here.

Have you ever took part in a writing contest?

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Darina Nykl

24 Comments

  1. Thank you Steve. No, there were no costs for the publishing itself. I had to pay for the advertisements if I wanted that.

  2. Hi Darina! We're friends in Google+. I'm also publishing my first novel titled Death in the Form of a Woman by Nook Press! It's an e-book!

  3. Wow, Darina, wat een gaaf verhaal! Geweldig!
    Begrijp ik het goed dat je je eerste boek in het Engels hebt geschreven?

    Ik heb ook wel eens meegedaan aan een schrijfwedstrijd, maar niet gewonnen. Toch vind ik mijn korte verhaal nog steeds leuk. 😉
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    • Dank je. Nee het boek is eerst in het Nederlands uitgegeven en daarna in het Engels. Ben wel benieuwd naar jouw verhaal 🙂

  4. Wat gaaf! Ik wist wel dat je een boek had geschreven maar niet dat het op deze manier tot stand is gekomen 😀 Zeker een mooie inspiratie voor iedereen die zelf ook een boek wilt gaan schrijven.

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