Many writers here on deviantart hope to one day publish their works and there are a few who have already self-published. The group has received quite a few notes and comments regarding these self-published books in the past and I’m extremely excited to tell you we have decided to test run an idea.
We will be doing self-published book features here! So if you’ve ever written one or you are someone who has wanted to read one but have always been uncertain about reading one (because let’s face it, ANYONE
can self-publish), this will really help out. I, and possibly other admins, will be reading these books before deciding to feature them. We are not critiquing
these books, but rather, checking to make sure the quality is decent and not a waste of your time or money. These features will contain a link to purchase the book, the genre, and what it’s about.
But wait! Before you go shooting us a note, there is important information you MUST
First of all, this is a test run. We’re not sure what to expect from this and if it’s evident that it’s a feature that’s being abused, it will not live past its trial.
So please, don’t abuse it. We really want this to help self-published authors who need and deserve it.
We will not be featuring every single self-published book submitted. As stated, we are using our own free time and money to read these books.
Do not submit a form more than once. Double submissions will be automatically denied.
You may not submit on someone else’s behalf. Contact the writer and tell them to note me. This is to avoid the possibility of double submissions or someone creating multiple accounts to submit a form and then claiming to be a fan.
If I get overwhelmed with submissions, I will temporarily close down submissions. Do NOT
submit a form at that time. It will be deleted.
If we feel that your book is simply not feature worthy (I.E. terrible writing, grammar, characters, plot, etc) we will not feature the book. This will likely not happen as the form should help stop that.
We reserve the right to add more rules should they be needed. All submission are to be made to me, mortemmaul.
This is to avoid our inbox from possibly blowing up. Any submission to the group will be automatically deleted without being read.
Now that you’ve made it this far, here is the form!Book Name:
State the name of the book and if it’s a series, include that as well.Author Name:
Whatever name you used to publish this book, not your dA username – unless that’s the same.Genre:
Fantasy, horror, suspense, romance, erotic, etc etc. List all that apply, a romantic-fantasy, Dark Fantasy etc. Target Audience:
Children, teens, young adults, or adults. Pages:
How many pages does you book have? Is it double spaced?Sell it:
Include what the book is about without including spoilers. This is the most important part. Sell
this book to me. What sets it apart from the rest? Why should I choose to read this book over others? Why would I enjoy it? You don’t need to answer these questions, just keep them in mind.Writing Sample:
The second most important part. Link me to a sample of you writing. (Preferably the first chapter of your actual book.)Other:
Anything else you wish to include.Again, note mortemmaul with your submission, not the group!