G’day, mates!

No, I haven’t moved to Australia, but I recently submitted Discarded Faces to HarperCollins Australia, which is accepting submissions in the genres I write in, but only on Wednesdays, though a form on their website. This is a part of my campaign to get mass market publication for my novels. The great thing about this is, submissions are unsolicited. No agent needed.

I’ve done some research on Australian book publishing, and I’ve discovered that the book reading public in that country is rather small (the total population being only 22 million ). This leads to exportation of Australian-published books to other English speaking countries. So we’re talking about global distribution here!

And the HarperCollins global HQ is in America. So if the Aussie publication sells well, American publication, mass market this time–and print, not just ebooks–will not be far behind. And after DF, there are other books I can send them: both of my World-Queen novels, and the two sequels to DF, which will form a trilogy known as the Danallian Chronicles. But first, the good folks at HC Australia have to accept it. I expect a response in a few weeks.

So my fingers are crossed.


About bettysrants

Betty Cross has published a sci-fi novel called "Discarded Faces." It is now available both as a paperback on Amazon.com and as an ebook from Double Dragon Ebooks. It’s a dystopia with a happy ending. Her second novel is a fantasy named "Mistress of the Topaz." She has signed a contract with Double Dragon for this one also. It should be available for sale by early 2012.Both will have sequels. In April 2010, after 3 decades in the computer field, she became a full-time writer of Science Fiction and Fantasy. She writes every day, and records her daily word count on a spreadsheet.
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