It feels sad not taking up Waterstones offer but I need to be realistic, I simply can't afford to shell out thousands for little or no return. Perhaps someone will see a copy? No that's not unlikely given that Thanet is in the next galaxy - compared to England - it might as well be. There's optimistic and living in cloud cuckoo land - which I haven't found directions to - yet.
I originally wanted to self-publish this novel specifically because it might only appeal to a small market and therefore not be of interest to mainstream literary agents and publishers.
Frankly they have so much stuff thrown at them I imagine there are tons of excellent writers that get overlooked, especially since I've heard the job of reading off the slush pile is given to the most junior, straight out of Uni staff. If Shades of Grey is anything to go by my next book Aquasapien is more likely to be up their proverbial street. It's adult themed about a mercenary team of ex-SAS type men.
If WOTW sells well, I'll publish the follow up story Gristle's Revenge next. If not, and judging by the responses to my blog, it's not looking good, I'll move on to publish Aquasapien.
I think I might be having a low cynical day today