Guest Post by Author Sean McCartney

Friday, July 9, 2010

Hey gang! Author Sean McCartney has stopped by to talk a little bit about his publishing experience and tell you about his new YA novel "THE TEASURE HUNTER'S CLUB" that was released July 6, 2010. Check out the book trailer below and be sure to post any and all questons you have for Sean as he will be responding. Thanks Sean for posting today!


Secrets of the Magical Medallions: The Treasure Hunters Club Book 1


I first want to thank Annie for allowing me to talk with you today.

My name is Sean McCartney and I am the author of the new young adult action adventure series entitled THE TREASURE HUNTERS CLUB: SECRETS OF THE MAGICAL MEDALLIONS which is available on my web site, Barnes and Noble and Amazon.

I’ve been asked what it has been like working for a small publisher like Mountainland? I’ve got to say it has been both rewarding and frustrating but overall very enlightening.

I liked the idea of a small publisher from the start. I felt I would get more personal attention, and you do; I also felt a small publisher would have more interest in my book succeeding because they would have a vested interest.

The other thing I didn’t realize you get from working with a small publisher is input. I have been with my publisher through every aspect of the book. I’ve been asked my opinions and they are taken seriously and sometimes even used. The other nice thing is they always get back to you in a short amount of time. You never feel like a number. A pest, maybe, because I am new and have so many questions, but never a number.

Of course this leads to some drawbacks with working with a small publisher.

You don’t get a huge distribution or large promotional budgets to spread the word. In many instances you get a small to no advance. In fact I don’t receive any up front money, however, my royalty rate is much higher than other authors.

To be honest that doesn’t mean all that much to me. I’m about the number of books sold. If I can make The Treasure Hunters Club the next great series that every kid wants to read I would have done my job as a writer. It could also lead to me doing this as a full time job.

I believe it's different for everyone and you have to make the choice on how you want to proceed. There are many ways to get your voice out there. Find what works for you and go for it.

Remember the only who can tell you “you can’t” is yourself and you don’t have to listen.

Thank you again for your time. I won’t beg, that’s undignified, but go out and pickup a copy of THE TREASURE HUNTERS CLUB: SECRETS OF THE MAGICAL MEDALLIONS, or pick up two or three and make some friends. It’s a read you’ll enjoy.



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