Excerpt from the Beyond The Books interview:
Q: Welcome to Beyond the Books, David. Can we start out by telling us whether you are published for the first time or are you multi-published?
BLOOD: The New Red is my tenth published book and my fourth with Silverthought Press. I have also published books with Brown Paper Publishing, SynergEbooks, and Oak Tree Press.
Q: What was the name of your very first book regardless of whether it was published or not and, if not published, why?
Corporate Porn was my first book and was published by Silverthought Press. The story intertwines two characters, one is a model turned adult film star named Mickey, who reappears as the lead narrator in my new novel, BLOOD: The New Red.
Q: For your first published book, how many rejections did you go through before you either found a mainstream publisher, self-published it, or paid a vanity press to publish it?
I have gone through the slush pile process and from time to time continue to reach out to agents and major publishing houses. I have found a home with Silverthought Press, an independent press that appreciates my writing. I’m always impressed and pleased with the output of my books. To answer your question, MANY rejection slips; thankfully, I never kept track though.
Q: How did the rejections make you feel and what did you do to overcome the blows?
It’s frustrating for sure, and you have to decide if the time is worth it. Really ask yourself what you are looking to get out of the process of writing and publishing your book. If you are hoping to make a million dollars you may want to rethink your career choice. I do believe that with anything in life, if you stay focused on a goal you can get there, in the end it’s really a question of what you want.
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David S. Grant is the author of BLOOD: The New Red. Follow David on Twitter: .david_s_grant