A very important consideration for all authors is what genre does your book fall into?
I recommend visiting a book store to make a note of the genres as listed on the shelves.
Which one will your book fall into?
If you can’t categorise it, then the book store manager will not know where to put the book, so it might end up getting lost on a shelf where it doesn’t belong.
My company published a series of novels by one author which was categorized as Visionary Fiction. Most book shops don’t have a genre like that so her books generally ended up in Fantasy or Science Fiction, neither of which is correct.
Visit several bookshops if possible because every book shop caters to a different market.
Take a note of how many books are on each of these shelves to get an idea of your competition and the popularity of the genre.
While you are there do have a critical look at aspects like cover design and how the books are laid out.
As usual, there are trends and fashions in book design. Also bear in mind that design styles are different for every country. In the USA the popular trend has been for covers featuring fancy graphics and fonts with a small but impactful image on the front cover. whereas the UK and Europe are generally more conservative.
The United States market remains huge and very important so their influence has to be taken into account.
Why not submit your work to me for a free assessment? I have thirty years of experience in publishing and am thus very qualified to guide you to get the best for your book. This is my way of giving back to authors who have been so supportive over the years. During that time my partner and I have also come across many Tragic Tales of authors who have sometimes spent a lot of money to get a box of books that remain just that. Their title gets no exposure whatsoever.
The whole world of publishing has changed dramatically in the last ten years as you can imagine. I will be publishing a series of blogs in the coming weeks about the world of modern publishing, how to avoid pitfalls and give your book the best chance of success in its life. Your writing is your creation, your baby if you will, so you do want it to succeed don’t you?
Please keep an eye out for upcoming posts. I can assure you that you will learn a lot. Getting informed about the many options out there will be most helpful.
We are thrilled to tell you that we have now merged with ePublishify and Kima Global will become an imprint on their list. We will still be handling all the author contact and communications, while ePublishify will handle all the administration, sales, distribution and marketing.
Recent illness has necessitated that I curtail my publishing activities and this new arrangement will allow me to maintain contact with you all, to continue to offer my extensive experience in publishing to address any questions you may have and to assess new manuscripts as and when they get submitted.
We are excited about this development. It will mean good results for all of us.
The Kima Global titles will migrate to ePublishify gradually over the next few months and we expect the titles to be fully migrated by January 2022. If you have any questions please contact me or Nadine. – Robin
As a service to my readers, I have decided to publish articles (and sometimes extracts from existing published books), which I hope inspires you and raises your spirits. This is something sorely needed at this time when we are faced with a tide of fear porn. It remains critically important to maintain your inner balance. while still sifting through the fake news for the truth. Yes indeed, the truth shall set you free, but only if you maintain sanity and balance, unaffected by flattery or insult.
Our first contribution in this series is David Ash, our brilliant and enlightened author from the UK.
The Meaning of Ascension
The language used in ancient times was a means of power and purpose as well as communication. It was the ancient language of living light. This universal language of light involved the projection of living information in quantum-like units intended to convey organic intelligence in concise yet comprehensive informational content.
This was the means by which the Kumaras – the princes – set up the living templates of organic life – DNA and RNA – which enabled the emergence of proteins and living cells. It was also the means by which arrow-like projectiles of immense power were used in the warfare described in the epic poem, the Mahabharata. The use of words of living light as words of power in warfare was a perversion of the original use of ‘the Word’ which led to the downfall of humanity.
Understanding ‘the Word’ in terms of individualised projections of intelligence as living light rather than atmospheric compressions – sound – enables us to understand the first verse of John’s Gospel ‘In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God’. It also enables us to appreciate how the Word could become flesh and dwell amongst men.
Christ was an incarnation of Sananda Kumara, also known as Archangel Michael. He was an incarnation of the Word because the Kumaras – also known as the Elohim – were the projections of living light sent out from Unitary Consciousness to set up the templates of biological life throughout the Universe – including the watery planet Earth – from which evolution enabled the emergence of species.
Living modules of intelligence as modulated fields of light were projected from the Kumaras as ‘life fields’ of design that led to the formation and still uphold the differentiation of the living cells from which all life forms have evolved. These fractal projections have been described as Devas, Angels and elementals i.e. Michael and his ‘projected’ host of angels.
The informational projections of living light from Source Consciousness – God – described as the ‘Sons of God’ have the ability to merge back into Universal Consciousness after they have completed a mission until they emerge again on another. This return to Source has been called ‘ascension’
Ascension is an opportunity for us all because as souls we are sons and daughters of God. We are projections of living light from Source Consciousness, on a mission to Earth to assist in the evolution of Consciousness. We have the potential, on our ascension, to merge back into the Unity of Consciousness from which we came – our true home – until we choose to project ourselves into another adventure or on another mission.
While on ascension we may merge with Unitary Consciousness we do not lose our sovereign state of individuality and self-determination described as free will because at the ultimate source of our being, while we maintain our individuality we are forever Unitary Consciousness. We are like molecules of water that have emerged from an ocean to form raindrops to water the land. Now we are heading back in streams and rivers to the ocean again. Wherever we are, whether merged in the ocean or separated in raindrops, we never lose our identity as molecules of water. That is the nature of quantum reality that underlies the Universe: The whole is made up of the parts.
Copyright David Ash 05/02/2022
If you enjoyed this then I invite you to get further into this topic by buying David’s masterpiece Awaken. Do it now so that you won’t regret it later.
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