From: Tatsuya Iseki, pen name Kenkyou Fukai
I have just translate my finest novel from Japanese to English. I wish to publish my novel in America because America is a nation of freedom of speach. In my novel two fictious emperor appear and even it is fiction Japanese publisher did not accept it even though some company said your novell was fine but if we publish our employees would be a taget of tero. So I send emails of inquiry to the several agents which specialize in SF. But I was neglected.
Do you think my dream is mere daydream? Also when I visited their homepage I often read the word query and submission.
Of course I know the meaning because I have a dictionary, but it seems to me that there is a special meaning in the context of agent's society. Could you explain this is a jagon or just simple word?
Also please tell me the newest your novel which is translated to Japanese. I swear to buy that book. Truth to tell I want to purchase your newest imported novel but they are expensive for me because I am a jobless handicapped.
Anyway thank you for reading.I wish your health.
From: Greg Bear
Hello, Tatsuya! Thanks for your letter. I, too, have had difficulties getting my novels published in Japan recently. As for publishing in English, your best bet may be to set up an electronic edition and market that through one of the better electronic publishers, or through Amazon/Kindle.
From: JuanCarlos Bravo
Tatsuya, I might be able to help you. A member from Spacebattles published his novel on Amazon. Do you want me to contact him and see if he can help?
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