From: Aaron Mick
Location: Los Angeles
I am a full-time college student at the University of Southern California. I have recently finished a manuscript for a 400 page science fiction adventure novel that I have been working on the last couple years.
Anyways, I've edited a first draft and wanted to begin trying to get it published. I heard that a popular route these days is to self-publish online, and your name was mentioned in a recent article about self-publishing online. After seeing how many great works you have accomplished, I figured you would know a thing or two about this.
I was wondering if you had any advice about perusing this route, or if you could suggest any possible companies/sites I should look into for publishing a science fiction novel.
Thanks in advance,
From: Greg Bear
Still best to try selling to mainstream publishing, at this point. They have the marketing expertise to really launch books well. But if they don't nibble, by all means--explore the new channels of communication!