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ROWSE LITERARY AGENCY

  A Shop-Window for Authors and Poets
seeking Publishers

  Currently featuring thirty-nine Authors and thirteen Poets

 

"And trust no agent; for beauty is a witch against whose charms faith melteth into blood" Shakespeare, Much Ado About Nothing

 

Authors seeking publishers who wish to take advantage of this FREE service, from John Fish B.Sc.Publishers of Tenby in Wales, to market their work should submit a synopsis and sample chapter of their book to the:

Rowse Literary Agency

e-mail: tenbypublishers@tenbypublishers.com

All copyright of all published information is retained by authors and interested representatives of publishers and literary agents should contact authors direct by e-mail (included, below, with information about a particular book).

 

Rowse Literary Agency Book Titles

(Click-On hyperlink for a book's synopsis,
sample chapter and author's e-mail address):

Silks & Saddlecloths by Barry Wass

A Tale Of Fengado by Arun Gadre

The Scatterlings by Ricardo Primos

The Erotic Adventures of King Arthur by Art Banta

A Look From The Abyss by Richard A. Wolfganger

Johnny Magnesium by Paul Read

Harold Ganesh by Paul Read

Dear Dewa by Paul Read

Gourmet by Anton Ulrich

Pearly Gates by Field C. Ruwe

Azalea of the Andes by Octavio Delarossa

Strange New World: Coping with Brain Damage by Jill Hodges

Davidís Tower by Ron A Sewell

Dancing on the Wind by Brian Lewis

The Curio of Evil by Wynford V.Thomas

Batty's Unbelievable Adventure by J. J. Gillum

The Intrepid Five And A Dog by Jon Rowlands

Thereís A Fine Line by Teresa Joyce

A Short Measure by John Allard

The Adventures of Billy and Bobby by Eiddwen Jones

Affinity by Ryan McPhee

Drowned Forest: Buried Town by John Robert Ward

The Thelemic and Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn Art Wisdom: Argenteum Arcanum by Justin Robert Daw

Determined to take back My Life by Hayley Williams

Rapture Falls by Matt Drabble

Fangland by Matt Drabble

Gated by Matt Drabble

Ever Present Past by Monika Paula Bowler

Seeds of Freedom by David Smith

Decade by Roberto Rabaiotti

Sword of Sion by Alistair Roberts

Anthor by Kimberley Jones

Great, Great Britain by Aleksejs Bogdanovs

Is Arsene Wenger a specialist in failure? by Ayodeji Adisa Omotayo

Broken Investigation by Julie McAteer

Like a Bloody Circus by Glenn Hale

Whatever Happened to Joe Glitz by Lynda Nash

Keeper of the Dark by Stephen Doherty

Hunter by Dylan Davies

Crach Ffinnant - The Prophecy by Lazarus Carpenter

How I survived as an Inmate of the NHS by Simon Booth

A Girl Wizard: My Autobiography by Victoria Maclean

Larry by Dannika Kendall

 

 

Likewise, Poets are invited to submit samples of their work (to a maximum of five poems) to the:

Rowse Poetry Anthology

 

Rowse Poetry Anthology Titles

(Click-On hyperlink for poem and poet's e-mail address):

Home of the Garden by Matthew E. McMillen

The Trees by Matthew E. McMillen

Metropolitan Agenda by Matthew E. McMillen

Fast Sun by Matthew E. McMillen

Molly's Eyes by Lorraine Voss

Just an Ordinary Man by Lorraine Voss

In the Eye of the Beholder by Lorraine Voss

In Self Defence by Lorraine Voss

Birthday Ode! by Shaunagh Cole

The Letter by Shaunagh Cole

Inner Beauty by Maurice D. Sassoon

Aging by Maurice D. Sassoon

Oh, Weary Ear and Ever-Restless Mouth! by Maurice D. Sassoon

Alzheimer by Maurice D. Sassoon

Highways of My Mind by Maurice D. Sassoon

In Darkness He was Light over the Din by Emma Threlfall

My Love by Emma Threlfall

At last by Emma Threlfall

The Walkway by Emma Threlfall

Home Again by Emma Threlfall

My Black Little Heart by David Nicholas

Contempt by David Nicholas

Velvet Wings by David Nicholas

The Kiss of the Damned by David Nicholas

Satin Sheets by David Nicholas

The Spider by Colin Morris

The Ant by Colin Morris

La Luna by Colin Morris

Tribute to the King of Pop by Emma Washington

Reality Filmed by Sabahudin Hadzialic

Strange Dream by Sabahudin Hadzialic

Eternal Dreams by Sabahudin Hadzialic

Devil's Playground by Sabahudin Hadzialic

To Be Myself (Now and Here) by Sabahudin Hadzialic

From Vision to Wanting by Ryan McPhee

The Carnival by Ryan McPhee

M by Ryan McPhee

What is Sex? by Ryan McPhee

Vantage Point by Rebecca Mummery

Masochist's Second Chance by Rebecca Mummery

The Wooded Landscape by Rebecca Mummery

Heart of Infinity by Rebecca Mummery

To Cherish, My Dear by Rebecca Mummery

Life by Mark Lowes

The Car by Casson Booth

Phones by Casson Booth

The Dog by Casson Booth

 

 

Poems with a Pembrokeshire theme can be submited to the: Star of Pembrokeshire Poetry Anthology

Poems with a Welsh theme can be submited to the: Star of Wales Poetry Anthology

Short stories can be submited to the: Star of Wales Short Story Anthology

Children's stories can be submited to the: Star of Wales Children's Stories Anthology

 

General Advice for Authors and Poets

An extremely useful publishing industry reference work, including contact information for publishers and literary agents: Writers' & Artists' Yearbook

This book includes e-mail addresses for many publishers and literary agents so a possible strategy could be to send those you wish to target an e-mail giving brief details of your book and including a hyperlink to the Rowse Literary Agency at:

http://www.tenbypublishers.com/rowsela.htm

informing them that a synopsis and sample chapter of your book (which is usually the initial information about your work that they will require) can be found there.

Remember, if it is your ambition to become a professional author then what you are really doing is attempting to establish a business, based on your writing, from which you can earn your living. So it could be a good idea to have two things: a business plan and a financial forecast.

Many authors begin with an extremly simplistic business plan: somehow if they get published somewhere then they'll end up with loads of money. But what you are really after is a publishing agreement with a major publishing company. Many years ago now, before the digital revolution, writing books was something few people did. It was an extremly laborious thing to do, the author would write the book long-hand, a typist would then type it up, the author would then re-write the book and the typist etc. This was a process which could go through many iterations because even to change a sentence, let alone a paragraph or introduce a new chapter, could mean that the book needed to be completely re-typed.

Nowadays, it's easy with the word-processor software we all have installed on our computers (the industry standard being Microsoft Word) since you can make as many changes as you like incorporating new paragraphs and chapters even. But is it easy? Because in the old days the author would physically rewrite their book from start to finish at least two or three times, sometimes double figures even. The result being a finished manuscript (or Camera Copy as it is known in the trade) which was highly 'polished', which was the work of a professional rather than an amateur. So perhaps a challenge you face is to produce a Camera Copy with a professional finish.

So how are you going to achieve that professional finish? Once you've decided that your book is finished then perhaps print it out, make what is known as a 'hard-copy'. Then read it, and re-read it, incorporating any changes into your book on the computer and printing new pages as you go along. So eventually you've finished re-reading your book and you end up with two identical Camera Copies: one on your computer and the other in print. And your book is finished: you will know in yourself when that point is reached.

There are three stages to the publishing process: the author writing the manuscript, the publisher producing from the manuscript a mass-produced book and lastly not least, the marketing of your book. Believe it or not, marketing is what will determine whether your book is a commercial success. Believe it or not, marketing is best described as a black art and even chucking loads of money at the problem does not guarantee success.

Marketing is the reason why many people advise against self-publishing but it has to be said, that with Microsoft Word you can type-set your book yourself (first step is to decide on a page size) and when you've finished doing that you are in a position to ask a printer for a quote - the basic information a printer will need to know is page size, number of pages in the book, number of books to be printed. If you decide to go ahead then one way of doing it is to give the printer a printed out hard-copy of your type-set Camera Copy which the printer can then scan into their computer system, since the Microsoft Windows operating system of your computer could well be incompatible with the operating system of the printer's computer system. The cost will be in the region of several thousand Pounds.

So to begin with your Business Plan is get into print and your Financial Forecast is that unless you get into print you won't make any money. So think of your writing as a hobby.

Or do you go down the e-book path? But if you think about it the challenges will be basically the same.

For those seeking advice on how to perform their work in public (book-readings, talks to societies and organisations, etc) we recommend a book written by a professional actor and stage director, George Rawlins. Together with his wife Jill he has great experience in instructing students pursuing LAMDA courses and the book is widely used as a text for such purposes: Look, Listen and Trust. George and Jill live near Kilgetty in Pembrokeshire.

 

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