Where do you go from here?
I want Tagonist Knights Publishing to become an ever expanding experience that goes beyond just the books themselves. No, don't expect some daily blog, I would rather spend my time writing the next novel for my collection. However, I'm always open to ideas on what to add, what to build upon, and where to go from here.
Join me on facebook where I will be adding to the page daily, mostly focused on any news going on with my publishing, upcoming events I'm involved with concerning my books, as well as the new release of future novels. Other subjects will include what it is like to be a writer, the struggles of being one, how to find inspiration if you're not feeling all that creative at the moment, the perfect cast of actors for when my books becomes movies, and the music that helped inspire me along the way.
Face my books at: https://www.facebook.com/Tagonist-Knights-Publishing
My Twitter page will be a lot less structured and routinely updated as Facebook. Facebook is a permanent place to visit, to explore, and enjoy the various elements of the writing experience. My twitter account will be random things that leap to mind throughout the day that is related to my novels, the beauty of the English language, and everything in between. Expect a lot of word of the days, I often will be writing and think of a word that just feels delicious to say and tantalizing to think about. Keep an eye out for this, original commentary not found in the books from the characters themselves.
Tweeting randomness at: https://twitter.com/TagonistKnights
Here is where you can find promotional videos for all of my books. Any videos taken during book signings or various public events will of course be shared through this channel. I'm a visual person, so the more I can add to this aspect of the experience, the better.
Adding the movie experience at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFLjKl3OSxbDDH8cGsK8kPw
Last but certainly not lease of all the ways to explore the Tagonist Knights Publishing experience is this website. I am always open to ideas on how to make it better, to add to everything I already have constructed to help it evolve and grow over time. If you have any fan art inspired by characters in my novels or I would even consider adding fan fiction. A lot of the joy I get from being a writer is sharing my experience with others. Meeting with people who enjoy my characters and stories as much as I do. I keep joking with others, "One of these days, a fan of Lexia's Legacy is going to approach me, speak in fluent Tedorn, and I'll be forced to stare at them and say, I have no clue what you just said, but that was awesome." Where a fan knows the language I created better than I do. I want this experience to be as much fun and enjoyable as it was to write about these other worlds.
After all of this, what is left, you may ask? What about a way to contact the author of these incredible books? Want to speak to the publisher of Tagonist Knights Publishing? Any and all questions should be directed here.
Fans who want to contact the writer (soon to be writers) of this collection:
Want to write a fan letter? Tell me what you love about one of my books? I would love to hear from you! I promise to write a reply within 24 hours of receiving your message. I am probably just as excited to hear from you as you are in contacting me.
Contact Matthew Allen Dickerson at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Writers who want to contact the publisher:
NO COST TO YOU. I hate to have to write this out in full but I feel it needs to be said so there is no misunderstanding. A lot of accusations are floating around these days of publishing companies being scam artists and vanity press organizations trying to trick you into publishing with them for a price. That is not the case here. Tagonist Knights Publishing covers all costs so that you don't pay a penny. That's not the point of this company. You will get a brilliant cover designer to create your book cover, complete with any and all revisions you request along the way and input as to the concept you want to use. Secondly, a professional editor will review your work and make sure everything is ready for publication. That is of course after I read through the work myself, so none of this rubber stamp stuff just to make a quick buck. This is publishing company dedicated to quality and positive change for the future of the writing world. Every step of the way, the author will be involved. Every concern will be addressed and every idea will be considered. It may take some time, but you'll get exactly what you hope for.
If you are wanting to become an author to be published through Tagonist Knights Publishing, don't be formal with your query letters. I hated having to write them as a novelist to the various agents and publishers, it was a nightmare that I dreaded. I want to eliminate that as a concern. When you send a query about your story, treat it casually as if you're messaging a friend. Keep it brief, I'm extremely busy and I don't want to read your novel in the first message. With that in mind, no attachments unless requested. It will just get it deleted without looking at it. If your work is "in progress", wait until its finished before you send anything my way. It doesn't have to be the final, perfect draft, but that first rough draft needs to be done form beginning to end. Try to explain to me in a paragraph or two why your story is unique. Why you love the story you're writing and maybe even tell me your experiences in why you are contacting Tagonist Knights Publishing. Calm down, take a deep breath, don't freak out, I would be happy to hear from you. I can promise you'll hear back within 24 hours. If that changes, I'll update here on this page to keep you up to date on what's going on.
Contact Tagonist Knights Publishing at: email@example.com
Not a fan or a fellow writer? Don't let that stop you!
Every time I think I have everything figured out, there is something I'm forgetting about. So, if you want to contact me for anything not related to the subjects mentioned above, send me a message and we'll see what I can do to help you out.
Contact at this address: firstname.lastname@example.org