Author Sylvia Massara Releases Debut Novel 'The Other Boyfriend'

Top Quote Australian novelist Sylvia Massara announces the release of her debut novel, 'The Other Boyfriend,' now available on and other major online media retailers. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) August 04, 2010 - Concord NSW, Australia - Sylvia Massara, owner of Tudor Business writing services, recently announced the publication and release of her debut novel, a quirky romantic comedy, entitled 'The Other Boyfriend.'

    After several attempts to secure a literary agent to help sell her book, Massara decided to take her destiny in her own hands and self-publish in eBook form. 'The Other Boyfriend' is now available on and a number of other major online retail media sites.

    "I've been writing since my early teens, and when I decided to do some serious writing all I heard were disheartening stories about traditional publishing," Massara explained. "There are heaps of stories about famous writers who've collected hundreds of rejection slips from literary agents and publishers. You have the likes of Stephen King and JK Rowling, for starters. In fact, JK Rowling supposedly self-published before her novel was picked up by a traditional publisher, and Stephen King had to write something like six novels before he could get the attention of an agent!"

    Massara felt that life was too short to go through the traditional process of publishing and, after her fair share of rejections from literary agents, she turned to digital publishing and has never looked back.

    "There are many advantages to self-publishing these days," Massara said. "The most important being that the writer gets to have total creative license in their work; they don't need to write to a 'commercial formula' just because this tends to sell more books. And while money is important, remaining true to oneself is even more so."

    A bit about the book:
    Sarah Jamison is on a mission to find a boyfriend for her lover's partner; and Sarah's best friend comes to the rescue with an idea so crazy that it just might work. Enter the enigmatic Mike Connor. Sarah hates the man on sight, but her body tells her otherwise. Mike Connor is smug and full of himself; even so, Sarah thinks that with his help she can finally be with the love of her life.

    Massara has published through Amazon, Smashwords and Lulu in e-book format, and soon will release a paperback version.

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