Hi, everyone. This is my first post, and I'm happy to be here.
My first novel, BONE MACHINES, came out in the UK in December 2007. An events manager at Waterstone's bookshop suggested I tout it (or my next) to US publishers, since the market here in the UK is very, very constricted. She knew of at least one British author who hit big in the USA first before a British publisher would even look at him.
So far, though, I've not found any publishers who take submissions other than through an agent. Although I have initial interest from one or two agents, it's for my second book. Anyone here know of publishers in the States who have an open submissions policy.