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Barker
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Okay, awesome. Stick with it man, if I ever write out any of these short story ideas I have, I know who to come to to ask questions.


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Okay, awesome. Stick with it man, if I ever write out any of these short story ideas I have, I know who to come to to ask questions.


No problem at all. smile


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Okay, awesome. Stick with it man, if I ever write out any of these short story ideas I have, I know who to come to to ask questions.

If you're looking to get a short story published I don't think self-publishing is valid like it is for novels.

This, however, is an excellent site for finding publishers: http://www.duotrope.com/index.aspx


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It seems to me like a traditional publishing company pretty much offers the same services and a good self-publishing company. Is that correct?

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It seems to me like a traditional publishing company pretty much offers the same services and a good self-publishing company. Is that correct?

Self-publishers require you to pay them.

Most traditional publishers don't require you to pay anything (barring postage if its snail mail)

But the key difference AFAIK is that self-publishing is (more so than regular publishing) a gamble where you might shell out a lot of money and get ripped off by a phoney company or get a real company but not get your book anywhere because they can't promote it.

Traditional publishing meanwhile means a lot more rejection and frustration and still carries the risk that your material will get stolen or you'll get ripped off somehow but if you manage to find a reputable, major publisher with lots of clout that likes your material you're golden.


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It seems to me like a traditional publishing company pretty much offers the same services and a good self-publishing company. Is that correct?


To an extent, yes, however like Omega said, there are differences. The one i look at is royalties, and ownership of all the rights to do what i want, when i want. There are obvious risks though, like described throughout the thread.


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Here is the final cover for my book..made for the hardcover dust jacket


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Whatever..the post did not upload image, and i can not delete it. so here is another try..


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I hope this works this time...here we go...

Attachment: mkcover3b.jpg
This has been downloaded 78 time(s).


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I have approved the interior and cover art files, and finished Copyright step! I am now in the middle of the website creation process for the book trying to decide which template to use and what it should exactly say on the site. Also, they should be sending me a copy as part of the physical proof step for me to approve, can't wait to finally see in my hands!

I believe i can now start the E-book creation process, but i am awaiting verification. It is definitely taking longer than i would have thought. However i feel it was for the best as i think it will be a better book for it.


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Okay Marketing plan is done and the website is all but finished. All that is left is to order copies and approve the physical copy. After that the book will be available!. It looks like next week i will place the order!


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Self-publishing is not an easy thing to do. I have done it for years with my songs. I wish I could find a real publisher.


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Self-publishing is not an easy thing to do. I have done it for years with my songs. I wish I could find a real publisher.


I used to be serious with my music, i play guitar. I have just let it become a hobby a my true love is for telling stories. But i hear ya, lets hope things work out for the both of us eventually, maybe this hard work with self publishing will get their attention.


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It is official...The book is out!

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E-book versions are now available. Ran into a couple of snags during the process, but all is good now.


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Omega Vision
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Congratulations, Star, hope it sells well!


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Thanks. i have a booth at the N.Y Comic Con..that should help allot


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Ive read some of it.. It's good.. I self published mine on amazon, but I would love it in print.


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Thanks Pure Passione, sorry i have been so busy, have not checked the thread in ages.


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How are things going, Star? Is the book selling well?


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