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  1. A question for published writers....

    Hello: Along with selling my debut novel, my agent is also trying to pitch a 2 book deal for my soon-to-be-finished second novel. Have any of you...

    Started by * Chris‎, 05-14-2006 07:21 AM
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    05-16-2006, 08:04 AM Go to last post
  2. question about distributing surveys

    I'm working on my upcoming book, which features anecdotes and includes some survey results. I'm wondering if you know of other resources (like...

    Started by A C‎, 03-14-2006 12:22 AM
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    03-14-2006, 12:22 AM Go to last post
  3. "Fame"?

    This question is for you precious published authors: Is there much fame to being published? Do you ever get asked to do appearances, sign autographs,...

    Started by A different Gary‎, 01-30-2004 05:44 PM
    • Replies: 8
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    02-07-2004, 06:29 PM Go to last post
  4. Health Insurance?

    I've seen a few places, though I don't remember where, that published authors can get health insurance through AG and PEN? Maybe some other places?...

    Started by A different Gary‎, 01-30-2004 03:49 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    02-01-2004, 09:35 AM Go to last post
  5. Question re: length of time for....

    Any guidance on how long it usually takes from the time a book proposal is in an agents hands and then submitted to publishers..... And, on average...

    Started by A G‎, 05-17-2005 08:45 AM
    • Replies: 2
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    05-28-2005, 12:59 PM Go to last post
  6. Argh -- from the invisible writer.

    This is a problem with the tech aspects of writer's net, but after a week with no reply, I'll try (and I mean try) posting the problem and maybe...

    Started by A Rassios‎, 07-26-2003 10:14 AM
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    07-27-2003, 04:28 PM Go to last post
  7. Publishing -- The bar goes higher...

    Hi, guys. Coming in from lurker-land. Several messages I've read here of late seem to wonder when one is considered published. Even the sensical...

    Started by A Rassios‎, 07-03-2003 06:38 AM
    • Replies: 9
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    07-04-2003, 06:42 PM Go to last post
  8. Publishing with a UP

    Hi all, Editors at the top houses rejected my nonfiction proposal. All raved about it. All passed because it wasn't commercial enough. (I...

    Started by A Roby‎, 02-19-2007 03:36 PM
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    02-22-2007, 02:59 PM Go to last post
  9. I should probably add...

    ...that I've purhcased two public speaking books and am trying to write out my talk. So far, what I have on paper is sucking--flat, serious, complete...

    Started by A Roby‎, 10-31-2006 05:53 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    10-31-2006, 06:40 PM Go to last post
  10. What to talk about?

    I'm the first-time author of a soon-to-be-published memoir. My publicist has arranged for me to give a talk/reading at a local arts center. I have no...

    Started by A Roby‎, 10-31-2006 05:50 PM
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    11-13-2006, 10:27 AM Go to last post
  11. Question for all you "real" novelists ou

    Would you ever consider -- or have you ever considered -- offering to read unpublished manuscripts in your genre in order to supply valuable feedback...

    Started by A Writer‎, 05-12-2005 02:31 PM
    • Replies: 9
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    05-14-2005, 03:14 AM Go to last post
  12. specialty shops

    Hi, my book is being published by a major publisher. Because of its nf content, I'd like to do signings at specialty shops. My question is does the...

    Started by a writer‎, 04-18-2005 03:32 AM
    • Replies: 3
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    04-22-2005, 12:48 PM Go to last post
  13. Selling Your Own Book

    I am being published by a traditional publisher but will be reading at non-traditional venues (e.g. churches). I was thinking of buying copies of my...

    Started by a writer‎, 04-05-2005 12:37 PM
    • Replies: 9
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    04-10-2005, 09:29 AM Go to last post
  14. summer conferences

    Hi everyone, how do you get a job as an instructor at a summer writing conference? Do you have to contact each individually or are there job...

    Started by a writer‎, 12-28-2004 08:04 PM
    • Replies: 0
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  15. religious marketing

    Hi everyone, Do you know of any good books that tell how to market your book to religious media (Christian)? Do you know how receptive they are to...

    Started by a writer‎, 12-21-2004 01:56 PM
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    12-22-2004, 07:39 PM Go to last post
  16. solicitation cover

    I received my solicitation cover... what does that mean? Is it the cover used to approach book buyers with?

    Started by a writer‎, 12-17-2004 01:59 PM
    • Replies: 9
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    12-17-2004, 04:24 PM Go to last post
  17. gift for editor?

    Is it appropriate to send your editor a small gift for the holidays? Thanks!

    Started by a writer‎, 12-05-2004 10:28 AM
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  18. manuscript finished!

    I just finished my manuscript and am sending it to my editor. He bought it off a proposal and now I'm completely paranoid that he won't like the...

    Started by a writer‎, 10-12-2004 06:49 AM
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    10-16-2004, 06:47 AM Go to last post
  19. Sandra Goroff

    Has anybody ever hired her to do PR? If so, what did you think?

    Started by a writer‎, 09-13-2004 02:47 PM
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    09-13-2004, 02:47 PM Go to last post
  20. Payments/Agents... questions

    Okay, Just a quick question. I also asked this in the agent thread but here goues.... I am writer. I managed to sell my first work on my own...

    Started by A writer‎, 11-26-2003 09:50 AM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 1,349
    11-28-2003, 07:56 AM Go to last post

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