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  1. Depressed

    So my book came out 4 months ago and I just found out that B&N returned it because it wasn't selling well. And I have some big national media hits...

    Started by a writer‎, 10-31-2005 06:02 PM
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    11-15-2005, 09:04 AM Go to last post
  2. 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    Would you ever consider -- or have you ever considered -- offering to read unpublished manuscripts in your genre in order to supply valuable feedback...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 03:31 PM
    • Replies: 9
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    05-14-2005, 04:14 AM Go to last post
  3. 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
    • Replies: 6
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    12-22-2004, 07:39 PM Go to last post
  4. Sandra Goroff

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

    Started by a writer‎, 09-13-2004 03:47 PM
    • Replies: 0
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    09-13-2004, 03:47 PM Go to last post
  5. Free E-book.

    Dear Writers, The e-book version of my collection of short stories "From Caves of Rotten Teeth" can now be downloaded for free by going to the...

    Started by A. Igoni Barrett‎, 08-14-2007 01:23 PM
    • Replies: 0
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    08-14-2007, 01:23 PM Go to last post
  6. The Subtle Change

    Anthony's excellent essay and the following comments got me thinking about this. I've been a stay at home mom (by choice!) for five years and have...

    Started by A. P.‎, 01-09-2008 12:55 PM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 576
    01-11-2008, 03:40 PM Go to last post
  7. What Do You Consider Published?

    Mya's thread about betting her author's copies got me thinking about this. At what point do you consider yourself published? When you have a...

    Started by A. R. Pike‎, 02-14-2007 07:57 AM
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    02-25-2007, 01:25 PM Go to last post
  8. Signing Stock

    I've read about a lot of authors stopping by their local B&N and "signing stock." Does that really help? What is the point? That hopefully they'll...

    Started by A. R. Pike‎, 11-08-2006 08:27 AM
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    11-15-2006, 02:22 PM Go to last post
  9. tips on giving a reading

    Does anyone have any tips on how to choose a story (or section of a story) for giving a reading? Any good sites on the subject? Thanks

    Started by A. Way‎, 12-08-2005 05:18 AM
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    12-09-2005, 10:19 AM Go to last post
  10. Freelance editing

    I would like to pick up some extra work editing freelance -- something that I used to do, was good at and always enjoyed -- but I'm not currently...

    Started by A. Way‎, 07-01-2005 03:19 AM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 419
    07-05-2005, 08:23 PM Go to last post
  11. advance vs higher royalty

    Hypothetically speaking, let's say you're offered a contract with a reasonable advance (a few thousand $) and a 10% royalty on net sales (for the...

    Started by A. Writer‎, 07-09-2003 08:45 AM
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    07-10-2003, 06:09 PM Go to last post
  12. Agents or Publishers?

    I'm coming out of lurk mode-- I know this probably has been debated to death, but my question is this: I write in different genres, have several...

    Started by A.E. Force‎, 11-09-2005 01:28 PM
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    11-18-2005, 04:42 PM Go to last post
  13. Best Envelopes to Use?

    I\'ve been submitting my short story ms. and essays in 9x12 manilla (yellow) envelopes. Now my stash of a hundred of these envelopes is down to two....

    Started by A.E. Force‎, 12-13-2004 05:49 AM
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    12-15-2004, 07:52 AM Go to last post
  14. Where in the cover letter...

    ...would you put that the short story is a simultaneous submission, and how would you phrase it? Some examples would be great. Thanks!

    Started by A.E. Force‎, 10-02-2004 11:20 AM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 827
    10-04-2004, 08:10 AM Go to last post
  15. Which Would You Choose?

    Okay, here\'s a dillema that might have been addressed before, but I know that a lot of writers face. If you are ready to submit an article/short...

    Started by A.E. Force‎, 07-27-2004 11:27 AM
    • Replies: 6
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    07-28-2004, 08:11 AM Go to last post
  16. Clarity Loss

    For over four years now I've had essays, short stories, and even op-ed pieces published. Even my letters to companies when I'm annoyed at the...

    Started by A.E. Force‎, 06-10-2004 01:20 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 834
    06-11-2004, 07:47 AM Go to last post
  17. What do I do now??!

    My dad recently met a couple that have spent the last 15+ years sailing around the world. He mentioned to them that I might be interested in writing...

    Started by a.j. atlanta‎, 11-15-2006 12:17 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 531
    11-16-2006, 09:55 PM Go to last post
  18. how many?

    how many publishers did you have your manuscript sent to before it was purchased?

    Started by a.j. atlanta‎, 10-22-2006 09:16 PM
    • Replies: 7
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    11-03-2006, 09:06 AM Go to last post
  19. am i being paranoid or do i need to do something?

    hi there i recently signed on with an agent - they told me that they would get in touch with me in the next few days with the list of publishers...

    Started by a.j. atlanta‎, 10-18-2004 12:29 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    10-25-2004, 07:11 PM Go to last post
  20. Agent / Contract Question

    Hello I currently have one contract, I have not signed from a small agent. We are still working out the length of the contract - he wants it for a...

    Started by a.j. atlanta‎, 10-02-2004 09:49 AM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 1,043
    10-09-2004, 08:21 PM Go to last post

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