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  1. A question about royalties

    What's a "good deal" in a book contract in ref. royalty rates? I get 15% of net from one traditional offset and 8% of "sales prices" from another...

    Started by Richard Fulgham‎, 12-20-2004 06:57 AM
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  2. Reading Assgnmt for week

    Please, if you would, read the current short story in the New Yorker. You can do so online at www.newyorker.com. It's "Vicious Circle" by Thomas...

    Started by Nora Christie‎, 09-18-2003 08:56 AM
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    09-20-2003, 05:54 PM Go to last post
  3. What's the average press run?

    Got my contract yesterday and trying to read through all the legal mumbo-jumbo. I was wondering - what is the average number of books a publisher...

    Started by Carmella‎, 04-30-2002 01:23 PM
    • Replies: 5
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    05-01-2002, 02:16 PM Go to last post
  4. Web Hosting

    I finally broke down & secured a domain name for myself. Now I need a web host. Anyone know of a good one (good price, good benefits, not too much on...

    Started by Mary Gibbs‎, 04-23-2001 06:10 PM
    • Replies: 6
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    04-25-2001, 06:22 PM Go to last post
  5. Selling books on your website

    I have had 44 books published and display them on my website for potential customers. I have recently put in links to Amazon UK so that people can...

    Started by Jeremy Taylor‎, 11-20-2008 09:50 AM
    • Replies: 5
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    11-23-2008, 07:00 PM Go to last post
  6. Reviewed

    From "Civil War News," a monthly newspaper, June issue: "Brother William's War" is written in a diary format interspersed with a postwar narrative...

    Started by William Watson‎, 05-30-2006 02:47 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    06-01-2006, 02:38 PM Go to last post
  7. Looking for a Promoter...

    We are a young but talented group of writers that recently launched a Michigan-based sports website. We have a few great writers, and a couple of...

    Started by Kevin Antcliff‎, 05-29-2004 02:25 AM
    • Replies: 0
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  8. authorlink

    Have any of you any experience with Random House's Authorlink web site? I have just stumbled upon it, and notice that they boast of a long list of...

    Started by William Kemsley‎, 04-03-2001 10:29 AM
    • Replies: 2
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    04-04-2001, 09:26 AM Go to last post
  9. Has anyone published a book under 60k?

    I am writing a mystery novel for young adults. I have around 30k words, and have just started work on a second pov character. I have hopes it will...

    Started by Gary Mitchell‎, 09-08-2009 04:27 PM
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    09-09-2009, 02:51 AM Go to last post
  10. Copy Editor Praise?

    Okay, as I go over my copyedits (and reread my work), I'm feeling rather insecure. Has anyone here ever rec'd kudos from a Copy Editor in the margins...

    Started by Joy Riches‎, 01-11-2008 01:39 PM
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  11. USA TODAY today

    Hey, if anyone gets the paper today I was lucky enough to have been featured in a piece in the travel section ...

    Started by NYC Writer‎, 06-30-2006 06:24 AM
    • Replies: 3
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    06-30-2006, 09:46 AM Go to last post
  12. Changes to WritersNet Forums

    Writersnetters have been asking us to make it harder for people to cause trouble in these forums… We have done just that. If you’ve been...

    Started by Hamish (WritersNet)‎, 04-29-2004 07:52 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    05-06-2004, 05:15 PM Go to last post
  13. 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 11:14 AM
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    07-27-2003, 05:28 PM Go to last post
  14. I believe that basically the computor and tabloid

    Well, possibly.

    Started by Barbara Bassett‎, 04-28-1998 11:59 AM
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    07-13-2000, 01:23 AM Go to last post
  15. What to Expect When Book is Released

    My book was officially released June 1st and to be honest I feel a bit let down. I don\'t know what I expected, or what I should realistically expect...

    Started by Kate D‎, 06-18-2005 09:13 PM
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    07-06-2005, 10:19 AM Go to last post
  16. Multiple Queries??

    I have read several conflicting info on the query process. Is it best to query multiple agents/publishers at once with a book/story or go one at...

    Started by Jamie‎, 03-24-2003 03:24 PM
    • Replies: 9
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    01-13-2004, 04:44 AM Go to last post
  17. Book Distribution

    I self published a book that has a demographic of young adult to adult. It has been used a awards in many schools for outstanding achievement. Until...

    Started by imported_Rusty Johnson‎, 03-26-2011 01:31 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    03-27-2011, 08:51 AM Go to last post
  18. Not great , but not bad

    Finally had my book reviewed. I'm pleased, in as much as it's my first offering. Here's the link, if anyone is interested....

    Started by Harold Davis‎, 06-23-2006 10:34 AM
    • Replies: 9
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    07-31-2006, 01:19 AM Go to last post
  19. I am surprised.

    I was feeling good about having found this site and began to ask, I discovered, some redundant and apparently confusing questions. I was even asked...

    Started by Heather Lagan‎, 09-17-2008 11:06 AM
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    10-17-2008, 07:49 AM Go to last post
  20. agents

    What Happened to Literary Representation? I read Stephen King\'s On Writing where he presents what I thought was a realistic methodology of...

    Started by j stern‎, 04-25-2007 12:32 PM
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    05-11-2007, 08:26 AM Go to last post

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