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Discuss the road to being published. Share your experiences/dilemmas/questions with fellow unpublished writers and published writers here. Search our archives via the blue "Search" link at the top of forum pages (not the main site search) for answers.

  1. Need a ghost writer or an agent

    Hi I have registered here, to try to find a ghost writer or an agent to get my story / book published. I dont have any clue about how to start. ...

    Started by mx2boss‎, 03-03-2013 08:39 AM
    culture, ghost writer, japan, religion
    • Replies: 7
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    03-05-2013, 05:48 AM Go to last post
  2. copyright restrictions

    I am almost through with my first novel. In my novel my character has a few hours where he is travelling, so he listens to music. I quote a couple...

    Started by Morris Graham‎, 12-20-2007 06:23 AM
    6 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 6
    • Replies: 52
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    12-26-2007, 08:18 AM Go to last post
  3. How Do I Get a Technical Book Published?

    Has anyone here had a non-fiction book published? I just wrote a math book. Perhaps it would be called a textbook or perhaps the best term would be...

    Started by BrandonFlorida‎, 07-04-2015 07:31 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    new author, non-fiction, publishing, technical
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 12,295
    07-08-2015, 05:06 PM Go to last post
  4. Rejected!!!

    After sending out query letters to over a dozen lit. agents for my first novel, I patiently waited for days and weeks to hear back from someone....

    Started by Ty Waller‎, 09-15-2011 01:53 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 24
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    10-02-2011, 10:22 PM Go to last post
  5. Criticism in the publishing industry

    I've heard that agents and editors criticize harshly to authors and sometimes make them rewrite their work. One time, I submitted my older book to a...

    Started by Sunayna Prasad‎, 02-13-2012 09:22 AM
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 4
    • Replies: 33
    • Views: 11,829
    02-18-2012, 12:38 AM Go to last post
  6. It has been a long time.

    I used to come here often when I was trying to get my writing career started. Many people were encouraging (some were a bit dour, but hey!) but I am...

    Started by ~hem‎, 10-13-2016 02:14 AM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 11,447
    10-25-2016, 12:09 AM Go to last post
  7. eBook Sales

    I got a few eBook on Amazon. Free giveaway did okay (I think, since it's my first time ever doing it) but sold nothing thus far. Not plan on being...

    Started by Writers Choice‎, 11-30-2015 07:23 AM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 11,420
    02-10-2016, 12:10 PM Go to last post
  8. How do illustrators get paid?

    I'd like to know how illustrators are paid? Do they get a portion of the sales? An up front flat fee? We'd like to use an artist for a book cover...

    Started by Ele Thurman‎, 07-30-2001 08:41 AM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 11,104
    07-30-2001, 05:06 PM Go to last post
  9. Publish with a Contract & Publishers or E-book it????

    Trying to decide if a contract with a publisher is the way to go now a days...or should I try my hand at e-books? Just wanted to know all of your...

    Started by Elizabeth Cheryl Altenburg‎, 03-27-2011 04:51 PM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 26
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    04-13-2011, 10:30 AM Go to last post
  10. Trilogy or Duology?

    Hey guys, I was just wondering, are duologies as marketable as trilogies in the urban fantasy genre? See I've written the first book, but not...

    Started by Amanda Joseph‎, 11-19-2006 04:15 PM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 10,901
    11-23-2006, 03:29 PM Go to last post
  11. Quotations

    In a novel I've written there are several songs, which I quote. Some from Simon and Garfunkel and also Mason Williams, all written in the 60s. I...

    Started by DebbieBumstead‎, 09-08-2012 06:54 AM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 10,662
    11-08-2013, 06:15 AM Go to last post
  12. Poetry Book: Query Letter How To...

    I can write a query letter for a fiction novel but I'm pretty sure it would be different to write a query letter for a book of poetry. How would I go...

    Started by jessica m‎, 10-13-2007 10:55 AM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 10,393
    10-18-2007, 03:31 PM Go to last post
  13. Promoting my website

    Hello, I have just started a site on DreamHost, (unhappened.com), and need advice on how to get traffic. The aim of my site is to promote a...

    Started by Unhappened‎, 11-22-2013 09:16 AM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 10,266
    02-10-2016, 05:30 AM Go to last post
  14. Prologue numbering format?

    My novel has a one-page prologue (which becomes three pages when double-spaced in Courier 12 for submission). Should the prologue page numbering...

    Started by John Wagner‎, 07-15-2005 05:24 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 14
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    07-15-2005, 03:14 PM Go to last post
  15. Will someone PLEASE give me some advice, or do I have to offer cookies to lure you people over here? -taps foot impatiently-

    Alright, fine. Maybe I'm just acting like every other bratty 14 year old on this planet. Flame me, then, or whatever it is you do here. but can you...

    Started by Ronto Yukimaru‎, 04-29-2009 03:25 PM
    6 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 6
    • Replies: 52
    • Views: 9,951
    05-02-2009, 01:11 PM Go to last post
  16. How to publish when you live in another country

    Hello, I am new here and ofcourse I have a question... I have written a book, and would like to publish it in the US. My problem is that I live...

    Started by claire kaiser‎, 12-20-2008 02:59 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 10
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    12-21-2008, 03:40 PM Go to last post
  17. Upper Middle Grade or Lower Young Adult?

    Here's a description of my book: Twelve-year-old Alyssa Norris has been going through tough times of her life. She lost her parents at the age of...

    Started by Sunayna Prasad‎, 10-03-2011 01:43 PM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 9,623
    10-21-2011, 03:55 PM Go to last post
  18. My Way By Moonlight - my new blog

    Hi all Just a quickie. If any of you have time, my new blog is now up. I started it to talk about my road to getting published, and it has some...

    Started by Debbi V‎, 11-08-2012 08:00 AM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 9,610
    02-03-2013, 01:38 PM Go to last post
  19. What is the average length of a young adult book

    I have written nearly 60k of my young adult novel. But, as I enter the beginning of the publishing process, I wonder if this is long enough to be...

    Started by Jeffrey Phillips‎, 05-27-2007 12:50 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 9,550
    05-29-2007, 03:06 PM Go to last post
  20. Short Story Contest

    SHORT STORY CONTEST: For all aspiring writers out there who have been bubbling with stories that need to be told to the world, here's a grand...

    Started by Huned Contractor‎, 08-27-2008 04:28 AM
    6 Pages
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    • Replies: 51
    • Views: 9,510
    04-16-2009, 09:04 AM Go to last post

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