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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 Share your experiences/dilemmas/questions with fellow unpublished writers and published writers here.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
    • Views: 13,937
    03-05-2013, 05:48 AM Go to last post
  2. 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: 13,717
    07-08-2015, 05:06 PM Go to last post
  3. 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: 13,140
    02-18-2012, 12:38 AM Go to last post
  4. Are men able to write erotic romance novels?

    Are men capable of writing erotic books? Are they allowed to do so? I\'m curious. I recently thought it might be fun to try my hand at erotic...

    Started by Justin Case‎, 02-17-2006 06:45 AM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 13,086
    03-07-2006, 11:54 AM Go to last post
  5. 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
    • Views: 12,989
    10-02-2011, 10:22 PM Go to last post
  6. 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: 12,537
    02-10-2016, 12:10 PM Go to last post
  7. 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: 12,376
    10-25-2016, 12:09 AM Go to last post
  8. 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: 11,718
    11-08-2013, 06:15 AM 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
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 26
    • Views: 11,229
    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: 11,211
    11-23-2006, 03:29 PM Go to last post
  11. 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: 11,197
    07-30-2001, 05:06 PM Go to last post
  12. 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: 11,180
    02-10-2016, 05:30 AM Go to last post
  13. 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: 11,087
    05-02-2009, 01:11 PM Go to last post
  14. 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: 10,676
    10-18-2007, 03:31 PM Go to last post
  15. 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
    1 2 3 ... 6
    • Replies: 51
    • Views: 10,661
    04-16-2009, 09:04 AM Go to last post
  16. What's the story with this new crop of e-publishers?

    While I continue to query (unsuccessfully) literary agents, I have begun thinking about other options. I've rejected the idea of self-publishing...

    Started by Kenneth Teicher‎, 08-12-2011 02:42 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 25
    • Views: 10,428
    09-29-2011, 11:47 AM Go to last post
  17. 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
    • Views: 10,374
    07-15-2005, 03:14 PM Go to last post
  18. Hello, I'm new.

    Hi. I'm Eelahne. I believe in being completely direct. So if anyone should say something about me I'd have no problem with you saying it to me. Okay....

    Started by Eelahne Ophry‎, 07-22-2002 05:23 AM
    7 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 7
    • Replies: 60
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    07-26-2002, 10:03 AM Go to last post
  19. 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: 10,119
    10-21-2011, 03:55 PM Go to last post
  20. 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: 10,112
    02-03-2013, 01:38 PM Go to last post

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