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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 Share your experiences/dilemmas/questions with fellow unpublished writers and published writers here.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. 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 02:53 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 24
    • Views: 11,146
    10-02-2011, 11:22 PM Go to last post
  2. 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: 11,055
    03-05-2013, 05:48 AM 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: 10,041
    02-18-2012, 12:38 AM Go to last post
  4. 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 08:31 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    new author, non-fiction, publishing, technical
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 10,017
    07-08-2015, 06:06 PM Go to last post
  5. 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 09:41 AM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 9,941
    07-30-2001, 06:06 PM 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 03:14 AM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 9,689
    10-25-2016, 01:09 AM Go to last post
  7. 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
    • Views: 9,686
    12-26-2007, 08:18 AM Go to last post
  8. 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: 9,481
    11-23-2006, 03:29 PM Go to last post
  9. 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: 9,314
    02-10-2016, 12:10 PM Go to last post
  10. 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 06:24 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 14
    • Views: 8,950
    07-15-2005, 04:14 PM Go to last post
  11. 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 04:25 PM
    6 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 6
    • Replies: 52
    • Views: 8,949
    05-02-2009, 02:11 PM Go to last post
  12. 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 05:51 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 26
    • Views: 8,848
    04-13-2011, 11:30 AM Go to last post
  13. 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 07:54 AM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 8,789
    11-08-2013, 06:15 AM Go to last post
  14. 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: 8,737
    02-03-2013, 01:38 PM Go to last post
  15. 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: 8,677
    02-10-2016, 05:30 AM Go to last post
  16. 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 01:50 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 8,616
    05-29-2007, 04:06 PM Go to last post
  17. What is 47,000 words considered?

    Can 47,000 words be considered a novel? I know of novellas, but can 47,000 be published as a novel on its own? Thanks.

    Started by Joseph Smith‎, 11-23-2006 06:12 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 8,527
    12-11-2006, 04:32 AM Go to last post
  18. Looking for Literary Agent for Two Psychological Thrillers

    I am looking for a Literary Agent to publish two psychological thrillers. Marketing might dictate a timed release as the beginning of book 2 is...

    Started by Michael Letterman‎, 07-29-2011 10:26 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 16
    • Views: 8,461
    09-20-2011, 12:54 AM Go to last post
  19. 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 03:42 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 25
    • Views: 8,435
    09-29-2011, 12:47 PM Go to last post
  20. Xlibris vs. Lulu

    I have recently finished my first book and after getting a lot of good (in my opinion) advice from people in the buisiness and from here, I think I...

    Started by Sean McCaw‎, 02-13-2006 03:51 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 14
    • Views: 8,426
    04-01-2006, 01:04 PM Go to last post

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