These writers are shooting for the moon. And they are the worst kind of in-crowd snobs. Listen to me. Buy a supply of your books at the steepest discount you can get and sell your book anyplace they'll let you. The supernatural has a HUGE audience. L. B. Taylor publishes his own books about "real" ghosts and has sold over 100,000 copies. Look him up if you don't believe me. He wrote "Ghosts of Richmond," among dozens of others. You have a salable book with a giant audience. The snobs above think you have to get into "the loop", consisting of about a 1000 publishers owned by just five big companies. And you can damn well bet it's all about money with these companies. So, young man, be brave, fight the odds, sneer at the nay-sayers and bitter back-biters . . . even if your book retails at $20, you can buy them from the publisher at $12 or so and sell at $14. Now, I mean it, show some backbone and be a real writer -- a person of courage, vision, knowledge and wisdom. Sure, your publisher is despised because it exploits writers and makes them think they';; be in book stores. Make the best of it. Be courageous. The women and wish-they-were-women on this forum will attack you tooth and nail -- they'll make you feel this country is totally feminized and politically correct. it ain't, David. This is still a man's world and you get out there and be a man. Sell those books and to hell with the little women coming and going and saying tsk tsk tsk. You hear me, young man? 'nuff said! Have balls!