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by Quill
March 27th, 2014, 4:24 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Publishing consultant?
Replies: 2
Views: 1259

Re: Publishing consultant?

Alice, My partner and I do a lot of this type of work ( http://houseoflit.org/ ). And speaking as an author as well, costs vary. Depends on type of book (fiction, non-fiction, illustrated, poetry, etc), length of book, and other factors, including surprisingly an author's facility with their compute...
by Quill
January 12th, 2014, 6:23 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Software Accurately Predicts Books' Popularity By Analyzing
Replies: 3
Views: 1411

Re: Software Accurately Predicts Books' Popularity By Analyzing

I'd take all that with a grain of salt. Cliche, I know. And let's be clear: both articles point to what was found to be averagely true for Adventure genre, which wouldn't be the same for other genres. As the source article on the study shows (in Figure 1), Figures of Speech (FOS) levels on successfu...
by Quill
October 1st, 2013, 10:16 am
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Do you have a new blog post?
Replies: 2689
Views: 234413

Re: Do you have a new blog post?

Good going, ed! I was starting to think these forums wouldn't ever get one more new post!
by Quill
September 3rd, 2013, 9:37 pm
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: Agent requesting Book Proposal for Fiction Submission
Replies: 7
Views: 9194

Re: Agent requesting Book Proposal for Fiction Submission

In fiction the proof is in the pudding, and your agent only asked for the recipe?

Strange.
by Quill
August 27th, 2013, 6:10 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: 2013 NaNoWriMo
Replies: 8
Views: 1819

Re: 2013 NaNoWriMo

Yes, planning to participate.

Have an outline already prepared.

Last year was my first and it went well.
by Quill
August 25th, 2013, 3:55 pm
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: Agent requesting Book Proposal for Fiction Submission
Replies: 7
Views: 9194

Re: Agent requesting Book Proposal for Fiction Submission

No explanation. Except maybe in the UK customs can vary?

You are correct: in fiction the work speaks for itself. And must, since the largest part of the appeal of a work is the writing. Rather than the premise.
by Quill
August 15th, 2013, 1:32 pm
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Do you have a new blog post?
Replies: 2689
Views: 234413

Re: Do you have a new blog post?

Today's blog post is an interview with thriller author Douglas Wickard, who has just released A PERFECT SETUP - the second Sami Saxton novel. Have a look! http://jilledmondson.blogspot.ca/2013/08/interview-with-douglas-wickard-author.html Good to see you back on Bransforums, ed! How is the blogging...
by Quill
July 22nd, 2013, 6:20 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Beta readers?
Replies: 6
Views: 1931

Re: Beta readers?

Perhaps at a more active messageboard, such as K-boards or Absolute Write?

It has been known to happen here, too, though lately few writers visit.
by Quill
July 22nd, 2013, 1:16 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: Heck, I called it a thriller. lets see.
Replies: 2
Views: 825

Re: Heck, I called it a thriller. lets see.

It is almost impossible from this to decipher what the book is about. You have seemingly constructed a mood piece about the book, but agents will rather want to see at a glance who are the main characters and what is the main conflict. Eschew convolution and embrace straightforward telling and showi...
by Quill
July 22nd, 2013, 12:37 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Timing in Publishing
Replies: 4
Views: 1085

Re: Timing in Publishing

Fenris, welcome back. Although there are nearly no "guys" left on this forum anymore, unless you count the crickets. Assuming your books are fiction, I would recommend self publishing in fairly close succession, say, one a month. This gives you the chance to benefit from each separate launch, and ye...
by Quill
July 7th, 2013, 3:52 pm
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Do you have a new blog post?
Replies: 2689
Views: 234413

Re: Do you have a new blog post?

Wow, Ed. Where do you find so many guest bloggers?

Can anyone write a post for your blog?
by Quill
July 3rd, 2013, 3:13 am
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Do you have a new blog post?
Replies: 2689
Views: 234413

Re: Do you have a new blog post?

Wow. Edmjill, so it's mostly guest bloggers who post on your blog? Do you write any of your own posts?

Or are you busy guest-posting on other sites? I guess that would make sense.
by Quill
June 29th, 2013, 12:40 pm
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Do you have a new blog post?
Replies: 2689
Views: 234413

Re: Do you have a new blog post?

Good to see you back, Ed!

Thanks for letting us know whenever you've got a new post!
by Quill
June 14th, 2013, 11:30 am
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: Querycide
Replies: 1
Views: 7189

Re: Querycide

4 minutes
by Quill
June 13th, 2013, 9:09 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: Circulating a book before publishing
Replies: 2
Views: 1503

Re: Circulating a book before publishing

It is automatically by law copyrighted the minute you write it, is my understanding. I would also put a copyright notice on any copy of the work that you hand out. Make sure it also says "All rights reserved" which by my understanding protects it in other countries especially. There may be other sim...