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by rose
April 15th, 2011, 12:32 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: The Future Has Happened Already: E-books are now #1 format
Replies: 6
Views: 1985

Re: The Future Has Happened Already: E-books are now #1 format

I would predict, a $99 e-reader before Christmas. Surely you mean before LAST Christmas, don't you? Big Lots was selling them for $89.00, and recently put them on sale for $79.00. Admittedly, these are no name/no wifi brands, but as one reviewer has said, they are terrific "entry level" devices. By...
by rose
April 12th, 2011, 5:29 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Jacob Wonderbar... the book trailer!
Replies: 5
Views: 850

Re: Jacob Wonderbar... the book trailer!

It's...it's...just WONDERBAR! Perfect score and all. But why am I suddenly craving a corn dog?

Nice work, guys.

rose
by rose
April 1st, 2011, 2:21 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: E-Publishing in general
Replies: 16
Views: 3088

Re: E-Publishing in general

By platforms, do you mean software formats or distributors? Smashwords, which I am working with now, takes a word doc file and smushes it into formatted ebooks appropriate for each distribution channel. Off the top of my head these formats include html, pdf, epub, mobi, kindle, sony, and txt, but yo...
by rose
March 9th, 2011, 2:47 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: eBook Freebie: if you like Native American stories
Replies: 0
Views: 548

eBook Freebie: if you like Native American stories

I have been testing the Smashwords waters, in preparation for publishing the memoir I am co-author on. Smashwords does all the conversions needed to make a word .doc file readable on different devices. Once that is done, the book is then examined to see if it meets the stricter requirements of the i...
by rose
December 10th, 2010, 9:29 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: I just found out Chick Lit is dead?
Replies: 14
Views: 2142

Re: I just found out Chick Lit is dead?

Oh, dear. I'm not going there, JT. I was thinking Chicklets. I was ahem, just poking my nose in to give Quill props for the very same line: Detecti ve Street Racer stops the Bass Boat Dope Smugglers. Keg Party Lit. Yar. Carry on, Mira. I see you may have some willing fodder stepping up to the plate....
by rose
November 13th, 2010, 11:09 am
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: NY Times Will Rank E-book Bestsellers
Replies: 4
Views: 841

Re: NY Times Will Rank E-book Bestsellers

Steve, could you explain your sigline, please? Is there are new TRUE GRIT movie coming out? I seem to remember that John Wayne and Tatum O'Neal were terrific in the original.

rose
by rose
November 13th, 2010, 11:03 am
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Is this a joke?? Nathan? Really?
Replies: 31
Views: 9939

Re: Is this a joke?? Nathan? Really?

Okay, I've finished sulking now--see, Mia, I'm much worse than you!-- and I am ready to join the conversation again. I hope you have time to hang out with us for a while, Nathan. Anytime you feel like starting a new thread and telling us what a Social Networking Guru does, I would like to read it. I...
by rose
November 4th, 2010, 1:02 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: How much do you pay for getting your manuscript proofread?
Replies: 21
Views: 2746

Re: How much do you pay for getting your manuscript proofread?

Polymath,judging by your posts on the forum, no one could be any better at what you do than you are! I would give you anything to edit, in a New York heartbeat. I really prefer doing developmental editing work, so I see rough manuscripts by novice writers that you probably wouldn't take on. If an au...
by rose
November 4th, 2010, 12:32 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Footnotes in NF MS
Replies: 3
Views: 694

Re: Footnotes in NF MS

Art, I am using footnotes and endnotes in the draft of the memoir that I am co-authoring. The latest version of Word makes it incredibly easy to do. Ultimately, if they get thrown out in the interest of making a book look more 'reader friendly,' I won't care, because I will always be able to go back...
by rose
November 3rd, 2010, 11:02 am
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: Agents by genre
Replies: 13
Views: 2385

Re: Agents by genre

Also, I have found that the Publishers' Marketplace data base yields all sorts of interesting information: http://www.publishersmarketplace.com/search.html

rose
by rose
November 3rd, 2010, 10:59 am
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: Agents by genre
Replies: 13
Views: 2385

Re: Agents by genre

I've always had the impression that while agents will represent Poets who have established themselves, the field of poetry isn't lucrative enough to justify an agent's time otherwise. I would love to hear that I'm wrong about that.

rose
by rose
November 2nd, 2010, 5:15 pm
Forum: Nominate Your Query or First Page for a Critique on the Blog
Topic: Nominate Your First Page for a Critique on the Blog
Replies: 720
Views: 259228

Re: Nominate Your First Page for a Critique on the Blog

Title: THE GOOD-BYE MAN Genre: Memoir In myth, epic literature, and sacred traditions, the call to journey comes to the hero at an important turning point in life. When the hero answers the call, huge changes are set in motion—changes that will benefit not only the hero, but many others and, in some...
by rose
October 30th, 2010, 2:55 pm
Forum: Nominate Your Query or First Page for a Critique on the Blog
Topic: Page Critique Friday 10/29/10
Replies: 14
Views: 13783

Re: Page Critique Friday 10/29/10

Nice, intriguing opening. I too, liked almost everything about it and would read further. Congratulations and good luck.

rose
by rose
October 27th, 2010, 12:22 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: The Good-Bye Man (round three coming up)
Replies: 31
Views: 5374

THE GOOD-BYE MAN

With much gratitude to those who have helped me get this far, and in appreciation of any comments or thoughts anyone might want to add at this point. Dear Agent Numero Uno When Linda Brown begins to research the life of her fabled physicist father, an old sweetheart of hers returns from the beyond ...
by rose
October 27th, 2010, 12:14 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: Query: Nirvana: Absolute Freedom: Spiritual Non-fiction
Replies: 12
Views: 1743

Re: Query: Nirvana: Absolute Freedom: Spiritual Non-fiction

Also, non-fiction how-to's proposals can be sold almost single handedly on the size of the author's platform. Celebrity author's don't have to work nearly as hard. Or in lieu of a huge audience, publishers might be swayed by an author's unique qualifications for writing the book he/she is writing. B...