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by polymath
January 15th, 2015, 10:35 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: All You Need To Know About Line Editing
Replies: 2
Views: 1931

Re: All You Need To Know About Line Editing

I found the article empty of signficant meaning. The essay's title doesn't match the essay itself, a firm assertion the essay doesn't realize. The essay "begs the question," assumes the conclusion and never supports the argument's claim basis, doesn't assert a signficant claim in the first place. Ci...
by polymath
January 11th, 2015, 6:47 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: Ready to publish 1st ebook - Need Advice
Replies: 0
Views: 1387

Re: Ready to publish 1st ebook - Need Advice

"Aggregators" have popped up in response to "the hassles" of coping with individual distribution outlets' manifold proprietary formats, notably due to DRM concerns: Distribution Rights Management. Many aggregators are "middleman" revenue pirates and also have reputations for poor production values. ...
by polymath
January 11th, 2015, 6:15 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: Guidelines and rules for presenting copy
Replies: 1
Views: 1515

Re: Guidelines and rules for presenting copy

Standard Manuscript Format avoids any adjustments such as word breaks, shy hyphenation, widow and orphan lines, etc. No formatting whatsoever excpet for basic page layout is SMF. Standard Publication Format is a house publication designer's prerogative. The house style sets practices, sometimes depe...
by polymath
January 2nd, 2015, 10:44 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: Publishing under a pseudonym
Replies: 4
Views: 1839

Re: Publishing under a pseudonym

Infringement is where litigation and timely copyright registration benefits acrue. A DBA alias is a benefit if a writer wishes to legally conduct business activities under the alias. Whether a writer's pseudonym needs to be a public record statutory alias depends on whether a writer wants to do busi...
by polymath
January 2nd, 2015, 2:46 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: Publishing under a pseudonym
Replies: 4
Views: 1839

Re: Publishing under a pseudonym

Copyright starts when a creative work is in a fixed and tangible form: manuscript, DVD, audio recording, music score, computer application, etc., not necessarily paper, and is at least machine receivable. A copyright notice only notes that otherwise superfluous detail of when the copyright clock sta...
by polymath
December 10th, 2014, 11:08 am
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: Self versus Traditional Publishers
Replies: 1
Views: 1243

Re: Self versus Traditional Publishers

Publishing culture generally withholds payment until a sales threshold is met; roughly $50.00 or so is the current trend. Whether to self-publish the next novel or publish through an established publisher is a personal choice. Maybe the choice is not a matter of where the most revenue comes from, wh...
by polymath
September 27th, 2014, 3:47 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: Createspace for POD???
Replies: 2
Views: 1372

Re: Createspace for POD???

CreateSpace is one of three economical print book manufacturers and online distributors: Lulu and Xlibris the other two, each with advantages and disadavantges that weigh decisions. Each is sales driven as regards writer revenue and manufacturer revenue, similar cost, profit, and revenue metrics mor...
by polymath
September 25th, 2014, 10:57 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: How do you feel about books written from multiple POV's?
Replies: 2
Views: 1776

Re: How do you feel about books written from multiple POV's?

Stories with more than one viewpoint for young adult readers focus on themes relevant for young adult issues, the theme the interest of greatest appeal. However, one character should have a greater role than the other character or characters in at least one area, so readers care most about that char...
by polymath
August 16th, 2014, 8:59 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: ISBNs are expensive for U.S. Authors and Small Presses
Replies: 3
Views: 1710

Re: ISBNs are expensive for U.S. Authors and Small Presses

I don't see ISBN assignments as a particular cost bar to small publishers. For similar reasons I won't accept a CreateSpace or Lulu or Lightning Source ISBN assignment I would reluctantly accept one from a small publisher. Ten and thirteen digit ISBNs associate a second or more generation source age...
by polymath
August 9th, 2014, 5:12 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: A business name with "publishing" or "publisher" What is the
Replies: 1
Views: 1620

Re: A business name with "publishing" or "publisher" What is the

"Publishing" usually signals a firm, a company, a work group of editors and office staff, often a place name. Zanadu Publishing "Publisher" usually signals a named person or persons who are the owners and chief executives, often a person's surname or full name, etc. Lerue Publisher; Makeready and So...
by polymath
July 21st, 2014, 7:48 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: How Not to Start a Novel:
Replies: 2
Views: 10814

Re: How Not to Start a Novel:

Each of the "Four Things to Avoid on Page One" boil down to a writing first principle espoused millenia ago in The Poetics of Aristotle : Dramatic Complication, which, though not defined in the text, is antagonizing wants and problems wanting satisfaction, problems themselves wants and, vice versa, ...
by polymath
July 10th, 2014, 10:17 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Grammatical question
Replies: 3
Views: 10059

Re: Grammatical question

The night deals a hand where murder, robbery, and all-around mayhem are in the cards, and with it a path to redemption for Martin as he gambles with more than just money at The Reverie Casino. --- …I've been told that the last paragraph shouldn't have the second comma. I was told the reasoning is b...
by polymath
July 8th, 2014, 2:06 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: How to Make Symbols with Keyboard
Replies: 3
Views: 14122

Re: How to Make Symbols with Keyboard

Windows operating system; Word, WordPerfect, Case Catalyst, Notespad, InDesign, CorelDraw softwares. MacIntosh systems support similar apps and softwares. The one criteria is inputting the clip entities into their associated shortcut keystrokes or category lists not installed by default. Some of the...
by polymath
July 6th, 2014, 3:03 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: How to Make Symbols with Keyboard
Replies: 3
Views: 14122

Re: How to Make Symbols with Keyboard

Several of my wordprocessor programs' apps have an easy text clip file feature. Character entities like accute accent E for cliché and grave accent A for vis-à-vis are a few keystrokes. I have a large number of these "ligatures" as they are labeled by typesetters and a host of other symbols. The one...
by polymath
June 22nd, 2014, 11:47 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Developing a story, would like some help
Replies: 4
Views: 2648

Re: Developing a story, would like some help

Several questions are for me important to a well-crafted narrative. What does the protagonist want, how does she or he strive to get it, and what problems prevent her or him from getting it, or vice versa what problem arises that causes the protagonist to want to strive to satisfy the problem. What ...