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Post by Aimée » April 22nd, 2011, 1:28 pm

I'm extending my character contest! http://aimeebeatricejodoin.blogspot.com ... ntest.html

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Post by Thomas Burchfield » April 22nd, 2011, 2:31 pm

A storming good idea, this, Charlotte.

Just the other day, I posted a new essay on my first public reading of my ripping fun Dracula novel Dragon's Ark at my author's page: http://tbdeluxe.blogspot.com/2011/04/un ... takes.html

It's another in a series of essays I've written on my adventures as an independent publisher.

Thanks for this!

Thomas Burchfield
My contemporary Dracula novel DRAGON'S ARK is now available in paperback and e-book from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Powell's Books, Scrib'd and Smashwords. Find me at http://tbdeluxe.blogspot.com/

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Post by Matthew MacNish » April 22nd, 2011, 3:46 pm

I've finally got the post up for helping Michael G-G with his query, after being sick this morning:

http://theqqqe.blogspot.com/2011/04/mic ... ry_22.html

Please come help!

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Post by Netti » April 22nd, 2011, 5:23 pm

"It's kind of shocking to hear Toby called a babe; sort of like calling God a studmuffin."
- Margaret Atwood, Year of the Flood

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Post by dgaughran » April 23rd, 2011, 10:31 am

People write for all sorts of reasons, but today we are going to talk about how to make money out of your stories. Whether you write short stories or novels, or anything in between, there are a number of different markets out there. If you are aiming to make a living from your stories, or at least supplement your income, you should be aware of all of them.

In today's post I talk about short story markets both online and offline. I explain how you can find the right magazines to sell your stories to, where you can sell reprints of that same story, how to get into anthologies, the realities of a publisher accepting a short story collection, as well as how and, most importantly, when you should self-publish short stories to maximise your income.

Making Money From Writing, Part 1: Short Story Markets - http://davidgaughran.wordpress.com/2011 ... y-markets/
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Post by dgaughran » April 24th, 2011, 8:08 am

Making Money From Writing, Part 2: Novels

Yesterday we surveyed the short story market, where you can find the right magazines for your stories, how you can sell the same story again as a reprint and to an anthology, why short story collections are such a hard-sell to publishing houses, and how and when you should self-publish them.

Today we are going to talk about novels. There are only two real ways to sell your novel, and the choices are, for the most part, mutually exclusive, so you have a big decision to make. The first way is to a trade publishing house (both large presses and small, independent presses), and the second is to self-publish.

To read more, go to: Making Money From Writing, Part 2: Novels - http://davidgaughran.wordpress.com/2011 ... -2-novels/
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Post by Netti » April 25th, 2011, 9:05 am

"It's kind of shocking to hear Toby called a babe; sort of like calling God a studmuffin."
- Margaret Atwood, Year of the Flood

http://myscientificattempt.blogspot.com/

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Post by hektorkarl » April 25th, 2011, 12:19 pm

In honor of Shakespeare's birth and death day:

How Shakespeare and Joss Whedon made me doubt assigned reading:

http://bit.ly/el80ut

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Post by Fenris » April 25th, 2011, 1:15 pm

As today is Easter Monday, today's story features the only Christian character from the series as he begins to question his faith in the face of all he has seen and done. Read more at http://harbingercodex.blogspot.com/2011 ... unset.html
Hi, my name's Fenris. I'm a thousand-year-old monster who's broken free to destroy the world. Your kids will love me!

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Post by dgaughran » April 25th, 2011, 6:21 pm

Making Money From Writing, Part Three: Sales Channels

For the last two days we looked at the various markets where you can sell your short stories and novels.

Yesterday we covered the reasons why you should be cautious before you self-publish your work.

Today we are going to look at the various sales channels where you can sell you self-published stories: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Smashwords, Kobo, Apple, Diesel, and Xinxii.

Read the rest here: http://davidgaughran.wordpress.com/2011 ... -channels/
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I Once Considered Buying Every Edition of "Dracula"

Post by Thomas Burchfield » April 25th, 2011, 7:56 pm

. . . but I restrained myself . . . lest you think you think I am a mad man!

That and other tales about my relationship with the one of the strangest novels in the history of western literature at my web page, "A Curious Man.": http://tbdeluxe.blogspot.com/2011/04/m ... helf.html

Thanks for reading!

Thomas Burchfield
My contemporary Dracula novel DRAGON'S ARK is now available in paperback and e-book from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Powell's Books, Scrib'd and Smashwords. Find me at http://tbdeluxe.blogspot.com/

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Post by beeboo15 » April 26th, 2011, 7:38 am

Surely all angles have been discussed when it comes to Muse and inspiration. The only angle left is The Larry Factor.

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Post by dgaughran » April 26th, 2011, 11:19 am

Do You Prefer Print Books? Enjoy Them While You Can

When people say – as a lot of my friends do – that they have no interest in e-books, and can’t imagine ever using an e-reader, I get it. People have an emotional attachment to print books.

Books are beautiful things. I have a strong attachment to them myself. I don’t want a future where there are no bookstores and where printed books are a rarity. Unfortunately, I have very little say in what the future is actually going to be like.

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Post by Fenris » April 26th, 2011, 5:04 pm

A bit late in terms of posting today, but it's up. Today's story focuses on Storm again, a minor antagonist from Harbinger, and shows us a bit of the light behind her darker demeanor. Read more at http://harbingercodex.blogspot.com/2011 ... g-lie.html
Hi, my name's Fenris. I'm a thousand-year-old monster who's broken free to destroy the world. Your kids will love me!

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Post by TheZies » April 26th, 2011, 9:00 pm

How a minor change had a big impact.

Plus KRONUM!

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