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Images for My New Book

My new book (external link) will be in black and white to save costs. Color is the most expensive part of any hardcopy book or magazine. While my readers would certainly enjoy color, they would not enjoy paying for it. … Continue reading

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Book Publishing Point of View From a Small Press

Interesting article from RealPants.com (external link) regarding book publishing at a small press. Most interesting is the idea of paying authors in copies, so that they can go about selling the titles themselves. Here’s a quote: Instead, the royalty model … Continue reading

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Fly Me to The Moon

February 24, 2017 Update: I’ve made up a simple six page book after only four days of trying. Following these videos I converted it to a .pdf and the book prints correctly. I have an enormous amount to learn yet … Continue reading

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Thoughts On The University Press System

University presses exist throughout the United States. They’d seem a logical choice when looking for a publisher. But perhaps not, especially for a non-academic like myself. First, a realistic assessment written by an anonymous insider. Then a few comments from a … Continue reading

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Nothing Means No at Chronicle Books

“We are not able to personally respond to unsolicited submissions unless we’re interested in publishing them.” Despite this warning, I sent four polite inquiries to Chronicle Books after waiting four months for them to consider my Stanton Delaplane anthology book … Continue reading

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Copyright Releases — The Nuclear Option

I’ve tried four times to communicate with a copyright holder regarding work I wish to reproduce. Four polite e-mails and no response. What to do? This was a common problem when I was running privateline.com (external link). I was usually seeking … Continue reading

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Working on Another Book Proposal

I’m working on a nonfiction book proposal. At this point I am writing a sample chapter and making good progress.  To stand a good chance of getting the book accepted by a university press, however, I’ll have to find a … Continue reading

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The Rest of The Year

How have you been? I’ve been sick a week with a yet unidentified non-infectious virus. No writing done but lots of thoughts on same. As I struggle to get back to the keyboard, this timeline presents itself: August 25, 2016: Submit anthology … Continue reading

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Anthology Questions and a Catch-22

I’d like to put together an anthology but I’ve run into a dilemma. Reprinting another writer’s works requires permission and payment. How much? That depends. Who is your publisher? What is the print run? How many pages will be in the book and what … Continue reading

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