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PostSubject: Publication Chat (Very much off-topic)   Wed Sep 28, 2011 5:30 am

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PostSubject: Re: Publication Chat (Very much off-topic)   Wed Sep 28, 2011 2:21 pm

ABLAHBHABHBALABAWESOME!

That's amazing. Very Happy

Is there something that I should be working on for this, other than wiki articles? I hate wiki articles...

EDIT: I just looked them up and not much of the info was good. Just searching "Dorrance publishing" brought up a thing about them being a scam, and then there was stuff about them charging you money for stuff. I dunno. Although other stuff about them seems ok.

Oh wait, the scam thing was about them not being a scam. Nevermind
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PostSubject: Re: Publication Chat (Very much off-topic)   Thu Sep 29, 2011 3:31 am

Yeah, I know about that. I checked them up to. The "scam" is truly much more like a misunderstanding of what a "vanity press" is.

Yes, they do charge you, and for the first 1000 copies. However, every batch of books after that is free, the charges also cover basic promotion, you can customise the book as much as you want to, you can submit edited editions of the same book for no further costs and the payment can be made over an indeffinitely long time period interest free.

Also, these costs are actually to be paid for any publishing firm, the only difference being that non-vanity presses get the money from the first few months (even years) of sales before you actually recieve any money yourself. With vanity presses, you pay this amount seperately and recieve 40% of all sale income every six months from the start (40% might not seem like much, but with other publishing firms I checked out you're lucky to even get 30%. The other 60% goes to the shop selling the books, shipping costs and the publisher for however long the contract applies).

Besides, I'm not in it for the money. Smile

But... just to be careful, I'm making sure to print and sign everything the send to me, as well as keeping copyrights on every document related to the book stored on my PC, making a new doc every time I edit it so that the last date of modification will be able to be used as proof that the book is indeed mine if something happens that it gets stolen. Plus I'm telling everyone I know about it so that they can act as witnesses if anything does happen.

I also know that a vanity press really isn't the best idea for a fiction, but a friend of my mom's used Dorrance to get published a few years back and she's perfectly satisfied.
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PostSubject: Re: Publication Chat (Very much off-topic)   Thu Sep 29, 2011 11:21 am

I see. Well, that's all good then. I just can't wait to be able to go down to a bookstore and buy a copy, lol.
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PostSubject: Re: Publication Chat (Very much off-topic)   Thu Sep 29, 2011 11:52 am

Likewise! xD
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PostSubject: Re: Publication Chat (Very much off-topic)   Sun Oct 02, 2011 4:10 pm

Hooray for epic progress!
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PostSubject: Re: Publication Chat (Very much off-topic)   Sat Nov 26, 2011 10:31 am

Congrats man Smile

Amazing to see it come this far.
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PostSubject: Re: Publication Chat (Very much off-topic)   Sun Nov 27, 2011 1:08 am

Thanks! ^^


It's a really long process, though, and this weekend I finished a new version of the book, which I am about to post in the Writer's Guild.
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PostSubject: Re: Publication Chat (Very much off-topic)   Sun Nov 27, 2011 11:22 am

Still an amazing achievement. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Publication Chat (Very much off-topic)   Sun Nov 27, 2011 6:34 pm

Very good job on getting the book published.

Sorry for the long absense, but I have hadd some peersonal things to do over the past few months. Still happy this project is getting somwhere. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Publication Chat (Very much off-topic)   Mon Nov 28, 2011 3:16 am

Thanks! ^^

'Tis fine. Wink


To be honest, though, I'll probably end up not using Dorrance. I got a lit agent recently, and he/she is pretty sure I shouldn't be using a vanity press. We're looking for an alternate publisher as we speak. Orbit is looking pretty promising.

Either way, it will still be quite a number of months before anyone finds the book on the shelves. In the meantime, I've just started with the second book. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Publication Chat (Very much off-topic)   Mon Nov 28, 2011 3:15 pm

Hello other people!

Yay, a new book. I assume this means more wiki article things to write. * suicide* *will do the wiki stuff anyway* *seriously I like doing the wiki articles* *makes me feel useful*

Speaking of usefulness, I haven't gotten much done on anything this week because I've been sick. -_-
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PostSubject: Re: Publication Chat (Very much off-topic)   Tue Nov 29, 2011 3:20 am

Hey, if the book becomes famous, our fans could do that! ^^ (Minus the suicide.)


And that's fine. Hope you get better soon. Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Publication Chat (Very much off-topic)   Wed Dec 07, 2011 8:38 am

Heh, that would be nice.

Thanks. I've now reached the point at which I'm too sick to go to school, but healthy enough to sit at my laptop all day working on wiki articles.
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PostSubject: Re: Publication Chat (Very much off-topic)   Wed Dec 07, 2011 8:57 am

Yay! Very Happy (Not that I'm glad you're sick or anything...)
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PostSubject: Re: Publication Chat (Very much off-topic)   Tue Dec 13, 2011 6:52 pm

AAAAAAARGH!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Publication Chat (Very much off-topic)   Wed Dec 14, 2011 2:32 am

I should probably delete this thread by now, seeing as it was kinda a premature reaction (it's likely gonna take a lot longer than I first thought as switching publishers is turning out to be a real beach).
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PostSubject: Re: Publication Chat (Very much off-topic)   Wed Dec 14, 2011 11:38 am

Hopefully it'll all work out.
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PostSubject: Re: Publication Chat (Very much off-topic)   Wed Dec 14, 2011 11:54 am

Yeah. Otherwise, there's always the internet! ^^
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PostSubject: Re: Publication Chat (Very much off-topic)   Wed Dec 14, 2011 12:39 pm

TemporalV01D wrote:
Yeah. Otherwise, there's always the internet! ^^

True. There are quite a lot of good websites out there.
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PostSubject: Re: Publication Chat (Very much off-topic)   Tue Dec 20, 2011 7:48 am

*Reappears*


I'd still prefer to get it out there physically, though.
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PostSubject: Re: Publication Chat (Very much off-topic)   Sun Feb 05, 2012 6:47 am

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*Reappears*


I'd still prefer to get it out there physically, though.

Don't blame you. So how are things going?
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PostSubject: Re: Publication Chat (Very much off-topic)   Thu Feb 09, 2012 5:49 pm

Things seem to have slowed down around here. Heh.
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PostSubject: Re: Publication Chat (Very much off-topic)   Wed Feb 15, 2012 1:03 am

I'M ALIVE. And with a new super-awesome PC and an addiction to Minecraft. o.O


I've sent publication queries to over 15 legitimate literary agents by now and none of them have responded yet (which is kinda demoralizing, as I sent the majority of those queries in December... -_- ), but I haven't given up hope yet.


As far as the novels are concerned, I regret to say that I've basically scrapped the rough draft of Book II. It was just far too messy in almost every respect. It was junk that nothing could be salvaged from, really.

So, I've come up with an alternative that I will post in the Writer's Guild shortly. I'm very excited about it and I hope you guys will be too. ^^
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PostSubject: Re: Publication Chat (Very much off-topic)   Wed Feb 15, 2012 5:42 pm

Minecraft addiction, you say? You should join Remypas server. I'm an admin there.

Hopefully one of those literary agents will get back to you. 'Tis a shame that they haven't, and that book II had to bite the dust.
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