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How do I get a published book without self publishing??

I really want to get my book published. I don’t want a self publisher. I want someone who markets and sells the book for me, and can help with editing. If possible, a company who has artists who can design a cover (I’m not very artistic!). Does anyone have a website I can go to or phone numbers I can call?
Please help!
I have tried to use search engines, I just don’t exactly know what to type in.
My book is fiction and it’s about 24 pages on college-ruled lines. My audience I am trying to get to is about 3rd or 4th grade. Thank you so much for all of your answers, this is really helping!

If you don’t want to self-publish, then you want a traditional publisher, one who will pay you royalties, edit, design, produce, and market the book.

This article on my web site explains what a publisher does–which you would have to do if you self-published, and quite rightly you don’t want to: http://www.underdown.org/publisher-expertise.htm

Unfortunately, many of the larger publishers do not accept submissions from authors. To submit your manuscript to them, you would need an agent. But there are other options.

Here is a list of independent publishers, many of whom publish fiction and DO look at submissions from unpublished authors: http://bookmarket.com/101pub.html

If that doesn’t help, try "Writer’s Market" or one of the more specific market guides–there are similar books for the magazine market or for writers of novels, for example. You can easily find this book and many others like it by searching on the title at Amazon, or by going to a bookstore and looking in the Writing section.

ADDED: Since you have written a children’s book you should join the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators: more info at http://www.scbwi.org . You will also find "Children’s Writer’s and Illustrator’s Market" to the be market guide you want. And my book, "The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Children’s Publishing," is a good introduction to the children’s publishing world as a whole. More info and sample chapters at http://www.underdown.org/cig.htm .

It’s hard to find a publisher, and you may end up putting as much work into it as you did working on your manuscript. And even then, if it’s not good enough, or not in a genre that interests a publisher, you still may not get published. So you might want to join a local writer’s group, for support and networking. You’ll need both if you’re in this for the long haul.

Good luck!

Added: DO NOT go to the New York Literary Agency, as someone else suggested. This company will take your money and do nothing for you. Check out what "Preditors and Editors" says about them on this page: http://www.anotherealm.com/prededitors/pealn.htm . But if you ask about them on any good writer’s discussion board, or look them up at writing information sites, you’ll find similar warnings.

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Posted by mark - December 28, 2013 at 6:20 am

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Word War:Online Multiplayer Competitive Writing – Write or Die Desktop Edition

This is a screencast introduction to the Word War feature of Write or Die Desktop Edition. Word War is (as far as I know) the first and only head to head competitive online writing game. Check it out at http://writeordie.drwicked.com/buy/

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Posted by mark - December 27, 2013 at 6:14 am

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could someone explain to me exactly how I would make money blogging?

I am a little confused on exactly how I would make money by blogging, I mean who pay me and how, once I blog who come to my page and how do I get them there. I really appreciate if some one could break it down for me.

Thanks!

Most die-hard bloggers have heard that you can make money blogging, but some don’t realize how easy it can be. From Google Adsense to pay per post deals, it’s never been easier to make money blogging. But should a blogger sell out to a pay per post or add revenue site? What are the most popular pay per post blog revenue sites to make money blogging today?

Blogitive, at http://www.blogitive.com is a pay per post site that offers jobs on a first come, first served irregular basis. When clients buy advertising, the jobs are posted, and the first bloggers to accept the jobs get them. Pay is $5 per post, but a little creative writing work is necessary to get blogitive to accept a blog posting. You are given a lengthy press release, and you must incorporate it into your blog along with a link to the client. You must only use one client link, which is attached to a special keyword. Blogitive pays decently, and is somewhat reliable with payment. Jobs are infrequent, but the more blogs you have listed with blogitive, the better your chances of obtaining a job will be. They pay every dime you make money blogging through paypal.

Bloggingads, at http://www.bloggingads.com is a startup blog pay per post site. They also pay $5 through paypal per ad. They offer the entire ad, which can be copied word for word and pasted into the blog, or you can make the ad your own by altering it. It is an easy way to make money blogging. Bloggingads does not have a lot of jobs to offer, but they pay for the test blog entry. Unlike blogitive, bloggingads puts their client / blogger information on the same page. Blogitive puts its client advertisements on a separate site that is not attached to the blogger base.

Blogsvertise, at http://www.blogsvertise.com is a newer blog pay per post site. Blog sites must be approved, and topics are assigned to members. They do not offer a press release. You must check for tasks, and they pay through paypal. This site is not necessarily for link exchange, but more so for buzz growth. They pay ten dollars for an entry, which is a good rate to make money blogging, but if the quality of the blog increases, pay increases. They are not too selective with blogs as long as they are blogs with real writing in it and not bot writing.

Pay Per Post, at http://www.payperpost.com is a blog revenue site that is very selective with the blogs it chooses, but assignments are easy. The problem with pay per post is that they do not always make clear regulations, they have a tiny link to track blog posts, which leads to confusion, and they are not very user-friendly for all bloggers. In addition, they require a lot of personal information to submit your blog, a practice that has bloggers leery of their practices. Some feel that pay per post is an awful way to make money blogging. Pay per post pays relatively well depending on the project. Some offer over ten dollars for the post. Of course, these sites are only for pay per post. There are other ways to make money blogging like Adsense, pay to blog which is basically a glorified blog site. The pay per post sites are great because a blogger can use a little bit of time and make a nice amount of grocery money. As clients increase, pay per post jobs become more frequent, which is quite nice for those who make money blogging. The problem with pay per post blogging is basic. If you want to make adsense money, it is likely that your blog will be picked on eventually as an SEO link spammer.

Some will not make money blogging both with Adsense and pay per post. To keep this from happening, a lot of blog for cash sites suggest against the pay per post types of revenue sites if your Google ranking is better than five. Proponents of pay per post sites clarify that Google Adsense is often a limited venture, with very little revenue possible for most bloggers, so why not pay per post to make money blogging. Pay per post does tend to look funny on some blogs, and others it is basically used as a writing challenge or fun game of “Let’s see how I can get this ad to fit in my blog.”

The more serious of bloggers try to keep one “virgin blog” without advertisements of any kind and then run a few revenue blogs at the same time. For the prolific, this arrangement can net a little extra money and prove to be a great diversion. Pay per post sites are yet another way to make money blogging, a trend that is certain to grow as bloggers and companies needing the buzz of the blog unite for mutual benefit. If you want to make money blogging, all you need is a blog, some time, and the willingness to participate.

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Posted by mark - December 25, 2013 at 5:15 am

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New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast

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Welcome to the RubyRedRiter New Orleans weather 10 day forecast! This is your New Orleans weather 10 day forecast. It will be updated daily. The New Orleans weather 10 day forecast is a valuable tool for planning all of your New Orleans outings. While you are here in NOLA there are plenty of people to see, places to go and things to do and the New Orleans weather 10 day forecast will come in very handy. The weather in New Orleans changes day to day. This is because of the city’s proximity to water. This is one of the reasons the New Orleans weather 10 day forecast is so valuable if you are traveling to New Orleans. Don’t miss any of them. Make sure you are not caught unawares. Be prepared for the Louisiana weather changes. Quick and convenient, just check here before you make your plans for the day! 

New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast High /
Low (°F)
Precip. % New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast
Today
Feb 26
New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast Partly Cloudy 75°/65° 20 %
Sun
Feb 27
New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast AM Clouds / PM Sun 79°/68° 20 %
Mon
Feb 28
New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast Scattered T-Storms 75°/52° 50 %
Tue
Mar 01
New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast Sunny 68°/49° 0 %
Wed
Mar 02
New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast Partly Cloudy 69°/51° 10 %
Thu
Mar 03
New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast Mostly Sunny 72°/60° 10 %
Fri
Mar 04
New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast Partly Cloudy 74°/59° 20 %
Sat
Mar 05
New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast Showers 73°/48° 60 %
Sun
Mar 06
New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast Showers 67°/45° 60 %
Mon
Mar 07
New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast Mostly Sunny 64°/53° 10 %

 Good Morning Nola!  I am so glad our weekend is finally here.  I just spent two fun but long days on the set of Looper, a futuristic movie starring Bruce Willis set in the New Orleans CBD.  Iam ready to get back out in the Quarter and enjoy some Mardi gras festivities.  It’s partly cloudy this morning with our high of seventy-five.  There is only a twenty percent chance of rain today and tomorrow.  Monday will bring with it a fifty-fifty chance so I would keep the umbrella handy.  This mild weather sure has the people out and about in the French Quarter in droves.  Parades and normal Quarter fun is on my agenda for the weekend.  There is a strong possibility that I will be catching flying Mardi Gras beads in the near future also.  Well my running buddies are waiting so I need to wrap this up so I can get out there.  Y’all have fun and I hope you catch lots of beads too. 

I’ll see you in NOLA!  

Sharon Denise Talbot

Don’ t forget to check back tomorrow for your New Orleans weather 10 day forecast.

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Posted by mark - December 23, 2013 at 3:12 am

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Way to Make Money From Blogging

Blogging is hitting the internet by storm, and with good reason. It gives every person a voice, and a way to express themselves. The best part about it all though is setting up your very own website has never been easier.

The most popular blogging services today are definitely Blogger and Word press. I have to say that without a doubt, for more help visit to: www.blogers-guide-to-profit.com. Word press proves to be the most flexible blogging platform that even “newbie’s” will have little trouble learning.

Regardless of your web site knowledge, you can create a Word press blog in mere minutes by taking advantage of their free blog hosting service. All you have to do is sign up, and you’re ready to go, and it doesn’t cost you a cent. I do recommend however that if you are truly serious about blogging, you should have your own hosting and domain name, but using the free blog hosting service is a great way to experiment and tinker with Word press risk free. Then, when you feel comfortable with it, you can proceed to invest in the domain and hosting.

The beauty of blogging is that you can blog about whatever you want! But, if you want to make money by blogging, I would recommend that you follow these suggestions to maximize your earning potential.

To begin with, pick a niche and stick with it. The goal as a blogger is to become an authority, someone that readers can trust. If you just blog about random things, no one will think you are an expert at anything. Become a resource for a specific topic, and as an authority people will trust and respect you, and you will be able to monetize based on that trust.

Secondly, provide a lot of value. There has to be a reason for people to return to your blog, or subscribe to your RSS feed. Don’t just spam them with a ton of offers and ads, this might earn you a few pennies, but you’re in it for the big bucks, and you can only do so with a captivated audience.

An often overlooked factor, be patient. Blogs do not become popular overnight, nor are they populated with great content at lightning speed. In time, you will see great results, but it does take time. Stick it out though; trust me when I say it will be worth it and then some.

Last, make sure to use the best monetization method possible. This will vary between niches, so it is up to you to determine what works and what doesn’t. There is a bunch of different ways to monetize a blog, such as widgets, paid posts, or advertising; but only by testing and experimenting will you find out the best way to make money. There is one monetization method that works very well in almost every niche, and that’s affiliate marketing.

Affiliate marketing is the best way to make money from blogging. As you become more popular, and more of an authority, for more detail go to: www.greatblogbox.com. you are in a position to make recommendations to your readers who trust you, and are willing to follow your lead.

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Posted by mark - December 21, 2013 at 2:31 am

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New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast

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Welcome to the  RubyRedRiter New Orleans weather 10 day forecast! This is your New Orleans weather 10 day forecast. It will be updated daily. The New Orleans weather 10 day forecast is a valuable tool for planning all of your New Orleans outings. While you are here in NOLA there are plenty of people to see, places to go and things to do and the New Orleans weather 10 day forecast will come in very handy. The weather in New Orleans changes day to day. This is because of the city’s proximity to water. This is one of the reasons the New Orleans weather 10 day forecast is so valuable if you are traveling to New Orleans. Don’t miss any of them. Make sure you are not caught unawares. Be prepared for the Louisiana weather changes. Quick and convenient, just check here before you make your plans for the day! 

New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast High /
Low (°F)
Precip. % New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast
Today
Mar 30
New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast AM T-Storms 75°/58° 50 %
Thu
Mar 31
New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast AM Clouds / PM Sun 74°/57° 20 %
Fri
Apr 01
New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast Sunny 82°/62° 0 %
Sat
Apr 02
New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast Sunny 81°/66° 0 %
Sun
Apr 03
New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast Partly Cloudy 82°/71° 0 %
Mon
Apr 04
New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast Isolated T-Storms 84°/70° 30 %
Tue
Apr 05
New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast Isolated T-Storms 77°/58° 30 %
Wed
Apr 06
New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast Sunny 80°/58° 0 %
Thu
Apr 07
New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast Sunny 79°/62° 0 %
Fri
Apr 08
New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast Sunny 82°/66° 0 %

 

Good Morning NOLA!   Wow, what a night last night .  That was some really rough weather for some of the area.  The worst should move out by this afternoon leaving us with a little cooler temps. We have  fifty percent chance of isolated thunderstorm in the forecast today but now our chanceshave decreased for the next few days.   The forecast is showing more rain forlater in the week too. It is only suppose to be isolated thunder storms but be prepared.  I will have the umbrella at the ready but there is plenty of cover in the Quarter.  What’s a little rain after all? The sun should make its appearance again just in time for the weekend. There will be lots going on as usual.  I am taking a break so I will not be at the 1850’s House Store this weekend but will be back on the Square the following weekend. So make plans to come out a get your personalized copies of “I Love You Bigger Than The Sky!” and “IF I Were A French Quarter Rat”.  Whatever you decide to do today, enjoy! See y’all in NOLA!

Sharon Denise Talbot

Don’ t forget to check back tomorrow for your New Orleans weather 10 day forecast.

New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast

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Posted by mark - December 20, 2013 at 2:18 am

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New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast

New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast New Orleans weather 10 day forecast

Welcome to the RubyRedRiter New Orleans weather 10 day forecast! This is your New Orleans weather 10 day forecast. It will be updated daily. The New Orleans weather 10 day forecast is a valuable tool for planning all of your New Orleans outings. While you are here in NOLA there are plenty of people to see, places to go and things to do and the New Orleans weather 10 day forecast will come in very handy. The weather in New Orleans changes day to day. This is because of the city’s proximity to water. This is one of the reasons the New Orleans weather 10 day forecast is so valuable if you are traveling to New Orleans. Don’t miss any of them. Make sure you are not caught unawares. Be prepared for the Louisiana weather changes. Quick and convenient, just check here before you make your plans for the day!

New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast High /
Low (°F)
Precip. % New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast
Today
Apr 28
New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast Sunny 81°/59° 10 %
Fri
Apr 29
New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast Sunny 83°/64° 0 %
Sat
Apr 30
New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast Mostly Sunny 85°/73° 0 %
Sun
May 01
New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast Partly Cloudy 86°/74° 20 %
Mon
May 02
New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast Scattered T-Storms 82°/62° 40 %
Tue
May 03
New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast Scattered T-Storms 78°/61° 40 %
Wed
May 04
New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast Sunny 81°/66° 0 %
Thu
May 05
New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast Sunny 85°/68° 0 %
Fri
May 06
New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast Scattered T-Storms 86°/68° 40 %
Sat
May 07
New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast AM Clouds / PM Sun 85°/68° 20 %

 

Good Morning NOLA!  Happy Thursday everyone. Our  high will be in the eighties today.  Our rain chance is a mere ten percent today. It never hurts to keep the umbrella handy just in case, but I don’t think you will need it.  There is sun in the forecast which is always nice.  There is still lots going on in the city as usual. Check out the 300 block of Chartres in the Quarter this evening for a fun event.  Jazz Fest is finally here and the line-up looks awesome as usual. I hope you are making your weekend plans and it includes music.  The weather should cooperate so get out and enjoy.  I will  be at the 1850’s House Store sigining books in a couple of weeks. I will let you know exact dates as I get them. So make plans to come out a get your personalized copies of “I Love You Bigger Than The Sky!” and “IF I Were A French Quarter Rat”.  Whatever you decide to do today, enjoy! See y’all in NOLA!

Sharon Denise Talbot

Don’ t forget to check back tomorrow for your New Orleans weather 10 day forecast.

New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast

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Posted by mark - December 16, 2013 at 12:27 am

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How to Self Publish and Create eBooks

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Posted by mark - December 15, 2013 at 12:05 am

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Internet Marketing: -a Massive Majority of Online Searches are Done Through Search Engine!

Internet Marketing: ECommerce Sao Know the function of the search engines in actual estate marketing online. A massive majority of online searches are done through search engines. Using search engines is actually a superb way to reach your target audience because your target market is the one coming to you instead of you going to them. For instance if they put buying a second home directory as their search parameter, they are very definite about finding a directory that specializes in the second home market. for more detail go to:www.ultimate-internet-marketing-tricks.com.You may already be aware that it is possible to create dozens of interesting articles that will virally mutate to hundreds and even thousands of articles posted all over the net. It will also save you much frustration endless amounts of cash and total disillusionment about marketing on the Internet. Awards Make Money with Ad sense Secrets Http In a nutshell, the internet makes it probable for you to track your individual online communication with a customer and to know what happens over time. For more detail go to: www.squeeze-page-profits.com. Other services like Overture owned by Yahoo! provide similar services that deliver targeted online marketing. These logs can help you determine where the traffic on your website came from. Google Ad sense Ad words Marketing Information There is many internet marketing strategies which you can make use of to make internet advertising a success. The proper marketing strategy goes a long way in making or breaking your internet marketing. Vigorous marketing strategy is what you will need to make a mark in this field. Just making a website will not help your reason you have to make sure that people come to your site. You will have to make your existence felt in the crowd through every possible means. Customers will have to be lured by you from every possible place. It is one of the easiest strategies to understand and it is just as easy to get into place. Of course there will be some disappointments in the early stages of your online business but with a little patience and effort; you can be on your way on making money.

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Posted by mark - December 13, 2013 at 11:53 pm

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McClure Publishing, Book Publishing Seminar 2010

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