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A quick book publishing question for you all?

I dont know anything about the publishing process so here is a question. Say I wrote a book and want to send it to an author. Does the cover design have to be made or sketched out and included with the book or is created later in the publishing process? Thanks!
Also, even if it is created later, or by someone hired to do it, can you still submit and idea for your own cover?

Depends on the publisher you are working with. Most of the time, they hire someone for the cover, late in the process, and you’re not really given a say. You can let them know at the beginning of the process (after your book has been accepted for publication by a publishing company) that you have ideas for the cover, but you may not have much control.

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Posted by mark - September 20, 2017 at 8:52 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
May 10
New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast Mostly Sunny 89°/71° 10 %
Wed
May 11
New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast Mostly Cloudy 87°/73° 10 %
Thu
May 12
New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast Partly Cloudy 88°/73° 10 %
Fri
May 13
New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast Scattered T-Storms 85°/70° 60 %
Sat
May 14
New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast Isolated T-Storms 87°/71° 30 %
Sun
May 15
New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast Mostly Sunny 86°/65° 0 %
Mon
May 16
New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast Mostly Sunny 84°/69° 10 %
Tue
May 17
New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast Sunny 87°/69° 0 %
Wed
May 18
New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast Partly Cloudy 87°/71° 20 %
Thu
May 19
New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast Mostly Sunny 86°/72° 10 %

 

Good Morning NOLA!  Happy Tuesday! Through 2pm today it will be mostly sunny with temperatures rising towards the upper 80s. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph.  A mix of clouds and sun for the Big Easy during the day. Our high for today is  89F. Winds SSE at 10 to 15 mph.. Our chance of rain in the Crescent City area is only ten percent.  Like I always say, it never hurts to keep the umbrella handy just in case.   There is still lots going on in the city as usual.  Jazz Fest is done but this city never sleeps. Don’t miss out . I hope your  plans include music.  It is good for the soul. The weather should cooperate so get out and enjoy.  The week ahead looks pretty good. Don’t worry about those scattered showers over the week ahead but all in all looks great. I will  be at the 1850’s House Store sigining books next weekend. It will be a double header book signing both Saturday and Sunday, May 14th and 15th. 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 - September 19, 2017 at 7:50 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 24
New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast Mostly Sunny 79°/57° 10 %
Fri
Mar 25
New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast Mostly Sunny 80°/67° 10 %
Sat
Mar 26
New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast Isolated T-Storms 83°/67° 30 %
Sun
Mar 27
New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast Isolated T-Storms 83°/70° 30 %
Mon
Mar 28
New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast Scattered T-Storms 82°/58° 40 %
Tue
Mar 29
New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast Isolated T-Storms 76°/54° 30 %
Wed
Mar 30
New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast Isolated T-Storms 73°/59° 30 %
Thu
Mar 31
New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast Showers 74°/60° 60 %
Fri
Apr 01
New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast Showers 75°/57° 60 %
Sat
Apr 02
New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast Partly Cloudy 75°/58° 20 %

 

Good Morning NOLA!   It’s Thursday and the weekend is getting closer.  I am certainly looking forward to it.  The morning will be full of sunshine.  By this afternoon we will reach a high of eighty.  No rain in the forecast today but our chances increase over the weekend.  By Monday of next week we will see a forty percent chance.  The forecast is showing a thirty percent chance of showers for Saturday and Sunday. 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. So don’t let that keep you from coming out to the French Quarter to see me at the 1850’s House Store.  I will be signing my latest book “If I Were A French Quarter Rat” and also  “I Love You Bigger Than The Sky!”  Stop by and say “Hi!”. 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 - September 18, 2017 at 6:03 am

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New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast

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Welcome to 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 03
New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast Rain 39°/37° 70 %
Fri
Feb 04
New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast Rain 42°/34° 90 %
Sat
Feb 05
New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast Mostly Sunny 48°/38° 20 %
Sun
Feb 06
New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast Mostly Sunny 62°/48° 20 %
Mon
Feb 07
New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast Showers 62°/41° 40 %
Tue
Feb 08
New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast Few Showers 50°/37° 30 %
Wed
Feb 09
New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast Few Showers 53°/41° 30 %
Thu
Feb 10
New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast Showers 59°/42° 30 %
Fri
Feb 11
New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast Partly Cloudy 61°/48° 10 %
Sat
Feb 12
New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast Partly Cloudy 63°/48° 20 %
 

 Good Morning NOLA!  It’s cold and it’s wet!  Yuck!  I bet you didn’t need me to tell you that.  The rain is here for the next couple of days and as cold as it is there is a chance for sleet and even possible snow.  This is not the kind of weather you want to be out and about in.  Personally my plans revolve around my bed and my couch for the next few days.  The highs are barely getting out of the thirties if that.  Our lows are staying in the thirties over night.  Don’t forget to take care of the pipes, the pets and your peeps.  It is cold out there.  For you northern transplants out there it might be a joke to you but this is serious weather for us. We are not used to frozen rain or snowballs, unless it’s the kind you get from the snowball stand in the sweltering summer.  Have a great day whatever your plans are and I’ll see you in NOLA! …. after it warms up . 

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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30DC Day 06 – Installing A WordPress Direct Blog

http://www.thirtydaychallenge.com/training/2009day06.php Marty shows you how to install a wordpress direct blog. Find out more about the it here: http://www.thirtydaychallenge.com/training/2009day06.php

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Posted by mark - September 17, 2017 at 4:51 am

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What are your thoughts on todays online blogging?

I want to know your thoughts and experiences with online blogging.

i love blogging. I have had loads of blogs over the years….

I started blogging for fun but quickly found that you can make money from it. I then felt like I had sold my soul so deleted all my blogs. Since then I have learned that you can blog and make money and retain your credibility. The secret is not to blog with the direct goal of making as much money as you can. If you work on high quality content then blogging then it is a joy to write and to read. If you do this you can get good traffic and then you can open up your site to some advertisments etc of products that you believe in – thus your credibility is secure.

my current blog is:

http://writingmercenary.blogspot.com you will see that there are currently no ads on there at all. Thats because I am not getting paid for my site. Whilst that might change in the future, for now I am content to write a blog I am proud of.

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Posted by mark - September 16, 2017 at 3:43 am

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New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast

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Welcome to 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 02
New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast Cloudy / Wind 46°/36° 10 %
Thu
Feb 03
New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast Rain 38°/37° 70 %
Fri
Feb 04
New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast Rain 44°/34° 90 %
Sat
Feb 05
New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast Sunny 52°/37° 10 %
Sun
Feb 06
New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast Sunny 61°/49° 0 %
Mon
Feb 07
New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast Few Showers 65°/43° 30 %
Tue
Feb 08
New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast Few Showers 53°/39° 30 %
Wed
Feb 09
New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast Sunny 59°/42° 0 %
Thu
Feb 10
New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast Sunny 62°/46° 0 %
Fri
Feb 11
New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast Partly Cloudy 63°/48° 10 %

Good Morning NOLA!  Is it cold enough for you?  Just wait.  I am not in the least bit jealous of my movies buddies who are booked to work to the rest of this week. I am perfectly happy to stay close to home for a few days. It is VERY windy today.  If you are out and about in the CBD, you know it is even worse when it comes roaring between the buildings.  The low today is mid forties with a drop back in the thirties tonight. Just a minimal rain chance today but tomorrow we are looking at  a seventy percent chance and it won’t get out of thirties.  I think I will find something to do at home.  Friday is not much better with a ninty percent chance of rain and highs only in the low forties. The weekend will be clear but still chilly out there. The ground hog might have said early spring but it is not here yet.  Have a great day and I’ll see you in NOLA!

  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 - September 15, 2017 at 1:28 am

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Can someone tell me more about book publishing?

I’m in the middle of writing a book. The only thing is i’m not really sure how everything works. What happens next, what must i do to get my book published etc. Do i have to pay or do i get paid?

You could do some research on all the options you have for publishing a book. Yes, you can go look for an agent, but you can also consider other possibilities like self-publishing and print-on-demand services.

Try checking out the publishing process offered by Xlibris, a self-publishing company at http://www2.xlibris.com/faq_publishing_process.html. That will give you an idea of their publishing process.

If you want more details, you can order a free publishing guide at http://www.xlibris.com/requestkit/index.asp?src=aop&key=mm.

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Posted by mark - September 14, 2017 at 12:27 am

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What copyright is needed for blogs or online publishing?

My husband is wanting to put some of his book he has been working on online in either his blog or perhaps on his myspace and website. However, there is a concern of people ripping it off. So what type of copyright will he need to have inplace on it for online purposes. Any advice, input, or guidance is appreciated.

http://www.copyright.gov/
http://www.copyright.gov/circs/circ1.html

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Posted by mark - September 13, 2017 at 12:06 am

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Should I publish my book with a traditional publishing company or self publishing company?

I want to publish my book and make a lot of money but I’m not sure which one to choose. I am thinking about publishing my book with Trafford or Universe. I’m afraid if I self publish it I will not make money at all. You need a literacy agent if you want to publish your book with a traditional publisher.

Few inexperienced authors make a lot of money regardless of how they publish.

While most don’t make a lot of money with traditional publishing, it’s more likely you will make a notable income there than with self publishing.

Many here state one can’t make money or will loose money with self-publishing. That’s simply not true. I’ve made some and know others who made more than me. Books such as "A Time to Kill", "The Celestine Prophecy", "The Elements of Style" and "What Color is Your Parachute?" are proof that on rare occasion, introducing a book as a self published book can be very lucrative for the author.

It’s also untrue that self publishing needs to cost a lot of money. In fact, if you do the work yourself, it should cost very little. Even though my book was full color, my total cash investment was well under $100. (That’s because I did the publishing work myself instead of pay others to do it, which is in my mind what self publishing is all about.)

Overall, however, self publishing is unlikely to bring in any notable income and traditional publishing probably won’t make you rich either.

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Posted by mark - September 11, 2017 at 11:30 pm

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