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Question about book publishing and copyright if several people write an article for book?

I’m wondering how to publish a book that’s similar to the Chicken Soup for the Soul series (it’s about a completely different topic though). What contract are the contributing writers given? If I have them sign a contract that I own the rights to their article, can I then publish their article in my book?

Also, I would like to publish their names as well. What if someone doesn’t want their name published? How to specify this in a contract?

go to law school or have a lawyer do it for you. It is impossible not to create a billion loopholes without a lawyer.

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Posted by mark - May 11, 2017 at 1:26 am

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I really want to start blogging, what is a good site?

I want to start blogging about life and common issues. I would like a really good and common website. I started blogging last year on xanga and nobody was reading it. I’m a great writer and very interesting but how do I get my blog out there for people to read. I would really love for other people to read my thoughts and respond so I do I make it popular?

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Posted by mark - July 19, 2016 at 8:52 pm

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What’s the very best online writing community out there where I can get good feedback for my stories?

I’m 15 and an aspiring novelist, currently busy with 4 different stories which I really want feedback for. If DeviantArt is THE art community, then what is THE writing community?


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Posted by mark - June 7, 2015 at 5:05 pm

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I am self-publishing a children’s book and I need an Illustrator, any ideas where I can find one?

I’ve written a children’s book and will be self-publishing it but I’d like to find someone who can do a few illustrations to go along with my text…

I need someone who can do it reasonably priced or free as I am only a student and cannot afford to spend that much $$.

I don’t know much about the subject but I’m just going to suggest something, I don’t know if it’s ridiculous or not lol.

Maybe you could go to some schools and look at some of the artwork by the teenagers. There are so many people in my year who are amazing at drawing cartoons and stuff like that. No one really takes into account their talents, so maybe you could look around for a fellow student who has a skill for drawing?

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Posted by mark - March 17, 2015 at 4:06 am

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Book publishing: If you self publish can you go with a publisher later?

If I self-publish a book, Can I also submit my manuscript to a publishing house?
If no, why not?

My goal is to get exposure through self publishing while trying to find a traditional publishing house, then signing publishing rights to them and ceasing my self publishing efforts. Has this been done?
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I know that it would decrease a publisher’s interest, but why couldn’t I sign over my "first rights" to them if I did find an interested party?
I’m not asking about probability but whether it is at all possible.

An example I’m thinking of is a book written by a fellow in L.A. on driving shortcuts. It became a cult classic, and I’m sure any publisher would love to snatch it up. It would be a win-win if he could sign it over because he’d get broader interest and they could provide more publicity while taking a cut.

Christopher Paolini’s "Eragon" was originally self-published. So was "Shadowmancer" by G. P. Taylor.

It really depends on the publisher and the book. I would suggest getting an agent, though. Find someone you trust (and who is trustworthy – do your research) and get their advice before you commit to anything.

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Posted by mark - October 16, 2014 at 3:05 am

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How do you earn money through blogs/blogging?

I heard from my friend that you can earn money through blogging. How does that happen?
tjsbaby: DUH! That’s why I’m asking. If you don’t know the answer then don’t answer at all.

1) Open Blog
2) Write Blog
3) Get Google Adsense (It’s FREE)
4) Get traffic to your blog (Hardest part)
5) People accidently or on purpuse click the google ads
6) You get a litttle $ each time someone clicks an ad

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Posted by mark - July 30, 2013 at 8:01 am

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Is publishing an article from a well known institution ONLINE just as prestigious as publishing in a magazine?

Is publishing an article from a well known institution ONLINE just as prestigious as publishing in a magazine?

Why or why not?

I would say no….

Only for the reason that, if they put it in a magazine they valued it to the point where they spent money to print it….online it costs relatively zero to publish an article on a webpage…although the online article would probably get more reads than an actual print given shifting trends toward digital media.

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Posted by mark - April 4, 2013 at 4:25 am

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how much does an average self publishing author earn?

I am writing an aviation technical manual, but im not sure if my effort will be reward if i go with the self publishing route.

A negative amount. Most self publishers do so without an expectation of recouping the money other than through promotion of some related business. If you have a really great idea and a way to promote the book that doesn’t mean you can’t make money. It is just that most people don’t go to those lengths.

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Posted by mark - December 17, 2012 at 9:05 pm

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What is the best way to advertise my online freelance writing course?

I used to teach a course called Breaking into Freelance Writing for a local university. The course is desgined for anyone who wants to write for magazines, newspapers or Internet sites. I would now like to offer it as on online course, but I can’t figure out how to advertise it. Does anyone know of any web sites related to either writing or teaching where someone like me can post an ad?

Since you mentioned "anyone"

You should try APSense, I’ve had great success in advertising my business there and I’ve been only a member for 2 weeks. Plus you get a wee bit of income just for advertising.

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Posted by mark - April 7, 2010 at 8:01 am

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