Posts tagged "novel"

Thank You #2 – Gone Novel Videos

http://tinyurl.com/gonebysamproof
^ Like the facebook fanpage!

I’m now 1 day away from making my publishing decision. The support has been awesome.

More and more people continue to make videos – and I will always honor a video request to read the first chapter free, even after the book has come out.

Links in this Video:

Kazzi
http://www.youtube.com/user/KazziKolorZz

Ciwi
http://www.youtube.com/user/itsciwi

Mgphenom
http://www.youtube.com/mgphenom

Ariel
http://www.youtube.com/user/KappyLaLaShow

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Posted by mark - June 10, 2017 at 6:22 pm

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How to Publish your Book!

Hopefully this will explain how the process of getting your book out there works. Best of luck!
http://www.agentquery.com
http://www.authorlink.com
http://www.iuniverse.com
http://www.createspace.com

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Posted by mark - May 23, 2016 at 3:06 am

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Gone a Novel Vlog

http://tinyurl.com/gonebysamproof –facebook fanpage

http://thepathtopublication – blog

if you don’t trust tinyurl’s here’s the full facebook url
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Gone/102610669778268?ref=mf

This is a vlog about my novel Gone.
follow the links above to find out more about it.

Thanks!
Stay Strong
-Sam Proof

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Posted by mark - May 1, 2016 at 1:27 pm

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From the Typewriter to the Bookstore: A Publishing Story

Ever wonder how a book travels from the author to the reader? Or how much work is involved in the publishing process? And is this whole internet thing just a fad, like pagers and Tamagotchis?

The Digital Marketing Team at Macmillan is here to explain and enlighten. In the words of James Joyce, “Books are hard to make. People should buy more of them.”

http://us.macmillan.com/

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Posted by mark - April 30, 2016 at 12:55 pm

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How to Publish a Book: Traditional or Self-Publishing – Pt 1

A Stacey Cochran Production of a Michael Graziano film “How to Publish a Book: A Panel on Traditional and Self-Publishing” hosted by Quail Ridge Books & Music of Raleigh, North Carolina. Featuring traditional author Sarah Shaber, self-published author Jon Batson, Quail Ridge Books manager Sarah Goddin, and Lulu.com’s Katie Jamison.

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Posted by mark - June 11, 2015 at 6:33 pm

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How do book publishing deals work?

I’m a writer and i’ve just gotten through writing an epic fantasy novel.
This is the first novel i’ve ever written so bear with me.
What wanted to know how can i get a published and get a
book contract? I’ve already looked up some publishing companies
but i don’t which one is the right one.
Will i have to meet with the publishing company to discuss my book?
How many years would they contract me to do?
How much would they pay me to make a deal with them?

Lots of questions. I’ll hit ’em one at a time.

“What wanted to know how can i get a published and get a book contract? I’ve already looked up some publishing companies but i don’t which one is the right one.” You identify publishers who have books in stores now in your genre, then determine whether they accept unagented manuscripts or only deal through agents. While you’re at the book store, jot down titles and authors, as well as publishers, because you will most probably need to identify which agents are representing epic fantasy.

“Will i have to meet with the publishing company to discuss my book?” Nope. Virtually all communication can easily be handled by mail, email, and telephone. If you happen to live where the publisher is, you might meet face to face at some point, but it’s not a requirement to meet your publisher or your agent in person.

“How many years would they contract me to do?” They won’t contract you for years but for rights to publish your book. If they love-love-love it they may seek a contract for X number of books over Y number of years, but that’s unusual for a first-time author.

“How much would they pay me to make a deal with them?” Nothing. You won’t even get an advance, as one of your other replies says. What you will get is royalties based on the book’s sales and paid quarterly. Typical hardcover royalties are 10%, paperback 7.5%.

The biggie at this stage is that you’re not ready yet. You’ve just gotten through writing an epic fantasy, which is no mean feat (congratulations!), but that means you have not edited or rewritten it at all. You finished your first draft.

I strongly recommend putting it away for six months, no peeking. During that time you can write notes of things to check, to change, to add or delete, but you literally cannot look at it.

When you return, you’ll be amazed what fresh eyes will see. Rewrite it beginning to end, incorporating your notes.

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Posted by mark - October 22, 2014 at 6:55 am

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How to self-publish your book

Writebooks offer a complete book printing and book publishing service – helping writers publish their work at a low cost. http://www.pen2print.co.uk

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Posted by mark - May 31, 2013 at 7:34 am

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Meet Wordclay: Helpful DIY Self-Publishing Site for Writers

Wordclay, www.wordclay.com, is a user-friendly, innovative, do-it-yourself publishing site; authors can make a book and remain in control. Whether you’ve got the next great American novel, poetry or history book, you can self-publish books for free.

There are no up-front costs or minimum purchases required. Books are competitively priced and printed to order using print on demand (POD) technology.

If writers want to go beyond the free publishing service, professional publishing services are available to help market their self-published book. Here are a few DIY self-publishing services offered: editorial services, including content editing; cover design and illustrations; ISBN and retail channel distribution; and press release writing and distribution to the media.

To get started with Wordclay, simply take a moment to register at www.wordclay.com and you’ll be on your way to self-publishing.

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Posted by mark - September 15, 2012 at 6:29 pm

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Self Publishing is the Future

A little bit about the writing process and how hard it is to get published. Luckily there are alternatives these days, so all our voices can be heard.

Gay movie reviews, random musings and more at my website: http://www.jaybellbooks.com

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Posted by mark - September 19, 2010 at 2:39 pm

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DIY – How to Make a Zine; Paper, Scissors, Pen – Rockin!

Check out
http://samproof.ning.com/group/zine

step by step instructions
http://www.ehow.com/video_2244906_zine-sheet-paper.html

http://www.youtube.com/ytawards07
Nominated for a 2007 YT Award!
follow the link above click ‘instructional’ to vote. you can vote everyday till march 19th!!

OMG an orange Subscribe button? WTF does that do!? Ima click it, then Ima lick it

US & International orders for the zine here:
http://bandhosting.net/proof/proofalist.html

This is a DIY I did on how to make a one sheet Zine.

D-I-Y – a real American Hero!
Remember Kids, Folding is Half the Battle

you’ll need:
One piece of paper
Scissors
and a Pen

featuring the voice of
http://youtube.com/crazymikala

Information on getting your own copy of the Zine is coming. I promise. but leave a comment bugging me, so I do it.

CHECK THIS OUT:

I just found photo tutorial on the process as well at Flickr
http://www.flickr.com/photos/elizabethgenco/sets/72157594276405114

Her layout actually puts the cover and back cover in the center. So just goes to show you how mailable this design is 😀

PhotoShop Zine guides
http://bandhosting.net/proof/Zine/ZINEguides.jpg

MS Word Zine guide template is at:
http://samproof.ning.com/group/zine/forum

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Posted by mark - July 29, 2010 at 4:35 pm

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