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Are Bloggers Journalists: Are Blogs new Journalism? – Is blogging the new form of Journalism? Should bloggers be held to the same standards as the media? Those questions were asked of me recently in an email, and raise a lot of food for thought.

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Posted by mark - September 8, 2017 at 8:38 pm

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Where can I find a good free blogging site?

I don’t really like livejournal or xanga. I already have both of those. I was going to try deadjournal because I read on here that it was really good, but I don’t want to have to pay for it and you have to have an invite code to get in free. Does anybody have an invite code they could give me, or a suggestion on another free blogging website I could try? Any information would be helpful.

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Posted by mark - October 21, 2015 at 8:08 am

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Is there a place I can post a story I am writing online and have it read and commented on by others?

I’m looking for a place to post a novel I am writing online and have it read and possibly critiqued by others. It is not fanfiction. Does anyone know a site that does this?

There is certainly a place for your story. Try or go to Here you will find tips to assist you to write a number of disciplines, as well as access to other users stories, poems, essays etc. Publishers have been known to access this site for work to publish. Make sure you have your story presented as well as possible with accurate punctuation, grammer, tense etc. Good luck! rustyR

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Posted by mark - March 3, 2015 at 9:49 pm

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Is there a mass market publishing company online (how is a print on demand publishing company)?

I want to look into mass market instead of POD and I’m wondering is there a company online that does it? And you can do it right from your computer like Lulu. Thank you.

No there isn’t, unless you want to pay for a lot of copies of the book up front, any self publisher is going to be basically POD. I just read an article yesterday in a local newspaper about a local housewife who mortgaged her house and spent 60 THOUSAND dollars publishing and marketing her own children’s book. A year later, she hasn’t made back one tenth of her money and hasn’t even covered the interest on the mortgage. A mass market situation would leave YOU to promote, sell and distribute the books yourself. It is a black hole, as this lady would tell you.
At least with POD, you don’t have that huge layout of money.

This is my advice for all writers considering vanity publishing – and let’s call it what it truly is – vanity publishing. If you believe in yourself and your book, you owe the two of you (you and the book) at least a year to 18 months trying traditional publishing before you give up and go vanity. The average vanity published book sells 100 copies or less. Don’t you think your work deserves more than that? Spend some time at the library with Literary Marketplace and give the traditional world a try before you give up and enter the black hole of vanity publishing. Pax- C

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Posted by mark - November 8, 2014 at 3:00 pm

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What is better for online publishing, Blogger or WordPress?

I’ve checked out a lot of info on both of these tools and I’m leaning towards (the online) WordPress but there are a couple things:
– I think WordPress don’t allow me to put on adsense but reserve the right to put their own adsense on my blog. With Google, I can put on adsesnse..??
– Google’s blogger doesn’t have tags/categories??

thanks for your help!

Why not do both?

WordPress has a plug in, free to download which automatically imports blogger content on the fly. So set up both your accounts, write posts in blogger and generate cash from your blogger ads. Then set up the wordpress plugin to update automatically when you post in blogger. A set up guide for the plug in is contained within the help section of the wordpress set up files. It’s easy to set up also if you don’t have much time.

This doubles your exposure and opens your content up to the wordpress communities as well as the blogger communities.

By the way you can use adsense with wordpress, look in the help section for how to add it to the end of each post.

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Posted by mark - June 15, 2014 at 11:41 pm

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Is self publishing a good idea?

I have already posted some of my work online, so I cannot publish traditionally. I may want to self publish though. What are some of the advantages of self publishing and if I wanted, would I be in charge of what I want the characters in the book to look like. Thanks!


I self-published my first book and it cost me quite a bit of money. Ads, webpages, printers, editors, and having to buy my own books. Yes, you have to buy your own books if you want to sell them yourself. The publisher will not supply you with free books.

If your work is free of any errors you might want to try sending out a few query letters to literary agents. Get a book or check the Internet to get examples of query letters and what should go into them. Also, pick up a copy of Writer’s Market 2008. In it you’ll find literary agents who take query letters for the genre you write in. Some will allow email queries.

Remember that chances are your book will never see the inside of a bookstore, but only sold online. B&N, Borders, and the others very seldom stock POD (Print On Demand) books. I was lucky to be one of the few who ended up an exception to that rule. I also did several book signings.

I wish you the best.


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Posted by mark - May 11, 2013 at 10:33 pm

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Where is the nearest Book Publishing office in Atlanta?

I wrote a book and I really need help finding a publishing office.

Most publishing houses are located in NYC. It’s not necessary to have a local publisher. You mail your manuscript to the publisher that’s right for your book — not the publisher who’s closest.

Check out Writer’s Market and find publishers and agents who work in your genre, then learn how to put together a submissions packet for them.

You’ve got a lot more research to do.

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Posted by mark - March 26, 2010 at 5:45 am

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