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They purchase the right to be the first to publish your work in English anywhere in the world in those formats. You would not be able to sell first rights in English anywhere in the world after that. ETA: I am not a lawyer.


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In a very general sense, the publishing process for new writers works something like this. This is not comprehensive: there are alternate routes, and there are always exceptions! 1. Author writes a novel. A writer will writer their first novel; this is self-explanatory. 2. Author edits the novel. This can include self-editing, using beta readers, ...


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Releasing books under CC-license can be useful for different reasons. Cory Doctorow claims it is useful to the sales of his books (fiction in his case). That may differ for different persons/books. What is the business model for creative commons books? Where can be a lot of business models around CC-books. You can give away the eBook as CC but sell the ...


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Worrying that a publishing company is going to steal your poems is like worrying that the dry cleaner is going to steal your clothes, or that the shoe repair shop is going to steal your shoes. Could it happen? I suppose. But on the list of things that are worth worrying about, this is very, very low. As others have pointed out, if any publishing company was ...


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If you have only found one company you seem to be searching in the wrong way. I would start with broad terms like 'printing services' and narrow it down by location (to reduce shipping) or something similar. I've done this is the past when I wanted books and magazines printed. I've just tried it now and found a place two hundred metres away that would do ...


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Definitely check out www.createspace.com That is Amazon's selfpublishing hardcopy arm. They have the sizes you are looking for and you can get your printed items done very inexpensively. You can calculate your cost before you ever try the service if you go to: ...


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Since @what's answer and your comment clarified that it is neither MG nor YA, 40k is way closer to a novella than a novel. A manuscript standard length is about 100k; the general range is 80k-120k. Yes some best-sellers may be short, but the author name can help sell a thin book. Now, it does depend on genre too, in some genres 60K may be the norm, ...


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So, is a re-written or strongly edited work an original one? Almost certainly not. The reason publishers care about first rights is that very few people are going to buy a book they've already read. By putting something on the Internet, you're effectively exercising your worldwide first rights -- anyone anywhere can read it, after all. There can be ...


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Yes it is. One you publish it you cant "update" the book per say. But you can make an updated edition. For example a v2 if you will. Republishing something technically means its a new book . Hope this helps.


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There's a very simple answer to this question: Self-publish if-and-only-if you excel at sales and marketing, and are willing to relentlessly promote your book (including book tours, interviews, author talks and so forth) and/or if your book would be a natural add-on to your pre-existing business (as a motivational speaker, for example). Self-publishing ...


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It is a business like any other and obviously the more contacts you have and publicity and financial backing the further you will go regardless of self published or not. Go into a few bookstores and look at the sheer volume of works pumped out every month and then look online, there are just so many thousands of titles being marketed constantly so in the ...



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