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There are two possibilities that I can see: The book is republished. Either of both publications can be part of a series or a standalone. Many classics fall into this category. The book is published by different publishers in different countries. This typically happens with scientific handbooks or textbooks. Sometimes these are part of a series. In all ...


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My rule of thumb: Publish when the paperback is thick enough to put a readable title on the spine. I use CreateSpace for my paperbacks. For CreateSpace, you need a minimum of 110 pages to put text on the spine. That gives 1/8" of room for the title. That's maybe an 11 or 12 point font (assuming all caps or small caps with no descenders), which is pretty ...


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The best approach is to query the agent first and ask them what their preference is. It is unlikely that they all have the same policy. Asking them first shows them that you are aware of the issue and willing to adjust if required. That shows professionalism, which counts for a lot with agents.


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Reach out to book bloggers and offer them a free copy of your work in exchange for an honest review. If you have a series of books, offer the first one for free on Amazon whenever they allow it. This is an easy way to capture sales for the later books. You can also arrange a blog tour in order to promote your work, but if you are completely unknown you may ...


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Good news — I don't think you need to worry about this. If you find a publisher, you will sign a contract. The contract might restrict your rights to offer the book and/or the music via your website, but only so that the publisher can offer it via their chosen means instead. This is a good thing, because a reputable publisher will be better at promoting ...


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One more benefit which can be gleaned from submitting your writing for publication, is that occasionally someone at the publishing company will include some constructive criticism in their rejection letter. When it happens, that advice is a treasure buried under what is otherwise, a pile of disappointment. Once you get clear of the anger and self-doubt ...


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I think Kate S. has a good point, in that the odds are that your first few poems may not be up to the snuff of what publishers are looking for. If you're not successful and get frustrated with the time it takes, there are sites that will allow you to post your poetry, just to be able to share it, without having to go through an acceptance process. Poetry.com ...


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What strikes me on reading your opening paragraph is that you have a dozen abstract nouns and no concrete ones. Somewhere in the transition from print to electronica, our news-generating process broke down. Today, we have in place an incentive system that awards viewership, and thus revenue, on grounds of ethical flexibility over journalistic integrity. It ...


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Depending on the setting, the writer can use a conversational tone as a goal. The sentence probably needs work if it sounds pretentious when spoken aloud, or requires a deep breath to get through. Write with the reader in mind. However, even when the presumed audience is highly educated, readers are likely to prefer clarity over "fancy" language.


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The form for filing copyright has fields for both "Author" (the person whose name is on the work) and "Copyright Claimant" (the person who is claiming the copyright). Under Author, there is an option to check "Pseudonymous" to indicate that the Author is a pen name. If the Copyright Claimant and the Author are different names, there is space on the form to ...


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It boils down to balance between primitive and pretentious. Both are bad, but unless you are a simpleton, it's easier to fall into pretentious than boorish. The rule to avoid this is simple: if a simpler word carries exactly the same meaning as the elaborate one, pick the simple one. If you need a phrase (two simpler words or more) to simplify the more ...


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I believe you are too young to publish a novel. Look at work you have from a year ago, chances are you likely want to change it and don't like it. You aren't even in high school yet, you haven't had enough experience to write a great novel. Even for adults it is hard to find a publisher, chances are even slimmer if you are a child. You can write all you ...



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