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Aug
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revised Citing parts of a thesis or dissertation using IEEE referencing
corrected a couple of typos and changed word order on one sentence
Aug
23
answered The best publishing platform for a business “vanity” book?
Aug
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awarded  Enthusiast
Aug
17
revised Resources for character development
cleaned up some of the grammar
Aug
17
answered Simple way/techniques of arranging all the ideas and scenes in a plot?
Aug
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answered Should I start work on a sequel before I have sold my book?
Aug
16
comment Is there a resource where I could find myself a checker and critic, or check somebodies else text to exercise?
I would second the recommendation for Critique Circle. There are a lot of helpful resources there if you take the time to become familiar with the community.
Aug
15
comment Pros and Cons of different styles of publishing
That's the advantage of POD. If you go with Amazon or Barnes & Noble for POD, they can ensure that your book is listed with all the brick and mortar book stores. Of course, that's no guarantee that those stores will actually order it. If you go with a vanity press or go to print yourself, then your less likely to even get into the catalogs for the retailers.
Aug
15
awarded  Excavator
Aug
14
revised What should I do to promote my books?
added followers after other author
Aug
14
revised Pros and Cons of different styles of publishing
added 4 characters in body
Aug
13
comment Pros and Cons of different styles of publishing
I edited my answer to include a disclaimer that I am admittedly in favor of self-publishing. I am definitely not anti-traditional, and I did not mean to come across that way. I also included a few more cons for self-publishing. This is a much more difficult and time consuming effort than many realize, but it still bears consideration. Your comments strike me as being intended to make me either admit or accept that traditional publishing is the golden chalice for writers, and it is these kinds of dialogs that have led me to feel there is a bias against self-publishing on this site.
Aug
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revised Pros and Cons of different styles of publishing
added disclaimer and some additional cons to self-publishing
Aug
13
comment Pros and Cons of different styles of publishing
Also, even though the big publishers are pricing their e-books much higher and therefore making a much bigger profit (virtually no overhead with e-books), the author does not see the same royalty that would be earned though self-publishing. The author will still be getting about 15-25% (less agent share) for e-books, compared to 70% through self-publishing. Traditional publishers need to change their royalty rates for e-books, or they risk losing more and more "name" authors.
Aug
13
comment Pros and Cons of different styles of publishing
While the distribution of books is a pro for traditional publishers, it is much more of an advantage for established authors than it is for new writers. Also, the number of "brick and mortar" stores is on the decline as more people go online to buy books. If a buyer wants an e-book version of a title released by a traditional publisher, the price is most likely going to be close to the same price as the paperback. This is where self-publishers are gaining the advantage, because they can beat the big publishers on price.
Aug
13
revised How to write great movie review?
added the word "you" after the first comma)
Aug
12
comment Pros and Cons of different styles of publishing
What is a "long-tail"?
Aug
12
answered Pros and Cons of different styles of publishing
Aug
12
comment Is the iPad a convenient medium for writing work?
I second this suggestion. I use the same setup with the same apps and find it very effective.
Aug
12
answered What should I do to promote my books?