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Apr
18
awarded  Yearling
Feb
23
comment Experience Dealing with Chinese book printers?
What's your planned print run?
Feb
13
comment costs of self-publishing photo book, coffeetable
I think that the OP is asking for the resource described in point 1.
Jan
6
comment How do I write a letter to a publisher?
Looks better! You'd definitely want to be putting your work in the context of their existing authors and publications.
Jan
5
comment How do I write a letter to a publisher?
Certainly do not say "your house" or "your publishing program". I would hope to see evidence of decent research into the publisher you're hoping to entice. It irritates me when people write to me without having even looked at my current catalogue. <my colleague grabbed the laptop and wrote that>
Dec
4
comment How do I create a book cover for my self-published book for under $500?
Here's an interesting dissection of the process behind a particular cover design, with a total materials budget (stock images) of around $100: davidbarnett.wordpress.com/2013/09/30/…
Dec
4
answered Tone and directness in email
Nov
12
awarded  Critic
Nov
11
comment Using quotes for sarcastic text
Can I use quotes to emphasize sarcasm? "Yes"
Oct
10
comment For Sci-Fi books, what is the purchasing split between regular and ebooks?
What was your source for the all-books data?
Oct
1
comment PDF e-book page size and fonts
+1: PDF's lead to reader disappointment and frustration, as they do not scale or flow with different page sizes. I'd stay clear of it completely.
Oct
1
answered Do publishers take the time to look at works from writers who have no qualifications or experience in the industry?
Sep
19
comment Software for developing and organizing characters
Wow, just looked at Character Writer -- is that sort of software widely used? Would that explain the two-dimensional stereotypical characters in so many books? Still, imagine how much better Dickens could have been with such a tool at his disposal.
Sep
19
answered Are there any cheap printing options for a small order?
Sep
18
answered costs of self-publishing photo book, coffeetable
Sep
1
comment ISBN codes for privately sold books?
There doesn't seem to be any reason to be paying money for barcode images at all. Plenty of free sources out there.
Aug
15
answered Project Management Software Using Google Drive
Jul
25
comment Are agents too busy for new clients? What should I do next?
"They are more prone to invest on a famous person then to bet in a new writer" ... and more prone to invest in a young writer than an old one. They want to reap the benefits of a long future writing career.
Jul
23
answered How to find a British agency that will publish a book in Russia?
Jun
16
comment What republication rights do I have?
That is one horrible and dysfunctional website. Choosing a book from the carousel is like playing a video game.