I am being published..........

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    ryankettposted 13 years ago

    Ok, Ok, Ok..... so that is just an incy wincy bit over exagerated.

    I'm not releasing a novel through Harper Collins.... but a small and edgy magazine from Fort Myers, Florida, is publishing two of my hubs in print!

    Some of you may have seen my thread about being approached by a famous person who would send me free signed photos...... if so, I apologise for not letting you know..... this person was Sir Geoff Hurst.

    Any non-British people will need to google this name, but will be able to appreciate his level of fame in the UK after a quick read wink

    Anyway, I am really pleased about the print stuff, is certainly something for my portfolio.... well to be honest it is the start of my portfolio.....

    <URL snipped - no self-promotion in the Forums>

    ^^^ That is the magazine ^^^ only prints 5000 but it looks awesome and is the type of market I occassionaly target.Sorry for the rant, has anybody had similar experiences to this?

    My only conditions were to be posted a free copy of the magazine, for the article to be credited to me by my real full name, and for all publishing rights to be retained by me. That sound ok?

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      C.J. Wrightposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Congrats Ryan!

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        ryankettposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        Many thanks

    2. darkside profile image70
      darksideposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      You should have asked for more than one copy.

      Other than that, good work!

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        ryankettposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        Yeah was thinking that, but why? One to keep in top condition and one to show off to mates? You normally have a good reason, why two? Just because two is twice as many as one?

        1. darkside profile image70
          darksideposted 13 years agoin reply to this

          When you don't get payment you can actually ask for a few copies. 4, 5, 6...

          It's good to have some back up copies.

          Give one to the parents, keep one for the grandkids, put one in your portfolio, hand one around to your mates.

        2. Daniel Carter profile image62
          Daniel Carterposted 13 years agoin reply to this

          No, Ryan, think half dozen. REALLY. One for you, one for show and others because you WILL have professional contacts whom you wish that you could just provide one for verification/professional purposes. Really, you need to think that way. Other than that, you've thought it all through quite well, I think.

          I've been published in a few smaller newspapers and journals on occasion years ago, but most of my work is in printed music. I do have much more experience in that area, and it's roughly comparable to print publishing.

          Anyway, huge congrats on this! I'm sure you'll be getting other offers as time goes on!

  2. Dame Scribe profile image59
    Dame Scribeposted 13 years ago

    Congrats RK smile I think your request is quite reasonable. Got to have your name carried aloft to gain loft wink

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      ryankettposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Great, glad you said that. I could see straight away that it was a small operation.... so I didn't want to ask for payment... at the same time, publication could open some other doors. It only has a circulation of around 5000..... if something comes along with a circulation of 50000 then I will ask for a token rate per 500 words or something.

      In addition, I have offered to write something for their next issue..... maybe I can carry that on for a year or something.... would certainly be a great start to a CV? You reckon?

  3. spease profile image54
    speaseposted 13 years ago

    Congrats, sounds good.

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      ryankettposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you

  4. Colebabie profile image61
    Colebabieposted 13 years ago

    Congrats Ryan. (Florida Rocks smile )
    Your requests are more than reasonable. I'll have to get a copy of the mag smile

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      ryankettposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Yep Florida sure does rock! But it's also completely massive! This mag only goes out in Fort Myers...... do you know anybody from there? Cos if you don't, then you are just gonna have to read the online version wink

      Cheers Cole big_smile

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        Colebabieposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        Yes I do. My aunt's family has a vacation house there (they live in North Dakota) and should be coming down soon.
        Florida is biiiigg. But its amazing, so many different things in one state. Congrats again smile

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        sandra rinckposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        Congratulations!  So how did it happen. I missed something.

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          ryankettposted 13 years agoin reply to this

          A lovely lady named Lisa, who is the owner, just emailed me and asked to publish one of my hubs (will state which one when it actually happens!). I said yes, and she then had a read through and asked to publish two more..... one I said yes to one, the other I said no to. She also requested that I write on another subject, which I have agreed to on principle, so I should be in the next issue too if I find the time big_smile

          Goes to show that having a 'contact' link can really pay dividends..... even if it means regular spam and the odd complete freak, there can be diamonds in the rough wink

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            sandra rinckposted 13 years agoin reply to this

            Right on, right on!

  5. Dame Scribe profile image59
    Dame Scribeposted 13 years ago

    It's good to start small and a slow rise like the moon or sun rather than a flyby shooting star smile yes, it's a excellent start for your CV.

  6. lrohner profile image68
    lrohnerposted 13 years ago

    Congratulations, Ryan! I do have some friends in Fort Myers. Will see if they can send a copy.

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    Crazdwriterposted 13 years ago

    Congrats Ryan I'm so proud of you!

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      ryankettposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Many thanks. I am having down time from the forum at the moment, trying to focus on achieving things.... will be back with a new nice and natural persona wink

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    Crazdwriterposted 13 years ago

    Yea I hope yuo come back soon Miss ya here

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    tantrumposted 13 years ago

    Hey !! that's GREAT !! Congrats !! big_smile

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    dohn121posted 13 years ago

    Congrats, Ryan!  You deserve it!

  11. KCC Big Country profile image84
    KCC Big Countryposted 13 years ago

    That's awesome, Ryan! I'm really happy for you! Congrats and thanks for sharing the news!

  12. KCC Big Country profile image84
    KCC Big Countryposted 13 years ago

    Remember, Ryan...when you rub elbows with Gordon Ramsay again, hook me up!  LOL

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      Crazdwriterposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      lol I'm with KCC Hook me up too big_smile

  13. Zsuzsy Bee profile image85
    Zsuzsy Beeposted 13 years ago

    Congrats Ryan.  You have to take small steps before you can leap it's great to hear of success.

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    cosetteposted 13 years ago

    awesome Ryan. congratulations!

  15. rmcrayne profile image91
    rmcrayneposted 13 years ago

    Outstanding Ryan.  Exposure to a whole new audience.  Who knows where else that can lead.  I started teaching some community education classes in a couple of my niche areas.  If the class does not have enough people to sign up, and the class does not “make”, I teach anyway for free, for the exposure.  Even with a small “audience”, you never know what opportunities may arise from those small venues.

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    PJ_Deneenposted 13 years ago

    Congrats!  It must have been a great ego stroke to have this person contact you.

  17. emievil profile image67
    emievilposted 13 years ago

    Congrats Ryan! Today, this magazine, tomorrow The Guardian smile. Hope you can scan a copy and upload it so that we can see (a smaller version of) it smile.

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      ryankettposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      They are going to send me a pdf version big_smile

      So I can link to that, will be finished on 14th December.... so watch this space!

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    mtsi1098posted 13 years ago

    Congrats ryankett - post the pdf somewhere so I can read it...I do not get out much smile

    1. emievil profile image67
      emievilposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Ditto here. We're all excited for you smile.

  19. blue dog profile image60
    blue dogposted 13 years ago

    great job, ryan.  again. you're an amazing creature. 

    i agree with darkside and danielcarter, you can never have enough printed samples of your work, even in this age of electronics.  you'll be surprised how quickly they disappear. leave one here with a friend, one there with a client, etc, etc. they're much more impressive than a business card and keep your name in the client's mind long after the three second window of opportunity is past. if they're not paying, giving you a stack of printed pieces is no sweat for them.

    eventually these pieces start taking up space, but it's a small price to pay for having a portfolio. 

    keep us posted, as well, in how they treat you after the hubs have gone to print.

  20. Paraglider profile image89
    Paragliderposted 13 years ago

    Well done Ryan - I had a feeling it would have been one of these old great footballers who made the contact. I've been enjoying the series.

  21. keira7 profile image60
    keira7posted 13 years ago

    Congratulation Ryankett.smile

  22. frogdropping profile image79
    frogdroppingposted 13 years ago

    Well done Ryan, I'm pleased for you. Happy hubbing and happy magazine contributions big_smile

  23. cindyvine profile image72
    cindyvineposted 13 years ago

    Well done, that's excellent news!

  24. Pearldiver profile image68
    Pearldiverposted 13 years ago

    Congrats Ryan.... Today Florida.. Tommorrow the Bumble Town News!! They are always on the lookout for articles from people who can spell and speak the queen's english! Though in BT they only pay in firewood, pinecones or a box of beer! smile

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      prettydarkhorseposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      LOL, morning PD, morning all!

      CONGRATS ryankett, you deserved it!!

  25. Pearldiver profile image68
    Pearldiverposted 13 years ago

    Hi there PDH... that pic of yours will have everyone galloping big_smile (Very Yummy smile)

  26. earner profile image82
    earnerposted 13 years ago

    Well done.

    For credits, it might be better to use your hubs url (or your website if you have one), rather than just your name. Make it easier for people to come and read your other stuff, rather than having to google you (which could land them up anywhere).

    From experience, the "worst" thing about being published is the rush of people who come directly to ask your advice on specific things.... it can be overwhelming.  That bit scares me so I've usually requested that I am published anonymously smile


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