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Who wants to get published?

  1. Shakespril profile image59
    Shakesprilposted 8 years ago

    Every writer aspire to be the number one bestseller even for a day..If there is.

    Well, I'd like to know what the process is...in sequential pattern so as to be one..I dream that ever since I started writing. I remember when I was alone in a bookstore.

    I was staring at those bestseller's rack.

    Surprisingly, I heard a phantom's voice as it was one. I just have to realized today what the voice meant. I have to be in the list of the bestsellers even for a month. That is all I want..

    I kept on writing and editing and typing...I do hope that I could find some sensible readers to read my works. Where the stars look down. Kindred spirits must try to see my works since it has a scope for the imagination...

    Kindly help me fulfill this vision.

    1. Haunty profile image82
      Hauntyposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I wonder how many of those who write for nanowrimo will finally publish their books at lulu.com or similar site. I'd love to read some of them.

  2. Jackson Riddle profile image52
    Jackson Riddleposted 8 years ago

    For me, I don't nessacarily need a best seller, yet anyway. I would be more than happy with being introduced into the writing world and not nessacirly seen as a sell out rather someone different who explores new things.

    I would rather be classified as a sign post for a literary genre/era/classification. This said, they probably come hand in hand.

  3. Gemsong profile image72
    Gemsongposted 8 years ago

    I don't have to be on the bestseller list (though it would be a really nice perk). I just want to be published. I would like moderate success.

    What I need is to find an editor. I can only self edit so far.

    1. Jackson Riddle profile image52
      Jackson Riddleposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      There are so many things we don't notice. An example is that editors eliminate patterns of things like the first letter of each line cannot be repeated 3times in a row, weird huh?

    2. dali48 profile image61
      dali48posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I don't have to be on the bestseller list (though it would be a really nice perk). I just want to be published. I would like moderate success.

      What I need is to find an editor. I can only self edit so far.

      Comment by d.48 on twitter:
      You can publish yourself like I did at Books on Demand (BoD)in Germany last year. May be you can get a bonus by Tchibo like me so that you can publish your book for ca. 39 Euros. I published there "Tagebuch 2008 and 2009 von dali 48 - ISBN 9783837098334 - and I'm preparing my 3.book "diaryIII by dali48 on twitter" now. (d.48)

  4. yoshi97 profile image64
    yoshi97posted 8 years ago

    I wrote a hub on this a while back which details the process a bit. smile

  5. kwalters profile image54
    kwaltersposted 8 years ago

    Everyone who writes wants to publish, and getting published is not difficult now.  Many Publish On Demand (POD) houses will produce copies.  Unlike the old Vanity Presses, you are not indebted to pay for the books.  The books will appear on sites like Amazon.com. You're published, but not edited or sold.  PODs offer nothing really in editing your work.  They offer nothing in promoting it either.  If you're equiped, or read the many books that explain promotion, and either way have lots of luck, you might sell a few books to non-family members.  If you are a good promoter, you can have success.  Eragon by Christopher Paolini was published that way.  Then, he worked his tail off getting it popular.  Most writers don't have the ambition to do it.

  6. cashmere profile image83
    cashmereposted 8 years ago

    I'm stuck for a topic...Every time I pick one, I find it boring after the tenth page

  7. Gemsong profile image72
    Gemsongposted 8 years ago

    I have considered PODs repeatedly, but I run into my need for an editor. I have a tendency to leave out words and write fragments as that is how I talk a lot of the time. My grammer is questionable and the semi-colon is my enemy. I can go over and over it time after time and keep finding errors. Therefore I really need an editor.

    The trick is finding one. sad

    1. alaskacbmf profile image54
      alaskacbmfposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I went the self publishing route, and did the editing, but then had another person do a final edit.  But since then, and next time, would contact a local college and see if any literary students would want to help in the editing process.  Good Luck!

  8. rmcrayne profile image96
    rmcrayneposted 8 years ago

    I think it would take more than a forum post to answer your question Shakespril.  Try "For Dummies" and "Idiot's Guides".  They have titles like "Idiot's Guide for Publishing Magazine Articles" and "Writing and Publishing Children's Books for Dummies".

  9. alaskacbmf profile image54
    alaskacbmfposted 8 years ago

    Doing the self publishing thing myself.  It's a challenge, but the most frustrating thing I've come up against, is that libraries, outlets such as Walmart, Sam's and Costco won't consider a self published book.  Quite frustrating.  Working on getting a high profile person to endorse our cause.  Check it out, it really is a great book.  "BANDIT Big Black Dog Who Stole My Heart" by Carol Bradshaw.  It's available on line at most book outlets.

 
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