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Small Publishers and Independent Authors

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Twitter Roll Call! Please share your twitter handle with us!

Started by Jan Fischer Wade. Last reply by Darlene Deluca Feb 7. 146 Replies

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Why did you decide to work with a small or independent press?

Started by Stephanie Bird. Last reply by Birdie Newborn Dec 15, 2014. 6 Replies

In this conversation it would be interesting if you also answered any one of the following questions:Did you have an agent or did you represent your own work to these publishers?What is the most…Continue

Tags: literary, agents, publishing, presses, small

Freelance Work

Started by Clene` S. Elder Aug 4, 2014. 0 Replies

Hi Ladies:I am interested in some freelance writing opportunities.  I think I would enjoy legal writing, business writing, press releases, etc.  Any suggestions?Thx.Continue

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Book Clubs

Started by Kayann Short, Ph.D.. Last reply by Michael E. Henderson Jul 29, 2014. 7 Replies

Does anyone have suggestions for connecting with book club or library organizations that recommend books to their member clubs? Can anyone share book club contacts to whom an author or publisher…Continue

Tags: library, organizations, clubs, book

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Comment by Olga Godim on Friday

Chapter 5 of my translation of Scarlet Sails - a novella by Alexander Grin - on wattpad:

The ending is coming soon.

Comment by JMcManus on February 22, 2015 at 2:34pm

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Comment by Olga Godim on February 9, 2015 at 1:02am

I don't think I mentioned it here before. I have translated my favorite novella Scarlet Sails by Alexander Grin from Russian into English. It was first published in 1923 and it was one of my favorite books when I grew up in Russia. Generations of Russian children and adults loved it. I'm putting my translation on wattpad, one chapter at a time. Below are the links to the three parts already there.

Foreword by the translator: 

http://www.wattpad.com/100431020-scarlet-sails-by-alexander-grin-fo...

Chapter 1: http://www.wattpad.com/100431797-scarlet-sails-by-alexander-grin-1-...

Chapter 2: http://www.wattpad.com/102210304-scarlet-sails-by-alexander-grin-2-...

Comment by Cathi Stevenson on February 7, 2015 at 3:47pm

Lucille Joyner

I was a journalist for several years with a major newspaper. I still write freelance, although I never wrote "hard news" ... anything I uncovered I usually just passed on. Things are a bit skewed these days because "citizen journalists" are everywhere on the internet and can, and do, write what they want. This might be a good thing, maybe not.

The difference can be that a card-carrying journalist is working in the public interest and uncovering stories with that goal. And a journalist will usually have errors and omissions insurance — the publication certainly will. Many of the things journalists uncover are never shared, as they are not seen as relevant (although they might be interesting or entertaining). Traditional journalists have editors and fact-checkers to give things another look, just in case.

Traditional journalists are also not using articles they write commercially. They are paid their salary or set freelance fee and this does not increase with sales.

Regardless of that, people can sue you for anything...do you have the $$ to defend yourself even if you're right?

As for taping people, it's legal to tape a conversation you are party to where I am, but there are parts of the USA where all parties being taped had to agree, has this changed?

Comment by Olga Godim on February 7, 2015 at 2:17pm

I participated in a love poetry contest – a love poem in 25 words or less. Here’s my entry: http://www.audramiddleton.com/monthly-blog/love-poem-challenge-olga...

Please, read, enjoy, comment.

Comment by Olga Godim on February 4, 2015 at 2:09am

Blogged about the Like button and how to win competitions with it: 

https://olgagodim.wordpress.com/2015/02/04/count-your-likes/

Comment by Lidy Wilks on January 18, 2015 at 3:03pm

Hi everyone! My author interview about Can You Catch My Flow? on The IndieView was published today. You can read it here: http://bit.ly/1ywR465.

Comment by Betty Larrea on January 2, 2015 at 7:30pm

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Comment by Michael E. Henderson on December 18, 2014 at 10:14am

I read an article about selling indie books. One thing the author mentioned was covers. It got me to thinking, so I changed my cover:

Comment by Michael E. Henderson on December 16, 2014 at 7:15am

I put together a little trailer for my novel, A Beast in Venice (Redux)

 

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