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Angel

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From: The Blissful State Of Me?
Registered: 05-21-2001
I was wandering. If I put my book online for anyone to read for free; then if someone liked it would they get onto a mailing list when the book was ready in printed version? I was just wandering what you guys may thing about that sort of idea?

~Angel~

ArchAngel

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From: SV, CA, USA
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hmmm... I would definetely read your book if it went online... but, hmmm... I rarely ever join mailing lists. I might make an exception for this. I don't know.

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GUMP

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From: Melbourne, FL USA
Registered: 11-09-2002
How many publishers have you submitted to?
Curry
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I personally don't think so. Why not just make the download cheaper than the hard copy?

Curry

Angel

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From: The Blissful State Of Me?
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Natasha is sick right now so im going to have to make this quick.

I have only tried to get published with one company so far.

The prob with printing the book out is that I dont have the cash for it at the mooment.

The reason for the online idea was cuz I would just put each chapter out as I cleaned them and made them ready to be read.

Thats all the time I have thanks for the feed back

~Angel~

MetalMan

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From: Outer space
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Personally I don't read books on the computer,
it's much easier on the eyes to read on printed paper..

Otherwise, I'd love to read your book.
Reading is my favourite hobby.

Good luck with getting it published.
/MetalMan

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Angel

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Well for all you peeps who want it all on paper I susirly hope I can get it to you some day. If for no other reason then just to hear if you enjoy it or not.

~Angel~

GUMP

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From: Melbourne, FL USA
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You may want to have at least 50 people (doesn't have to be all personal friends, though they should be people you trust like on here) read it and give feedback before submitting to more publishers.
Angel

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Sometimes I dont think you will ever get off my back Gump I mean that in the most friendly way. You keep pushing me to do what is probably best for my book. I will be sure to keep what you said in mind. Oh and you should be glad to hear that i've sprusend up a lot of my book. I am going through again for one more clean up (though I will probably go through again and agin till im satisfide).

~Angel~

graceworks
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From: Corvallis, Oregon, USA
Registered: 03-03-2001
Angel,

Let's be praying that the Lord supplies a REAL publisher! One that wants your book. I may be completely wrong here, but if they want you book, you don't have to pay them.

God bless,
Tim

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Angel

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Im with you on that idea Tim.

~Angel~

c h i e f y

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Registered: 03-07-2002
graceworks, you are soooooo right mister, you took the words straight out of my mouth

Angel I hope Natasha gets better, it's pretty frustrating for everybody when little Angel is bad

MetalMan, ok what're you reading today then ?

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MetalMan

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@chiefy: About everything I get my hands on Currently a book about near-death experiences, really interesting.. Have read allmost all Stephen King and Dean Koontz books. I enjoy reading books by claimed psychics, fraud or not. Also some religious books are interesting...

Do you read?


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Let's be praying that the Lord supplies a REAL publisher! One that wants your book. I may be completely wrong here, but if they want you book, you don't have to pay them.


Correct, if they want your book it should be the other way around. You get paid.


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c h i e f y

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From: Surrey, United Kingdom
Registered: 03-07-2002
yeah but there's always that ONE EXCEPTION

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Graham Taylor (salary 16,000pa) had to sell his motorbike to get his first novel printed. This week an American publisher paid him more than 300,000 for it - and said he was 'hotter than Potter'. Martin Wainwright meets the Yorkshire clergyman turned literary sensation

TAYLOR could NOT get his book published, he TRIEED so haard

in the end he sold his prized YAM FS1-E to get the book published by paying for the printing himself!! He is now a very rich man because as his book sales got more and more successful a huge publisher stepped in and finally bought his book Shadowmancer

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