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aliensoul77 from a cold distant star is reading the writing on the wall. March 12, 2012 - 10:16am

Here will be the new thread, all others are officially dead to me. No more name voting and silliness.  It's all about getting this motherfucker published now. Doubters will doubt, haters gonna hate and masturbators, well, they will masturbate. I just want to create a thread to keep everyone updated.  Again, since you guys want to go legit and not the self-pub route, it is a long, drawn out process full of query letters and psychological hand jobs.  If all else fails, I'll just do what my character in my story in the workshop did and abduct the publisher's daughter and cut off fingers until we get published. (Insert psychotic dry laugh here).  Anyway, I"m playing up the star power aspect of the antho, which is our fab four:  Monica Drake, Jeremy Robert Johnson, Bradley Sands and Richard Thomas, the published ones. Monica Drake of "Clown Girl" fame is also having her book optioned as a movie by Kristen Wiig so that helps bring up some excitement. If all else fails, always play the Hollywood card. Anyway, so I have sent out query letters/sample chapters to about 50 agents and submitted the manuscript excerpt to about 30 publishers now.  So the waiting game officially begins.  Some say they will get back to you in 6 weeks, others say 6 months. I am persistent.

I am planning on going to the wordstock thing in Portland in Oct. for the meat and greet. I hope some of you can make it and come. I look forward to meeting authors and possibly publishers there (as well as some of you).  If (by the grace of whatever God you believe in) we already have a publisher by then, my task shall be promoting the book at the Wordstock thingie, maybe giving out some ARC's and directing them to our website with fliers.  This book is going to happen one way or another. Even if we have to do royalties only publishing, I think it's worth it.  If you don't understand any of these book terms I have described, ask and I will explain.  Query, ARC, royalties, SASE.  I know it's a lingo.  LIke I was telling Jacks/Dakota, if anyone wants to volunteer to physically print out and mail out copies for me, I would really appreciate it. I can compile a list of publishers/agents I have found that do not accept electronic submissions. I really don't have the money or ink to print out all those query letters, self-addressed, stamp envelopes and first 50 manuscript pages. Maybe if we got a few people to volunteer, it would help even out costs.  How do we feel about going through foreign publishers?  Some people in the antho are from the UK so I was thinking that may be a good idea as well.

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Typewriter Demigod from London is reading "White Noise" by DeLilo, "Moby-Dick" by Hermann Mellivile and "Uylsses" by Joyce March 12, 2012 - 10:28am

Uhh, I can and will happily go talk to agents over here!

http://www.mbalit.co.uk/

http://www.convilleandwalsh.com/

 

I'll go send them a query letter from one of my emails about it. Message me what it should say.

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wickedvoodoo from Mansfield, England is reading stuff. March 12, 2012 - 10:41am

All sounds grand to me. Patience is a virtue.

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ReneeAPickup from Southern California is reading A truckload of books March 12, 2012 - 10:58am

Danny--PM me a list of 5. I'll see how my ink cartridge holds up and possibly come back for five more.

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aliensoul77 from a cold distant star is reading the writing on the wall. March 12, 2012 - 11:40am

Okay--Jos--I  mean, Renee, I sent you via your personal email five addresses and publishers along with their info and requirements.  The first 50 pages of the book and the query letter.  I really appreciate this!

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ReneeAPickup from Southern California is reading A truckload of books March 12, 2012 - 12:02pm

No problem. I was originally going to ask for ten, but then I realized that it may be too cost prohibitive. So I'll see how much this ends up costing and let you know if I can handle some more.

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Jay.SJ from London is reading Warmed and Bound March 12, 2012 - 12:29pm

Try LL publications, they're a small UK press who are publishing an anthology I'm in this year. Great work, Danny.

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bryanhowie from FW, ID is reading East of Eden. Steinbeck is FUCKING AMAZING. March 13, 2012 - 9:53am

Ink is so expensive, it might be cheaper to go to a kinkos or whatever copyshop and have them do it.  Start a paypal or kickstarter or one of those money gathering thingies.

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Nighty Nite from NJ is reading Grimscribe: His Lives and Works March 13, 2012 - 3:33pm

Country of publication matters not to me. All that matters is its out there.

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Bradley Sands from Boston is reading Greil Marcus's The History of Rock 'N' Roll in Ten Songs March 13, 2012 - 6:36pm

Printing a book through a printer is cheaper than Kinkos.

 

Oh wait. I think you're talking about how Kinkos is cheaper than printing on a printer at home. Yes, probably.

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ReneeAPickup from Southern California is reading A truckload of books March 13, 2012 - 9:54pm

My husband has volunteered to stay late at work and run some copies, so long as we don't tell anyone ;)

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aliensoul77 from a cold distant star is reading the writing on the wall. March 14, 2012 - 12:49am

Wow.  Tell him thanks, Renee.  I hope he doesn't get in trouble.

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Flaminia Ferina from Umbria is reading stuff March 14, 2012 - 11:17am

Can't help with the printing, I'm here to say "COME WITH IT!"