A NEW DIRECTION
I suppose several events have culminated in my reaching the decision to change my life and direction and publish books. Even though I will still work on my writings daily, publishing will now be at the forefront of my endeavors. I have spent four years in the book business when in reality all I wanted to do was write a book and see if a publisher would pick it up. Oh how the publishing world has changed, the changes in the two years since I had a marketable storyline and plot is amazing in itself.
Entire cottage industries have sprung up to rip-off writers and scam them out of money with no intention of providing the services that authors are actually looking for. It is bait and switch at level that the worst used car dealers would admire and envy. In the last four years I have encountered all these scams. Many of these scams simple want to lock up the rights to your work in case lighting does strike and you wind up with a damn good book or book idea.
I was fortunate that my past business experience and background allowed me to read and understand the fine print and legal jargon, and not fall prey to these scams. In hindsight I wish I had kept these contracts, but I was so furious each time that I proudly sent them straight to the circular filing system in disgust.
So why become a publisher?
As a course of business to sell and promote my own works I have had to become one. If I’m going to invest so much time in publishing why not open up to other writers and authors, that is now exactly what I plan to do. Today I have signed a contact with Google; prior contracts exist with Amazon, Sony, Palm, Borders and Barnes and Noble (pending).
Google book search and Adsense are either up and running or in process on our websites and my hope are that all of it can be fully integrated by the end of May.
Why are you posting this notice?
Two web sites will be fully operational shortly. These sites will allow other interested authors, writers, or those who may want to publish a work and need guidance and assistance in their endeavors will have a platform from which to learn and publish their work for profit.
If I had a work product ready to publish how long would it take?
I can have you work published in twenty-four hours and royalties would begin to accumulate immediately.
How much do I pay for this service?
Nothing; we take an agency representation fee of ten percent but that is only on paid commission. You keep ninety percent. This is a complete flip-flop from traditional publishers; they take ninety percent and pay you ten percent.
What services can you help me with?
· BROAD RANGE REVIEWS AND MARKET PREVIEWS
· FREE ADVERTISING
· COVER GRAPHICS
· PUBLISHING SOFTWARE
· DTP/PDF,RTF, DOC.X CONVERSION PROCESS
· ISBN NUMBER
· LAYOUT TEMPLATES
· COLOR GRAPHICS INTERGRATION
· WEB, BLOG, AND SOCIAL NETWORK INTERGRATION
· PAID AD FEES WHEN SOMEONE READS OR VIEWS YOUR WORK
· PLACE YOUR WORK IN THE NATIONAL LIBRARY NETWORK
· YOUR BOOK MAY SEARCHED AND PURCHASED GLOBABLY
· 24 HOUR ACCESS AND ASSISTANCE
· WEBHOSTING AND DEVELOPMENT
· SELL AND PROMOTE BOOKS ON YOUR WON SITE
· ACCEPT CREDIT CARD PAYMENTS
· CREATIVE CONSULTING
· BRAND DEVELOPMENT
What type of material are you primarily looking to publishing?
Any good and well crafted story or book idea, or new concept, my personal preference at this time is erotica, which is the fastest growing marketplace globally.
How long does my story need to be?
It must fit into standard marketable formats; i.e. short story, novella, novel, super novel. All sources of information and links will be available on our websites.
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