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Self Gloss: Might Be More Famous In 200 Years!  
User currently offlineKAUST From United States of America, joined Jun 2009, 110 posts, RR: 25
Posted (2 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1436 times:

So, here is the scoop, I have a book of poetry I am closing in on the publication process with. It consists of 26 poems, and is roughly 34 pages long. I had already had to pass up one publisher, as they requested more deniro than I had. Am starting off and on shopping around in the Austin area, and hope to get it in print by the end of the year.

And one funny note, should I get it published, the knowing how it goes and what it takes is so far easily enough to make me not want to try it again. I shall be the next Harper Lee! (Well, save for all of the literary awards.)  

And, that of course, is how I might be famous in 200 years. 

Wish me luck!   



KAUST


"Houston, this is Apollo 8. We are now in Lunar orbit."
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User currently offlineoldman55 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1525 posts, RR: 31
Reply 1, posted (2 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 1387 times:

Luck!! I'll let u decide whether you want it to be Good or Bad  


too bad most of us get too soon old and too late smart
User currently offlineDocLightning From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 20336 posts, RR: 59
Reply 2, posted (2 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 1339 times:

Where is that cargo bay?

 


User currently offlineAustrianZRH From Austria, joined Aug 2007, 1406 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (2 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 1261 times:

Good luck!

Quoting DocLightning (Reply 2):
Where is that cargo bay?

Thou hast asked so thou shallst receive  .



 .



WARNING! The post above should be taken with a grain of salt! Furthermore, it may be slightly biased towards A.
User currently offlinehomsar From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 1212 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (2 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 1258 times:

Quoting DocLightning (Reply 2):
Where is that cargo bay?



I was raised by a cup of coffee.
User currently offlineMadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10930 posts, RR: 37
Reply 5, posted (2 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 1257 times:

I hope your book of poems will get published and will be a success with a lot of readers.

Literature people and good writers, especially poetry are becomeing rare nowadays.

  



There was a better way to fly it was called Concorde
User currently offlineKAUST From United States of America, joined Jun 2009, 110 posts, RR: 25
Reply 6, posted (2 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1065 times:

LMAO is that the cargo bay of people who care, or of how many orders are already being shipped to Doc Lightning's house? 

filler

filler


KAUST



"Houston, this is Apollo 8. We are now in Lunar orbit."
User currently offlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21864 posts, RR: 55
Reply 7, posted (2 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1061 times:

Quoting KAUST (Thread starter):
I had already had to pass up one publisher, as they requested more deniro than I had.


Can you blame them? You can never have enough DeNiro.



Easy on the typos there, slugger....  

-Mir



7 billion, one nation, imagination...it's a beautiful day
User currently offlineDocLightning From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 20336 posts, RR: 59
Reply 8, posted (2 years 9 months 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 993 times:

Those of us who made fun of him are all going to feel like royal d!cks when this book winds up being the Amazon #1 top seller of 2013...

Good luck, man, in all seriousness. May your book fill cargo bays.  


User currently offlinephotopilot From Canada, joined Jul 2002, 2824 posts, RR: 18
Reply 9, posted (2 years 9 months 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 980 times:

Quoting KAUST (Thread starter):
I had already had to pass up one publisher, as they requested more deniro than I had.

So what you're telling us is that you are self-publishing your own book and are paying a publisher for the production/printing of the book. That's actually quite a different process than having a Publisher accept your work for publication where the publisher takes the financial risk and you'd get royalties. Self-publishing can bring higher financial rewards if sales are good, but you take the first risk.

Good luck anyway.


User currently offlineKAUST From United States of America, joined Jun 2009, 110 posts, RR: 25
Reply 10, posted (2 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 879 times:

Quoting DocLightning (Reply 8):
Those of us who made fun of him are all going to feel like royal d!cks when this book winds up being the Amazon #1 top seller of 2013...

Good luck, man, in all seriousness. May your book fill cargo bays
Quoting photopilot (Reply 9):
So what you're telling us is that you are self-publishing your own book and are paying a publisher for the production/printing of the book. That's actually quite a different process than having a Publisher accept your work for publication where the publisher takes the financial risk and you'd get royalties. Self-publishing can bring higher financial rewards if sales are good, but you take the first risk.

Good luck anyway.

Either way it happens, it won't be a money maker or a success for me, anyway. Mostly the reason I plan to do so only once. Not many people seem to understand poetry anyway. Perhaps that is why they never truly praise nor critique the author's works until long after they have passed: they were afraid to say it to their face all along!  



"Houston, this is Apollo 8. We are now in Lunar orbit."
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