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I agree with Abby.

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4/10/19 10:10 A

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Just adding on to say do NOT pay a publisher to publish your books.

You can pay for services - editing, cover art, whatever. But don't give your rights and money to a publisher. That's not how it should work.



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A lot of publishers want you to pay for your book that they publish. Some are scrams so be careful. Some are digital, or e books. Publishers make you wait anywhere between 3 to 6 months before they answer and some will not answer if not interested. A lot of rejections may come and it will be heartbreaking but as you continue to write you get used to them.

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3/1/19 2:48 P

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You have to be careful when talking to a publisher. I got a contract and they wanted money.
I emailed them and told them I was not putting money out. They wanted 3000. I could self published my own book for less.

I always ask if money is involved before I take the next step. A friend of mine paid l000 for a book to be published and she never made the l000 back. Not everyone is going to want to read your book. You have to get out there and market it, could be internet, libraries, radio/cable, etc.

Writing is the hardest part and getting a publisher. Self publishing is easy because you control everything yourself.

When you self publish you need to write to the copyright office for TXU number. If a publisher publishes your book he does that. You have to copyright the book title in your name and the publishing company you decided to use. If you are using yourself as a publishing company then you use that. You have to get a printer to print copies. If you are using yourself as a publishing company you have to pay taxes on the books you sell. It is complicated but once you have done it then it will be easy the next time.

I rather a traditional publisher who does everything for you. I don't mind helping the marketing if they ask. My first went with a traditional publisher when I was 40 now out of print. When I was writing articles after 400 dollars my accountant told me I had to pay taxes. He said the publishers are suppose to send you statements at the end of the year.

Sometimes, you may have a hit novel and sometimes a flop. It is the chance you take. But if you like writing you will start another.

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2/6/19 2:25 P

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When yu open your computer put in Publishers for novels, or poems, or children stories. Which ever you are writing. You will come up with a list. Go through them and check them out.

I like traditional publishers where I don't have to pay any money to get published. Some places will charge you. I have a friend that ended up pay money and still had to pay for books she wanted for herself to sell. That is not the route I want. It is not easy landing a publisher.He has to like what you wrote. It has to have at least 50,000 words for a small novel. Children picture books are 32 pages. You need to check all these things before you start sending out your book.
You need to see if the publisher you are sending it too is looking for the type of book you wrote, otherwise you will not hear from them. It takes sometimes 3 to 6 months to hear from a publisher and sometimes they will not answer you if they do not like it. The writing part is easy, the publishing is not.

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1/17/19 9:09 A

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I believe in some of the back post on writing there is a list of publishers. You have to check back on the writing posts and you might find something interesting.

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Will do and thank you.

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1/16/19 7:18 P

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Check their site they may also have other books besides Fiction.

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emoticon so much for posting these. I think mine would fit (probably) in the self-help ... (mine are inspiration and motivation in health and fitness)

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Black Lyon Publishing co.

I just received this in my email. If you write fiction or romance check it out.

FICTION GUIDELINES: OPEN
ROMANTIC ADVENTURE: 60,000-90,000 words. Unlike our other fiction categories, the romance is not the core of the story. The story should revolve around the adventure and be supplemented by a secondary romance between a hero and heroine. Think Raiders of the Lost Ark or The Da Vinci Code (and works by Dana Lyons.) Series ideas welcome.

CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE: 45,000 - 65,000 words. There's nothing like a good romance novel with attractive characters, and we don't just mean physically. Heroes and heroines in Black Lyon contemporary romance novels have personality and depth of character. Heroines can come from all walks of life and have all sorts of interests. Settings should preferably be in America. Rural or urban - it doesn't matter. Traditional contemporary heroes such as businessmen and cowboys are welcome in our contemporaries, as are most other heroes. We accept fictional rockstar or moviestar heroes if the character does not demonstrate the lifestyle often associated with those professions. Sexual tension is vital, but we do enjoy sweet romances in the contemporary line. Manuscripts should not contain swearing beyond "damn" or "hell." Happy endings are mandatory. Manuscripts containing infidelity, abuse, addiction or similar behavior on the part of the two main characters will be rejected. Stories should be written in third-person and above all, be romantic. Readers should remember that feeling of falling in love simply by reading one of these books.

PARANORMAL ROMANCE: 60,000 - 80,000 words. Black Lyon paranormal romance heroes and heroines have elements in their personalities that set them apart from everyday people while still being firmly grounded in modern society. These paranormals should have a dark, sensuously gothic feel in addition to the romance element. Immortals, vampires, werewolves, mermaids, twisted fairy tales, Roman gods - whatever tickles your fancy as long as the characters are darkly creative and seductive. These are not sweet romances. Steamy sexuality is acceptable for this line, but keep in mind that this is not erotica, either. Happy endings are mandatory. Settings can be anywhere in the world - in exotic locales or in the characters' own backyards. Manuscripts containing infidelity, abuse, addiction or other offensive behavior on the part of the two main characters will be rejected. Stories should be written in third-person and above all, be romantic. Series ideas welcome.

HISTORICAL ROMANCE: 65,000 - 85,000 words. Unique heroes, but also standard heroes such as nobility or pirates work well in our historicals. Heroines should be bright and independent, yet believable given the time period. Settings include England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales, though other exotic settings are definitely encouraged if well done. While settings in the 1000-1600 AD range are preferred, other timeframes are also accepted. Sexuality should be appropriate to the storyline. Happy endings are mandatory. Manuscripts containing infidelity, abuse, addiction or other offensive behavior on the part of the two main characters will be rejected. Stories should be written in third-person and above all, be romantic.

INSPIRATIONAL ROMANCE: 50,000 - 65,000 words. Heroes and heroines in Black Lyon inspirational romance novels have personality and depth of character. Settings can be in America or anywhere else in the world, historical or contemporary, rural or urban. These are sweet romances with the romance at the core of the plot, and an inspirational or Christian-based theme throughout the story. The inspirational theme should be evident, but not so prominent that readers feel as if they're reading a sermon or being preached at. Manuscripts should not contain swearing. Happy endings are mandatory. Stories should be written in third-person and above all, be romantic. Readers should remember that feeling of falling in love by reading these books.

LITERARY FICTION: 65,000 - 85,000 words. Black Lyon general fiction can love stories that don't technically fall into the romance genre, as well as literary works. Novels in this line are emotion-packed and the plot may contain complicated or intense issues. Sexual content should be appropriate to the storyline, not gratuitous. The ending may or may not be a happy one. Secondary characters should not pull the focus away from the two main characters, but should instead add depth to the story.

LYONETTES (CLOSED TO SUBMISSIONS EXCEPT TO CURRENT BLACK LYON AUTHORS): 20,000 - 40,000 words. Our novellas follow the guidelines of the full-length novels above - only shorter! We are currently accepting contemporary and paranormal romances, as well as inspirational romances. We are especially interested in novellas with holiday settings and themes, i.e., Christmas, Halloween, Independence Day... Lyonettes are released in ebook formats only (sometimes audio and/or paperback upon discretion of publisher), as opposed to our full-length novels, which are released in paperback and ebook simultaneously, then moved into audio..


FICTION CATALOG
Contemporary Romance
Paranormal Romance
Historical Romance
Inspirational Romance
Romantic Adventure
Literary Fiction
Romance Novellas

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