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Old 12-05-2012, 03:23 PM   #1
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Publishing a Book

I am writing a book. A work of fiction. I am about half the way through (I know it's not about the word count but it's currently around 48,000 just to give an idea).

It will be done within the next few months.

Anyone have any experience with going about getting a work of fiction published? I know a few people who have had books published, so I obviously have asked them for their advice, but I would always welcome more!

Merci boucoup.

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Old 12-05-2012, 03:25 PM   #2
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You need to find a respectable editor first, because authors have a hard time spotting their own mistakes. Even the simple ones.

You'll also most likely want to look into publishing agents who can help you after the editing process. I have a friend who's written several books, and this is advice from her, not me. I've never successfully finished a book.

Finally, it's merci beaucoup
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Old 12-05-2012, 03:26 PM   #3
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Befriend The Cromwells (my band). You know you want to:

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Old 12-05-2012, 03:28 PM   #4
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I'm published. My first book is on Amazon. There's a Writer's thread you may want to look into.
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Old 12-05-2012, 03:30 PM   #5
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I may well do that.

Mind if I PM you Colohue? No worries if not!
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Old 12-05-2012, 03:32 PM   #6
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Talk to Colohue, he published a book recently through Amazon I think.

Edit: Okay.
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Old 12-05-2012, 03:44 PM   #7
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Good luck with your book
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Old 12-05-2012, 03:47 PM   #8
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Old 12-07-2012, 03:48 AM   #9
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I may well do that.

Mind if I PM you Colohue? No worries if not!

Sure, go ahead.
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Old 12-07-2012, 07:30 AM   #10
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Well, what you probably should do is---

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I'm published. My first book is on Amazon. There's a Writer's thread you may want to look into.


Oh, I guess I'm not needed.

Awaaaaaaayy...!
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Old 12-07-2012, 11:31 AM   #11
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PM'ed you Colohue. Cheers.
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Old 12-07-2012, 11:49 AM   #12
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Old 12-07-2012, 12:05 PM   #13
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If this is your first time writing a book, then you likely will not get it published, because it's likely to be bad. And that's okay! Because just as you no doubt play guitar better now than your first month, it takes practice. Here's something you might care for:

http://www.advancedfictionwriting.com/art/snowflake.php



Best of luck The Songwriting and Lyrics forum kind of serves as the writer's forum on this site (there's also a writing thread), so just pop into either of those and you'll get help.
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Old 12-07-2012, 01:16 PM   #14
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When I originally read this, I thought it said "Publishing a Rock."
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I remember when I was published..

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