Can Any Member Here Help My Friend Please

@kathy77 (7488)
Australia
March 19, 2007 4:52pm CST
Hi Friends and Members, I would like to get some advice from you as my friend is writing a book and would like to know the best place if you can advise her as to where to send the book about her life to for the publisher to have a look so could any of you suggest somewhere, where you have done this at?? And were you paid sufficiently for your book??
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@greengal (4288)
• United States
21 Mar 07
Hi kathy as you already know I've published my poetry book. I did it through www.lulu.com where its free to publish your content in any language. They provide you with all the tools to design your publication the way you want it. They offer a Basic service, which includes free publication and storefront. You can either promote the book on your own or buy their marketing and distribution services for a price. I have been paid by lulu and they've done a wonderful job with my book. Tell your friend to read everything in the Help section, it looks like a lot to read but you will need to know it. You can set the price on the book, so you control how much you earn from it. Hope all this information helps, you can PM with any more questions you might have:)
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@kathy77 (7488)
• Australia
21 Mar 07
Thank you Greengal for your information in regards to my discussion I really appreciate any help that me and my friend can receive from you and I shall let you know but I shall have a look at lulu so I shall keep this discussion here for myself to copy and paste lulu address so I can have a look when I get a few minutes to myself.
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@greengal (4288)
• United States
22 Mar 07
It's my pleasure kathy, do feel free to ask anything related to lulu or publishing:)
• Singapore
20 Mar 07
You should ask your friend to check out www.lulu.com . I am surprised that no one has already mentioned this. :P Here's an except from the site: Lulu is fast, easy and free Publish and sell easily within minutes. No set-up fees. No minimum order. Keep control of the rights. Set your own price. Each product is printed as it is ordered. No excess inventory. One of the mylotters here, greengal, has published a book there and got paid. If you want to, you might try contacting her for her experience. ;-)
• Singapore
20 Mar 07
Just to add, if you are talking about just having someone look over the book, any freelance editor can help me. If you have a publishing company willing to publish on your behalf, then they will naturally approve and edit for you too.
@albert2412 (1782)
• United States
19 Mar 07
When you find out the answer to this question, please let me know. I have been thinking about writing a book myself. Is it getting harder to be published? with all of the competition from the internet and tv it seems to me that people may not be reading books as much as they used to.
• United States
20 Mar 07
NO, books are still as popular as they ever were. I just got done reading a book that talks about publishing requirements. The chances of getting published are higher than you think. The key is to SUBMIT YOUR PIECE TO COMPANIES THAT SPECIALIZE (I EMPHASIZE SPECIALIZE) IN YOUR LITERARY GENRE. Don't submit a children's story to a general fiction house. Don't submit secular works to a religious publishing house, you get the idea.
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• Philippines
13 Apr 07
I have been publishing at lulu.com I am a translator of the Word of God from Greek to English. I have already published GENESIS, EXODUS, LEVITICUS (Greek-English), THE WILL New Testament (Greek to English), ELEMENTS of SALVATION, The Right Way, GOD, ORIGIN, TRANSFER into PERFECTION, GREEK-ENGLISH (Grammar & Vocabulary), WORDS in THE WILL New Testament, and others shown at http://www.lulu.com/arseniajoaquin I have not spent even a single cent in publishing these. There are no set up fees. Authors are not even required to buy even a single copy of their books. In fact I have not seen any copy of any of my books as I have no money and I don't even have any credit card. Lulu does not interfer with the content. Write anything you want too. Choose the size there, book cover, you're free to set your royalty, etc. Copyright is automatically included there. I hope that your friend or anybody out there would be able to publish their books there also for free.
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@weemam (13389)
22 Mar 07
my mum wrote a book years ago my friend and I always wanted to know this too so II hope you don't mind if I read your answers , I am sorry I am a bit late getting to your discussions but I am really busy with commitments at the moment , God bless xx
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@lauzpauz (115)
20 Mar 07
Hi, I dont really know where she could send her book to get it published, but just an idea, could she turn her book into an e-book,or perhaps go down the self publishing route.....
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@Transformed (1262)
• United States
20 Mar 07
I'd recommend finding publishers who specialize in memoirs and creative nonfiction.
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@Kasssy (107)
• United States
19 Mar 07
I'm not going to be much help. I have a few short stories that I have sent to publishers and if you find somewhere to send them, please let me know how it turns out. I have let other people read them and they think they are pretty good. So all the help I can get I appreciate. I'll mark your name in my book. When i get my big break i will definitely let you know.Thanks!
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