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Old 03-15-2011, 08:53 AM
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When one goes gold mining, why pick up stones?

Silver is 35 an ounce and gold is 1400 an ounce. I will take all the silver I can dig. If the gold comes..so be it. Beats the hell out of coming home empty handed. Sheesh.

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Old 03-15-2011, 09:08 AM
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When one goes gold mining, why pick up stones?

I am more than happy with my shorts being published as e-books (or e-shorts). It's good to get my name out there, maybe building myself a small following - people who are happy to pay $0.99 to read my stuff.

Because if and when I get a novel published those same people will likely be the ones at the front of the queue to buy it.

I'm with Gaines on this one. Gold, silver - even bronze can look pretty if you polish it up.
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That's your predicition

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Old 03-15-2011, 02:52 PM
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Two years... and its still making news, sounds like scare mongering to me.

There is a world outside New York... I know, because I live in it, lol
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Old 03-15-2011, 03:31 PM
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Many a successful venture started out at someones kitchen table. Bill Gates started his company selling shares to interested buyers out of his garage. Some bought and some didn't. Ten bucks a share or however much you cared to inves. Many thought he was nuts. Business is cylical. Some succeed and some fail and some failures spawn new ventures revamped to succeed.

17 percent of a market share is a helluva chunk and it will grow from there. The ebook and their ilk will make the changes needed to be competitive. The market, both writers and readers, will demand it with their hard earned dollars spent on what appeals to them. It's pure captialism and that is the name of the game.

The traditional publishing houses will be looking longer and harder at the competition. They will find ways to attract new writers and get their work to market quicker. They have no choice but to. Evolve or perish.

This issue is not about art or writing. It's about business. Staying alive in a highly competitive field that is growing fast. Writers want to be read and they will find the means to be read. Marketing on the net is not that damn difficult. Links and FB and Twitter reach a huge audience. It is the snowball effect at work and if you are persistent with it you will succeed so long as you deliver a salable product the buyers want and like. It works.

Not long ago I was in a tech store looking at the latest and greatest in electronics. A couple of twenty something year olds were looking at electronic tablets. I asked them what they thought of it. Cool was pretty much their response. What they liked was the streamlined style and the ease of print reading and the fact they could order books over it to read. They were able to adjust the print size to suit their vision.

I picked one up and tried it. It was definitely cool and easy to use.

Don't get me wrong I love the feel of a good book and turning the pages but like Dylan said a long long time ago; The times they are a changin'

BTW writers don't need New York to be read or to survive. I am from that place and it ain't all that! But it is cool!
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Know, as a matter of fact, not everybody knows that majority of ebooks are junk. Especially not compared to books in general. This is a lame, unsubstantiated gobble.

ebook companies??? You really just don't have any idea of how it works, do you?

Kind of like you think Hollywood studios make TV movies?

IF print publishers get into ebooks??????????????????

Are you sure it's NYC you're living in? Not a tunnel in Afghanistan or something?
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Tutu...toto was a dog and btw I think you mean stirring...not steering..carry on. Don't worry, if S.Meyer can get away with it so can you.
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Marthas Vineyard. I can drown you there with the rest of your dreams.
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Readers know the majority of e-books are junk. For the e-book market to make writers money, those who market e-books would have to screen the good from the junk…I don’t think that time is near. If the pulp publishers get into e-books, it might work.
I have to disagree, I know a number of people with e-book readers, they like them for the reasons mentioned by Gaines, and because they can have a huge library all stored on one little pad, they can fit it in thier bag or pocket and take it anywhere. It's convenient and innovative.

Look up a site called 'Copia' they sell e-books, the classics and everything else. The paper back market and the e-book market are filled with exactly the same material. It is the readers choice as to how they want to do their reading which is the difference.

And again, I will say, as a writer I will take any route I can to get my stories out there. I have stuff in print and on e-book, the process I went through to get there was exactly the same: submit to a publisher and hope they like it.

Granted self publishing and vanity presses and the facility on Kindle which allows you to self e-publish allows people to cut all that out, but that doesnt mean it's all chaff.
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No, if you agree with me I'll give you a cookie - but you have to be sincere
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I knew it, you're a New England kid...I'm from West Upton MA. Hope you are having fun in the cold. Me, I'm sailing on warm San Francisco Bay. You should get a dream. It's better than your nightmare of being an author. Can you still get that truck driver job?
You are a perfect fit for San Francisco with your little white captains hat and blue blazer. Bet you wear that same outfit to the Village People concerts down at the docks. Yeah, you're sailing alright...cabin boy. You even write with a lisp.
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That sounds more like Mexico
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Old 03-17-2011, 09:50 AM
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Maybe Domenic just went the way of the dinosaurs.
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He was definitely heading that direction.
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Old 03-17-2011, 06:45 PM
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Last I heard he had received a call from a New York publisher and set sail for the Big Apple. Unfortunately as he made his way around the Cape he was beset by Somalii pirates. His family has refused to pay the $47.50 ransom for his release. Why didn't someone tell him about the canal in Panama? You people are mean!
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Old 03-17-2011, 08:03 PM
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You just don't know when to grow up do you kid.
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I do.

NEVER!

People who think being "grown up" is a big deal are just living in graves that haven't gotten filled in yet.
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Okay - sticking on topic please.
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Old 03-18-2011, 07:47 AM
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Originally Posted by Redlorry View Post
Okay - sticking on topic please.

Sure thing...Red. BTW that's a lovely robe you have on. Could I get you a coffee and a Danish? Lol.
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There's a topic in this thread?
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Old 03-18-2011, 01:36 PM
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Yes, Mr Robinson. Buried somewhere, deep beneath all the crud and the cursing, the chest beating and tail feather displays there is a topic!!

I know right, hard to believe, huh?

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There's a topic in this thread?
With nougat and nuts in.

http://www.chocolatemission.net/2008...0th-topic.html
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