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Started this discussion. Last reply by Stacy Eaton Aug 22, 2011. 8 Replies

Thank you Garry for the Createspace info.  I'll look into it since I have a book ready to go to a publisher.Does anyone know where I can get a website to sell my books myself?  PA will let me sell…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Drue "Dee" Miller Jun 27, 2011. 9 Replies

To anyonr out there:  If I want to sell my own books on a website w/ my daughter. How much would a 240 pg gothic romance: its sequel a 479 pg. novel, and a 202 pf mystery/suspense. All softcovers:…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Drue "Dee" Miller Aug 9, 2011. 20 Replies

I am a new member ... just joined today ... just a few minutes ago.  My "Pen Name" is Dee Miller and I have published with the worst publisher (PublishAmerica) in the world!!  To my regret, I…Continue

 

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Theophenie Miller left a comment for Drue "Dee" Miller
"Ladies and Gentlemen who have been helping my mother over the last couple months, There is no easy, light, or painless way for me to ever say these words... they still do not "feel" real to me.   My mother, Dee Miller, left this world…"
Sep 23, 2011
Drue "Dee" Miller replied to scribbler's discussion 'Books that profoundly changed your thinking?'
"I understand where all of you are coming from and have, personally, read some of the books that you have told us about.  I can see where these books would have a lasting effect on you.  The books that have turned my life around.  The…"
Sep 1, 2011
Stacy Eaton replied to Drue "Dee" Miller's discussion 'Websites'
"Drue - or you do you prefer the Dee?  I love this place too!  Having people who will share things with you is what makes the world go round!"
Aug 22, 2011
Drue "Dee" Miller replied to Drue "Dee" Miller's discussion 'Websites'
"Thanks Stacy:  I've never heard of fatcow.  I'll look into this with my daughte, as well.  I appreciate all of you guys being so nice to me.  I really feel lucky to have found this website.  All of you have been so…"
Aug 21, 2011
Drue "Dee" Miller replied to Drue "Dee" Miller's discussion 'Websites'
Aug 21, 2011
Drue "Dee" Miller replied to Drue "Dee" Miller's discussion 'Websites'
"Thanks Garry,  I'll look into this.  Thanks for  all your help.  I really need it.  "
Aug 21, 2011
Drue "Dee" Miller replied to Drue "Dee" Miller's discussion 'Websites'
Aug 21, 2011
Stacy Eaton replied to Drue "Dee" Miller's discussion 'Websites'
"I have a website on fatcow.com.  You can design your own website and you can use paypal as a payment tool to sell your books if you want."
Aug 21, 2011
Garry Edward Lewis left a comment for Drue "Dee" Miller
"She sure can use her covers, just copy and paste to their tin plate I used the 6 by 9 tin plate on my books."
Aug 19, 2011
Ashlee Palmer left a comment for Drue "Dee" Miller
"Have you looked into by-passing publishers in general? Just publishing the book yourself. You do not need a company to publish your novels, it is possible to do it yourself....."
Aug 17, 2011
Drue "Dee" Miller is now friends with Stacy Eaton, Garry Edward Lewis, Larry L. Larson and Theophenie Miller
Aug 17, 2011
Garry Edward Lewis replied to Drue "Dee" Miller's discussion 'Websites'
"You revert your rights back, you can self publish and get the authors discount way cheaper then PA charges you. Under five dollars per book. PA charges it's authors way to much for their own books. They priced one of my books at a whopping…"
Aug 11, 2011
Garry Edward Lewis replied to Drue "Dee" Miller's discussion 'Websites'
"I just let Amazon and Createspace take care of that for me. They'll send you a paper check or directly deposit into your account. Which ever you prefer. I don't think they offer paypal as of yet. But probably will in the future."
Aug 11, 2011
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Websites

Thank you Garry for the Createspace info.  I'll look into it since I have a book ready to go to a publisher.Does anyone know where I can get a website to sell my books myself?  PA will let me sell them anyway I want to (even to standing on a street corner and selling them with a sign and a tin cup).  I've checked into one but they want $500.00 down and $19.95 a month.  I just don't have anything to compare with them.  Any advice would help. I know I ask a lot from all of you but, I am new at…See More
Aug 10, 2011
Garry Edward Lewis left a comment for Drue "Dee" Miller
"Createspace is a very great selfpublishing avenue, once you have your rights reverted back to you from PA, you'll be able to upload your books onto Amazon Kindle as well at no cost to you. Your able to set the price you'd like you can make…"
Aug 10, 2011
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Aug 9, 2011

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Favorite Literature Type
Fiction
Favorite Genre or Category
Mystery and Crime
Favorite Book
Alex Cross
Favorite Author
James Patterson

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I am very new at all of this so I know that I am doing absolutely horrible at all of this. Please forgive my errors and give me the benefit of the doubt.  I am really "dumb" on a computer and only kn…

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I am very new at all of this so I know that I am doing absolutely horrible at all of this. Please forgive my errors and

give me the benefit of the doubt.  I am really "dumb" on a computer and only know how to answer mail and write books.  Thank you.  Drue "Dee" Miller

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At 2:49am on June 19, 2011, Larry A Cochran gave Drue "Dee" Miller a gift
At 6:17pm on June 19, 2011, Theophenie Miller gave Drue "Dee" Miller a gift
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Because you are the bestest:)
At 6:36pm on June 19, 2011, Theophenie Miller said…
Yep!  Let me call you in a sec, and I will work with you on setting that up:)
At 3:15am on June 25, 2011, scribbler said…
Nice to meet you Dee. :) Welcome aboard. I’ll look forward to getting to know you better.
At 11:49am on June 25, 2011, Drue "Dee" Miller said…

Hi, Scribbler:

Nice to meet you, too.  This site is the best forum that I have ever associated myself with.  I have been on quite a few ... Authorsden ... for an example ... but it is nothing like this one.  My congrats to whoever started this one!!!  I will, also, look forward to getting to know you better.

At 7:22pm on July 5, 2011, Kay Elizabeth said…
Dee, that's such a lovely compliment about Authors.com! I'm sure all the regulars and the admin will be delighted to see that. The best way to give back is to invite others along, like you did with Theophenie, and interact with other members. It keeps things lively and it's nice to take a minute to comment on someone's blog or forum post. It really does help keep the true sense of community spirit, of us pulling together to help each other, alive. :) That's what I do anyway. :)
At 2:46am on July 7, 2011, Drue "Dee" Miller said…

Thank you, Kay Elizabeth:

That's such a nice thing that you said to me, too.  I have taken Matt's advice ... if he is "on board", too, and contacted lulu.com. I am so leary of publishers now that I am, almost, afraid to go to anyone.  I've be burned by iUniverse.com and now PA.  Like the old saying: "burn me once ..,. shame on you ... burn me twice ... shame on me." Okay ... I've been burned twice.  I just don't know where to go or what to do next.  I'm not young anymore, I'm 66 but I love to write.  My 4th book is finished, "Road Show" a mystery/suspense, and I am well into the sequel to "Nightmares Come From Dreams" and "Rose of Thorns'.  My  daughter, Theophenie, the one who does my covers, calls it the "Dream Series". I will tell you why: the first book "Nightmares", was called "Dreams Are Made of  Nightmares" (published by iUniverse) but when I went with PA they made me change it to "Nightmares" and they did the cover (which I did not want them to do) but they did it anyway.  Also, the books all started as a real dream in real life.  I was pregnant with my oldest daughter (Denise) and had the first dream that started the whole thing.  I know how to write and anyone who has read my books say they are really good.  I have no problem writing,  I do not use outlines ... I just sit down at my computer and write.  I don't know how I do this.  I know there are a lot of people out there who do it the same way ... guess I am just lucky. The books in between the "Dreams Series" are mystery/suspense novels that are written the same way.  One is published ... "Here Kitty, Kitty" and the new one that is ready to go with cover from Theophenie is called "Road Show". That's the story of my life.

 

 




 

At 10:13am on August 10, 2011, Garry Edward Lewis said…

Createspace is a very great selfpublishing avenue, once you have your rights reverted back to you from PA, you'll be able to upload your books onto Amazon Kindle as well at no cost to you. Your able to set the price you'd like you can make up to 70% royalties. Or 35% percent depending on the cost you set for them. Your kindles will also be place on Amazon UK and Amazon Germany at no cost to you as well. Createspace will have your paperback listed on Amazon within a week after you upload your PDF file and Book Cover. You can find fantastic royalty free clip art for your cover on line at no cost or very little. Createspace offers differant size tinplates to use for your book as well 6by9 etc.. 

If you chose to purchase extended distribution it's only $39.00 per title this will make your book available for brick and mortar stores who choose to purchase it as well as other online stores as well. A sweet deal really. A lot less out of pocket expense for you the author. Hope this helps. But I'm pretty sure you have to get your rights reverted back to you, or Pa could come after you for breach of contract. Which my contract with them was for seven years. So I bought my book rights back and I'm now free and clear from PA. And they can no longer publish my books or sale them. Just the ones they had before I bought back my rights. But at their prices they won't make a dime off of them anyway! LOL

At 6:36pm on August 17, 2011, Ashlee Palmer said…
Have you looked into by-passing publishers in general? Just publishing the book yourself. You do not need a company to publish your novels, it is possible to do it yourself.....
At 4:34am on August 19, 2011, Garry Edward Lewis said…
She sure can use her covers, just copy and paste to their tin plate I used the 6 by 9 tin plate on my books.

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