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Stanley S. Thornton replied to Tanya Robinson's discussion 'Do you sale your books to UK readers? - Hve a look at this.' in the group Self Publishing
"My ebooks are available in the UK through Amazon.uk...not sure if Barnes & Noble or Kobo Books distribute there also...I haven't sold much in the UK as yet; but then, I've found it hard to get noticed...I'm still trying to find…"
Nov 30
Stanley S. Thornton replied to Cordelia Kirby Alexander's discussion 'I'm self publishing my own work' in the group Self Publishing
"Starting with the first of my fantasy book series, I became my own publisher...I'm coming out with the second book in the series in the next couple of weeks...I hope. It's a lot more work, but it's worth it when the finished product…"
Apr 7
Stanley S. Thornton replied to Kristin 's discussion 'Id like your opnion on self publishing.' in the group Self Publishing
"Like the others, I published my first book, Christianity: Myths and Legends through AuthorHouse...I spent thousands of dollars getting published, just as did Lisa and Anna.  in the end of 2012, as I was coming close to the completion of my…"
Apr 7
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Stanley S. Thornton replied to W.J. O'Neil's discussion 'Book Printing Prices' in the group Self Publishing
"They don't have a printing unit in the UK?  I'd think since the amazons in different countries appear to operate as individuals, as in royalties coming from each branch as separate from the others, I'd assume…"
May 17, 2013
Stanley S. Thornton replied to W.J. O'Neil's discussion 'Book Printing Prices' in the group Self Publishing
"I have just published my new book.  I'm using Createspace for paperbacks for Amazon and LSI for paperbacks and hardcovers for general distribution.  The book is 256 pages.  LSI charges $4.80 per paperback and $11.39 per hardcover…"
May 17, 2013
Stanley S. Thornton replied to PJ Sterling's discussion 'Thoughts/Ideas: Author/Author Marketing +' in the group Self Publishing
"My second book is THIS close to release.  It's a fantasy novel.  For this book, I have created my own publishing company, Mystic Dragon Publishing.  So far, It is going to cost me a fraction of what it did to go with another…"
Mar 18, 2013
Stanley S. Thornton commented on Pat Culler's blog post 'Pre-paid book publishers'
"Yes, publishers usually ask you to pay in full for book orders.  They have to pay their book printers up front, so they want their money up front."
Jan 7, 2013
Stanley S. Thornton replied to PJ Sterling's discussion 'Thoughts/Ideas: Author/Author Marketing +' in the group Self Publishing
"Last week or so, I recieved a letter from Google, advertising Google Adwords.  They offered $100 free advertising.  At first I ignored the letter, but still kept it.  on the 15th I called their 800 number and talked to a…"
Aug 20, 2012
Stanley S. Thornton replied to Olive Peart's discussion 'Book Layout using word' in the group Self Publishing
"I've got to ask...because it's driving me crazy...My first book was 116 pages with the font being calibri 14 point.  The current book I am writing is calibri 12 point, and is 170 pages so far, and i'm aiming at 250 pages.  I…"
Aug 9, 2012
Stanley S. Thornton commented on Authors.com's group 'Self Publishing'
"Andrea, did they mention if they put your book on other stores?  the only thing i like about my publisher, is they made my book available all over the world...they just didn't tell anyone it's out there..so they know to search the…"
Jul 10, 2012
Stanley S. Thornton replied to W.J. O'Neil's discussion 'Book Printing Prices' in the group Self Publishing
"i hear, especially for a small production, that you might go through amazon.com.  I think they have a good package for paperback and ebook.  but if you are just planning to make a few copies for relatives, and not producing them for public…"
Jun 11, 2012
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"Wow, on Amazon.com.uk, for my paperback, and it showed up on the bestseller list: #7 in Books > Religion & Spirituality > Religious Studies > Holidays > Christmas.  It won't be there long, but for now, I get to be…"
Apr 5, 2012
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Mar 31, 2012
Bruce Jackson Spohn replied to Stanley S. Thornton's discussion 'Problem with my publisher' in the group Self Publishing
"I did two indi book stores and you are right they want 40% off the top.  I did two book signings and sold a few books.  The topic of the book in question is a big factor as to where you can market it.  I am also going to go to the…"
Mar 27, 2012

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A Poem I Wrote:

Posted on October 17, 2011 at 8:17am 0 Comments

 

This is a poem I wrote a long time ago.  A friend of mine was so touched, she had a plaque made.  she had it engraved in gold letters, on a colored copper plate, and set into a solid oak frame.  It looked so beautiful, I actually considered marketing copies of it...well, until I found out they would have had to sell for $120 each. I usually don't tend to share my poetry, mostly because I'm my worst critic, and I don't think any of my poetry is good enough. But then, this is a…

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Writing for Children...

Posted on October 14, 2011 at 12:42am 3 Comments

Okay, I'm working on a children's book, but i'm not sure what words I can use.  When I was a kid, cartoons suggested that children had brains. Starting with my own kids, cartoons were being dumbed down.  The last time I watched modern cartoons, they were making cartoons for preteens, that sounded more like cartoons for 4 year olds.  This makes it hard for me to know what words I can use, and expect my audience to comprehend.

 

The children's book I am working on, I guess is…

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At 4:02pm on October 12, 2011, Chuck Keyes (The Chuck!) said…

Stanley, welcome aboard, …from The Chuck!
               I write sci-fi novels filled with adventure, mystery, romance, drama, horror, and many more genres all mixed in... Sci-fi for everyone to enjoy. I'm also a published poet. When you have a moment, please check out my Authors page and a few of my videos and blogs I've recently added. Many of my blogs consist of free to read enjoyable sci-fi stories I plan to unite within a book. Let me know if you'd like to become friends.

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At 8:40pm on October 12, 2011, Kay Elizabeth said…

Hi Stanley! Great to have you here and a warm welcome to Authors.com. :) It’s a very friendly community. We’d love it if you could drop by this thread please and tell us how you discovered Authors.com. :) Don't miss the Groups here! 

 

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At 12:13am on October 17, 2011, scribbler said…
Nice to meet you Stanley. Welcome aboard. :) I hope you enjoy being amongst us and I’ll look forward to hearing more about your writing.
At 3:00am on October 17, 2011, Stanley S. Thornton said…
thank you for the welcome...
At 7:43am on October 24, 2011, Stanley S. Thornton said…

I know have a facebook page for my book...i'm guessing one page per book...

 

http://www.facebook.com/christianitymythsandlegends?skip_nax_wizard=true

At 4:29am on April 5, 2012, Stanley S. Thornton said…

Wow, on Amazon.com.uk, for my paperback, and it showed up on the bestseller list:

#7 in Books > Religion & Spirituality > Religious Studies > Holidays > Christmas. 

It won't be there long, but for now, I get to be excited...

 

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