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I'm planning on moving to Denver from Long Beach in a year or so and I guess I'm trying to get a feel for the city/job opportunities etc. Upon my arrival I'll have a BA in Creative Writing and Literature and an experience at a Literary Arts Center in Los Angeles. I'm considering going into the MA Publishing program at DU, but not entirely sold on it. I think I'd like to do publishing but I'm open to pretty much any literary-involved job. Not picky, just looking for something to pay the bills at this point. Small presses (or coporate houses), literary magazines, indie bookstores, reading venues, etc. I know about the Tattered Cover and Mercury Cafe as reading venues, but I'd like to hear about some more. Any information would be really appreciated!


(apologies in advance for crossposting)

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I had a friend tell me that I shouldn't post my writing online if I eventually intend to have it published, since it could be construed as "internet publishing". Is this really a problem? If so, how can I get around it? Getting feedback from "fresh eyes" helps me think about different aspects of the story I am telling, and fix any inconsistencies that might have wandered in. Besides which, I am kind of a sucker for having people tell me they like my writing. I've been hoping to post my story on LJ, but I've only posted one chapter so far. My thought was to keep the first chapter "open" to draw in readers, and f-lock the rest of it. Would that be good enough, or am I still treading on thin ice?
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Clarksville, TN
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*waves* I'm just here to introduce myself, really. I'm hoping to one day be a published (almost wrote "punished") juvenile fantasy author, but it's going to be a while yet. I've only just finished the first chapter of my book, Libromancy, and I know that most publishers won't even look at an unfinished manuscript from an unpublished author. However, I've had this story buzzing around in my brain for over ten years now, and I think I've got a very workable outline for what could potentially be a good piece of fiction. I'm glad this community is here in case I have any questions. If anyone is interested in following my progress, my writing journal is crazy4books.
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XoXo Publishing Inc.
has the following career opportunities openings. Please submit your resume along with contact information and references:

1. Proof readers.

2. Editors.

3. Book cover designers, graphic artist. Must have knowledge of pertaining graphic software and uploading. Be able to work as team. You will be working with the authors and editors.

4. In house Media/PR you'll be working along side with The Book Promotion People.

These positions are open for everyone in Canada and USA, 18 yrs or over. Including College or University interns, private vocational schools students are welcome to apply

Att: State your employment division
Email to: careers@xoxopublishing.com

You are also welcome to submit your romance or erotica manuscript here: http://www.xoxopublishing.com/submission.html
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I was trying to prepare a submission for a publisher when I noticed they ask for a 'marketing analysis' in the submission. I've never come across this before. Can anyone enlighten me as to what this is, and how I might go about preparing one? I googled it and most of what came up were services offering to write your essays for Economics 101 for you. I'm a writer, I figure if I knew about marketing, I'd be choosing an easier way of making a living than trying to get a book published with a small press.
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Just a basic little question here, because I've no idea where to start. I'm looking to get a project published, ad don't want to go the self-publishing route. I know I'll need an agent, but what I can't find is info on how to go about obtaining one.

Does anyone have any info/advice/experience with this?

Current Music:
Ballboy - Tell Me
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So, just today, my former agent told me that she didn't want to renew our contract. Which is totally fine by me because I wasn't happy with the service she was providing. So that really isn't a big deal.

My question is; do I need to have an agent. I have looked at publishers that have said that they don't need an agent. Only the big ones in New York want you to have an agent. Can I act like my own agent? or is it something that I need. I hope that I have made this clear. Any suggestions would be wonderful.

Thank you


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Sorry if this is annoying or off-topic, but I'm totally jazzed about this and wanted to share.

My first book, Playing the Hero is available for purchase through Createspace.
So go make my day and buy a copy! ^_^

Also, check out my website for more stuff: WWW.NatanFleetShow.Com

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In March mmerriam announced the release of You Don't Know What You've Got: Tales of Loss and Dispossession . I went back to Amazon to check on it today. The price has dropped which means you get an even better deal. I wanted to also take a look at the reviews. There is only one so far. This reviewer mentions that marketing stories as a collection dealing with loss and dispossession during these tough times might not be the best plan. I disagree. While many of us seek fantasy fiction for the escape, we gain a sense of empowerment in watching the characters we love overcome obstacles, hardship. Beyond that, remember misery loves company. Some of us just like to know we aren't alone when facing tough times. That can be just as important as a book offering a great laugh. The reviewer was a tough critic but gave Mike's story a shining review and the anthology a 4 out of 5. Not too shabby!

I am taking from Mike's post here, but I wanted to give you a little information on the book and his story in his own words.More behind the jump.Collapse )
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Hello, new to the group, and wanted to let you all know about a conference I'm involved in taking place in San Francisco July 18th for Self Publishers... it is called Instock Conference, and it focuses on coming up with a strategy to marketing your book, as well as input from successful self publishers, the traditional book industry, and others.  http://www.instockconference.com

Thanks, and keep writing!  (As I should do today....)

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