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Publishing Links and Other Things

www.FlyingPenPress.com


I currently am a Senior Editor for Flying Pen Press. We're looking for completed novels for all genres, except YA (Young Adult) and Erotica. Currently our doors our closed to all submissions EXCEPT Science Fiction. Please check back on the submissions guideline site for when we will be opening our doors again to new submissions (probably mid January of 2008). You can check our submissions guidelines at this link: Flying Pen Press Submissions

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Another facet of my website is to bring to you the wonderful publishing websites that I've found on the web. I'll do all I can to keep this current for you. My personal goal of being published is combined with a desire to see others published, whether it's in electronic or the more traditional paper publishing media.
 
Below is a list of the many sites that I often visit. Some if not all delve into the paper and electronic publishing fields. Some other sites are for those people I have the pleasure of knowing and look to assist them in being more well known. Enjoy and stop by often, because there'll be more links soon.
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www.meishamerlin.com

I was sad to learn that Meisha Merlin went under. They had brought readers many excellent novels over the years and kept some of the best Science Fiction and Fantasy alive. If you ever see any of them at a convention, stop them and thank them for all their hard work. They will be missed.

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www.caderbooks.com/

This is an excellent site called Publisher's Lunch. You'll read about other writers and publishers and what's new in the publishing world.
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www.publishersmarketplace.com/

I can't stress to you how very important this site is. It gives weekly news on the publishing industry as a whole, with excellent links to agents, book deals and author profiles. A full subscription does cost money, but the site does lead you to many free services. 
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www.booksurge.com/arp/literati.php3

A site to assist you in selling your books, worth a stop by to see how it's done. In the past several months I've heard good and bad about them. No matter who you publish with, make sure you fully understand any contracts you sign and what rights you're selling and which you're retaining (don't ever sell all rights to a publisher for an indeterminate length). 
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www.bookwire.com/bookwire/

A great site to stop by and check out what's happening in publishing. 
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www.iuniverse.com/jahia/jsp/index.jsp

A site that assists the author in getting published, no doubt there's a fee, but it's worth a deep scan of the information and processes that surround getting published. I've also heard some good and bad things about their processes. Remember, most of these "publishers" are making money off the authors, not the readers. Selling a book is tough, no matter what. As a new author, you should be ready to help sell books by visiting conventions, doing book signings (yes I know they are a bit outdated), and contributing to writing/publishing blogs.
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www.pubeasy.com/

A site for publishers to check out what's going on in the industry. 
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www.authorlink.com/index.html

A place where publishers and editors meet with authors who have works to sell. You must check this one out ASAP! 
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digital.library.upenn.edu

One excellent source for published works that are now in the public domain, easily downloadable, though some of the docs are in .PDF format and are better if viewed over a high-speed connection. Over 20,000 listings! 
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www.nonethelesspress.com/

A small publishing house. 
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www.yarddogpress.com/

I've met Selina Rosen (editor, owner and author) several times at conventions, she's a hoot and worth a visit. I've been happy with all the novels I've purchased from her. If you time it right, she may have slots open if you want any of your new novels published. She really wants her publishing house to succeed, so stop on over and help her out. Remember, independent publishers can and will succeed if we all purchase books from them, besides, if you want to submit to an independent publisher, you must know what kinds of books they're looking for.
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www.silverlakepublishing.com

An e-publisher for the most part, however it does appear they offer paper publishing as well. My friend Stephen Crane Davidson has a novel published by them. Stop by and check out his new e-novel, Dream Killer.
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Happenings:

Nov 2007

I recently attended World Fantasy Con in Saratoga Springs. It was a great place to meet and greet all those movers and shakers in the publishing world. 

Oct 2007

I recently attended MileHiCon in Denver. It was a blast and I met several authors and few editors. I'm also part of the World Science Fiction Convention 2008 Denver group, and I strongly recommend you buy your membership soon, before it goes up. 
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