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PostSubject: Publishing Contract   Wed Mar 28, 2012 1:49 pm

I have been offered a publishing contract by Tate Publishing. The only drawback that I can see is they require me to have a publicity firm or use theirs and it cost $4000.00 dollars up front. If I sell a 1000 copies, I get that money back. Have you heard of this type of thing or is it bunk?

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PostSubject: Re: Publishing Contract   Wed Mar 28, 2012 2:42 pm

That's a great question. I think what you will find at the following links will help a lot.

Book Publisher Watches & Warnings

What is a Vanity Press or Vanity Publisher?

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PostSubject: Re: Publishing Contract   Wed Mar 28, 2012 2:46 pm

Thanks, Lora. You're the best!

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PostSubject: Re: Publishing Contract   Wed Mar 28, 2012 2:52 pm

You're welcome Miss Cleo, anything for you. Big hugs.

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PostSubject: Re: Publishing Contract   Tue Apr 17, 2012 6:30 pm

Miss Cleo, if you just want the fun of seeing your work in print, you can publish for free with Blurb.com and they will put your book in their online bookshop. You only need to personally order one copy. You can also choose to offer it as a ebook.

They are a what Lora would say is a book printer. You prepare the book yourself and it has no IBN number. They give you free software to use.

I've found that it helps to order some copies to have on hand and sell them through local groups and clubs.


With the actual publishers I have used, I didn't have to put down any money. Bluegrass and Comfort Publishing did the editing, purchased the art for the cover and promoted it. I did have the fun of going to book signings, etc., if I was available.

Using a service like Blurb (There is a coupon usually on the side bar for 15% off) can help you to organize and see what you want to include, how to set it up, etc., My pet book later became an ebook with Comfort Publishing so it didn't keep me from getting an actual publisher.

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PostSubject: Re: Publishing Contract   Wed Apr 18, 2012 7:35 am

Thank you Miss Thena. You guys are such a big help. I have been offered that contract, but am hesitant to accept with Tate Publishing. Still looking into other avenues.
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PostSubject: Re: Publishing Contract   Wed Apr 18, 2012 3:14 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Publishing Contract   Wed Apr 18, 2012 3:19 pm

You can find me on the Blurb.com site and see my little books. Might give you an idea.
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