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Reading between the lines, the report seems to infer that POD is merely a medium for vanity publishing. However, more and more real publishers are now using POD to produce quality books by professional writers. To cite just a few: Bantam Doubleday Dell, Cambridge University Press, Columbia University Press, Farrar Straus & Giroux, Grove Atlantic Press, McGraw-Hill, NYU Press, Oxford University Press, Penguin Putnam, Random House, Scholastic Books... and more. 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You may subscribe or un-subscribe at any time. ================================================================ *** Ghost Stories Wanted Ginnie Bivona of Atriad Press is looking for new stories: "Our next Haunted Encounters release will feature true experiences with departed family and friends. Deadline is June 1, 2004. Check our web site for submission guidelines." http://www.atriadpress.com ================================================================ *** Buzz Your Book Class helps authors get buzz for books, ficiton and non-ficiton. It's a six week online class, starting the last monday in April: http://writersweekly.com/wwu/courses/marketing.html -- Tip Courtesy of M.J. Rose: http://www.mjrose.com ================================================================ *** ABC Contest for Juvenile Fiction If you write for children, or have always wanted to, now is your chance to put that story on paper and win a fabulous prize. 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