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*** NYT and PW Praise Self-Publishing *** As reported in The New York Times, 9/8/04: "...Self-publishing is much easier now," said Calvin Reid, an editor at Publishers Weekly. "Before, you had to spend thousands of dollars. Now you can have your book wonderfully published for several hundred dollars and print on demand." Add to that, "conscientious, relentless marketing," Mr. Reid said, "and you have a recipe for success..." http://www.nytimes.com/2004/09/08/books/08stri.html ================================================================ *** Co-Author Published in PMA Newsletter *** Co-author Dan Snow's article on bringing out-of-print books back to life is running in the current issue of the national news- letter for the Publishers Marketing Association: http://www.pma-online.org/scripts/shownews.cfm?id=1025 ================================================================ *** Free Online Exposure for Authors? *** Author's Life is looking for authors to profile and interview in their new e-zine. E-mail the editor, Cindy Butler with your bio and a brief summary of your book: AuthorsLife@aol.com ================================================================ Please feel free to forward copies of this bulletin to your fellow authors and publishers. This is a free service that is available to anyone in the book world upon request. We don't endorse specific products or services, and we do not accept advertising. You may subscribe or un-subscribe at any time. ================================================================ *** Writers' Workshop Contents *** Short Fiction Contest: Deadline November 15, 2004. First Prize $350, Second Prize $250, Third Prize $100, Honorable Mentions. The entry fee is $18. 13th Annual Memoirs Competition: Deadline December 15, 2004. First Prize $300, Second Prize $200, Third Prize $100, Ten Honorable Mentions. The entry fee is $18. Enclose legal size self-sealing SASE for critique and list of winners, make check or money order payable to The Writers' Workshop, and send to: (Name of contest), 387 Beaucatcher Road, Asheville, NC 28805 ================================================================ *** "Best Books of 2004" Deadline October 15 *** For more information about submissions and fees: http://www.pubinsider.com/_wsn/page11.html Winners receive national exposure and will be announced November 1st. Questions? Call 800-733-6511. ================================================================ *** Finding Literary Agents *** Resources and articles such as: "Nine Tips for Finding an Agent," "Finding an Agent in the Age of the Internet" and FAQs: http://mailer.fsu.edu/~tjp4773/litagent.html ================================================================ Please feel free to forward copies of this bulletin to your fellow authors and publishers. This is a free service that is available to anyone in the book world upon request. We don't endorse specific products or services, and we do not accept advertising. You may subscribe or un-subscribe at any time. ================================================================ *** Reminder: Transcript of Nat'l Radio Broadcast *** Co-author Dan Snow was interviewed on the popular "Ask Heloise" radio show coast-to-coast on August 15. See http://www.wordwideweb.net for a transcript of talking points, and links to helpful resources -- many free -- for independent publishing. ================================================================ *** Reminder: Item from Publishing Poynters *** The previous Publishing Poynters reported that the law firm of Robert L. Lewis (219-944-2755) is gathering information concerning deception, misrepresentation and fraud for a class action suit on behalf of writers against 1stBooks Library (a/k/a AuthorHouse): http://www.authorlink.com/news/news.asp?id=443 http://www.writersweekly.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=2535 http://www.spawn.org/spnews.htm ================================================================