Black Authors : ATTENTION: Published Authors...

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  1. cocobutterskyn

    cocobutterskyn Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Are there any published authors who can offer knowledge/suggestions for writers seeking to be published for the first time?

    1. Is self publishing the better route, if not what other avenue?

    2. How do you choose a publishing company?

    3. Are there predator publishing companies that writers should avoid, if so, is there some kind of listing available?

    Any information will be appreciated.


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  2. cocobutterskyn

    cocobutterskyn Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Say it ain't so...

    No published authors at Destee's willing to enlighten a sister? :bye: Perhaps we just don't have any resident authors.

    Well...

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  3. Precise Allah

    Precise Allah Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I did my first book on lulu.com... I did the layout in Adobe Acrobat,
    Did the cover work in Photoshop.. paid $49.00 I believe to get an ISBN
    number.. ordered 20 copies and shopped it to local stores.. all on
    consignment.. donated a couple of copies to the local library.. and that was
    that.. but I was just trying to learn the publishing business.. I had a couple
    of other writers I was planning on publishing and I didn't want to be learning
    on their work so I gathered a bunch of my own writing and threw it together..
    lulu.com is print on demand.. the quality is great.. and it cost
    me $6.00 per copy.. and I can order as few or as many as I want.. and..
    you can update the contents of the book whenever you want.. like if their
    are some typos.. or if you want to add a dedication page or more content..
    it's easily updateable.. check it out.. if you need any help with layout or
    cover design or anything like that.. I'm available for the brotherly price of no
    dollars and no cents.. let me know.


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  5. cocobutterskyn

    cocobutterskyn Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Thanks so much...

    Precise Allah, skuderjaymes for your suggestions. I'm in the process of gathering my works to be published,
    so any knowledge I can receive from those who travelled the road before me, is valuable! I checked out the sites
    and they both offer good information. Thanks again, I appreciate it, BIGTIME!:)


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    Wow...I hope your offer for assistance still stands after I have completed my book. I love the design you have there.
     
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    I like your brother's website and the work he is doing! I am working on my own publishing press as well. What he is doing inspires me...
     
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    skuderjaymes Contextualizer Synthesizer MEMBER

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    hey.. I'm sorry I didn't see this earlier.. of course my no dollar offer is still on
    the table.. let me know how I can help..
     
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    Peace,

    That's beautiful. You can do anything you put your focus, attention and desire to. People always want to say the 5%ers are gangsters. The sad thing is this couldn't be further from the truth. Brother Supreme got a Ph.D and this is after being an adolescent thug. We're getting degrees, opening our own businesses and creating a new model where we're in charge of our own affairs.

    Do your thing sister and don't take no for an answer.

    Peace
    Precise Infinite Peace Allah
     
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