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640 days ago 0 comments From: Writing-Admin Categories: Publishing  Tags: submit your book kindle scout publishing 
socialpolitan.orgy —      Dear Writers: Writers who have an interest in publishing might want to know about Kindle Scout, a reader-powered publishing program where readers help discover the next great books. Submit your never-before-published novel to Kindle Scout and in 45 days or less, your book will be considered for a publishing contract with Kindle Press. We welcome English-language book submissions in the following genres: romance, mystery & thriller, science fiction & fantasy, and literature & fiction. If chosen for publication, you receive: Guaranteed advance & competitive royalties: A $1,500 advance and 50% eBook royalty rate. Focused formats: We acquire worldwide publication rights for eBook and audio formats in all languages. You retain all other rights, including print. 5-year renewable terms: If your book doesn't earn $25,000 in royalties during the initial 5-year contract term, and any 5-year renewal term after that, you can choose to stop publishing with us. Easy reversions: After two years, rights in any format or language that remains unpublished, or all rights for any book that earns less than $500 in total royalties in the preceding 12-month period, can be reverted upon request--no questions asked. Early downloads & reviews: One week prior to release date, everyone who nominated your book will receive a free, early copy to help build momentum and customer reviews. Marketing through Amazon: Your book will be enrolled into the Kindle Owners' Lending Library, Kindle Unlimited as well as be eligible for targeted email campaigns and promotions. We believe authors thrive with options. If you value an advance, creative control, competitive royalties and marketing opportunities--this program might be perfect for you.   Learn More About Kindle Scout   Rates as of 01/16/2016.
1044 days ago 0 comments From: Writing-Admin Categories: Publishing  Tags: ellora's cave erotica romantica exotika blush ec for men 
ellorascave.com —  Now Accepting NEW Genres In addition to our trademark erotic romance and erotica for women and men, we also nowaccept the following: Nonfiction Comedy Thriller/Horror New Adult Sci-fi/Alternate Reality   Ellora’s Cave is always looking for new talent and welcomes unsolicited manuscripts from authors, whether you have an agent or not. They want great storytelling, fresh writing, compelling characters and hot sex that will thrill their readers and capture their imagination.   They are digital publishers and all of their work is done electronically. They do not accept paper submissions.   If you have any questions about their guidelines, or about the status of a prior submission, please email Submissions@ellorascave.com. Before you submit:   Download and read the Author Information and Submission Guidelines Packet   READY TO SUBMIT YOUR MANUSCRIPT?   After you have read the Submission Guidelines (see above), please submit your manuscript to them by emailing Submissions@ellorascave.com . You must attach one file (docx, doc, or rtf format only) to your email. The file should contain your cover letter, story synopsis and manuscript. The cover email should contain only the information they list in the submissions guidelines.   Ellora’s Cave Imprints     At Ellora’s Cave, we believe women’s sexuality, in all its various forms, is legitimate, positive and beautiful. Our four imprints reflect that sex-positive attitude and cater to all tastes that involve sex and love between consenting adults.   Reading our books is like taking a vacation without ever having to leave the comfort and privacy of your home. You can choose the world you want to visit, from ancient Egypt to the Wild West, from a lavish Parisian 1920s penthouse to an undiscovered planet in a galaxy far away in the 30th century. You can have adventures beyond your wildest imaginings and explore your deepest desires.   Romantica® Romantica is the name of our own special trademark blend of erotic romance. It is our first and still our most popular imprint. Romantica follows most of the conventions of the romance genre, focusing on the development of a central love story culminating in with an emotionally satisfying, happy ending. The difference lies in the erotic component of Romantica stories. Romantica books contain frequent sex scenes, described explicitly using frank language rather than flowery euphemisms. Because of our astounding success, many people erroneously use the term Romantica to describe any erotic romance, but it is accurately used to describe only erotic romance published by Ellora’s Cave.   To help you find exactly what you want to read, Romantica books are divided into lines and also carry information on additional themes contained in each book. As our audience grows and changes, we will likely add new lines, but here are the ones we currently offer in our Romantica imprint:   Romantica Lines Aeon (sci fi/futuristic) Branded (erotic romance featuring married couples) Breathless (romantic suspense) Fusion (multicultural/interracial) Gen-Edge (20-something contemporary heroine) Kink (fetish, HEA ending optional) Lawless (Western, historical and contemporary) Legend (historical) Moderne (contemporary) Shivers (horror, HEA ending optional) Sophisticate (older woman/younger man) Spectrum (gay/lesbian) Taboo (BDSM) Twilight (paranormal, including vampires, ghosts, shapeshifters) Voyager (time travel) Xanadu (fantasy)   Exotika® Our Exotika books focus on a woman’s sexual journey or adventures. Although they might or might not include a romance and do not typically end in a committed relationship, Exotika books do not generally adhere to the traditional romance book formula.   Exotika books are not divided into lines, but they do carry theme designations to help you find books suited to your every mood and taste. All of our themes are listed at the end of the descriptions of our imprints.   Blush® Sometimes you want a little more romance, a little less sex. For those times, we recommend our Blush line of more traditional romance. There might still be some sex scenes in our Blush books, but they are less numerous and less graphically described. Our Blush books are categorized into the following lines and also carry theme designation listed at the end of the descriptions of our imprints: Blush Lines Contemporary Historical Cotillion (traditional Regency) Romantic Suspense Paranormal & Fantasy Futuristic & Sci fi   EC for Men Although men do read our other imprints, especially with their wives or girlfriends, we decided to create an imprint especially for them. In EC for Men stories, men’s needs, desires and fantasies take center stage. We asked men what they wanted in erotic books, and they told us they still want hot sex and great storytelling, but without the emotional attachment and commitment of traditional romance novels. They also wanted less emphasis on the heroine’s needs and more focus on the hero’s. They told us that they wanted stories in which the women express their affection in more physical and sexual ways, rather than in verbal and emotional ways.   In these books, women are more likely to pursue men, to initiate sexual encounters, and to love, respect and support their men unconditionally. EC for Men books are also typically novella length or shorter. EC for Men books are not divided into lines, but, like our other imprints, they carry designations for various themes. This imprint launched in January 2012.   Themes for All of our Imprints (several might apply to a single book) Historical (including Medieval, Regency, 19th century and 20th century) Holiday (including Christmas, Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day and others) BDSM elements Comedy Female/female Interracial elements Menage Male/male Paranormal elements Rubenesque (plus-size heroine) Shapeshifter Steampunk Urban Fantasy Vampire     Book Lengths Naughty Nooners (3,000-7,000 words) Scintillating Samples (3,000-7,000 words in Blush books only) Short Quickies (7,000-10,000 words) Short Kisses (7,000-10,000 words in Blush books only) Quickies (up to 15,000 words) Kisses (up to 15,000 words in Blush books only) Novella (17,500-30,000 words) Short Novel (30,000-45,000 words) Novel (45,000-70,000) Plus Novel (70,000-100,000 words) Super Plus Novel (More than 100,000 words)
harlequin.com — Write for Harlequin   Interested in writing a romance novel for Harlequin? Click on one of the imprints below for editorial guidelines that will help you craft your story.   Please note, we accept submissions written in English only.   Frequently Asked Editorial Questions   Harlequin is now working with Submittable to make the manuscript submission process easier. Please click on the link below to review the guidelines and submit your manuscript electronically!   Line/Imprint Harlequin American Romance Harlequin Blaze Harlequin Desire Harlequin Heartwarming Harlequin Historical Harlequin Intrigue Harlequin Medical Romance Harlequin Nocturne Harlequin Presents Harlequin Romance Harlequin Romantic Suspense Harlequin Special Edition Harlequin Superromance   Harlequin Kimani Press Harlequin Kimani Press Arabesque Harlequin Kimani Romance Harlequin Kimani Tru   Love Inspired Love Inspired Historical Love Inspired Suspense Harlequin Heartsong Presents   Cosmo Red-Hot Reads from Harlequin Harlequin E – Big Book Melodrama Harlequin E – Erotic Vacations Harlequin E – Historical Romances Harlequin E – Horror Harlequin E – Intrigue Noir Harlequin E – Original Ideas Harlequin E – Pop! Harlequin E – Reckonings Harlequin E – Shivers Harlequin E – Space Opera Harlequin E New Adult Romance   Worldwide Mystery   Harlequin HQN Harlequin MIRA Harlequin Nonfiction Harlequin Teen
2248 days ago 0 comments From: Writing-Admin Categories: Publishing  Tags: law trademarks copyright publishing publishing law publishers authors editors web masters freelancers 
publaw.com —  This site is devoted to providing quality information for the publishing community – publishers, authors, editors, web masters, and freelancers. Home Trademark Copyright Legal Articles Publishing Articles Links Blog About Lloyd L. Rich Resume Services Publishing, Media & Cyberspace Contracts Intellectual Property & Audits Copyrights, Trademarks & Licensing Corporate Acquisitions & Divestitures Clients Contact   Trademarks What is a trademark? A trademark includes any word, name, symbol, or device, or any combination, used, or intended to be used, in commerce to identify and distinguish the goods of one manufacturer or seller from goods manufactured or sold by others, and to indicate the source of the goods. In short, a trademark is a brand name. What is a service mark? A service mark is any word, name, symbol, device, or any combination, used, or intended to be used, in commerce, to identify and distinguish the services of… more » Copyright What does copyright protect? Copyright, a form of intellectual property law, protects original works of authorship including literary, dramatic, musical, and artistic works such as poetry, novels, movies, songs, computer software and architecture. Copyright does not protect facts, ideas, systems, or methods of operation, although it may protect the way these things are expressed. When is my work protected? Your work is under copyright protection the moment it is created and fixed in a tangible form so that it is perceptible either directly or with the aid of a machine… more » Legal Articles Benefits of Copyright Registration Publication of Photographs: Is A Release Required? Copyright Ownership: The Joint Authorship Doctrine How Much of Someone Else’s Work May I Use Without Asking Permission?: The Fair Use Doctrine, Part I Nuts & Bolts of Federal Trademark Registration Publishing Articles More Checklists of Acquisitions Tips and Techniques Outline of A Basic Marketing Plan Checklists of Acquisitions Tips and Techniques Purpose of this Site This Web site and the information contained are provided by The Law Office of Lloyd L. Rich to help you with publishing, business and intellectual property issues that may affect you. The information contained in this Web page is not legal advice. This is because legal advice is dependent upon the specific circumstances of each situation and because publishing, business and intellectual property law may vary from state to state in the United States, so that some information in this Web page may not be correct for your jurisdiction. Therefore, the information contained in this Web page cannot replace the advice of competent legal counsel.
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