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467 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 Easy reversions: After two years, rights in any format or language that remains unpublished, or all rights for any book that earns less than $500 in total royalties in the preceding 12-month period, can be reverted upon request--no questions asked.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.
bit.ly — Writing and Reading Short Stories Instructor(s) Shariann Lewitt MIT Course Number 21W.755 / 21W.757 As Taught In Spring 2012 Level Undergraduate Course Description This class will focus on the craft of the short story, which we will explore through reading great short stories, writers speaking about writing, writing exercises and conducting workshops on original stories. Course Home Syllabus Readings Lecture Notes Assignments Download Course Materials Required Text Gioia, Dana, and R. S. Gwynn, eds. The Art of the Short Story. New York, NY: Pearson Longman, 2005. ISBN: 9780321363633.   Lewitt, Shariann. 21W.755 Writing and Reading Short Stories,Spring 2012. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare), http://ocw.mit.edu (Accessed 01 Feb, 2013). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
2076 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.
amzn.to — Get Your eBook Listed in Amazon.com   Sell your ebook directly on Amazon.com. Their Digital Text Platform is a fast and easy self-publishing tool that lets you upload and format your books for sale in the Kindle Store.   CreateSpace, a member of the Amazon group of companies, provides a fast, easy and economical way to self-publish and make your content available to millions of potential customers on Amazon.com and other channels. With the CreateSpace manufacturing-on-demand model, your products will be produced as customers order, so you don't have to make an up-front investment in inventory. Media formats supported through CreateSpace include books, DVDs, CDs, video downloads and Amazon MP3s.   Why CreateSpace? Affordable Publishing Options: Try our free do-it-yourself option, or choose from a full array of affordable publishing services to meet your needs Broad Distribution: Make your book available to thousands of retail and wholesale outlets across the U.S., including Amazon.com Top-Notch Support: Receive dedicated support from our team of professionals throughout the publishing process Great Economics: Enjoy high author royalties and low book pricing at every quantity your order           CreateSpace Community Connect, collaborate and network with other authors online. Cover Creator Build an eye-catching book cover using this free tool. Preview Collect feedback on your work from friends, family and our Community.   Get access to FREE book publishing tools, resources, and a growing online community of authors. Learn how.  
pred-ed.com — Preditors & Editors: A guide to publishers and writing services for serious writers. Their sole purpose is to provide writers with information and contacts for the purpose of seeking publication of their work. There's an enormous amount of important information on this site, including lists of agents, publishers and editors to avoid. Highly recommended!       What's on this Site? Information for Artists, Composers, Game Designers, Poets, and Writers of all persuasions. Following is a detailed description of Preditors & Editors' contents, most of which you can reach using the menu options above. Some features are linked from other pages. As well, some browsers may display the colors differently. This page (light blue pages) What's on this Site? Descriptions of menu options. About Preditors & Editors. Our purpose, who we list, and why. Also an explanation of the colors used and information about the editor of P&E. Link Back Emblems. Attention Authors! How to advertise your first book for free on P&E. Rating Criteria for all sections of P&E. Writing On The Fly, the P&E bulletin board for readers and writers sponsored by Cybling. That board appears to have been lost somehow. Nonetheless, we thank Cybling for all the support they lent us. The Preditors & Editors Readers Poll. Agents (ivory pages) How Do Agents Work? Linked listing of literary and other agents. Legal services are also listed in this section. Art (light grey pages) Linked listing of businesses offering or accepting art for sale. Awards (gold pages) Literary Industry AwardsEligibility for Preditors & Editors' awards and Nomination Instructions. Nominated sites for an award from Preditors & Editors. Sites of Distinction. These are linked sites honored with an award from Preditors & Editors. Certified Web Ranger award. Awards received by Preditors & Editors. Editor's Award Recipients. Book Publishers (silver pages)Linked listing of book publishers and distributors. Chats (light grey pages)Linked listing of chat rooms for writers, artists, and composers to enter. Contests (light grey pages)Linked listing of contests for writers, artists, and composers to enter. Conventions (light grey pages)Linked listing of conventions for writers and fans. Definitions (burlywood pages)Listing of publishing terms and their meanings. Editing & Software (coral pages)Linked listing of editing services, indexing services, and software for writers. Email. How to contact Preditors & Editors. Comments, Questions, Updates, and Insults. Also, how to be listed in P&E. Game Publishers (silver pages)Linked listing of game publishers. Jobs (green pages)Linked listing of jobs and job services for writers, composers, and artists. Journalism (light blue pages)Linked listing of newspapers and journalism resources. Magazines (light blue pages)Linked listing of magazines and magazine publishers. Music (beige pages)Linked listing of magazine, publishing, and resource sites for music and composing. New (light blue page)Linked listing of new entries to be found within the regular pages of P&E.Copyright Protection Letters Letter templates for use when a writer's work is copied without permission.New Books Announcements of first books by new authors. Opinions (beige pages)Listing of posted opinions in Preditors & Editors about writing, art, music, and the business of publishing. Organizations (wheat pages)Linked listing of organizations having to do with publishing or writing, drawing, and composing. Promotional (burlywood pages)Linked listing of promotional and marketing services, reviewer sites, and conventions. Related Sites (wheat pages)Linked listing of entries bearing some relation to the business of publishing, writing, art, and composing, such as bookstores. Resources (light blue pages)Linked listing of web sites containing writer or artist resources. Screenwriters (silver pages)Linked listing of screenwriter resources. Signings and Readings (light grey pages) Listing of authors who will be on hand publicly to either sign and/or read their work. Submissions (cyan pages) Copyright, patent, and trademark information. Sample query letter. Proposals. Sample synopsis. Submission formats. Sample screenplay. Sample cover letter. Submission checklist. Submission tracking. What Does Rejection Mean? Sample inquiry letter. Sample author's biography. Guidelines for opinion submissions to Preditors & Editors. Warnings (white pages) Warnings about some publishing and writing service activities. Generally, warnings are posted beside the appropriate entries within the P&E listing pages. Linked listing of other web sites with important info about scams or threats. Workshops (light grey pages)Linked listing of workshops for writing, composing, art, and so forth.  


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