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alice
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PostSubject: Re: Authors return on Investment   Authors return on Investment - Page 2 EmptyTue Apr 19, 2011 2:01 pm

DK,

They have it right. Someone has to pay on something. No wonder America is on the rocks. Only half pay Income taxes. We cannot borrow for everything. Everyone should pay something.
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Betty Fasig
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PostSubject: Re: Authors return on Investment   Authors return on Investment - Page 2 EmptyTue Apr 19, 2011 2:16 pm

Ah....but money isn't everything. Like JoElle's lovely reviews put a smile on her face, like the kind words people have said of Wooffer are beyond measure to my hungry heart, there is a payment that is priceless. That is why we put our ego out there like we do. . a plea for affirmation of worth.

That there are so very many people writing words and looking for affirmation and validation says something about our collective sense of worth, I think.

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Betty
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PostSubject: Re: Authors return on Investment   Authors return on Investment - Page 2 EmptyTue Apr 19, 2011 2:30 pm

Betty,

You are so right. Writing is a great hobby.
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PostSubject: Re: Authors return on Investment   Authors return on Investment - Page 2 EmptyTue Apr 19, 2011 3:31 pm

Dear Alice,
That must be the attitude of the main line publishers. cyclops

But, there is aways the exceptions.

In those olden days when even newspapers were not bought and sold by politics, authors, if they were good, had a chance to serialize in their local news....

Poe self published his works, so did Franklin and Throeau. For the high mucky muck publishing elite of this day, they would not have stood a chance. They did not write to formula or sign saying they would produces X number of books in the decade.

Perhaps after the publishing industry has wrung itself into a knot, an underground publisher will be brave enough to put out books that are wonderful without regard.

I imagine that is where ebooks will take the stage. Once acclaimed,the print industry may produce written copies. It should cost them a lot for the right to print.

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PostSubject: Re: Authors return on Investment   Authors return on Investment - Page 2 EmptyTue Apr 19, 2011 5:05 pm

That is what I think. Why do all authors suck up to the print house gods. Maybe there is a new day and way on the way. I wish I knew how to accomplish that!

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PostSubject: Re: Authors return on Investment   Authors return on Investment - Page 2 EmptyTue Apr 19, 2011 5:07 pm

Betty,

You mean more than $1.00? I agree. If I had known all of the time and money they would spend marketing my book to me, I would have wanted more.
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PostSubject: Re: Authors return on Investment   Authors return on Investment - Page 2 EmptyTue Apr 19, 2011 5:19 pm

What I am thinking is that an e book publisher could issue publishing contracts that would include print books in the same way that print book publishers now include and claim the rights to future digital, movie and what ever kind of rights.

I can see it happening.

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PostSubject: Re: Authors return on Investment   Authors return on Investment - Page 2 EmptyTue Apr 19, 2011 9:08 pm

Mandinam Press will be the wave of the future.
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PostSubject: Re: Authors return on Investment   Authors return on Investment - Page 2 EmptyWed Apr 20, 2011 5:53 am

I think I've mentioned this before. One of the areas I had to research while writng A Myth in Action was the transition, during the '50s, from the studio system, where actors were under contract to a specific studio, and the current situation, where actors are independents who can negotiate salaries and work with any studio or production company. There was a period of time, through most of the '60s, when actors had to go through some rough times, having been under contracts, and figuring a means to support themselves and convice the studios to hire them on a film-to-film basis. Under the old system, an actor who was not under contract generally couldn't get work.

I think as writers we are in a similar situation now, and in the long run we will be better off.

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Ann,

I like your positive perspective.
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