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August 5, 2010

New World Publishing

A writer can flow words on to a page without hesitation, sometimes unable to stem the flood of liturgy spewing forth from their minds. 
There are many good writers in our world, however, very few are published.  The writer was always at the mercy of an agent and then a publisher.  There was little recourse around this unless they wanted to publish their own book, a laborious and costly enterprise.  Most agents and publishers were reluctant to print an unknown writer for fear of wasting their time and not recouping costs.  Many times a publishing house would reject a book that could normally sell many copies if
it was put in readers’ hands.  Now, those aspiring to be published can upload their stories onto the internet and bypass the traditional agent/publisher blockade.

According to an article in Newsweek*, Boyd Morrison wrote his first novel, but, was rejected by 5 agents.  Nine years later he finally got an agent, but, was rejected by 25 publishers.  So Boyd, with nothing left to loose, uploaded his novel, The Ark, onto Amazon’s Kindle bookstore in March 2009.  In a short amount of time he was selling his e-book at a rate of 4000 per month.  And by cutting out the middleman, a writer can make as much on a $2.99 e-book as on a $25 hardcopy.  This is especially attractive when the profit is made on a book that a publisher previously rejected.
Even published authors are getting on the e-bandwagon.  J.A. Konrath is the author of Whiskey Sour who plans to release all his future novels as self-published Kindle books.  “It’s an even playing field for the first time.  The gatekeepers have become who they should have been in the first place: the readers.”

So if you are a writer or an aspiring novelist, you now have a new
avenue available to publish your book.  You can bypass the agent and the publisher and put your words directly into the hands of the readers who will judge for themselves.  If you have written a well received story, then the sky is the limit for how much you can make self-publishing
on the internet.

*Newsweek, August 9, 2010, Page 47, Isia Jasiewicz

‘til next time, take care.


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A writer died and was given the option of going to heaven or hell.


He decided to check out each place first. As the writer descended into the fiery pits, he saw row upon row of writers chained to their desks in a steaming sweatshop. As they worked, they were repeatedly whipped with thorny lashes.


"Oh my," said the writer. "Let me see heaven now."


A few moments later, as he ascended into heaven, he saw rows of writers, chained to their desks in a steaming sweatshop. As they worked, they, too, were whipped with thorny lashes.


"Wait a minute," said the writer. "This is just as bad as hell!"


"Oh no, it's not," replied an unseen voice. "Here, your work gets published."