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    Question RSPublishing (Lutz Barz)

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    Ooh, Jo, lime green letters? Zonked my brain for a minute.

    I did find something at Writers Net:

    http://www.writers.net/writers/44309


    Found this to be interesting:

    Short version: Decided to put my book on-line with www.rspublishing.com.au - which is me. However I am not just interested in me but to get others published as well. Fiction only, all genres, free means no money asked, if published paid per download. Payments/orders through PayPal. All details on site, no surprises- I was sick of too many rules with other publishers. Free writing competition.

    Here's the agreement/disclaimer (his words, not mine):

    http://www.rspublishing.com.au/agreedis.html

    This looks like a writer who decided to set up his own shop (produce his own books) and then decided to do so for others.

    And, after reading through some more stuff on the Net, it seems that he accepts short stories and they're available as "pay per download." I didn't find anything that sounded like they pubbed novels.

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    I now have a short story published with RSpublishing. Not really a big deal, and I'm not breaking out the champagne or anything. But after the Andromeda Spaceways and Cosmos Magazine rejections, it was nice to get some uplifting news while I wait and wait and wait for news on my book...

    The main reason I'm posting is to just say that my experience has been very positive. I doubt I'll make a cent, but whatever. Even the big sci-fi magazines only offer you like 50 bucks or so, which is basically nothing. Lutz was quick with getting back to all my inquiries, he responded to my submission right around the time he said he would, and he's been very up front and friendly.

    Here's a particularly memorable excerpt from one of his emails to me...

    e-publishing is a sort of purgatory- hanging in there until the big break comes-either by traditional publishing or just by hooking the public

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    Hey, even if you're not going to break out champagne, you still deserve a congratulations! Good for you!

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    Hmm. I would consider email a serious source of income, when done well.

    There are a lot, and I mean a lot, of similar sites out there. I have yet to hear of one with a substantial readersip.

    This is, to my mind, a display site with fees more than it is epublishing. E-publishing is publishing in digital format but with all the other usual services still attached and a ressonable expectation of selling at least a few hundred copies. Many epublishers do accept short stories to publish individually or in anthologies/collections.

    Just my 0.02
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    curious

    Did you get any sales of the book through this site? I'm thinking of submitting something but was wondering if some of the other comments are right and this is really just a site with fees as someone said

    Quote Originally Posted by JerseyGirl1962 View Post
    Ooh, Jo, lime green letters? Zonked my brain for a minute.

    I did find something at Writers Net:

    http://www.writers.net/writers/44309


    Found this to be interesting:

    Short version: Decided to put my book on-line with www.rspublishing.com.au - which is me. However I am not just interested in me but to get others published as well. Fiction only, all genres, free means no money asked, if published paid per download. Payments/orders through PayPal. All details on site, no surprises- I was sick of too many rules with other publishers. Free writing competition.

    Here's the agreement/disclaimer (his words, not mine):

    http://www.rspublishing.com.au/agreedis.html

    This looks like a writer who decided to set up his own shop (produce his own books) and then decided to do so for others.

    And, after reading through some more stuff on the Net, it seems that he accepts short stories and they're available as "pay per download." I didn't find anything that sounded like they pubbed novels.

    ~Nancy

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    As a reader, I'd click away from the unedited website long before I got to the hashed "extracts". What do you want for your work?
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    Quote Originally Posted by CaoPaux View Post
    As a reader, I'd click away from the unedited website long before I got to the hashed "extracts". What do you want for your work?
    I took your advice. The website seems very unprofessional. The repeated spelling of "comming soon" in his bookstore would put me off for a start

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    Bookstore is empty, and I can't make sense of the news page to grok if he's still in business. Anyone hear from him recently?
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    Site is now SEO "blog". Barz publishing his stuff through Lulu now.
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