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    Answer: it depends on the small press and the editor/agent. Generally publishing with a small press is because it is the best or only choice for that manuscript. What you do with the next one is a different issue.
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    Good luck, Christine!!! I would love to open a bottle of bubbly with my AW buddy, so I hope they accept you!!



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    UI: Miss Snark that says in general, yes, as long as it's a reputable press. It means that someone besides your mom thought your writing didn't suck. At least that's how she looks at it.
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    Thanks, all.

    Per the publisher, Samhain does not pay the fee or arrange to register the copyright for the author; that's left for the author to arrange and pay for.

    Is this standard for e-presses? It's not standard for the small print presses I've dealt with.

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    It's standard for e-presses, yes.
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    Whiskey Creek Press does not charge authors for copyrights - thier only charge is if you want your book printed in paperback, a one time set up fee. I guess they are all different.
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    Has Whiskey Creek started registering copyrights? They didn't on any of my work with them.
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    It is standard for epresses. Nor is it a given that the author (especially if s/he is not an American) will register a copyright in the US.

    Whiskpy Creek are a respectable publisher but I do wish they would stop charging is this fee. It just crosses the line IMHO, and is clearly different from the approach most epresses take.

    On a Samhain-related note, I got my $100 advance and I am please to say my royalties covered it (and a bit more) within six days.
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    Yeah, but you're *Veinglory*. I'm just an Unimportant nobody :-)

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    Wow Whisky charges for making your book into a print copy? Ugh. I'm happy my publisher is doing both E-Book and Print on mine with no charges.

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    Wonderful for you, Veinglory, Three Cheers

    You are an accomplished writer and I'd expect you'll be getting quite a bit more in royalties.

    I'm still working on my editing for a submission to Samhain...but also have another project.

    Certainly keeps me out of most trouble hee hee

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    All I've accomplished is some writing, the rest is pretty much down to luck and choosing a legit publisher -- p.s. Samhain authors should look at joining their new yahoogroup abou promoting books. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/SPALoop
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    Congratulations Veinglory.
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    Quote Originally Posted by veinglory View Post
    All I've accomplished is some writing, the rest is pretty much down to luck and choosing a legit publisher -- p.s. Samhain authors should look at joining their new yahoogroup abou promoting books. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/SPALoop
    That's now on my fingers-crossed-maybe-this-is-it list. (Waiting to hear back from Samhain.)

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    Ya, this publisher is definately on my highend list. I've been tempted to send my current WIP to them when done but I've opted to try the agent route again. (going to be a glutton for punishment i know)

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    Way to go Veinglory!!!!
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    Just a little note to those of you who are thinking of submitting to Samhain. They are temporarily closed to open-call submissions due to overly high volume and the fact the conference time is coming. I noticed this on their site today.

    http://www.samhainpublishing.com/submissions
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    Samhain is now an RWA recognized publisher. Just thought you all would like to know.

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    That's great!
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    Thanks for the heads up, Sonarbee.

    The project I was going to submit is too long for any anthology, so I'll go to other publishers, small publishers perhaps.

    In the meantime, I must say "wow" for Samhain Publishing being on the list of RWA. Must be pulling in the dough!!

    My hat is off to you, Veinglory you're in!!!

    Cheers, Jose

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    I got my rejection letter today from Samhain. They did say they liked everything about my novel, except the technical issues. Could anybody tell me about this? Or where I can read up on it more and learn more about technical issues in writing. Thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Glenda View Post
    I got my rejection letter today from Samhain. They did say they liked everything about my novel, except the technical issues. Could anybody tell me about this? Or where I can read up on it more and learn more about technical issues in writing. Thanks.
    Depends on what you need. For example, I needed medieval tinker how-to. I searched Yahoo Groups and found a group of pros in England who do that--like Civil war reenactors in the states. They were wonderful.


    (Still waiting to hear from Samhain--it's been just short of 4 weeks.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by callalily61 View Post
    Depends on what you need. For example, I needed medieval tinker how-to. I searched Yahoo Groups and found a group of pros in England who do that--like Civil war reenactors in the states. They were wonderful.


    (Still waiting to hear from Samhain--it's been just short of 4 weeks.)
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    Or they could mean technical writing issues. Maybe the way the storyline went together, like the story mechanics?

    They just said 'technical' without a qualifier? That could be several things. Not knowing what your submission is about I can't say for sure.
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