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Dave A. Law
01-19-2006, 03:06 AM
Virtual Tales is an e-publisher of serialized novels/novellas spanning a variety of fiction genres and styles. Currently, we are looking for complete novels/novellas that can be serialized, as well as long-running serials from defunct sites like KeepItComing.Net.

We also have openings for staff editors and cover artists. For details go to http://www.virtualtales.com (http://www.virtualtales.com/) and click on the appropriate link.

Dave A. Law
Chairman
Virtual Tales

P.S. — Stay informed about Virtual Tales by joining our mailing list at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/virtualtales/ (http://groups.yahoo.com/group/virtualtales/)

A. J. Luxton
01-21-2006, 05:37 AM
Mr. Law,

I'm interested. However, I do need to know something. Your submissions page says writers receive 60% of subscription sales after Paypal fees. How will subscriptions themselves be priced? Is that sixty percent of one dollar or ten dollars, or what?

Thank you kindly.

--A. J. Luxton

Dave A. Law
01-21-2006, 06:26 PM
Thank you for your interest. We hope to put an FAQ online soon that will answer your question but until then, the pricing model we are considering using is $3.99 for 10 issues. Obviously, the more subscribers you have, the more money you will make.

Dave A. Law
Chairman
Virtual Tales

http://www.virtualtales.com (http://www.virtualtales.com/)

kristin724
01-23-2006, 09:32 AM
It seems a little slow to start, and so far what I have that's long enough to serialize I hope to sell to bigger and better things.

Will bookmark and check back!

Kristin

Cleveland W. Gibson
01-30-2006, 07:43 PM
My second book is a serialised Young Adult novel. About 49,000 words. It is with my publisher awaiting a reader. I'm told the e-book rights can be sold differently. Does your interest dwindle if the novel is published in hard print first?

NZBREAKER

Dave A. Law
01-30-2006, 07:58 PM
My second book is a serialised Young Adult novel. About 49,000 words. It is with my publisher awaiting a reader. I'm told the e-book rights can be sold differently. Does your interest dwindle if the novel is published in hard print first?

NZBREAKER

No, we have no problems with previously printed novels, so long as you retain the e-publishing rights. In fact our interest may be increased.

Dave A. Law
Chairman
Virtual Tales

CJLewis
01-31-2006, 08:38 PM
Do you have a certain readership in mind that you are catering to? Would a YA novel be out of place?

Dave A. Law
01-31-2006, 09:27 PM
Do you have a certain readership in mind that you are catering to? Would a YA novel be out of place?

While are initial intended audience is the busy 20/30 something crowd, we are installing a ‘rating’ system with all our serials to widen our audience base. This stated a young adult novel that is closer to ‘all ages’ is more likely to garner our attentions and interest.

Dave A. Law
Chairman
Virtual Tales

Susie
02-26-2006, 01:48 AM
I'm assuming you are not interested in publishing poetry? I have 80 unryhmed love poems that are quite eager to find a home in an e-book.:)

Dave A. Law
02-26-2006, 06:05 PM
I'm assuming you are not interested in publishing poetry? I have 80 unryhmed love poems that are quite eager to find a home in an e-book.:)

Eventually perhaps, but at this time no. Sorry.

Dave A. Law
Chairman
Virtual Tales

Slam710711
03-18-2006, 04:11 PM
Hi, still open to entries? Steve

Dave A. Law
03-18-2006, 06:39 PM
Hi, still open to entries? Steve

Yes, we are still open for submissions.

Dave A. Law
Chairman
Virtual Tales

Dave A. Law
05-05-2006, 12:19 AM
I just wanted to let everyone know that we are now "live"... and yes, we are still open to submissions. http://www.absolutewrite.com/forums/images/smilies/smile.gif

Dave A. Law
Chairman
Virtual Tales
http://www.virtualtales.com (http://www.virtualtales.com/)

raegenhare
12-23-2009, 09:31 AM
I just wanted to provide an update about Virtual Tales:

We are ALWAYS looking for new manuscripts! We want complete novels or novellas of at least 30,000 words to sell through the Virtual Tales website and other partner sites in print, eBook and eSerial formats, including Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, the Sony Reader store, Fictionwise, MobiPocket, eReader.com and many, many other outlets.

We will also consider the following:

• Short story collections with a strong central theme.
• Reprints of previously published works that are out-of-print, so long as the author owns BOTH the worldwide electronic rights to the story and worldwide print rights.
• We will also consider previously published works that may or may not be out-of-print, where the author is looking for a company to create an eBook version of their work for worldwide distribution.


For more information, please visit our website:

www.virtualtales.com

Sheri

veinglory
12-23-2009, 07:04 PM
Please tell me "alternative lifestyles" is not a euphemism for gay/lesbian.

icerose
12-24-2009, 04:16 AM
Please tell me "alternative lifestyles" is not a euphemism for gay/lesbian.

My guess would be yes because that's the only way I've ever seen it applied.

Erastes
12-24-2009, 03:54 PM
well this is one erotica call that is not being reposted by me.

Unimportant
12-25-2009, 01:11 AM
No, Erastes, they don't accept erotica at all. But, apparently, they also don't accept sex-free stories if those stories feature characters who live "alternatively", which presumably includes gay, bi, trans, poly, etc.

Aric Mitchell
12-30-2009, 07:39 PM
Will you be distributing to iTunes as well for use on the iPhone and other Apple-related products?

shelleyo
04-11-2011, 07:21 PM
In case anyone finds this thread in a search, this publisher recently closed.

Shelley

brainstorm77
04-11-2011, 11:13 PM
Virtual Tales has closing down. Thank you for your support!


That message comes up if you click their website link.