- Oct 31, 2005
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Has anyone had any dealings with or know anything about Dog Ear Publishing?
I'd also recommend Lulu, which I used to print up some copies of my 3-day novel for friends. Easy to use and good quality product. The shipping was a bit pricey because I'm in Canada, but that couldn't be helped.
What do you mean by 'nearing the publishing stage'? What kind of outcome are you looking for with publishing? And, my personal favorite questions: have you run your manuscript by betas and polished it for all it's worth?
When I thought my first novel was near the publishing stage I went through the trouble of having a personal copy bound in leather for my own entertainment. As soon as I got it back I noticed typos, grammatical problems, pacing problems, characterization issues, iffy dialogue that jumped around ... I had never looked at it in hard copy and I missed heaps of easy fixes I could have done. It's still fun to open that book and page through it, but ... There's a tendency for lots of people, myself included, to decide when they're at wits' end that they must have taken it as far as it'll go. What it often means instead is that the manuscript needed a break and a fresh look from a different direction.
If you've done all that, though, disregard. Just checking!
That's precisely why I printed a copy at Lulu. I went over it several times on screen and on paper. I knew that if I printed it in book format--just for myself, mind you--I would see glaring errors while reading it this way. And...I did. I would recommend this to everyone. It's an amazing way to detect errors.
This paragraph from their web page is so full of misinformation and half-truths... typical vanity-press blather. It's an appeal to the desperate.Until now, to publish a book was expensive, frustrating, and time consuming. You tried to find a literary agent who might or might not ever submit your manuscript to a book publisher. And a traditional publisher rejects nearly 98% of all book manuscripts. Those that do make it through the process? 70% FAIL in the market. Even having a traditional book publisher is no guarantee of success. But - Dog Ear Publishing has the answer for all writers wondering how to publish a book.