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Non-Fiction Manuscript I wrote about the Post Office

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  1. glockamolee

    glockamolee Member

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    Hi all!

    I worked at the Post Office for almost 15 years. I left on good terms because the Lord gave me an opportunity that allowed me to leave my $19.00 an hour job.

    I wrote a non-fiction Manuscript entitled "Going Postal, True Stories Of The Post Office."

    I am wondering if the members here would want to purchase, and read such a book? (after I get it published). Any and all suggestions, and ideas are greatly appreciated. I am hoping to get a jump start as a respectable author, and this would be my first book. God Willing.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Car Knocker

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    Kind of hard to commit to a pig-in-a-poke. How about access to a sample?
     
  3. TarpleyG

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    Give us a synopsis and we'll read it and tell you if we like it or not. Otherwise, we have no way of knowing what it's about.

    Greg
     
  4. TallPine

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    There are some "print on demand" outfits that will setup a book for about $500, plus the wholesale cost of however many initial copies you want to buy yourself (for give-aways, promotion, etc..). Then they put your book on a website (with an excerpt) where anyone can order it, and the company does all the shipping and sends you the royalties.

    http://www.bbotw.com/browse.asp

    I've been trying to get the nerve to publish some of my fiction...
     
  5. NineseveN

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    In a couple of months, I should be posting a sample of a book inspired by a THR thread (hehe), and I agree, print on Demand is a good start if you can muster up the cash to start it, but then you have to promote it big time to get anything to sell.
     
  6. Devonai

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    I use Infinity Publishing (the link that Tallpine provided) and I'm happy with their service. My book is available on Amazon.com, Barnesandnoble.com and Borders.com, and you can walk into any bookstore in the world and order it. The downside is that it won't actually be on the shelf, as Infinity doesn't commit to the massive overhead this requires. There's also no advertising other than what you pursue.

    Traditional publishers pay tens of thousands of dollars to market a book. That's why getting one to publish your book is so hard. They are taking a gamble on whether or not your book will be popular and return their investment. Otherwise all that overhead goes down the toilet and a warehouse of books becomes worthless.
     
  7. 1040

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    Consider ePublishing

    I am not affiliated with either of the below sites, nor have I purchased anything from them. I have received enough information from their marketing follow up and newsletters, that I will self publish when I "write my novel." ;)

    www.bookcoaching.com
    www.awakinTheAuthorWithin.com

    They are selling "how to" info, so keep a tight grip on the wallet. What is that phrase, "Those that can, do. Those that can't, teach."

    (No offense intended to those teaching our young people in schools and universities.)

    Good luck and much success in this endeavor.
     
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