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Re: A question about percentages
« Reply #15 on: May 20, 2011, 07:10:24 PM »
There's a lot to consider - not the least of which is how bad you want to be published. But
there are other considerations, too. For instance, my son's book is published by Schiffer Publishing
(which publishes coffee table books with hundreds of pictures in them). Since this book promised
to become the world authority on WWI flying ace, Frank Luke, the publishing company was all
important. In this case, it was worth trading a percentage of income for the best possible publication
and notoriaty.  

(Okay, since you twisted my arm - http://www.indysquadron.com/thestandfrankluke/)
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Re: A question about percentages
« Reply #16 on: May 20, 2011, 07:17:08 PM »
But aaaarrghhh... no 'read excerpt' button.  :-\

There's a preview button under the picture of the book.  It lets you look at the first ten pages. But for some reason only Running Scared and The Flying Ferret have a preview.

My eyes are still reeling from the shock of seeing the blue background I gave the Ferret.  I really must drag out my old password and go back in and change that.  I guess it seemed a good idea at the time.

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Re: A question about percentages
« Reply #17 on: May 20, 2011, 07:32:05 PM »
Deborah.  That looks like one hell of a book.

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Re: A question about percentages
« Reply #18 on: May 20, 2011, 07:47:50 PM »
Found it, read the first ten pages of Running Scared, an apt title.

First published in '78, right? It does take you back, it has that feel to it.

My theory, he DID kill the gamekeeper, only he doesn't remember because he has multiple personalities and blacks out after one takes over from the other... am I right?

Thanks for the read and the replies.

You know, i'm glad I posted this question cos it's makin' me see things in a new light: thinking more about the business side of writing.

And, I need to get my finger out of my a*se.  :D

Much to learn.

Sorry debs, I'll have a look at your link when time allows. Look forward to it. Cheers.  ;)

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Re: A question about percentages
« Reply #19 on: May 20, 2011, 08:34:25 PM »
Found it, read the first ten pages of Running Scared, an apt title.

First published in '78, right? It does take you back, it has that feel to it.

My theory, he DID kill the gamekeeper, only he doesn't remember because he...

I'm not giving away any secrets.  But I will tell you the character is still around and currently giving me grief in another book.  Only this time he's got a twenty year old daughter he didn't even know about, conceived during the events of Running Scared.

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