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Offline Cathy C

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Re: Sticky: Your Successes
« Reply #330 on: November 28, 2007, 04:28:26 PM »
hee hee - I'm easy (oops, shouldn't have said that out loud. ;D)

How about the MWC bar?

We'll raise a toast to your success (And a very well deserved one, I might add)
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Offline Talisman

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Re: Sticky: Your Successes
« Reply #331 on: November 28, 2007, 06:01:47 PM »
Sounds good to me Cathy, and don't worry I won't tell your secrets to everyone ...

See you at the bar then ... hic !  :o
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Re: Sticky: Your Successes
« Reply #332 on: November 29, 2007, 12:37:46 AM »
Sarah,

I think it has something to do with the shift in the magnetic poles or... gosh, I forgot the other thing. Actually, I have no idea why deadlines like to group up like that, might be like teen girls or something.

June,

Saw you had a nice mention in Jerry Simmon's newsletter today!


Cathy,

Wait for me, I'll drive, hic! Er, maybe we'd better walk over to the pub.

My news...started book 4 of my trilogy today. Yes, I know there aren't 4 books in a trilogy. Obviously, I don't write math books. This was totally unplanned. Not the 4th book I would have written, if I was going to write one. Darn muse!

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Re: Sticky: Your Successes
« Reply #333 on: November 29, 2007, 02:53:02 AM »
Haven't got mine yet (the newsletter that is ! ) maybe it will be waiting for me when I get home from work later on ?

Still feeling hung over from that champagne at the moment ... hic !  :D
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Re: Sticky: Your Successes
« Reply #334 on: November 29, 2007, 07:15:52 PM »
I'm going to toot my horn just a little bit. It's not much and I don't get paid anything, but I did it a small article published on the net.  ;D

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Re: Sticky: Your Successes
« Reply #335 on: November 29, 2007, 07:34:50 PM »
Hey, none of these successes are small in my book!

Congrats all around!

As for me, I just received my (12-page) editorial letter for the first round of revisions on Book One.

Let the editing begin!

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Re: Sticky: Your Successes
« Reply #336 on: November 30, 2007, 06:06:13 AM »
I'm going to toot my horn just a little bit. It's not much and I don't get paid anything, but I did it a small article published on the net.  ;D

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Good one, Russ.  I saw it on 'Heroic' but didn't make the connection.  A tidy little item.

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Re: Sticky: Your Successes
« Reply #337 on: November 30, 2007, 08:04:09 AM »
Hi Gyppo

Thanks for the PM note and thanks for leading me to the heroicstories website.   :D
I'll take anything, however small.

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Re: Sticky: Your Successes
« Reply #338 on: December 01, 2007, 02:15:53 AM »
Gee Russ, congratulations. Nothing like the first one. I knew it was only a matter of time. When you're famous, I'll smile and say, "I knew him when..."

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Re: Sticky: Your Successes
« Reply #339 on: December 04, 2007, 12:44:03 PM »
My 8 year old son has had his first taste of publication, we co-wrote an A-Z of Christmas for a teaching magazine.  He came up with lots of the key words whilst I did the research and writing, but he's trying to negotiate 90% of the payment (yeah, that's going to happen!)

We're all published writers in our house now, so we're going out for a "Works Christmas Party" on Friday!

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« Reply #340 on: December 06, 2007, 03:02:20 AM »
Hey everyone.  I am the new guy, so forgive my boldness.  I am used to forums- so I am just jumping right in!

This has been a fun year for me.  I was encouraged to write a short romantic novel- in poetic form.  So, I started that project- but decided that a basic book of poetry would be best for my first publication.  I took the easy way out too, and POD published through LULU.com (Way over priced!)

But, I am very proud of the book for several reasons.  The Poet House in NY, accepted it as a showcase book for the end of last season, and all of next season.  This is wonderful for me, because they don't usually accept self published work. And, my buyers are usually colleges and universities.  One graduate school is going to use it as a supplement to their human sexuality course.

Honestly- I am surprised by the popularity, because it doesn't follow academia's rules on modifiers.  I use them as freely as I want- more so during my first writings, than now, but still - I use them without apology.

I also published a calendar as a marketing tool to go along with the book.  The calendar includes original poetry and fine art photography.

Both projects were a blast.  And now, I am finishing the paperback version of the book and have started another.  I may seek another publisher for the second book.

The first book is , Taste the Textures: A Male Perspective of Romance and Sensuality, and the calendar is called, Taste the Textures: Nudes Behind Glass. 

The next book's title is, Swallow the Sunset.

Taste the Textures can be reviewed (for free!) at this link for a short period.  Feel free to read it if you want.  Make sure you read the intro!

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Re: Sticky: Your Successes
« Reply #341 on: December 07, 2007, 12:45:06 PM »
Sounds interesting and I will have a look when I have a little time to spare.

For my part, I have reached a milestone today in acheiving orders for 400 books! Following the announcement in August that Gardners, the largest wholesaler in the UK had taken my book on as a stocked title, I have been ringing book stores up and down the country at the rate of around 10 - 12 a day. It is now then I am proud to say stocked in 122 out of the 296 Waterstones stores (40 percent) in the UK (not including those in Ireland or university shops).

The last month has been absolutely manic - with the number of stockists doubling in the run up to Christmas. Gardners have I just heard, placed their 3rd order for another 50 copies in the space of a month, and the back orders are piling up, as they no doubt are for other books as well. As Christmas though began to approach I set myself a target to achieve orders for 400 books by Christmas and today I have exceeded it - thanks to Norwich Castle Street who have just agreed to order 2 copies.

The figure is probably in actual fact higher than 400 copies (the order from Norwich actually brought the total to 401) since this does not take into account repeat orders or orders from branches I have not been able to get through to on the phone (I emailed them all as well). I suspect the fact that Gardners have ordered another 50 copies means that there have been a fair number of repeat orders (plus hopefully one from Foyles) so the total may be 430 or even higher than that. Whatever it is though I am delighted and looking forward to a big fat royalty cheque in 4 months time

Those publishers/agents who turned my work down will all be eating their words. I wouldn't mind betting that by the end of April the book is rolled out on a national basis to all Waterstones stores direct through their Head Office. Publishers/agents - what do they know ! No market for POD - there is if you work hard enough !
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« Reply #342 on: December 10, 2007, 04:23:05 AM »
Well done June, you deserve all the success, don't forget to make time to have a break though!

Had 4 more articles commissioned myself and am waiting to hear about another couple too.  Did have a piece rejected last week as well, but I'll just rework it a bit and send it somewhere else!

Having 2 more days off with my OH before another burst of work up to the Christmas hols.

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« Reply #343 on: December 16, 2007, 11:30:54 AM »
I'm happy to announce that my YA novel, SAY THE WORD, will be published in winter 2009 by Bloomsbury. This is my "miracle book"--my NaNo project for 2006 and, well, I guess I got carried away.  :)

PM announcement: http://onegrapeshy.livejournal.com/145024.html

PS Nadine made me do this!  ;D
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Re: Sticky: Your Successes
« Reply #344 on: December 16, 2007, 11:47:56 AM »
Geeze Jen,

I'm halfway across the country, how could I "make" you do anything? (I was going to wait one more day, then post the link! ha!)

I have to say I'm not surprised they bought this book. They'd be fools to let anyone else have it. Thanks for letting me read your ms. I loved-loved it, chica!

Congrats to you and everyone else I've missed since I was here last.

Nadine