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Old 03-31-2008, 10:48 AM   #17
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No, she's far too luddite for that. You guys got any vanity PODs that you recommend, or know of any websites where authors offer their books for sale that one could look at?
There are several digital vanity publishers, but I thought she wanted to be published the old-fashioned way, by being accepted by a publishing house, get an advance and royalty, and have them do all the work.

She could probably self-publish excerpts on the web and still submit her manuscript somewhere. But using a vanity publisher would almost certainly turn off any of the traditional houses.

That was certainly true a few years ago; perhaps things have changed enough so it is not longer so, but I would advise caution.

We have discussed self-publishing and vanity publishing in the past. One thread is Self-publishing info, which includes some URLs.

Here’s another: Book Publishing: Payment, Etc which offers broader advice.

   
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