How to Write a Boles Book: Call for Authors!

As the publisher of David Boles Blogs and David Boles Books Writing & Publishing since 1991, I am often asked by others to publish their works.  I’ve always been a little concerned doing that because the only way for me to effectively to publish someone else is exclusively and virtually and not under the complication of paper. Today, I introduce to you, Writing a Boles Book — a precis for learning!


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Predatory Pricing Policies and Owning the Right of First Sale

John Wiley & Sons came up bupkis in the Supreme Court of the Unites States in their Copyright infringement case against a Cornell student who was reselling Wiley textbooks published in Thailand in the USA at a highly discounted rate.  One would think that ruling is terrible for textbooks and for authors — the opposite is true.

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Banning Crowns from Heads of Ordinary Women

What is it with the new trend of ordinary women wearing crowns in everyday life?  We have a fake royalty explosion going on in the USA and we must work together to put a stop to it now!

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The Cowardly Kennedy

Caroline Kennedy, the last, living, princess of Camelot and the heir apparent for the ongoing propagation of the first Royal Political Family in the United States — the Bush Clan are the second — decided she was too frilly and delicate to be the knuckle-busting junior senator from the great State of New York.

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How to Get Paid on Time

When you work as a freelance writer, getting paid on time is always a big problem because companies see you as they see themselves:  A monolithic monetary monster where paper replaces actual money in the bank.

How can the freelancer get the corporation mentality to understand the need to make rent and meet the payroll?  The answer is:  It cannot be done.  Contractual payment deadlines are only enforceable one way:  On the freelancer when deadlines must be met.

You cannot make an entity understand emotion or deadlines — except when you are on the cutting end of both when it comes to handing in work for a pauper’s price.

The power dyad between producer and creator will never be fairly subsumed — except when the consumer’s insatiable desire for the product forces the producer to fairly treat the creator.

Unless and until that craving for content becomes the norm — the freelance creative force will always fall fallow to the whimsy and dismay of a punishing, corporate, mindset.

The only defense against the want for rent is easy access to credit cards and, if you’re lucky, the safety net of a Money Market savings account.  Pleading the poorhouse only gets you more heartache and dismay as you are newly viewed as vulnerable and spastic.

Betting on a Two Million Dollar Flop

Is it better, as an author, to make a solid $50,000 on a book and have a tremendous success in the marketplace?

Or is it better to get a $2 million advance on a book and have it die on the vine of public prosperity and to have it slashed by the critics?

Is success for an author measured in popularity or by the pocketbook?

Why Amazon Takes Sixty-Five Percent

Some amateur authors are bemoaning the fac Amazon takes a 65% cut of your Kindle-published book sales.

What those inexperienced authors fail to realize is a normal hardcopy publisher will take a 94-90% cut of the price of your book as payment to recover the cost of creating and printing your book and as the means of making a profit off your words.

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