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I thought this was Tosh's Blog! Anyway, same comment applies - thank you for the update ... I'm horrified at how little they pay for 55,000 words!
Hi, Celia,You were right – I am running this blog now.It is n't a lot of money, I agree. I assume that's not people's only reason for writing these books.
Are they still only accepting from authors they've already dealt with; both for pocket novels and short stories?
John, for short stories that's still the case, but anyone may submit a pocket novel. Anyone who has a pocket novel accepted will then also be able to submit short stories if they wish.
Thanks for clarifying that, Patsy
Thanks for the update, Patsy - it's still not a bad one-off payment considering how long it takes to make that much in royalties sometimes! Although I suppose an e-book has the chance to keep earning the author money. As you say, depends on reason for submitting to them.
Thanks for the update, Patsy.
@ Rosemary - I agree that when deciding on whether or not to submit one of these authors should consider what they might make from publishing a paperback themselves or with another company. I believe writers can bring out their own e-version and also self publish the paperback later, but of course everyone should check all the terms and conditions carefully, before agreeing to any contract.
Thank for the information Patsy, I shall pass it forward.
Add ALCS on top of this (up to £1000 as a PN is listed as an article) Large Print - send to Ulverscroft and then PLR from the large print when it is published and one Pocket novel can earn quite nicely. You are still free to SP afterwards.
@Elaine - I realised authors could claim ALCS but had no idea it could be so much. That does make writing pocket novels seem more attractive.
Excuse my ignorance but what does ALCS stand for?
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Sorry, John - I forgot to answer your question. Take a look here - it explains all you need to know. https://womagwriter.blogspot.co.uk/2015/05/guest-post-by-womagwriter-carol-bevitt.html
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