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I Want To Publish My Novel by Nobody: 3:36pm On Apr 06, 2006
hi am new here and i need help. I want to publish a novel manuscript but i don't know what to do. If you can help me, I will be very grateful.
Re: I Want To Publish My Novel by Seun(m): 10:03pm On Apr 06, 2006
Hello dj,

Let us publish it as a daily serial on a blog and see if people like it, before spending money to publish. How does that sound?

Seun.
Re: I Want To Publish My Novel by JosBoy4Lif(m): 10:12pm On Apr 06, 2006
That is a good idea Seun.
Re: I Want To Publish My Novel by Nobody: 11:50pm On Apr 06, 2006
put the novel in the journal section and give us a hint so we can read it and pass comments!
Re: I Want To Publish My Novel by Seun(m): 12:53am On Apr 07, 2006
If the story is good, then by the time you have posted the entire first and second chapter, people will be hooked and begging for more. Then you can start selling the book. The first set of people to buy it will kindle interest in it.
Re: I Want To Publish My Novel by Nobody: 12:17pm On Apr 07, 2006
U guys are just wonderful. keep it up.Gd luck djmally.
Re: I Want To Publish My Novel by kimba(m): 7:37pm On Apr 07, 2006
how about publishing tips for a Poetry book!!!
Re: I Want To Publish My Novel by Ndipe(m): 10:29pm On Apr 07, 2006
I am also writing a novel too and I am trying to garner tips on how to publish one.
Re: I Want To Publish My Novel by uche1(m): 5:48am On Apr 08, 2006
Thats really nice seun, you can still get a blog where you can post your work so people can go there and read what you got, you can check mine out here

http://ucheland..com/ is free and cool
Re: I Want To Publish My Novel by Saddam: 8:38pm On Apr 11, 2006
I totally disagree with seun who was suggesting that the manuscript Should be posted online,

What measures do you have on ground to protect the copyright of his I.P(Intellectual property)


Dont you know that people can just infringe into this material
Re: I Want To Publish My Novel by Seun(m): 9:11am On Apr 12, 2006
You don't have to publish the entire material. You publish the first 2-3 chapters, and then people will have to buy the book to read the rest of the story. People overestimate the value of their IP.

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Re: I Want To Publish My Novel by Orikinla(m): 10:54am On Apr 13, 2006
Seun is right.

I published the first part of my fiction "Daughter of a Beggar" on Radiopalmwine.com and on Ukraine.com to test the public appreciation. I also have a journal on Oprah.com.

I have a publisher. But, I still do my pretests, monitoring and evaluation of my writings online.

Don't rush to publish a book.
Do several revisions of your drafts.

Join a community of writers.

The 2006 Commonwealth Short Story Competition will close on May Day.
The first prize is 2,000 pounds.
Re: I Want To Publish My Novel by neka: 11:12am On Apr 13, 2006
hi, my name is natasha, but my forum name is neka.
im interested in the commonwealth short story competition,
would u be a darling and please send me the forwarding address
and other details to my mailbox (ijay120k@yahoo.com).
hanks and have a great day.
Re: I Want To Publish My Novel by Orikinla(m): 11:59am On Apr 13, 2006
Neka,
You e-mail did not work.
So here are the details:


2006 Commonwealth Short Story Competition

1st Prize: £2,000

Entries are now invited for the 2006 Commonwealth Short Story
Competition. There is no entry fee or form. Only the winners will be notified
and entries will not be acknowledged or returned. The extended deadline
for receipt of entries is 15 May, 2006.


Rules and Regulations:

All Commonwealth citizens will be eligible to participate in the
Competition, and entries must clearly state the country of citizenship and
residence. There is no age limit and entries can be from either amateurs
or professionals.

• The stories may have any theme or subject, but should not exceed 600
words (which should be 4 minutes and 30 seconds when read aloud).

• The stories must be original and should not have been previously
published anywhere. Please give this in writing.

• All entries must be in English.

• Maximum 3 entries per person.

• Entries should be type-written or word processed on one side of A4
paper, double spaced, and include the word count. Additional pages can be
used as required.

• Handwritten entries will not be accepted.

• Each entry must have the name, address, telephone number, and email
address of the writer.

• Entries must be sent by post or courier to reach within the deadline.

• Short Story Competition should be clearly written on the envelope.
* Entries can also be emailed to story@cba.org.uk but they must meet
all other requirements

• Winners will retain the copyright but assign the broadcasting rights
(including audio on demand) for ten years to the Commonwealth
Broadcasting Association to pass on to its members. Winners will also assign
publication rights for ten years to the CBA and the Commonwealth
Foundation, and the rights for the story to be sold on any audio medium by the
CBA. Both these rights are non-exclusive.

• Entries will not be returned or acknowledged.

• Only winners will be notified. The names of the winners will be
published in "Commonwealth Broadcaster", the CBA website www.cba.org.uk and
in the press and broadcast media of Commonwealth countries.

The aim of the competition is to promote the Commonwealth through
broadcasting high quality short stories submitted by Commonwealth writers.
The competition is administered by the Commonwealth Broadcasting
Association with funding from the Commonwealth Foundation.

How to enter:
All entries for the 2006 competition should be sent to:

Commonwealth Broadcasting Association
17 Fleet Street
London EC4Y 1AA
UK

Tel: +44 (0) 207 583 5550
Fax: +44 (0) 207 583 5549
Website: www.cba.org.uk

Please mention "Short Story Competition" on the envelope. For any
queries email story@cba.org.uk

http://www.cba.org.uk/competitions/2006CommonwealthShortStoryCompetition.htm
Re: I Want To Publish My Novel by chinani(f): 9:28am On Apr 23, 2006
Well first make sure your manuscript is up to snuff! And that's real. No one will read page 2, if page 1 is loaded w/ errors! Get a friend to read over it and help edit. This friend should be very well read and detail orientated.

Then send the manuscript away to publishing houses that accept unsolicited manuscripts. You should research a little bit to see if the publishing house would be receptive to your genre. Think about your work from an objective p.o.v. What would be on the jacket cover etc? If you have question about publishing houses then ask.

But those are the 2 basic steps:
(1) EDIT! EDIT EDIT! EDIT! EDIT! EDIT! EDIT! EDIT!
(2) Send manuscript to publishing house that accepts unsolicited manuscripts.

But it takes months for the p. houses to get back to you, even w/ a rejection notice. Be persistant b/c ppl are rejected over & over again before succeeding.

Oh, if you live abroad, try to contact a literary agent. Even if your in Nigeria, contact a literary agent and see if you can send him/her your work. Try a British (Euro) or (South) African agents if you are based in Nigeria. Contacting an agent & being represented by one gives you an edge b/c lots of publishing houses don't accept [b]unsolicited[/b]manuscripts or only accept them for a few months of each year.
Re: I Want To Publish My Novel by Nobody: 1:54pm On Jun 02, 2006
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guys like i said before,the first part of my novel'THE NINTH MARK' is ready .
for intrested publisheers, contact me on 08032942268 (ask for 'gracious'. that is the password).
bye.
(for those guys whon wanted me to post it online,sorry icannot .try th guy next door cry lipsrsealed
Re: I Want To Publish My Novel by Seun(m): 2:26pm On Nov 28, 2006
Have you succeeded in contacting a publisher for your novel?
Re: I Want To Publish My Novel by Nobody: 5:33pm On Dec 29, 2006
grin hey seun i had a change of ideas and so,my story plot changed.my shit cool grin is now 3/4 complete and for your concern i will let u into an open secret( am a big mouth).my work is going to fetch me much "pepper".so relax am not in a hurry.care to help in any way? you can give me your phone number.[/color][color=#770077]
Re: I Want To Publish My Novel by bennnie(m): 1:43pm On Jan 26, 2007
im also in the same ship.i have written a very lovely novel about my NYSC experience in ebonyi state .The novel is titled "EBONYI CORPER" and chronicles my experiences during the one year stint.The major problem i am facing now is how to get the book published. i have finished writing and it contains about twent-nine chapters. i really need someone to help me with the publishing cause the book is really interesting .you can contact me by sending a mail to-bennyboystilwaters@yahoo.com.thanks
Re: I Want To Publish My Novel by Nobody: 6:03pm On Jan 27, 2007
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just call 08032942268 from 9PM down.ask for gracious.always ready to help.
Re: I Want To Publish My Novel by tsharp(m): 11:37am On Jul 17, 2011
Seun:

Hello dj,

Let us publish it as a daily serial on a blog and see if people like it, before spending money to publish. How does that sound?

Seun.

Details on this pls Seun. Would like to explore the option.
Re: I Want To Publish My Novel by Xfactor2(f): 10:02am On Jul 18, 2011
Have you spoken to Myne Whitman? She seems to have the hand of it and doesn't mind sharing her knowledge. I interviewed her last week:
http://fabulosityreads..com/2011/07/myne-whitman-on-luminary-wednesday.html
Re: I Want To Publish My Novel by tsharp(m): 4:46pm On Jul 18, 2011
Thanks X_factor. Got Myne on another thread.

Nice interview there.
Re: I Want To Publish My Novel by phantomp: 1:04am On Aug 08, 2011
If you want to get published, visit Cassava Republic Nigeria or Phantom House Books Nigeria.

www.cassavarepublic.com_or

www.phantomhouseafrica.co.cc_you should all know this by now. Nigeria is no more in the stone age you know
Re: I Want To Publish My Novel by bebeland: 4:54pm On Aug 18, 2011
get a literary agent. try www.AuthorAdvance.com.gud luck smiley
Re: I Want To Publish My Novel by KarisNech: 9:17am On Sep 06, 2021
Hi Orikinla, I sent you an email. I'm also a writer and would love to be in contact with you

Orikinla:
Seun is right.

I published the first part of my fiction "Daughter of a Beggar" on Radiopalmwine.com and on Ukraine.com to test the public appreciation. I also have a journal on Oprah.com.

I have a publisher. But, I still do my pretests, monitoring and evaluation of my writings online.

Don't rush to publish a book.
Do several revisions of your drafts.

Join a community of writers.

The 2006 Commonwealth Short Story Competition will close on May Day.
The first prize is 2,000 pounds.

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