Thursday, February 03, 2005

Best-seller at Publishamerica Update

"Over a period of time I bought and sold about 2,000 books," Cantu writes in an e-mail. "In my quest to publish, I sent out 487 queries over the years and PA responded positively. I decided on PA because they are a young publishing company and I am a first time publisher writer and we both can learn from this journey.

Glad to hear from you. Thanks." Neo Franco Cantú Author of A Destiny Foretold

That's a bunch of queries. Such a pity.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dang, if you can afford 2,000 books why are you writing for profit in the first place?

--George W.

4:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When you take cheap potshots at individual authors, as opposed to a company, you do a disservice to all authors. It makes any arguments you are trying to make ineffectual and petty. You may claim that you have singled out a particular author to make a larger point. But when you resort to wisecrack commentary that is directed solely at the author, your claim loses all credibility. As authors, we should all be working together and not against each other.

3:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fame and fortune aren't why we write. Sure, fame and fortune are nice, and we'll take them if they come our way, but if those are our goals, there are easier, faster, and surer ways of gaining them.

Writers write in order to tell their stories, in order to find readers.

12:45 PM  
Blogger Mark said...

And in doing so if they find enough readers become rich and famous. If not no one will know.

7:44 PM  
Blogger Mark said...

Anonymous there are no cheap potshots at authors. That's a straw man. If these authors didn't buy tons of their own books the crime would go away. With them as accomplices it will go on ad infinitum. I'm against that.

7:46 PM  
Blogger GM Roper said...

I also noticed you published at Xlibris. If that's not a "vanity publisher" what the heck is?

I suggest you dial back your angst at other peoples choices amigo.

12:25 AM  
Blogger Mark said...

Is that so buttehad Roper and company. Shove it up your ass.

6:22 PM  
Blogger Sootie said...

At least Xlibris doesn`t pretend to be a commercial publisher. They give you the truth up front, and from that you can make an informed decision whether you would like to vanity publish or not. Unfortunately you don`t get that opportunity with PublishAmerica. They lie, spew half truths, and their website is filled with misleading information. They are nothing more than an author mill, a vanity press in reverse.
Traditional publishing is a term the gruesome trio made up.

P.S. Hi Mark!

Sootie. xo

4:01 PM  
Blogger Mark said...

Thanks for stopping by Sootie. All true of course. PA is ascam and the others are just services that will do authors no good. In my day they didn't cost anything either.

4:35 PM  

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