Okay, Joe - something about writing (but something to do when you're not writing screenplays, so I
guess a little OT), here's an interesting article
from a guy I have a lot of respect for, who used
to write an interesting column for LOCUS (a
Science Fiction magazine about authors and
their new books and stuff) on the book
publishing business as an agent.
He's actually highlighted what a number of
friends are finding out as they glide sideways
from minimal to no luck in writing and selling
their specs, but not doing too bad in writing
and selling their novels and non-fiction work.
THE SUBSCRIPTION REVOLUTION
HOW PRINT ON DEMAND WILL SAVE
THE PUBLISHING INDUSTRY
by Richard Curtis
http://www.bksp.org/secondarypages/articles/agentseditors/RCurtis4.htm

Anyone doing the novel thing online while
you're waiting for George Lucas to call you
back?
Paul :-)Nz
Okay, Joe - something about writing (but something to do when you're not writing screenplays, so I guess a little ... Curtis http://www.bksp.org/secondarypages/articles/agentseditors/RCurtis4.htm Anyone doing the novel thing online while you're waiting for George Lucas to call you back? Paul :-)Nz

Richard's the guy and he's probably right to a degree. http://www.curtisagency.com /
I said this would happen 10 years ago when I saw a print on demand machine for $25,000 at a Book Expo America.
I think I even said it in my latest book, which is in its third printing after less than a year from Barnes & Noble.

And I'm writing a new novel.
Thanks for posting that.

Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the tempestuous sea of liberty.

Thomas Jefferson
Okay, Joe - something about writing (but something to do when you're not writing screenplays, so I guess a little ... Curtis http://www.bksp.org/secondarypages/articles/agentseditors/RCurtis4.htm Anyone doing the novel thing online while you're waiting for George Lucas to call you back? Paul :-)Nz

I use lulu.com. It's POD (publish on demand) and does quality work, except then it's up to me to do publicity, which I'm finding I'm woefully lacking in any skills in that area. So although my novel is on amazon, the sales rank is abysmally bad. Best was around 24,000. It's nearing 2 million now. No sales lately.
But I'll still do my next book at lulu and get their distribution. Short stories and poetry. It's almost done. Maybe I'll get the hang of doing my own PR for this one. Wish me luck.