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Offline Darby

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Holy Crap, I Published A Book
« on: April 1, 2005, 01:19 AM »
I've sold my first short story!   :o  Read about it here.  I'm so excited.  Finally, all that hard work is paying off.  Now if I can just get this book sold... been close a few times, but no joy.  I guess if I keep banging on the door, they gotta let me in sometime.  Or maybe they'll just call the cops.   ;)
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Re: Spuffy Publishes!
« Reply #1 on: April 1, 2005, 01:20 AM »
Congratulations!!! :D

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Re: Spuffy Publishes!
« Reply #2 on: April 1, 2005, 01:22 AM »
The first step to making it to the top.  Congrats!

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Re: Spuffy Publishes!
« Reply #3 on: April 1, 2005, 01:27 AM »
Dude, I'll buy a round!

Congrats!
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Re: Spuffy Publishes!
« Reply #4 on: April 1, 2005, 03:05 AM »
Congratulations Spuff.  That's awesome.  So you sold your story, what's the next step as far as book sales go?  How's it work?  You get a flat commission for the story up front, and then additional royalties on a per book basis if/when they sell?

Either way, that's very cool!  Author Spuffy you shall now be known as...   8)

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Re: Spuffy Publishes!
« Reply #5 on: April 1, 2005, 05:21 AM »
That's definitely cool Spuffy.  Getting published was something I always wanted back when I wrote when I was younger and thought I could do something with it.  I never felt I had it in me to actually "make it" though and didn't pursue that. 

You really made a strong achievement with that, and a book you're pushing too is just great.  I hope you get that too.  I didn't know you were working on these things.  Congratulations!
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Re: Spuffy Publishes!
« Reply #6 on: April 1, 2005, 08:53 AM »
Congratulations spuffy That's fantastic. My wife just recently sent here resubmit to her publishing company interested in a book she wrote. She stil has a long way to go, but she excited about the process.
What a Big day for you, now you need to get on the promtion trail.


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Re: Spuffy Publishes!
« Reply #7 on: April 1, 2005, 09:08 AM »
Congratulations Spuffy, that is tremendous news.  I hope this is the first step towards achieving all of your goals and dreams, great job.

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Re: Spuffy Publishes!
« Reply #8 on: April 1, 2005, 11:08 AM »
Good for you Spuffy... you've always seemed like a great guy.

The basis for the story sounds outstanding!

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Re: Spuffy Publishes!
« Reply #9 on: April 1, 2005, 01:18 PM »
Congrats, published author:)

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Re: Spuffy Publishes!
« Reply #10 on: April 1, 2005, 02:12 PM »
Thanks a lot, guys.  This is why JD is the best place around.   :)

I am shopping my first novel (really my second, the first is shall we say... a disaster) around while I continue to write the new one, and also I have some other short stories out there circulating.  It's so hard, but this is all I've ever wanted.  I feel like finally I'm making some headway. 

As far as the sale of the story, yeah, it's a fee up front and then some royalties, provided there are any.  They're sending me the contracts soon.  My first contract!   ;D

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Re: Spuffy Publishes!
« Reply #11 on: April 1, 2005, 02:13 PM »
Wow, this is great news for you Darb!  Congrats and good luck with the next step  :)

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Re: Spuffy Publishes!
« Reply #12 on: April 1, 2005, 04:41 PM »
Very cool!! So, do I get a signed copy when you release your first novel?? ;)

Congrats!!
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Re: Spuffy Publishes!
« Reply #13 on: February 14, 2006, 01:34 AM »
I did it again!  And two stories sold in one day!  I need some heart medication.  Read about it here.

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Re: Spuffy Publishes!
« Reply #14 on: February 14, 2006, 01:38 AM »
Very cool Darb!  Congrats!  8)