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  •  No, the first page (4+ / 0-)
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    GussieFN, SensibleShoes, cfk, Deejay Lyn

    of the Preface - cover letters are a bridge I figured I'd cross once I get the novel completed (hopefully mid-late August).  Jumping the gun never seems to work out all that well for me...

    You raise some good points - hadn't thought about rights being given up by posting it first here (my one publishing success worked in reverse: it started as a diary series, then got bookified), so maybe I shouldn't.  Be happy to e-mail it to you, though, now or when Surly's is done - anything to make a sale!  ;-)

    The historian's one task is to tell the thing as it happened. -- Lucian of Samosata

    by Unitary Moonbat on Thu Jul 01, 2010 at 07:57:45 PM PDT

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    •  After you finish, you revise (4+ / 0-)
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      GussieFN, cfk, Unitary Moonbat, Deejay Lyn
      before you cover letter!

      I certainly wouldn't object to your posting page one here, and hey it's my series so no one else will probably object. But I would advise you to wait and do it next week, and earlier. By this time of night there usually aren't many people reading new comments so you wouldn't get much response.

      I don't think you're risking any rights or anything by posting the first page of a novel. It's when you're posting the entire text that you're skating on thin ice as to rights.

      -9.0, -8.3 "...the number of Mexicans killed or wounded by immigration authorities rose from five in 2008 to 12 in 2009 to 17 so far this year" --AP, 6/9/2010

      by SensibleShoes on Thu Jul 01, 2010 at 08:03:32 PM PDT

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    •  The problem with posting it here (2+ / 0-)
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      is that technically, the rights belong to the owner of the site. If you want to post excerpts for critique or give the entire thing away for free, you're better off posting it to your own web site and linking it to this one.

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