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or Why Telemachus Press does not offer discounts* *except in the case of multiple books being brought to us at the same time, but that’s for another blog post.  I received emails from authors the other day that read: “Does Telemachus Press offer a discount if I’ve already designed my cover?” and “I’m having a graphic artist prepare my cover. Do you reduce your fee because of this?” And another email that said: “I’ve formatted my ...

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www.our-millie.com I had endured a rather fitful night before the big event, for me, of my first book reading before a crowd.  At least I hoped someone would be there to hear about Our Millie and her adventures.  There were many emotional ups and downs that night.  Up because it was an honor to be asked to present my work, and Down because, well, suppose nobody came, or they yawned or walked out, or I couldn’t put two words together without pen and paper in front of me. ...

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I get a lot of emails from writers that go something like this: "What is the price to self-publish an ebook with Telemachus Press?" and “How much does it cost to do eBook and print on demand with you?” Each time I receive an email that asks the cost, I hesitate. It’s not that I don’t want to respond. Of course, I do. I want to jump from the rooftops and state the cost and why TP is the best option. But not everybody wants to hear that. They just want to know t...

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  The 5 Ws and an H of Telemachus Press Author Winslow Eliot  www.winsloweliot.com     Who I am as a writer? In one of my WriteSpas I offer a writing practice I call Where Did I Come From, Who Am I, Where Am I Going? The intent in the exercise is to discover what is most important about your life. Is it birth date, hair color, job? Is it a formative experience? Or might it be something you believe in? What do you want people to know about you? Here are my guideline...

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The 5 Ws and an H of Telemachus Press author  Robert Blake Whitehill a monthly series featuring Telemachus Press authors www.robertblakewhitehill.com Listen to Robert's radio interview on December 13, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. EST  Log in to hear it live at www.blogtalkradio.com/Circle-of-Seven or if you miss it live, please go to archives to hear the replay.    Who I am as a writer? As a writer, I am the illegitimate offspring of Hiaasen and Bukowski, but it...

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            I started writing when I was eight years old. I first began indoor rock climbing when I was in my twenties. Loving the indoor wall, I decided to try it outdoors. While in Maine, I went to Acadia National Park, hired a guide and set off to expand my love of climbing. Except, it didn’t turn out that way. I was petrified outside and, as a result, I hung up my climbing shoes and carabineers and didn’t climb again until about eight months ago. It ...

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It seems to happen more and more often.  We receive manuscripts from authors containing materials from third parties.  The majority of the time, the included material is properly cited with appropriate permissions attached.  Sometimes, however, material is embedded in the manuscript without sufficient diligence on the part of the author.

I have asked my good friend and trusted attorney, John Hardin Young, to comment on compliance with basic intellectual property rights as they apply to the independently published author.

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Informed authors choose Telemachus Press. Our authors know we have the best value proposition in the industry. You will make more money and have the lowest total cost working with us than you would with anyone else. That is, of course, unless you plan on selling fewer than 150 books.  Not the objective for a successful author.

So, what would we have to change in order to reduce our price to $499?

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We Made You Out of Love“We Made You Out of Love” - Jeffrey was a happy, content little boy, until the day he stumbled upon the greatest mystery of all…THE STORY OF HIS BIRTH! Now, join him and his family as they travel through Jeffrey’s imagination: battling giant robots, discovering slimy aliens and uncovering magical gingerbread men…all while trying to uncover where it is Jeffrey actually came from. Board-certified pediatrician Dr. Greg Marconi and Michael Marconi have crafted a funny, exciting, and heartwarming story that will give children a satisfying answer to the question: “Where did I come from?” years before they are ready to learn about the facts of life.

Parents who are not ready to get into the nitty gritty details of baby making will like “We Made You Out of Love“. The book gives children ages 3 & up age-appropriate, non-graphic explanations for the never ending stream of questions that tend to begin around pre-school. For younger children the book answers many questions they may have, but not deal with topics they’re not old enough to comprehend. For older children, “We Made You Out of Love” is a great way to broach the subject of reproduction, and it allows individual parents to decide how much or how little of the technical details they feel their child is ready for.

“We Made You Out of Love” is filled with breathtaking artwork, comedic situations and it combines the perfect amount of information and entertainment woven into a truly heartwarming story. “We Made You Out of Love” is the perfect story and learning tool for all families, one that children are going to want to read again and again…for years and years to come.

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We get asked a lot of questions by prospective authors. A lot of questions! The questions run the gamut from process to pricing, from fonts to formatting, from Kindles to kerning. They’re all good questions asked by intelligent and curious people – many of them our future friends. We never mind spending whatever time is necessary to fully answer each and every inquiry, each and every question. Just so you know, never hesitate to call or email!

There is one question that not only comes up frequently, it is sometimes even posed in the email introducing the author to us – our very first exchange! The question is: “I already have a cover created. How much will this reduce the fee that you charge?” Well, this is just about the only question we get asked where the answer is maybe not what the author wanted to hear. The answer is, unfortunately, it will not reduce our fee.

How can this be? After all, part of the Telemachus Press fee is the creation of a cover for the eBook or Print-on-Demand book or both. If you show up with a manuscript and a fully developed cover, doesn’t that drastically reduce the workload? Actually, no. Amazingly, no. In fact, it adds to our workload. We have tracked many development efforts and have the actual data to back this up.

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