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This site is like Ruthe, the heroine of my novel, Ruthe's Secret Roses

Ruthe is . . .
intimate with God,
prays a lot,
a bleeding heart for the hurting,
a big sister,
rescues friends,
has creative ideas,
likes to give surprise gifts,
loyal to friends,
dreams of love and marriage,
dreams of writing a book
goes the extra mile

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The One Ideal Real Friend
a cure for loneliness
An Older Sister's Coping Secret
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Test Your IQ on POD

© Ruth Marlene Friesen

Time for a lighter tone here. If you are at interested in writing books or publishing them, you may have heard or read about Print-on-Demand, or POD. Let's have a POD Quiz or two and see if you've caught on. For example, what is POD?

Answer:It stands for Print-on-Demand, a new publishing phenomenon, that is catching on fast and changing and improving (mostly) every month or two.

Cost savings could be said to be an advantage, except that there are always those who jump on the bandwagon and try to make money off the ignorant.

Match the currently correct POD research statements with the lettered sentence completions below:
(Answers at end of article).

Match statement beginnings...

1.Print-on-Demand arrived in the last
2.It doesn't cost anything extra to
3.Xilibris at first charged $99 for POD setup
4.Where to find a long list of POD publishers
5.Writers' Weekly, with a circ. of 30,000+ owns
6.This site prints books for most POD publishers
7.70% royalties for e-book versions are thrown in
8.The scam-artists haven't discovered POD yet

with the correct statement endings:

a). Ha! Ha! Ha!
b). if you get a POD contract at
d). Publish under your own company imprint
e). 2-3 years with coming of new publishing technology
g). now they are asking $500 - $1600 for POD

Oh that was too easy! Try this one now.

Match up the POD Publishers and their set up fees;

2.P.O.D. Wholesale
4.Infinity Publishing
5.Indy Publish
6.Writers Club Press (iUniverse)
7.1st Books
8.Great Unpublished
a). $99 if submitted online
b). $99 (299 if under special Imprint)
c).$188 Bronze pkg.
e).$290 with 20 free copies
f).$500 to $1600
g).$399 ($300 a deposit until earned)
h).$400 & marketing pkg.

First Match statements
1 e, 2 d, 3 g, 4 c, 5 h, 6 f, 7 b, 8 a

Second set match statements:
1 d, 2 i, 3 f, 4 h, 5 c, 6 a, 7 g, 8 b, 9 e

I should point out that I checked into 15-30 POD publishers before I settled on and I keep discovering things that confirm it was the best choice. They offer the highest royalty in the whole industry, 35%. Nor do not lock an author into the contract. If you find a better deal, or if you want to publish elsewhere at the same time, you are free to do so.

One of the best ways to get to know and trust the people at BookLocker is to subscribe for free to the weekly ezine, Writers Weekly. There's always great tips for writers, places to submit your freelance work, and warnings of deadbeat publishers/editors who don't pay their writers.

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If you want to write and be published you need to hang out with writers, and get familiar with that world. The Internet is at your fingertips. Do your own research.

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