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Publish America just accepted my mss, and are sending along a contract for me to sign within a couple of days. I can barely breathe, and am so very happy. I've researched their website and everything looks legit. I wanted to know Nikki, have you heard anything about them? They clearly state there are no hidden fees to me, the author. I'm just nervous since I'm so green and learning as I go. Thank you and please hurry :) Grateful, but hesitant Kim

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I have heard mixed things about them. If you put "Publish America" in a search engine, there are lots of results including negative ones. Here are a couple that mention the negative

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PublishAmerica

http://www.sfwa.org/beware/general.html#PA

I'm not telling you not to do it, but be sure you read the contract and know what you are getting into. Good luck.

Niki

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What are good writing books? How can I write a writing book? Who publishes writing books?

Experience

I'm a writer/book reviewer from North Carolina. For almost three years, I have been freelance writing. My website is http://www.nikianntaylor.com

Publications
Book on freelance writing at http://tinyurl.com/eche

Quiz writer for http://www.quizilla.com

Writes for http://www.notyetretired.com

Contributor to Conquering Panic and Anxiety Disorders:
Success Stories, Strategies, and Other Good News. Hunter
House.

Book review published in March 2002 Lambda Book Report.

Book Review published in August 2002 The Writer.

Article published in Pediatrics for Parents(Vol. 20, No. 1)


Book reviewer article published in January 2003 issue of AWP
Job List

Book Review Published in April 2003 Good Old Boat

Writing-related article published in May 24, 2003 Funds for
Writers Newsletter(Digest Number 210)

Book Review published in Dovetail
Article published in Openmind, November/December 2003
Article published in WritersWeekly.com: 12/17/03
Book review in FOOD WRITING A Bi-Weekly E-zine Vol. I, Issue 12 January 13, 2004 www.food-writing.com
Teaches online class on book reviewing at http://class.universalclass.com/bookreviews

Education/Credentials
East Carolina University, Bachelor's of Arts in English with
a concentration in Writing, 1994
East Carolina University, Master's in Library Science, 1998
East Carolina University, Working on Master's of Arts in
English in Creative Writing Program, Jan. 1999-May 2000

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