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Today I got a private message from someone asking to buy a story I posted. Has this happened to anyone else, and if so, what did you do? This person's profile doesn't have anything on it, and that seems suspicious to me.

12/4/2012 #1
Frodo's sister

If I ever decide to get any of my stories published it wouldn't be any from fiction, and I do know that my stories really need to improve before I do that. If you want any of your stories published I suggest you find a legitimate publishing company.

10/1/2014 #2

Wow, it's been a while since I posted that. I've gotten several other offers since then--and when I look at their accounts on Fictionpress, they often have just joined, and have nothing on their profile. Again, suspicious. However, the one that contacted me originally, I sold my story to for $200.00, because I needed money. I kept checking back with them to see if they published it, though, and they didn't. Earlier this year, I looked at my story, and thought how I'd like to see it published. I asked to buy it back, and I did. Then I self-published it on amazon, along with another book I wrote since.

10/1/2014 #3
Wendy Thompson135th

I give my stories away in e-book form. The available library grows slowly since I find the process difficult.

I don't like any of the e-book publishers I looked at and the money offered is negligible; therefore not a factor. How are your books doing? Are you happy with your last arrangements?

12/15/2014 #4

I liked the process of publishing with Amazon. It was pretty simple--although it did take me a while to learn to format my book correctly. I don't sell a lot yet, but there are thousands of titles on amazon and I have yet to find a way to market my stories to get them to a larger audience.

12/15/2014 #5
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