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Sunshine
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50 posted 12-06-2004 10:33 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Thank you Ladies.  If this goes well for me [I'm such a guinea pig...] then you can be assured I will be sharing this particular house with my PiP friends.  They are big fans of poetry...

But I keep holding my breath, waiting for the Grinch...LOL...but as time goes on, I think he knows NOT to show his little green head!

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51 posted 12-06-2004 10:44 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

Sissie

I am so excited!!!  and happy for you.  
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52 posted 12-07-2004 01:17 AM       View Profile for Huan Yi   Email Huan Yi   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Huan Yi


quote:
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Your contract was received!

Welcome and congratulations on the first step to achieving the dream of
having your book published. Today
we received in our offices your signed contract.

...Second, you will be contacted within one week from today by our Pre-Production Staff. They will be sending you information on preparing your final draft, delivering other materials, and they will provide a delivery date for all of the items we need to begin production of the book.

...Again, welcome to the beginning of a dream come true.
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I assume you checked these people out . . .


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53 posted 12-07-2004 06:05 AM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Thanks, Martie.  If I thought I had spare time on my hands, it will certainly be filled up now.  

Yes, John, I checked them out in several ways, and personally know people who have dealt with them.  I appreciate your concern.
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54 posted 12-07-2004 08:28 AM       View Profile for Kit McCallum   Email Kit McCallum   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kit McCallum

How on earth did I miss this thread earlier, lol??!!??

  Congratulations Karilea!  

That is sooooooooo wonderful to hear, I'm so happy for you.
Have loads of fun ... and enjoy the ride!



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55 posted 12-07-2004 08:44 AM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

LOL...Kit, I think you're just too busy...

and yes, it is going to be a marvelous ride!  
Thank you!
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56 posted 12-07-2004 11:51 AM       View Profile for amigo   Email amigo   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for amigo

My salute to an Awesome Author!...(this is where the grand music is played...)

Congratulations, Ms.K...and wishing you the best of times...
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57 posted 12-07-2004 12:40 PM       View Profile for Larry C   Email Larry C   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Larry C's Home Page   View IP for Larry C

You go girlfriend!
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58 posted 12-07-2004 02:35 PM       View Profile for Mysteria   Email Mysteria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mysteria

Well, I am just sitting up here with the widest grin I tell ya!  Don't you love it when a plan comes together right?
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59 posted 12-07-2004 08:50 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Oh Sharon, I do hope both you AND Larry are grinning.  You see, in the beginning of the prose piece that led to the novel, Larry sent me a note saying, "I can't read it...it's not my thing..." and that didn't deter me....

You said, "get it off the internet before someone steals it..." and by that time, I was too far gone in the storyline to stop...in fact, there were mornings at 4:00 a.m. that I thought it would never end...and yet...

it's not THAT big a book...

Sharon, I do want to thank you here, and ask anyone who is still reading this thread to check here,
http://piptalk.com/pip/Forum3/HTML/003399.html

and add your well wishes and whatever to Ron for all that he gives us in cyberspace...

I know he did several things for me, outside of getting my name published in three Poetry Anthologies by Passions in Poetry....

He taught me various nuances of my own computer[s];

He helped to rid me of my inherent shyness, and apply readily the use of people coping skills that I already knew with faceless, two-dimensional PiP posters...[albeit there is still some shyness remaining to this day];

he took on the huge task [job?] of having published three anthologies so that I can exhibit, with pride, that I am accepted as one among, at least, 8000 peers...;

and at times he puts up with my humor, even if it comes none to soon...

and we've got to admire a man like that!

So today, I am proud to add to this bit of hand-holding...in that I received the seven page Author Questionnaire and "do this" list.  Wow!  What an education!  This takes us directly into the Production Process.  I have optional dedication and acknowledgement pages...

I have to have some professional photos taken...

I have to reformat the manuscript to "my" satisfaction before the editor gets his/her hands on it....

and besides getting the copyright [which is accepted at any time by the publishers], preparing a bio [I need help! with that!!] and possibly submitting cover ideas....

I get to allow them 100 names of friends and associates [no business, organization, bookstores, media or government organizations...pssst, I think they cover those bases... ]

Hey...if you want YOUR name on my list? Let me know, please...because I would NOT do it without YOUR consent!  Even though I consider you friends...

Or course my relatives have no say over that...

"Friends and Associates only..."  

They have no clue...LOL

NOW FOR THE BIG QUESTION:

1.b.  Your ame as you wish it to appear on the title page.

Dang it...always the BIG questions.

My full name would cover front to back, I'm afraid...

So...

K. R. Jungel?
Karilea R. Jungel?
KRJ?

or do we use Sunshine???

LOL...

Decisions, decisions.  This is as much fun as wrapping presents!

As things proceed, I'll be checking in...

but for now?

I'm going to disappear for a wee while!

Hugs everyone, and thank you all for the wonderful support!


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60 posted 12-07-2004 09:50 PM       View Profile for miscellanea   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for miscellanea

I'm so excited for you, Karilea, I could jump up and down, with or without a recovering ankle and leg! Keep us posted.   This is soooo exciting!!!!

        cathy
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61 posted 12-08-2004 01:52 AM       View Profile for iliana   Email iliana   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for iliana

SIL, Cathy called me tonight just to share this wonderful news with me and told me to get in here with my congratulations!  I'm so glad she called because this is the very best news I've heard this month.  If you want to add me (and my feelings won't be hurt, honestly, if there are so many you don't have room.....please list me as Jo Alderson Powell.  But, they definitely will be hurt if you don't sign a 1st edition copy for me (because my fingers are crossed for multiple printings) and for the copy let me pay you.   and much laud!  .......jo
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62 posted 12-11-2004 02:25 PM       View Profile for Ladycat   Email Ladycat   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Ladycat's Home Page   View IP for Ladycat

You know. I don't care what name you put on the book. I just know that I want a copy!!!

*hugs*
Love,
Ladycat

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63 posted 12-11-2004 02:34 PM       View Profile for Mysteria   Email Mysteria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mysteria

Karilea, will it be available through Amazon?  They have a canadian distribution for us up here, and it could be purchased there I bet?

I suppose your distributor takes care of where it is distributed from though I bet?

Have you started a sequel?  
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64 posted 12-11-2004 03:28 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Amazon, Waldenbooks, Borders is a few of the stores they distribute to, but yes, Sharon, they pretty much keep the ball rolling.

On Tuesday I received a seven page E-mail of "things to do" in the next four weeks.  I'm scrambling!  I continue to be very pleased with their professionalism in today's e-mail age.  E-mail is just speeding up the process.

Some of the things I have to do is apply for the copyright; get a mailing list of 100 names for notification to family and friends that the book is coming out [I am going to see if they will let me enlarge that list!!!] and please note, there are addresses literally all around the world on this list, thanks to PiP; I am required to reformat the manuscript to single space  before submitting it to the Editor; I have to pay special attention to graphics; I need to decide into which genre this story falls [and I can only pick one...]; I need to provide photographs...etc.

Trust me, I've been busy this week!

Yes, Sharon, the potential for a sequel was written into the first book, and I am about 3/4 of the way through with it.  Then today, while on IM with my brother [who is doing much better, thank you everyone!] he turned a prose piece I sent him around, and said, "Sis, you have a story here..." and he tossed out ONE idea and my mind when scampering!  Geez...he's right!  So once the second book is done, I'll be very busy on a third...

life is so good in so many ways...

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Yes, this is exciting! I am so happy for you dear Karilea.

I think your full name sounds perfect!
Karilea R.... Jungel. Yes I would also add the second name ... if it's not longer than Karilea.

You can add me to your list.

Love and hugs.
Margherita
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66 posted 12-11-2004 08:37 PM       View Profile for Titia Geertman   Email Titia Geertman   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Titia Geertman's Home Page   View IP for Titia Geertman

I like the full name best too.

And you may add me to your list too if that's possible. If not it's no big deal, I suppose you will anounce the 'birth' yourself here on PIP?

We're a member of Amazon too so I will be able to purchase a book when it's for sale.
My husband orders aquarelle art books all the time at Amazon. Works very well.

Good luck Karilea.

Titia

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67 posted 12-11-2004 11:51 PM       View Profile for Mysteria   Email Mysteria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mysteria

Me too
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Dear Karilea,
What a wonderful opportunity for the world to see you shine as we do here!
I can't wait to hold a copy!

Love,
Eric
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69 posted 12-13-2004 01:45 PM       View Profile for Gentle Spirit   Email Gentle Spirit   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Gentle Spirit

Well I guess to tell you that I can't wait to get my hands on a copy is senseless since you already know that.     
sooo....that means make sure I  know as soon as I can get my paws on it!  lol....
Congrats lady, love ya.
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Just had to check to see if there were any updates!   Wow, you've got a lot to do in just four weeks!  Good luck.  And... you are already 3/4 way through its sequel???  You amaze me!

    cathy
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71 posted 12-13-2004 09:33 PM       View Profile for Trillium   Email Trillium   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Trillium

Karilea is such a pretty and unusual name, I think you should use it, plus your initial and last name.  Please add me to your list, if it isn't already filled up!
This sounds soooooo exciting!

Love
Betty Lou

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72 posted 12-13-2004 09:36 PM       View Profile for Enchantress   Email Enchantress   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Enchantress

And I had better be on that list!
I'm SO proud of you!!
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73 posted 12-23-2004 06:30 AM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Now is the pregnant time...

Two weeks and two days ago, I received, as you read above, the publishing house's seven page "do all this in one month" e-mail.  A very comprehensive list of to-do's, at first I was overwhelmed.  One month?  I am VERY familiar with deadlines for others...and now the term "deadline" became very personal, and somewhat bewildering.

Could I get it all done, even during the holiday season?  My timing for submitting the application apparently sucked!  I heard back from the publishing house MUCH too fast!  Where in the world was the "wait, wait, be patient" time?

  I e-mailed the completed package in this morning, 5:09 a.m. CST.  

Pass the eggnog, please.  

And as I said, now comes the pregnant time.  Their editor has to read through everything, paginate the book, the production team needs to prepare the book cover, etc. etc.

So while I become mentally fat with the wait, perhaps my nerves will diet me thin...

I want to thank everyone for their e-mails, good wishes, encouragement, nagging, and the love I have felt from all of you.

Merry Christmas!
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74 posted 12-23-2004 09:00 AM       View Profile for Fagin   Email Fagin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Fagin's Home Page   View IP for Fagin

It couldn't have been more well deserved, Sis
 
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