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    I have two questions about publishing

    Discussion in 'Publishing' started by arpooch, Sep 26, 2010.

    Hello Everyone,

    I written a few things but I finally thought of a great idea that I think would be good enough for publishing. I wrote a children's fanasty chapter book. The only problem is, I based it off information from another book. Is this legal???

    Also, does anyone know any publishers that don't require agents that do fansty children's books. Thanks!

    -Arpooch :cool:
     
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    Firstly, it depends what you mean by "based it off information from another book".

    Secondly, you need to reserach publishers. It isn't hard to find resources on Google. Or buy a copy of Writer's Market, or it's equivalent wherever you live.

    Thirdly, judging by your spelling and grammar in that post, I worry your writing skills aren't at a publishable level yet.
     
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    I don't really care what my grammar is like on a forum. When I get to writing though, I look at my grammar closely. And I just noticed my grammar mistake in the first sentence. oops.

    This is the book I'm basing it off of: Gnomes, by Rien Poortvliet

    I'm not exacty sure if the information in this book was made up especially for this book or it comes from other stories about gnomes. I appreciate your feedback.
     
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    Most of it was made up for that book.

    Why base your story on someone else's creation?
     
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    Well, back to the drawing board. I thought the information in that book was based on folklore and stories. Thanks a lot.
     
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    in re publishers, the best resource for finding appropriate ones is www.duotrope.com
     

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