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Your Questions About How To Discover New Books

David asks…

If you get one book published, write another, and send it to the same publisher are they going to?

If you get one book published, and then after a while you write another, and send it to the same publisher are they going to look at your manuscript before looking at the manuscripts of unpublished writers? Or does that take three or four books before they do that? Or do they never do that? Thanks for your answers.
tinkibea: I started to read your story, and it’s very good.
If you are planning on writing a series, do you have to tell them and show them at least a vague plan of what’s going to happen?

New Niche Finder answers:

Most book contracts include the right of “first refusal” on any subsequent books you right, especially if they’re in the same genre or series. This means you have to show your next mss to that publisher first.

Publishers have several editors working for them so its not like unsolicited mss will be read by your editor before your second book.

Every editor and publisher loves to discover, nuture, and “bring alone” a new writer, and it’s the most important relationship you’d ever have as a wrtier.

Thomas asks…

What is the creepiest book you’ve ever read?

I am trying to find a creepy book to do a serious prose (speech) on. I start off with a cliff hanger as the main character, I introduce the book as myself, and continue where I left off. We summarize some of the book, usually where there’s a tragic event. I don’t have a lot of time to read a bunch of books so suggestions with descriptions are appreciated!

New Niche Finder answers:

Try, “Penpal,” By: Dathan Auerbach. (It has 227 *FIVE STAR* Reviews on amazon.com!)

About:
“In Penpal, a man investigates the seemingly unrelated bizarre, tragic, and horrific occurrences of his childhood in an attempt to finally understand them. Beginning with only fragments of his earliest years, you’ll follow the narrator as he discovers that these strange and horrible events are actually part of a single terrifying story that has shaped the entirety of his life and the lives of those around him. If you’ve ever stayed in the woods just a little too long after dark, if you’ve ever had the feeling that someone or something was trying to hurt you, if you remember the first friend you ever made and how strong that bond was, then Penpal is a story that you won’t soon forget, despite how you might try….”

What reviewers on amazon.com are saying about this book:

“Absolutely Terrifying” Five Stars!

“chilling. To the core.” Five Stars!

“A Perfect Creepy Scare” Five Stars!

“Excellent, chilling read” Five Stars!

“Don’t Read Before Bedtime” Five Stars!

* See it here: http://www.amazon.com/Penpal-Dathan-Auerbach/dp/098554550X/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1377912166&sr=1-1

Lisa asks…

How can one determine if an antique book is still under copyright protection?

Looking at books from the late 1800s to early 1900s to see if they are in the public domain or not.

New Niche Finder answers:

Generally speaking, copyrights last 70-100 years. (70 in the USA. Up to 100 in other countries.) After that point the family of the writer can extend the copyright, but usually don’t. Some of the more important books do have the extension. For instance, The Queen Mum owns the copyright to the King James Version (KJV) of the Bible. Even there, it’s still legal to use some verses (always good to acknowledge the source) – up to 100, I believe.

But, the easiest way to figure out whether the books you’re asking about are copyrighted is to search online for who the publisher is…in which case, you tend to find if and what the copyright date is in the same place.

To Cathi:
Charles must be devastated. His mother died and no one even told him. Will you be passing this news to the news media outlets? You seem to be the only person who knows…and also one of a few who knows so little. 😉

Scott,
These people are picking up their information from osmosis. I’ve actually studied who owns different versions of the Bible. It’s not under public domain, as so many assume (because they pick it up from osmosis.) Translating it really means people (usually an organization) owns the copyrights. The excepting is the KJV, which really does run down family lines as to who owns it. Therefore, the reigning monarch will be owning those copyrights for quite some time.

Since so many think they know what they really do, obviously, your stuck back at researching it yourself. Granted, when you research, you’ll discover I’m right, but how do you know that after all this BS presented as facts? Lol

Mandy asks…

What are some good books for a 6th going on 7th grader?

I have to read 3 books over the summer. Please put the title, author, and what its about. Im a girl by the way. Thanks!

New Niche Finder answers:

Hi, here are just a few that I enjoyed, If you still don’t see something you like I would recommend going to your local bookstore/library and asking there. (They know their books)

The 39 Clues Series
—Book 1; The Maze of Bones by Rick Riordan (one cool thing about this series is each book is written by a different author) -224 pages
What would happen if you discovered that your family was one of the most powerful in human history? What if you were told that the source of the family’s power was hidden around the world, in the form of 39 Clues? What if you were given a choice — take a million dollars and walk away…or get the first Clue? If you’re Amy and Dan Cahill, you take the Clue — and begin a very dangerous race.

Percy Jackson and the Olympians Series
—Book 1; The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan-400 pages
Twelve-year-old Percy Jackson is about to be kicked out of boarding school…again. No matter how hard he tries, he can’t seem to stay out of trouble. But can he really be expected to stand by and watch while a bully picks on his scrawny best friend? Or not defend himself against his pre-algebra teacher when she turns into a monster and tries to kill him? Of course, no one believes Percy about the monster incident; he’s not even sure he believes himself.
Until the Minotaur chases him to summer camp.
Suddenly, mythical creatures seem to be walking straight out of the pages of Percy’s Greek mythology textbook and into his life. The gods of Mount Olympus, he’s coming to realize, are very much alive in the twenty-first century. And worse, he’s angered a few of them: Zeus’s master lightning bolt has been stolen, and Percy is the prime suspect.
Now Percy has just ten days to find and return Zeus’s stolen property, and bring peace to a warring Mount Olympus. On a daring…

Sisters Grimm Series
–Book 1; The Fairy Tale Detectives by Michael Buckley- 312 pages
Two sisters, twelve-year-old Sabrina Grimm and her seven-year-old sister Daphne, are sent to live with their mysterious grandmother, Relda Grimm, whom they had previously believed to be deceased, in the small East Coast town of Ferryport Landing. The sisters begin to unravel a mystery that reveals a family secret. Sabrina and Daphne learn they are descendants of the Brothers Grimm and that fairytale beings (known as Everafters) reside in their new town. When their grandmother gets kidnapped by a giant, its up to the sisters to rescue her.

The Tail of Emily Windsnap by Liz Kessler -224 pages
For as long as she can remember, twelve-year-old Emily Windsnap has lived on a boat. And, oddly enough, for just as long as her mother has seemed anxious to keep Emily away from the water. But when Mom finally agrees to let her take swimming lessons, Emily makes a startling discovery—about her own identity, the mysterious father she’s never met, and the thrilling possibilities and perils shimmering deep below the water’s surface.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series
—Book1 Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney -224 pages
Boys don’t keep diaries—or do they?
The launch of an exciting and innovatively illustrated new series narrated by an unforgettable kid every family can relate to
It’s a new school year, and Greg Heffley finds himself thrust into middle school, where undersized weaklings share the hallways with kids who are taller, meaner, and already shaving. The hazards of growing up before you’re ready are uniquely revealed through words and drawings as Greg records them in his diary.

Gilda Joyce Series
–Book 1 Psychic Investigator by Jennifer Allison-336 pages
Ever since her father died, kooky Gilda Joyce has been working hard to sharpen her psychic skills. She’s determined to communicate with spirits from the Other Side and become a crack investigator of spooky, twisted mysteries. After wrangling an invitation to visit San Francisco relatives, Gilda discovers just how much her dreary, tight-lipped uncle and his strange, delicate daughter need her help to uncover the terrible family secret that has a tortured ghost stalking their home. From poignant to hair-raising and hilarious, this is a behind-the-scenes, tell-all account of the very first case in the illustrious career of Gilda Joyce, Psychic Investigator.

I also saw a similar question like this;
http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20080914133643AAfpSDp

Have fun reading :)

Donald asks…

What are some good summer reading books for a girl going into 8th grade?

I don’t like fantasy
I like realistic fiction
Weird enough, but i like fiction books that are about teenage pregnancy (no rude comments)

So what are some good books i can read this summer?

New Niche Finder answers:

Here are two really good books about teen pregnancy that I think you’ll like:

My Life As A Rhombus by Varian Johnson – When Rhonda tutors a fellow student in trig she discovers they both have the same secret they are trying to hide. (304 pages) http://www.shvoong.com/books/novel-novella/2270822-life-rhombus/

The First Part Last by Angela Johnson – teen pregnancy told from the guy’s point of view (131 pages) http://www.shvoong.com/books/novel-novella/2255632-/

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