• Would you buy a book about love of two boys?

    Would you buy a book about love of two boys (I mean boy loves another boy)? And if yes, how much would you pay for it (book is about 250 pages)?
    Would you buy a book about love of two boys (I mean boy loves another boy)? And if yes, how much would you pay for it (book is about 250 pages)?
    20 answers · 1 day ago
  • Is proof reading the same as editing and if it isn't how much should you pay someone for doing it for you?

    Best answer: No. Proofreading is finding mistakes; editing is fixing them. Proofreading looks for mistakes in spelling, grammar and punctuation, not anything that's at a higher level (poor word choices, inappropriate tone or style, factual errors, continuity errors, and so on). There are several types of editing. Copy... show more
    Best answer: No. Proofreading is finding mistakes; editing is fixing them.

    Proofreading looks for mistakes in spelling, grammar and punctuation, not anything that's at a higher level (poor word choices, inappropriate tone or style, factual errors, continuity errors, and so on).

    There are several types of editing.

    Copy editing fixes spelling and grammar (the same mistakes that proofreading finds). It normally costs around $5 per thousand words.

    Line editing fixes word choice, tone and style, and may include fact-checking and continuity checking. It costs around $10 per thousand words.

    Structural or developmental editing looks at the big picture - the overall structure of the book. In a novel, that would be plot and character arcs. It costs around $25 per thousand words.

    The rates I quoted are professional rates. If you find someone who's willing to give it a go, you could probably get away with paying them less than that. A professional editor will have his own price list. Don't ask for a discount unless he owes you a big favour.
    8 answers · 24 hours ago
  • What kind of books did you read as a child?

    Best answer: When I was in primary school I used to really like adventure stories. Huckleberry Finn was probably my favourite book. I think I read it more than five times!
    Best answer: When I was in primary school I used to really like adventure stories. Huckleberry Finn was probably my favourite book. I think I read it more than five times!
    32 answers · 3 days ago
  • What to call a dragon? 🐉?

    Best answer: Shadow
    Shayde
    Best answer: Shadow
    Shayde
    12 answers · 22 hours ago
  • New book recommendations?

    Looking to read a new book based off recommendations. I like magical/adventure books, such as harry potter, and also outdoor adventure books, like Wild or Into the Woods. Any help is appreciated!
    Looking to read a new book based off recommendations. I like magical/adventure books, such as harry potter, and also outdoor adventure books, like Wild or Into the Woods. Any help is appreciated!
    38 answers · 4 days ago
  • For the book I'm writing, what language do demons and angels speak?

    From what I've read online, angels speak enochian, which demons can speak too, but demons have their own language. I've seen a couple different names for that, whether people say they speak Latin or the language is called Demoniac or Dimoori Sheol. Does anyone know?
    From what I've read online, angels speak enochian, which demons can speak too, but demons have their own language. I've seen a couple different names for that, whether people say they speak Latin or the language is called Demoniac or Dimoori Sheol. Does anyone know?
    9 answers · 10 hours ago
  • Any good scifi bookes that take place in space?

    I really want to find a good scifi book that is not within a series.
    I really want to find a good scifi book that is not within a series.
    21 answers · 4 days ago
  • Does anyone have Short story Inspiration/Ideas?

    I need to write two short stories below 500 words (Year 11 so they need to be of decent quality) , and I have no ideas whatsoever, my teacher is a big fan of Gothic fiction. One of them needs to be written in imitation to a famous writer which I also have no idea for.
    I need to write two short stories below 500 words (Year 11 so they need to be of decent quality) , and I have no ideas whatsoever, my teacher is a big fan of Gothic fiction. One of them needs to be written in imitation to a famous writer which I also have no idea for.
    7 answers · 10 hours ago
  • If some company asks to make your book (that you've written) into a movie, how much should they owe you?

    And I would like if a real author answers!
    And I would like if a real author answers!
    10 answers · 2 days ago
  • Is this how Harry Potter should have ended?

    Best answer: I HATE U!!!!
    Best answer: I HATE U!!!!
    8 answers · 4 days ago
  • Why do all my friends act like I just killed someone when I say I don't like Harry Potter?

    Best answer: The first because they love Harry Potter. I can also gasp a bit when someone says they don't like James Kavanaugh poems or Gregorio Allegri Miserere or... well, a dozen things as well, because how can they not??? ;) The second because they are unread. But here's a great opportunity for you to share!... show more
    Best answer: The first because they love Harry Potter. I can also gasp a bit when someone says they don't like James Kavanaugh poems or Gregorio Allegri Miserere or... well, a dozen things as well, because how can they not??? ;)

    The second because they are unread. But here's a great opportunity for you to share! Don't make it into a competition of what is best, though.

    (I like all you mentioned by the way, including Harry Potter)
    6 answers · 6 hours ago
  • How do you block your brain from coming up with new ideas at night that you will more than likely forget in the morning?

    Best answer: you don't...and why would you want to? If not pad and paper, keep a little mp3 recording device by your bed, or your phone if it has voice to text capability. Or just accept it as the gift of a functioning brain, let then drift through your life and sail off into the land of forgotten dreams where, who knows,... show more
    Best answer: you don't...and why would you want to? If not pad and paper, keep a little mp3 recording device by your bed, or your phone if it has voice to text capability. Or just accept it as the gift of a functioning brain, let then drift through your life and sail off into the land of forgotten dreams where, who knows, something grand may happen to them elsewhere.
    6 answers · 7 hours ago
  • Is pirating Christian or reference books the same as stealing them?

    Best answer: It's similar in that it is stealing but stealing a print book deprives more of the producers of the book of their income than does the stealing of an electronic book or the duplicating of a book because in both of those cases some of the costs associated with a print book are not involved and so are not... show more
    Best answer: It's similar in that it is stealing
    but stealing a print book deprives more of the producers of the book of their income
    than does the stealing of an electronic book
    or the duplicating of a book
    because in both of those cases some of the costs associated with a print book are not involved and so are not stolen

    Basically you have these services in the production of a book
    author(s) / copyright owners
    publisher (often the publisher is also the copyright owner)
    printer (often the publisher is also the printer)
    wholesaler (often the publisher is also the wholesaler)
    retailer

    SO: for each of these "steps", people earn a living providing those services.

    When you steal a book, you basically deprive all of those service-providers of their income that they would have earned for that one particular book.

    When you steal an electronic book
    or copy a print book
    some of those services listed are not involved in the production
    - - - for example: in copying a print book, the person copying pays the print costs
    and so the income due to those particular services are not stolen or at least stolen to a lesser degree.
    11 answers · 3 days ago
  • What kind of books do you like to read?

    Best answer: Oh, all kinds really. I’ve got about a hundred books at home, actually: fiction, non-fiction, and lots of books about art.
    Best answer: Oh, all kinds really. I’ve got about a hundred books at home, actually: fiction, non-fiction, and lots of books about art.
    12 answers · 3 days ago
  • Is there a place for writers to go and learn about writing?

    besides college I mean are there like seminars or expos for it
    besides college I mean are there like seminars or expos for it
    7 answers · 16 hours ago
  • How is pirating books more wrong than buying used books?

    Best answer: if the person pirating the book would never have bought it the publisher and author lose nothing and may have won a fan
    Best answer: if the person pirating the book would never have bought it the publisher and author lose nothing and may have won a fan
    10 answers · 3 days ago
  • Book recommendations for my child?

    Best answer: Adisonn's list is excellent. Your child is reading at an adult level, but is, of course, still a kid and probably prefers main characters who are not all adults. I strongly second "The Girl With All the Gifts." I enjoyed "The Secret Life of Bees," too. Let me add a few more: The Lovely... show more
    Best answer: Adisonn's list is excellent. Your child is reading at an adult level, but is, of course, still a kid and probably prefers main characters who are not all adults.

    I strongly second "The Girl With All the Gifts." I enjoyed "The Secret Life of Bees," too. Let me add a few more:

    The Lovely Bones
    The Help
    Wild
    Nineteen Minutes
    Notorious RBG
    Dawn: The Xenogenesis Trilogy book 1

    These all tell good stories while making a teenager think about the world, other people and cultures, and what might be.
    8 answers · 2 days ago