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Re: Ask Questions here (MR Writers Anthology)
« Reply #60 on: May 06, 2015, 12:47:46 AM »
actually if it happens it goes both digital and printed modes. Also  Formatting guidelines are important in both cases. These things are real life things in production process. We can not skip these since main goal of this project is giving writers experience getting a story punish in both formats.

Hmm I have to check  if those old Anthologies are still available to buy.

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Re: Ask Questions here (MR Writers Anthology)
« Reply #61 on: May 06, 2015, 05:57:29 AM »
I see. Maybe I can get some advice from my father since he's an editor. unless you have specific ideas on how the printing works?

And I hope I can still get my hands on one of those anthologies. I'll be able to in the next month I think and feel the same about never having read one...

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Re: Ask Questions here (MR Writers Anthology)
« Reply #62 on: May 07, 2015, 04:21:25 PM »
Okay I got some pointers from the pops and have a good idea on how to format the things with proper margins so that they can be printed into an A5 book.

I'm not sure how the publishers (if there are any) will want the submissions to be like but I've been told this is how he formats his books before he sends them off (He's a publisher/editor)

So I volunteer to be the master formatter, unless someone else is willing to take the position.

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Re: Ask Questions here (MR Writers Anthology)
« Reply #63 on: May 07, 2015, 04:50:59 PM »
all yours bud

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Re: Ask Questions here (MR Writers Anthology)
« Reply #64 on: May 07, 2015, 11:14:59 PM »
Yeah the page size depends on publishers. I posted topic about publishers while ago since we need to find a one.

http://forums.mangaraiders.com/index.php/topic,12764.0.html

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Re: Ask Questions here (MR Writers Anthology)
« Reply #65 on: May 13, 2015, 06:57:35 AM »
Okay guys, I've read up on how things are made and even signed up an account (it won't be the anthology but I wanted to see what sort of trims and stuff were needed)


Hm, where to start.

First for the book size I suggest 6 x 9 since it's the recommended size for novels/ fiction and whatever.

As for the specific things like trim and bleed the site itself can deal with that so I just suggest letting me deal with that when you submit the works to me.


The thing is i'm not sure if it's completely free to set up your book there. If there are stuff like online transactions I don't have a bank card to even do that, or is all print-on-demand issues completely free and the company makes money from the book sales? I don't know how it works and how the other anthologies were printed.


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Re: Ask Questions here (MR Writers Anthology)
« Reply #66 on: May 13, 2015, 09:42:51 AM »
they probably have like an information page for questions like this. if not there should be a "contact us" section with an email that might work.

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Re: Ask Questions here (MR Writers Anthology)
« Reply #67 on: May 13, 2015, 12:50:21 PM »
https://www.createspace.com/Products/Book/#content7

Yeah.

So for a 100 page anthology each copy will cost 2.15$. Shipping costs vary widely so you'll have to use the calculator for that.

But for the book itself it seems to be around the 2-5$ range (5 for a 370 page book if I read correctly)


So it seems reasonably affordable so long as shipping doesn't screw you over.

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Re: Ask Questions here (MR Writers Anthology)
« Reply #68 on: May 13, 2015, 02:07:58 PM »
Well I don't know if we'll get up to 100 pages, I only have 16 myself, not sure about the others.

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Re: Ask Questions here (MR Writers Anthology)
« Reply #69 on: May 13, 2015, 02:10:05 PM »
15 on mine too. Actually I calculated for 60 but the prices still remain the same 2.15 $

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Re: Ask Questions here (MR Writers Anthology)
« Reply #70 on: July 12, 2015, 07:22:45 AM »
Is there an expected date for the final draft of any entries to the Anthology?

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Re: Ask Questions here (MR Writers Anthology)
« Reply #71 on: July 12, 2015, 07:27:04 AM »
At this point it's almost like the banner contest in that we'll have to wait for entries before we do anything. Not sure about enforcing a submission deadline...


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Re: Ask Questions here (MR Writers Anthology)
« Reply #72 on: July 12, 2015, 12:46:13 PM »
How many more entries are we waiting for? Because according to Yahoo answers, the most credible source in the world, *cough cough* an anthology is roughly 60,000 to 80,000 words and I think with the 9 entries we have currently, we've hit that mark. I'll do a word count later to see where we are currently.
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Re: Ask Questions here (MR Writers Anthology)
« Reply #73 on: July 12, 2015, 02:56:54 PM »
According to my calculations, a.k.a MS Word-count, we're at 48,400 words and 110 pages for the anthology. That definitely meets the 100 page goal the mods were talking about but we haven't hit 60,000 words yet. But since a few stories are still unfinished I'm sure we'll reach 60,000 words once those stories are completed easily.

So what do you say mods? We should be good in terms of the number of entries, no?  :hmm:
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Re: Ask Questions here (MR Writers Anthology)
« Reply #74 on: July 12, 2015, 03:00:18 PM »
I shall applaud you for your work on counting and researching.  :clapping: :clapping: :clapping: