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> > Is there a newsgroup or listserv for authors to discuss publishers,
> > and so on? I write technical books (computer mostly) and magazine
> > and would love to compare notes with other published authors.
> Particularly if you have a more technical focus, this group is
> probably your best bet. misc.writing (a group I even helped
> to start!) is a waste of time.
I certainly don't mind talking about it here in this group, but I don't want to
take the group off of focus. I've just finished book #11, myself, and I write
a column for "Mobile Office" on shareware. Discussing the mechanics of
publishing, dealing with agents (for them as likes; I don't), negotiating
contracts, and what peoples' experiences with various publishers have been, and
what kinds of things various publishers are looking for is the kind of thing
I'm interested in. If other people are interested, we can do this here, or we
could start a group like "alt.authors.technical" or something.