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If you recall a few weeks ago, I asked for your help with ideas for the graphics for Redmund Productions. To say the venture is moving forward at warp speed is an understatement. Now, it is time to get to the meat and bones of the operation. Can you give me a moment?

As many of you know, my long term goal is to open a book store. In the meantime, I ran across a need within our community which has led me to stop along the way to give back.

Over the years, I have garnered more than my fair share of support from some of the most talented people across the globe. One of the statements I hear echoed all over the Internet is that there are a number of “writers” who have manuscripts in all stages of development which have never gotten off the hard drive, notebooks or wherever they were initially written. What is my response?

Why?

#1 Reason: Money

(Insert visual of me cringing.) So, I have a proposal. I am going to make an offer I hope will be impossible to refuse.

I am willing to offer my services to the first 20 books (authors with more than one WIP welcome to submit more than one). Yeah, I know, you cannot see what makes that irresistible. Sit down and put the drink down…

At no upfront cost for the author.

On the heels of this week’s Flash in the Pan, everyone wants to know what the catch is. For many authors, there is not one. Here is the plan:

Based on the amount of work your book needs, I will negotiate a pittance (and I truly mean that…most will be what I have to pay contractors to finish your manuscript) which we will work out on a per copy price. I have a few artists who are willing to do cover art. I have established editors who are going to be reading and editing. I have layout editing which will have your book print ready.

Oh, and one more thing…

I will put the books together, purchase the ISBN for print and ebook formats, submit them for POD, submit them to the Amazon for your country (and all other applicable Amazon markets) and give all of the titles a home on the new website (where M3 will be living in just a few short weeks).

Since you all know I will be promo’ing the new site everywhere, you will grab the marketing fallout from a huge launch. Want some more marketing mojo? The initial cast of Redmund will all be able to cross market their fellow authors so you will not have to smash everyone you know on social media with your book only. Plus, you will get an ad to place on your blogs for your book.

Did I mention, I am working with a few bookstores to get the books on actual shelves?

You get to do the creative part. I wrangle all the technical and PITA work. You reap the benefits of being published and selling books.

Not Ready?

There are choices for you to get into the action:

Flash in the Pan is going to be offered in a first edition with the RP launch. The overall goal is to print a new Flash in the Pan book each quarter. Would you like to be in the anthology? Get your name on a print book to add to your resumé or bookshelf? Submit your flashes through the Flash in the Pan page.

Every one of the books needs beta readers. I still need three more beta readers to read the books after they are edited. This is not a credited position, but a coveted one. You get an advance copy of the manuscript and get to be the first to review it.

Your Turn

If any of this is interesting to you, scroll up to the About tab and click on Ask Momma and talk to me. If you have questions about your manuscript, email me. If you need more help with Flash in the Pan, comment.

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Do you have art you would like to put together in a book? Do you have a collection of short stories or flash fiction? Do you want to be part of the co-op? Do you know someone who this could be their perfect solution? Are you ready to join the team? Do you have other ideas you think would fit into the Redmund Productions format?


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  1. My sweet mentor. I needed you in 2009. Keep a soft spot in your heart for my future manuscripts. You’re adorable.
    with love, lisa
    Lisa Neumann recently posted..The ‘good life’ arrived on the worst day of my lifeMy Profile

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    • You got it! Sooooooo, how is it coming? <3 You know we can have book two out in no time! Love ya!

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  2. Dearest Red,
    I’ve reserved one of the deepest parts in my heart for you, for your gift of giving to the community, for your genuine caring, and your touch with reality. I read your words twice a day at least, to know myself better, and to celebrate who you truly are.

    Thank you for all of us.
    Gailxxx
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    • I have gotten so much, the only thing there is to do is give back. Much love, Gail. xxx

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  3. You’re a doll. Good luck with this wonderful project. I can’t wait to see what comes out.
    Barb recently posted..How I Became a Crappy ScammerMy Profile

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  4. I can see that you are going to be even busier than you are at the present time, pushing the envelope on creativity and wickedly changing a lot of people’s lives in the process.

    Indeed those that are only dreaming of great accomplishments could, in time be enjoying the realities of same, and I wish you every success in this new and most innovative adventure…

    Have a wonderful evening Red :) ;)

    Androgoth XXx

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    • Thank you, Andro. I am just really truly exhausted by the laments I hear from people with truly good works shoved in drawers and folders because those with the perceived power do not have time. Worse still are those who only need someone to help them overcome the technical issues which hampers their creativity. I much prefer to see all these wonderful people have an equal chance. Glad to see you, Andro ;) Have a wonderful night.

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  5. I swear, I just don’t know how you do it, Red. I don’t know what you do for a day job, but this on the side (unless this is entirely your thing and you actually earn enough keep from it…) – well, you just overwhelm me with how much you “put out” (no pun meant; just seriously – every day so great your vibe!! You’re exhausting to WATCH).

    :)
    Noeleen recently posted..“I know you’re in there…”My Profile

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    • My “day job” is homeschooling my children. The rest of my day is spent trying to make a difference. ;)

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  6. Sounds like a lot of fun. I should be slowing down soon and able to digest this a little more. You’re an inspiration :) Angie
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    • I hope so. You have been running from pillar to post for months. I hope it is starting to get calmer for you <3 You would do well with this one!

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  7. Red… have I told you lately I love you!?!?!?

    I only hope that I can give back all this joy in such a truly meaningful way…

    you ROCK!!!!

    :)
    BuddhaKat recently posted..Cracked, but never broken…My Profile

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