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I have a question about writing a story.

I started periodically writing a story over the last year. I put it on a blog called http://www.thefoundingfathersinourtime.com/. Sadly, I had seen someone had come out with an idea similar to the one I have. My first question: has any one ever attempted to publish any type of book...e-book or traditional? If so, which way is preferred? and can you give pointers on what to do or where to look for quality information. Also, should I get rid of the blog if I would like to publish it in any other format.

Also, this is a story of 5 of the founders coming to our time or more like 2014. How would they be treated? Would any of them stand a chance to get elected?

http://www.thefoundingfathersinourtime.com/

I thought the dailypaul would be a good place to ask because of the constitutional values that are held here.

Any and all feedback is much appreciated.

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I have written & published & self published.

Got my start as a printer.

Then, got a better job as a riverboat pilot. Would have kept it, but President Lincoln proclaimed riverboats were useful for the war effort... And I was not. Jointed the Confederacy. Took one long march. And decided I would travel w/ my brother, Orion. President Lincoln appointed him Secretary of Nevada, a paid position. I became the Assistant to the Secretary of Nevada, an unpaid position. Skipping over my prospecting adventure, I took jobs at the Nevada Territorial Express, Sacramento Union, and the like. So, I guess you might say, I published in newspapers & journals. Made enough coin to get by. Lot easier than digging dirt. I traveled.

Had a great deal of trouble pleasing editors. Settling score with publishers was more possible than the word itself.

I started my own publishing company. Bought my own typewriter, printer & telegraph station. Got a deal on paper & ink. Paid myself and workers well. Than stead me well. That was my course.

============== The New York Times, December 6, 1905 ==============
CELEBRATE MARK TWAIN'S SEVENTIETH BIRTHDAY HEAR WHY HE LIVED SO LONG
:: Roosevelt Sends Congratulations.
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Best wishes to you & yer writing.

Disclaimer: Mark Twain (1835-1910-To be continued) is unlicensed. His river pilot's license went delinquent in 1862. Caution advised. Daily Paul

Some ideas

Hi J,

I've written 3 and published them with kindle for ebooks and createspace for paperbacks. Those formats are both free but you must create, typeset, design, and upload everything yourself.

http://www.amazon.com/Troy-J.-Grice/e/B002W4Z3KE/ref=ntt_ath...

Keep your blog. I would suggest giving your book away for free on your site. Then password lock the last 3 chapters. Readers can unlock the passwords by emailing you then you can build a marketing email list from that.

http://goldsteinrepublic.com/archives/category/goldsteinposts

Put links to your story on all the forums you can find. Most large ones have sections for member stories, etc.

Feel free to email me if you'd like to chat about it. I'd be interested in hearing your marketing ideas as well.

Cheers,

Troy@goldsteinrepublic.com