Calling all published authors on Feldgrau!

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Re: Calling all published authors on Feldgrau!

Post by bpardoe870 » Fri May 29, 2009 9:57 am

Great use of the forum!

I have two military history books out now:

Cruise of the Sea Eagle
Terror of the Autumn Skies

Coming this autumn - Final Fate.

Blaine Pardoe

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Re: Calling all published authors on Feldgrau!

Post by Terry Maker » Tue Aug 31, 2010 6:07 am

Hi Jason,

I'd like to know what constitutes a "Published Author"? In what medium?

There are magazines, newspapers, Printed Books, "E"-books CD-Books, and 101 other mediums of the "Printed" word!

I wrote the history of one aircraft crew, and 'Ghosted' for a veteran on two pages on the Aircrew Remembrance Societies Website, (One in my own name, and one in the name of the veteran), the one in my own name is available free,either by download request on email, or on CD by sending me a stamped self addressed envelope that can hold a cd in thin sleeve case.

But in the wide world of writing, does this make me published, or not?

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Terry Maker

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Re: Calling all published authors on Feldgrau!

Post by John P. Moore » Wed Sep 01, 2010 2:30 pm

I would say that one's published work should be more substantial than a few magazine or newspaper articles. As examples, please take a good look at the member authors who are featured here and what they have published along with the medium. Also please take a close look at which authors are involved in the most discussion here. Authors with only a small number of Feldgrau posts, especially those who have not been members here for long, don't seem to generate much discussion. I note that you have only made three posts to Feldgrau in the 10 months that you have been a member. I would encourage you to take a more active role in Feldgrau and to share your knowledge with other Feldgrau members.

John

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Re: Calling all published authors on Feldgrau!

Post by Terry Maker » Thu Sep 02, 2010 7:19 am

Having spent the last 13 months researching and writing my "book", there wasn't much time available for discussion on Feldgrau, or any other of the research forums, ( or many other forms of socialising either!).

My question perhaps, was more rhetorical, than definitive, in as much as there are so many active, and interactive media where an author can be "published" these days, what constitutes "published". On one hand, a hardback book, on the other perhaps a "Blog" site?

The concept in the light of the present media available is not a simple one. There are many who post on the internet that achieve fame, (or notoriety), without ever putting pen to paper, whilst there are others who write reams of good work, but never seem to use anything but pen and paper. Both are equally writers both have some degree of being "Published".

Which brings me back to my original subject: "Published" Internet, or Hardback, or a degree of both? Physical, or Digital, or both?

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Terry Maker

Ps The number of my posts is unimportant! What I have to say, and when I say it is! If I have something that I want to say then I will post. If I have nothing to offer then I won't post anything.

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