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Forum: Non-Fiction 06-01-2017, 05:21 AM
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Posted By nomadreid
technical article in two parts

I am translating for an author who poses, let us be diplomatic, unconventional theories. He has written two papers, the second of which depends on the reader having read the first one.... obviously a...
Forum: Tips & Advice 03-22-2017, 08:46 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,643
Posted By nomadreid
Weird listing in references

I am translating a non-fiction book, and the author, who is inexperienced in matters of style, has listed his references in the order that they are cited in the text rather than the usual alphabetic...
Forum: Tips & Advice 03-22-2017, 08:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,976
Posted By nomadreid
In general, there are two cases: (1) there are...

In general, there are two cases: (1) there are word count guidelines, and these are listed explicitly on the publisher's website, or (2) there are no explicit word count guidelines, but the...
Forum: Writing Help & Issues 03-22-2017, 08:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,594
Posted By nomadreid
OK, since no one answered me, I figured out a...

OK, since no one answered me, I figured out a version, whether correct or not, and it got published. So thread closed.
Forum: Writing Help & Issues 03-03-2017, 09:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,501
Posted By nomadreid
Not to an areolus and nipple fan such as myself!...

Not to an areolus and nipple fan such as myself! :-)
Forum: Writing Help & Issues 03-03-2017, 08:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,501
Posted By nomadreid
Tempting, but doesn't quite work for two reasons ...

Tempting, but doesn't quite work for two reasons
[1] still biological
[2] that's something on the outside, not on the inside
Forum: Writing Help & Issues 03-03-2017, 08:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,501
Posted By nomadreid
thanks, but....

thanks, but still doesn't work: I need something that is not biological.
Forum: Writing Help & Issues 03-03-2017, 09:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,501
Posted By nomadreid
need suggestions for term

A fantasy story takes place in an alternative reality with slightly different physical laws, whereby atomic particles like protons, neutrons, etc. are found to have a different internal structure...
Forum: Writer's Beat Technical Support 12-28-2016, 02:56 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 15,960
Posted By nomadreid
Log out?

I do not find anywhere on the page to log out.
From "Hotel California":
"Relax, " said the night man,
"We are programmed to receive.
You can check-out any time you like,
But you can never...
Forum: Writing Help & Issues 12-28-2016, 02:48 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,594
Posted By nomadreid
Bibliography conundrum

I'm not sure this is the right rubric, but I can't find a better place.
In a bibliography, suppose there is a book which is cited with all the details of publisher, etc, but a digital edition of...
Forum: Writing Help & Issues 11-09-2016, 04:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,974
Posted By nomadreid
title suggestions

Actually, I don't understand this one. My guess is that it is short for "the reason being...", indicating that there will be explanations.
Forum: Writing Help & Issues 08-11-2016, 07:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,849
Posted By nomadreid
Thanks, wrc. You have a point that the subtitle...

Thanks, wrc. You have a point that the subtitle on the book cover itself should give away that it is non-fiction, so probably the genre (which, however, will not be a "suspenseful love story" :-) )...
Forum: Writing Help & Issues 08-11-2016, 04:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,849
Posted By nomadreid
can the genre appear in the copyright page?

Background: a book will be creative non-fiction, and a quick glance at it might mistake it as fiction. Of course the distinction may be drawn in the introduction, but is it good form to put the genre...
Forum: Writing Help & Issues 08-05-2016, 11:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,592
Posted By nomadreid
Thanks, wrc. I will use that or a close variation...

Thanks, wrc. I will use that or a close variation of it. Is that for a print book or an ebook? Or both?
Forum: Writing Help & Issues 08-05-2016, 05:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,592
Posted By nomadreid
breaks within chapters

If I have breaks within a chapter ... for example, I want to shift for a moment to another scene that would only take up one paragraph, and so would not be appropriate for an entire chapter .... how...
Forum: Writing Help & Issues 08-05-2016, 05:47 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,526
Posted By nomadreid
You will need an explanation, although it...

You will need an explanation, although it shouldn't be too detailed or you will bore the reader. Readers will understand through brief references that there is a problem obtaining evidence in an...
Forum: Publishing 08-03-2016, 04:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,535
Posted By nomadreid
Thanks, Non Serviam. This is very helpful.

Thanks, Non Serviam. This is very helpful.
Forum: Publishing 07-29-2016, 08:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,535
Posted By nomadreid
Thanks, wrc. Actually, the artist is a personal...

Thanks, wrc. Actually, the artist is a personal friend who will design the cover especially for me, without copyrighting, so I would drop the "all rights reserved" part, and put something like ...
Forum: Tips & Advice 07-29-2016, 08:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,865
Posted By nomadreid
Thanks, wrc. Taking your advice, I will give my...

Thanks, wrc. Taking your advice, I will give my email address, and let my spam filter deal with any increase in spam.
Forum: Tips & Advice 07-29-2016, 05:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,865
Posted By nomadreid
contact the author: a good idea?

In Smashwords, where I hope to publish my first book, it is suggested that one lets the reader know how they can link up with the author via a Facebook page. I do not expect my book to be anywhere...
Forum: Publishing 07-29-2016, 03:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,535
Posted By nomadreid
using original art in the cover design

If one uses the original artwork of a living artist, with the artist's permission, on a cover, then what is the appropriate phrasing in the front material (copyright, licence notes, disclaimer,...
Forum: Publishing 07-20-2016, 12:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,968
Posted By nomadreid
Smashwords forum

Smashwords itself does not have a forum, but there is a forum called "Smashwords Forum" which you can sign up for. (Google it to get the address.) It has no affiliation with Smashwords, but was...
Forum: Publishing 07-19-2016, 11:54 PM
Replies: 378
Views: 52,092
Posted By nomadreid
I'm missing images

Why do some of the book cover images referred to in the posts not appear for me?:coffeescreen::mad: Some do, some don't. Any idea why?
Forum: Writers' Cafe 07-08-2016, 06:43 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 853
Posted By nomadreid
free e-books: where's the revenue for S-W?

I noticed that there are a number of books offered for free on Smashwords. Since Smashwords itself does not do all the little things to charge people for that other indie distributors do, and only...
Forum: Writing Help & Issues 06-19-2016, 03:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,369
Posted By nomadreid
Theoretically, a species could evolve to a much...

Theoretically, a species could evolve to a much greater intelligence and stay the same species, but practically, there is a limit. We, for example, could not produce viable offspring of both genders...
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