To Ride The Unicorn - poems about life - by pegesus unicorn

202,111 poems read

I have published two books of poetry that are out in the world trying to
survive, the first book is titled "When There Are Dragons There Is
Alzheimer's", the ISBN # is 1-4196-0244-6. The second book is titled "Through
The Maze of Life", the ISBN # 1-4241-1785-X, both books are available through
amazon.com and barnesandnoble.com.

I made a mistake in the choice of publisher with my book "Through the Maze of Life", it has
become a lost book for me, it is a sad experience for me as i have lost 125 of my poems for
another four years when the contract i signed is up and the poems revert back to me. If you
are an aspiring author, please prevent yourself from being drawn into the same web i was
and so many other authors ahead of me. Their logo is that they are a tradition publisher,
they pay you a $1.00 when you sign the contract, you are told when the book sells your royalty
will be 8% and go up when the sales increase, but somehow the royalties are usually under $5.00
every 6 mos, (does that mean im not selling my books?), they acclaim to send out reviews,
editing and grammar checks, and so much more, which never occurs. they end up selling the books to the
author instead, not to the public as promised. they are not accepted by many book stores and
many reviewers and agents refuse to touch them, your are expected to do all the marketing for
your books in order for them to sell and they have a tendency of always selling your books back to you at such
discounts, the problem is who can afford to buy enough books to sell on your own. im giving you this
warning to protect any author on this website of the hazards out there to them, should you
choose to publish, look carefully at the publisher, do get your research done thoroughly, and
know their reputation through others, i am talking about staying away from publishamerica or
you will lose control of your book for 7 years or how ever long the contract they want you to
sign will state.
protect your hard work and your dignity. i do not feel a published writer anymore and feel so
ashamed of my gullibility and want of seeing my poems in print more than wanting to protect
them. authors are very sensitive people and sometimes we dont pay enough attention to the
realities of the outside world, it is a dog eat dog world out there for the writer. Please take
care of your work and yourself.

Well, i have another poetry book that is in the process of publication with xlibris, it should
be released sometime between april and july. Its title is "Thoughtful Whispers" and i do think
you will like it. As soon as it is released i will give you all the information you need to
purchase the book and what the price will be.

Thoughtful Whispers is now available through xlibris.com barnesandnoble.com and amazon.com
it hasnt been picked up yet by borders.com but should be soon...it is also available in e-book
as well.

Thank you for spending some time in my world. and i do hope you still enjoy and ponder over
some of my words, they are written for your enjoyment.