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Topic: Seeking Advice

From: Aaron Mick
Location: Los Angeles
Date: 09/06/2011

Hi Greg,

I am a full-time college student at the University of Southern California. I have recently finished a manuscript for a 400 page science fiction adventure novel that I have been working on the last couple years.

Anyways, I've edited a first draft and wanted to begin trying to get it published. I heard that a popular route these days is to self-publish online, and your name was mentioned in a recent article about self-publishing online. After seeing how many great works you have accomplished, I figured you would know a thing or two about this.

I was wondering if you had any advice about perusing this route, or if you could suggest any possible companies/sites I should look into for publishing a science fiction novel.

Thanks in advance,
Aaron Mick

Re: Seeking Advice

From: Greg Bear
Date: 09/25/2011

Still best to try selling to mainstream publishing, at this point. They have the marketing expertise to really launch books well. But if they don't nibble, by all means--explore the new channels of communication!

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