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Fossil River, by Jock Miller

Fossil River
by Jock Miller

Prehistoric predators threaten the U.S. economy.

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Mrs Mike

Mrs. Mike
by Benedict Freedman & Nancy Freedman

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So Help Me God , by Larry D. Thompson

So Help Me God
by Larry D. Thompson

An abortion gone wrong pits church against state.

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The Messiah Matrix, by Kenneth John Atchity

The Messiah Matrix
by Kenneth John Atchity

A gold coin reveals the true origins of Christianity.

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Writing Treatments, by Chi-Li Wong Ken Atchity

Summer's Winter
by Robin Johns Grant

A passionate, well-wrought mystery by a Christian novelist to watch.

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Writing Treatments, by Chi-Li Wong Ken Atchity

Writing Treatments to Sell
by Chi-Li Wong & Ken Atchity

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STORY MERCHANT BOOKS

The Devil's Violin by Art Johnson

The Devil's Violin
by Art Johnson

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Writing Treatments, by Chi-Li Wong Ken Atchity

King Pirate
by Thomas K. Stern

A modern-day privateer-a priate of pirates-seeks revenge on the criminal terrorizing the Malacca Strait known as King Pirate

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Writing Treatments, by Chi-Li Wong Ken Atchity

Jaguars
by Georgina Garrastazu

The mystical story of Zaki Raxa Palo, an immortal seer from the golden age of Toltecs.

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Writing Treatments, by Chi-Li Wong Ken Atchity

Last Plane Out of Saigon
by Richard Pena & John Hagan

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Writing Treatments, by Chi-Li Wong Ken Atchity

Summer's Winter
by Robin Johns Grant

A passionate, well-wrought mystery by a Christian novelist to watch.

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Lost Oasis, by TM Bown

Lost Oasis
by T.M. Bown

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eHuman Dawn, by Nicole Sallak-Anderson

eHuman Dawn
by Nicole Sallak-Anderson

eHuman, joins forces against the World Government

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Bruises, by Michael R. Simpson

Bruises
by Michael R. Simpson

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Fat Death, By Michael Avallone

The Fat Death
by Michael Avallone

Ed Noon finds that high fashion and murder mixed with low-down sex can be murder a la mod.

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Mrs Mike

Mrs. Mike
by Benedict Freedman & Nancy Freedman

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Joshua Son of None

Joshua Son of None
by Nancy Freedman

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Conversation with Dolphins, by John Stuart Reid & Jack Kassewitz

Conversations with Dolphins
by John, Stuart Reid & Jack Kassewitz

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City Wars, by Dennis Palumbo

City Wars
by Dennis Palumbo

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Cuba Libre, By George J. Fowler III

My Cuba Libre Bringing Fidel Castro to Justice
by George J. Fowler III

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Medusa, By SD Hines

Medusa
by S.D. Hines

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Ariadne, By SD Hines

Ariadne A Tale of the Min0taur
by S.D. Hines

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Dark Madonna, By Nicolas Bazan

The Dark Madonna A Fable of Resiliency and Imagination
by Nicolas Bazan M.D.

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By: Ken Atchity

Write: Why? Marketing for Writers
by Kenneth Atchity, Ridgely Goldsborough

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Writing Treatments, by Chi-Li Wong Ken Atchity

Writing Treatments to Sell
by Chi-Li Wong & Ken Atchity

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Nora Jo By Lisa Cerasoli

As Nora Jo Fades Away
by Lisa Cerasoli

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The Interrogator's Notebook, by Martin Ott

The Interrogator's Notebook
by Martin Ott

Interrogator's table turns on him.

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Platinum Blackmail, by Jason Atleson

Yankee Gold
by Elizabeth Wall Rogers

They discovered a new frontier filled with gold, and blood.

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Platinum Blackmail, by Jason Atleson

Platinum Blackmail
by Jay Atleson

When witchcraft meets cyberspace, murder happens.

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Rise Above It All NOW, by Robert Dembik

Rise Above It All NOW
by Robert Dembik

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So Help Me God , by Larry D. Thompson

So Help Me God
by Larry D. Thompson

An abortion gone wrong pits church against state.

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Why Bother?, by Peter A. Bielagus

Why bother?
by Peter A. Bielagus

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Troubled Waters, by Captain John De Silva

Troubled Waters
by Captain John De Silva

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Aries Fire, by Elaine Edelson

Aries Fire
by Elaine Edelson

She flees for her life & discovers her identity.

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Dr. Fuddle and the Golden Baton, by Warren L. Woodruff

Dr. Fuddle and the Gold Baton
by Warren L. Woodruff

Only retrieving the gold baton can hold back chaos.

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Fields of the Holy, by Tucker Craig J.

Fields of the Holy
by Tucker Craig J.

Is his madness responsible for grizzlies attacking women?

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Fossil River, by Jock Miller

Fossil River
by Jock Miller

Prehistoric predators threaten the U.S. economy.

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Realms of Gold, by Terry Stanfill

Realms of Gold
by Terry Stanfill

Ancient Italian treasure sparks danger and passion.

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Les Royaumes dorés (French Edition)

Les Royaumes dorés (French Edition)
by Terry Stanfill

Ancient Italian treasure sparks danger and passion.

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Snowblind, by Michael Abbadon

Snowblind
by Michael Abbadon

She skis sightless a monster at her heels.

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MILTON E. LYLES TITLES

The Candle Seller, by Milton E. Lyles

The Candle Seller
by Milton E. Lyles

Voo doo vengeance!

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The Cruelest Lie, by Milton E. Lyles

The Cruelest Lie
by Milton E. Lyles

The cruelest lie is told in silence.

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James A. HILLEBRECHT TITLES

A Rage in the Heavens, by James A. Hillebrecht

A Rage in the Heavens
by James A. Hillebrecht

A monstrous invader challenged by heroes.

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Upon This World of Stone, by James A. Hillebrecht

Upon This World of Stone
by James A. Hillebrecht

Champion undone by treachery upon treachery.

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Darkness Ascending, by James A. Hillebrecht

Darkness Ascending
by James A. Hillebrecht

Hero rescued by those he inspired.

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MICHAEL AVALLONE TITLES

The Bedroom Bolero, by Michael Avallone

The Bedroom Bolero
by Michael Avallone.

Five murdered lovelies with nothing on but Ravel’s Bolero.

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The Doomsday Bag, by Michael Avallone

The Doomsday Bag
by Michael Avallone.

The President’s “Shadow” is missing, and with him the lethal Doomsday Bag

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The Horrible Man, by Michael Avallone

The Horrible Man
by Michael Avallone.

Alive, playboy Tommy Spanner was known as God’s gift to women. Dead, he was suddenly a prize worth killing over.

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The Case of the Bouncing Betty, by Michael Avallone

The Case of the Bouncing Betty
by Michael Avallone.

A big girl on the run.

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The Crazy Mixed Up Corpse, by Michael Avallone

The Crazy Mixed Up Corpse
by Michael Avallone.

Why murder the same man more than once?

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Dead Game, by Michael Avallone

Dead Game
by Michael Avallone.

Death at the ballpark.

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KENNETH ATCHITY TITLES

Write Quotes, by Kenneth John Atchity

Write: Quotes
by Kenneth Atchity

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How to Quit Your Day Job and Live Out Your Dreams, by Kenneth John Atchity

How to Quit Your Day Job and Live Out Your Dreams: A Guide to Transforming Your Career
by Kenneth Atchity

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The Messiah Matrix, by Kenneth John Atchity

The Messiah Matrix
by Kenneth John Atchity

A gold coin reveals the true origins of Christianity.

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Cajun Household Wisdom, by Kenneth Atchity

Cajun Household Wisdom
by Kenneth Atchity

You know you still alive if it's costin' you money.

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Seven Ways to Die, by William Diehl, Kenneth Atchity

Seven Ways to Die
by William Diehl, Kenneth Atchity

Manhattan murders--by the book.

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Rainbows for Hana, by Ken Atchity

Rainbows for Hana
by Kenneth Atchity

She left by an open window and left a hole in our hearts.

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Write Time, by Kenneth Atchity

Write Time: Guide to the Creative Process, from Vision through Revision—and Beyond
by Kenneth Atchity

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MARCIA WIEDER TITLES

Doing Less and Having More, by Marcia Wieder

Doing Less and Having More: Five Easy Steps for Discovering What You Really Want—And Getting It
by Marcia Wieder

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Life is but a Dream, by Marcia Wieder

Life is but a Dream: Wise Techniques for an Inspirational Journey
by Marcia Wieder

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WILLIAM DIEHL TITLES

Primal Fear, by William Diehl

Primal Fear
by William Diehl

Hotshot attorney defends a man accused of brutal murder of a Price of the Church.

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Sharky's Machine, by William Diehl

Sharky's Machine
by William Diehl

Atlanta narc cop stumbles across a mob murder with government ties.

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Seven Ways to Die, by William Diehl, Kenneth Atchity

Seven Ways to Die
by William Diehl, Kenneth Atchity

Manhattan murders -- by the book.

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FRANCESCA STANFILL TITLES

Shadows and Light, by Francesca Stanfill

Shadows & Light
by Francesca Stanfill

Will her darkness ever lead to dawn?

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Wakefield Hall, by Francesca Stanfill

Wakefield Hall
by Francesca Stanfill

She must explore the labyrinth of her own identity.

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Das Labyrinth von Wakefield Hall (German Edition), by Francesca Stanfill

Das Labyrinth von Wakefield Hall (German Edition)
by Francesca Stanfill

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STORY MERCHANT BOOKS FAQ

Q. What are the relative pros and cons of traditional publishing vs direct publishing via Story Merchant Books:

A. 
Traditional Publishing
3-12 months response time. 
All publishing rights to publisher in perpetuity.
You retain dramatic rights.
Print and ebook.
1-2 year time lag between start and publication.
0-Low advance, unless 4-5 publishers are bidding.
All marketing dependent on you.
You lose control of cover design.
You have no control over you book's epage.
No ability to revise or alter once published.
No control of retail pricing.
After 2 years, royalties reported/paid every 6 months.
No interaction between you & publisher on marketing.
You need to work through a publicist to market.

Direct Publishing from Story Merchant Books
1 month maximum response time.
You retain all publishing rights.
You retain dramatic rights.
Print and ebook.
1-4 month time lag between start and publication.
No advance.
All marketing dependent on you (with SM advice).
You retain control of cover design.
SM's special relationship with the estores allows us to add      enhancements to your page.
Full ability to rise or alter once published.
Full control of retail pricing.
After 90 days, royalties reported/paid every three months and        update on request.
SM advises you on marketing.
SM Book Marketing Service eliminate the need for a publicist.

Q. What IS Story Merchant Books?

A. Story Merchant Books is a literary-commercial incubator whereby authors at all stages of their careers can test the waters of publishing through epublication and Print-on-Demand (P.O.D.). When a Story Merchant book reaches the "level of visibility" its access to traditional publishers and entertainment companies can take it to the next level of success.


Q. How much of the sales price do I receive if I publish through Story Merchant Books?

A. You receive 70% of the sales price if your book is on amazon.com, 65% if on barnesandnoble.com--as long as your book is priced between $2.99 and $9.99. Outside that pricing window, you will receive 35% of the sales price. For administering your book, Story Merchant receives 10% of what you receive.


Q. What kind of promotion will amazon offer my book is I give them a 12-month exclusive?

A. Although this may vary from book to book, your book will receive most if not all of the following:

Each promotion runs solidly for 30 days, then intermittently afterwards.


Q. What kind of promotion will barnesandnoble.com offer my book if I give them a 30-day exclusive?

A. Although this may vary from book to book, your book will receive most if not all of the following:


Q. Do I sign with Kindle Direct or Pubit if I work through Story Merchant?

A. No, you need only sign a representation agreement with Story Merchant. You can review KindleDirect's standard agreement, which is what Story Merchant is bound by, at:

https://kdp.amazon.com/self-publishing/help?topicId=APILE934L348N
You can review Pubit's standard agreement at:
http://pubit.barnesandnoble.com/pubit_app/bn?t=reg_terms_print

Q. Can I track my sales directly through Story Merchant?

A. Only Story Merchant has direct access to your book's sales reports on both e-stores. At your request, we will send you a direct screen-printout of your sales totals (but no more than once a week, please).


Q. How does Story Merchant assist me in marketing my book?

A. Story Merchant assists in many ways, including the following:

  • Its White Glove relationship with the two major e-stores ensures that those stores will automatically promote your book, as long as we've given them an exclusive.
  • It will put you in touch with qualified and tested book trailer creators, blog and Facebook book page builders, Facebook "Like" enhancers, and publicists.
  • Story Merchant will also refer you to its preferred cover artists and interior layout artists, as well as digitizers to prepare your book for epublication.
  • Story Merchant will provide you with a "marketing plan" that will enable you to promote your own e-books.
  • Story Merchant will use its 25 years of connections in the literary and entertainment world to promote your book opportunistically, with a goal to increase its visibility, lead to attention from traditional publishers and to Hollywood entertainment companies.

Q. What are my upfront costs for working with Story Merchant Books?

A. Story Merchant charges a modest "oversight fee" to shepherd your book to publication—which fee is an advance against Story Merchant's ten percent (10%) commission on your sales.


Q. Is Story Merchant no longer representing books to traditional publishers?

A. Story Merchant, on an extremely selective basis, will still represent a book to the traditional publishers if, in consultation with you, it believes this is the best way to launch your book. For most first-time fiction authors who are not household names, epublication is generally the best launch strategy available today. But if your platform is visible enough, whether for nonfiction or fiction, that may not be the case.


Q. How do I get started with Story Merchant?

A. Send an email to DrK@storymerchant.com and tell us your book's title, one-paragraph pitch, one paragraph on you, and the status of its rights. We will reply with "how to get started."


Q. How does Story Merchant Dr. Ken Atchity feel about Story Merchant Books?

A. He has not been this excited about the world of publishing for years! Finally the storyteller has control over his own fate!