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paul105432

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Posted: Apr 21, 2012 12:07 PM   in response to: hecky3 in response to: hecky3
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Yeah, but how many un-performed playwrites without the right contacts failed to even get on the shortlist at the Globe Theatre...
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Posted: Apr 21, 2012 12:36 PM   in response to: hecky3 in response to: hecky3
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shakespeare was never published in his life-by anyone
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Posted: Apr 21, 2012 12:46 PM   in response to: ignaciodemure in response to: ignaciodemure
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what gatekeepers are you guys talking about?
lionessinthemir...

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Posted: Apr 21, 2012 1:08 PM   in response to: tracihilton in response to: tracihilton
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No! to the gatekeepers. Let everyone publish. The reader will decide and reward the writer of [i]whatever[/i] it is.

This thread has been enlightening; I've discovered how truly middle-of-the-road I am. In the US today, one side is crying "Let the free market work!", while the other is saying, "It's not fair! Level the playing field!"

Guess what? Amazon's KDP Select is doing both. It can pull us out of the weeds, allowing us to be [i]seen[/i] and thus, compete, i.e.: leveling the playing field. But after that, it's all free market.

I vote for both...

Lioness
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Posted: Apr 21, 2012 1:11 PM   in response to: lionessinthemir... in response to: lionessinthemir...
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Unless one of the big six pays for my advertising there is no level playing field.
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Posted: Apr 21, 2012 1:26 PM   in response to: paul105432 in response to: paul105432
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Hi Paul,

You're right, of course.

I should have been more specific. The only game I'm in is self-publishing. That's the playing field I'm referring to. With millions of us doing it, I think KDP Select gives us visibility.

Lioness.
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Posted: Apr 21, 2012 1:27 PM   in response to: ignaciodemure in response to: ignaciodemure
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about 16 years after he died, burbage and a few remaining player from the globe had the first folio printed-but dig this-those guys didn't even have scripts- printed works and scripts were dangerous to have around-one reason was that there were no copyright laws or any protection at all- if you had a big hit at the 'globe', there was nothing stopping the 'swan' or the 'rose' from performing it the next nite. and they did if they could

regards 'fare thee well' p5
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Posted: Apr 21, 2012 1:41 PM   in response to: lionessinthemir... in response to: lionessinthemir...
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Hi Lioness

You're right, too.

I'm too pedantic for my own good. I'm afraid I have... GATEKEEPER TENDENCIES!!!! (Coming soon to a theatre near you, starring Ray Liotta).

Regards,

Paul.
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Posted: Apr 21, 2012 1:45 PM   in response to: ignaciodemure in response to: ignaciodemure
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It happens these days, too. Ever seen those films that crop up on SyFy, poor copies of blockbusters with very similar titles?

Romero & Juliette?
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Posted: Apr 21, 2012 1:50 PM   in response to: ignaciodemure in response to: ignaciodemure
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thanks for the information, I wasn't sure how Shakespeare might compare with today's indies. I know he was writing for the theatre but suspected he wouldn't have a sponsor other than the theatre company.
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Posted: Apr 21, 2012 1:53 PM   in response to: hecky3 in response to: hecky3
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Shakespeare infamously sponsored by the Hampton Court Codpiece Company of Fish Lane.
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Posted: Apr 21, 2012 1:53 PM   in response to: hecky3 in response to: hecky3
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the guy started at the theater as a livery man and ended up the major share holder
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Posted: Apr 21, 2012 1:56 PM   in response to: ignaciodemure in response to: ignaciodemure
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They had to promote him, otherwise he threatened to knobble their horses.
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Re: Gatekeepers
Posted: Apr 21, 2012 1:58 PM   in response to: ignaciodemure in response to: ignaciodemure
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you guys do know that Shakespeare's stories weren't original, right? His most famous works were already popular - [i]Romeo & Juliet[/i] and [i]Othello[/i] included.
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Posted: Apr 21, 2012 2:00 PM   in response to: diamondlifestyle in response to: diamondlifestyle
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Like I said, it's just like the movies today. I hear that Othello was actually based on a board game...
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