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Deborah

In Reply To
A Guy Named Joe

Subj: Just my 2¢ (but an opposite opinion)
Posted: Mon Jan 15, 2007 at 11:15:44 pm EST
Reply Subj: For ANYONE looking to get published...
Posted: Mon Jan 15, 2007 at 03:46:28 pm EST

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I thought I'd pass this along to anyone here who would want to get their written, audio/video, or musical work published, Triond is the new site to go and I HIGHLY RECOMEND it. It's a double thumbs up for me.

Triond is a new site in which you can submit your work to be published and you can EARN money by the amount of people who look at your work. The way it works is you submit your work, Triond puts ads all around your work to earn advertising bucks in hopes you or others might click on an ad, and then they pay you a portion of the ad money they bring in for it. The more people look at a certain article, written story, poem, video clip, piece of photography art, audio clip...whatever it is they will pay you money for it.
The only thing is that YOU have to be the one that creates it. If someone else created it, you cannot put it in unless you get the express written consent of the ORIGINAL person that created it first. So you can't submit stuff that belongs to someone else, it has to be YOUR WORK.

For example, here's my stuff so far...



Open My Widget Sidebar


If you'd like to open your own account and feature your own work, go to www.triond.com and open an account of your own. Then put in your own work and then tell your friends, family, and other people to check out your work and get them to look at it, and Triond will pay you money for the more people that check out your work.

The best part is the all you have to do is at least earn a minimum of .50 cents a month, and they pay it direct to your PayPal account. And if you earn less than .50 cents a month, it rolls over until you reach your .50 cent minimum.

So far, I've earned .38 cents for January, but I've already earned nearly a dollar for February's earnings. And no, I do not get paid for referring people to Triond, but I do get paid for having you people check out my work.

The best part though is that there are people that will check out your work and they do work for publishers, magazines and other places that might want to use your work for other purposes, so this is a great place for you to get noticed and at the same time allow you to build your skills as a writer/musician/director...

And one more thing...the work you create is STILL considered your work and you STILL retain all rights to the copyrights to your work. So if you write something and someone wants to say publish it, you still own the work. All Triond is doing is getting money from advertisers who are paying to Triond to put ads in your work. So they make money, and you get a slice of that money. How cool is that???

Anyway, I just thought I'd share this with anyone who might be considering going this route. So please check my work out on Triond, and tell me what you think. The even have a comment section so you can leave comments for the author.

AGN Joe


Apologies to Joe, 'cause I can tell you're very enthusiastic about that site, but as someone also working to get published, that is the very type of scam I would strongly recommend people avoid. Totally. And completely.

In the publishing industry, a few cents a month doesn't really count as earnings. Far better to work hard at your craft and try to sell it to publishers (book or magazine) that pay actual money, and that have a reputation for high quality. That is how to get foot in the door and eventually make even *more* money. Believe it or not, having something appear in that type of format can actually work against you. Because, even though hardly anyone may see it, it has been published and made public. That means you can no longer send out that story to any place that wants to be able to say they published something first. (Which is most of them.)

Also, just a note since you made such a point of saying the author retains all rights, with few exceptions (works for hire, media tie-ins) the author *normally* retains all rights.


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