QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
What is an anthology? An anthology is a collection of responses from a variety of people about the same subject collected into one book. To date, over 450 people have submitted their story to the Grief Diaries series.
Who can participate? Anyone who has firsthand experience with domestic violence and other forms of abuse.
How does it work? This is a guided project. You'll receive three questions per week for six weeks.
What kind of questions will I have to answer? The focus of the questions will be about your journey. If a question doesn't apply, pass over it. You can always come back to it later.
Can I use a pen name? Yes, but please register in your real name first.
Does it cost anything? Participation is free for contributors. Co-authors pay $450 (per title) and, in return, receive a share of royalties.
What are the benefits of co-authoring? Becoming a published author, royalties for life, credibility to your career, and more. Please note that each title is limited to two co-authors.
Why don't contributors receive compensation? We don't charge writers to submit their story like some publishers, nor do we pay for stories. To thank you for contributing, you become part of our Community Give Back program that grants you wholesale rights to purchase any AlyBlue Media anthology title.
May I participate in more than one book? Yes. Simply select KEEP SHOPPING and register for the next book you wish to participate in. There is no limit as long as you have personal experience with each subject.
May I participate on behalf of someone else? No. All submissions must be first-person accounts.
I would like to participate as a co-author, but can't afford it right now. May I make payments? No, but you can apply as a contributor and upgrade your status to co-author any time if that option is still available.
Can I buy my book to resell? Yes. Both contributors and co-authors are granted wholesale privileges for the title(s) they participate in. Through AlyBlue Media you can buy a few books for family and friends, or a caseload for resell via your own website and/or book signings and keep the revenue. There is no minimum quantity of books you need to order. Co-authors will also receive royalties from books sold through major distributors. Royalties are paid quarterly for life.
Where will the books be available? It will be published both in print and digital formats, and available to all booksellers around the world.
Who is the principal author? Lynda Cheldelin Fell, the creator of Grief Diaries. To learn more about Lynda, visit www.lyndafell.com.
Who is the publisher? AlyBlue Media. For more information, visit www.AlyBlueMedia.com.