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 Posted: Sun Jul 20th, 2014 10:27 pm
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Edd
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Hello, Every One. I just came home from a fabulous DGA meeting with the big guys from NYC. If you haven't joined the Guild you are missing out. Are you a serious playwright? Join the Guild.

I have numerous productions running or licensed to open soon, including next month in Australia. I mention that not to brag (well, a little), but to tell you once more, PUBLISH WITH STAGEPLAYS! I have said this a gazillian times—many of my productions begin right here! They, producers and directors come here first to search for plays. Help yourselves, peeps.

Edd

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 Posted: Mon Jul 21st, 2014 12:19 am
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Edd,

I've been an associate member of the Guild for a year or so and now enjoy receiving their annual Directory guide and periodical Dramatist magazine. The comp tickets are great, since I live a short bus ride from NYC.

Regarding Stageplays, if one hasn't had any productions with a play, is it really wise to publish it? With my case, I found my unsure self continuing to revise plays even after they've been finished. But the main thing is, I've been unable to secure a production! And will prospective directors and those interesting in putting on plays really give a second look at a play that has never been produced from an author they know nothing about?

Thanks for the advice though. I was just curious as to what you might be able to suggest to me.

RTurco

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RTurco,

Paul generally reads all posts here, so I believe he could better answer your publishing question.

I am still making changes in my plays. GUYS, which you might know, has over 30 productions, just last week I made substantial changes before sending it to a theatre already waiting for it. Nothing is ever done, is it?

An unsure self will kill you!

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 Posted: Mon Jul 21st, 2014 08:54 am
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Many thanks for your support, Edd

Very few plays are published, even those that have been professionally staged

And fewer and fewer are being conventionally published

Cyberpress seeks to address this and give new writers an opportunity to bring new work to the public

It exists to serve the interests of the play and the playwright - there is no contract, nothing is binding

We make no claim whatsoever on your work - if you want us to stop selling your play/s, we stop

If you want us to handle the Rights we do

If you don't, we won't

And unlike printed editions which are effectively set in stone, the new technology allows us to be much flexible regarding future drafts

We discourage repeated revisions but if you have a major revision of your Full Play we usually put this place within a few days without charge

Basic strategy is to make new plays easily available and easy to disseminate (unlike iTunes/Kindle etc Cyberpress titles can be easily Copied and Printed)

This is because the primary purpose is not to sell plays but rather to amplify their chances of production

In the past couple of years we've made more than 350 new plays available to our customers

Some are good, some aren't

We leave that judgement to the customer who is always offered the opportunity to read the first 10 pages of dialogue

And if they like what they read, they can can have the full script in less than a minute at a modest cost ($7.99/£4.99)

Further details at -

http://www.stageplays.com/static/publish-my-play/

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