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 Post subject: YOUNG WRITERS
PostPosted: Wed Feb 10, 2010 8:55 pm 
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Hi does anyone know more about Young Writers - a publishing company that puts children's work into a book?

My daughter has had a mini saga accepted and the book will cost £14.99 to buy? Has anyone seen these books before?

All thoughts welcome!


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aaaahhhh, my dd has just come home with a letter too.

Her piece is going into the county book and we too can buy a copy for £15.00!!

Or buy two and get one free - bargain :lol: :lol: :lol:

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My DS has just had his 50 word story published in the Gloucestershire/Oxfordshire publication.
While I do agree that it is a money making exercise for the publishers,it's still good to see their work in a proper published book!

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Are you both buying the book? We know two others at her school have had a Mini Saga accepted. Do they eventually end up on Amazon so are then much cheaper!!


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Yes we have our copy already!


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Are you impressed with it? I initially said no I am not parting with £14.99 but now I feel bad. I want to see her work in the book.


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I would say its a good quality paperback,nice to keep for future years,and it also made me smile when I read some of the stories!


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Are you impressed with it? I initially said no I am not parting with £14.99 but now I feel bad. I want to see her work in the book.

And that is precisely what they are counting on!

Over the years a few people have mentioned this sort of thing in Appeal cases: "Oh, he's had a poem/story published - I do think I should mention it at the appeal."

Errrrm, ... no ...

I have reached the point where I think that it is almost exploiting both children and adults. On the other hand, it would be a brave parent who said "no".


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Oh it's definite exploitation of the parents and grandparents.

I'm surprised actually that the schools indulge them as it's so blatant.

But we shall be buying a copy :lol: :lol: :lol:

Exploited of North Yorkshire :shock:

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Total exploitation of course :wink: but our children have had writing in an edition and of course we bought a copy! :lol:


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