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skibunny4dean Donating Member (182 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 09:57 AM
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Looking to move...
Hey guys. I have been looking to relocate to an area where I would be able to start a business in a fairly liberal market. I have been thinking about starting my own small publishing business specializing in weird fiction, and I need a good place to start. Any suggestions?
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Cessna Invesco Palin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 09:59 AM
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1. If it's a publishing business, why does it matter where you locate it?
Or are you intending to only sell locally?
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skibunny4dean Donating Member (182 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 10:02 AM
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6. I'm going to try to start with the local market.
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Cessna Invesco Palin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 10:04 AM
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7. Why?
With all due respect, selling weird fiction to a local market doesn't sound like a viable business plan.
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pnutbutr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 09:59 AM
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2. publishing
can be done from anywhere. What do you like? City, country, ocean...
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grannie4peace Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 10:00 AM
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3. charlottesville va.
it's progressive- has lots of cool businesses around ? you might like it
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slackmaster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 10:01 AM
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4. I hear Canada is nice
Try it and let us know how it goes.
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michreject Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 10:14 AM
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12. LOL
I needed the laugh.
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YOY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 10:02 AM
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5. DC Area is quite Liberal (save a few rich suburbs in NoVA and a few outlying towns.)
Just FYI.
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stevedeshazer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 10:06 AM
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8. Portland, Ore.
There's a lot of that culture here.
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boomerbust Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 10:09 AM
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9. HERE
<<<<<<<< Yhe weather is beautiful this time of year!
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meegbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 10:10 AM
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10. Cambridge, MA ...
a.k.a "The People's Republic of Cambridge"
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Veritas_et_Aequitas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 10:11 AM
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11. Definitely Cambridge.
I'd come visit!
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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 10:16 AM
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13. Can never go wrong with Wilmington DE
We're solidly blue, the property taxes are cheap and oh we're tax free shopping too
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randr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 10:19 AM
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15. Grew up in Wilmington
and still have siblings living in the area. I always feel happy when I return and find it getting friendlier and more beautiful each visit.
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randr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 10:17 AM
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14. The west is still the best!
If you have a chance, stop by central western Colorado. A growing progressive community with all the toys.
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SheilaT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 10:25 AM
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16. If you want to look west,
Santa Fe (where I live now) or Boulder (where I lived about 18 years ago) could be nice. Both are rather liberal and indeed, have their share of odd characters. Except that neither community is probably large enough to buy that much weird fiction. However both have at least a couple of s-f writers living there.
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BabbaTam Donating Member (65 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 10:30 AM
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17. Move to Austin
Hello,
I think you should investigate Austin as a base. It's plenty weird here and there and there is money still flowing. I live south of there in the boonies, but the town is fun to be in and there are a lot of young people in various universities. Also there is not much of a winter ( a few days of 20's or 30's, sometimes a couple of days in the teens (that's when the plumbing starts popping)), but the summer is hot. If you don't like hot, forget it. Good luck in your adventure!
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helderheid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 10:32 AM
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18. My suggestions would be Seattle, Portland, Austin or Salt Lake City
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valerief Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 11:08 AM
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19. Beijing or Dubai. nt
Edited on Mon Dec-08-08 11:08 AM by valerief
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qb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 11:50 AM
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20. Consider one of the most liberal congressional districts in the country (South Minneapolis)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minnesota\'s_5th_congressi...
There are still quite a few independent bookstores left in the Twin Cities, including Garrison Keillor's. http://www.commongoodbooks.com/NASApp/store/IndexJsp
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