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Old Guy Newbie

Posted by seasonedman May 29, 2016

Hello Everyone,

 

At 68 years old I may be getting into something over my head.  I have just sent my first non-fiction to an editor.  I plan on publishing only as an ebook.  I'm assuming that KDP is the way I should proceed as a first-time author.  I'm having a really hard time coming up with a title.  Is just reading through all the KDP topics the best source of information or is there a book or two that I should pick up.  So far I have been following Steve Scott's advice from his books.

 

Glad to be on the Community Forum.  Actually, I'm just glad to be here.

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new release of my beautiful books

Posted by atira May 28, 2016

hello my beautiful and handsome friends, I have recently published two new books. BRUNETTE AND HER BUNNY - A cute book for children with lots of lovely pictures that will color up your children's dreams and thoughts. 

 

next one is OUR FLOP LOVE STORY -  A ROMANTIC COMEDY STORY FOR BOYS GIRLS AND LOVERS ETC It is a book based on everyday school love friendship family parody story that we all go through atleast once in a life.

 

Make sure you all check out my books on amazon and all book store.

 

bye  <3

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Finally! Published!!

Posted by KatharineEnglish May 15, 2016

Finally!  Published!! My name is Katharine English (as my uncreative nickname admits.) I just published my book on CreateSpace: Salvation - A Judge's Memoir of a Mormon Childhood (are we allowed to mention the name of our books?)  The decision to self-publish was an easy one (see my blog: http://englishstuido@blogspot.com , motivated initially by my unrewarded efforts to find an agent and hence a publisher, but further motivated by the ease of working with CreateSpace for the six months of my publishing process. What a great service this is to all unpublished authors who seek to be read (or just seek to finally get the work off their desks!)  Thank you CreateSpace, and all of you who have put your books and your souls out there. May you live long and prosper...and publish again!!

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Hi all - I'm new here and pleased to make your acquaintance! I've been published via KDP for years and have had titles published for me on CreateSpace, but I finally managed to list a book myself. I realized I could use Microsoft Publisher to design the full cover flat, and Paint to resize it. In my usual trial and error fashion, I fianlly got it right. It's the small things that make me happy.

 

Hugs, Becky

BeckyBarker.com

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Fifth Book

Posted by MoonStoryteller May 5, 2016

I am about to publish my 5th book (poetry) on Kindle and Create Space. There are two previous volumes of poetry and two fantasy novels (both are stories within a story - the same method as 1001 Nights).

 

My name is A.Gouedard

 

My blog is https://dreamingpath.wordpress.com

 

My Facebook is Moon Pryderi

 

I first came to Create Space in 2013 - so it's taken quite a while to introduce myself here !

 

I have found that although people read my books and report back (through various channels) that they like, or even LOVE them, they never leave a review on Amazon. Does anyone have any tips to resolve this problem?

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Mosaic@Seventy introduces the reader to a series of provocative senior

memoirs, poetry, and essays. Vorkink Machin, in her mid-seventies, now living

in the Rocky Mountains, shares her singular, adventurous life overseas, with an

African family, in a French cafe in Algeria, shopping in an Istanbul bazaar,

on safari, with evocative stories from each point of interest. Her poetry resonates on

social justice themes, love requited and ancestry betrayals, in images detailed

and moving. Her passion to write it down exudes a life filled with vulnerabilies,

growing up, and a courage to survive.


Java's Daughter: Dispatches

In Stricken Liberia We Made a Difference

Mosaic Lights: Poems and Essays

Love Offering: A Meditation

In Mid_Winter Song

Mosaic at Seventy Memoir

Tear Drop: Prisms of Grief

Wanderlust Poetry

 

Maya Angelou said  ... there is no greater burden than bearing an untold story inside you...


@tatteredcover.com @amazon

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LOVE CREATESPACE!

Posted by GREENEYEDWIZ59 Apr 30, 2016

I WAS NEVER THE TYPE TO KEEP A DIARY OR DAILY RECORDS OF MY LIFE SO THIS IS A STRANGE, NEW EXPERIENCE FOR ME.  I DO FEEL COMPELLED TO LET PEOPLE KNOW HOW MUCH I LOVE CREATESPACE THOUGH! IT IS A GOD SEND FOR US AUTHORS WHO WERE FLOUNDERING ABOUT WONDERING WHAT TO DO WITH THE BOOKS WE HAVE WRITTEN AND NOT BEEN ABLE TO GET THE ATTENTION OF A PUBLISHER. I WAS TURNED ONTO CREATESPACE BY A YOUNG FRIEND WHO IS A VERY TALENTED SINGER. SHE HAS THE SAME PROBLEM WITH HER MUSIC. IT IS SO HARD TO BREAK OUT AND BE SEEN IN THIS WORLD. GOOD THING I WRITE FOR THE ABSOLUTE PLEASURE AND NEED TO BE CREATIVE. I RECOMMEND THIS VENUE TO ANYONE WHO WANTS TO EXPRESS THEIR CREATIVITY BUT THINKS THEY NEED A PUBLISHER. YOU DON'T! ON CREATESPACE YOU HAVE COMPLETE CONTROL OVER WHAT YOUR BOOK LOOKS LIKE, WHO WILL SEE IT, AND THE ABILITY TO MODIFY IT WHEN YOU WANT THIS SITE ROCKS! I HAVE FIVE TITLES ON AMAZON AND PLAN TO BE FINISHED NUMBER SIX SOON. THE TITLES I HAVE SO FAR ARE;  Andy and the Jam Jar Genie 1,2,3& 4 AND LAUGHING DRAGONS. SO IF YOU WANT TO PUBLISH, DO IT!

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JUST SAYING HELLO

Posted by GREENEYEDWIZ59 Apr 28, 2016

Hello, I'm not sure how this works but here goes.

 

I started my author journey many years ago with the publication of my first novel, Andy and the Jam Jar  Genie. My second novel, Laughing Dragons was near completion when I was diagnosed with a stage four blastula brain tumor. Needless to say I had to put my writing aside and concentrate on my health. When I recovered I finished what I started and more. I have never used this part of Ceate space and wonder if it is worth the time. I have five titles on Amazon and am wondering if this would help with exposure and sales. I am looking forward to communicating with other authors who share my passion for fantasy writing for children. Although the book I am working on at this point isn't only for kids. Parents will find it meaningful and heart warming. Am I doing this right? Hahahah

 

GREENEYEDWIZ59

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Ahmed Atef Alshapiny

Posted by Ahmed-Alshapiny Apr 28, 2016

About the Author

 

° Name: Ahmed Atef Al-shapiny

 

• Nationality: Egyptian

 

° Love writing poetry and fishing. Thank you to all who visit my page and I hope you like my works.

 

•I would really appreciate it if you contacted me at my e-mail "ahmedalshapiny@gmail.com " and wrote to me your opinions about my work.

 

°Don't hesitate in writing to me about any new ideas that i could work on, everyone 's opinion matters to  me.

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Amazon.com

Posted by Marilenesant Apr 27, 2016
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Poetry Lovers Unite

Posted by Machete Apr 24, 2016

hello people....where are the poetry lovers around here???

 

Are you able to find some time to interact with fellow poets or like minds???

 

Let's Blog

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Greetings all,

 

This is my first time using CreateSpace. It has been a good experience thus far. I am writing a book, not a novel, attempting to help youth and young adults who are put down and told they are unacceptable to God. I have used real life stories from my work in the past. I have blurred the identities of these persons by changing names and not being specific about time, location, or the situation. I feel confident that these narratives will help me to present an understanding that will help youth to feel better about themselves. I am also confident that the stories are not recognizable by someone who might happen to read the book; they would not associate the particular story with the person they know. My question is more about the individual whose story I have used. If a person whose story I have used would realize that this was them in the story, and after the identity/name change, and location, time, and situation changes, would there still be a problem for me in having used this story?

 

Not only do I not want to protect myself from a backlash, but I would like to be sure to protect the privacy of the persons whose stories I am using in part. I want to respect them as well. Any thoughts on this would be appreciated.

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I am towan why has no one heard of you sotch? Well because stepping out the chambers of **** Cant be heard only read absorbing the words what they mean through nostrils right and left sotch is life breathe it in inhale never exhale it out of your beings no matter what the circumstances are you've got to know sotch is only here for one person and one person only that is YOU the people of the city a county a township the city limits a state a country you might say so breathe sotch into your bodies bad analogy but the intent is fresh and new within my heart pure and inviting

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The Joy of Editing

Posted by RozD Apr 7, 2016

I'm Roslyn and I've been writing and editing for years, primarily for other people's magnum opuses, lol, but today, I dropped my first Book, A Seies of Failed Suicidal Careers, Book 1, Jeanna Rose and it feels long overdue. It's not Pulitzer worthy, but every message, eloquent and passionate, deserves an audience. I had no idea I was such a persnickety artist until the editing process commenced! Yikes! There are subtle, important nuances to writing that I am only beginning to grasp, but what a privilege indeed! Let me exhort the weary self-publisher to carry on, to publish as many works as you can to lose the self-consciousness which hindders the beauty of the creative process! Your message matters so GET TO IT!

 

As for me, its back to the computer to finish Book 2.

 

Unapologetically,

Roz

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Wayne Bryant

Posted by Wayneb Apr 5, 2016

I was raised in Jacksonville, Florida. I attended Terry Parker High School. I started writing poetry when I was 12 years old. I spent a lot of time in the 1980?s traveling across North America as a hobo. I saw a side of America most of the world never sees. You probably wouldn?t call me a real hobo because worked in almost every town I spent a little time in.  Many homeless people I met while traveling were veterans from the Vietnam War. Some of these vagabonds were once high ranking Army officers. I met lieutenants, captains and even a major. These men could not adjust to a normal life after the atrocities they witnessed during the war. I wanted to write about the stories I heard while traveling with them. You don't have to see angels to feel their presence. I have often felt the presence of angels near when I was in danger. Read "The Pilgrimage? by Wayne Bryant and you will see what I mean. Can an animal be an angel? You might be surprised at what I found out.

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