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brazilfroggy books

Posted by froggyman Jan 29, 2018

I am a writer of children books.  I have always been involved with drawing, painting, and illustrations.  I alos was raised in southern Louisiana where I became very familiar with the many characters that appear in my Froggy books.  After much trial and error, along with the encouragement from a few friends and acquaintances I was able to create my first book, entitled "Froggy:  The Beginning."  It is a story about a little frog who was rescued and raised by a kind stranger after a violent flood swept her away from her mom and siblings.  The setting is in an imaginary location in the Manchac, Louisiana area which I named the "Kooterville Swamp."  Her story continues in the books that follow.  Suitable for young children and adults who like to read to their children.  Large print with color illustrations.

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Hi, How you All doing?

 

Let me introduce myself to you, I'm a first-time Author, from Manchester England, This is the first ever Blog I've ever done - hope I get it right!  Anyway, I'm a busy Mother of 5 and have written a Series of 'Epic Fantasy Adventure Books' readership age (18+).  I'm shattered, to say the least, have any of you got any suggestions as to possible Marketing avenues I could consider.  I released Part one last month just weeks before Christmas and am looking forward to getting the first money I've earned later this month, after not earning a single penny since 2009. Yes, I'm sure it's been really hard for many of you too, trying to finish up your books and get the visions of your mind out there for all to read. Hope you'll enjoy mine 'AGES OF RAEKWON - Awakenings Arousal the Peoples Story'.  I never anticipated how hard it would be to follow through with the promotion or get people, to take me seriously. The saying              'do not judge a book by its cover', seems to also apply to them looking at me.  So, please tell me how you're finding it all, I'd love to hear your...Stories!

 

Best,

Clio-Mystery

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I am a new author as of 2015. I was born in BountifuUtahuah and raised in Boardman Oregon. I finish my last year of High School in Chehalis WA. I know live in Olympia, WA. I use self-publish publishers to published my first children phonic adventure for ages 0-adult. ABC, 123, Color Animal KId. My second published book genre us adventure western fantasy sci-fi for ages 8-adult. Boys Adventures Through the Wild West; Ghost Town Adventures. I am in working progress of getting my third book published genre is children adventure fantasy for ages 0 to an adult. The Little Boys Beach Adventures; Little Boys Treasure Hunt Adventures. I am a student going on my 3rd year at a university. I am majoring in screenwriting BA.

 

When i write stories I feel like I'm walking with the characters in the books. I am always looking for new opportunities to find a writers job in freelancing or ghost writers. I am also looking for a writers grant to help me with the funds of my books to promote them for the audience to recognize my books. My goal is to have my books transformed into film.

 

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Author Irene Holmes

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Hello Everyone and Thank you!

Posted by JERoessler Sep 10, 2016

Hello Fellow Indie Publishers ~

 

It has been a pure pleasure reading through the variety of posts and information on how to self-publish through this service. I am happy to say that I successfully published my first book of poetry this month and it is now available on Amazon. I am having a wonderful time learning how to navigate the self-publishing world and many of the contributors here have provided invaluable support. I felt it appropriate to extend my gratitude. ~ thanks all!!!

 

Here is my author's page with bio - do not hesitate in connecting: http:// https://www.createspace.com/6489425 . I have several other projects that I am contemplating including more poetry, children's books and a series of essays. What fun! Thanks for the support.

 

john

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Helen Alexander

Posted by Dumpy Sep 5, 2016

Hello,

I just recently publishe a Sunday School Lessons Book for the Winter Quarter (Dec,Jan,Feb).  The book is consistent with other international sunday sschool lessons.  The title is Sunday School Lessons, by Helen Alexander.  Please take a look! Thank you!

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OK !

Posted by booboy11 Jun 10, 2016

Thanks Seal, I just bought your book and hope I can read it and stop bugging everyone. I may still need someone to do this for me but I am trying hard. This old person is slow.

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Hi, I'm Marci. This is my first time to post to Amazon's CS. It seems an exciting opportunity. I realize the marketing is my responsibility. Always is. CS is an exciting website. I hope to advertise this book well. Also wish to say hello!

I plan to actually complete the full book, with links, sometime in the early Spring of 2015.

CS is a new avenue for authors. I've already uploaded and given away my first two books on another site and free of charge.

Thanks so much to CS for this opportunity!

Again, how exciting!

Marci

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I have just completed my first children's picture book on Createspace called 'Rosemary's Rainy Day' in conjunction with the artist Lisa Langan.

 

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Waves1618

Posted by Waves1618 Jun 23, 2014

I wanted to know if all covers are soft back or is hardback covers an option?

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Hi,

I've published two books on createspace.  It seems the materials they use for the cover cause the book to bend and get stuck open instead of folding properly.  Now I want to republish through another self publisher and get the books taken the listings of the book taken off Amazon so that there is no confusing display of out of print books - one with the same cover image.  Amazon just requires that Create Space request the removal of the listing but Create Space has so far refused to do this.  Does anyone know who in the organization I can write to and how I can get their email or mailing addresses?  Maybe their legal department or executive team?

 

Thanks in advance.

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Hello Everybody!

 

Just a couple of weeks ago I published my first book of Poetry and the exictment in me hasn't desipated.

 

I've had bad experinces with posting just anywhere on the internet about my work, so, hopefully they createspace community is kind.

 

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This is StraightJacket Publications Presents Midnight Forever: The Death of Midnight!

 

 

This has taken about 5 years to put together and has through so many different iterrations it's not funny.

 

 

Quite a few of the poems are inspired by music, life, death, the color in the dark.

 

 

 

 

http://www.createspace.com/4669623

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My short stories about miracles and serendipity will be published this month and I am so excited and thrilled that Create Space made it so easy to be an indie author and the vast opportunities on the internet with e-marketing are thrilling! Passion and Faith Press is pleased to present thier first inspirational book by Carolyn Jaynes, a San Diego writer who will uplift, entertain and inspire readers with her Sprinkles from Heaven. Write to *************************** for info, and HAPPY PUBLISHING!

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Hello everyone, I am the author Heather L. Martin. While I have published some poems and articles in periodicals, (and a lot of ad copy and press releases as an advertising professional). The Patriot Vampire is my first novel which I have chosen to publish on createspace.com. I am presently in the latter proofing stages, waiting for my second proof to arrive. My cover ended up being about 30% darker in person, so I tweaked it, made a few text changes, and am now awaiting a matte-covered, cream-paged book to arrive. This is the exact opposite of my first one, glossy and white. I figure this way I will get to see examples of all the options createspace has.


I have a preview up now. I had one that was downloadable (and I think looked a bit better), but I read on the forums that people don't like to download them so I have one that can be read immediately: https://www.createspace.com/pub/community/give.review.do?id=1140052&ref=1147694&utm_id=6026  Feedback would certainly be welcome.


I am interested now in getting to know the createspace community. I write many different kinds of things, but my narrative tends to flow towards action and adventure, with a bit of (usually gay) romance. I would describe my current book as a political thriller. I would like to get to know the other writers and artists here now that I have made my introduction. Hi.


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How did I get here?

Posted by Davidfiddle Sep 29, 2013

Lying in a bed in a Neurosurgery Centre of Excellence is a curious place from which to set off publishing.  One of my fellow inmates turned out to be a self published author and ran the Fan Club for Motorhead.  I play fiddle in a nice little band called Swinging the Lead so the chat turned round to music and publishing. "Have a go via Amazon", my comrade recommended. So here I am.  I have led an extraordinarily rich life compared to my peers.  Even before leaving university, I had spent a full year being a Housemaster in an Approved School!

 

I have been a soldier for twenty odd years, and even within that I did everything from being a Rifleman in the Royal Greenjackets, to being a Computer Programmer and Systems Analyst in the Royal Army Pay Corps.  I seized the opportunity to travel and got to the Far East, travelled right round the USA and Across Canada, lived in Germany.  I ran Folk Clubs, ran long runs wearing boots, and ran the risk of being shot! I taught adults military skills, administration, Information Technology, and enjoyed every minute of it.

 

I quit the military in 1992, spent a year getting the khaki out of my bloodstream and trying to write my great novel, and then started teaching Immigration Detainees wow to use computers in, you guessed it, a prison.  I added in a part time post as a University Lecturer and eventually moved on to doing contract programming for the MOD.  I moved from there to go to Nottingham and worked for a large company.  At New Year, at midnight, there was not a ship's hooter to be heard!  We came back to the South Coast and I started again in computers as a trainer for a small IT company, travelling all over the UK.  I then had a replacement knee and moved back into teaching, this time with the Royal Navy, first running a LearnDirect centre and then as a Basic Skills Tutor.

 

Retirement age came and I then qualified as a Diagnostician for Irlen Syndrome.  My mobility became more of an issue and that was when I found myself in the Neurosurgeon's tender care.  |t was spinal compression that was causing my great problems and I ended up having two Laminectomies and spending four months in hospital recovering.

 

I assembled some of my poems and sets of lyrics together and came up with a nice title.  This is now in the thoroes of being published via Amazon.

 

You remember that novel I tried to write.  Well, after several house moves, and computers with suicidal tendencies, I thought that it was lost forever.

 

Then, there it was; preserved on hard copy, old fashioned paper and sitting in a box that had survived the cleaning up of my descendants!

 

My new all singing, all dancing multi-purpose printer has no OCR facility.  All that typing again?  No, I had bought Dragon Naturally Speaking software to make it easier for me to use a computer while I had problems sitting in front of the screen after my operations. So now I am reading the novel to my computer and then editing it.  I found that it quite impressed me!  A pal read the first chapter and said, "Conrad and Kipling."  Not that he meant the firm of lawyers on the High Street, my words had actually impressed him.

 

Not working for an employer, and also being in full possession of my pensions, and perhaps my faculties, has freed me to get back to writing.  I have no more excuses!  Apart from cooking and going out playing the fiddle in several music groups, I can get on with writing.

 

So watch this space!  Write back to me if you feel inclined.  And give me some encouragement for when the words just won't escape from my fingers or trip off the end of my tongue!

 

David

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I have posted a preview of the first three chapters of my copywrighted manuscript: The Labor of Dying of Dying: A Minister's Handbook on Grieving. Perhaps there is a more appropriate title? This book is not only intended for minister's but for laypeople as well. I feel it is a fresh new approach to a very difficult subject; but, am interested in someone else's thoughts in this matter. Thank you for listening and may you all have a great day!!

 

Rusty Hingle

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