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I've been in publishing 37 years.  Wrote or packaged 19 books which have sold 5 million copies.  Have 2 books currently on Kindle, one of which is doing well and the other I'm working on.  Consider myself a near expert in understanding Amazon categories.


Am just finishing writing a jokebook for CreateSpace, and have NO IDEA what to do to get it formatted and to get a cover.  Would like to hire someone, hopefully someone wonderful and not too expensive!  If you have anyone to recommend, I'd certainly be grateful.

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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!




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Cork writer says 'Hi'

Posted by Corkwriter Dec 4, 2017

Hello Fellow Dreamers,


Looks like I'm latest newcomer on the docket, so here's more than you need to know about me.


I often tell people I have a mind like a steel trap, but the latches rusted out years ago. Age, good bourbon, good friends, travel, hanging with stars, closing hotel bars, peer pressure, free peanuts on Southwest, perhaps some grey matter leaking out my brainpan--plus many other factors--have earned me a memory that comes and goes like a good metaphor I wish I had to insert here.


I've done some things as an occupation that deserve telling. So I wrote a novel because I figured if one gets the tone right, finds the good fiction beyond the non-fiction, and spells most of the words correctly you've got something very readable. Did I mention it's funny?


Back in the day I had two published books, one poltical & humorous, one media humor and analysis. I don't remember if they will let you pass along the names of your previous books here, or even my own name  But if I'm allowed to--they're well out of print--they'd be True Grits and A Few Marbles Left. And I'd be John Corcoran Jr.


Neither my prior books nor my freelancing paid the rent. So, despite a "face for radio," I became a critic and entertainment reporter on the tube. I was the goofball at the end of the show,--after all the bleeds-it-leads, the ball scores, the weather, and the earnest editorial by a well-meaning GM-- I'd come by to tell you what movie to see or what a star or director thought about his/her new flick.  I interviewed stars. Many a weekend, I jumped the big skybird, flew to a distant city and lived in the lap of luxury for a couple days while lapping up the good hootch. SHow Biz--You gotta love it.


I won't lie. It was a great gig. The novel--called Doing Julia is in the process of getting loaded up as an original Paperback and on Kindle.





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New to the site

Posted by drewlewis345 Nov 15, 2017

Hello my name is Andrew and I just got through publishing my 1st Childern's book. I'm trying to come up a clever to advries it.

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New to this

Posted by VIrtuousqueen Aug 24, 2017

Hey Everybody! Myname is Sasha and I am the owner of Virtuous Queens Publishig. I have been writing on and off for years, and havefinally completed my first book! I will be publishing the book in late Septemeber. I am on here to network with other like minded authors to build relationships, and lasting friendships. It is in my plan to start publishing books for other female authors but I am not sure about the legalities and how the authors are to be paid. It is my dream to pblish my own books and help other women shre their stories as well. So if anyone knows what steps i need to take to publish other authors please contact me! I am really excited about that. Anyway, I just wanted to say hi!

You guys havea blessed day!

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First thank you for the suggestion to creat an Author's page,


Secondly, wanted to quickly note how greatly I've appreciated posts as well as replies which have occurred from Community.


Unlike the highly talented, truly outstanding Author's present here, I am only a story teller.


Someone looking back on nearly a six decade journey enjoying what time I have left.


Finally took your advice posting a half dozen previews to various titiles.


In FULL DISCLOURE, all my e-books are offerred for Free quarterly.


Createspace and KDP made one of my last dreams come true.


As a cancer survivor, I'm just trying to share what I learned.


Peace be with you.


Semper FI


Richard Mathews

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Need feedback

Posted by moonbeam7 Apr 18, 2017

I'm trying to improve my description for my book Unraveled. Would appreciate any and all feedback.

Alyson Pierce believed she was like any other seventeen year old girl. She wasn't. She believed her mother died giving birth, but Alyson was never born. Everything she knew was a lie. Betrayed by her "father", she sets out on a quest to find the truth. Instead, she finds a world where the distinction between right and wrong isn't always clear and the truth she seeks could be deadly.

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Hello, new Sci-Fi writer

Posted by Blackie_Chan Apr 16, 2017

Hello, everyone, my name is Justin Pyfrom and I'm a lover of all things Science Fiction and Video Games. I've been a lover of storywriting since I was in grad school and it followed me until I got my Bachelor's in Game Simulation and Programming. But, after a few failed projects, my best mate reminded me that EVERYBODY knows how to design a game but where I really shine is telling a compelling story and creating intriquing characters. With that, I was convinced to do what I really love and write stories that "bend minds". I'm hoping that I do them proud and learn more about myself in the process.


Please, any and all feedback is greatly appricated.

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Newly published

Posted by Muses Feb 7, 2017

Using create space, I've recently published  a non fiction work " Muses To Sustain The Thughtful Life: Yes available on Amazon including Kindle. Interested in sharing marketing ideas. Will soon publish a fiction book " Black Hole Rising"

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Not real sure if I'm even doing THIS part right.
Hello!  Just making an attempt to publish here on CS... Open to feedback

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Posted by lovemom Dec 4, 2016



I just created my account and I wanted to write my first blog here to introduce me and my work. I am still trying to figure out how this site functions.


Looking forward to meet like minded people.

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Hi wonderful folks,


I am relatively new to writing, having penned just two nonfiction books. With my first book, "If life is a game, THEN PLAY TO WIN!!!"I quickly realized that it takes way more than enthusiasm to produce a bestseller.


I have just penned my second and I am brimming with jolts of positive energy. It is called "The Fundamental Paradox: The Universe, Science and Religion", it falls into two sub-genres- Science/Philosophy and Religion (Religion and Science). It's available on and other online retailers.


I really need marketing tips from more experienced writers, it would be an honor to hear from those who have successfully walked down this pathway.

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In the next few weeks I will be publishing my third work of fiction, "Heiding Fortunes, Feinding Truths", A Tale of Two Richards. The novel is dedicated to "Independent Authors Everywhere". This dedication was chosen because I believe the story touches the very soul that motivates many of us to take the time to do what we do.      


The work merges two accounts. The first, a Dickensian view of the world of wealth, poverty, inheritance and deception, featuring the life story of Richard Heiding. Its companion tale highlights Richard Feinding in a modern day treatise on the value of honesty, candid expression and truthful communication. The narratives are linked by the evolution of the clandestine enterprise which both men eventually serve.  The message for today; the proliferation of unbiased views that encourage people to think for themselves can elevate society to reach its full potential and make for a better world.      


The following is an excerpt in which Richard Feinding defends the value of his life's work: ..."Then of course, as with any message, unless you are just howling into the wind, someone must hear it. Perhaps it is the respect offered the newly deceased that cracks the door to that listening. That tiny window when people discharge their skepticism, allowing a transient passage for ideas to flow unencumbered, free from the harassing gauntlet of opinionated garble that can drown out honest communications. Call it a beachhead. Call it a base camp. It amounts to a miniscule fissure in an intractable boulder of granite. A fracture where a single seed is dropped by a passing winged courier. That seed will grow. Over time the roots will transform the boulder. Look around you James. You are a witness to all the benefit that this practice has brought to the world. Please don't ask me to qualify the value of the result further, by requiring me to find better words to define it."        


A few days before publishing, I will share the jacket cover blurb with you. I am hoping to get comments from any and all interest parties.  

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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.




Author Irene Holmes

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