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Hi!  I'm new here and I just got a first book published Jun o9 o17.  I'm been trying to promote it ever since on various social media sites from Amazon to Facebook, but the reviews just aren't coming.  Would appreciate any advice on how to further promote it?

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CreateSpace Author & Artist Kris Courtney

Official Announcement

Austin Revolution Film Festival








Norma Jean's Sun, Memoir



Amazing news!

"Norma Jean's Sun" Screenplay Adaptation, was just selected FINALIST in Austin Revolution Film Festival @ARevolutionFF via @FilmFreeway #ARFF6352 #ARFF2017 #TrueStory #Screenplay #Script

American Artist & Author Kris Courtney

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How Social Media Marketing Can Boost Your Business And Your Book Publication


When social media first appeared on the scene of the world wide web, it was intended to be used by individuals to connect and share with their personal network of friends and family. Social media has evolved a lot over the past years. Businesses have found out that they can take advantage of social media capabilities and use that as a way to interactive with their customers and build relationships. Thus, social media marketing was born.





Everyone knows that customer satisfaction is essential to the success of any business. It has always been a challenge to businesses to know exactly what the customer wants and to be able to fulfill what he wants. For multi-national companies using conventional marketing methods, gauging consumer sentiments on a product across the world takes a lot of time and human resources.




On the other hand, marketing by using social media cuts through all the barriers. A business presence on any one of the popular social media sites can be seen by anyone all over the world. Anyone in the world can post a comment and give feedback. A business can respond to comments instantly.


Marketers can tell right away how a campaign is going by just looking at the comments posted by customers. If the reaction is mostly negative, the marketer can quickly change directions before the ill-fated campaign does any more damage.



As a business owner, you can see how powerful social media can be in your marketing strategy. The beauty of it is that very little financial investment is required to make use of this way of marketing. It does require you to spend your time building up your presence on the various social media platforms.


You need to proactive in engaging your customers in a conversation about your products and services.



Customer feedback given here is very valuable information to you in terms of using it to improve your business. Your customers are able to tell you directly what they like and what they do not like.  It is up to you to balance those comments and improve your business in such a way that will give them more satisfaction.



You can also use social media to solicit feedback on a business idea. Let's say that you are thinking of altering your products or services in a way that you think will make your offerings more desirable. Before you invest any money into changing it, run that idea by your followers. See how they react to the possible change. They may surprise you and say that they do not like it. If that is the case, you have just saved yourself the  time and money that you were going to invest in the changes.




Nothing spreads quicker through social media than an item of interest that has gone viral. Something unknown to most people one day can gain notoriety the next day. If you have the right approach in social media, you will give your business a better chance in improving its brand recognition.

To Your Success.

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Suggestions for E-Book Blasts

Posted by Hello3 Feb 12, 2016

I have published two children's books and would like to try e-blasts to increase my sales.

Any suggestions for sites or companies? Are eblasts a worthwhile marketing tool?

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Comic Cons? Any Luck!

Posted by Greg16 Aug 31, 2015

Hello Createspace!


So I'm almost at the end of the first month of my book being in print. I've gotten very great reviews so far and have been impressed and deeply moved by my friends and family helping push the title, along with the Createspace community!  Thank you to whoever bought my title out there I hope you enoy it!


This brings me to my question - I purchased a table at Granite State Comic Con in NH to sell my book in two weeks.  First, I'm terrifying.  The usual "What if no one buys my book???" "What if I just threw away $150 dollars!" comes to mind...


Has anyone had any luck selling at comic cons or similar shows?  Let me know!


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Parallel Aklila Kedan

Posted by Kedan May 21, 2015


10 years ago Aklila Kedan consciously began looking for answers for the fundamental questions many of us have. The turning point which sparked his conviction is contained within the book. This book is ideal for young adults with an intuitive mind whilst being able to captivate religious scholars. Students may also feel inspired to not only read the book but to research some of the recommended sources. This book will expand your mind!


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Nikki Ziehl

Posted by Niknak Apr 7, 2015
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Reunion 108 movie

Posted by Alpaka Mar 22, 2015

Reunion 108: an edgy, satirical, strongly R-rated baseball clubhouse comedy.  The screenplay, written by former major league baseball player, Billy Sample, took top honors at the Hoboken Film Festival.  Now availiable on DVD and shortly on instant downloads.

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Book Promotion

Posted by jsswolfeauthor Feb 6, 2015

Hey all like you I just released my book and I'm looking for sales. Take a look at my book The Elemental Conductors and buy a copy, it's only $9.99 and I'll even throw in the first chapter for free!


Free 1st ch


Buy the book




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    I looked at the schedule for the LA Book Fair and there were thousands of writers I have never heard of.  There are thousands of people writing books.  Readers think my books are great, but so what?  No vampires, no romance, no bloody gunfights, rather literary.  We writers are part of a massive vortex of unknown writers that is growing as the number of authors self-publish or beg for agents who don't want to see anyone that hasn't been recommended to them. When someone tells me that my novel changed their life or should be made into a film or are just in shock that the math teacher writes novels, what does that mean?  Not much.  We need a way to winnow the readable from the nonreadable and to have someone recognize that and sell it for us.

     What we have here is a massive problem that didn't exist 50 years ago. What the **** are we going to do?


Pattie leo Krohn, 3 novels on amazon

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My book / manuscript is in the hands of multiple publishers. But I would like to self publish through Amazon CreateSpace while I'm waiting for their enthusiastic response. I have browsed the contract but don't see any direct answer. Has anyone been there? And what were the results? Thanks...

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My name is Rod Williams and I've just listed my novel "An Americana Singer for the Twenty-First Century" on Amazon and Kindle. The storyline follows the journey of a man who, disgusted with the financial crash of 2008 (which he calls "The Great *******"), decides to take to the road like a modern-day Woody Guthrie to sing his songs and search for the "better angels" of America.  Previews are available on CreateSpace. Please check them out, and give the book a read if you're so inclined.


I'd like to ask the "golden question," which is: now that I've published through CreateSpace and have harangued friends and family into buying my book and posting reviews on Amazon, what next?  How does one snag the attention of the wider reading world out there?  I can certainly self-promote the book on a local level, but are there any strategies (beyond establishing blobs, a website, a Facebook presence, etc) that seem to open doors for anybody?  I understand there's no "magic bullet" for marketing, just looking for options. 

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Quick question to experienced CreateSpace authors - How effective have you found marketing your non-fiction titles at libary shows? How often do you send the books? Which author marketing service did you use? Has anybody joined the IBPA? What were the results?


Sometimes the special exhibit shows seem to work. For instance, we had great success with English language learning textbooks at the State Department show and a few library shows in 2012. Unfortunately, we had far less success at those same shows the next year. I'm still debating whether to spend precious funds promoting our books to state library/trade shows this year. Likewise, it's unclear which organization to use to show our titles at the state library and special interest conventions. Sometimes it seems like a huge marketing mystery.


By the way, you can find sample chapters and reviews from our Compelling Conversations textbooks at and .


Consider me curious.



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A Tale of a Diseased Journey

Posted by McNonwuun Apr 24, 2014

Inspired from a chapter from my recently published novel series. "Hills Of Exile"


The lurid sun shone on the empty shore. The lady of the sea just bid farewell to her lover, traveling to the new world. If fate had brought them together she would see him again, but everything in her body refused to believe that. The journey was months on end and tales of those who returned was nothing far from a torturous and diseased ride. First one was stricken with a vile malady that caused dysentery and then one vomited continuously until all that came out alas, was blood and slime. If none of these took them to the grave, mosquitoes bit them and brought malaria and that was a quick death. They quivered with fever and the taste of their mouths was bitter and dry. Sometimes the fishes of the sea were fed with their dead brothers by the time they return. Standing by the sea now all of theses stories became vivid to her, but her lover was already at sea heading for the new world.

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Book Review

Reviewed by Anne Boling for Readers' Favorite

In Hills of Exile by McNonwuun, we meet Isaac Kline. He was a promising bio-medical student when he was offered the opportunity to join a research team. Isaac was horrified when he realized he had helped to create the poison that would be used to destroy his own people. A short time later, Isaac received a letter from his father explaining that he was adopted. The Jewish people were being rounded up and taken to concentration camps. Isaac saw an opportunity to help what he would always consider his people. His plan was to join the German army and help some of the Jewish people, but his plan failed. He embraced his wife?s Christian faith and together they escaped Germany and traveled to North Africa where he became a Christian witness to the Zong people. The people were intolerant of the Christian faith; they were violent and barbaric. Despite the frequent beatings, Isaac knew this was his calling, to witness to the people of Zong.

Hills of Exile is a beautiful read. This is the first book in the Hills of Exile series. I wasn?t sure what to expect when I chose this book. The more I read, the more engrossed I became. McNonwuun is an amazing writer; he let this story tell itself. Even through the brutal scenes, McNonwuun kept the pace even and smooth. The descriptions were vivid but not overdone. Issac Kline was a great character. I liked him and Nora. They worked well together and I found it gratifying to watch their self-sacrificing manner. Hills of Exile has a strong Christian message. The ending was well done. I look forward to the next book in this series.

Read a Sample Today...

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