Carol Carroll, Dec 3, 2012, 9:20AM EST
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Chris Stevenson, Jun 5, 2012, 3:11PM EDT
I've got a new blog post up at Guerrilla Warfare for Writers, which I think will stir a lot of emotions or start an outright flame war. Your comments and theories are appreciated. The topic:
SELF-PUBLISHING E-BOOK RICHES--HOW IN THE HELL?
David Prosser, Sep 7, 2011, 12:50PM EDT
Hello all, My name is David and I'm a recent recruit to gather. At 60 and early retired I was a late starter to writing but now have 3 books under my belt under the banner of the Barsetshire Diaries series. They all depict the life of a member of the gentry surviving as best he can in a small village. We meet many of the characters from the village including the Dreaded Edna who intends to win the jam making competition at any price, and we have the mysterious Eileen Dover who only Lord David seems to know.
Book 1 My Barsetshire Diary introduces all the main characters and brings an insight into the gentrified life.
Book 2 The Queen's Envoy is a prequel and talks of the time David inherited his title and along with it an unexpected job as an unofficial envoy to HMG. Can such a naive man survive with just luck and a stiff upper lip?
Book 3 More Barsetshire Diary takes up where the first left off with David having to honour a promise made on his behalf to help Dreaded Edna become a Local Councillor. Can he get her to change enough to become accepted?
All are in the humor genre and there are plans for a sequel to Envoy in the pipeline. The first two are available on Amazon.com and also as Kindle books ( currently at a special price) and Np. 3 is on Lulu waiting to get on Amazon.
Hope to meet you all and enjoy lots of chats
Chris Stevenson, Apr 23, 2012, 1:28PM EDT
I'm Chris Stevenson from Sylvania, Alabama. I'm currently marketing my new e-book release from Engage Books, entitled Planet Janitor Custodian of the Stars, a space opera adventure/romance. You can view all of the illustrations and information on the PJ website. I would be pleased to know you checked it out. PJ is available on Amazon Kindle for $2.99, reduced $27.00 from the hardback version
C.E. Scott, May 22, 2011, 8:48AM EDT
It appears that my first post did not go through. If you see a duplicate post, I apologize for that.
My name is C.E. Scott and I just joined Gather today. I look forward to reading fresh new things on this site and hope that I can also get feedback on my work. I have been writing all of my life, and after much encouragement from my friends, I finally wrote a book. I would love to hear some pointers from you on form, concept, etc. so that I can build and get better at what I do.
I hope to be a career author one day (though I know it is probably out of reach). I would love to hear from beginning to seasoned writers alike. I look forward to reading and giving feedback myself (only if you ask for it).
I just published my first book on Amazon.com - "Mercury - de Brus" http://www.amazon.com/Mercury-de-Brus-ebook/dp/B00513DMSI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&m=AG56TWVU5XWC2&s=digital-text&qid=1305995160&sr=1-1 .
My publishing company posted the first four chapters of my book for free at cerpublications.com.
Since I am so new to the process, I could also use some advice on attracting an audience. What techniques have you used in the past in order to get your audience hooked on your book?
Thanks so much for reading my lengthy post. I look forward to corresponding with you soon.
james matthew, Dec 14, 2010, 11:38AM EST
im writing an essay , need advice, essay subject:goverment, politics.
Douglas Hardin, May 28, 2010, 12:48PM EDT
Prepared a written interview for a blog. I didn't realize how difficult it could be. Whew! Glad it's done. I had think really think before answering some of the questions.
Douglas Hardin, May 11, 2010, 2:05PM EDT
Hello, I'm relatively new to Gather. I am an author. I have published one book: "Hidden and Imminent Dangers". I do have a website -- ww.hiddenandimminentdangers.com. I'm interested in other authors' ideas and thoughts.
Gerald Tracy, Oct 21, 2009, 10:29AM EDT
My book is up on Amazon/Borders.com and such but "Books a Million" does not carry it. I heard that it is a preferred Site now for buyers, especially smaller ones. Anyone have luck with that distribution?
GJ, art2share, Sep 19, 2009, 10:48PM EDT
My dilemna with writing is that I can't seem to find a way to contain the piles of paper that accumulate as soon as I get one idea, then it seems to grow, add research and then drafts... well you see where I am going. I have tried to scan items, written or photo and its a good idea but not always touchable, reliable.
Are there systems, techniques that are helping other writers that have a need for visual organization. Thanks, GJ, art2share
Gerald Tracy, Oct 21, 2009, 10:35AM EDT
I did a six month research project that had so much via highlighter, tab sticker, and word doc that made my head spin. Every week I had to update in a running notebook where various research was per chapter outline. I kept trying to streamline it so much that I was spending way too much time on process and not as much on follow-up. Finally I killed the less is more theme and lived with my big piles, just had many many big piles but according to the outline, sanity returned, at least my version of it...
Tom Stone, Sep 11, 2009, 11:56AM EDT
<div>I came across a way for all us neglected authors to get noticed and do something noble at the same time. You donate a book to Operation Desert Swap and the book goes to a US military outfit overseas. Of course, you've got to agree to be a pen pal for up to 12 months, but that should be no problem utilizing email. If anybody else is interested, go to the website listed below for details. </div><div> </div><div>Operation Desert Swap</div><div>http://operationdesertswap.webs.com</div>
Alexander B., Jun 22, 2009, 8:36PM EDT
I am not a selfish writer, I understand that reading others works takes time. I am willing to take that time if others are willing to return the favor. SO- who's game. Let me know and we'll get to gettin' better at what it is we love to do!
Korak 257, Aug 21, 2009, 9:56AM EDT
I am not one either..selfish . I have been writing a while in my life but with no real guidance. I need to read others if not to see where i stand with talent. Also for the special little gifts that one would pick up in writing...I will go check you out now. Alex, let's see what you got ?
Korak 257, Aug 21, 2009, 10:30AM EDT
I have read yours..kool in a strange way...read mine..it's a short story THE WAIT !...a whole lot shorter than yours ...I have found that you need to catch the reader...this will make him want to intisapate your next word..we all have a long way to go..and so do I...But it is kool that you have started young and have the desire to write...kool....keep writing
Barbara Hart, Jun 10, 2009, 8:51PM EDT
I'm the author of two books; 'The Lives of Abused and Battered Women' published In August through Infinity Publishing.com, and 'Heart-Boosting Poetry' published in November, 2007 through Publish America.com. The royalty statement's have been slim to none. Because of my financial status, I can't do much to promote my work, so I'm trying to do it on line. Please check out my work and help me to get it out to the much needed reader's.
Susan Culp , Mar 15, 2009, 1:12PM EDT
I am the author of "50 Frogs, 5 Babes and a Bulldog," and am busy promoting it on-line. My publisher says that book sales are going up because of the economy. This means that people are reading because they can't afford to go out and spend their money.
What say you about this? Have those of you who have published books noticed an increase in sales over the past couple of months?
A recent survey showed at least 15 million Americans had completed some creative writing in any given year. Some of them had completed a book entirely. With publishing industry continues to find its next best seller, the competition to enter the industry . . .
A recent survey showed at least 15 million Americans had completed some creative writing in any given year. Some of them had completed a book entirely. With publishing industry continues to find its next best seller, the competition to enter the industry is getting increasingly difficult. Many agents are no longer review unsolicited manuscripts and most traditional publishers have shun submissions from new authors altogether.
It is debatable whether the quality of book publishing is on the decline but it is true that many big publishing houses are chasing after celebrities and well-known authors. It is difficult for new authors to get noticed.
The purpose of this group is to help unpublished authors and self-published authors to improve writing skills, locate an agent who is passionate about your work, and even find a publisher who review manuscript only based on the quality of your work not who you are or who you know.
Please post ideas and writing samples!
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