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Author Topic: Hello from an author of a new historical novel, Pyotr Ilyich  (Read 188 times)

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This is my first time here and I am interested in sharing thoughts and ideas about writing historical novels and literary fiction.

My novel about the composer Tchaikovsky has been up on Amazon Kindle Select for about two weeks now.  It is titled Pyotr Ilyich and I am very smitten with myself that I was able to get it properly formatted and up looking beautiful.  I know that must sound stupid but as it was my first time I was quite terrified.  By the way, my formatter was Jason Anderson of Polgarus Studio and he did it by hand. He's awesome.   :)

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Re: Hello from an author of a new historical novel, Pyotr Ilyich
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2013, 08:29:37 PM »
Welcome to KBoards!
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Re: Hello from an author of a new historical novel, Pyotr Ilyich
« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2013, 02:33:20 AM »
hello,welcome to KB!

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Re: Hello from an author of a new historical novel, Pyotr Ilyich
« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2013, 03:20:03 AM »
Welcome aboard.  Wishing you all the very best.

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Re: Hello from an author of a new historical novel, Pyotr Ilyich
« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2013, 06:20:59 AM »
:) Welcome to the boards :)

 
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Re: Hello from an author of a new historical novel, Pyotr Ilyich
« Reply #5 on: June 29, 2013, 08:12:15 AM »
Welcome.
Glad you found your way to the KB.
Hope you find friends here.

My friend Intinst used to post this info, hope it helps:
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     Then there is the Book Bazaar where our member/authors post about their books and the Writers' Cafe that has discussions about writing, publishing and many other topics. Here is a link to all the KindleBoards authors:Unofficial master list of KindleBoards Authors. That is also where you will locate Bargain Books and even Free Books threads where you can get reading material at low or no cost!  If you have a question about your Kindle or it's usage, check out the FAQ or the forum about Tips, Tricks and Trouble Shooting . Or, just ask your question. We have many helpful and knowledgeable people here at KB  and we feel there is no such thing as a "dumb" question. Questions about KindleBoards may be answered at  Forum tips. If not, once again, ask away! To keep everything running smoothly, we ask that everyone read Forum decorum. There are a few points there particularly for authors.  Further questions from authors concerning KB may be answered here: Authors:8 essential KindleBoards tips.
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Re: Hello from an author of a new historical novel, Pyotr Ilyich
« Reply #6 on: June 29, 2013, 08:28:48 AM »
Hi adin,

It always brings me joy to welcome writers of historical fiction (HF). There are not enough of us. Glad to have you here.

I would be interested in participating  in discussions of the HF genre (I'm not sure mine qualifies as 'literary fiction'). Do me a favor if you start threads on HF - clearly  identify the discussion as one dealing at least partially dealing with HF. I've missed or came in late on things I'd like to join because of that.

You should see other HF writers here with wisdom and experience to share. You're at the diamond mine enjoy panning for gems.

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Re: Hello from an author of a new historical novel, Pyotr Ilyich
« Reply #7 on: June 29, 2013, 12:54:03 PM »
Greetings and welcome, Adin.

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Re: Hello from an author of a new historical novel, Pyotr Ilyich
« Reply #8 on: June 30, 2013, 12:08:36 AM »
Welcome to KB!

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Re: Hello from an author of a new historical novel, Pyotr Ilyich
« Reply #9 on: June 30, 2013, 12:42:44 PM »
Welcome to KB!

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Re: Hello from an author of a new historical novel, Pyotr Ilyich
« Reply #10 on: July 01, 2013, 01:32:02 PM »
Welcome aboard!

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Re: Hello from an author of a new historical novel, Pyotr Ilyich
« Reply #11 on: July 02, 2013, 09:39:38 PM »
Welcome to KB, Adin. I joined last week, right after I published my second work of historical fiction. Mine, however, goes back to the time of the fall of Troy. Good luck with your novel. And you will find that KB is awesome!
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Re: Hello from an author of a new historical novel, Pyotr Ilyich
« Reply #12 on: July 04, 2013, 01:07:58 PM »
Welcome, glad to have you with us!