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Writers' Cafe / Any KBoarders at BookCon?
« on: May 28, 2014, 06:19:08 pm »
Apologies if this was already posted, but did not see a topic --

Will any KBoarders be at BookCon in New York on Saturday? Thinking of stopping by.

Best,

Rich

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Writers' Cafe / Congratulations Dee Ernst!!!
« on: February 11, 2014, 07:50:58 pm »
Congratulations to fellow KBoards member Dee Ernst!!!

#12 in the Store. As in, the entire Kindle store.


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Writers' Cafe / New York Meet Up
« on: January 21, 2014, 07:31:08 pm »
Hello All,

I've seen this idea bounced around several times without anything ever set firmly in stone. So what I'm going to do is toss out two dates, one Wednesday, one Friday, and see if anyone can make it/has a preference. I know there's a few of us in the surrounding area, would be fun to meet you all.

Wednesday, February 5th and Friday February 7th.

I live in Hoboken but am thinking somewhere in Manhattan would be easy.

Cheers,

Rich

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Writers' Cafe / Sharing the Love -- A Thank You
« on: January 13, 2014, 05:27:10 pm »
Without a doubt, the greatest feature of this forum has been the ability to interact with so many unbelievably talented writers. Quite literally, it is like stepping onto the field and talking to the star players. But to take a turn at playing a game with them? That would be nothing short of a privilege. Tonight it is my privilege to say I have collaborated with some of the very best. Sending a heartfelt thank you to Deanna Roy, Dee Ernst, Ashley-Mackler Paternostro, Liz Grace Davis, and other K'Boarders who will be participating in One Page Love Story this year. I am blown away by your talents and I am honored to share your work.

Much love,

Rich

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The Book Corner / The Pitcher by William Hazelgrove
« on: October 14, 2013, 06:51:21 am »
Besides the infinite wisdom I pick up from this board, one of the special delights is finding a new book you really loved by another member in the forum.

Unsolicited, I just wanted to put a shout out to William Hazelgrove for his book The Pitcher. If you're a fan of baseball books or coming of age stories, give it a read. You'll be glad you did.

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Writers' Cafe / Createspace/Interior Images question
« on: June 02, 2013, 07:29:37 am »
Just wondering if anyone has had any experience with including images on the interior of their paperback and what the quality was like. Obviously, not glossy, but would a black and white photo still print reasonably well?

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The Book Bazaar / One Page Love Story -- Free This Weekend!
« on: March 23, 2013, 08:23:26 am »
Announcing One Page Love Story: Fall, free all weekend on Kindle!

Find love, every day, with One Page Love Story, the hit blog created by author Rich Walls on behalf of those who sometimes feel the need to take their love on the go. Featuring the first sixty-five stories from his year long project, One Page Love Story: Fall explores the never ending possibilities of love, told one page at a time. Leaving you with time to write that most important love story of all--your love story.

http://amzn.com/B00BSJYB0W

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Writers' Cafe / Amazon Earnings Notes -- Positive for Ebooks
« on: January 29, 2013, 03:43:16 pm »
Amazon came out with earnings tonight -- They don't go into too much detail on segments, but there are a couple interesting figures in here:

“We’re now seeing the transition we’ve been expecting,” said Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO of Amazon.com. “After 5
years, eBooks is a multi-billion dollar category for us and growing fast – up approximately 70% last year. In contrast,
our physical book sales experienced the lowest December growth rate in our 17 years as a book seller, up just 5%.
We're excited and very grateful to our customers for their response to Kindle and our ever expanding ecosystem and
selection.”

-Kindle Fire HD continued its run as the #1 best-selling, most gifted, and most wished for product across the millions of items
available on Amazon worldwide

-Amazon announced that 23 KDP authors each sold over 250,000 copies of their books in 2012, and that over
500 KDP Select books have reached the top 100 Kindle best seller lists around the world.

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Ebooks up, tablets still selling, and KDP authors getting involved. All good!

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Writers' Cafe / Who are your bookshelf neighbors?
« on: January 20, 2013, 09:52:07 am »
So I was setting up my bookshelf (a much better arrangement than stacks on a table) and got a kick oit of placing my book next to David Foster Wallace on the left and Kevin Wilson on the right. DFW's one of my all time number one's and Kevin Wilson is a very talented younger writer.

So who are your bookshelf neighbors?

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I'll be travelling this weekend, and rather than having to pick from the stack next to me, I want to read one of yours. Please recommend your favorite book by a Kindleboarder that will make my 9 a.m. lay-over in Charlotte that much more pleasant.

Best,

Rich


(To help, I've already read and enjoyed works by a few of these fine fellow KB wordsmiths: Ashley Mackler-Paternostro, Kristan Hoffman, J.A. Huss, David Adams, and that relative unknown, Hugh Howey. Which is to say, there is no correlation, other than the fact Kindleboarders are pretty damn good writers.)

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Writers' Cafe / Hurricane Sandy Relief Promotion
« on: November 04, 2012, 11:08:58 am »
Afternoon all,

To help with the Hurricane Sandy relief efforts, I've listed an honor based book giveaway promotion to those who have helped with the Hurricane Sandy relief efforts or already do help in their local communities. Certainly on here there are much better books than Standby and much more widely followed blogs than my own. Please consider a similar promotion for your own blog -- whether it be Sandy relief or a local need of your own, there is always much good to be done.

Best,

Rich


www.onepagelovestory.com

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Writers' Cafe / Sandy
« on: October 29, 2012, 10:09:33 pm »
As a Hobokener literally just sitting on the Upper East Side passing time until more, and hopefully better, news comes in the morning, wishing all my fellow kindleboarders affected by Sandy the best tonight. Hope the worst of the storm has past and better news awaits.

Rich

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Writers' Cafe / One Page Love Story
« on: September 16, 2012, 06:14:49 pm »
One of my favorite parts of Writers' Cafe has been following all the very original ways you guys have marketed yourselves. You all are proof that the Indie spirit is alive and well and your success sets a tremendous example to those who believe that hard work and a little creativity can lead to amazing results. In that light (while also taking the strategy of 'Going Free' in a totally different route), I'm thrilled to announce the launch of my next writing project, One Page Love Story. Each weekday for the next year I will be posting a new very short story themed around that simple four letter word.

So please feel free to follow along as I start what should be a very interesting year. Regardless, tonight I'm sending much love to the members of the Writers' Cafe -- you guys are pretty amazing,

Rich



http://www.facebook.com/onepagelovestory

www.onepagelovestory.com

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The Book Corner / Infinite Jest
« on: August 16, 2012, 08:32:14 pm »
So I've got about a dozen books to read in the queue, another bunch of stories I want to write, and I just went ahead and bought infinite jest to read a second time. Has anyone else felt the urge to give it a second go?

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Writers' Cafe / Tumblr or WordPress for Author Websites
« on: July 12, 2012, 07:47:38 pm »
For those of you who have created their own author websites, which platform is better for attracting new readers? Also important, which links better with Facebook (i.e., if someone were to read a post on the website, could they easily share it.)

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Writers' Cafe / Kindle and Paperback reviews split?
« on: February 27, 2012, 03:42:56 pm »
When I pulled my book up today on Amazon I saw that all the reviews had been split based upon whether they were logged as the Paperback version or Kindle version. Prior to today they had all been grouped together regardless of which version you were looking at.

Has anyone else had this issue / is it normal?

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Writers' Cafe / Twentysomething Authors
« on: February 13, 2012, 05:56:18 pm »
Hello all -- I'm hoping to find a couple of other young authors that are making a go of it independently, especially in lit fiction for the twentysomething crowd. If you're involved, shout out, I'd love to read your stuff.

Cheers,

Rich

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The Book Bazaar / Standby, Chicago - Free This Weekend!
« on: February 04, 2012, 03:25:20 pm »
Take a trip with Standby, Chicago!

The uplifting story of a young man on his first business trip, the blizzard that could strand him through Christmas, and the beautiful girl he falls for on the flight over. Standby, Chicago is the novel which reminds us that new adventures in life and love are often only a gate away.

Standby, Chicago  -- Free this Weekend on Kindle!

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