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Hi all:  I'm just getting my writing career going - a second career after many years in the world of business. It's wierd starting from ground zero again, so much to learn, so much I don't know. Hope to learn a lot from all of you and maybe even provide some contributions of my own.

I love to read, many genres, many styles, and hope to find some new authors to follow here.

I also want to learn how to publish and promote my work, which is a series of books (not all done yet) about creatures from other worlds and their first encounters with our world. This is not space opera, not about sinister aliens who want to kill us all, but more about creatures that want to trade with us but don't at all understand us. The stories are in the misunderstandings, the friendships that form, the discovery of new worlds, and yes, the conflicts also.
 

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Welcome to the Kindle boards!  A good place for writers to hang out is the 'writer's cafe' a child of the book bazaar.  Good luck with your writing!
 

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Greetings and Welcome, Cygnus Prime!! We are so glad you found KindleBoards! We have many areas that you probably will like. Have you been to The Book Corner yet? That's the area for discussions about books (naturally :D ). That's also where you will find threads about books Recommended by our Members and a list of additional sites for Book Lovers.
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! Here is a link to get you started: Master list of free & under $1 titles available from Amazon.
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Sorry for the long post, but there is just so much to do, learn and like about KindleBoards that I just get carried away. :)
 

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Welcome !

You are certainly at the right place to kick off your new career.
Lots of friendly folks around here offering advice and encouragement.

Good Luck
 

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Hey Cygnus,

With Kindle publishing, it's a brave new world for writers now, and of course a big world. Just take it one step at a time. Kindle Boards is a great place to learn. Follow Sarah's and intinst's hints above...those should make for a good start.

Welcome!
 

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Welcome to the boards! :)
 
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