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8) I'm super excited about this site... I've been stalking the posts for a few days as a visitor and decided to jump right in and join some of the conversations. I'm on my third kindle - the Paperwhite. Now that I'm on the north side of 40 I need reading glasses but with my Kindle, I just bump up the font size and no glasses required!

As my screen name implies, I'm a really tall guy. At 6'11" (210cm) I'm taller than most. I've written quite a few blog posts over the last ten years - mostly height related or music related items - and I'm currently in the process of reconfiguring that material into booklets of Kindle Singles - IDK I'm about a month into this project and who knows where it will take me or what it will turn into but so far so good!  ;D
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Welcome and good luck with your future writing/publishing projects! I wanted to mention that the term "Kindle Singles" refers to a specific type of Kindle book for which there is a submission process. And they accept only a small percentage of the submissions they receive. (I got a rejection e-mail from them today!) BUT you can independently publish Kindle books of any length, including short ones, without going through a submissions process.
Leslie Anne Perry said:
the term "Kindle Singles" refers to a specific type of Kindle book for which there is a submission process.
Thanks for clarifying this... I hate the way KDP makes no distinction between their offerings and I've noticed from the reviews, I'm not the only reader who bought something sold as a "book" which turned out to be more like a "booklet" or "pamphlet" - I got burned a couple of times and now I take page count into consideration. It seems like "Kindle Singles" is a more recent attempt to address the quality issues. Just curious, do they give you reasons for the rejection or just leave you guessing?
Greetings, and welcome aboard.  Wishing you all the very best.

Dan --
Tall Guy Q said:
Just curious, do they give you reasons for the rejection or just leave you guessing?
Nope, no reason offered for the rejection!
Glad you found your way to the KB.
Hope you find friends here.

My friend Intinst used to post this info, hope it helps:
Greetings and Welcome!! We are so glad you found KBoards, an independent resource for people who own or have interest in Kindle, whether readers or writers.(Really, there are many members who are not writers!) We have many areas that you probably will like. Have you been to The Book Corner yet? That's the area for Reader discussions - share your book reviews and recommendations, and new discoveries. That's also where you will find threads about books Recommended by our Members and a Book Lover's Link Threadipedia designed to help both Newbies and Oldbies find some of the various resources, suggestions and recommendations available in the Book Corner and on the internet in general.
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 from the writers point of view. The Bazaar is also where you will locate Bargain Books and even Free Books threads where you can get reading material at low or no cost! The Cafe also has the New KBoards Yellow Pages -- for author (and reader) services.
If you have a question about your Kindle or it's usage, check out 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 KBoards 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: Tips, FAQs and Useful Threads for Authors
Another popular place is Let's Talk Kindle, where all things in the Kindle world are posted about. Be sure and check out the Photo Gallery, where pictures of members, pets, flowers, landscapes or just almost anything interesting can be found. Also, the Accessories area can be fun. There you will see information about covers, skins, lights, bags, stands and many other items to allow you to personalize your Kindle.
Looking to just kill some time while you are waiting for your Kindle or if you have your kindle, want to try something different? Try INFINITY Game - Word Association or The "INFINITY" Thread: KEEP POSTING...Ready, Set,... GO!!! in the Not Quite Kindle area.

Sorry for the long post, but there is just so much to do, learn and like about KBoards that I just get carried away.
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