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Hi everyone. I was invited to visit by my lovely and talented friend J. Carson Black. Or was that "ordered" to visit?

I'm an author, with 45 published novels, a handful of nonfiction books, and well over a hundred comic books/graphic novels out there. But I'm a rookie in the area of Kindle publishing. So far I have two books out (not counting ones that my publishers put up, which I have no control over and have never seen real accounting on). They are a paranormal YA thriller, Carnival Summer, and the one I just released, The Slab, which was published in print back in 2003, but from a small press. I'm expecting to release another original thriller soon, and would like to divide up my work between original print books and original e-books in the future. I'm a slow adopter, but I'm getting there.

Anyway, just wanted to introduce myself--looks like there are some fascinating conversations going on around here!

Jeff



 

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Welcome

Whether invited or ordered....you are right...some friendly folks with fascinating conversations here.

Good Luck with all your projects
 

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Welcome Jeff.  I look forward to seeing you in the writer's cafe.  Always good conversations going on there and new voices are always welcome. With your background, I'm sure you will add so much.  :)
 

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You got that right. Fascinating! You have a most impressive body of work. I hope indie pubbing is as good to you as it has been to me!
Bailey

[no self promotion outside the Book Bazaar, please. especially not in other people's threads.--Betsy]
 

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Greetings and Welcome, Jeff!! 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.
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 Your guide to Forum Speak! linked from 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. Need help setting up your signature line or avatar? This will be just what you need: Creating Signatures - An Updated tutorial.
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.
Have you been to the Accessories area? 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 KindleBoards that I just get carried away. :)
 

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Thanks for the warm welcome!

I haven't always been a slow adopter... I still have my quadrophonic receiver. Got rid of my Betamax, though, eventually. I'm co-owner of a bookstore (an independent specialty store called Mysterious Galaxy, in San Diego and soon Redondo Beach as well). And I worked in publishing for years. So I'm definitely a print dinosaur, with a collection of several thousand first editions.

But I also recognize that times are changing, that print isn't going away but digital is expanding the avenues available for telling stories. Hopefully hanging around here will help further my education in that regard.

 

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Jeff--

I've split out your last post from your introduction to the Book Bazaar, our forum where we feature our independent authors. It's a thread there, with a list of your books available to be published on Kindle, that Jeff needs for you to be in the Master List of Authors. It's fine to list your print books too (my, you have a nice backlist) but the main thing is the Kindle books. Sorry for the confusion.

You can find the thread I created here:
http://www.kboards.com/index.php/topic,70904.0.html
You'll want to send that thread to Jeff, or, if you want to create a different book thread, let me know. You can poke around in the Book Bazaar a bit and see what other authors are doing for their book threads to get ideas.

Betsy
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Thanks, everyone! And Betsy, I thanked you over at the other thread, but I appreciate you catching my error and fixing it.

 

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Welcome to Kindle Boards, Jeff! We're glad to have you with us.
 
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