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Hello Everyone!

My name is Glenn and I'm addicted to words. I particularly enjoy it when words are organized into coherent and meaningful sentences that spark my imagination and set my mind reeling with vivid thoughts and contemplations. I find myself reading everyday and I even read multiple books at a time: one for the morning, one for lunch, one for early evening, and one for bed. This is in addition to the various monthly/weekly/daily periodicals that are a part of my life. I can't stop. I don't want to stop. I love it.

It started when I was young. I would beg my mother to take me to the library on Saturdays. Sometimes I would get there early before the doors were even opened to the public. For me, the library was the internet before the internet was ever available. My search engine was a "card" catalog with long drawers and Dewey decimal numbers for reference. I would think of a subject that I wanted to learn about and study. Then I would find it in the card catalog. Then I would track it down on the shelf. Once I got there I would read a little of the book and then maybe pick up another one beside that under the same subject, but a little different perhaps. Then I would turn around and see a book on another shelf that sounded interesting to me. Titles would grab me! I would have 3-4 books and then start walking back to my seat from the long, deep rows. I'd see another book that would grab my attention and then add it to the pile under my arms. By the time I reached my table, I would have 10-12 books on all manner of subjects. Biology-check; Psychology-check; Jane's Guide to Naval Ships and Armament-check (what kid could resist that!); Early Greek Philosophers (Zeno? anyone-anyone), and on, and on, and on. This would happen multiple times throughout the day, until my table was a pile of text and literature, heaped with adventure and the knowledge of the ages.

There were multiple times in my life where I had accumulated a library of at least a hundred books on a wide variety of subjects, and I had to let them go because circumstances would not allow me to take them with me wherever I was going to end up. And I've ended up in some pretty interesting places (another story). When I had to give up my first library, it was painful. Those books had meaning to me. There were real people attached to them in my memories, like the girlfriend who introduced me to Anais Nin (fond memories you can imagine). Later, giving away the books became a joy because i was spreading the knowledge and maybe, just maybe, a book would end up in someone's hands and it would change the way they thought about the world, or make them :)

Now? I have a Kindle, and the kindle app and I am a lab rat, and the button just keeps on giving it out. Oh blessed mother of technology, what hast thou done to me?

In my day-to-day life, I am a web marketing specialist. I make good money at it and I enjoy what I do because the learning never stops. And I can create things that I am passionate about. I love ebooks and what they have done for independent authors, writers, and readers. I've always been a fan of the underdogs. Now, I am creating something for all of you. Stay Tuned!

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;D Welcome to Kindleboards. ;D

I see you mentioned you are an author.

There is a great deal of good advice and help right here on Kindleboards.
Here's a short list to get you started.

FORUM DECORUM - general rules for members and authors,36.0.html

FORUM TIPS - general help links on many topics,231.0.html

SIGNATURES - how to do it,46766.0.html

WRITER'S CAFE - where many writers and readers hang out and chat about the biz
(but don't limit yourself to the Cafe - hang out everywhere :) ),60.0.html

AUTHOR TAG EXCHANGE - nice way to get some tags and meet some great authors
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UK -,31628.0.html

BOOK BAZAAR - have a thread dedicated to your book (read rules first),15146.0.html

BOOK REVIEWERS - list of people who may want to review your book,20049.0.html

PROMO IDEAS - from Edward C. Patterson,12647.msg245272.html#msg245272

PROMO IDEAS - from KC May,37002.msg664330.html#msg664330

KINDLE PRIMER - gangs of good info here,42600.0.html

YELLOW PAGES FOR AUTHORS - a directory of services for authors,50419.msg868937.html#msg868937

VIRTUAL PUB - share your successes here!,29394.0.html

This is by no means a comprehensive list, but there's enough information on those pages to get you going.

Welcome to Kindleboards!

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Hi, dear Glenn,

  You are warmly welcom.
  Great story. Hope it gives you lot of knowledge and benefit.

  God bless you.
  S. Hauzel Sailo
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