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Hey everyone,

I'm Zachery Richardson, and as the title of this thread says, I write Urban Fantasy novels. Or at least, that's the genre of my current project. A six book series dealing with the demonic invasion of Earth and the handful of people who spearhead humanity's fight to survive. I've been working on this series since my Sophomore year in high school (I'm 21), and self published the first book back in 2009 as a paperback only novel.

Truth be told, I'm extremely leery of the e-book format with regards to it's security and that's why I came here. E-books are the new trend in publishing, and I've been seriously considering offering my book as an e-book, but I wanted to learn more about the Kindle community before I did so. So, here I am. :)
 

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Hey Zachery,

I wouldn't hesitate on the decision to partake in e-book publishing; get that paperback book up on Kindle, then finish the others and do the same.

with that, greetings, and welcome to Kindle Boards!
 

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Greetings and Welcome, Zachery!! 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.
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Hi Zachery!  Welcome and yes, put it up on Kindle.
 

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Welcome and good luck
 

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Hi Zachery!  Given that you write urban fiction, I'm guessing you live in Portland, but maybe not!  I write about medieval Wales and live in Pendleton, so there you go :)  Welcome to the Kindle boards and good luck with your writing.
 

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Welcome to "Kindle World" !

You will find lots of friendly folks around here willing to share their ebook publishing experience.

Good Luck
 

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Wow everyone, thank you so much for the warm welcomes and encouragement! I've never been on a forum where I've gotten 12 replies to my intro thread in less than 24 hours. I plan on putting my book up on the Kindle store either today or tomorrow, depending on how much prep work I have to do.

And MeiLinMiranda, I live in Wilsonville currently but I'm hoping to move to Tualatin before fall. And what's Orycon? I've never heard of it before. :-\
 

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Thanks MeiLin! It doesn't seem to have much info on this year's OryCon, but I think/hope that'll change soon. :p

And to everyone, I just uploaded my book to Kindle and it's in the Review stage. Once it's available, I'll make a post in The Book Bazaar. :) And just as a general question, is anyone here typically interested in signed physical copies?
 

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Welcome.  I'm not sure what part of security you're worried about.  Don't worry, some idiot will upload your file to one of the pirate torrent sites.  But people who download from such sites deserve the viruses and spyware they also download.

All the best with your books.
 
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