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Mike Miracle

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Hello all,
My name is Mike Miracle, and that intro sounds like I'm seeking help in some sort of support group.
I like many others have written a book. I am self publishing, but I'm using an publishing company for editing/proofreading and distribution. All that was probably more than I wanted to spend on a project, but it was probably necessary to put out a quality product.
My book "The Next" is currently in the editing phase. I've seen a couple of chapters, and I'm really excited to see more as they are available.
I don't think I wrote a best selling novel that will allow me to buy a lake house. I'm just hoping that I can make back my initial investment so I can justify a second book. 
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Welcome, Mike.

I hope your results are what you want them to be
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Victoria Laurent

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Roy Laurent,

Hello everyone, I was excited and wowed by how many voted on my book cover. I knew my mom was right, don't tell her that though. lol

I had a publishing company call today and pass on my book. I ask the agent why and nothing much was said. My mom is looking into self publishing, I don;t think she is getting to far. I saw her eyes watery a few times. I felt bad, she will get this done though, she promised and has never broken one yet.

Thank you for all of your support and please follow us on here!
thank god for spell check or this would have been a bad post first post.
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You're welcome
have a good day ^u^
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Steven Malone

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Hello. I'm Steve Malone. I'm a writer, blogger, and family man. I also self publish so this looks like to place to be. Get to know more about me at my website:
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+Nathan Lowell Thank you, Nathan.
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Neil Snow

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Hello All,

I am a newly self-published author. I have released my first nonfiction book this week and am currently working on (and still learning about) promotion.
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Rev. T. DeMarco Harris

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Hey, my name is T. Demarco Harris. I've written two books. One actually made it to the #1 Hot New Release on Amazon. Self publishing has been very rewarding. The key is finding the right self publishing company. I am a Christian author and would love to share my overall self publishing experience. Take care.
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+Nathan Lowell Nathan you bring up a good point. I've worked with two services and one had some serious issues. So educating writers is a good cause to pursue. Thanks. 
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Derek A. Kamal

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Hullo, all! My name is Derek and after years and years of writing I have taken the plunge into self publishing this year.

My first product was an RPG (The Dig) based on a novel I wrote some time ago. That novel (Homes) will be published this summer. Stoked to talk about the experience of self publishing with you all.
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Ah! That makes sense.
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Christian Todhunter

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hello everyone,

I'm writing my first book and looking to develop a fan base of people interested. I'm an engineer and look to include that in my writing style. Is there a possibility of posting my first chapter and seeing if people are interested? Let me know.

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Fair enough! Thanks for the lead, I'll look into critters. Thanks for the honest advice everyone.
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Kinnard Royale

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Writing a contemporary romance series and two standalone erotic titles that I plan to self publish.  Look forward to any tips the community can offer.  Would love to connect to other romance or erotica writers who would like to brainstorm or commiserate.
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Thanks for the words of encouragement, Nathan!
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Victoria Laurent

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My son is really excited to be posting a leak to his book this week. He is going to post the first page to see what you, the reads think! I'm so proud of him. 
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Al Daltrey

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Hello, My name is Al Daltrey
By day I work in Marketing, which involves a fair amount of writing. Therefore, I never really had an interest to write for pleasure. When you do it all day, the last thing you want to do when you get home, is more writing. All the while, as my career progressed, so did my involvement in the BDSM lifestyle.
One day, I flipped my laptop open, and to my surprise - I had an urge to write a BDSM story. Soon I had 20 pages, then 40, then 60. The novel that resulted was 'Testing the Submissive'. The response was overwhelmingly positive, and the reviews excellent - all of which motivated me to continue writing. 'A Condo with Two Views' is my second full length novel. I also have a series that I just recently published books one and two of the series with three still to come. That series is called Pleasure, Pain or Purpose.
I also run a blog titled Inside the Writer's Studio where I spotlight other authors. I love getting to know new authors so feel free to look me up.
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Welcome aboard, Al.
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Victoria Laurent

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I was told it could cost me up to and maybe more than $4,500 to publish my sons book. I do have a little savings but nothing compares to this. How can I do this on my own for him?
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We are going to use create space, super excited
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Dolores Hirschmann

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Hi, my name is Dolores Hirschmann and I’m so excited to be part of this group. I am a Strategist, Speaker Coach & TEDxOrganizer.  I’m looking forward to  learning about your work and your dreams.

Here’s one of my favorite quotes:

“Set your mind on a definite goal and observe how quickly the world stands aside to let you pass.” Napoleon Hill
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+Nathan Lowell great to meet you in this community
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Krithika Chandrasekar

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Hello,

I have completed a Master's in EE from the University of California and a Bachelors from Purdue.
I am in the process of writing my first non-fiction book. I have learned so much from the comments on this page.
I wanted to introduce myself formally.
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Hello and nice to meet you
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Nicole Montgomery

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Hello All,
I followed +C.S. McClellan  and +Lissa Johnston over here from our Google+ for Writers group, and wow, have I already learned a lot from the comments and advice you've given other new members! 

I write space opera (a science fiction sub-genre) and just self-pubbed the novella I wrote years ago for the Writers of the Future contest. It serves as a prequel to the upcoming novels set in the same universe.

I'm using it as a "reader magnet" to try to build my list so I hopefully have people interested in the first novel when it comes out later this year. Any ideas or advice on that would be wonderful!

I went in and changed my About page here on G+ based on what several of you told some of the other new people; any advice or suggestions would be gratefully accepted.

Interestingly, I am a fan of one of the moderators, +Nathan Lowell and didn't realize that's who it was. I loved Quarter Share and have been meaning to go back and get the rest. :-) 

Anyway, I'm looking forward to being a member and hope to have useful things to share, as I'm always reading up on self-pub topics and ideas.
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Hey +Nicole Montgomery Best of luck with your novella and welcome to the group!
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Marv Lorenz (Rosway Press)

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Hello group members,

I began my publishing journey over two years ago when my high school age daughter finished her novel. After considering some publishing options, I decided to tackle the project myself. Then a year later...her friend also had written a couple of novels...not yet published....

I've made some mistakes and learned quite a bit...I hope to share with others and save them time and expense in publishing their works.

The  B.S. in Management Information Science degree I finished in my mid-forties has been helpful. Technology related to creating, editing, publishing and marketing ebooks and paperbacks is my passion.

I'm looking forward to interacting with and learning from you.



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Well, you're in the right place :-)
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Lissa Johnston

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Greetings, all! I'm participating in Rachel Thompson's 30 Day Marketing Challenge. Recently we were tasked with setting up a brand profile on Google+ to help our SEO rankings. I had set one up long ago but honestly had forgotten about it. I've been hitting up G+ more often recently, but from my personal profile. So today's the day! I'm reviving activity on my brand profile and trying to figure out which writing communities work with the brand rather than the personal profile.

I have several children's NF books traditionally published, and just tried my hand at self-pubbing a middle grade fiction book last summer. Love self-pubbing so much - really enjoying the process although I'm not seeing a lot of sales yet. But I am the soul of patience and willing to learn. Glad to be here and look forward to meeting you all.
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+Nathan Lowell Genius comment and very insightful - this is the question I should be asking myself before writing each future post. Fortunately the one post I was referring to did have a direct connection to my latest book, but many of my other posts are tangential at best.
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Barford Fitzgerald

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Hi all,

I've just joined the community and am new to this Google+ thing. I'm looking to self-publish a couple of children's books (eventually) and am currently researching how I go about it.

Just wondering if anyone has any recommendations for self-publishing companies I should include in my research?

Thanks!
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Welcome to Google+
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