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Pamela Taeuffer

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Nice to meet and share. I've just published my first book (indie/self) and now the promotion begins, right? Sometimes I feel like I'm prostituting myself--even though, per Seinfeld, "there's nothin' wrong with that."   Look forward to contributing.
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In addition, having just a single book is not the way it really works with self-publishing.

Look at it this way:

If someone reads your book and likes it, the first thing they want to know is "what else has this writer done?" and if the answer is "nothing" then you've lost them, probably forever.

You should read the book Write. Publish. Repeat. it tells you everything you need to know about being successful in self-publishing. (Assuming you can actually write something people want to read.)
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Living Earth Publishing

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Hi - My name is Jack and I own/run Living Earth Publishing. We provide materials designed to sustain and improve our environment. Our goal is to make educational materials available to schools, churches and other youth organizations. We review original works of various writers, musicians, playwrights and artists with environmental concerns.  I also self publish my own work as a playwright, author and musician.  I look forward to being a part of this community.
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Bradley Ott

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Hi!
My name is Bradley Ott. I'm an inspiring writer/blogger.
I think what I've created from my life is very inspiring and I'd like to share it with the world! Nowadays we all need some hope...
Well, check out my page if you'd like- you can find my blog there!
I'm very happy to be a part of this group.
Thank you
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Great! Talk to you soon!
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Alexandra Butcher

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Hi, just found this group. I'm a SPA of 2 novels (1 WIP) and just released a short story collection. I also run a blog where I interview readers, reviewers, editors and of course authors. 
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I would love to do one sometime. It would be fun :-)
If you're interested you can contact my one Google plus or through email. goodhewmichelle@gmail.com.

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Billy Burke

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Hello all, just making a quick introduction here. My name is Brian and I am a new author. Glad to be a part of your community :)
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Hello Susan. I write fantasy.
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Susan Cronk

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Hello there. Looks like an interesting group. I have four self-published books and getting ready to publish another this month or next. Used CreateSpace for all and I've been pretty pleased with the whole process. I am looking forward to reading some of the posts and hopefully learning from others' experiences. 
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Thank you. Anxious to finish it. 
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Alexia D

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Hi everybody ! 
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+Chrishaun Keller i do not have a kind of story. But in this moment there is my blog with my caracter call Emma. My little Morgan who have some excistential problems and many many many who sleep in my head or in my "cahier" cos i don t know write directly on a computer. And you ? 
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Rob McClellan

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Hi, I'm Rob.  I've published a few digital comics for iPhone back in the early app days, but now am setting my sites on prose work.  I also run a new Author platform called ThirdScribe, which launched it's beta a couple of weeks ago -- so I'll probably be posting in the Promotion Techniques section a lot.

Glad to meet you all and I look forward to talking with you!
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Lisa Anderson

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Hello, my name is Lisa Anderson and I always dreamed of writing.  I always thought of myself as an imaginative person, but also bashful.  So I have lots and lots of ideas swirling around in my now aging mind, that I never dared to share.  I have only written one complete story and held on to it for dear life.  Fifteen years ago, I sat down and wrote it, then put it away. Now, with the amazing possibilities of self publishing, a newly discovered confidence in my story was born.  I pulled it out and dusted it off, and made the leap.  Hope it is liked by many, but mostly it makes me so very proud to see my name on that book, out there for all to see. I can't wait to read what all of the other community members post about their work. 
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Thanks so much !  Yes, the title is Last Minute Decision.  I will take a look at those sites.  
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Jennifer E. Clark

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Hello. I just wanted to introduce myself. I'm starting my journey as a children's book author. I'm working with a small publishing company here in Atlanta and a good friend of mine who is an illustrator. I'm excited to see my book, Daddys Guitar, come to light. Hopefully we go to print this May. I'm also a self published on Amazon with my coupon saving ebook. This is a great learning experience. Anyone else a children's book writer? 
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Thank you!
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Kerri Ponder

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Hello. I have been writing a long time and have actually ghostwritten some books. Soon it will be time to publish under my own name. I look forward to learning and sharing with you all. 
Currently, I ghostwrite for over 30 different blogs and sites online. I have a newspaper column, just a small section in my hometown paper. I am looking for by-line opportunities as it is time to build my own reputation. Thanks for having me in the group.
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How can we tell if you are ghost writing your introduction? Ah, the quandary of crossing invisible lines that separate reality, fiction, and the in-between.
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Renee George

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Hi all, I'm Renee George, and I'm brand knew to self-publishing (Just released 4 short novellas on March 31st). I write in many different genres and themes including paranormal, traditional, mystery, male/male, erotic, etc. I've been published since 2005 with 28 novellas under my belt. I am a cover artist as well, so I'm doing my own covers for the self-pubbed books, and I've been very lucky to have a lot of friends who are editors and authors supporting me in this new road I'm traveling.  It looks like there is a lot of information here and experience to draw from. 
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I'll make sure I do the same. :)
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Writers & Artists

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+Polly Courtney introduces her six-part series on #selfpublishing - on learning from traditional publishers, but doing it better. 

Covering everything from #editing to your epic book launch. 

http://bit.ly/1pajNfk
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This looks exciting! You're spot on and can't wait to see more!
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Amy Ross

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Hey y'all!

My name is Amy Ross and I hail from a small town in Montana, USA (think cowboys, mountains, snow, and wonderfully friendly residents). I'm planning on self-publishing a children's book later this year and am very excited to be involved in this community!
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I started in medial and legal transcription in '97, then switched to oral histories and other projects in 2000. It can be very interesting. 
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Chris Baca

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I just want to say that I definitely took the time to read the READ FIRST! posts before I even chose to join the group. After reading some things that were posted, I'll admit that in my early eagerness, I may have done some spammy things. However, I'm glad I've been given the opportunity to realize this from reading these posts, and I figure if I can learn that much from you in just the introductory material, how much more could I glean and share deeper within this community? Thank you for the opportunity to join your discussion.
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Welcome to the group. I'm a new member here as well. There are a lot of great articles to explore. Enjoy. 
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Glen Craney

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Hello all. I just discovered this group. I wish there had been one like it a few years ago. For those looking for some war stories, IndieReader interviewed me last year about the early days of self-publishing. I'd love to share experiences and try to answer any questions first-timers might have about the process. A lot has changed for the better.

http://indiereader.com/2013/01/glen-craney-self-pubbing-pioneer/
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+Glen Craney You're advice has been very helpful and appreciated. Thank you so much for your time :)  Blessings!
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Chrishaun Keller

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Hello All! I'm Chrishaun Keller Hanna and I used to be a writer, became an editor and teacher, then decided that it was time to start writing again for fun and profit. 

I also work for a WordPress hosting platform and help people daily take control of their technology and use WordPress as a platform for their work. I look forward to sharing and learning!
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Sorry... I should have said that I work FOR a WordPress hosting platform and have been coding for it and supporting it for over 2 years! Let me know if you have any questions!
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Jenn Flynn-Shon

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Hi, I'm Jenn & I write too - for the web, fiction - and I coach. But that's just what I do for work. I love to watch ice hockey, travel the U.S.A. by car, and recharge my batteries at the coast. This community looks like a great place to learn and share. Can't wait to meet you!
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During the move from Boston to Phoenix my cell phone pretty much saved our sanity. If for no other reason than having Pandora to rely on when radio was slim. Moving trucks should really come with bluetooth capability! Sounds like you found your way during the first trip though. There's times I miss that kind of travel, it was all surprises.
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Mark Fine

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And that's what Google+ has done for us-it has provided a platform for us who share the  passion of writing to exchange ideas and support one another. I'm already grateful for all the advice I've received from my peers in this community. Thank You! 
Mark Fine originally shared:
 
I understand Google+ to be about a passion [be it a sports team, a hobby, a business,  or whatever that floats ones boat]. This distinguishes it from other social media venues that seem to be living scrap books.  All useful, all valid but not nearly as focused. Do you out there agree, or have I got it wrong...?!
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Jed Aureus Gonzales

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Wow! It is such a relief to stumble upon this community. I'm a computer scientist/data scientist by trade, but have quit the corporate rat race almost a year ago and have elected to pursue my passion for writing. First and foremost, I would just like to express my gratitude for the existence of a community such as this.

I have been working on several projects this past year but I'm currently finishing up my first novel/collection. Hoping to be uploading it some time this month. Here's hoping the reception would be pleasant.

Looking forward to meeting tons of publishing friends and acquaintances here! #SelfPublishing
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My concern with beta readers is what is stopping them from completely plagiarizing/stealing elements from your work? I mean, if it comes to that. I have been employing beta readers to critique my work, and so far it has been a good learning experience.
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