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Will You Enter the Wild World of Kindle Publishing?

Lot's of writers are talking about Kindle publishing. And why wouldn't they when novelist Amanda Hocking has become a millionaire by publishing e-books. The 26-year-old self-published author who sold over 450,000 copies of her e-books in January alone. J.A. Konrath also has made more than a significant amount of money selling inexpensive e-books.  Yesterday I read about what this means to publishing in a post by former literary agent Nathan Bransford. Now the news of their success is being discussed in Forbes.

I'm going to make the whole discussion very simple. What does the fact that some authors have found huge success self-publishing e-books for the Kindle mean to you? You  should self-publish your work as an e-book. You should do it now. You should do it on the Kindle as well as in every other e-book format available--and as a POD.

Doing this does not guarantee you will become a millionaire. It does guarantee that your work will have a chance of getting read--especially if it's good.

I've been piddling around. My short books are still just in PDFs. You will soon see them uploaded at Smashwords.com. Then there will be Kindle versions. And my book, which is now being edited, will go up as a Kindle version. Mark my words.

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Dear, Dear, Nina,

You are so generous with sharing your talent and creative insight. So many times I have wanted to write and thank you for everything that I have learned from you. But I have put it off because I wanted to sound especially meaningful and sincere. (I did comment once some time back and you were kind enough to respond.) Believe me when I say God surely is going to bless you for everything that you have shared with Red Roomers. I am hoping that you realize what a positive influence you have on so many of us.
Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!
Mary Walsh

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Mary,

You made my day.

Actually, despite all my blogging (on 5 blogs), I rarely get a comment. I know I have readers (quite a few if not thousands), and occasionally someone mentions that I have inspired or helped them. However, your comment by far exceeds any positive feedback I have received to date!

Thank you so much for your kind words--and for taking the time to tell me that what I write has help and influenced you. Knowing that will keep me writing for a long time to come.

You are a blessing...and surely will be blessed as well.

Believe me when I say, you are very, very welcome. It is my pleasure to write for people like you.

Nina