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You might also want to check out 99designs.com. There are fees set at various levels. You decide how much you want to pay, describe what you want, and then designers from all over the world submit designs. You decide…"
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I pre-sold copies of my newest novel, SALVATION, on my web site (GoldenGardenPress.com) a couple of months before I had books. Orders were processed immediately via PayPal just like orders for existing books, so customers paid in…"
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I'm hoping some folks who meet your criterion will respond. It's a transition many of us would love to make. I'm a fiction writer (just brought out a new novel--see KurtCorriher.com). I suspect it's…"
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Kurt.......We so enjoyed seeing you at the event this past week. It was wonderful from top to bottom! We loved it and hope we impacted a few lives. My email is Joanne@48Days.com. Keep in mind......I don't have a kindle or even a laptop (ok...I have one I don't use!) because I hate being glued to my computer. So I read mostly by physical product..........so if you send it via email, I will probably print it out. I am of the old school in that I love the feel of a good book.........and I KNOW yours to be EXCELLENT! Blessings to you and to Alica (whom I so enjoyed!!)
Kurt, To say you are an excellent writer is a gross understatement! I started your book "Someone to Kill" this weekend and could hardly put it down. I am maybe 1/3 of the way through it and am loving it. You are indeed an excellent writer. And I am an avid reader of good crime novels. This book rivals any well-known authors I have read. I mean that sincerely! I want to know what you have done to market this book. Have you had any help from the publisher? Do they OWN the rights to the book or do they consider it out of print at this point? Are you selling many? I am just blown away with your ability! I want to know more.............So glad you were here to WTB this past week. Great to have your input and to meet you and your wife. Hope you got some good ideas you are ready to implement! Blessings, Joanne
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Kurt - Welcome to 48Days.net. You’ll find this to be a warm, encouraging and innovative group here. If you’re looking for additional ideas – just stick around. This group is full of great ideas and strategies to make them come to life. This is a great place to find exactly what you are describing.
I see you've already found Kent Julian's writing group. It sounds like your writing is a very reasonable starting point for creating the transition from where you are now to "retirement."
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