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I have recently become very involved in selling books and enjoying it with immense pleasure.

It basically all happened by default. I assisted a total stranger in doing admin (as I often do) on a particular page, as he is working on a DVD. The nest thing I knew, was that the membership was rapidly climbing, the authors were bringing in reviews and books and the readers were and still are coming to the site to purchase books that they are keen to read.

It has been a very educational and helpful experience, in assisting me with writing my own book that I began in August of 2009. I have since decided not to finish my book though , as a dear friend of mine has actually covered the same subject in my area. She has also done a wonderful job in promoting it and in fact even started her own charity.

Everyone has a story to tell but only a good read will become a best seller. The success of the book always relies mainly on the readers. Without readers, your book goes nowhere. The best combination to get the book out there in the beginning is a great author, as in personality, morally correct and so on. Then, it is up to the readers to do their reviews, comments and put the word out there to their family and friends.

I began my passion for books many years ago and have always said, that I hope to leave a legacy behind for my sons to follow. The books that interest me the most are auto biographies, inspirational, alternate healing. I have a library full of books. I always buy books at every opportunity, so that I have plenty of reading material even when times get tough.

I try my utmost to meet with the author and get my books personally signed to me. I am deeply inspired by authors and poets. More then often, the author is way too modest to realize the achievement it is , in writing a book. There is a lot involved and can sometimes mean reading your 500 page book thirty five times, before getting it out there and published.

There are many things to take into consideration. The font style, the font size, illustrations, editing, photographs, index and even dedicating the book to a special loved one. Moving a word out of you book, or putting one in, changes the whole format.

So patience is certainly needed in the writing of a book.


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Fol;low your passion Ronnie. I love books also.

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  about 8 years ago

Thank you Shawn.

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  about 8 years ago

I found the article very intresting and I have to say that I agree with the others about your own book. Don't give up. I really hope there will be many people urge you to go on.

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  about 8 years ago

Thank you for your comment Maria, Very kind words indeed.

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  about 8 years ago

Very interesting passion and hobby Ronnie...just reconsider about finishing your book even if published or not...you may regret it in later years...

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  about 8 years ago

Thank you Kevin, Yes, that is something to consider.

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  about 8 years ago

Great article Ronnie I know the good work you are doing for others, just don't forget yourself, you should be number 1 in your own eyes get back down to it. Your poetry just blows me away, I wish I had a quarter of your talent there and I personally think you could publish them with ease. I would be standing in the front row to receive your dedicated signature addressed to me, and I would proudly lie and tell everyone what good old friends we are. Go for it.

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  about 8 years ago

Thank you so very much Rob, It is because of you that I am on here doing articles and I would like to admit, I have become pretty addicted and look forward to my quiet time over my keyboard for me. I will be getting some more of my poetry printed, thank you once again.

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  about 8 years ago
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