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Blog Posted:6/8/2019 12:28:00 PM

Hey, guys...and gals...Just wanted to drop a line or two to let you know that my book "Confessions of a Closet Poet" was published last month as a Kindle ebook on Amazon and as a Nook ebook on Barnes and Noble by Light Switch Press. Any of you interested in publishing I recommend you check them out.

I'm also back on with two new submissions. These are the start of a series I'm calling "Six Songs in Search of a Singer". I have a third installment in the works; I'm not sure, yet, just how many...if any more...there will be.

I also want to let you guys...and gals...know that everywhere I publish my stuff, I mention Poetry Soup and the wonderful support and encouragement I have received from all of you. "Confessions..." is even partly dedicated to you. Thank you all.

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Date: 6/12/2019 8:18:00 AM
Jim, congratulations on all your accomplishments and book, way to go !!
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Jim Slaughter
Date: 6/12/2019 10:12:00 AM
Thank you, Dear Heart. I'm not sure, at this point, how much of an "accomplishment" it is...more just a matter of finding new venues to display my scribblings on.
Date: 6/9/2019 2:26:00 AM
Best wishes on getting read and "sales", JS. Dubious expectations but the effort speaks to personal history and heritage, not dough. Cheers, :o)
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Date: 6/9/2019 12:27:00 PM
Thank you, Wayne. I'll settle for "getting read" any day. I hadn't planned to put a price tag on it, but either Amazon or Light Switch Press had other ideas.
Date: 6/8/2019 7:42:00 PM
Sincere congrats, Jim, continued success to you - the sky's the limit! :-) (My daughter keeps pushing me to publish, but I honestly don't have a clue how to submit ... some digging, I think)
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Jim Slaughter
Date: 6/9/2019 12:25:00 PM
Thanks, Gregory. I know what you mean. I tried to do it myself on Amazon, as Wayne suggests, but their program would not/could not accept my Word doc manuscript. So that's why I elected to let Light Switch Press do it. They took my Word doc, as is, and for a very nominal fee put it into an ebook format. I'm fairly pleased with the way it turned out except I hadn't planned on "selling" it.
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Wayne Kingston
Date: 6/9/2019 2:31:00 AM
Check out CreateSpace via Amazon. Excellent service. I published two volumes of poetry (primarily for tangible/tactile works to place on the shelves of children and grandchildren). Fun experience and modest technical expertise is certainly not daunting. You should publish, Bard. :o)
Date: 6/8/2019 1:17:00 PM
That's awesome, Jim. I just found your submissions and started following you on Wattpad. Cheers! ~Mark
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Date: 6/8/2019 5:18:00 PM
Yes, he's such a gem!
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Jim Slaughter
Date: 6/8/2019 2:20:00 PM
Mark, thank you so much. You are one of the reasons that P Soupers are so wonderful.

My Past Blog Posts

Just a little update
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The Quantum Mechanics of Writing, Part 2
Date Posted: 6/17/2018 8:17:00 AM
The Quantum Mechanics of Writing, Part 1
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What I'm here to be
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On writing poetry
Date Posted: 4/28/2018 12:18:00 PM
The wonderfully awful English language...Part 2
Date Posted: 4/20/2018 12:47:00 PM
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Progress, not perfection
Date Posted: 4/7/2018 12:31:00 PM
In the details
Date Posted: 4/6/2018 12:55:00 PM
A few more words about words
Date Posted: 3/22/2018 3:51:00 PM
I love words
Date Posted: 3/18/2018 8:29:00 AM
The Two-Faced Writer
Date Posted: 3/18/2018 8:24:00 AM
Belated thank you
Date Posted: 3/15/2018 4:02:00 PM

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