My first earnings from my publication....I'm so happy!:)

@greengal (4286)
United States
March 16, 2007 12:48pm CST
I was so excited today when I checked my mail and saw that my publishing site www.lulu.com has paid my creator revenues into paypal. :) Most of you know I published my poetry book recently and I've been promoting it. I feel so happy that it has brought in some revenue, it's not much but it is worthwhile. since I'm just beginning, this revenue is motivating and I know my book is worthy of it. You can buy a copy of my book or download it here www.lulu.com/content/679023 And before you go there check my blog to read one of the poems published in the same book. http://reflectionsofthehearts.blogpost.com You support is appreciated. Comments and suggestions are welcome too:)
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@Rexy_leigh (1189)
• Philippines
16 Mar 07
You're a star, greengal! - crossing my fingers for you!
Wow! This is a great achievement you must be very proud of. I love writing poems myself but I never had such luck as yours, I envy you somehow.. lol And your hubby must be very flattered for having a brilliant author in his wife... am so happy for you, greengal and wishing you a lot more success for your ventures.. hugs and congratulations!!! Godbless!
@greengal (4286)
• United States
16 Mar 07
Thank you so much Rexy, you should publish your work too, its not hard at all:) and I love the pic ;o)
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@buenavida (8327)
• Sweden
18 Mar 07
Congratulations!! - I could not find your poem though, just a lot of oter blogs. Have you ever posted on www.poetry.com? I have three poems there and they were published in three different books but the books were too expensive to buy. Two of the poems are in my profile.
@greengal (4286)
• United States
18 Mar 07
Thank buena, yes sorry about the link, there was a typo (grrrr!) here is the correct link http://reflectionsofthehearts.blogspot.com Hope you like it! And about poetry.com, let me tell you it is a huge scam and poetry.com will publish even if you enter two lines as a poem. I had no idea till I made a silly mistake of submitting a 'non-poem' as a poem. I didn't notice till I got a mail from them saying that this 'non-poem' has been chosen for publication as well as entered into the semi-finals of the never ending competitions they hold. I then did my research and read reviews online and found out more people were being scammed. Don't buy the book they tell you to at any cost. For all you know it may not be published at all and want you to pay for the book that's it. Just a warning, hope you read this. :)And I will look at your poems.
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@buenavida (8327)
• Sweden
19 Mar 07
I found your poem and like it, it was even better the third time I read it, hmm I wonder why, takes some time for my brain to react or something..or am I too old for first love?? Anyway, keep on writing, you have good talent and it is always worth using it.
@greengal (4286)
• United States
21 Mar 07
Thanks buena!:)
• Singapore
16 Mar 07
Congrats, my friend. ;-) I am also glad to hear that lulu is not cheating. I bookmarked that site and had the intention of trying it some time in future. Glad it does pay. :P
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• Philippines
16 Mar 07
Those are wonderful pieces inspired by nothing but love... congratulations, greengal...those are something you can really be proud of.... and thanks for this link above coz I had a hard time figuring it out with the first link you gave above..lol
@greengal (4286)
• United States
16 Mar 07
Thanks rogen :) I'm sorry about the link, I typed it instead of copy/pasting...and duh!
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@kathy77 (7488)
• Australia
17 Mar 07
Oh that is wonderful news congratulations, that is fabulous and I don't blame you I am thinking of writing my own book and one of my girlfriends I spoke to today is also writing her book as well so we understand how much devotion you have to put into this and hard work. If you have any tips we would appreciate it.
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@greengal (4286)
• United States
18 Mar 07
Oh that is very nice kathy, well I just compiled all my poems into a book and published it. I'm not a writer so I'm not sure e=I can give you any worthwhile tips..lol But one thing don't stop till you are done, hope to see your book soon!:)
@yanjiaren (9050)
16 Mar 07
You are now the first official entry in my directory..I hope you are happy with what i wrote in there lol..
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@greengal (4286)
• United States
16 Mar 07
Ohh yanji, I'm so glad..thank you thank you thank you! I read it and am at a loss for words...I'm so happy yanji...thanks!!
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@mummymo (23707)
16 Mar 07
Many congratulations gg! Keep up the good work we're waiting on book 2!
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@greengal (4286)
• United States
16 Mar 07
Thanks a ton mo:)
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@yanjiaren (9050)
16 Mar 07
Fantastic book i recommend it and I am proud tosay I am the VERY FIRST OWNER ..wwwohhhhhhhhhhhh I got something right lol..also this special blog and boog site will be featured in our online business directory by tonight lol.. http://theyanonlinebusinessdirectory.blogspot.com/ Sorry to hog the space Greeny lol..I thought I would get it in edgeways lol..I highly recommend this book because it has poetry for every occassion and I cried reading one out to my hubby last night. This book definately deserves a look in ..It has been my best spend all year..I have never been more excited about recieving a parcel in the post. I know it's cheaper to download it off the internet but things like this I like to have in a traditional way as it is extra special..Plus you can ask the author to personally sign it for you..Like I did..I do feel really honoured. Thanks Greeny..thanks Mylot!..Mylot gave me the money to buy it see and get to know of Greengal's book..
@greengal (4286)
• United States
16 Mar 07
Oh yanji dear, you are so kind! I'm so glad you liked the book :)And good you put in the link here so I can find it anytime I want. I'm off to take a look at it..and thanks a million again!:)You make my day everyday..;o)
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@estherlou (5017)
• United States
18 Mar 07
Congratulations! It is so wonderful when someone buys your work, whether it is art or prose or poetry. It is all a part of your soul and it is nice to know that someone appreciates what you have to share! And to get a little money also...pure gravy!
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@greengal (4286)
• United States
18 Mar 07
Thank you Esther!:)
@sweetlady10 (3617)
• United States
17 Mar 07
Wow greengal congratulation for such a good news. I am so happy for you. Ofcourse you deserve it, you are so hard working and talented. Hope you keep continue the success. Good Luck!
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@greengal (4286)
• United States
18 Mar 07
Thanks sweet:)
• United States
17 Mar 07
Hip hip hurray! Congratulations sugar. Keep it up, and wishing you success and more happiness. May it grow and grow.
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@greengal (4286)
• United States
18 Mar 07
Thanks a ton margie:)
@vipulchawla (2220)
• India
17 Mar 07
congrats yaar... i hope my site also earns me some money.. hey u can visit my site.. its all about business... htt://www.businessworld.50webs.com
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@greengal (4286)
• United States
18 Mar 07
thank you , will take a look
@charms88 (7541)
• Philippines
17 Mar 07
Wow, greengal...you're really good. I can't even write down one like yours. I will add your site to my favorites. I honestly have difficulty in expressing my thoughts and feelings. Your book of poetry spoke of pure love. Congratulations, my friend.
@greengal (4286)
• United States
18 Mar 07
Thanks Charms!:) and please add this link, http://reflectionsofthehearts.blogspot.com I made a typo above ..duh!
@swlbilly (34)
• Malaysia
17 Mar 07
hmm..what is that lulu.com all about?is it also a bit like mylot which earning money from internet?well...if its true..will like to join as well...
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@greengal (4286)
• United States
18 Mar 07
Lulu is a publishing site and not anywhere like mylot. If you have any content you want to publish you can do it there.
@cindy83 (133)
• China
17 Mar 07
you do a great job, congratulations. I ever want to write something to be publish, buit I never so it. Nowadays, more and more people can make the dream that publish books becacme reality, it is the advantage from internet, I think. I will visit youe blog see what happen, and how it is good your poem book.
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@greengal (4286)
• United States
18 Mar 07
Thank you cindy, yes the internet has brought a lot more opportunities. The correct link is http://reflectionsofthehearts.blogspot.com please check this one
• United States
17 Mar 07
congrats on your book:) i was thinking of using lulu myself-but was wondering how it was to work with-it sounds like you had no problems
@greengal (4286)
• United States
18 Mar 07
You should try it too, it was totally hassle free and now that I've been paid, I have no doubt about their credibility.
@cutepenguin (6457)
• Canada
17 Mar 07
Wow, congratulations. I had been thinking of using Lulu.com for some of the workbooks I write. Glad to hear that you seem to be having a positive experience. Did you have to do a lot of promoting?
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@greengal (4286)
• United States
18 Mar 07
Thanks cutepenguin..I have been promoting my book via word of mouth as of now, and have also created the blog http://reflectionsofthehearts.blogspot.com (this is the correct link) You should try lulu,I'm pleased they paid.
@byfaithonly (10716)
• United States
17 Mar 07
Oh congratulations, you must be so thrilled, I'm thrilled for you and don't know you but the short time here on mylot. I too have been looking at lulu, haven't submitted anything but it is nice to know they do pay. Now I'm feeling down for myself, just got an email - I'll be starting my next e-book next week :( not near as glamorous as you and ghostwriter at that. Oh well it's work and doing what I love, writing. Your encouragment for all of us aspiring writers.
@greengal (4286)
• United States
18 Mar 07
Oh faith, thanks..it means a lot:) And I'm sure I'm not as experienced as you are, so you are better! You should publish your work too sometime
@gabs8513 (48715)
• United Kingdom
16 Mar 07
Wow GG I am so happy for you and that is only the Start keep it up Girl I know you will do well
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@greengal (4286)
• United States
17 Mar 07
Thanks Gabs:)
@maribea (2366)
• Italy
16 Mar 07
my dear I am so happy for you...first of all I want to congratulate you on your earning...secondly I wish I could ask you some information...did you decide to leave lulu the duty to promote your book? or did you do it by yourself? I mean did they pay you something as being the author or did you receive the whole price? I am very interested in this matter because as I told you I wish I could publish a book one day or another and I am happy to read they are not cheaters and I wish I could learn from your experience. thanks for any explanation and congratulations again!!!
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@greengal (4286)
• United States
16 Mar 07
Thank you very much mari:) I had my fingers crossed to till they paid, but somewhere I knew they wouldn't let me down since they sent me a printed copy of my book, and they've done a good job of it. Now to answer your questions, I didn't buy lulu's distribution services yet since I felt they are expensive, right now I'm promoting it through my blog and through word of mouth. Friends tell friends etc. I am planning on joining book forums and the like but I have no idea where to start looking, I will figure something out..:) Hope this helped mari, you can PM for more..
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@n_nijaz (14)
• India
17 Mar 07
Congratulation's my friend for your earning. And Also I am thanking you for introducing me to a good website that I can also publish my works.