New Website Launches on Veterans Day for Veteran Authors

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BooksByVeterans.com is the first platform to give all veteran authors and their spouses an outlet to showcase their work as well as a helping hand to navigate the publishing world.

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“The outlook on life from the perspective of someone who’s comfortable with violence and death makes a book not just a book, but a seminar on what it means to be human.” -Kelly Crigger, President of Graybeard Books

BooksbyVeterans.com, powered by Graybeard Books, will go live today, on Veterans Day. The company is dedicated to giving U.S. military veterans and their spouses an outlet to share their stories and get their works seen by more people than they could have reached on their own.

“We feel that every author from the most well-known,like Colin Powell, to brand new military veteran authors like Porter Gagnier deserve a platform to share their stories with people and readers they might not have reached before,” says Kelly Crigger, President of Graybeard Books and retired army Lieutenant Colonel.

BooksbyVeterans.com will provide an website for readers who want to find a book by a veteran, an outlet for authors who want to write their book, and a blogging platform for veteran writers. But beyond providing these services to veterans and customers, BooksbyVeterans and its parent company, Graybeard Books, strive to help veterans navigate the publishing world, which can be daunting. Besides the traditional publishing houses, platforms like Createspace, Nook, Kindle, Lulu, iBooks, and Smashwords offer authors a self-publishing outlet that can be confusing. Every author has the difficult task of figuring out which platform is right for them and how to use it to their advantage.

“It’s the mission of Graybeard Books to take the veteran by the hand and lead him through the minefield of publishing so he gets to the other side unscathed and with a published book he can be proud of,” Crigger says.

Veterans have great stories to tell. Whether it’s harrowing tales of bravery in the Korengaal Valley, “There I was” accounts of life in Fallujah, or comedic “I can’t believe I survived” stories from basic training, or a great non-military fiction book, veterans have a propensity for weaving tall and excellent tales.

“The outlook on life from the perspective of someone who’s comfortable with violence and death makes a book not just a book, but a seminar on what it means to be human,” Crigger says.

Writing a book is only half the battle, marketing it is the other half. BooksByVeterans will provide a one-stop shop for readers wanting to purchase a book by a veteran or their spouse and an outlet for veteran authors to showcase their work. BooksByVeterans will feature veteran authors on a monthly basis to help raise awareness of talented veteran writers.

BooksbyVeterans.com is part of Graybeard Books, a publishing services company focusing on titles by veterans of the US Military and their families. Graybeard takes the guesswork out of the publishing process so its clients can concentrate all of their energy on writing great books and sharing them with the world.

Books By Veterans can be found at http://www.BooksByVeterans.com.

If you are a veteran or a spouse of a veteran and want your book on BooksByVeterans, submit your link to info(at)graybeardbooks(dot)com

And if you want to support the great work being done to support veterans a percentage of all sales will go to The Veteran Writing Project,so please to go http://www.booksbyveterans.com and buy a book or two.

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