August 22, 2012 at 1:02 am #257237
And here you were, thinking I was ‘just a pretty face’ 😛
It would be embarrassing to say how long I’ve been working on this trilogy …
(its a link to a blog about my upcoming novel .. if you are into fantasy/scifi .. sorry Steve no ‘erotica’ to mention)
just putting it out there… lol
:whistle:August 22, 2012 at 1:03 pm #527222ballamaraKeymaster
Hope it all goes well.August 22, 2012 at 1:50 pm #527223AnonymousInactive
I love science fantasy! Ever since I discovered David Eddings many moons
Good luck with it!August 22, 2012 at 7:22 pm #527224AirgeadMember
Well done that man!
So when/where is it available? Will you be signing copies at my local bookshop? Are you going all modern and releasing it as an open source ebook?
And we never thought you were a pretty face…August 22, 2012 at 11:23 pm #527225
Yep .. seems ebook is the only way to go these day.
Some might argue it’s vanity publishing: can’t get it past a publisher because it is no good so they go it alone.
There is a degree of skill/talent involved with writing, but unless you are extremely lucky (in the right place at the right time) – especially for a new author mind you, it is very difficult. Having said that, there’s no guarantee that just because a publisher takes it on, it is any good. I’ve read some mainstream published books which are utter crap as well …
My hope is that, while I’m waiting for a publishing house to realise their error and sign me up, I might glean some interest via independent publishing, then show them the ‘numbers’ down the track.
:whistle:August 23, 2012 at 3:28 am #527226HummerKeymaster
I wish you well with it Andre… although I am not an avid sci/fi reader, actually I am not an avid reader of anything much lately, unless it’s a text book.. :huh:
I hope your books do well 🙂August 23, 2012 at 1:56 pm #527227GiannaMember
:woohoo: Good luck with it Andre. 🙂August 23, 2012 at 4:50 pm #527228AirgeadMember
Have you had a look at leanpub? http://www.leanpub.com
Very nice concept for self publishing.
DaveAugust 24, 2012 at 4:09 pm #527229
Looks good, but will compare with the other epub sites …
some are free, but there’s always a catch – or some disappointment down the track.
CheersAugust 27, 2012 at 12:13 am #527230Jenoka77Member
Good Luck Andre with the books. unfortunatley the only reading I do at the moment in research.
I will have a look at it on the week end though.
But if i get started and cant put it down, you will have to come and do my housework. :woohoo: that I should be doing instead of reading.
thanks 😛August 27, 2012 at 4:58 am #527231GumnutMember
Congrats Andre!! I’ll definitely check it out – I’m a scifi/fantasy fan too – love Harry Harrison and Katherine Kerr!! Will spread the word amongst my geek friends 😉
Oh just clicked on the link to the preview on that page and it didn’t work for me?August 27, 2012 at 11:54 am #527232FarmerJackMember
love fantasy, love sci-fi, love the cover of your book – best of luck!August 27, 2012 at 5:47 pm #527233AnonymousInactive
ust about the finish the Void Triogly.. Would love to Read Andre.. Make sure you publish the link 🙂August 27, 2012 at 9:54 pm #527234
Gumnut post=348104 wrote: Congrats Andre!! I’ll definitely check it out – I’m a scifi/fantasy fan too – love Harry Harrison and Katherine Kerr!! Will spread the word amongst my geek friends 😉
Oh just clicked on the link to the preview on that page and it didn’t work for me?
Also a fan of Katherine Kerr and Harry ‘The Stainless Steel Rat’ Harrison – sad that he died recently.
The link from above takes you to a blog of a colleague/fellow writer from the US.
but, the link she has there to a ‘reviewing’ website doesn’t work. The one below does 😉
With this site, people are encouraged to read and rate/review the chapters. (that’s a HINT)
So as we aren’t confused, I am awaiting on a few things before I can ‘go public’.
1. Best if I get and ISBN.
2. From the US (because most of the sites are affiliated/founded there) I need to get involved with the IRS re tax. There are forms to fill out, but because of various treaties Oz has with the US, I’d only pay 5% tax for any income generated there.
So, while that’s happening, I’m happy to send a few chapters (pdf style) out to keen readers… I’d like your honest thoughts though :ohmy: but it isn’t obligatory. Just pm me your email addy. OR, follow the link above to Worthy of Publishing and read it online 😀
You can be as critical as you want 🙂
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