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Last post Author Topic: Sci-fi novel now available from DC member kyrathaba!  (Read 184108 times)

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Re: Sci-fi novel due on Amazon and B&N in August or September
« Reply #525 on: July 23, 2013, 11:18:23 PM »
4wd, hold off on any further editing.

No problem, I'll just note them for V2.

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Re: Sci-fi novel due on Amazon and B&N in August or September
« Reply #526 on: July 23, 2013, 11:24:24 PM »
Good deal.

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Re: Sci-fi novel due on Amazon and B&N in August or September
« Reply #527 on: July 24, 2013, 08:00:38 PM »
A local online magazine published a nice article about the e-book (although I wish they'd had Perry and 4wd proofread it first):

http://columbiamagazine.com/photoarchive.php?photo_id=50643

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Re: Sci-fi novel due on Amazon and B&N in August or September
« Reply #528 on: July 24, 2013, 09:24:58 PM »
I'm reading the Help for Sigil. So far, it seems like a very decent ebook-authoring tool.

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Re: Sci-fi novel due on Amazon and B&N in August or September
« Reply #529 on: July 24, 2013, 09:42:31 PM »
I'm reading the Help for Sigil. So far, it seems like a very decent ebook-authoring tool.

But the real question is: Does it munge the export ?

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Re: Sci-fi novel due on Amazon and B&N in August or September
« Reply #530 on: July 24, 2013, 10:33:43 PM »
It couldn't munge it worse than Jutoh. And Sigil is OSS and from what I've gleaned, the dev team is highly knowledgeable about the inner workings of Epub.

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Re: Sci-fi novel due on Amazon and B&N in August or September
« Reply #531 on: July 25, 2013, 02:32:46 PM »
Got my first review on Goodreads:

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Rating: 4 of 5 stars

I read this book because I know the guy who wrote it. Holy smokes, I didn't realize this guy could write!

I liked the gritty tone, the fact that the author maintains a brisk pacing, and -- being me -- I LOVED the androids' by-play with the humans, especially the elevator scene with the med tech! Laughed till I cried!

Unlike most ebooks I download for free or purchase, this one had almost no obvious errors. Apparently, some proofreading went into it.

Is it of the same caliber as Clarke? Aasimov? Perhaps not yet. But it was a well-executed book. It ends on a major cliff-hanger, which makes me want to strangle the author. That being illegal, I'm going to pester him to hurry up and write the sequel!

If you like sci-fi generally, studded with humor and gritty realism, you'll like this book.

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Re: Sci-fi novel due on Amazon and B&N in August or September
« Reply #532 on: July 25, 2013, 02:45:10 PM »
Congrats!  That's a great review- especially towards the proofreading  :Thmbsup:

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Re: Sci-fi novel due on Amazon and B&N in August or September
« Reply #533 on: July 25, 2013, 05:15:40 PM »
Yeah, I thought that was a real tip of the hat to Perry and 4wd, when a reviewer notes that great proofreading has occurred!

For those of you who don't Facebook:

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Tomorrow is my 42nd birthday (yeah, I'm gettin' some gray hairs). In celebration, I'm making my book, Kyrathaba Rising, 15% off all day tomorrow. Use the following coupon code when you checkout from Smashwords: PD89G Again, the coupon is PD89G The link for my book is: https://www.smashwor...om/books/view/339398

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Re: Sci-fi novel due on Amazon and B&N in August or September
« Reply #534 on: July 25, 2013, 05:19:35 PM »
Update on the novel's retail coverage:

Smashwords: YES (but not yet approved for Premium Catalog {needed to promote it to Sony eReader} - *twiddles thumbs*)
Amazon: YES
Scribd: YES
Payhip: YES
Booktango: IN PROCESS
Barnes & Noble: IN PROCESS
GooglePlay: IN PROCESS (they will make it available in Japan, France, United States, Russia, South Korea, Spain, United Kingdom, Australia, Germany, Italy, Canada)
« Last Edit: July 25, 2013, 08:41:26 PM by kyrathaba »

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Re: Sci-fi novel due on Amazon and B&N in August or September
« Reply #535 on: July 25, 2013, 08:39:27 PM »
Yeah, I thought that was a real tip of the hat to Perry and 4wd, when a reviewer notes that great proofreading has occurred!

My rates just went up  :P

BTW, you should update your OP in this thread.

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Re: Sci-fi novel now available from DC member kyrathaba!
« Reply #536 on: July 25, 2013, 08:50:15 PM »
OP updated. I will add additional URLs soon: I'm about to be live on B&N (live as of 7/26), GooglePlay and Booktango.
« Last Edit: July 26, 2013, 07:54:53 AM by kyrathaba »

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Re: Sci-fi novel now available from DC member kyrathaba!
« Reply #537 on: July 26, 2013, 08:02:18 AM »
Reminder: Kyrathaba Rising on-sale today, 7/26, with this 15%-off coupon code: PD89G

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Re: Sci-fi novel now available from DC member kyrathaba!
« Reply #538 on: July 26, 2013, 08:20:49 AM »
The OP has now been updated to reflect all live retail URLs for Kyrathaba Rising.

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Re: Sci-fi novel now available from DC member kyrathaba!
« Reply #539 on: July 26, 2013, 08:52:12 AM »
I'm thinking you need another badge:

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Re: Sci-fi novel now available from DC member kyrathaba!
« Reply #540 on: July 26, 2013, 10:03:29 AM »
I want one! LOL :)

... on a more serious note, I'd recommend that you update your blog also to reflect your recent ascension to author status, and your future plans. :)

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Re: Sci-fi novel now available from DC member kyrathaba!
« Reply #541 on: July 26, 2013, 10:15:28 AM »
Ooh, I like the badge, 4wd. Can I have it, mouser? Pretty please?

@wraith: Yep, I have to admit I'm a blog novice. Don't know much about layout, etc., as anyone who has visited it can probably tell.

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Re: Sci-fi novel now available from DC member kyrathaba!
« Reply #542 on: July 26, 2013, 11:13:47 AM »
If you want a mini 'contribute to the cause' from me, I am willing to volunteer :) I can set up a simple/nice site (nice theme, etc.), will be WordPress

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Re: Sci-fi novel now available from DC member kyrathaba!
« Reply #543 on: July 26, 2013, 12:24:29 PM »
Ooh, I like the badge, 4wd. Can I have it, mouser? Pretty please?

@wraith: Yep, I have to admit I'm a blog novice. Don't know much about layout, etc., as anyone who has visited it can probably tell.

I'll recommend the same thing that I always do... change it to wordpress.  It's not that there's not a learning curve just like other places, but it's easier to get over that curve with a lot of help and support, and wordpress has that.  And it's (relatively) easy to get it to a professional look.  Invest in a good theme- there are some good free ones, but several I've seen have had problems.  You get what you pay for.  But there are some good themes for writers/authors out there.  I see rgdot beat me to the punch offering to set it up... but I'll offer my services too.  And if you want to get your own domain, I can give you some space for that particular domain on my server if you want.

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Re: Sci-fi novel now available from DC member kyrathaba!
« Reply #544 on: July 26, 2013, 12:53:36 PM »
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I can give you some space for that particular domain on my server if you want.

No kidding! That would be awesome. What would you guys recommend for a domain name? My Author Fan Page on FB in /WilliamBryanMiller (full name). Would that be too long or too difficult to remember? The publishing imprint for all my books is Crocus Books (grew up in a tiny community called Crocus in south-central KY (pop 31). Another idea would be to have a domain name that is in common with my first two or three titles, the word 'kyrathaba'.

www.williambryanmiller.com
www.kyrathaba.com
www.crocusbooks.com

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« Reply #545 on: July 26, 2013, 12:55:20 PM »
Well, thinking forward, kyrathaba isn't going to be all that you write... but if that's what you become known for it could be a good move.  I'd go with your full name... I don't think it's too long, especially if you're already using it on facebook.

(and thats a hard one to remember how to type as shown by the fact that I had to edit the post :))
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Re: Sci-fi novel now available from DC member kyrathaba!
« Reply #546 on: July 26, 2013, 12:59:27 PM »
I'd be happy to take you up on that offer, wraith, especially if you and rgdot are knowledgeable about Wordpress and could help me get my site set up. I've been regularly exporting Blogger XML data. Any of that importable into Wordpress?

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Re: Sci-fi novel now available from DC member kyrathaba!
« Reply #547 on: July 26, 2013, 01:00:58 PM »
I'd want the first thing showcased when they hit my landing page to be my book covers/titles, with links to purchase. In other words, make my Author section to landing portion, although I might have other articles about programming, etc., elsewhere.

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« Reply #548 on: July 26, 2013, 01:18:33 PM »
Maybe wraith can contribute the space and rgdot can design a layout? You guys are awesome to make such generous offers!

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« Reply #549 on: July 26, 2013, 01:21:25 PM »
An couple of good themes I've found:

http://themeforest.n...reen_preview/4706203

http://www.authorlicious.com/

http://ithemes.com/purchase/book-nook/

The following are for writers, i.e. people who post writing... but some novelists post some interim short stories in their universe on the site:

http://www.johnparri...ress-themes/scribe5/

http://somadesign.ca...rojects/the-erudite/

And a couple of good ones that aren't specific to authors or writers:

http://elegantthemes...com/preview/Harmony/

A band theme, but with a little tweaking, it could be very useful for an author.

http://www.elegantth....com/preview/Memoir/
http://www.elegantth....com/preview/Glider/

Both of these frame the content well, IMO, and are very inviting to the reader.

http://www.elegantth...m/preview/DeepFocus/

A photographer theme, but again, I think with a little bit of maneuvering, it could be made to fit an author.  Again, I like the aesthetics enough that I decided to add it.

There a quite a few out there... it's just a matter of finding the one that appeals to what you want, or is close enough that you think you can make it work.

Let me know when you decide on and purchase the domain, and I can get you an account set up on my server as a start.