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Last post Author Topic: Sci-fi novel now available from DC member kyrathaba!  (Read 183477 times)

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Re: Sci-fi novel now available from DC member kyrathaba!
« Reply #750 on: August 19, 2013, 12:18:23 PM »
Thanks, 40hz!

Music to my ears....

I think you'll really enjoy the read :)

Note: you have to have downloaded a book at least 48 hours earlier before Smashwords will let you review it. So, I will PM you a 100%-off coupon code, good through Aug 22nd.

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Re: Sci-fi novel now available from DC member kyrathaba!
« Reply #751 on: August 19, 2013, 12:37:56 PM »
^ PM sent.

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Re: Sci-fi novel now available from DC member kyrathaba!
« Reply #752 on: August 19, 2013, 12:43:42 PM »
Thanks, 40hz!

Music to my ears....

I think you'll really enjoy the read :)

Note: you have to have downloaded a book at least 48 hours earlier before Smashwords will let you review it. So, I will PM you a 100%-off coupon code, good through Aug 22nd.

No need for the coupon, but thanks.

I purchased a copy from SW earlier. It's currently residing on my Nook. But I read faster and enjoy things far more when they're printed in ink on old-fashioned paper. So when I saw you were going to do a hardcopy version, I stopped reading your opus on the Nook and decided to wait.
 :) :Thmbsup:

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Re: Sci-fi novel now available from DC member kyrathaba!
« Reply #753 on: August 19, 2013, 12:49:58 PM »
Gotcha. Thanks, 40hz!

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Re: Sci-fi novel now available from DC member kyrathaba!
« Reply #754 on: August 21, 2013, 10:53:13 AM »

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Re: Sci-fi novel now available from DC member kyrathaba!
« Reply #755 on: August 21, 2013, 11:10:32 AM »
Joshua Lisec, author of The Phoenix Reich, gave Kyrathaba Rising a 4-star review: http://williambryanmiller.com/?p=451

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« Reply #756 on: August 22, 2013, 10:39:18 AM »
"Kyrathaba Rising" to become available as audio book: currently seeking narrators at ACX.

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If you're interested in helping narrate, click the image above to go to the appropriate URL.

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Re: Sci-fi novel now available from DC member kyrathaba!
« Reply #757 on: August 22, 2013, 10:44:56 AM »
Now that's cool.

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« Reply #758 on: August 22, 2013, 11:10:40 AM »
^ Yep, mega-cool. So anyone here got any voice-talent, let them know. Or if you know someone with voice/narration ability, let them know.

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« Reply #759 on: August 22, 2013, 11:13:58 AM »
In the last 12 hours, I've made $23.74 on the book. It's only been out 4 weeks, now. Total net profit to date: $92.91  :P

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Re: Sci-fi novel now available from DC member kyrathaba!
« Reply #760 on: August 22, 2013, 03:07:09 PM »
Would someone mind to help me with an experiment. I'm trying to set up a direct PayPal payment and download of my book on my blog landing page. I've fixed the button, for the purpose of this test, to only charge one penny (which I will refund to the tester). Anyone care to let me know if it works, and if they see anything they shouldn't see, etc. If it works like I intend, you'll pay a penny and then download a zip file containing both the mobi and epub formats of the ebook.

You can click the image below to go to the actual blog page in question.


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« Reply #761 on: August 22, 2013, 03:25:08 PM »
Hm, pressing the button and paying the $0,01 resulted in a 404 Not found message  :huh:

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« Reply #762 on: August 22, 2013, 03:25:55 PM »
Okay, lemme check it out... be back...

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« Reply #763 on: August 22, 2013, 03:26:38 PM »
BTW, I refunded your penny  :D

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« Reply #764 on: August 22, 2013, 03:29:40 PM »
Sent you the actual return-url by PM

Oh, and thnx for the $0,01 back ;D

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« Reply #765 on: August 22, 2013, 03:30:28 PM »
Try again, please. I changed the URL the PayPal button clicks redirects to, and it should be a direct download dialog box.

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« Reply #766 on: August 22, 2013, 03:33:33 PM »
Yes that works just fine, thanks.

I'm still prepared to pay the regular price for the e-book though, and still awaiting the postage tariff to Europe for the paper edition, to see if it's feasible to get it sent here

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« Reply #767 on: August 22, 2013, 03:35:07 PM »
You got the zip download, and it contained the mobi and epub files? And any serious security issues noted? I've used SEO and page hiding and other tricks to try to obscure/hide what page on my blog is serving the download. Deem it safe for most consumers? Besides, if someone terribly savvy wants to hack it, it's free advertising...

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« Reply #768 on: August 22, 2013, 03:40:29 PM »
Yes, the download contained both the .mobi and the .epub

Don't know about the security issues you're asking though, FF was still on the Paypal page and gave me the .zip download. I didn't do much checking and the page is re-used already... sorry :-[

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« Reply #769 on: August 22, 2013, 03:41:00 PM »
Besides, if someone terribly savvy wants to hack it, it's free advertising...

You have said what several companies have not been able to get their minds around LOL :)

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« Reply #770 on: August 22, 2013, 03:42:37 PM »
Ok, thanks for helping me test. You get those copies for a penny  :P

The cheapest it's available anywhere else is currently Amazon which, although I set the price at $3.99, is selling it for $0.99. So I'm going to -- for the time being at least -- set it at $0.90 on my blog.

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« Reply #771 on: August 22, 2013, 03:44:58 PM »
Cool thing is, if someone buys at $0.90 from my blog, I still get more than I'd get if they paid $0.99 to Amazon.

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« Reply #772 on: August 22, 2013, 03:49:07 PM »
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Cool thing is, if someone buys at $0.90 from my blog, I still get more than I'd get if they paid $0.99 to Amazon.

but then again, a purchase from your blog won't ever lead to an amazon review, or amazon.com stats, which might help you sell more, etc.  might be a double-edged sword.

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« Reply #773 on: August 22, 2013, 03:52:59 PM »
True, but most people will continue to buy through Amazon, oblivious on my blog's existence, much less of my PayPal button linking to my ebook. I'm confident I'll continue to have a flow of downloads enough through Amazon to generate reviews. Same thing for Smashwords.

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« Reply #774 on: August 22, 2013, 03:54:03 PM »
Also, if someone purchases from my blog PayPal button, they can still review it later on Amazon, as long as they've made purchases there before. This is not the case on Smashwords, however, where you must have downloaded from them to review the book there.