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Last post Author Topic: Sci-fi novel now available from DC member kyrathaba!  (Read 183773 times)

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Re: Sci-fi novel now available from DC member kyrathaba!
« Reply #800 on: August 24, 2013, 07:35:50 PM »
Didn't think to use noise reduction filtering when I edited in Audacity, but it wouldn't have been enough. This is a job for someone who has more technical chops in audio, and has the EQ to boot.

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Re: Sci-fi novel now available from DC member kyrathaba!
« Reply #801 on: August 25, 2013, 09:16:47 AM »
Hey guys and gals!

Just wanted to pass along sort of a PSA: there are still 46 days left in my Goodreads' Giveaway of two copies of my book. Thought some of you who haven't signed up may want to do so. That way, if you later decide to read (and then, of course, review) my book, you've already got a free copy.

Here's the link:

http://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/61946

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Re: Sci-fi novel now available from DC member kyrathaba!
« Reply #802 on: August 25, 2013, 09:29:55 AM »
As of 8/25/2013, Kyrathaba Rising has garnered four 5-star reviews, and five 4-star reviews!

Here's the latest 5-star review, on Smashwords, by author and e-book promoter, Wayne Hicks, of ebookonfire.com:

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Re: Sci-fi novel now available from DC member kyrathaba!
« Reply #803 on: August 28, 2013, 01:42:25 PM »
« Last Edit: August 28, 2013, 01:50:31 PM by kyrathaba »

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Re: Sci-fi novel now available from DC member kyrathaba!
« Reply #804 on: August 28, 2013, 02:06:53 PM »
Awesome and thank you so much for mentioning DonationCoder -- brought a huge smile to my face.

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« Reply #805 on: August 28, 2013, 04:46:06 PM »
Yeah, I tried to plug DC really good, since I got MAJOR help and encouragement here.

"Kyrathaba Rising" just got its fifth 5-star review: http://williambryanmiller.com/?p=533

That's now five 5-star and five 4-star reviews.

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Re: Sci-fi novel now available from DC member kyrathaba!
« Reply #806 on: August 29, 2013, 07:40:48 PM »
Anyone know someone who organizes book blog tours? I'm not interested in anything pricey (in fact, free would be ideal). I also don't mind if it's a small book blog tour (6-10 blog-stops as opposed to 15+).

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« Reply #807 on: August 29, 2013, 08:47:10 PM »
Great interview by Goodreads with Kim Stanley Robinson. It's chiefly about his new novel, Shaman (the cover of the book is beautiful, IMHO).

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Re: Sci-fi novel now available from DC member kyrathaba!
« Reply #808 on: August 30, 2013, 02:14:03 AM »
Oblivion, care to chime in? (We've been PMing...)
Sorry, I thought I had notify switched on for this thread and ... well, I have now :)

I'm offering to do the audio but I'm not especially experienced in this stuff, so any and all advice will be helpful! (But first, I have to finish reading the book -- which yes, I'm thoroughly enjoying and will review on Amazon when I've finished -- and wait for my shiny new microphone to arrive!)
-- bests, Tim

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Re: Sci-fi novel now available from DC member kyrathaba!
« Reply #809 on: August 30, 2013, 10:42:18 AM »
From what I gather from mouser, three things are of critical importance:

(1) A good quality microphone (on its way)
(2) A very quiet place (WhisperRoom quality)
(3) Listen to some existing audio books to pick up the nuances/tricks/gestalt of it.

The ACX website talks alot in "Narrator help" about pacing. Reading slowly enough that slower listeners can "keep up" mentally, but not too slow.

I know you'll do a fantastic job. Can't believe how DC has leaped into this project with me. I'm very grateful.

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Re: Sci-fi novel now available from DC member kyrathaba!
« Reply #810 on: August 30, 2013, 10:45:20 AM »
I thought this was great, so I'm posting it:

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« Reply #811 on: August 30, 2013, 10:54:31 AM »
Hah! My first-ever Scribd sell of Kyrathaba Rising! Yee-haw!

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Re: Sci-fi novel now available from DC member kyrathaba!
« Reply #812 on: August 30, 2013, 10:56:01 AM »
You should post that in funny humor :)

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« Reply #813 on: August 30, 2013, 10:56:58 AM »
Seriously! I mean, the ebook's been available there for weeks.

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Re: Sci-fi novel now available from DC member kyrathaba!
« Reply #814 on: August 30, 2013, 10:57:26 AM »
Oh, you mean the poster.

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« Reply #815 on: August 30, 2013, 11:08:16 AM »
I thought this was great, so I'm posting it:
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That is wonderful :)

The current phrase describing people who care about this stuff appears to be "grammar nazi." The negative connotations for the phrase are clear: this is fanatical geekery and normal people need not care. The above is a beautiful example of just why the textual representation of grammatical niceties is rather more than just the icing on the cake, however!

Back on topic: my mic arrived today. It's an old-fashioned-looking thing I can arrange and angle reasonably easily. It's not studio quality but is a little better than the tiny condenser microphones built into most of the kit most people use. I don't have a studio to work in but a brief experiment "testing, testing, 1,2,3" with a radio playing in the background didn't leave much evidence of background noise in playback. I'm sure I won't achieve perfection but will do my best to be "good enough" :)

Enough already. I still have to finish reading the book. :)
-- bests, Tim

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« Reply #816 on: August 30, 2013, 01:02:25 PM »
Oblivion, I'm very excited that you've taken on this project. I know you're afraid my confidence in you is premature, but I think you'll prove it was well-placed. I really appreciate the spirit of DonationCoder that this exemplifies: people giving of themselves and their talents in coming together for the benefit of larger projects. I think this is rare in today's age.

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« Reply #817 on: August 30, 2013, 05:14:05 PM »
Everyone, please LIKE my Amazon author page: http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B00EVVHU8Y

Thanks!

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Re: Sci-fi novel now available from DC member kyrathaba!
« Reply #818 on: August 30, 2013, 06:19:06 PM »
Just wanted to pass along sort of a PSA: there are still 46 days left in my Goodreads' Giveaway of two copies of my book. Thought some of you who haven't signed up may want to do so. That way, if you later decide to read (and then, of course, review) my book, you've already got a free copy.

Here's the link:

http://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/61946


for non-US residents:
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Kyrathaba Rising by William Bryan Miller

* This book giveaway is open to members in only the following countries: US.



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Everyone, please LIKE my Amazon author page: http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B00EVVHU8Y
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done!
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« Reply #819 on: August 30, 2013, 06:44:47 PM »
Yeah, sorry about the USA only for giveaway. It's an affordability thing.

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« Reply #820 on: August 30, 2013, 06:58:49 PM »
^no worries,
just thought I'd give others a heads up.
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« Reply #821 on: August 30, 2013, 07:10:00 PM »
Glad you did  :)

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« Reply #822 on: August 30, 2013, 09:33:19 PM »
I've about HAD it with Facebook. I'm blocked for 10 days for messaging my thanks to a new Twitter follower. I gave them feedback:

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« Reply #823 on: August 30, 2013, 09:35:40 PM »
I'm just about to eliminate fb from my networking platform. Draconian cyber-Nazis!

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« Reply #824 on: September 02, 2013, 01:28:02 PM »
Kyrathaba Rising just got its 6th 5-star review, by lawyer and author Regina M. Joseph: http://williambryanmiller.com/?p=552