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Last post Author Topic: Sci-fi novel now available from DC member kyrathaba!  (Read 184026 times)

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Re: Sci-fi novel now available from DC member kyrathaba!
« Reply #825 on: September 04, 2013, 12:59:55 PM »
Thanks to Sylv Jenkins of writaz.com for my third author interview since writing Kyrathaba Rising:

http://williambryanmiller.com/?p=559

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Re: Sci-fi novel now available from DC member kyrathaba!
« Reply #826 on: September 07, 2013, 12:40:11 PM »
Three author interviews and seven 5-star reviews in eight weeks since publishing: http://williambryanmiller.com/?p=566

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Re: Sci-fi novel now available from DC member kyrathaba!
« Reply #827 on: September 07, 2013, 01:16:43 PM »
Suggestion: On the paperback editions, going forward could they possibly have numbered pages?

That's the only (very minor) complaint I've heard from the two people I've so far lent my copy to. Both liked the story and where you seem to be going with it. But they're both like me - we don't use bookmarks - we prefer to make a mental note of the page number that we left off on.

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Re: Sci-fi novel now available from DC member kyrathaba!
« Reply #828 on: September 07, 2013, 03:27:52 PM »
Yeah... an oversight on Book I, having never self-published before. I think I can correct by simply figuring out how to include page numbers centered at the bottom of each page in the A4 pdf I submitted to Createspace.

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Re: Sci-fi novel now available from DC member kyrathaba!
« Reply #829 on: September 09, 2013, 08:35:45 AM »
I spent some time on CreateSpace (and with OpenLibre) and successfully produced a print version of the book with page numbers centered as footer at the bottom of each page. It will take 5-7 days for this to propagate to Amazon.

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« Reply #830 on: September 09, 2013, 08:40:54 AM »
I spent some time on CreateSpace (and with OpenLibre) and successfully produced a print version of the book with page numbers centered as footer at the bottom of each page.
...I've found a couple of misplaced apostrophes, that I haven't made a note of because I assumed it was beyond further edits... they've both been "it's" where "its" should be. Should I make better notes? ;)
-- bests, Tim

...this space unintentionally left blank.

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« Reply #831 on: September 09, 2013, 08:53:37 AM »
Thanks, oblivion. Please let me know the chapter and phrase in which they occur. I'll track them down and correct the manuscript, then update the ebook on the various sales channels.

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« Reply #832 on: September 09, 2013, 08:56:14 AM »
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Please let me know the chapter and phrase in which they occur. I'll track them down and correct the manuscript, then update the ebook on the various sales channels.

And send you an updated book to work from...

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« Reply #833 on: September 09, 2013, 09:17:33 AM »
Thanks, oblivion. Please let me know the chapter and phrase in which they occur. I'll track them down and correct the manuscript, then update the ebook on the various sales channels.
I thought "easy" and then failed to find them in the document on my netbook. But I'm reading the Amazon ebook (my Kindle's more portable than the netbook!) and it occurs to me that might be an older revision...

Sorry -- I may be casting unwarranted nasturtiums ;)
-- bests, Tim

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« Reply #834 on: September 09, 2013, 10:20:27 AM »
No,you have a recent copy. When I get home I will send you the very most recent file, just to be sure...

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« Reply #835 on: September 09, 2013, 10:25:17 AM »
No,you have a recent copy. When I get home I will send you the very most recent file, just to be sure...
I really must write more clearly. :)

The copy I'm reading and found a couple of misplaced apostrophes in is the one Amazon delivered to my Kindle. The copy YOU sent me either doesn't respond well to me searching for "it's" or has already been corrected.
-- bests, Tim

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Re: Sci-fi novel now available from DC member kyrathaba!
« Reply #836 on: September 09, 2013, 07:18:21 PM »
Ah, I see. I will PM you a coupon code to download the very most recent revision from Smashwords for free, just in case I have made any corrections since you obtained a copy.

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« Reply #837 on: September 09, 2013, 07:55:29 PM »
If you want the ODT or DOC (if those would more easily be searchable), just email me at kyrathasoft at gmail dot com.

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Re: Sci-fi novel now available from DC member kyrathaba!
« Reply #838 on: September 23, 2013, 11:00:06 AM »
Fourth author interview: http://williambryanmiller.com/?p=574

Coming up on two months since publication of my book. Here's a summary of profits:


TOTAL CUMULATIVE PROFIT:
- Amazon:                      $15.40
- S-words:                       $22.53
- Scribd:                     $00.54
- pbacks [1st shipment] 3 bks      $13.91
- pbacks [2nd shipment] 15 bks      $63.41
- pbacks [3rd shipment] 6 bks      $01.48
- pbacks [4th shipment] 8 bks      $29.76
                           ______
                           $147.03




TOTAL CUMULATIVE EXPENSES:

- 3 2-packs of 6"x9" bubble envelopes:   $6.82 debt
- 2 2-pack bubble mailers:      $4.55 debt (8/22/13)
- 1 2-pack bubble mailers:      $2.27 debt (9/09/13)
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                        $13.64
__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

NET PROFIT MINUS NET EXPENSES:    $133.39

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Re: Sci-fi novel now available from DC member kyrathaba!
« Reply #839 on: September 23, 2013, 11:15:24 PM »
For the next 72 hours, Kyrathaba Rising is a free download using coupon code CK42D at checkout on Smashwords.com; I request your review of the novel on Amazon, Smashwords and Goodreads. Thanks!

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« Reply #840 on: September 24, 2013, 03:07:04 PM »
Smashwords will allow reviews only after downloading/buying from it, correct? If so I should take advantage of the coupon and add my review thereafter...

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« Reply #841 on: September 24, 2013, 04:45:04 PM »
Yep :) I think 48 hours after your download, you're eligible to post a review.

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« Reply #842 on: September 24, 2013, 05:37:49 PM »
Finding the book at smashwords was problematic:

For the next 72 hours, Kyathaba Rising is a free download using coupon code CK42D at checkout on Smashwords.com; I request your review of the novel on Amazon, Smashwords and Goodreads. Thanks!

Name is mispelled above - I note this because I copied/pasted to find book in smashwords.com**
but then I got the correct name and still no joy:

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Searching for: Kyrathaba Rising
The adult filter is active; content marked as adults-only by the author is not listed.
Full Search
Found: 0 results
No books match your query.
(You are filtering out adult content.)
http://www.smashword...ery=Kyrathaba+Rising
I presume it's not because of the adult filter?


** I found the correct name of the book, and a link, via the link at the bottom of your recommended books page (why not have a link on the right there where it would be easy to find on any page?)
Tom

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« Reply #843 on: September 24, 2013, 05:39:32 PM »
If I want to buy a copy kyrathaba, where's the best place for you financially?
Tom

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« Reply #844 on: September 24, 2013, 05:46:48 PM »
Sorry for the problems, tomos.  I corrected the misspelling in the earlier post.  Here's the direct URL: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/339398

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where's the best place for you financially?

I prefer people to buy from Amazon, as I'm trying to raise my search rank there.

Thanks.

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« Reply #845 on: September 24, 2013, 05:47:21 PM »
Your Smashwords account probably has adult-filtering enabled by default. You can turn it off.

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« Reply #846 on: September 24, 2013, 06:19:03 PM »
Sorry for the problems, tomos.

I just wanted to be sure that other's could find it, thanks!
Tom

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« Reply #847 on: September 24, 2013, 06:33:31 PM »
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I just wanted to be sure that other's could find it, thanks!

Much appreciated :)

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« Reply #848 on: September 25, 2013, 10:39:58 AM »
I've had a couple of really nice customer testimonials for my proofreading service. Wanted to share them:

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“Thanks William. I finished updating the manuscript with all your changes. You are a life saver!  I will definitely spread the word. So many of my author colleagues are struggling with their proofing. You did a great job, and thanks… William went above and beyond what I expected. Not only was he detailed and thorough, he  finished three days before the deadline.  I highly recommend his services to other indie authors. Affordable, reliable, thorough and on schedule–it’s a no-brainer.”  –  Anne-Rae Vasquez, author of Doubt, Among Us Trilogy

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“William is an excellent proofreader, and found 42 errors my editor missed in Knightfall, and over 100 in Darkest Before Dawn. Well worth a look!” — Robert Jackson-Lawrence, author.

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« Reply #849 on: September 25, 2013, 11:55:10 AM »
That's really cool. You get to see new and upcoming stuff, and get paid for it, and do a good job to boot!  :Thmbsup: