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Re: Sci-fi novel now available from DC member kyrathaba!
« Reply #875 on: November 25, 2013, 07:34:09 PM »
I guess I've been given my DCM then.


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Re: Sci-fi novel now available from DC member kyrathaba!
« Reply #876 on: November 25, 2013, 08:33:53 PM »
DCM? Not at all. I'll provide the current ebook and take typo-finds from anyone willing to spot them.

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Re: Sci-fi novel now available from DC member kyrathaba!
« Reply #877 on: November 25, 2013, 09:21:18 PM »
Speaking of my own proofreading efforts, I've made $546 in ten weeks proofreading others' works. It's so easy to spot their errors. If only my own would leap out at me :) Check out the testimonials of satisfied customers.

That's pretty impressive!

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Re: Sci-fi novel now available from DC member kyrathaba!
« Reply #878 on: November 25, 2013, 10:30:36 PM »
If you happen to remember any of the typos, or have jotted them down, lemme know. I'll correct and upload the corrected ebook.

I've highlighted them and bookmarked them in my eReader app (Google Play Books). But I'm not really sure how to give you an accurate reference to them since there aren't definite page numbers that I'm aware of.


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Re: Sci-fi novel now available from DC member kyrathaba!
« Reply #879 on: November 26, 2013, 03:00:55 AM »
There's still suggested edits sitting in the last Google Doc we were using that never made it into either the print or electronic versions, AFAIK.

Maybe K can give you access and you can mix'n'match.
« Last Edit: November 26, 2013, 03:10:12 AM by 4wd »

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Re: Sci-fi novel now available from DC member kyrathaba!
« Reply #880 on: November 26, 2013, 07:52:37 AM »
Yep, that'd be great, Deozaan. I just had a really hard time with the Google Docs way of doing things. If you'll send me your email address to kyrathasoft at gmail dot com, I'd happily give you access.

In fairness to Perry and 4wd, I got antsy toward the end and launched the Titanic before she was completely ready for her native voyage (not an uncommon mistake among new authors, I'm learning). I have removed several problems since then that have been pointed out by various readers, but there are more remaining, as you noted.

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« Reply #881 on: November 29, 2013, 03:16:57 AM »
Yep, that'd be great, Deozaan. I just had a really hard time with the Google Docs way of doing things. If you'll send me your email address to kyrathasoft at gmail dot com, I'd happily give you access.

I'll send you a PM with my details.

In fairness to Perry and 4wd, I got antsy toward the end and launched the Titanic before she was completely ready for her native voyage (not an uncommon mistake among new authors, I'm learning). I have removed several problems since then that have been pointed out by various readers, but there are more remaining, as you noted.

I downloaded my copy pretty early on after it went on sale, so the version I read might already have been corrected. But I guess we'll see when I get access and can compare.


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Re: Sci-fi novel now available from DC member kyrathaba!
« Reply #882 on: January 15, 2014, 08:44:43 PM »
Check this out. A guy has paid me $2,800 for a very brief proofreading job.

proofreading_check0001.jpg
« Last Edit: January 15, 2014, 08:52:39 PM by kyrathaba »

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Re: Sci-fi novel now available from DC member kyrathaba!
« Reply #883 on: January 15, 2014, 08:45:03 PM »
I edited out some info for privacy reasons.

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« Reply #884 on: January 15, 2014, 09:25:57 PM »
Next thing we'll know is that you'll be giving up your day job  ;D

Well done!  :Thmbsup:

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Re: Sci-fi novel now available from DC member kyrathaba!
« Reply #885 on: January 15, 2014, 09:33:46 PM »
Congratulations! I have no doubt you are worth every penny.  :up:

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Re: Sci-fi novel now available from DC member kyrathaba!
« Reply #886 on: January 15, 2014, 09:37:45 PM »
It's an 8-page technical pamplet. I can do the job in 90 minutes.

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Re: Sci-fi novel now available from DC member kyrathaba!
« Reply #887 on: January 15, 2014, 09:38:27 PM »
Pardon me: "pamphlet".

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Re: Sci-fi novel now available from DC member kyrathaba!
« Reply #888 on: January 15, 2014, 10:00:29 PM »
"Righteous bucks!"  ;) 8)  :Thmbsup:

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Re: Sci-fi novel now available from DC member kyrathaba!
« Reply #889 on: January 15, 2014, 10:51:20 PM »
Pardon me: "pamphlet".

Now *that's* classic!  :Thmbsup:

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Re: Sci-fi novel now available from DC member kyrathaba!
« Reply #890 on: January 16, 2014, 07:03:59 AM »
Well, for that kind of money I'm expected to be an astute proofreader  :D

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« Reply #891 on: January 16, 2014, 07:14:37 AM »
Technical stuff can be a pita (I helped a friend translate something similar once -- never again -- well... maaybe if there were a 2.8K cheque involved :p).
If you reckon you'll get it done in 90 mins you're on the pigs back. Or something like that :-)
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Re: Sci-fi novel now available from DC member kyrathaba!
« Reply #892 on: January 16, 2014, 01:11:41 PM »
Well, for that kind of money I'm expected to be an astute proofreader  :D

And you're only golden till that first mistake which makes it past your keen and learned scrutiny...

Been there so I know. I used to sweat bullets over documentation I'd be hired to review. IMVHO it was far easier to write tech docs than it was to proof them.

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« Reply #893 on: January 23, 2014, 05:31:02 PM »
Kyrathaba Rising wins the Readers' Favorite award:

http://williambryanmiller.com/?p=4296

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« Reply #894 on: February 25, 2014, 06:21:44 PM »
Get Kyrathaba Rising in .mobi format for 84 cents until March 1st. Also, this informs writers and aspiring writers of yet another sales avenue for their work. Sellfy is no in beta:

https://sellfy.com/p/6Gqy/

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« Reply #895 on: March 02, 2014, 07:11:49 PM »
Now that I have a tablet I finally got off my butt and read your book yesterday. As promised I posted a review on Amazon and GoodReads but it looks like Smashwords doesn't want my opinion unless I buy it through them.

I have some constructive criticism I'd love to share. If you're interested let me know and I'll email it to you. Or I can post it here if you prefer. Not sure it would be of much interest to anyone else though.

I think the thing that impressed me more than anything else was the plotting. The deeper you got into it, the more your really seemed to stop thinking and let the story come out on its own.
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« Reply #896 on: March 03, 2014, 02:54:29 AM »
My USB died - my free copy gone. And I haven't even read it yet ...  :(

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« Reply #897 on: March 03, 2014, 07:44:04 AM »
Panzer, PM me your email address and I'll send you another copy.

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« Reply #898 on: March 03, 2014, 08:31:06 AM »
Panzer, PM me your email address and I'll send you another copy.

It's seeing things like this that make me appreciate indy authors and publishers more and more.

Bravo K-man! :Thmbsup:

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« Reply #899 on: March 04, 2014, 03:12:55 AM »
Panzer, PM me your email address and I'll send you another copy.

Thanx. I have done that.

Will give you my story so your good deed is repaid.