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Re: Mah book!

Postby Sly Boots » Mon Apr 04, 2016 3:52 pm

gpa-gone-west wrote:Top job, well done. I know only too well how hard it is to stay focused and keep going. So many times you feel like giving up. I like the cover as well.


Cheers :)

By the way mate, have you seen this: http://mark---lawrence.blogspot.co.uk/2 ... 2.html?m=0?

Thinking of lobbing mine over there in a week or so.
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Re: Mah book!

Postby gpa-gone-west » Mon Apr 04, 2016 4:04 pm

Sly Boots wrote:
gpa-gone-west wrote:Top job, well done. I know only too well how hard it is to stay focused and keep going. So many times you feel like giving up. I like the cover as well.


Cheers :)

By the way mate, have you seen this: http://mark---lawrence.blogspot.co.uk/2 ... 2.html?m=0?

Thinking of lobbing mine over there in a week or so.


Dam that is tempting.

The writing is currently on the back burner, as I am concentrating on getting a job. I went to the recent Writers Workshop event at Regents Uni in London at the beginning of March. Got some really good feedback (on my first chapter). But:-

1) I dont like my cover. I know what I was trying to achieve with it, but as a fantasy novel, I think the cover fails.
2) I am thinking of doing some tweaks (improvements). Not a lot of changes, a little bit here and there.
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Re: Mah book!

Postby gpa-gone-west » Mon Apr 04, 2016 4:09 pm

Fuck it, the chance of such good publicity is too great a chance to pass up on. I am emailing it.

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Re: Mah book!

Postby Sly Boots » Mon Apr 04, 2016 4:10 pm

gpa-gone-west wrote:Fuck it, the chance of such good publicity is too great a chance to pass up on. I am emailing it.

[-o<


Yeah. Looks like more than a third of those who sent a manuscript last year got a review of some kind out of it, so pretty good odds really.
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Re: Mah book!

Postby Mantis » Mon Apr 04, 2016 4:32 pm

All these budding novelists on the forum is making me want to dust off my stack of notebooks with a novel series drafted out in that I did back at uni. Damn you guys.

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Re: Mah book!

Postby Sly Boots » Mon Apr 04, 2016 4:52 pm

Do it! :)
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Re: Mah book!

Postby Mantis » Mon Apr 04, 2016 9:01 pm

Not really enough time. Maybe in another fifteen years. :P

I'm not far in enough to make any real judgments so far but I like your writing style. A lot of fantasy authors tend to have such stiff writing that I just can't stomach them for long. If yours stays at this quality for the whole book I think I'll enjoy this.

The beginning of the prologue is absolutely beautifully written too.

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Re: Mah book!

Postby Sly Boots » Mon Apr 04, 2016 9:04 pm

Ah, thanks mate :)
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Re: Mah book!

Postby gpa-gone-west » Tue Apr 05, 2016 3:19 pm

Mantis wrote:Not really enough time. Maybe in another fifteen years.


Do it. Write one page a day (300 words), and in a year, you will have a book.
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Re: Mah book!

Postby Snowy » Fri Apr 08, 2016 7:54 am

Also bought. Currently in book 2 of Paul Kearney's Hawkwood and the Kings quadrilogy which I am thoroughly enjoying, but it is on the list once that is done with.
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Re: Mah book!

Postby Sly Boots » Fri Apr 08, 2016 10:06 am

Thanks mate!

I'm up to 24 sales now, nice spread between UK and US and one in Germany. Not sure about how many viewing it through Unlimited as the system doesn't record in that way, but in terms of pages that have been read in that way, I'm up to around 10k this week, or 10 times the length of my book cover to cover, which is pretty amazing. :D
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Re: Mah book!

Postby Sly Boots » Sun Apr 24, 2016 6:45 am

Welp, as of yesterday I've paid off my cover, which is nice, so I'm officially in profit! :D

How are you chaps finding it, those that are reading it anyway?
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Re: Mah book!

Postby Jez » Sun Apr 24, 2016 7:17 am

I promise I will get this Sly. I'm hip deep in things to read at the moment though and I need a break from fantasy for a bit anyways. If I buy it I know I'll start reading it out of curiousity and it won't get the reading it deserves through jaded eyes.

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Re: Mah book!

Postby Sly Boots » Sun Apr 24, 2016 7:44 am

Thanks Jezzer :)

Just thought I'd court some feedback. Pretty pleased with how it's going so far, had my best day so far last week (as many pages read in a day as in my first week, plus some sales), so seems to be gaining a bit of traction. Mainly in the US, oddly. I think there's a bigger market out there, certainly the agents that specialise in fantasy seem to be predominantly US-based.
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Re: Mah book!

Postby Sly Boots » Fri Apr 29, 2016 9:54 am

Feels a bit weird pimping myself, but I'm chuffed to bits so sod it!

Just hit my highest ranking so far on the US Kindle store - out of all the books on there (hundreds of thousands as far as I know), I am currently ranked #3293, and have just broken into the top 100 in three of my categories, epic fantasy (#84), swords and sorcery (#93) and metaphysical and visionary (#30).

http://www.amazon.com/Dawn-Dreamsmith-R ... entries*=0

Sales and page views in the US have been gradually ramping up over the past week and am on course for a pretty successful first month. :D
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