I'm Publishing My First Book

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  • steve1979 5 Apr 2012 19:35:47 2,005 posts
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    As some of you may know, I've been writing a book for a while now. Well, I've finally set a date for to be published - 30th April 2012.

    I've also posted a new blog update with the prologue. Feel free to go over and have a read.

    https://stevejmchugh.wordpress.com/2012/04/05/crimes-against-magic-prologue/

    The ebook is now available from:

    Amazon.co.uk:

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Crimes-Against-Hellequin-Chronicles-ebook/dp/B007YK01JY/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1341906751&sr=8-1

    And Amazon.com:

    http://www.amazon.com/Crimes-Against-Hellequin-Chronicles-ebook/dp/B007YK01JY/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1341906823&sr=8-1&keywords=crimes+against+magic

    It's available as an ebook in France, Germany, Italy and Spain, although it is in English. There are also paperback copies available from Amazon.

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  • neilka 5 Apr 2012 19:37:48 16,257 posts
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    Are there any aquariums in it, haunted or otherwise?
  • Khanivor 5 Apr 2012 19:39:00 40,947 posts
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    Will you be posting your own reviews for it on Amazon, like that chap with the A.W.E* some war book from a wee while back?

    * A Wasted Endeavour

    Edited by Khanivor at 19:39:31 05-04-2012
  • Deleted user 5 April 2012 19:39:04
    Where is it to be published, other than on your blog?
  • steve1979 5 Apr 2012 19:40:37 2,005 posts
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    It will be published on Amazon/Apples ibook store and other places where you can download an e-book (Barnes and Noble in the US). Only the first chapter and prologue will be on my blog.

    There are no aquariums in it, sorry.

    I won't be posting my own reviews... because that's a little weird.

    Edited by steve1979 at 19:40:59 05-04-2012
  • chopsen 5 Apr 2012 19:41:44 16,126 posts
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    The positivity round here is awesome. Can you feel it?

    Good luck.

    Is it any good?
  • steve1979 5 Apr 2012 19:43:00 2,005 posts
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    I've been around long enough to know what's it's like here sometimes.

    Thanks very much.

    And yes, apparently it's pretty good. But then I kinda would say that. :-)
  • Gland 5 Apr 2012 19:43:09 78,460 posts
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    Well done.

    I like the metrosexual cover. Looks kinky.

    +1 / Like / Tweet this post

  • mrpon 5 Apr 2012 19:53:04 29,193 posts
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    Congrats, how long did it take to get to this stage?

    Give yourself 5 or gig, you're worth it.

  • Deleted user 5 April 2012 19:53:33
    Good good. What price are you setting it at?
  • Mr-Brett 5 Apr 2012 19:54:09 12,828 posts
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    If it doesn't have racist dragons in it, then I'm not interested. Sorry.

    Level 37 Social Justice Warrior

  • steve1979 5 Apr 2012 19:55:45 2,005 posts
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    About 3 years. The book has changed a lot since then. The second book, which I'm currently writing, will only been about a year and a half before it's ready. Hopefully I can get into a routine to get them out in a relatively good time.
  • steve1979 5 Apr 2012 19:56:36 2,005 posts
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    No racist dragons, although maybe I can put one alongside the aquarium in the next book.
  • mrpon 5 Apr 2012 19:57:01 29,193 posts
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    Fuck me, can you not type very fast?

    Give yourself 5 or gig, you're worth it.

  • steve1979 5 Apr 2012 19:57:09 2,005 posts
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    meme wrote:
    Good good. What price are you setting it at?
    This one will be 2.60 ish.
  • Mr-Brett 5 Apr 2012 19:58:29 12,828 posts
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    Sweet! I'm now 100% more interested.

    Seriously though, good job. I'm not all that big on magic but I'll check it out when it's released.

    Level 37 Social Justice Warrior

  • Deleted user 5 April 2012 19:58:34
    Nice. Good price point, the $2.99 range is apparently the sweet spot. I'll keep an eye out for it and grab it, bump this thread when it's released.
  • steve1979 5 Apr 2012 19:59:06 2,005 posts
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    mrpon wrote:
    Fuck me, can you not type very fast?
    I have a wife and 2 young children. :-) The other reason it took so long is that for a year I was dealing with agents and publishers and the amazon award. You can't publish yourself when others are looking at it. It took me about 18 months to write.
  • steve1979 5 Apr 2012 20:00:50 2,005 posts
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    Yeah $2.99 upwards means I get 70% royalties. Usually those in the $3.99 to $5.99 sell more than those under it. For some reason.

    Thanks for the support guys.
  • mrpon 5 Apr 2012 20:02:42 29,193 posts
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    I take my hat off then, good work. I'll give it a download when it releases.

    Give yourself 5 or gig, you're worth it.

  • Khanivor 5 Apr 2012 20:04:43 40,947 posts
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    Good job. You've certainly got more determination than I do.
  • MetalDog 5 Apr 2012 20:07:43 23,738 posts
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    Best of luck!

    -- boobs do nothing for me, I want moustaches and chest hair.

  • superdelphinus 5 Apr 2012 20:15:38 8,089 posts
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    Tits?
  • Deleted user 5 April 2012 20:21:36
    Great work and great price. I'd buy everything if it was priced as reasonably.
  • FairgroundTown 5 Apr 2012 21:01:50 2,522 posts
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    I published my second last month:

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B007G9JD4M/

    (Very different genre, but... if lesbian romantic tragedies set in the 1920s are anyone's thing...!!)

    You might wanna consider just doing Kindle to start with, and holding off on the others as it allows you to be part of Kindle Select.

    Also consider doing a paperback (eg. via Lulu) because it will get you an ISBN which is useful in promoting it on sites like GoodReads and doing stuff like this:

    http://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/23649-the-ghost-of-mandy-rosental

    Edited by FairgroundTown at 21:17:19 05-04-2012
  • Metalfish 5 Apr 2012 21:09:14 8,831 posts
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    /Looks at nearly 100,000 words of unfinished novel

    Good luck!
  • MetalDog 5 Apr 2012 21:20:54 23,738 posts
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    Finish it, you silly beggar!

    -- boobs do nothing for me, I want moustaches and chest hair.

  • darkmorgado 5 Apr 2012 21:49:23 15,566 posts
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    FairgroundTown wrote:

    Very different genre, but... if lesbian romantic tragedies set in the 1920s are anyone's thing...!!
    I honestly can't think of a more appealing genre!

    Support the Mowgli Dirty Protest!

  • Mr-Brett 5 Apr 2012 21:54:02 12,828 posts
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    I second both of the above statements.

    Level 37 Social Justice Warrior

  • Lexx87 5 Apr 2012 23:23:54 20,863 posts
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    I've read this twice in some early incarnations, it's great!

    I'm Commander Shepard and I approve of this book.

    Edited by Lexx87 at 23:24:29 05-04-2012

    Speak the truth hussy!

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