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  • Lexx87 2 May 2012 11:57:31 20,863 posts
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    No-one is saying actual book books are awful, but the convinience of the Kindle trumps everything in my opinion. On price, portability, ease of reading.

    I can't stand up on the tube and read a book with one hand, I can with the Kindle.

    Speak the truth hussy!

  • Deleted user 2 May 2012 12:05:16
    Can you read a kindle in the bath? Doesn't sound too safe.

    /slippers and pipe
  • Lexx87 2 May 2012 12:12:54 20,863 posts
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    Well seeing as I end up getting books soaking wet and the pages all crinkly, and how light the Kindle is and easy it is to hold with just one hand, i'd say it's probably safer to use it in the bath than a book ;)

    Speak the truth hussy!

  • RedSparrows 2 May 2012 12:26:04 24,235 posts
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    I am with you IL. My gf has a kindle and prefers books.
  • Deleted user 2 May 2012 12:52:39
    Ironlungs76 wrote:
    Can you read a kindle in the bath? Doesn't sound too safe.

    /slippers and pipe
    Ziploc bag
  • Deleted user 2 May 2012 13:15:42
    Kindle is the only device to have converted me to digital over physical. I used to love collecting books, have hundreds but the convenience and superior experience of the kindle just trumps them. I now want all books via kindle, even if I see them dirt cheap in a charity shop. Unless it is a standard toilet book, they need to be physical!
  • mrpon 2 May 2012 13:18:17 29,564 posts
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    Ironlungs76 wrote:
    Can you read a kindle in the bath? Doesn't sound too safe.

    /slippers and pipe
    Just flick Stephen Hawking narration mode on.

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

  • steve1979 2 May 2012 13:21:48 2,007 posts
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    I tend to read a mixture of both kindle and 'normal books', in fact the only reason I didn't offer a paperback from the off was because of the cost.

    But, as quite a few people have asked for one, I figured I might as well provide.
  • MetalDog 2 May 2012 13:33:23 23,920 posts
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    The kindle's great for reading documents that would otherwise have to be hauled around in a big pile of printouts, or need a laptop to read.

    Reading for pleasure though, I'm physical books all the way. I love the smell, the tactile experience, the length of the line (too short on Kindle unless you have the eyesight to cope with tiny fonts), the dog-ears and the spine-breaking, the bookshelves, the covers and frankly, I trust books more. I have books in my room that I've had for thirty odd years and I have books that are over a hundred years old - I just don't trust digital media to stick around so reliably.

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

  • Deleted user 2 May 2012 13:46:12
    mrpon wrote:
    Ironlungs76 wrote:
    Can you read a kindle in the bath? Doesn't sound too safe.

    /slippers and pipe
    Just flick Stephen Hawking narration mode on.
    Oh god, audiobooks are bad enough, the spoken mode on Kindle's terrible! :-D
  • steve1979 3 May 2012 19:10:23 2,007 posts
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    In case some of you haven't had enough of my by now, I thought I'd share my first week as a published author.

    https://stevejmchugh.wordpress.com/2012/05/03/one-hell-of-a-week/
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    Congratulations
  • steve1979 4 May 2012 08:05:04 2,007 posts
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    Thanks very much.
  • Lexx87 4 May 2012 08:17:00 20,863 posts
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    You've worked hard to get here mate, take it all while you can!

    Speak the truth hussy!

  • RunningMan 4 May 2012 08:31:31 2,451 posts
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    Just bought on the back of Lexx87s review on Amazon :).
  • steve1979 4 May 2012 09:14:58 2,007 posts
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    Excellent, I hope you enjoy it.

    It has been a lot of hard work, but this week has been insane amounts of work. I actually want to be able to get back to writing soon, because I have no time at the moment.
  • Lexx87 4 May 2012 09:45:41 20,863 posts
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    You can't see in that review at all the scars on my back where steve held me down, whipped me and gouged the review on my chest with a blunt knife shouting TYPE IT BITCH!

    Speak the truth hussy!

  • steve1979 4 May 2012 09:53:50 2,007 posts
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    Hey, that was your idea!!! You said it motivated you.
  • Deleted user 4 May 2012 10:34:10
    steve1979 wrote:
    In case some of you haven't had enough of my by now, I thought I'd share my first week as a published author.

    https://stevejmchugh.wordpress.com/2012/05/03/one-hell-of-a-week/
    Sounds exhausting!

    Congrats again Steve, hope you get continued success.
  • steve1979 4 May 2012 11:39:19 2,007 posts
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    Thanks, mate.

    It has been exhausting, but the surprising thing is that so many people have asked for a paperback and are still interested when I tell them that it's gonna be about 13 a book.
  • steve1979 10 May 2012 20:09:12 2,007 posts
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    As requested by a few, here's some info on a paperback version of the book.

    https://stevejmchugh.wordpress.com/2012/05/10/am-published-would-like-to-write/
  • FairgroundTown 10 May 2012 21:26:07 2,522 posts
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    13 sounds really expensive for the paperback? Mine has come out at 8:50 although I've cut my margin to the bone for that.

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Ghost-Of-Mandy-Rosental/dp/110561106X/
  • steve1979 11 May 2012 06:36:33 2,007 posts
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    I've got it down to 11 by changing the formatting slightly. But it's still 400+ pages, and I've put it to the lowest I can put it. Hopefully I can think of something before it comes out.
  • Lexx87 11 May 2012 08:33:47 20,863 posts
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    If I buy the paper copy for posterity when you become world famous, you have to sign it :p

    Speak the truth hussy!

  • steve1979 11 May 2012 09:28:13 2,007 posts
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    I'll happily sign it, no problem. You might be waiting for a while before the whole 'famous' things kicks off though. :-)
  • Fat_Pigeon 11 May 2012 11:47:18 9,850 posts
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    Just picked it up. It may be some time before I get round to reading, but sounds interesting, congrats
  • steve1979 11 May 2012 11:53:23 2,007 posts
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    Thanks very much, I hope you enjoy it when you finally get round to it.
    :-)
  • FairgroundTown 11 May 2012 12:38:40 2,522 posts
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    steve1979 wrote:
    I've got it down to 11 by changing the formatting slightly. But it's still 400+ pages, and I've put it to the lowest I can put it. Hopefully I can think of something before it comes out.
    Mine is only 300 pages, so I guess that's the why. (I assume you used the 'US Trade' page size, which is the cheapest?)
  • steve1979 18 May 2012 10:39:46 2,007 posts
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    I did, yeah. Although as of yesterday Createspace have said they'll ship to Eu/UK with no extra cost, so I'm going to have a look and see how it works out there.

    For those who have read the book, I wrote a flashfriday prequel for a friend of mine a few weeks back, and posted it on my blog yesterday.
    http://stevejmchugh.wordpress.com/2012/05/17/small-time-vengeance/
  • steve1979 7 Jun 2012 20:16:43 2,007 posts
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    I figure some people here might be interested in this. I've posted a blog about being a Beta reader.
    http://stevejmchugh.wordpress.com/2012/06/07/a-good-beta/
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