The Lives of Nobody Important (My Debut Novel)

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  • funkstar 29 Jul 2012 11:29:55 1,209 posts
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    Since this seems to be the done thing here, let me introduce my debut novel:


    The blurb:

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    I canít die, at least, not in the traditional sense. Every time Iím killed, I wake up with a new body, in the same place. Over and over and over again.

    How did I discover this? I was forced to kill myself by the evil bastard who I used to call my boss. He knew the struggles I was facing, and he exploited them.

    But he didn't know I would be coming back.

    This is my story. This is my revenge. This will not end well.

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    As you can see, it's a dark revenge thriller. Want an idea of the style? You can read a sample on amazon's page, or perhaps watch the trailer:



    I don't really understand the point of book trailers, but I was told to make one, so there it is.

    Kindle owners (or even non-kindle owners who have a kindle app) head here.

    For the paper-lovers (or tree-haters?) there is also a paperback version available on amazon.co.uk which can be found here. Be sure to switch to the GBP store at the bottom of the page!

    Finally, there is a giveaway of the paperback on Goodreads which is ending on the 31st.

    Feel free to abuse, criticise, or simply speak your mind in here. I'd love to hear any feedback :)

    Thanks for reading!

    Edited by funkstar at 20:20:35 01-08-2012
  • INSOMANiAC 29 Jul 2012 13:18:12 3,920 posts
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    Ive purchased it but its stuck in my basket as there is a payment problem. I'll sort it out when I get home, good luck!
  • TechnoHippy 29 Jul 2012 13:25:00 14,707 posts
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    Good luck with the release.
  • funkstar 29 Jul 2012 13:27:44 1,209 posts
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    thanks for the support guys.

    Technohippy - as you were the post that inspired me, I've just bought a copy of yours!
  • Deleted user 29 July 2012 13:33:03
    Good job dude, and good luck with it. Will buy and add to the pile when I get the chance!
  • TechnoHippy 29 Jul 2012 13:49:10 14,707 posts
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    @funkstar

    Yay I'm an inspiration :-)

    I've bought a copy in return and finally got round to buying meme's while I was at it.

    If you haven't already check out the Kindle Users Forums (http://www.kuforum.co.uk/kindleusersforum/), the official Amazon forums are a bit hostile to new authors, but these are more receptive as long as you follow the rules.
  • funkstar 29 Jul 2012 22:36:41 1,209 posts
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    well, inspired me to create this thread ;)

    Edited by funkstar at 23:13:18 29-07-2012
  • Red-Moose 29 Jul 2012 22:41:24 5,344 posts
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    Good luck, sounds interesting.

    From the title, I initially thought you were writing about the EG forum :)
  • funkstar 29 Jul 2012 23:13:36 1,209 posts
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    'fraid not, though what a lovely idea for the next one ;)
  • Deleted user 29 July 2012 23:18:24
    Good job! We're springing up EG indie authors like wildfire. Maybe we should have our own group.
  • Metalfish 29 Jul 2012 23:20:09 8,947 posts
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    Can I join? I realise this would require me to actually finish something.
  • Deleted user 29 July 2012 23:24:17
    Yeah, I figure a group for published or attempting-to-publish authors would be decent - separate from the writer's group so we can dispense advice on publishing, editing etc rather than just critique. I'll set it up.
  • Deleted user 29 July 2012 23:26:51
    There we go.
  • funkstar 29 Jul 2012 23:33:50 1,209 posts
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    @meme signed up!
  • Blerk Moderator 30 Jul 2012 08:45:41 48,224 posts
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    Best of luck with the book, funkstar! I'll nip over to Amazon and check it out over lunch, I think.
  • TechnoHippy 30 Jul 2012 09:16:19 14,707 posts
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    I've joined the group, a good idea.
  • Murbs 30 Jul 2012 09:57:37 23,006 posts
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    Is there a thread with links to all the EGers ebooks? I'd love to try them all but would forget who wrote what.
  • funkstar 30 Jul 2012 14:46:13 1,209 posts
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    @Murbal Not at the moment but meme is setting up the author group so it'd be a good idea to put em all in there!

    edit: Here it is!

    Edited by funkstar at 15:52:06 30-07-2012
  • funkstar 1 Aug 2012 20:21:10 1,209 posts
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    bump: now on amazon.co.uk in paperback format for £7.84

    Click me!
  • TechnoHippy 1 Aug 2012 20:40:03 14,707 posts
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    Nice, I'm hoping to start putting the print edition for mine together soon.
  • funkstar 1 Aug 2012 21:48:44 1,209 posts
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    @TechnoHippy its actually not to painful if you export a pdf and make sure that the paper-size/margins match what createspace tell you!
  • TechnoHippy 2 Aug 2012 08:38:58 14,707 posts
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    That's good to know. I'm having another proof read pass done, so when that's complete I'll start looking into it.
  • mal 11 Aug 2012 00:44:25 24,332 posts
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    Just bought a copy due to your interview on TH's site. Good promoing!
  • funkstar 11 Aug 2012 05:53:47 1,209 posts
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    ah thanks! and thanks TH i guess ;)
  • TechnoHippy 11 Aug 2012 11:06:49 14,707 posts
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    No problem, you'll be pleased to know your interview has shot to the 3rd most popular post on my blog :-)

    I hope we'll get you back when you publish your next book.
  • funkstar 11 Aug 2012 16:13:59 1,209 posts
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    Always happy to oblige!
    I'd be interested to hear the results of your marketing experience - will there be another post on the blog about it?
  • TechnoHippy 11 Aug 2012 16:41:00 14,707 posts
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    Oh yes. I'll be posting in a few days about how the paid advertising has gone. Sometime soon I'll give a free day a try.

    I'll also add a page to collate the various marketing posts.

    I also need to get started on the paperback, but I'm waiting for a proofread before I start on that.
  • Deleted user 11 August 2012 17:17:50
    Good stuff. How are sales going?
  • funkstar 11 Aug 2012 17:47:25 1,209 posts
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    Slow at the moment but fairly consistent... I'm moderately happy given that it's the wrong time of year for book sales and I haven't had any coverage as yet (TH's was my first posted), but I have a few interviews and book reviews due over September - October and my giveaway on goodreads had good interest. Of course it's tough to really gauge how many pageviews each of these sites generate, but I figure any extra exposure can't hurt!

    Short version - hoping things will pick up when the coverage increases. Everyone (so far) who has read the book say they really enjoyed it so fingers crossed :)
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