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by hesperus_lux
September 15th, 2015, 5:29 pm
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Posting question
Replies: 1
Views: 5154

Re: Posting question

I think you are allowed to post a polite ad about your services. Especially if you are making regular contributions to the forums.
by hesperus_lux
September 10th, 2015, 3:43 pm
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Do you have a new blog post?
Replies: 2688
Views: 319237

Re: Do you have a new blog post?

Are you addicted to or dependent upon the internet @ http://lvcabbie.blogspot.co I am completely dependent upon the Internet but I go out of my way to avoid addictive behaviors. The Internet can be a huge time stuck for the undisciplined. I'm barely on Facebook anymore, and never on Twitter -- but ...
by hesperus_lux
September 6th, 2015, 9:49 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: 9 Ways Writing Short Stories Can Pay Off for Writers
Replies: 1
Views: 16892

Re: 9 Ways Writing Short Stories Can Pay Off for Writers

This is very encouraging. Thanks!
by hesperus_lux
September 6th, 2015, 9:46 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Great article about "Tired Sentences"
Replies: 3
Views: 10128

Re: Great article about "Tired Sentences"

Some good straight forward advice here. Thanks!
by hesperus_lux
September 4th, 2015, 1:23 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: What are you reading now?
Replies: 520
Views: 133942

Re: What are you reading now?

I just finished "The Windup Girl" which is pretty good. It takes place in an interesting and plausible scifi reality. It won the Hugo and the Nebula! Now I am reading "Interview with a Vampire" for the first time. I am about 2/3 of the way through and I gotta say that this reads like literature. Ric...
by hesperus_lux
September 3rd, 2015, 3:05 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: Does this Blurb Make You Want to Read the Novel?
Replies: 4
Views: 2086

Re: Does this Blurb Make You Want to Read the Novel?

This second treatment is much, much better. Also, I find that reading things out loud helps when writing a blurb or any sort of advertising copy. The language in these pieces should be simple and punchy. Compare this: A janitor finds himself in a life threatening situation after agreeing to hold a b...
by hesperus_lux
September 3rd, 2015, 2:36 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: Ebooks for Libraries
Replies: 1
Views: 1150

Re: Ebooks for Libraries

Sounds promising if he gets it off the ground. I like people who, unsatisfied with the current system, create something new and competitive!
by hesperus_lux
September 3rd, 2015, 2:33 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: 3D BOOK BOXED SET COVER TEMPLATES
Replies: 0
Views: 1999

Re: 3D BOOK BOXED SET COVER TEMPLATES

I have given your site a thorough perusal and I think your templates are neat. It seems they took some ingenuity and I may purchase one just to see how it works! One thing, I am in the United States where the book cover is on the right side of the spine and not the left (the way it is in Japan). Is ...
by hesperus_lux
August 23rd, 2015, 3:33 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: What're the challenges facing in the Self-Publisher's world?
Replies: 5
Views: 3205

Re: What're the challenges facing in the Self-Publisher's world?

And there is this - we are often so engrossed in telling our story at length that we ignore how to sell it as briefly and eye-catching as possible. How many novelists could make a living working in an ad agency? Good call Longknife! Marketing knowledge is helpful for anyone who has decided to take ...
by hesperus_lux
August 23rd, 2015, 3:22 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: Self-Publish--need help!
Replies: 1
Views: 1327

Re: Self-Publish--need help!

Some may call me a son of a motherless goat, but I like publishing with Amazon's Createspace. If you can provide them with the designed interior and cover you pretty much don't have to pay Amazon anything to publish. They take a share of the profits from each sale, but they handle POS, printing, shi...
by hesperus_lux
May 16th, 2015, 10:52 am
Forum: Books
Topic: My Book of Cartoons is FREE on Kindle!
Replies: 0
Views: 4016

My Book of Cartoons is FREE on Kindle!

My book of cartoons ANTIDOTE: My Last BArdo is FREE today and tomorrow on Kindle. Check it out! http://www.amazon.com/ANTIDOTE-Last-Bardo-Rick-Holland-ebook/dp/B00UDHAOJ2 http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61Bba9ZYh6L._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-v3-big,TopRight,0,-55_SX278_SY278_PIkin4,Bottom...
by hesperus_lux
February 16th, 2014, 8:41 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: Keep Publisher or Self-Publish?
Replies: 3
Views: 2453

Re: Keep Publisher or Self-Publish?

A follow up to my last post. I just saw this on another forum, you may want to give it a look.
http://thebookmarketingnetwork.com/foru ... ange-offer
by hesperus_lux
February 16th, 2014, 8:35 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Rubik's Cube Plotting in 9 Easy Steps
Replies: 7
Views: 4568

Re: Rubik's Cube Plotting in 9 Easy Steps

This is a wonderful device and I may use it in the future. I did Nanowrimo one year and got a bunch of my friends involved. I didn't end up finishing the novel but I did get a bunch of writing done AND more importantly I learned how to have a regular, consistent writing schedule!
by hesperus_lux
February 16th, 2014, 8:30 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: Keep Publisher or Self-Publish?
Replies: 3
Views: 2453

Re: Keep Publisher or Self-Publish?

A decision like this is one you have to make yourself. If you are excited about taking a hand in your own destiny then self-publish. Self-publishing the right way takes a good deal of dedication and some resourcefulness but it isn't impossible. I would do some research on online marketing, writing s...