First Major Print issue

Having had used up the first ten printed copies and still having orders, I ordered up 20 copies.

This is what turned up in the post.

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One the left is how the cover should look but 13 out of the 20 came out pink!

Dunno what will happen with the pink copies, I will have to wait of Creatspace to decide.

Published in: on February 3, 2016 at 6:20 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Facebook argument between characters.

I was reading an article about getting characters from books into social media (fictional-characters-on-social-media) and thought I would join in and have some fun after a reader said that my writer profile was a bit boring

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How will this end?

I hope any off my FB friends will join in with the fun or consider starting their own character profiles

Published in: on January 26, 2016 at 6:43 am  Leave a Comment  
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Live on itunes

iBook

 

And it’s now up on iTunes to preorder.
A very big sorry to those Apple users who I had accidentally forgotten about (Yes I know I should have remembered as I am also an apple user.)

Published in: on December 30, 2015 at 12:55 pm  Leave a Comment  

Enemy Territory.

I jest, but I have finally managed to get the iBooks version of “The End” compiled an uploaded.

So whats the problem?

I fear that the conversion has not gone down properly. I used the same source that was compiled in scrivner for the Kindle version, but I am nervous that the conversion to epub went wrong.

Again, what the problem?

I can’t see what the book looks like until it’s live because there is no preview. I have to trust that the finale version will look like the epub when it goes live!

Now that’s out the way time for a bigger update.

The following contains a big spoilers for those who only read the paperback and iBooks Version

T.D.o.J.P:Book #1.0 : Æther Shadow has finished the 7th draft and is now in the process for editing and Book #2.0: Kitsune still need the first draft rewritten (A 1/3rd has to be cut and moved to a different book leaving it far to short.)
Dragons Rising: Exiles is about halfway through the first draft and has a change of series name,
Sirens: Shelly Lee has begun the note taking stage.

Sirens is set in the same worlds as The Diaries of James Purcell, but is a side series that fills gaps between the main series from the perspectives of the other characters.

That’s all for now, see you in port next time Airship Captains.

 

Paragon OS seller on Amazon

Dear Amazon seller Paragon OS.

This is your first Cease and Desist order, Remove my book from your store front or immediate legal action will begin.

I am calling out to all my readers and supports please email Amazon and get this seller taken down.
This is the link I want removed

http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-End-Mythobiology-Volume-Diaries/dp/1503002071/ref=aag_m_pw_dp?ie=UTF8&m=A2UPJU7HJNUPBC

Please Help me.

Published in: on December 24, 2015 at 6:08 pm  Leave a Comment  

Book 1.0 Æther Shadow rev 7

I have just finished the seventh revision of book 1 Æther Shadow and bar the spelling and grammar check and edit this revision will be sent out to the reviewers and bug checks.

So glad that it’s nearly finished as in all honesty, I’m sick of the site of it.
Not because its bad its because I hate to read the same book twice.

I’m eager to move on to the next book, but at this stage there is two that are demanding to be written at the same time.

Long road to the Paperback.

First ten hard copys of my book.

First ten hard copies of my book.

It has been a long road of nearly three years from when I started writing to seeing my first book in print filled with pain anger and stress and helps from lots of friends and readers.

I started making my notes o pocket note books based on a random idea that popped into my head. Once the first draft was scribbled, I moved to copying it into the pc. The default program on OSX is pages however, at the time, pages was buggy and broken. The only reason I kept going was because it worked on both the ipad and the macbookpro.

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However once I had the first draft written up and submitted to test readers I discovered a problem,

“What happen before this?” they asked.

“I had a rough idea but it was basically just “fluff” or background notes along with a short story. I sat down read through everything a thought the originally story may be interesting so a spoke to the test readers, pitched an idea and they loved it.
Out came pages and the first draft was finished and spread out. All feedback was positive so on it went to editing and then formatting and this was where the first snag was hit. As I mentioned earlier, pages was broken at this time and the outputted formats were all faulty, I had at this time just finished NaNoWriMo and had purchased a copy of Scrivnr on discount. I imported it into and tried again (the result in on Amazon) how ever that still has faults. I have made a third version using html which has an active table of contents or ncx. but hasn’t been uploaded due to editing problems with the second half of the story.

I took the completed manuscript which contained only the core first story, edited that again and turned it into the manuscript for the first book. After a few issues with book formatting and graphics formatting (a bug still not solved) The finial paperback was produced and published through Amazons Createspace publishing house.

I’m still not happy with the output from there, but will wait until the next one is finished and try another house that offers the smaller “pocket book” size that I really wanted.

What you see in the first photo is the first ten books that will be signed and sent off to the first lucky ten people as thank you’s.

So after all this work how do I feel?
To say I have a smile on my face is an understatement. I left school with less then Stella grades and didn’t think I would do anything in life. I now have both a E and Tree book publish and have people who have read and enjoyed it (and are asking for the next). I apologies to all that it missed its deadline, but its on its way (when I stop procrastinating) once I finish the fifth rewrite.

Until next time,
See you in port next time Airship Captains.

Published in: on November 7, 2015 at 2:42 pm  Leave a Comment  
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The Paperback has been sent for final Proof

Sorry to everyone for the delay.

The Trade Paperback has been submitted for finale proof and I hope that everything has been fixed.

Hopefully this will be available by Halloween.

This is a big step so I hope it works.

Published in: on October 18, 2015 at 6:08 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Warwolf Part 8 – Warwolf

Now we step forward a few years.

Warwolf

“Übergabe” the Hun soldier shouted at me an instant before I ripped open his chest with a massive fur covered claw. I was surrounded by dead Hun soldiers, each one the victim of this wild beast. I turned away from the carnage and made it two steps before I was overcome with tiredness and collapsed into the mud and blood above the English Army trench

I was woken by soldiers shouting “The war is over”

“What happened, did we win?” I asked looking down at my green blood stained uniform.

“The War wolves came and slaughtered every last Hun Soldier.

Published in: on October 15, 2015 at 9:04 pm  Leave a Comment  

Warwolf Part 7 – Ravages

For the moment this is the last of the “Before” chapters before we jump forward.

Ravages

The warm copper smell cut through my senses and I felt Hungry. All this time I had fought off the hunger believe it to be part of my old life, but now it stored inside me and I wanted more. My tail swished back and forth as I looked along the trenches, there were the Hun lines and I now stalked them eager for the kill. A Hun appeared from a doorway and I pulled back my lips drooling. I could smell his blood and it stirred more inside me. The soldier wasn’t aware of me even when I killed it.

Published in: on October 13, 2015 at 5:38 pm  Leave a Comment  
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