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The Book Bazaar / Re: DEAL OR NO DEAL? - A Midnight Eye Novella
« on: Yesterday at 08:36:05 AM »
Wide and PERMAFREE and passed 3000 downloads. Which is nice.


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ELDREN becomes the latest addition to the Meikle audiobook wall -- Scottish vampires, narrated by a Scotsman from the same neck of the woods as me, the ever wonderful Chris Barnes

https://www.williammeikle.com/audiobooks.html

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Got a lovely new review in Cemetery Dance magazine... which is nice.

Songs of Dreaming Gods is decidedly different from the haunted house canon. What it is isn't important. What is important is the telling of the story and layering of both the house and characters. Once the characters dig deeper in the house, and themselves, the reality they knew cannot be retrieved. All they can hope for is to escape with whatever the house allows them.A fast read, a good read, Meikle's latest is a welcome addition. Recommended reading. - Cemetery Dance 

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The Book Bazaar / THE BOATHOUSE - A Sigils and Totems novel
« on: June 19, 2018, 10:53:19 AM »
A novel in the Sigils and Totems mythos, in ebook and paperback from Crossroad Press.

In this one you'll find a hurricane, a scrimshaw chess set, a derelict boatyard, beer, cigarettes, a Newfoundland fishing town, more beer, sigils, totems, a ouija board and an old whaler, going to rot...among other things.

It's a simple enough concept.

There are houses like this all over the world. Most people only know of them from whispered stories over campfires; tall tales told to scare the unwary. But some, those who suffer, some know better. They are drawn to the places where what ails them can be eased.

If you have the will, the fortitude, you can peer into another life, where the dead are not gone, where you can see that they thrive and go on, in the dreams that stuff is made of.

We went through a hurricane here a few years ago, and this story was sparked off by some of the mayhem the force of nature left behind. So there's that, a lifelong love for interesting chess sets, and a look at another facet of my ongoing Sigils and Totems mythos

But it's mainly about getting older, and friendships lost, and found again in dire circumstances.

As ever, if you buy it and read it, a wee review anywhere of your choosing is always appreciated, on this, or any of my books. 


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The Book Bazaar / Re: OPERATION: SIBERIA - a creature feature
« on: June 13, 2018, 06:11:31 AM »
Thanks, Betsy & Ann

Next up for S-Squad is going to be OPERATION: AMAZON, my summer writing job. Indiana Jones style hi-jinks, big lumber operations, jungle temples, snake gods and river magic to contend with.

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The Book Bazaar / OPERATION: SIBERIA - a creature feature
« on: June 12, 2018, 04:18:10 PM »
OPERATION: SIBERIA follows the survivors of the Scottish Special Forces squad from INFESTATION and OPERATION: ANTARCTICA, to the opposite side of the world this time, and an investigation of a very peculiar zoo in the Northern Russian Tundra

In this one you'll find more sweary Scotsmen, lots of bullets, big hairy beasties, Mammoths, Dire Wolves, Thunderbirds, more bullets, and more swearing.

I'm still having great fun with this group of my countrymen.

They'll be back.

What's left of them.



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Writers' Cafe / Re: Authl.it URLs no longer seem to work .... ?
« on: May 24, 2018, 03:16:43 PM »

Still not working for ME, Mr Meikle ...

Are you related to the 'Meikles' of Salisbury Hotel fame ????

Not that I know of, but it was a fairly common name in some parts of Scotland at one time, and got spread around the world.

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Writers' Cafe / Re: Authl.it URLs no longer seem to work .... ?
« on: May 24, 2018, 01:35:20 PM »
Bugger!

They were working fine yesterday, I tested mine before sending out a newsletter.

Now, today, they're not working, after I've sent it out to 4500 people.

Tried again, and it worked this time, so it looks like there's an intermittent glitch somewhere along the line

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Writers' Cafe / Re: Authl.it URLs no longer seem to work .... ?
« on: May 24, 2018, 01:33:14 PM »
Bugger!

They were working fine yesterday, I tested mine before sending out a newsletter.

Now, today, they're not working, after I've sent it out to 4500 people.

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The Book Bazaar / Re: THE MIDNIGHT EYE FILES
« on: May 22, 2018, 10:19:17 AM »
THE MIDNIGHT EYE FILES Omnibus edition is 99c and equivalent on all sites ( in preparation for an International Bookbub running on Friday)

3 novels and 3 short stories for 99c? Who can argue with that?




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The Book Bazaar / Re: THE GHOST CLUB
« on: May 15, 2018, 05:25:35 AM »
Currently on a 99c promo, and at #22 in Horror > Ghosts.

That top 20 spot would be nice...


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I've got the 'story' filled in, a shop set up, and a pinned post with a newsletter sign up link at the top, I post regularly about books and share other people's book news as well as my own but to be honest, the traffic is pretty poor. FB throttle your reach, so although I have 1600 people liking it, only a couple of hundred see any one post, and sometimes a lot less than that. And be prepared for FB to worry at you constantly trying to get you to boost posts. It gets tiresome.

I"m here for anyone interested --> https://www.facebook.com/williammeikle/

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Writers' Cafe / Re: Sherlock Holmes advice
« on: April 30, 2018, 05:55:22 PM »
He was a Scotsman. We're the chosen people.

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There's a HORROR Mailing List Builder giveaway event starting TOMORROW (May 1st) that's looking for sponsors

"I wanted to make sure you knew. The turnout was light, but I stubbornly plowed ahead and will work like a crazy person to get everyone a great, targeted list. But I'd LOVE some more authors involved so..."

THIS EVENT IS NOW HALF PRICE AT $22.50. - Use coupon code "horror" here -->  https://AuthorsXP.com/mlb-form

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Not Quite Kindle / Re: Curious About KBoard History
« on: April 22, 2018, 08:28:22 AM »
I passed eight years here on Friday. It coexisted with the Amazon boards back then, and this place was the voice of reason :-)

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Writers' Cafe / Re: Third person-she dressed as he- help!
« on: April 19, 2018, 05:12:08 PM »
Stick with whoever's head you're in at the time, and how they see Harry / Loreta. If they see a man, use he.

If you're in Harry / Loreta's head, use whatever one you think he / she would use.

As long as you're consistent, the reader should go with it. 

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Writers' Cafe / Re: blocked by facebook again
« on: April 17, 2018, 01:15:35 PM »
I think the issue is copying and pasting the exact same text too quickly. If you vary the wording slightly, add a smiley, etc, you can probably get away with moving fast.

That said, I think you'll find that those promo sites bring in 0 readers. I'm pretty sure the only active users are drive-by authors posting about their books. I used to post to several way back in the day before realizing it was a waste of time.

A couple of people I know set up link checkers and posted to those groups to see what happened and, you're right, there's almost no click through at all from any of them.

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