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Writers' Cafe / Re: Free First in Series on Kobo
« on: May 15, 2014, 02:52:55 AM »
Thanks so much for the opportunity!
Here's the first in my fantasy series, The Poniworld Chronicles.

Writers' Cafe / Re: Logo/Icon/Font that distinguishes you?
« on: June 21, 2012, 11:40:38 AM »
I have a symbol I created called the corruptagram. You can see it on my covers. It was inspired by the heartagram of Ville Valo. I thought, "If he can have a cool symbol why can't I?" So I thought a little and came up with it quite quickly. A moment of inspiration. I don't know if it has helped me much or not. People seem to like it. I find it kind of funny. I want it to someday surpass the pentagram in popularity and be banned in schools across the nation.

Writers' Cafe / Re: From Kindle to Paper...when is a good time?
« on: June 19, 2012, 11:59:18 PM »
I put the paper version out through Createspace as quickly as I can get around to it. But I put the ebook out first, so that I can register the copyright online electronically. I'm in the U.S. and if you put out an ebook you can file electronically, but if you have a paper version you're required to mail in two physical copies last I checked, which is a hassle.  Once I register the copyright, I make the paper version. The paper versions of my books always have a significantly higher page count than whatever system Amazon uses on its kindle books, so when they update the kindle book with the higher page count, my kindle books will appear longer for the readers, which is a plus.

Yes, can't believe everything on the internet. I tried pecking around on the site in the FAQ section and could not find an answer, but I didn't look long. In any case, I have some ebooks of my own I want to release soon before Christmas, and I will probably put the 2012 year in the copyright notice just based on my limited knowledge. I'm no lawyer or copyright expert, I admit.

SBJones, you weren't referring to me, but I'll answer. I will soon release ebooks, before Dec 25 or soon after. If I release an ebook December 30, is it unethical to put "copyright 2012"... I put my copyright notice right in front of my ebooks, so they can be seen in the sample. Come June 2012, someone might look at that page and think ~"copyright 2011"? That book's old!~ Some people only want new books. *shrug*~ So I think it does matter. Now, how much it matters? I dunno for sure.

Okay, I did some googling, and came across a thread discussing the issue
It's titled "What's the deal with post-dated copyrights?"

Some of the posters there state that under current copyright law, a "mistake in the copyright notice" would not make the copyright invalid.

At another online thread
someone wrote,

"A more recent copyright date makes the merchandise look fresher to the
buyer (the wholesale buyer, thinking about what it will look like to the
retail buyer). It is standard practice (acknowledged and accepted by the
Library of Congress copyright office) for books released to the street
in the last quarter of the year to have a printed copyright date of the
following year. Registrations cannot be postdated, however, so
publishers register the books in January."

According to The Complete Guide to Self-Publishing by Marilyn Ross & Sue Collier, it is standard practice that, "When a book will roll off the press anytime after September 1, it is automatically assigned the next year's copyright date." Later on the book says they checked with the copyright office and found it was an acceptable practice.

It stuck with me when I read that, because I'd never known that before.

The Book Bazaar / MachoPoni: A Prance with Death now free!
« on: August 22, 2011, 05:29:22 PM »

In this "children's book for adults," MachoPoni has no choice but to enter the Dark Kingdom, where the undead ponies roam. He must rescue Dust, the poni he loves from the dark princess's castle, using wit, creativity and his magic bouncy blue ball to survive. A twisted parody of My Little Pony, The Care Bears, and other 80's staples. Warning: contains gore and mild sexual content.

The Book Bazaar / SinEaster 99 cent sale!
« on: April 02, 2011, 02:19:58 PM »

Ello. In honor of the upcoming Easter holiday I'm lowering the kindle price of SinEaster to 99 cents! Not sure how long I'll keep it at that price. We'll just have to see how it goes.

Here's the link

Here's the blurb.

Like a naughty Easter version of The Nightmare Before Christmas mixed with Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. . .

Don't let her habit of constantly wearing bunny ears fool you. Charlee hates Easter. And she has good reason to. So, on the day before her 18th birthday, she wasn't expecting to meet the Easter Bunny, a person-sized gummi egg, and a large toad. But that's what happens when she and two other teenagers are transported to Easter Land. Charlee ponders the teenage girl made out of gummi with huge boobs, and the teenage boy in a wheelchair with an overdeveloped upper body.

A black-clad princess informs them that they must compete to decide which of the three creatures will be the future egg deliverer. But a mysterious man tied to a dark holiday known as SinEaster is also aware of the teens' arrival.

Some say that in the days of prophesy, SinEaster will destroy Easter. Will Easter go on as usual, or will it be cancelled this year?

By the author of MachoPoni and Faerie Brace-Face.

The Book Bazaar / The Doll Queen ~ a faerie tale
« on: January 06, 2011, 08:07:07 AM »

In this strange faerie tale, Princess Leila is intrigued by the arrival of the mysterious Prince Gabriel, who comes from a kingdom where the queen sits upon the throne with a headless teddy bear. An assassination attempt by a headless knight sends them on a journey to save the prince's kingdom. The journey is complicated by a mischievous demon, and by Blondy, a rival for the prince's affections. Leila finds herself falling deeper for the prince, but soon discovers that the prince has strange secrets...

By the author of SinEaster, MachoPoni, and Faerie Brace-Face.

The Book Bazaar / Re: Faerie Brace-Face: A Novel
« on: November 30, 2010, 02:59:03 PM »
I have temporarily lowered the kindle price to "a dollar for December." Happy holidays!

The Book Bazaar / Faerie Brace-Face: A Novel
« on: October 23, 2010, 04:34:10 AM »
In a world where fairies don't have vaginas, one fairy must venture out after the Tooth Fairy forces her to wear braces. She wants to have the dumb things removed, but along the way, she has to deal with faebots, a pig who doesn't wear pants, a magical cookie and killer dolls. Can she finally rid herself of her braces? And can she discover why fairies have no genitalia? This ain't Tinker Bell.

Lotus Rose is also the author of MachoPoni and SinEaster. He writes about young characters in strange situations. At times dark, silly, or bawdy, his writing owes much to such influences as Alice in Wonderland and Roald Dahl, and explores themes like disillusionment, and the corruption of innocence. If his books were movies, they'd likely be directed by Tim Burton. He often writes in a style that is a more edgy, “grown-up” version of children’s literature interspersed with his poetry and songs.

Thanks to all who take a look!

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