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Re: Elves just want to have fun!
« Reply #100 on: March 24, 2010, 02:28:36 pm »
Unfortunately, the way I understand it is that in order to get the newest version you have to contact Amazon and return the old version then repurchase the new version - has something to do with the book codes they assign; they treat a new version like a new book...


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    Re: Elves just want to have fun!
    « Reply #101 on: March 24, 2010, 02:52:58 pm »
    Unfortunately, the way I understand it is that in order to get the newest version you have to contact Amazon and return the old version then repurchase the new version - has something to do with the book codes they assign; they treat a new version like a new book...



    Oh. Dang it. :(

    The exact same version is available at Smashwords, where I'm allowed to issue a coupon code for free copies. Anyone interested, please let me know!

    And now, relating to Elves and fun, a video someone e-mailed me today: 'They're taking the Hobbits to Isengard.' Warning, it doesn't want to leave your head. :D
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uE-1RPDqJAY

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    Re: Elves just want to have fun!
    « Reply #102 on: March 24, 2010, 03:10:19 pm »
    I would like one please...  went and bought it right before I saw that you had updated again...  you can pm me the code if you don't want to share it globally

    Thanks, looking forward to reading your book!

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    Re: Elves just want to have fun!
    « Reply #103 on: March 24, 2010, 04:29:57 pm »
    Edited to note that I uploaded a new version (minor tweaks) last night and it hasn't been posted yet, but should go live in a day or so.

    Can you post here when it goes live?  I've been waiting to clear some of my TBR pile, but I'll take advantage of the March sale.

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    Re: Elves just want to have fun!
    « Reply #104 on: March 24, 2010, 04:49:46 pm »
    Can you post here when it goes live?  I've been waiting to clear some of my TBR pile, but I'll take advantage of the March sale.

    I'll be glad to, mom2karen. Thank you very much for your interest!

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    Re: Elves just want to have fun!
    « Reply #105 on: March 24, 2010, 06:04:25 pm »
    Thank you, Carolyn! I got the coupon and I'm moving your book to the top of my TBR list.  Looking forward to reading it!

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    Re: Elves just want to have fun!
    « Reply #106 on: March 24, 2010, 06:06:21 pm »
    Well, I finished the first chapter of book 5 this afternoon.
    Going out to feed the horses now...will be at school tomorrow. They're talking SNOW tomorrow night. Ugh.
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    Re: Elves just want to have fun!
    « Reply #107 on: March 24, 2010, 06:18:18 pm »
    Carolyn, is it worth the effort for me to bother you for a coupon for smashwords?  How different is the version I downloaded from Amazon today?

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    Re: Elves just want to have fun!
    « Reply #108 on: March 24, 2010, 06:35:32 pm »
    Carolyn, is it worth the effort for me to bother you for a coupon for smashwords?  How different is the version I downloaded from Amazon today?

    I fine-tooth-combed the text (yet again!) to get rid of some word repetitions and the like. Nothing major, but I do want my work to be as good as I can make it. I'm going to mail you the Smashwords coupon so you can have the best possible version. Right now that version is Pending Approval, and I just wrote to them asking how long it would take. They're usually very quick to respond, bless 'em, and I'll relay the news as soon as I get it.

    In the meantime you might enjoy the Smashwords free stories I mentioned earlier. 'The Kind Gods' has been exceptionally well received, maybe because of its cover art, maybe because it's a guy-type yarn. :)

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    Re: Elves just want to have fun!
    « Reply #109 on: March 24, 2010, 06:39:35 pm »
    Thanx much...although I'm not terribly finicky and wouldn't hold a few word repeats against you.  ;)  I'll go check out the others as well.  Gotta love an elvish author!

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    Re: Elves just want to have fun!
    « Reply #110 on: March 24, 2010, 06:49:39 pm »
    Thanx much...although I'm not terribly finicky and wouldn't hold a few word repeats against you.  ;)  I'll go check out the others as well.  Gotta love an elvish author!

    Well...if you won't hold word repeats against me, I hope you won't mind that Archer is indisputably the Lady of the Elves. To quote from a review on my website, "One note about Kephart's fantasy is the absence of dragons, elves, fairies, talking swords, and so forth. Her plot and scenes are driven entirely by human and demonic forces, which some readers may prefer."

    They're pretty exotic humans and demons, though. :)


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    Re: Elves just want to have fun!
    « Reply #111 on: March 24, 2010, 06:50:23 pm »
    Well, I finished the first chapter of book 5 this afternoon.
    Going out to feed the horses now...will be at school tomorrow. They're talking SNOW tomorrow night. Ugh.

    Oh man... :(

    Great about the chapter, though!

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    Re: Elves just want to have fun!
    « Reply #112 on: March 24, 2010, 06:51:12 pm »
    Hmmmmm, now I'm really curious!

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    Re: Elves just want to have fun!
    « Reply #113 on: March 24, 2010, 07:11:20 pm »
    Carolyn:
    PS...They're taking the hobbits to Isengard!
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    Re: Elves just want to have fun!
    « Reply #114 on: March 24, 2010, 07:13:32 pm »
    Gard, Gard, Gard, Gard, Gard, Gard, they're taking the hobbits to Isengard!  ;D

    What do you say?

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    Re: Elves just want to have fun!
    « Reply #115 on: March 24, 2010, 07:26:29 pm »
    Carolyn:
    PS...They're taking the hobbits to Isengard!

    I confess I've watched that video several times, not without laughter... :D


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    Re: Elves just want to have fun!
    « Reply #116 on: March 24, 2010, 07:27:04 pm »
    A balrrrrog of Morrrgoth!
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    Re: Elves just want to have fun!
    « Reply #117 on: March 24, 2010, 09:03:40 pm »
    Just an update:

    For those with coupon codes, Smashwords now has the latest version of The Ryel Saga at https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/8843.

    The $0.99 latest Kindle version of The Ryel Saga is now live...yay!

    Thanks to everyone who's shown such kind interest in my work. Synopsis and entire first chapter of The Ryel Saga are at my website, http://carolynkephart.com.
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    Re: Elves just want to have fun!
    « Reply #118 on: March 25, 2010, 02:45:51 am »
    Carolyn, could I get a coupon too?
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    Re: Elves just want to have fun!
    « Reply #119 on: March 25, 2010, 04:37:21 am »
    Woot for first chapter done, archer!

    Carolyn, I'm on my way to smashwords now to download the most current version!  As soon as I'm done with my current reads it's at the top of the list.


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    Re: Elves just want to have fun!
    « Reply #120 on: March 25, 2010, 05:54:43 am »
    Its UP!!  ;D

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    Re: Elves just want to have fun!
    « Reply #121 on: March 25, 2010, 05:57:54 am »
    You guys are too fast! When are you starting the  book club?
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    Re: Elves just want to have fun!
    « Reply #122 on: March 25, 2010, 06:05:53 am »
    Aww, you all ARE too fast.  Read all about it here:
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    Re: Elves just want to have fun!
    « Reply #123 on: March 25, 2010, 06:49:56 am »
    Winter, don't worry...you should have your books before the first. You and your sis can jump right in. Elfhunter is a quick read.
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    Re: Elves just want to have fun!
    « Reply #124 on: March 25, 2010, 07:58:54 am »
    Looking forward to sharing the adventure with everyone!  This will be my first Book Klub - anyone done one of these before?

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