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The Book Bazaar / Re: THE ARK and ROGUE WAVE now available on Kindle
« on: March 31, 2011, 09:56:51 am »
Thank you - I'll look out for them! How odd that the titles will change - the paperback version of Rogue Wave is available in the UK under that name. I hope people who have that don't buy the Kindle version thinking it's a different book. :(

That's because I have two different publishers who have different ideas about how to market the books. Technically, Rogue Wave shouldn't even be for sale in the UK because Little, Brown has exclusive rights to that market. But the descriptions should be very similar, so I'm hoping readers realize it's the same book.

Does Boyd Morrison still visit these forums after he's been picked up by an NY House?

I'm here! I think whether to go indie or traditional all depends on your personal situation, how much control you want, whether you can survive without an advance, what the offer is, and many other factors. So for me, going with traditional publishers makes sense right now, in no small part because I wouldn't know how to translate my books into German, Italian, Slovenian, or more than a dozen other languages. But I could also envision scenarios where it would make better sense for me to go back to being an indie author. The publishing world is changing rapidly, so be prepared to adapt. Just look at Barry Eisler's recent gob-smacking decision to forgo a $500K advance for two books or Amanda Hocking's rumored million-dollar deal with a traditional publisher.

I listed some tradeoffs you should consider before going either route in a Huffington Post blog:

The Book Bazaar / Re: THE ARK and ROGUE WAVE now available on Kindle
« on: February 25, 2011, 07:26:00 pm »
Thanks, Imalibs! I grew up a huge Cussler fan, so that's a great compliment.

Linjeakel, The Vault and Rogue Wave will be coming out for the Kindle later this year in the UK under different titles than in the US because I'm published by Little, Brown in the UK and Simon and Schuster in the US. The Vault will be called The Midas Code, and Rogue Wave's new title hasn't been announced yet. In both cases, the content of the books will be identical to the US version.

The Book Bazaar / Re: THE ARK and ROGUE WAVE now available on Kindle
« on: February 24, 2011, 06:23:17 pm »
Thanks, Dot and Ann! I just turned in the final copyedits on The Vault today, and I'm very happy with it. I think it will be a fun follow-up to The Ark.

If anyone is planning to attend the RT Booklovers Convention in Los Angeles April 6-10, I'll be handing out a limited number of advanced copies of The Vault. Hope to see you there!

The Book Corner / Re: Favorite Thrillers
« on: February 23, 2011, 06:06:43 pm »
Patrick Lee and Christopher Farnsworth are the authors of my two favorite new thriller series.

Lee wrote The Breach and Ghost Country, which are contemporary thrillers with a SciFi edge. Excellent, fast-paced reads, though they can be a little gory at times. The premise is that a supercollider accident has opened a rip in the space-time continuum to another world, and objects called entities periodically come through that have advanced powers, some useful and some dangerous.

Farnsworth wrote Blood Oath, about a vampire secret agent who has worked for every president for the last 140 years. I had the privilege of reading an advanced copy of the second in the series, The President's Vampire, and it's even better than the first. Action-packed and great characters.

Both are fantastic series and I highly recommend them.

The Book Corner / Re: Kindle Boards - An authors haven or what?
« on: February 23, 2011, 05:51:31 pm »
I hope readers continue to feel welcome on Kindleboards because it's a great place to discuss books and find out about new authors, whether or not those authors are members. I remember that there was a lively discussion two years ago about the increasing membership of self-published authors, of which I was one. As Geoff mentioned, that was the reason for the creation of the Book Bazaar section. I hope that continues to be a useful forum, and I'd love to see it divided up into genres (literary, mystery, thriller, romance, etc.) so that it would be easier to find a new author in your preferred genre.

I think it's safe to say that we're all readers. Although I write only one book a year, I read at least fifty, and I love to lose myself in a great book just like everyone else.

The Book Bazaar / Re: THE ARK and ROGUE WAVE now available on Kindle
« on: February 18, 2011, 02:38:28 pm »
I'm so happy everyone's enjoying the books. I thought I'd share some some great blurbs I recently received for The Vault, which comes out July 5.

"Boyd Morrison delivers another winner." -- Steve Berry, NY Times bestselling author of The Emperor's Tomb

"When it comes to thrillers, Boyd Morrison has the Midas touch. THE VAULT is as good as gold!" -- Chris Kuzneski, NY Times bestselling author of The Prophecy

I have to say that I loved it.
to whet the appetite:

It has all the science backing of a Crichton novel.
Is just as exciting as a Boyd Morrison novel.
Has the neat main character that compares to Lee Child.
And is the stayuptill2 quality of a Mike Hicks book like In Her Name.


Hey it is better than all the above.
Jump on this as soon as it is available.

Just sayin.......

Wow! Then I've got to read this!  :)

So which is it? Does Gertie look like Shania Twain or Mr. Fluffers? Or both?

The Book Bazaar / Re: THE ARK and ROGUE WAVE now available on Kindle
« on: January 27, 2011, 11:07:02 am »
I just finished reading the Ark (though my Kindle version is called The Noah's Ark Quest) and I thoroughly enjoyed it - I think it would make a great movie! I've never read any of your books before so now I'm busy searching out the others - Rogue Wave is definitely going on my Wish List. Is The Vault going to be on Kindle?

Thanks for a great read.  ;D

You're welcome! Yes, The Vault will definitely be on Kindle.

The Book Bazaar / Re: THE ARK and ROGUE WAVE now available on Kindle
« on: January 26, 2011, 04:27:47 pm »
Watched "Hawai'i five-O" on Sunday (well, we Tivo'd it and I watched it last night) -- major plot device was anomalies in the tsunami warning data. . . .I thought of you. :)

When can we expect another book featuring Locke and company?

I'll have to check out that episode of Hawaii Five-O online. Sounds cool.

I just turned in THE VAULT on Monday. It's coming out on July 5, and the paperback of THE ARK features the prologue of THE VAULT. Here's a quick teaser:

In THE VAULT, former combat engineer Tyler Locke and linguistics expert Stacy Benedict are blackmailed into a frantic search for the fabled treasure of King Midas using a cryptic device created by antiquity's greatest engineer, Archimedes.

The Book Bazaar / Re: ROGUE WAVE now available on Kindle
« on: January 25, 2011, 08:07:28 am »
Here's the new cover. I'm really happy with it:

The Book Bazaar / Re: ROGUE WAVE now available on Kindle
« on: January 24, 2011, 05:57:59 pm »
I just wanted to let everyone know that price of THE ARK has dropped to $7.99 on Kindle because the paperback will be released tomorrow.

The Book Corner / Re: So, what are you reading? (2011 edition)
« on: January 16, 2011, 07:54:16 pm »
I recently finished three great--but very different--thrillers.

Tell No One by Harlan Coben -- For those who love Hitchcockian thrillers with mind-bending twists

The Cold Kiss by John Rector -- Excellent noir thriller in the tradition of A Simple Plan and No Country for Old Men

The Breach by Patrick Lee -- Brilliant contemporary action adventure combined with science fiction

The Book Bazaar / Re: ROGUE WAVE now available on Kindle
« on: December 22, 2010, 10:13:30 am »
Ann, one of my readers told me they got a note from Amazon that they could get a free update for my Rogue Wave, so it looks like that's how they're handling it. It's nice to know that's an option for readers.

The Book Corner / Re: So, what are you reading (2010)?
« on: December 21, 2010, 11:45:39 pm »
I'm reading Tell No One by Harlan Coben. Gripping read so far.

The Book Bazaar / Re: ROGUE WAVE now available on Kindle
« on: December 21, 2010, 08:26:23 pm »
There was a formatting problem? Do you know if CS will give us a replacement copy with no issues?

I own it--got it the first day--but have yet to open it.

The formatting issue was the that first letter of each chapter was indented improperly. It's more of a nuisance than anything else. If that doesn't bother you, you don't need a replacement. I don't know how customer service at Amazon is dealing with it if you ask for a replacement.

The Book Corner / Re: Boyd Morrison's Rogue Wave
« on: December 20, 2010, 11:35:33 am »
Thanks to everyone for reading my books (sorry for the sleepless nights) and to Mike for suggesting that people repost old reviews for The Palmyra Impact. However, Mike's suggestion won't be necessary because I convinced Amazon to move the reviews for The Palmyra Impact over to Rogue Wave.

Rogue Wave had an extended leave from the Kindle store because of formatting issues, but we finally got those solved so it's now back online. If you look at the paperback version, the Kindle version isn't linked to it right now, but it will be in the next 3-5 days.

The Book Bazaar / Re: ROGUE WAVE now available on Kindle
« on: December 20, 2010, 11:31:27 am »
After a loooooooooong struggle to fix a formatting problem on the Kindle version of Rogue Wave, it is finally back online! Sorry for the delay.

--- created KindleBoards ebook link

The Book Bazaar / Re: ROGUE WAVE now available on Kindle
« on: December 11, 2010, 09:30:36 am »
Unfortunately, ROGUE WAVE has been missing from the Kindle store for the last two days, and I don't know why. I've been pestering Amazon to get it back online, but no progress yet. I apologize for the mix-up, and I'll let you know when it's back online.

The Book Corner / Re: Looking for some beach reads!
« on: December 07, 2010, 05:54:12 pm »
Two authors your list brings to mind are Lee Child (Jack Reacher series) and Alexander McCall Smith (The Number 1 Ladies Detective Agency series). I also loved World War Z by Max Brooks and Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford.

The Book Corner / Re: Boyd Morrison's Rogue Wave
« on: December 02, 2010, 07:46:08 pm »
Thanks, Mike! It was a fun interview.

The Book Bazaar / Re: ROGUE WAVE now available on Kindle
« on: December 02, 2010, 07:42:33 pm »
Congrats, Boyd, on "hitting the big time!"

One question: Are there any changes in this publication from "The Palmyra Impact?" I enjoyed that Kindle book immensely, and wonder whether "Rogue Wave" is a rewrite, or changed significantly from the original? (It seemed polished and professional just as it was, IMHO!)


Thanks, r0b0d0c! There are some changes to tighten up the pacing, remove some extraneous characters, and strengthen the remaining characters, but the plot is the same.

The Book Bazaar / Re: ROGUE WAVE now available on Kindle
« on: December 02, 2010, 10:23:34 am »
My one and only signing for Rogue Wave will be this Saturday at Seattle Mystery Bookshop, so if you'd like a signed DTB copy of the paperback, come on over to their web site before Saturday.

The Book Bazaar / Re: ROGUE WAVE now available on Kindle
« on: November 30, 2010, 10:05:42 am »
I'm excited to announce that ROGUE WAVE (formerly The Palmyra Impact) is now available on the Kindle. Thanks to everyone for reading The Palmyra Impact when I was a self-published author. Unfortunately, if you left a review for it last year, that review is now gone. We're trying to get that fixed, but it may be that Amazon won't transfer the reviews over because the book has a new title now.

Wikipedia has a fairly comprehensive list of end-of-the-world novels, although some of them may not be available for the Kindle. However, it doesn't list one of my favorites from the 80's called Exit Earth by Martin Caidin. He wrote Cyborg, the novel that The Six Million Dollar Man was based on. Unfortunately, Exit Earth isn't on the Kindle.

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