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Free Satirical Essay: "I Found God in Cyberspace" by Robert Eggleton https://gottawritenetwork.wordpress.com/2016/10/25/i-found-god-in-cyberspace-by-robert-eggleton/ "..a period of time when eBooks were not yet accepted as “real” books and self-publishing was vain.."

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The Book Bazaar / A Free Short Story!
« on: February 09, 2020, 02:26:17 pm »
• A Free Short Story! Suitable for young adults and older who like #ScienceFiction and #Fantasy. (Rarity from the Hollow, the novel, is for Adults who are not easily offended. Check it out on Amazon.) Follow this link for the story: https://unlikelystories.org/content/lionel

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Writers' Cafe / Re: Is the font on the title too difficult to read?
« on: February 09, 2020, 10:08:54 am »
Thanks for the positive feedback, as well.

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Writers' Cafe / Re: Is the font on the title too difficult to read?
« on: February 07, 2020, 02:59:38 pm »
Thanks everybody. It sounds like there is a consensus that the font should be changed. I'll ask a friend who is an expert in book cover art if he knows somebody who might be interested in helping out.

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Writers' Cafe / Re: Is the font on the title too difficult to read?
« on: February 07, 2020, 10:30:49 am »
If you look at the back cover, the header is "A CHILDREN'S STORY FOR ADULTS." As commented by C. Gold above, maybe this should be on the front cover so that folks don't think it is a YA novel. What do you think?

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Writers' Cafe / Re: Is the font on the title too difficult to read?
« on: February 07, 2020, 09:19:27 am »
Thanks I'll look around here to see if anybody can change the font and make the name a little larger. 

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Writers' Cafe / Re: Is the font on the title too difficult to read?
« on: February 06, 2020, 06:55:24 pm »
Thanks. My name is at the top.

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Writers' Cafe / Re: Is the font on the title too difficult to read?
« on: February 06, 2020, 06:35:39 pm »
Byline  ???? For example.

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Writers' Cafe / Re: Is the font on the title too difficult to read?
« on: February 06, 2020, 05:53:11 pm »
I agree.
The previous covers were pretty bad, IMO. The back cover is now used to clarify that it is not YA, but that may not be good enough.

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Writers' Cafe / Is the font on the title okay now?
« on: February 06, 2020, 05:28:34 pm »
Thanks for everybody's input. I think it is fixed. Let me know what you think. Thanks, Bob

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Writers' Cafe / Re: has anybody used IAN Author Promotion
« on: February 05, 2020, 08:02:05 pm »
thanks

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Writers' Cafe / Re: has anybody used IAN Author Promotion
« on: February 03, 2020, 11:07:04 pm »
$25  What's  ROI?

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Writers' Cafe / has anybody used IAN Author Promotion
« on: February 03, 2020, 10:45:42 pm »
thanks

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Writers' Cafe / Re: Book promotion service and reviews
« on: January 22, 2020, 12:19:55 pm »
sad

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The Book Bazaar / One of the Best Reviews I have Ever Read
« on: January 16, 2020, 12:11:33 pm »
I may have posted this in the wrong place a minute ago. So, I'll try to delete it there.

This review just appeared on Amazon today, although it is dated earlier. I hope that it is okay to reprint it here. With no money to market my debut novel, I was about to give up on writing for others and just sink into the option of writing for my own enjoyment. After reading this review, I'm having second-thoughts about quitting.

Alibopo
5.0 out of 5 stars Great storytelling.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on May 2, 2018
Format: Kindle EditionVerified Purchase
I read once that the foundation of Science Fiction was captured in the two words; what if!
I�ve also heard these words used as a therapeutic tool; what if you woke up tomorrow and things had changed, things were better, what would that be like? So, what would that tomorrow be like if you were a very smart 12-year-old girl called Lacy Dawn, and you lived in a rundown farm property in near poverty. In �Rarity from the Hollow�, Robert Eggleton has some very surprising answers to that question.

But here�s a few more what ifs to help set the scene; what if Lacy Dawn�s war traumatised dad spent half his day stoned on weed and regularly beat her and her mother? And what if Lacy Dawn�s best friend Faith had been beaten to death by her abusive father, but was still keeping her company as a spirit that could jump from object to object? And what if, somewhere along the way, Lacy Dawn had learned the magical ability to transport herself telekinetically, skimming across the ground at great speed? And what if Lacy Dawn�s secret friend, DotCom, was a super intelligent shape-shifting alien bio-android who lived in a hidden cave nearby? And what if Dotcom was here on earth for a very specific reason, a reason that probably makes Lacy Dawn the most important person on our planet!

The only way to find out the answer to how things might get better for Lacy Dawn is to read this book. With hints of Heinlein, Kornbluth and Pohl, and the golden age of SF, I found this a gritty, challenging, often too honest, and always entertaining story. No rose-tinted glasses here folks; just great storytelling with challenging adult themes.
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teen is political

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Writers' Cafe / Re: Findaway Voices ????????????????
« on: December 20, 2019, 11:10:03 am »
Do you have to pay for the narrator up front?

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Writers' Cafe / Findaway Voices ????????????????
« on: December 20, 2019, 10:39:52 am »
Does anybody have experience with this company? Does it work on commission? Is it a rip-off? Thanks

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Writers' Cafe / Re: Does Anyone have an Ingram Account?
« on: November 30, 2019, 02:22:44 pm »
Thanks, everybody. I'll contact Lulu to see if a discount is possible.

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Writers' Cafe / Re: Does Anyone have an Ingram Account?
« on: November 29, 2019, 02:56:32 pm »
Thanks, but no. I want to verify that Rarity from the Hollow is listed by Ingram and for how much price. Ingram is the only place that our local bookstore orders from. Same for our Library.

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Writers' Cafe / Re: Does Anyone have an Ingram Account?
« on: November 28, 2019, 09:37:12 am »
No, the paperback.

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Writers' Cafe / Re: Talking to successful authors
« on: November 28, 2019, 08:54:41 am »
A few years back, I wrote to Piers Anthony, who not only personally replied, but he read my book, wrote a blurb, gave advice, and we ended up talking about all kinds of other topics, mostly about dental and other issues with getting older. I didn't follow his advice to spice up my novel with a little more sexual innuendos, but he may have been correct.

More recently, I wrote to David Brin at the recommendation of a friend and he also read my book and wrote a blurb for it. We talked a little politics.

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Writers' Cafe / Does Anyone have an Ingram Account?
« on: November 28, 2019, 08:45:34 am »
Hi,

I want to verify that my book is listed on Ingram, but I don't have an account. If anybody has an account, please consider letting me know if Rarity from the Hollow is listed and the price. Thanks

Bob

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The Book Bazaar / Free Short Story
« on: November 12, 2019, 07:42:20 am »
Please check out my short story in Unlikely Stories Magazine: https://www.unlikelystories.org/content/lionel

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Writers' Cafe / Re: Lulu Question
« on: October 09, 2019, 06:27:52 am »
Thanks for the link to the article, especially. Of course, I'll have to read it several times before the content sinks in. I hate to change the ISBN again. That would mean a new image for clerks to scan on the back cover and getting the cover approved by Lulu was a real pain for me. But, it may be worth it. 

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