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by shadowbooks
Sun Apr 15, 2007 12:08 pm
Forum: Guidelines for Writing
Topic: How to Write Fantasy and Science Fiction - A Sort-Of Guide
Replies: 1
Views: 5547

How to Write Fantasy and Science Fiction - A Sort-Of Guide

Hey Everyone - I have a blog series going which details my approach to writing - for whatever that is worth! I thought I might post the first few parts here for anyone that is interested :) Writing and Publishing Fantasy and Science Fiction General Introduction Welcome to my new blog series which ai...
by shadowbooks
Sun Apr 15, 2007 12:00 pm
Forum: Books and Authors
Topic: Stardust
Replies: 6
Views: 5157

I just finished Neverwhere - was very impressed - and I've started on American Gods - so far so good!!!!
by shadowbooks
Mon Feb 12, 2007 4:13 am
Forum: Books and Authors
Topic: Clive Barker
Replies: 2
Views: 3344

Clive Barker

Hey - has anyone else read any of Clive Barkers fantasy novels? I am almost finnished Abarat and it really is fantastic and magic - a real pleasure to read. I have heard that Weaveworld is also stunning. Anyone have any thoughts?
by shadowbooks
Fri Feb 02, 2007 5:14 am
Forum: Guidelines for Writing
Topic: Book Promotion
Replies: 33
Views: 36508

No worries Aldan - I am enjoying our convo and it is good to talk with people who both agree and disagree with me ;)
by shadowbooks
Thu Feb 01, 2007 9:27 am
Forum: SF/F Short Stories and Novel Excerpts
Topic: The Sword of Oz
Replies: 2
Views: 3268

The Sword of Oz

Hi everyone I have just released a new interactive ebook prequel to L. Frank Baum's The Wizard of Oz. It is similar to the old choose-your-own-adventure style books and I thought I might try and get some opinions on the prologue. I hope you enjoy and if you want to keep reading/start playing pop ove...
by shadowbooks
Thu Feb 01, 2007 9:23 am
Forum: Guidelines for Writing
Topic: Book Promotion
Replies: 33
Views: 36508

Or if you only have one book in a series thus far, write a prequel. My own prequel is not particularly long, maybe about 10,000 words so its not too much of a stretch to read on a screen either and it has helped :)
by shadowbooks
Tue Jan 30, 2007 7:45 pm
Forum: Guidelines for Writing
Topic: Book Promotion
Replies: 33
Views: 36508

I think you both make good points and the bottom line ebooks really aren't changing the world and like everyone else I prefer the paperback editions. Regarding piracy, none of my 'paid' work is out as an ebook, only free prequels etc and believe me one of the biggest challenges of any new author is ...
by shadowbooks
Fri Jan 26, 2007 10:29 am
Forum: Guidelines for Writing
Topic: Book Promotion
Replies: 33
Views: 36508

re: ebooks Respectfully, I don't think you are necessarily correct - whilst ebooks sales are only a tiny fraction of overall books sales that doesn't mean people don't read them when given away for free. The Baen library of free ebooks is by far the best example and if you type it into google you wi...
by shadowbooks
Tue Jan 02, 2007 12:20 pm
Forum: Books and Authors
Topic: Stardust
Replies: 6
Views: 5157

Stardust

Hey all

Has anyone read Stardust by Neil Gaiman? I juts finished and thought it was fantastic! Can anyone recommend other books I should read by Gaiman? I just read there is a movie being made as well!
by shadowbooks
Mon Dec 04, 2006 4:50 am
Forum: Books and Authors
Topic: Lord of Darkness and Shadow - My new Book
Replies: 26
Views: 19610

Hey Ariel - Me too! I pop by occassioanlly but haven't posted for ages! Hopefully my work load will ease off and I will be able to pop by more often,

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by shadowbooks
Sun Dec 03, 2006 1:45 pm
Forum: Guidelines for Writing
Topic: Book Promotion
Replies: 33
Views: 36508

Quick update on the free ebook - I launched it on a number of unusual formats including Nintendo Wii, DS, Sony PS3 and PSP and Apple iPod which has generated alot of interest for me now - which is a bonus!

Prequel or free ebooks certainly appear to be a valuable tool
by shadowbooks
Sun Dec 03, 2006 1:41 pm
Forum: Books and Authors
Topic: Lord of Darkness and Shadow - My new Book
Replies: 26
Views: 19610

Hey everyone Long time no speak - hopefully I will try and get back to these forums more often! Anyway, a very quick update - I've put out a free ebook prequel entitled "The Genesis of the Shadow" which has been getting alot of press lately - if you fancy reading it (it is free), pop over to my webs...