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The book sounds great. Good luck
Thanks Paul, appreciated. Just checked your website – 5 print editions…!! Awesome :) well done! Cheers Anthony
Very good read overall, especially liked the storyline – much better than some of the more popular authors in this genre. For a mere biped very well done!
Cheers Paul, glad you enjoyed it… Really appreciate the feedback and review… the biped quip made me laugh out loud… :)
Hi Anthony, you live in Warwick, think I passed through there in the late sixties early seventies in a drunken haze, things haven’t changed much.
Thanks for your comments on kdp forum, they were most helpful, and tomorrow I will give my website a complete overhaul. I’d send you a bottle as a thank you but the only one I have left is the one with the scorpion in the bottom, but I’ve already opened it, tastes okay, and if you put the bottle under an ultra-violet light the scorpion lights up blue, still tastes okay in whatever light.
Again, thanks for the advice.
Hi Anthony, tried to like you on Facebook (that is one weird website, still trying to learn it after three days, lucky my grandson put me right, probably because I spelled your surname wrong. I originally wrote spelt, but all squiggly red lines appeared underneath it, and again.) Anyway, back to Facebook, does adding a friend mean you can tap them for a loan. I tried it with Traci but she hasn’t answered me yet (only kidding).I’m going to buy your book, but not yet, I’m determined to finish off Gifts From God, Magic From The Devil, before I take a break and relax. Speak to you soon. Albie.
I’m with you on “spelt” … spelt – chiefly Brit. past and past participle of spell… also, strangely, an old kind of wheat with bearded ears and spikelets… (“bearded ears and spikelets”…, I know a few people like that).
Sounds like an interesting project you’re working on; let us know when it’s done!
Anthony, I just bought a copy of your book and will be sure to let you know when I’ve finished reading it, though I may not start until later in the week. The story line sounds intriguing. I’ve been browsing the Kindle author forum while trying to find ways to promote my book but I’ve been finding other books to read, as well. If you get a few moments, please feel free to visit http://freedominlove.normabudden.com
Thanks Norma… Really appreciate you giving Firebird a go… I think the KDP author forum is a great place to pick up tips and so is Goodreads. There are some really fantastic and generous people in both sites. I feel like I have learned as much in the last few months as I have in the last several years… Going to check your site shortly. Thanks again, Anthony.
I just saw this response now. I found a couple people through the Amazon forums but, after discovering Goodreads, I haven’t spent as much time in the Amazon forums. Of course, I’ve had so many other things to take up my time as well.
Hi Anthony, how’re you getting on? Okay, I trust? Sorry you didn’t win the Halloween comp. I wrote something, but binned it as it was rubbish. Anyway, to the real reason why I’m here. You suggested a while back I should expand the Shakespeare spoof from Kdp, which I have, I’ve written about nine pages which I’m going to post on my websites, but this is only an introduction. However, I’m in two minds about it (No you’re not. Yes, I am. No, you’re not. Shut up. You shut up.) Behave you two. Noids, what would you do with them? Anyway, I haven’t posted it yet, but if you have the time and the inclination, have a look, and tell me what you think. Thanks, Albie.
Hi Albie, Ye olde manuscript has arrived safely. I’m just sharpening a fresh quill and will have a tinker after I’ve drafted my next (overdue) blog post… Cheers!
Thanks for the email Anthony, I look forward to seeing the results.
Hey Anthony. I just finished reading the first three pages of FIREBIRD and instantly got pulled in I clicked ‘Buy’ and can’t wait to read it. Such an original storyline – I can’t wait to see how you handle it.
Thank-you so much, Sheri! :) I hope you like it… from the reviews in the UK and US, it seems to be splitting opinions. Maybe that’s a good thing? Maybe it’s just that, as a first novel, there are bits I could have handled a bit better? Who knows? Please do let me know how you get on. Thanks again! Anthony.
Just finished “Firebird.” Don’t let anyone deter you, I found it quite entertaining. Read my goodreads review if you like. I did get it as a free book, but that was a good strategy. I WILL purchase “Thunder” and see how it stacks up. I read on my iPad almost exclusively now, and add Indy authors I enjoy to a list I keep. I applaud you for the effort and thank you for the entertainment. I did read your blog on the “longer” work you are struggling with. One word of caution from an avid reader…make each installment complete. I have read several trilogies that should really have been one big book, as there really was no end in part one or two, just a place the author decided to stop. Very simply, figure out a way to make each installment a complete sub-story of the larger work, not merely a section of it. Create your universe and go for it, but don’t release an unfinished story. I recently read a book where the author did just that, and left a note at the end that basically said, “see how it ends summer 2013.” That was disturbing. Lucky for him it was quite good, so I will see how it ends, but still disturbing.
On a lighter note, typos are going to happen! I have seen them in print books, although they are more prevalent in independent Ebooks. The ones I saw in “Firebird” seemed more like the spellchecker reworded for you, or perhaps you revised a section and forgot to change the tense or something. Really no big deal. Obviously they can be hard to spot, especially if “arid” is not in your lexicon. I also keep a dictionary list of words that I did not know from a book, so thanks for teaching me four new words. It is amazing how many words there are in the English language; it seems endless at times, but allows for very nuanced expression of ideas. Any odd grammar here is probably the autocorrect on my iPad doing me in, I’ve already caught it a few times, so I certainly sympathize with your task. Unfortunately for me I’ve come to somewhat depend on it, typing in shorthand, allowing it to do some of the work for me, so when I write in a regular computer I forget to capitalize things, amongst a myriad of other errors.
In closing, good luck, keep writing, and my you always enjoy it. Sincere condolences on the loss of your friend, we’ve all been there.
Hi Rich. Thanks very much for taking the time to write this and for the review on Goodreads. Much appreciated! I’d love to hear what you think of Thunder too – when you get round to it! As for the new book, and trilogies, and etcetera: I agree wholeheartedly. I want each book to stand up in its own right and I too loathe only getting told part of a story. Storyboards for the new one are developing well (on my wall here) to the point where serious writing may well commence in the next couple of weeks… Thanks again for your kind feedback. Anthony.
Hi Anthony: Thank you so much for sharing your amazing imagination! I zoomed through Firebird (happily my lttle hamlet survived) & just finished Thunder at 5:00 this AM. What a great twist _ I didn’t catch onto Mercury until the tombstone, although, looking back, there were clues. Awesome! Being from the USA, I find your UK verbage charming and I almost feel like I’ve had the wonderful opportunity to travel over the ocean! I look forward to your next adventure.
Hi Megan, thank-you so much for taking the time to let me know! It really means a lot to me. Am just about to set off for my summer holiday and am planning to spend much of it working on the next book so your words are just the inspiration I need to really get stuck into it! Cheers! Anthony :)
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