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Re: New Book is out now

Post  Ade on Tue Nov 08, 2011 12:41 pm

Do we know if/when a hard copy in going to be available?
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Post  Nick Hughes on Tue Nov 08, 2011 3:25 pm

Ade,

That depends on many factors mate. If it sells well enough on Amazon some publisher may well approach me about doing it but the negotiations then begin about who retains the electronic rights etc.

The publishing world is currently going through a mass upheaval much like the music industry did when it became easier to download them than go to the store and buy an album to get one song you liked.

Barry Eisler, author of the Rain series, for example just turned down a five hundred THOUSAND dollar advance choosing to self publish. Electronic books are now outselling their printed counterparts at about 1,000 to one. David Morrel of First Blood (Rambo) fame has bought back the rights to all of his stuff and now self publishes.

There is still some cachet attached to having a publisher put your books in the stores but it remains to be seen how much longer that will be the case.

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Post  Fraze on Tue Nov 08, 2011 4:36 pm

Nick Hughes wrote:
Barry Eisler, author of the Rain series, for example just turned down a five hundred THOUSAND dollar advance choosing to self publish. Electronic books are now outselling their printed counterparts at about 1,000 to one. David Morrel of First Blood (Rambo) fame has bought back the rights to all of his stuff and now self publishes.

On a side note, the John Rain series is awesome and I reckon will definitely appeal to members here even more than Jack Reacher.

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Post  Mr Nobody on Tue Nov 08, 2011 8:12 pm

Hey, hey!

No-one can appeal to me more than Jack Reacher! Except maybe Nick himself but that's another matter.

Nick,

I had no idea that online books were becoming so popular internationally.....after all, we've just had some new thing called "television" introduced in NZ. What happened to tucking into a good book and turning a few pages? Has that now become too hard for some people?!

How does reading off a kindle etc affect your eyes when compared to reading from a page?
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Re: New Book is out now

Post  Ade on Wed Nov 09, 2011 2:18 am

aah well,look's like it has to be the electronic version then Rolling Eyes

...but i like paper better,mainly because it's harder to accidentally delete! pale




*edit* Just downloaded it,i'll let you know what i think in due course Very Happy
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Post  Nick Hughes on Wed Nov 09, 2011 8:24 am

Mr Nobody: The Kindle is genius in its conception in that you can read it just like a book i.e. in direct sunlight, and it doesn't differ from a book. The I-pads and other electronic readers are not like that and sunlight and long reading sessions take their toll.

I still like books and there are some that just wouldn't work on the electronic format very well like workbooks etc.

Never did I think I'd like Kindles but I bought one rather than schlepp the usual five paperbacks I read on a flight and fell in love with it. I'm in the process of moving right now and 50 cartons of books had to be packed and moved. In future I can have nearly all of them on one Kindle!!!

Ade: All your stuff is archived on a Kindle mate so if you delete it, or lose your Kindle, your archive still holds a copy.

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Post  Nick Hughes on Wed Nov 09, 2011 8:25 am

Forgot to add...I am working on a smartphone app to coincide with the book. Watch this space.

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Re: New Book is out now

Post  Ade on Wed Nov 09, 2011 9:36 am

Nick Hughes wrote:

Ade: All your stuff is archived on a Kindle mate so if you delete it, or lose your Kindle, your archive still holds a copy.

Nick

Don't have a kindle mate,i have the "kindle on PC" app on my psychotic,alzheimer ridden laptop...the book will be lucky if it lasts the night! Shocked
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Re: New Book is out now

Post  Nick Hughes on Wed Nov 09, 2011 1:13 pm

Someone have a whip around and buy Ade a bloody Kindle for Christmas... Very Happy

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Post  Mr Nobody on Wed Nov 09, 2011 2:23 pm

Thanks Nick for clearing that up.

Smartphone app? Can you make it a game like Angry Birds?
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Post  jesse on Wed Nov 09, 2011 7:33 pm

I wonder what we'd be launching Uncle Nicky at?

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Post  Ade on Thu Nov 10, 2011 2:07 am

Nick Hughes wrote:Someone have a whip around and buy Ade a bloody Kindle for Christmas... Very Happy

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that's a brilliant idea Nick! Laughing
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Post  Chris on Thu Nov 10, 2011 2:39 am

I can just imagine the phone app that Nick comes up with Very Happy

Coup d'etat - Sync all of your plans to overthrow banana republic dictatorships into one easy project management tool.

Head Shot - An efficient algorithim for working out the speed, trajectory, wind differential and time lapse of the perfect kick to the head.

Bag a Crusty - Tracking device to let you know where the biggest group of unwashed, crusty, mouthy and belligerent "protesters" are at any given time so you can corner them and patiently explain the logical faults in their conceptual framework.

the list goes on and on.... feel free to add to it!!! Very Happy
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Re: New Book is out now

Post  Nick Hughes on Thu Nov 10, 2011 12:07 pm

Hmmm...food for thought there Chris. Very Happy
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Re: New Book is out now

Post  Nick Hughes on Thu Nov 10, 2011 12:08 pm

Ade...here's the deal. When I hit 500 book sales I'll buy you a Kindle. (not kidding)

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Re: New Book is out now

Post  DaveCollins on Thu Nov 10, 2011 1:52 pm

Nick - good luck with the book, mate.

Is it as profitable for authors to self-publish for Kindle, etc (I've got a kindle AND an ipad, me! Razz ) compared to being published via a normal publisher?
Can anyone just publish via Amazon like your book?

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Post  Ade on Thu Nov 10, 2011 2:35 pm

Nick Hughes wrote:Ade...here's the deal. When I hit 500 book sales I'll buy you a Kindle. (not kidding)

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Nick you are,without doubt,"Da Man!"
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Post  Nick Hughes on Thu Nov 10, 2011 3:31 pm

Dave,

Yes, there's an interview (try Google) with Barry Eisler on his blog about why he turned down 500,000 dollars to self-publish. (keep in mind he's an established author with a dedicated following).

You can self publish with Amazon but there are hoops to jump through. I recommend going to look at the self publishing section on their web site.

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Post  Mr Nobody on Thu Nov 10, 2011 3:55 pm

Maybe the smartphone app could be about how to score two chicks at the same time? Nick seems to be a master at that.
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Re: New Book is out now

Post  Socrates on Mon Nov 14, 2011 5:42 am

I loved the book and posted a positive review on Amazon...
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