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Re: Author's Thread #12

Post by RJDiogenes » Mon Aug 10, 2020 10:33 pm

It's doing well, though.

I logged into Kindle Direct and apparently you have to be Kindle exclusive to do the free offer. My ebooks are also available through B&N. :shrug:
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Re: Author's Thread #12

Post by Lupine » Mon Aug 10, 2020 10:35 pm

I put my last 4 on Kindle Direct to see if that helped sales any. I didn't.

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Post by Lupine » Tue Aug 11, 2020 3:25 pm

Another 9 yesterday.

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Post by RJDiogenes » Tue Aug 11, 2020 9:40 pm

Lupine wrote:
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I put my last 4 on Kindle Direct to see if that helped sales any. I didn't.
Maybe there's some kind of promotion if it's a new book, like it shows up in those "books to read next" emails or something.
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Re: Author's Thread #12

Post by Lupine » Wed Aug 19, 2020 10:05 pm

Sold a copy of Severance Pay yesterday.

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Post by RJDiogenes » Wed Aug 19, 2020 10:29 pm

That was me. :twocents: :lol:
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Post by Lupine » Wed Aug 19, 2020 10:30 pm

^Thank you! :yes:

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Post by RJDiogenes » Wed Aug 19, 2020 10:41 pm

No problem. :)
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Re: Author's Thread #12

Post by Lupine » Fri Sep 11, 2020 4:31 pm

Baen's status page for Murder the World seems to have vanished. Might be a glitch in their system, but if it's not back by tomorrow I'll email them to see what's happening.
In other news I put Diaspora on a giveaway on Amazon just for the heck of it (since it's not selling anyway).

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Post by RJDiogenes » Fri Sep 11, 2020 9:14 pm

Maybe they're updating the status. :unsure:
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Re: Author's Thread #12

Post by Lupine » Fri Sep 11, 2020 10:04 pm

Yeah, the page is back but with no changes. Probably just a glitch in their system.

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Post by RJDiogenes » Sat Sep 12, 2020 7:37 pm

Yeah, or maintenance or something. Sigh. :no:
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Re: Author's Thread #12

Post by Jim Gamma » Mon Sep 14, 2020 4:29 pm

So I just found out about Twine, a Choose Your Own Adventure creator. Guess what I'm downloading and looking into? :D

How does becoming a cadet in the Hyperlight universe sound? :D

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Re: Author's Thread #12

Post by RJDiogenes » Mon Sep 14, 2020 9:18 pm

Jim Gamma wrote:
Mon Sep 14, 2020 4:29 pm
So I just found out about Twine, a Choose Your Own Adventure creator. Guess what I'm downloading and looking into? :D
That looks great. It looks like you can go beyond the Choose-Your-Own-Adventure format, too. There's all kinds of options for variables and random elements and other stuff.
How does becoming a cadet in the Hyperlight universe sound? :D
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Re: Author's Thread #12

Post by Jim Gamma » Mon Sep 14, 2020 9:39 pm

There are - I'm delving right in and already coded up a page to get name, ethnicity, gender, preferred pronouns etc from the player, and a scoring system ("Advice", counting how many times you go to seniors for help). There'll be more stats as well, once I figure out the story. This is going to take place in the first weeks of term, mostly after the second-year crews leave on their extended missions. :) It's set primarily aboard the Resolve, and we pick up an unresolved plot point from the Sikar Prime story (book 10). :)

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Re: Author's Thread #12

Post by Lupine » Mon Sep 14, 2020 10:14 pm

^Sounds good. :yes:
I grew up with the old Choose Your Own Adventure books. I even had Star Trek and Pern based ones.

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Re: Author's Thread #12

Post by RJDiogenes » Tue Sep 15, 2020 9:52 pm

I used to read them with my littlest Brother all the time back in the day. I've got a Star Trek one, but I didn't know there was a Pern one. And I've got a newer one on my Kindle by the guy who does the Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal comic strip.
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There are - I'm delving right in and already coded up a page to get name, ethnicity, gender, preferred pronouns etc from the player
That figures. :D

It also occurred to me that this would be great for making a personal Wiki.

In other news, I got an email announcing a new micro-fiction contest from Arkham Bazaar. I wonder if I can make it three in a row.
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