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Self Publishing Discussion / Re: Floundering in marketing - a rant
« on: December 17, 2014, 08:44:25 PM »
I've been at this game for seven years now and have had a little success. For marketing to be successful you have to do a combination of things and you have to do it every day. I use social networks, I attend local cons where I sell my books and participate on panels and I also participate in local events held by libraries. It's a lot of work, but it's no way around it unless you write the best book ever or have a friend willing to be your sales and marketing champion. And it also helps to publish more books. I wish I could say there was a magic bullet, there's not.

Well, maybe not ever but pretty close in my opinion. It passes the litmus test for scifi, meaning that this is a story that couldn't be told without the science yet at the same time it's a very human story about determination against the odds. What say you?

Sci-Fi, Horror, YA & Urban Fantasy Books / Re: Series similar to Dune?
« on: December 17, 2014, 08:36:28 PM »
I'm reading a series titled The Seedbearing Prince. It's YA, and it's one of the best science fiction series I've read in quite some time. Dune is one of my favorites and it's the blueprint for everything I write. Prince had a different tone but it's an excellent read. I'm on the third book and each book has been just as good if not better that the previous one. And to top it off the first book is free on Kindle.

Small Press & Self-Published / Changa's Safari Volume Three
« on: December 17, 2014, 12:58:06 PM »

Changa's epic journey continues! After returning from the east with his dhows filled with wealth, a sudden tragedy forces Changa and his crew to set out again. But this time Changa travels into Africa, experiencing fantastic adventures in the grand kingdoms of Kanem, Songhai and the Yoruba city-states. Follow Changa as he seeks to regain his fortunes and comes closer to his destiny!

'Between character and setting, Milton has crafted an amalgam of power and peril that defines the man – Changa – and the continent – Africa. This is Elder Africa, a land that shone brightly before the descent of the dark curtain of colonization and demoralization from which it continues to recover.'
-Charles R. Saunders, Founder of Sword and Soul. Author of Imaro and Dossouye

 'I have read the entire Changa’s Safari series and have enjoyed the books immensely, but I must honestly say that this volume has elevated the series to masterpiece status and is a great contribution to Sword and Soul and to Epic Fantasy in general.'
-Balogun Ojetade, Author of The Chronicles of Harriet Tubman and Fists of Africa

This is what Sword & Sorcery should be! Changa is a worthy addition to the ranks of Sword & Sorcery greats.
-Fletcher Vrendenburgh, Sword and Sorcery Blogspot

You can purchase Chang's Safari here:, or you can find it on Amazon, Barnes and Noble or anywhere books are sold.

Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: What are you currently reading?
« on: December 15, 2014, 04:01:47 PM »
I'm currently reading The Sacred Band, the third book of the Acacia trilogy by David Anthony Durham. So far, so good.

Thanks, Steven. I was lucky enough to commission Julie Dillon for the cover art. Two weeks after we agreed she won the 2014 Hugo Award for best Fantasy Artist. She'll be the cover artist for the entire series.

Hi y'all,
My name is Milton Davis and I'm new to this group. For the past seven years I've written and published Sword and Sorcery and Fantasy based on African culture, history and tradition. I just recently published a new novel by Imaro author Charles Saunders as well. You can check out my books at And I promise I'll be active in the discussions here, not just here to blow my own horn.  ;D

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