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Small Press & Self-Published / My publisher may be insane
« on: January 05, 2012, 01:59:04 PM »
As he is offering my comic fantasy free on Kindle for the next 5 days.

Follow the link.

Typing ever word of that hurt, you know.

Small Press & Self-Published / Publisher's offer
« on: December 05, 2011, 10:15:02 PM »
Hey guys, my publisher is offering a limited number of ebooks to genuine reviewers.

Anyone interested should contact me, or them direct at

Enjoy (I hope)

Small Press & Self-Published / New Comic Fantasy Released
« on: November 15, 2011, 03:00:21 PM »
Safkhet Publishing are pleased to announce the release of the debut comic fantasy novel - The Banned Underground  by Will Macmillan Jones.  Available online at Waterstones and Amazon, and available in paperback and Kindle/epub format.

I think that I'm allowed to be excited.

Sci-Fi, Horror, YA & Urban Fantasy Books / YouTube trailer
« on: September 19, 2011, 07:36:36 PM »
As my publisher works on a YouTube trail, I wonder : has anyone ever bought a book based on such a thing?  Would you?

Writers' Corner / English to English Translations
« on: September 12, 2011, 09:18:06 PM »
The best advice I can give, speaking purely as a reader of reviews, is to be honest. A review should be written with the potential reader of the work being reviewed in mind. A good reviewer can dislike something without being unnecessarily scathing or harsh. A review is a work of journalism and journalistic integrity is doubly important in a largely unaccredited medium such as the web (not that accreditation means much in terms of integrity, these days - A different post for a different time).

The only slight note of caution I would add is to avoid using idiom and colloquialisms in the work as minus points. Mention it of course, for the benefit of your compatriots, but don't make it into a major point of negative critique. There's surprisingly vociferous proponents both for and against Americanisation of British fiction and why dip your toes in those waters? Make mention and let readers decide for themselves if this is likely to be an issue for them or not. It's unlikely to bother a British, Australian or New Zealander reader that much and the web is an international medium, after all. Who knows where your readership will come from? (Hint: At least one reader is very likely indeed to come from central Northumberland in England. ;))

I havemy first fantasy novel coming out in November, "The Banned Underground" and the publisher is busy translating all the non dialogue prose into 'american' to avoid potential bad reviews.....

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