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Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: David Gemmell
« on: September 05, 2014, 03:31:24 PM »
That's a fine choice - though The Sword In The Storm (1st in the Rigante series) is my favourite Gemmell book.


Best, and I think most effective, trailer I've seen is this one from Chuck Wendig - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gcR1B-48lK4 - mainly because it's a little short story with just text and dialogue that perfectly sets up the tone of the novel.

I wondered why she moved on... what happened?

Much of it is explained in her own words here http://www.kameronhurley.com/dealno-deal-writers-arent-totally-stupid/

That's an amazing cover, and it's good to see Kameron moving on after some shoddy treatment at her previous publisher.

Anyone who was once, or still is, into Fighting Fantasy and/or Lone Wolf should check out this http://gamebookadventures.com/gamebooks/fighting-fantasy/ and this http://lonewolfthegame.com/ for your varied digital devices of choice!!

Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: New Fantasy-Faction Amazon Store
« on: January 09, 2014, 11:48:13 PM »
You're on there :)

Not on the Best of 2013 list I ain't. :)

Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: New Fantasy-Faction Amazon Store
« on: January 09, 2014, 03:50:36 PM »
Well, we've come up with an Amazon store that will allow us to add categories of books such as 'Best Books of 2013', 'Most Anticipated Books', 'What we've recently reviewed' and a Fantasy section too.

Erm... did you forget someone?

Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: Most anticipated books of 2014?
« on: December 03, 2013, 12:54:43 PM »
The Shattered Crown by Richard Ford (Headline)

<Sighs in relief. Wipes fevered brow. Puts bottom lip away.>

Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: Promotion Brainstorming
« on: August 28, 2013, 09:23:30 AM »
I like the idea of bonus short stories, and I've been thinking of doing something along those lines myself. Only sticking point is I haven't worked out exactly how you'd deliver something like that exclusively to your pre-order customers. Perhaps there's a way of offering a promo code with every pre-order that could be redeemed via Kindle or some other platform. If anyone has any ideas on that I'd be interested to hear them.

Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: Your next 5 books....
« on: August 10, 2013, 01:09:01 PM »
So next 5 should look something like....

- The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland...etc  (started)
- The Lives of Tao
- The Dragon's Path
- Herald of the Storm
- Dragonflight (or maybe The Eyre Affair, depends on mood)

An excellent selection!

Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: It's making me twitch
« on: July 26, 2013, 11:03:59 PM »
In the US, at least, that size is called "trade paperback", though there are a couple of different variants.  ("trade" meaning "bookstores".)  The smallest are "mass-market paperback" b/c they were originally designed for supermarket racks.

It's the same in the UK. Trade paperbacks will generally come out at the same time as the hardback version, so if Amazon tells you the 'paperback' version has the same release date as the 'hardback' version then you're ordering the larger sized copy. You'll generally have to wait three or four months between hardback/trade release and the smaller (mass-market) version to come out.

For me, Fantasy Faction encapsulates everything positive about the genre. Its insightful articles, lively forum and balanced reviews make it invaluable for all fans of fantasy fiction.

You did get honourable mention on the most anticipated books of 2013, a very good review on Kultus from me and a VERY good review on your latest from Doug though ;-)

All right, I'll let you off.

...it means so much to me that I constantly big the site up despite me being the only fantasy author on the planet not to have a thread in the 'fantasy authors discussion' section.

No, I don't have one either.  :'(

Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: Author or Writer Reviews
« on: March 21, 2013, 12:19:28 PM »
As a writer I would never put myself out there and criticise another writer's work. I'm happy to say when I like something, but I'd never talk trash about someone else's novel... as much as I'd like to.

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