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So yeah... less than 12 hours remaining on this one if anyone else wants to jump in. And I do reply and answer comments if any has questions. :)

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Small Press & Self-Published / Fantasy Paperback Giveaway - Gorp
« on: May 08, 2019, 02:18:21 AM »


There are only a few days left until May 10th, when the giveaway will end. I'm awarding 2 paperback copies of my first fantasy novel "Gorp: Goblin Janitor", which is the first book in the Gorp the Goblin Trilogy. The paperback will be ship anywhere in the world that I'm able to. The 3rd and final Gorp novel "Gorp: Defender of the Realm" will release on May 20th and this giveaway is to celebrate the new release.

To enter -> https://kingsumo.com/g/aneixs/fantasy-paperback-book-giveaway-gorp-goblin-janitor

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Self Publishing Discussion / Re: Is it worth using Goodreads?
« on: January 23, 2019, 12:00:35 AM »
I use Goodreads as both a reader and author. As for reading, I really like the Yearly Challenge they have going and it actually has encourage me to read more. I also have my TBR list and I have found other books I'd like to read by see what others share in their TBR or Read piles.

As an author, it's also been good for me in regards to providing another platform to interact with the public. I've also had interviewers and bloggers use it as a form of authenticity to validate me as an author, so having a profile there at minimum would be a high recommendation. As for the social aspects, there are a select few Groups that have been good and I've learned a few things, even sold a few books, but there are nasty groups that I quickly leave once I find them inactive or mismanaged. But I don't consider that enough to leave the site altogether. And the new GR Giveaway is utter trash and overly priced. If they would greatly lower the cost, I'd consider using it again, however, I have used Amazon's giveaway before and GR is much better than the one on the Amazon website.

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I concur that $3.99 is a good price for a novel. As for Novellas, $2.99 could work. If writing full novels, never ever offer it free unless you are getting something you can use as an author in return. Instead, write a Novella or Short Story and offer that free with details at the end leading into the novel or series. 

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Introductions / Re: American Outback Explorer who loves Fantasy
« on: January 16, 2019, 01:02:00 PM »
Welcome. Cool map!

Thanks for the welcome! Glad you like it. I have many more where that one came from.

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Introductions / Re: American Outback Explorer who loves Fantasy
« on: January 15, 2019, 11:31:54 AM »
Thanks for the welcome!
In that case, I'll post the world map for my Gorp the Goblin series :)


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Introductions / Re: American Outback Explorer who loves Fantasy
« on: January 15, 2019, 06:03:01 AM »
Welcome!
Feel free to read and post anywhere, serious or not so, about books or not :)

Thanks for the welcome. I've actually interacted on the FB group more than here, but decided to check out the forums now.

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Introductions / Re: Where Are You?
« on: January 14, 2019, 12:03:35 AM »
American born in Texas...
   but currently, I reside in Sydney, Australia.
Welcome. I’m an Aussie born and bred and live in Melbourne. @Lady Ty is originally from England, but now resides in Canberra, so there’s a few of us here down under.

Hey! Thanks for the welcome. Do you happen to know of an Australian Fantasy centric sites or groups?

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Hello,

Gorp: Goblin Janitor
Gorp the goblin is fleeing his lands in search of better employment. With only a cloth map to guide him, he sets out across the sea to secure work at Ye Olde Dungeon working for the sinister Dungeon Overlord Jamalin Spellslinger. Once there, along with a group of misfit monsters, Gorp is hired on as a janitor to clean up the messes left behind by the horde of fortune, glory, and treasure seeking adventurers. But all is not well within the dungeon as the Red Dragon has ideas and an agenda of his own.

I'm fantasy author Jon Ray of the Gorp the Goblin series. To introduce one lucky winner to the world of Gorp the Goblin, I'm giving away a free paperback copy of the first book in the series to a random member of my Newsletter. I will also pay to ship anywhere in the world, so everyone is welcome to join. eBooks are great, I read a lot of them myself, but there is just something different about having a real paperback book in your hands.

To join the monthly newsletter click here-> https://kingsumo.com/g/4wemqz/free-fantasy-paperback-book-giveaway-gorp-goblin-janitor
The January Newsletter goes out on the 15th and I'll be picking a random winner from those signed up before the February 15th Newsletter goes out.

If you'd prefer to just get the eBook version:

https://www.amazon.com/Gorp-Goblin-Janitor-Jon-Ray-ebook/dp/B071W9MC7B/


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Introductions / American Outback Explorer who loves Fantasy
« on: January 12, 2019, 11:31:07 AM »
Greetings!
I'm Jon Ray, an American born in Texas, who now calls Sydney, Australia home. When I'm not reading, I like to get out to the actual Australian Outback every chance I can for adventure and to pan for gold/gems. I'm also a fantasy author with two novels out now in my Gorp the Goblin series.

At the moment I'm wrapping up the 3rd and final book and hope to have it out later this year. Next, I have my fantasy world of Agrobathe that I've spent over 10 years of world-building on, which I've been writing short stories for and will publish as an Anthology. Because I deal in fantasy so much and am a Dungeons & Dragons lifer, I also do my own fantasy cartography work and all my books come with maps. One of the things I love about reading old fantasy book are the maps that use to get included.

Reading wise, I'm an active reader and have been taking the Goodreads Challenge 3 years in a row now. Last year was 20 books and for me, that's a lot as I'm quite an active person and don't have as much time to read as I use to. I also fill most my free time with writing as I'm working towards establishing myself as a full-time author, eventually. In Middle School, I read "The Hobbit" and have been hooked on reading fantasy ever since then. I next moved over into the Dragonlance series and have read probably half that entire collection.

I could go on and on, but I'll cut it short and just point everyone to the two places they can catch more of me.

Official Site - http://author.jonray.net
FB Author page - https://www.facebook.com/JonRayAuthor

Cheers!
Jon Ray

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Introductions / Re: Where Are You?
« on: January 12, 2019, 11:20:39 AM »
American born in Texas...
   but currently, I reside in Sydney, Australia.

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General Discussion / Re: Goodreads
« on: January 12, 2019, 08:08:19 AM »
Hello!

I use Goodreads all the time as both an author and a reader. I'm always looking for recommendations so feel free to add me. I also do the yearly reading challenge and recommend it if you haven't already signed up for it there.

You can find my profile here--> https://www.goodreads.com/JonRay.

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General Discussion / Re: Got a blog? Share it!
« on: January 12, 2019, 08:03:47 AM »
1) Writer's Tower Blog
2) I write about my own books as well as about writing, the process, the ups, the downs, as well as my experience as a writer on this journey to spin a tale.
3) http://author.jonray.net/writers-tower-blog/
4) I started a blog for two reasons, to keep me active as a writer and to as a way to share my thoughts in the background, not often presented in my works for fiction.

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Small Press & Self-Published / Re: Want to Have Your Novel Reviewed?
« on: January 11, 2019, 12:23:34 PM »
Greetings!

I'm a new fantasy author who just published my 2nd book in a series this past Christmas. I'm looking for people who can review my book so that I can get it listed on BookBarbarian. They require a certain amount of reviews before they will accept a book. If you could help me out I would be grateful and even more grateful if I can find a new fan of my work. I'm finishing up the final 3rd book in the Gorp the Goblin series at the moment and will have it published sometime later this year. Afterward, I have plenty of new series just itching to break out.

Name: Jon Ray
Website URL: http://author.jonray.net
Novel Title: Gorp: Goblin Janitor
Genre: Fantasy
Length: 210p
Format: eBook / Paperback
Back Cover Blurb: Gorp the goblin is fleeing his lands in search of better employment. With only a cloth map to guide him, he sets out across the sea to secure work at Ye Olde Dungeon working for the sinister Dungeon Overlord Jamalin Spellslinger. Once there, along with a group of misfit monsters, Gorp is hired on as a janitor to clean up the messes left behind by the horde of fortune, glory, and treasure seeking adventurers. But all is not well within the dungeon as the Red Dragon has ideas and an agenda of his own.
How Many Copies Available for Reviewers: (Check for free paperback giveaways in my monthly newsletter)
Stipulations: Must buy own copy of eBook or Paperback. Looking to get reviews on either Goodreads or Amazon. You can join my Monthly Newsletter from my Website URL above and have a chance to win a free paperback of the book.

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