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  • John Davis
    Hi, Does Mythprint review electronic-only novels? I ask as my agent proved unable to find a publisher for my latest fantasy book, so I decided to put it on
    Message 1 of 13 , Jul 25, 2011
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      Hi,
       
      Does Mythprint review electronic-only novels? I ask as my agent proved unable to find a publisher for my latest fantasy book, so I decided to put it on Kindle myself...
       
      John
    • Jason Fisher
      Hi, John, Sure, we could review that — at least, in theory. I don t discriminate against self-published works, or electronic versus print books. The only
      Message 2 of 13 , Jul 25, 2011
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        Hi, John,

        Sure, we could review that — at least, in theory. I don't discriminate against self-published works, or electronic versus print books. The only challenge might be getting someone willing to do it. Not everyone likes reading e-books, and not everyone likes self-published (or unpublished) books either. But if someone is willing, I wouldn't object to running it in Mythprint. Feel free to send me a copy, if you can do so as a PDF or something similarly machine-agnostic, and I'll add it to the list of book available for review (noting it as electronic). If it can only be on a Kindle, I don't know exactly how we'd get it to a reviewer. I don't have a Kindle and don't really know anything about how e-readers work. I we get a volunteer, perhaps you can advise or assist.

        And since this reply is public, let this stand as an open invitation to anyone out there who might be interested in reviewing John's new book for Mythprint. If you'd like to do so, please drop me a line at mythprint@....

        Jase


        From: John Davis <john@...>
        To: mythsoc@yahoogroups.com
        Sent: Monday, July 25, 2011 5:20 AM
        Subject: [mythsoc] Mythprint question

         
        Hi,
         
        Does Mythprint review electronic-only novels? I ask as my agent proved unable to find a publisher for my latest fantasy book, so I decided to put it on Kindle myself...
         
        John


      • bernip
        I know a number of MythSoc people have Kindles, and some iPad users have the Kindle app so they can read that format as well. (The app is also available for
        Message 3 of 13 , Jul 25, 2011
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          I know a number of MythSoc people have Kindles, and some iPad users have the Kindle app so they can read that format as well.  (The app is also available for iPhone so you can read Kindle books on an iPhone.)
           
          I have a Sony and prefer epub files (although PDF works, too).
           
          John, if you told us a little more about your book, maybe someone would be interested.  Type of fantasy?  Length?  (I don't go in for the long epics myself.  I'm more of a contemporary urban fantasy type, preferably under 400 pages.)  Maybe give us a snapshot of it - just a few lines describing it.  And for those of us a little more prudish, if it gets somewhat graphic, a warning would be appropriate.  Thanks!
           
          Berni Phillips Bratman


          From: mythsoc@yahoogroups.com [mailto:mythsoc@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Jason Fisher
          Sent: Monday, July 25, 2011 7:13 PM
          To: mythsoc@yahoogroups.com
          Subject: Re: [mythsoc] Mythprint question

          Hi, John,

          Sure, we could review that — at least, in theory. I don't discriminate against self-published works, or electronic versus print books. The only challenge might be getting someone willing to do it. Not everyone likes reading e-books, and not everyone likes self-published (or unpublished) books either. But if someone is willing, I wouldn't object to running it in Mythprint. Feel free to send me a copy, if you can do so as a PDF or something similarly machine-agnostic, and I'll add it to the list of book available for review (noting it as electronic). If it can only be on a Kindle, I don't know exactly how we'd get it to a reviewer. I don't have a Kindle and don't really know anything about how e-readers work. I we get a volunteer, perhaps you can advise or assist.

          And since this reply is public, let this stand as an open invitation to anyone out there who might be interested in reviewing John's new book for Mythprint. If you'd like to do so, please drop me a line at mythprint@....

          Jase


          From: John Davis <john@...>
          To: mythsoc@yahoogroups.com
          Sent: Monday, July 25, 2011 5:20 AM
          Subject: [mythsoc] Mythprint question

           
          Hi,
           
          Does Mythprint review electronic-only novels? I ask as my agent proved unable to find a publisher for my latest fantasy book, so I decided to put it on Kindle myself...
           
          John


        • John Davis
          Hi Jase, I believe that the Kindle app can be installed for free on PC, MAC, iPad, etc. Or at least, it gave me that option when I put the book up on Amazon,
          Message 4 of 13 , Jul 26, 2011
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            Hi Jase,
             
            I believe that the Kindle app can be installed for free on PC, MAC, iPad, etc. Or at least, it gave me that option when I put the book up on Amazon, anyway.
             
            And I entirely understand peoples' hesitation to read self-published works - I often feel the same myself, hypocritically as it now turns out! If it helps any, I do write for a living, albeit in the gaming industry.
             
            John
             
            ----- Original Message -----
            Sent: Tuesday, July 26, 2011 3:12 AM
            Subject: Re: [mythsoc] Mythprint question

             

            Hi, John,

            Sure, we could review that — at least, in theory. I don't discriminate against self-published works, or electronic versus print books. The only challenge might be getting someone willing to do it. Not everyone likes reading e-books, and not everyone likes self-published (or unpublished) books either. But if someone is willing, I wouldn't object to running it in Mythprint. Feel free to send me a copy, if you can do so as a PDF or something similarly machine-agnostic, and I'll add it to the list of book available for review (noting it as electronic). If it can only be on a Kindle, I don't know exactly how we'd get it to a reviewer. I don't have a Kindle and don't really know anything about how e-readers work. I we get a volunteer, perhaps you can advise or assist.

            And since this reply is public, let this stand as an open invitation to anyone out there who might be interested in reviewing John's new book for Mythprint. If you'd like to do so, please drop me a line at mythprint@....

            Jase


            From: John Davis <john@...>
            To: mythsoc@yahoogroups.com
            Sent: Monday, July 25, 2011 5:20 AM
            Subject: [mythsoc] Mythprint question

             
            Hi,
             
            Does Mythprint review electronic-only novels? I ask as my agent proved unable to find a publisher for my latest fantasy book, so I decided to put it on Kindle myself...
             
            John


          • John Davis
            Hi Berni, The book is what I suppose these days is called urban (real-world) fantasy, though in this case it is more rural fantasy . There are scenes of
            Message 5 of 13 , Jul 26, 2011
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              Hi Berni,
               
              The book is what I suppose these days is called urban (real-world) fantasy, though in this case it is more 'rural fantasy'. There are scenes of violence, but I'd rate them PG12 rather than 18! Length 100,000 words. So longish for an urban fantasy, short compared to high fantasy epics!
               
              Here's the first bit of the blurb:
              Evie is a loner, preferring the solitude of the moors to anything that civilization has to offer. She is also, she discovers as the beast awakens in her, a werewolf, not bitten but born that way, a fact which makes her unique. But she is not the only wild thing on the moors. For the Huntsman, Master of the Chase that roams across lands and worlds, seeks to claim Evie for his pack, and his coming will tear down the veils that separate this world from others, bringing chaos and destruction...
              The rest can be found on Amazon (Fell Runner; John Davis) if you are interested.
               
              And now I've probably taken up more than enough of the list's time with shameless self-promotion. So many thanks for your tolerance!
               
              John
               
               
              ----- Original Message -----
              From: bernip
              Sent: Tuesday, July 26, 2011 3:38 AM
              Subject: RE: [mythsoc] Mythprint question

               

              I know a number of MythSoc people have Kindles, and some iPad users have the Kindle app so they can read that format as well.  (The app is also available for iPhone so you can read Kindle books on an iPhone.)
               
              I have a Sony and prefer epub files (although PDF works, too).
               
              John, if you told us a little more about your book, maybe someone would be interested.  Type of fantasy?  Length?  (I don't go in for the long epics myself.  I'm more of a contemporary urban fantasy type, preferably under 400 pages.)  Maybe give us a snapshot of it - just a few lines describing it.  And for those of us a little more prudish, if it gets somewhat graphic, a warning would be appropriate.  Thanks!
               
              Berni Phillips Bratman


              From: mythsoc@yahoogroups.com [mailto:mythsoc@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Jason Fisher
              Sent: Monday, July 25, 2011 7:13 PM
              To: mythsoc@yahoogroups.com
              Subject: Re: [mythsoc] Mythprint question

              Hi, John,

              Sure, we could review that — at least, in theory. I don't discriminate against self-published works, or electronic versus print books. The only challenge might be getting someone willing to do it. Not everyone likes reading e-books, and not everyone likes self-published (or unpublished) books either. But if someone is willing, I wouldn't object to running it in Mythprint. Feel free to send me a copy, if you can do so as a PDF or something similarly machine-agnostic, and I'll add it to the list of book available for review (noting it as electronic). If it can only be on a Kindle, I don't know exactly how we'd get it to a reviewer. I don't have a Kindle and don't really know anything about how e-readers work. I we get a volunteer, perhaps you can advise or assist.

              And since this reply is public, let this stand as an open invitation to anyone out there who might be interested in reviewing John's new book for Mythprint. If you'd like to do so, please drop me a line at mythprint@....

              Jase


              From: John Davis <john@...>
              To: mythsoc@yahoogroups.com
              Sent: Monday, July 25, 2011 5:20 AM
              Subject: [mythsoc] Mythprint question

               
              Hi,
               
              Does Mythprint review electronic-only novels? I ask as my agent proved unable to find a publisher for my latest fantasy book, so I decided to put it on Kindle myself...
               
              John


            • Alana Joli Abbott
              Hi John, One more question, and then we ll let you off the self-promotion hook! :) Are you looking at selling through Barnes and Noble, Fictionwise, or any of
              Message 6 of 13 , Jul 26, 2011
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                Hi John,

                One more question, and then we'll let you off the self-promotion hook! :) Are you looking at selling through Barnes and Noble, Fictionwise, or any of the other available mediums? (I have two books available on http://www.drivethrufantasy.com, and I know they're a pleasure to work with if you want contact info for them.) Despite kindle books being readable on most devices, they're not readable from my dedicated e-reader (a nook from B&N), so having multiple options for sale could be helpful in gaining readers like me! I know that amazon doesn't have an "us only" clause in at least one of their options, as several of my author friends have e-books available on Kindle, at B&N, and through other sources.

                Hope you'll consider it, because it sounds like something I'd enjoy reading. :)

                -Alana

                On Tue, Jul 26, 2011 at 4:44 AM, John Davis <john@...> wrote:
                 

                Hi Berni,
                 
                The book is what I suppose these days is called urban (real-world) fantasy, though in this case it is more 'rural fantasy'. There are scenes of violence, but I'd rate them PG12 rather than 18! Length 100,000 words. So longish for an urban fantasy, short compared to high fantasy epics!
                 
                Here's the first bit of the blurb:
                Evie is a loner, preferring the solitude of the moors to anything that civilization has to offer. She is also, she discovers as the beast awakens in her, a werewolf, not bitten but born that way, a fact which makes her unique. But she is not the only wild thing on the moors. For the Huntsman, Master of the Chase that roams across lands and worlds, seeks to claim Evie for his pack, and his coming will tear down the veils that separate this world from others, bringing chaos and destruction...
                The rest can be found on Amazon (Fell Runner; John Davis) if you are interested.
                 
                And now I've probably taken up more than enough of the list's time with shameless self-promotion. So many thanks for your tolerance!
                 
                John
                 


                --
                Alana Joli Abbott, Freelance Writer and Editor (http://www.virgilandbeatrice.com)
                Author of Into the Reach and Departure, available at http://tinyurl.com/aja-ebooks
                Columnist, "The Town with Five Main Streets," http://branford.patch.com/columns/the-town-with-five-main-streets
                Contributor to Origins Award winner, Serenity Adventures: http://tinyurl.com/serenity-adventures
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              • John Davis
                Hi Alana, Thanks for that. No, it hadn t occurred to me to put it on an e-reader, as I didn t know dedicated e-reader devices existed! (I have my e-reader
                Message 7 of 13 , Jul 26, 2011
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                  Hi Alana,
                   
                  Thanks for that. No, it hadn't occurred to me to put it on an e-reader, as I didn't know dedicated e-reader devices existed! (I have my e-reader software on my PC). But now I do, I'll certainly look into it.
                   
                  Thanks,
                   
                  John
                   
                  ----- Original Message -----
                  Sent: Tuesday, July 26, 2011 2:12 PM
                  Subject: Re: [mythsoc] Mythprint question

                   

                  Hi John,


                  One more question, and then we'll let you off the self-promotion hook! :) Are you looking at selling through Barnes and Noble, Fictionwise, or any of the other available mediums? (I have two books available on http://www.drivethrufantasy.com, and I know they're a pleasure to work with if you want contact info for them.) Despite kindle books being readable on most devices, they're not readable from my dedicated e-reader (a nook from B&N), so having multiple options for sale could be helpful in gaining readers like me! I know that amazon doesn't have an "us only" clause in at least one of their options, as several of my author friends have e-books available on Kindle, at B&N, and through other sources.

                  Hope you'll consider it, because it sounds like something I'd enjoy reading. :)

                  -Alana

                  On Tue, Jul 26, 2011 at 4:44 AM, John Davis <john@...> wrote:
                   

                  Hi Berni,
                   
                  The book is what I suppose these days is called urban (real-world) fantasy, though in this case it is more 'rural fantasy'. There are scenes of violence, but I'd rate them PG12 rather than 18! Length 100,000 words. So longish for an urban fantasy, short compared to high fantasy epics!
                   
                  Here's the first bit of the blurb:
                  Evie is a loner, preferring the solitude of the moors to anything that civilization has to offer. She is also, she discovers as the beast awakens in her, a werewolf, not bitten but born that way, a fact which makes her unique. But she is not the only wild thing on the moors. For the Huntsman, Master of the Chase that roams across lands and worlds, seeks to claim Evie for his pack, and his coming will tear down the veils that separate this world from others, bringing chaos and destruction...
                  The rest can be found on Amazon (Fell Runner; John Davis) if you are interested.
                   
                  And now I've probably taken up more than enough of the list's time with shameless self-promotion. So many thanks for your tolerance!
                   
                  John
                   


                  --
                  Alana Joli Abbott, Freelance Writer and Editor (http://www.virgilandbeatrice.com)
                  Author of Into the Reach and Departure, available at http://tinyurl.com/aja-ebooks
                  Columnist, "The Town with Five Main Streets," http://branford.patch.com/columns/the-town-with-five-main-streets
                  Contributor to Origins Award winner, Serenity Adventures: http://tinyurl.com/serenity-adventures
                  --
                  For updates on my writings, join my mailing list at http://groups.google.com/group/alanajoliabbottfans

                • David Bratman
                  ... I m a little bit puzzled by this. The Nook is not a dedicated e-reader but an open-format one, which can read epub, which is the standard
                  Message 8 of 13 , Jul 26, 2011
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                    "Alana Joli Abbott" <alanajoli@...> wrote:

                    > Despite kindle books being readable on
                    > most devices, they're not readable from my dedicated e-reader (a nook from
                    > B&N),

                    I'm a little bit puzzled by this. The Nook is not a "dedicated" e-reader
                    but an open-format one, which can read epub, which is the standard
                    interchangeable format for most e-readers that are not the Kindle, as well
                    as pdfs and Word files. It was the original Kindle which was infamous for
                    not reading anything but Kindle files, though I understand subsequent
                    generations have expanded on this, and there are now Kindle apps for reading
                    Kindle format on other devices. But you still have to get the app. You
                    don't need a Nook-specific app to read Nook files elsewhere, because there
                    is no Nook format, there's only epub.
                  • Alana Joli Abbott
                    Sorry, David. I was using dedicated e-reader in this context to mean my device that only reads e-books, as compared to a tabled PC or an iPad. Kindles
                    Message 9 of 13 , Jul 26, 2011
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                      Sorry, David. I was using "dedicated e-reader" in this context to mean "my device that only reads e-books," as compared to a tabled PC or an iPad. Kindles certainly can read most open-source files at this point, as well (though I believe they still don't read ePub files).

                      I *think* that B&N actually sells books in the pdb format, rather than ePub, but I also can't figure out how to get B&N-purchased e-books to let me open them in a non nook-app program. (I actually can't figure out where the files are downloaded to after I purchase them from B&N, and this after about ten minutes of poking around and doing a google search to try to get a clue from someone else.) Someone tech-savvier than me probably can, of course!

                      -Alana


                      On Tue, Jul 26, 2011 at 10:42 AM, David Bratman <dbratman@...> wrote:
                       

                      "Alana Joli Abbott" <alanajoli@...> wrote:

                      > Despite kindle books being readable on
                      > most devices, they're not readable from my dedicated e-reader (a nook from
                      > B&N),

                      I'm a little bit puzzled by this. The Nook is not a "dedicated" e-reader
                      but an open-format one, which can read epub, which is the standard
                      interchangeable format for most e-readers that are not the Kindle, as well
                      as pdfs and Word files. It was the original Kindle which was infamous for
                      not reading anything but Kindle files, though I understand subsequent
                      generations have expanded on this, and there are now Kindle apps for reading
                      Kindle format on other devices. But you still have to get the app. You
                      don't need a Nook-specific app to read Nook files elsewhere, because there
                      is no Nook format, there's only epub.




                      --
                      Alana Joli Abbott, Freelance Writer and Editor (http://www.virgilandbeatrice.com)
                      Author of Into the Reach and Departure, available at http://tinyurl.com/aja-ebooks
                      Columnist, "The Town with Five Main Streets," http://branford.patch.com/columns/the-town-with-five-main-streets
                      Contributor to Origins Award winner, Serenity Adventures: http://tinyurl.com/serenity-adventures
                      --
                      For updates on my writings, join my mailing list at http://groups.google.com/group/alanajoliabbottfans

                    • Joan.Marie.Verba@sff.net
                      ... From: John Davis ... didn t know dedicated e-reader devices existed! (I have my e-reader software on my PC). But now I do, I ll
                      Message 10 of 13 , Jul 26, 2011
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                        --- Original Message ---
                        From: "John Davis" <john@...>
                        > Thanks for that. No, it hadn't occurred to me to put it on an e-reader, as I
                        didn't know dedicated e-reader devices existed! (I have my e-reader software on
                        my PC). But now I do, I'll certainly look into it.

                        If you're self-publishing on the Kindle, be sure and also self-publish on
                        Smashwords. Smashwords titles are available on a number of different formats,
                        including ePub. I have my own titles there, and I'm finding, in particular,
                        that I sell a lot to the iPad.

                        http://www.smashwords.com

                        Joan Marie Verba
                      • Edith Crowe
                        Joan-- Did you copy this to me by mistake? I don t see his original query... -- Edith Crowe, Corresponding Secretary The Mythopoeic Society
                        Message 11 of 13 , Jul 26, 2011
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                          Joan--
                           
                          Did you copy this to me by mistake? I don't see his original query...
                          --
                          Edith Crowe, Corresponding Secretary
                          The Mythopoeic Society
                          http://www.mythsoc.org | correspondence@...

                          On Tue, Jul 26, 2011 at 8:17 AM, <Joan.Marie.Verba@...> wrote:
                           

                          --- Original Message ---
                          From: "John Davis" <john@...>
                          > Thanks for that. No, it hadn't occurred to me to put it on an e-reader, as I
                          didn't know dedicated e-reader devices existed! (I have my e-reader software on
                          my PC). But now I do, I'll certainly look into it.

                          If you're self-publishing on the Kindle, be sure and also self-publish on
                          Smashwords. Smashwords titles are available on a number of different formats,
                          including ePub. I have my own titles there, and I'm finding, in particular,
                          that I sell a lot to the iPad.

                          http://www.smashwords.com

                          Joan Marie Verba




                        • Joan.Marie.Verba@sff.net
                          Edith, if you check below, you ll see his original query, which I was responding to. (In particular, the discussion was on his e-publishing, and e- publishing
                          Message 12 of 13 , Jul 26, 2011
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                            Edith, if you check below, you'll see his original query, which I was
                            responding to. (In particular, the discussion was on his e-publishing, and e-
                            publishing to formats other than/in addition to Kindle. Also, previous
                            discussions asked where and in which formats his ebook could be found.) Joan

                            --- Original Message ---
                            From: Edith Crowe <correspondence@...>
                            To: mythsoc@yahoogroups.com
                            CC:
                            Date: Tue, 26 Jul 2011 08:32:07 -0800
                            Subject: Re: [mythsoc] Mythprint question

                            > Joan--
                            >
                            > Did you copy this to me by mistake? I don't see his original query...
                            > --
                            > Edith Crowe, Corresponding Secretary
                            > The Mythopoeic Society
                            > http://www.mythsoc.org | correspondence@...
                            >
                            > On Tue, Jul 26, 2011 at 8:17 AM, wrote:
                            >
                            > > **
                            > >
                            > >
                            > > --- Original Message ---
                            > > From: "John Davis"
                            > > > Thanks for that. No, it hadn't occurred to me to put it on an e-reader,
                            > > as I
                            > > didn't know dedicated e-reader devices existed! (I have my e-reader
                            > > software on
                            > > my PC). But now I do, I'll certainly look into it.
                            > >
                            > > If you're self-publishing on the Kindle, be sure and also self-publish on
                            > > Smashwords. Smashwords titles are available on a number of different
                            > > formats,
                            > > including ePub. I have my own titles there, and I'm finding, in particular,
                            > >
                            > > that I sell a lot to the iPad.
                            > >
                            > > http://www.smashwords.com
                            > >
                            > > Joan Marie Verba
                            > >
                            > >
                            > >
                            >
                            >
                            >
                          • John Davis
                            Thanks Joan. I ll take a look. John ... From: Joan.Marie.Verba@sff.net To: mythsoc@yahoogroups.com Sent: Tuesday, July 26, 2011 5:17 PM Subject: [mythsoc]
                            Message 13 of 13 , Jul 27, 2011
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                              Thanks Joan. I'll take a look.
                               
                              John
                              ----- Original Message -----
                              Sent: Tuesday, July 26, 2011 5:17 PM
                              Subject: [mythsoc] Mythprint question

                               

                              --- Original Message ---
                              From: "John Davis" <john@...>
                              > Thanks for that. No, it hadn't occurred to me to put it on an e-reader, as I
                              didn't know dedicated e-reader devices existed! (I have my e-reader software on
                              my PC). But now I do, I'll certainly look into it.

                              If you're self-publishing on the Kindle, be sure and also self-publish on
                              Smashwords. Smashwords titles are available on a number of different formats,
                              including ePub. I have my own titles there, and I'm finding, in particular,
                              that I sell a lot to the iPad.

                              http://www.smashwords.com

                              Joan Marie Verba

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