Coming soon... nearly there...!

Discussion in 'The Watering Hole' started by Lightmancer, Apr 27, 2017.

  1. A is awesome

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  2. B is best

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  1. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Aug 13, 2011
    Sunny Frimley
    Bill Palmer
    ...my next book. Here's the final manuscript:

    IMG_20170427_103005_766.

    It’s a post-Brexit action adventure that sweeps from the streets of London to Lisbon, Seville and... Our hero is a photographer with a journey he has to make - and a secret he has to keep...

    Target publication is mid-May and I'm planning to produce both Kindle and paperback formats this time.

    Stay tuned...!
     
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  2. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs SC Legend Subscribing Member

    Sep 21, 2010
    Not too far from Philly
    you should be able to figure it out...
    Do you have other books available on Kindle Bill? If so, I'd be interested in checking them out...

    -Ray
     
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  3. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Aug 13, 2011
    Sunny Frimley
    Bill Palmer
    Only my guide book published last year, Ray. F8 and Been There, which I know a number of people here have read.

    This is my first novel, so although it draws upon my photographic and travel experience, the new book is very, very different. I'll put up an excerpt on Amazon shortly, and invite pre-orders. Need to photograph the cover first... a map of Europe, a compass, a micro SD card, an X-Pro2 and a SIG Sauer... ;)

    I've written for years, including for print - magazines back in the '80s and '90s.
     
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  4. Jock Elliott

    Jock Elliott SC All-Pro

    Jan 3, 2012
    Troy, NY
    I really look forward to it.

    Cheers, Jock
     
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  5. bluzcity

    bluzcity SC Veteran Subscribing Member

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    Jul 30, 2013
    Memphis, TN
    Brent
    What Jock said :2thumbs:
     
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  6. bilzmale

    bilzmale Super Moderator Emeritus Subscribing Member

    Jul 17, 2010
    Perth, Western Australia
    Bill Shinnick
    Ditto.
     
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  7. marlof

    marlof Trying to focus Subscribing Member

    Dec 25, 2010
    The Netherlands
    Marlof
    What the others said. And not because of peer pressure.
     
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  8. john m flores

    john m flores SC All-Pro

    Aug 13, 2012
    Awesome! I'm in the midst of writing a couple myself and let me tell you it's a hard slog lol. So kudos to anyone that puts in the hard yards!
     
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  9. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Aug 13, 2011
    Sunny Frimley
    Bill Palmer
    Right, I've had a couple of good friends do a proof-read. As a result the book has grown overall by about 10% - mostly character development and loophole closures. I'm on target to publish in the next couple of weeks.

    Could I ask a favour?

    Please give your opinion on the following two pictures, under consideration for the front cover:

    Cover A.
    Queens Wayfarer 1 Cover Square.

    Cover B.
    Queens Wayfarer 2 Cover Square.

    These are not the final versions, but the concepts are there. Without knowing anything about the plot, which image appeals most to you and is likely to make you want to read the book?
     
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  10. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    I prefer #1. I feel like #2 is trying too hard to be cute.
     
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  11. Jock Elliott

    Jock Elliott SC All-Pro

    Jan 3, 2012
    Troy, NY
    At the risk of being a PITA, I prefer the top one, but with the compass where the Sandisk is.

    Cheers, Jock
     
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  12. john m flores

    john m flores SC All-Pro

    Aug 13, 2012
    The top one will read better at small thumbnail sizes.
     
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  13. bilzmale

    bilzmale Super Moderator Emeritus Subscribing Member

    Jul 17, 2010
    Perth, Western Australia
    Bill Shinnick
    I agree #1 (but the map looks sharper in #2).
     
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  14. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Sue
    I like #2. #1 is too busy.
     
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  15. theoldsmithy

    theoldsmithy SC All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Jan 7, 2013
    Herefordshire, England
    Martin Connolly
    #2 - symmetry always gets me
     
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  16. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Aug 13, 2011
    Sunny Frimley
    Bill Palmer
    Okay... I've rethunk the cover and taken yoyr comments into considetation. Both of the above are indeed far too "busy" when you add title, subtitle etc and as my wife pointed out the picture doesn't have to slavishly reflect the plot, soooo...

    Overexposed Kindle 1.

    ...that's what it will look like on a Kindle Fire or other colour device.

    I'm just waiting for an ISBN to be issued, so that I can release in hardcopy paperback at the same time. :D
     
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  17. drd1135

    drd1135 SC Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Jul 13, 2011
    Lexington, Virginia
    Steve
    Nice. Also, "Overexposed" is much better than "Exposure Compensation". :biggrin:
     
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  18. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Aug 13, 2011
    Sunny Frimley
    Bill Palmer
    This is the first of a series. The main protagonist is a middle-aged photographer. The next will be called "Sharp Focus" ;)
     
  19. MiguelATF

    MiguelATF SC All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Aug 27, 2013
    Talent, Oregon (far from the madding crowd)
    Miguel Tejada-Flores
    #1 by a long margin. It comes right out with the camera and the gun and the map and puts me squarely in the middle of the universe of your story. #2 is, or rather seems to me to be, trying a little too hard to be more 'subtle' - to leave more to the imagination - and while that may work for some aspects of your storytelling or narrative, for an image, I think a more direct approach has more power.

    That's the long-winded answer.

    The shorter-winded (or, simply, shorter) answer is - #1 makes me want to read the book - and #2 doesn't.

    Good luck with the choice - and it sounds (the book, I mean) quite cool!
     
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  20. MiguelATF

    MiguelATF SC All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Aug 27, 2013
    Talent, Oregon (far from the madding crowd)
    Miguel Tejada-Flores
    "Overexposed" is a great title. And your final image - if indeed it is the final one - really works quite nicely.
    Bravo! to the photographer .... and another Bravo! to the writer!
     
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