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“First off, this is not really a shameless promotion of my fantasy novel, Alter Rock available here http://www.lulu.com/content/686760 . This is a condemnation of everyone on the "What are you reading" thread who ignored my shameless promotion on that thread. Well, I guess it really is a shameless promotion, but what the hell, so I am shameless.
Second, I am not asking anyone to buy this book, Alter Rock, available here http://www.lulu.com/content/686760 . Who would pay the price that a POD (print on demand) book costs, plus the shipping and handling, when you can buy a mainstream paperback for less than half the price. What I would like is some USEFUL criticism of my fantasy novel, Alter Rock, available here http://www.lulu.com/content/686760 .
Just click the Preview this Book hyper link under the cover photo of Alter Rock, my fantasy novel available here http://www.lulu.com/content/686760 and you can read the first 8 chapters or so. I suppose this is young adult, but even if I didn't write it, I would like it, too. And I am a very serious and sensible adult.
last edited: 3/12/07 8:07:20 AM”
“What's that link again?
Congrats on the book. I saw the ref on the books thread and figured you were joking. Big accomplishment.”
“IMPRESSIVE MUSIC LEAD IN
"If you have ever wanted a book that had NEAT grey and blue swirly stuff on the cover....THIS IS THE BOOK FOR YOU!!!!!
Listen to what the critics are saying
W. Shakespeare,"Thats it...since I read this I am not writing another thing."
T Capote:"I'm with bill"
Hyway, I will read it when I get a chance....hope these will help on the back cover.”
“well, not really much of an accomplishment. many people here could make a novel out of 2 or 3 of their long posts on fuego threads. :) But I think my book is more fun to read than fuego.”
“Well, my stupid job is going to require me to go out and work for a bit so I thought ...
Whats a shameless promotion thread without a bump.
So .... bump”
“That's cool, another Lulu-ite ;-)”
“Wow hyway, I'm impressed! Is the whole book on there?”
“Yes the whole book is up there, but only the first 51 pages is available for preview. I am getting rave reviews form the middle school set at my daughters school. :) Of course, that might be because they are afraid of losing a source of transportation to the movies and the like.”
“How much did you pay that one reviewer on the site link?”
“I don't even know that guy, but he is a genius. He has the all time best selling fiction novel on Lulu. Maybe because he gives fabulous reviews and people end up buying his book or using him as a reviewer of their novel. Either way, he gets a sale or he and his book gets free advertising.”
Kid transport for good reviews!!!
“LOL..readership by extortion...YOU SIR ARE A GENIUS (LOL).
I will try to get a copy and read it now, maybe drop it on my daughter's desk for her to look over.
True that all of us could Write a novel, you just had the guts to do it. Congrats.”
“Thanks XL, the reason I put it on Lulu was because my daughter is always pushing me to publish it. When we found Lulu I told her if she bought a book I'd do it :). I felt really bad taking her money. Well, for like 5 seconds anyway.”
“Oh my goodness, it's been well over an hour since I bumped this.”
“welllll...one good bump deserves another.”
“dude, you have to space them out so it doesn't look so obvious.”
“dang it, will someone clear this thread out of the way. I keep tripping over it.”
“congratulations hyway. that's pretty neat.
i ordered a copy. dam UPS raped me, shipping cost me almost as much as the book.
if it's good, i'll have to get it to you for a signing, so i can tell all my friends "i sorta know this dude"
if it sucks then i'll expect a full refund from you.
last edited: 3/12/07 6:01:46 PM”
“Hey, thanks for the support. It sounds like you didn't waste time reading teh review if you still bought one :D. I'll consider refunding you the portion of the book thats not covered by the preview LOL. I gave you that part for free. But the book doesn't suck. It might blow, but it doesn't suck :)
BTW, I should have mentioned it earlier, but the UPS shipping is expensive on that site. If you click the drop down button, you can choose USPS priority mail (just as fast, but a couple dollars cheaper) or media mail (a lot cheaper but supposedly takes longer, although I got my main order in 4-5 days after shipping using media mail)
I will be at traildays in may, but my signature might be a bit illegible if you don't catch me within the first 1/2 hour of arrival ;)”
“WAIT...if it gets him famous....does this mean we all gotta pitch in for the tweed jacket that all famous writers wear? Okay..what size...? (LOL)”
“I am already famous, only no one but me knows it.”
“Yeah, if you order off Lulu, just use USPS Media Mail as your shipping. Lulu ships fast, and the books are well protected for going thru Media Mail. (When we are out of books between printings fo o ur book, we use Lulu to fulfill orders)”
“I my order of 30 books came in 2 well packed boxes and arrived 11 days after I ordered them. Pretty good for media mail and POD.”
“Now would be a good time to have a troll character. I need to get one so I don't look so shameless.”
“OK...my copy is on the way...will ya give me a break now????”
“again, I would have been happy with a review of the preview. But thank you. Come to Traildays and I'll sign your book, boob, whatever ...”
“hysterical, absolutely hysterical
Not the book, the thread, not that I'm dinging the book. Didn't read the link
last edited: 3/13/07 12:55:53 PM”
“Thanks for the bump ;)”
“I was going to get it review or not...maybe I'll have the signature tatooed!”
“can I put Alter on one side and Rock on the other?”
“Sure thing! Be my guest!”
“hey crazygurl, I hope you enjoy my novel, Alter Rock, available here http://www.lulu.com/content/686760 . You are a wise and discriminating purviewer of great literature.”
“Excuse me, could someone direct me to the Photo Story thread?”
“I'm shameless, I dont have the power now
I don't want it anyhow
So I got to let it go.
Oh, I'm shameless, shameless as a man can be
You make a total fool of me
I just wanted you to know.
Oh, I'm shameless, I just wanted you to know
Oh, I'm shameless, oh, I'm down on my knees”
“I read the first three pages last night. It hooked me right away. I'm very interested to find out what the heck is going on w/ this kid. Good job Hyway! My one and only critism is that moms don't generally say stuff like "Oh My!" when their kid has 105° fever. It seemed stiff, if that makes sense. But, please don't get me wrong, I really am impressed and think it looks like a great well-written story.
last edited: 3/14/07 10:35:28 AM”
“It makes plenty of sense. I was trying to show her as concerned, but not overly so. As if she was told to be expecting it, but not really believing it was going to happen. Might have missed the mark with that line, but as long as I don't screw the dialogue pooch too often I think readers can be pretty forgiving if they like the story.
Thanks so much for reading and giving me some feedback. You are truly a fine and brilliant person who rises well above the rest of the scum that frequent TT, except sacco and crazygurl. They are truly great people, too. I'd praise XL too, but I am not kissing the mouth of anyone who owns a dog named chunks.”
“OH come on...there was that time at band camp (LOL)......I thought about naming one of my retrievers Chunks...but there is no way my friends would allow me a day of peace.”
“Hyway, are your eyes brown? ;)”
“green, with envy over your brilliance.”
“(full of)#&%!$, the only thing brilliant about me is my diamond earrings.”
“And so deserving of those diamond earrings you are.”
“Oh, XL, I'm so sorry that I failed to reply to your post. Yes, I am in complete agreement that your friends would never allow you a day of peace.”
“nor will I:)”
“hey, get your own shameless promotion thread! ;)”
“Pump it up!”
“Why don't you read my preview you illiterate dolt”
“Its a new day and I am still shameless.”
“and MarkO remains an illiterate dolt.”
“Pump it up!”
So says another satisfied customer of Osbon Medical Systems.”
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