27 août 2013

First update planned for "Mais qui est donc Sister Love ?"

At this stage I have read my text dozens of time, and what am I said first? Two spelling mistakes… in the prologue which must be ten lines long! I also located quotation marks to be modified, and a repetition to be removed in the text… I really should have made this 101st reading! But hell, at a certain moment, you just can't distinguish anything anymore in your own prose… Fortunately, the advantage of the ebook is that it can always be updated. My reader also said to me that the text was... [Lire la suite]
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26 août 2013

Awesome painting of Tarzan!

The painting was made by Cynthia Sheppard, and here are the links first of her blog, and of Thejohncarterfiles which relayed it: http://sheppard-arts.blogspot.fr/search?q=tarzan+light+of+knowledge http://thejohncarterfiles.com/2013/08/tarzan-and-the-light-of-knowledge-by-cynthia-sheppard-is-just-brilliant/ Rarely an illustration has succeeded in capturing in such manner the character of Tarzan as described in the novels of Edgar Rice Burroughs: his noble beauty, as well as his ape nature (the twisted... [Lire la suite]
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25 août 2013

Barsoom novels in a FNAC store in Paris!

I go on a regular basis to the FNAC Store near the “Arc de Triomphe” in Paris, France, and I have noted for several days now that the “Mars Cycle” books of Edgar Rice Burroughs are particularly emphasized in the store. They are presented, cover visible, at four different places in the store!
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21 août 2013

Sister Love: the Harlem Street Gang

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20 août 2013

The Blues Brothers: the perfect movie?

Last week, Arte (a French/German tv channel dedicated to culture) aired again The Blues Brothers (1980). I zapped on it… and once again, even if I know the movie by heart, I couldn’t help but watch it to the end. A musical, a comedy, an action film, a “live” cartoon, the Blues Brothers is all that at the same time and a whole that is worth much more than the sum of its parts; a delicate balance that could have led to something wobbly, but which ultimately functions in a completely coherent way. The proof being, the miracle will... [Lire la suite]
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19 août 2013

Definitive results of the free promotion!

First observation, the free promotion started with several hours of delay but was stopped just at the right time, therefore that wasn’t 4 full days of promotion. That perhaps wouldn’t have changed anything, but it’s an observation. I imagine that this delay can have more impact if the promotion lasts only two days, for example. Results of the free promotion : Mais Qui Est Donc Sister Love ? France: 57 sales US: 1 sale Germany: 3 sales Italy: 1 sale Japan: 1 sale Canada : 1 sale TOTAL : 64 sales   Who Is Sister Love? ... [Lire la suite]
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16 août 2013

Results of the free promotion

The free promotion indeed began on the 15th of August, a few hours late! By apparently it's not unusual. Here are the results in the 18th of August in the evening: Mais Qui Est Donc Sister Love ?: Amazon.fr: 57 sales. Ranking: n°3 in Boutique Kindle > Ebooks Kindle > SF, Fantasy et Terreur > Science-Fiction, n° 36 in free ebooks (best ranking: 36). The novel is in the top 50! Amazon.ca: 1 sale. Ranking: n°10 in science-fiction-French books, n°10 in science-fiction, n° 6211 in free... [Lire la suite]
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13 août 2013

Sister Love free for the week-end!

"Who Is Sister Love?" will be free in this long week-end that is in France attached to a non-working day, from the 15th to the 18th of August. Apparently some are dubitative about the effectiveness of these free promotions, since many people just accumulate ebooks which perhaps will never be read, stuck somewhere in their Kindle among hundreds of others also abandoned there. It's also seemingly a most certain fact that the book will have the dubious honor of being pirated! Anyway, a new jump of faith for the... [Lire la suite]
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11 août 2013

Price change for Sister Love!

To give more chances to the novel, and after consulting the Amazon message board, I lowered the price of Who Is Sister Love by one dollar. Apparently the average price of an ebook is around 3,99$, especially for an unknown author. I also modified the first message of the blog accordingly. If the person that bought the book for one dollar more, I could refund the difference of course! (well, if he/she doesn't ask for a full refund that is, I hope not!) I hope this will allow more people to discover Sister Love. For now, no... [Lire la suite]
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09 août 2013

Superheroes: their REAL superpower!

As I was writing “Who Is Sister Love? ”, one of my goals was to establish the story in a world as close to ours as possible (while being at the same time a true superhero story, i.e. with real superpowers), I realized something that may perhaps appear obvious to some, but that I hadn’t figured out before. The real and greater superhero power ever is not super-strength or resistance: it’s transportation! If the villains commit a crime, that generally doesn’t take them too much time, it’s thus imperative that the heroes can go to this... [Lire la suite]
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