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PostPosted: Tue Dec 18, 2012 4:13 pm 
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Allo chaps,

Just thought some of you might be interested in this one. I wrote a book for Amazon Kindle about a grand prix racing driver named Amy Skylar. She's a tough, fiery redhead who takes part in an epic race across Africa, not unlike the Dakar Rally. Meanwhile she becomes the target of a group of terrorists. :D

Always wanted to write a book about motorsport, so I'm pretty happy about this one. I've stuck the price at 88p as I just want people to read it. It's not going to make me any money but screw it :lol: I stuck a Mini on the front cover as that's what Amy drives, and it was my first car too. I've made the first 4 chapters free if you guys would like to take a look:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sand-and-Magic-ebook/dp/B00APT8SOQ/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1355847059&sr=1-1

Would love to hear any comments!
Thanks,
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Edit: Guys I'm giving this book away for free on December 26th and 27th :) Merry Christmas, Geoff

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 18, 2012 6:56 pm 
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lol sounds nice... and then there's terrorists, how's that for excitement!

Good luck.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 18, 2012 7:53 pm 
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f1madman wrote:
and then there's terrorists!


That's the best description ever!!! "Amy Skylar is a racing driver AND THEN THERE'S TERRORISTS!!!"

I've got to write that somewhere :D

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2012 11:40 am 
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gnolan wrote:
f1madman wrote:
and then there's terrorists!


That's the best description ever!!! "Amy Skylar is a racing driver AND THEN THERE'S TERRORISTS!!!"

I've got to write that somewhere :D

:lol:

Will get mum to download it to her kindle, then spend Christmas stealing said kindle :P

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2012 5:13 pm 
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Thanks mate!! :) :thumbup:

Tufty wrote:
gnolan wrote:
f1madman wrote:
and then there's terrorists!


That's the best description ever!!! "Amy Skylar is a racing driver AND THEN THERE'S TERRORISTS!!!"

I've got to write that somewhere :D

:lol:

Will get mum to download it to her kindle, then spend Christmas stealing said kindle :P

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2012 1:54 pm 
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I made this short (2000 word) Christmas story. If anyone has 5 minutes to spare, it's available free for your Kindle :)

http://www.amazon.com/Timely-Letter-Santa-Claus-ebook/dp/B00AQSSHN8/

All the best,
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2012 2:11 pm 
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Just a quick question... I have not got a kindle, so am I correct in assuming these eBooks would not work on a PC/notebook? Do you need a Kindle to view them?

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2012 2:28 pm 
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Well, you can download a program called 'Kindle for PC' from Amazon - then you can read any Kindle file, and can download anything direct from Amazon - it arrives in your 'library' instantly. I actually use it myself - there are a lot of classics for free on Amazon, it's great way to pass the time and saves the £2 you'd pay normally!

I've had to become a bit of an expert in this area, so if you have any questions regarding Kindle - or any eReaders - let me know :)

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2012 2:32 pm 
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Forgot the link, Kindle for PC:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html?ie=UTF8&docId=1000426311

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2012 2:43 pm 
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Sweet, cheers gnolan. I also ask because I myself am a writer and have started looking at available formats etc! Thanks for the link, will let you know when I've downloaded/read!

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2012 2:47 pm 
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Ah that's great! You should get into it and publish some ebooks - I was a major cynic and I love paperbacks, but I suppose we can't stop the march of technology....

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2012 2:57 pm 
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I still want a copy of my books in paperback, just to look at it and go "I made that."

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jammin78 wrote:
I still want a copy of my books in paperback, just to look at it and go "I made that."


I'm with you on that, I'm heading that way next year. What I meant was that there is a separate audience on the ebooks :)

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 26, 2012 2:53 am 
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Merry Christmas chaps! I'm taking part in an Amazon promo and this book will be free on Dec 26th and 27th :)

I hope you are all having a great Christmas :)

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2012 5:23 pm 
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I have downloaded it, and look forward to reading it.... as soon as I finish Clive Cussler's latest book!
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2012 7:35 pm 
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Nice one, Blake - I'm a big Clive Cussler fan myself! I've teamed up with a brand called Hager watches for this book - in tribute to Cussler's Doxa affiliation :D

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2012 8:22 pm 
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Well, I'm giving it a go. Sounds fun and good title!

It's also worth pointing out you can get a kindle app for free on iOS, android and windows phones too. Can't comment on the others, but the windows phone app works fine for me.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 2012 10:02 am 
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It's added to my wishlist on my phone, should download it tonight and give it a whizz on the kindle reader thing for PC :)

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 2012 12:04 pm 
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I'm searching kindle on my nexus and can't find it......

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2012 11:45 am 
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Anyone with an eBook, or wanting to read eBooks on PC/tab/phone etc this is an essential bit of free kit

http://download.cnet.com/Calibre/3000-2 ... 10277.html

Been using it a year and a half or more, cant brag it enough



look at it here

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bB7CF2bwhs0

Edit, forgot to add it converts between all formats too. and its called Calibre

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 10:51 pm 
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Hi guys, just wondering how you guys are finding the book? I'm going to be starting the sequel around April-ish, so just want to make sure I'm headed the right direction. Would love to hear any feedback, good and bad.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2013 5:46 pm 
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Hi again chaps,

I'm giving away review copies of Sand and Magic this week. If you have an ereader and would like to read, rate and review this novel, send an email to geoffnolan.com [at] gmail [dot] com and I'll send you a copy foc.

Cheers from Ireland,
Geoff

http://www.amazon.com/Sand-and-Magic-ebook/dp/B00APT8SOQ/

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Geoff,

I did indeed read Sand and Magic, and purchased your other book too. I will PM my thoughts to you as I would not want to compromise anyone who has still yet to read it.

Thanks for the read!

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Hi guys, just letting you know that my novel On the Road to Winterhaven is half price at Smashwords.com until Mother's Day - taking part in 'read an e-book week' promotion :)
https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/256780

If anyone else wants a review copy of Sand and Magic, let me know on pm.

Currently busting my chops on the next book...can't wait until next weekend. F1 is always 'break time'!

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