Search found 433 matches

by ThomasKCarpenter
Wed Nov 11, 2015 6:36 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4082
Views: 898433

Re: Success!

Dustin Adams wrote:"If you want to increase your success rate, double your failure rate."
Thomas J. Watson


THIS! :)
by ThomasKCarpenter
Fri Oct 02, 2015 9:36 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4985
Views: 1065491

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

The thread was getting lonely.
by ThomasKCarpenter
Fri Sep 18, 2015 10:38 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Retiring a Piece - When to Call it Quits
Replies: 14
Views: 3427

Re: Retiring a Piece - When to Call it Quits

I submit despite my feelings towards a particular piece. I have one story that's been rejected 32 times and it's received a personal on five of those occasions. I'll keep sending it out until it sells. Of course, I have to wait for new markets to open up for it to have a place to go, but it's not li...
by ThomasKCarpenter
Fri Aug 21, 2015 7:25 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4082
Views: 898433

Re: Success!

george nik. wrote:Congrats, Aaron and Bob!

As for me, I have a story up at QuarterReads right now. A Rise To The Surface


Grats! wotf010
by ThomasKCarpenter
Mon Aug 10, 2015 3:11 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4082
Views: 898433

Re: Success!

Sold the story "Three Moons of Earth" to Abyss & Apex. The second story I've sold to Wendy. :)
by ThomasKCarpenter
Mon Aug 10, 2015 2:46 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4082
Views: 898433

Re: Success!

Grats, Preston!
by ThomasKCarpenter
Sun Aug 09, 2015 5:30 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Indie Author vs. Self Published
Replies: 19
Views: 4006

Re: Indie Author vs. Self Published

bobsandiego wrote:BobSanDiego of the House Rejection, the First of his Name, the Unburnt, King of Typos, King of the Forgotten Submission and the Rhoynar and the First Draft, Khal of the Great Blank Page, Breaker of Symbolism, and Father of dispair, Sparklepants.


You win, sir. You win.

wotf009
by ThomasKCarpenter
Fri Aug 07, 2015 7:37 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Indie Author vs. Self Published
Replies: 19
Views: 4006

Re: Indie Author vs. Self Published

Dibs on Overlord Sparklepants.
by ThomasKCarpenter
Fri Aug 07, 2015 12:43 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Indie Author vs. Self Published
Replies: 19
Views: 4006

Re: Indie Author vs. Self Published

Call me Captain Sparklepants if you want as long as I'm reaching readers and making money from doing so.
by ThomasKCarpenter
Mon Jul 27, 2015 9:25 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4985
Views: 1065491

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

I feel like I've been on these boards forever! Though many with less time have more posts. :) You beat me by less than a month. And here I though I was the old timer wotf011 I remember talking with people who are no longer active on the forum. *back in my day . . .* I didn't realize how long I've b...
by ThomasKCarpenter
Sun Jul 26, 2015 8:16 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4985
Views: 1065491

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

I feel like I've been on these boards forever! Though many with less time have more posts. :)
by ThomasKCarpenter
Fri Jul 24, 2015 2:46 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Five Minute Rant
Replies: 1175
Views: 247868

Re: Five Minute Rant

aaaargh, really? goddamn and the hells and aaargh Personals with 'send more's are awesome, it's just that...dammit, would somebody buy a story already?? Is this the bit when writers are in a personals loop, on the cusp of the first sale? Have any of you gone through this? It's just frustrating (but...
by ThomasKCarpenter
Thu Jul 23, 2015 9:33 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4985
Views: 1065491

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Dibs on the 5000th post. :)
by ThomasKCarpenter
Thu Jul 23, 2015 2:48 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Index of Science Fiction Anthologies and Collections
Replies: 8
Views: 2659

Re: Index of Science Fiction Anthologies and Collections

Mike Resnick wrote:Not to brag, he bragged, but I just sold "Seven Views of Olduvai Gorge" for a 24th time.

-- Mike Resnick


Very impressive!
by ThomasKCarpenter
Wed Jul 22, 2015 5:52 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4985
Views: 1065491

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

This thread was getting lonely.
by ThomasKCarpenter
Wed Jul 15, 2015 7:24 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: 2015 Baen Fantasy Adventure Award
Replies: 13
Views: 4427

Re: 2015 Baen Fantasy Adventure Award

alpha wrote:My story is on that list. -Dave Williams-


Grats!
by ThomasKCarpenter
Thu Jul 02, 2015 9:14 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: 2015 Baen Fantasy Adventure Award
Replies: 13
Views: 4427

Re: 2015 Baen Fantasy Adventure Award

I don't know the answer, though I sure wish I did. I practically wore a hole through Google the past few days. wotf007 Especially yesterday. Not that I expect to be on the list (I've found that expecting is almost as dangerous as assuming). I would like that particular suspense event to be over, th...
by ThomasKCarpenter
Fri Jun 26, 2015 9:23 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4082
Views: 898433

Re: Success!

Yay, Bob!
by ThomasKCarpenter
Fri Jun 26, 2015 9:22 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Tout your Kindle and E-Publishing!
Replies: 598
Views: 251022

Re: Tout your Kindle and E-Publishing!

gower21 wrote:For anyone that is curious, I recently read the first book of Tomas K. Carpenter's series and I loved it. Check out the sample, it has a really great strong opening and at that price you can't go wrong.


Awww... thank you so much for the kind words. :)
by ThomasKCarpenter
Mon Jun 22, 2015 8:37 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2720
Views: 525383

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Welcome and good luck, Tyler!
by ThomasKCarpenter
Sat Jun 13, 2015 9:01 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Tout your Kindle and E-Publishing!
Replies: 598
Views: 251022

Re: Tout your Kindle and E-Publishing!

It seems I missed book three here, but anyway. :) Here's the info on book three and four of The Dashkova Memoirs. Birds of Prophecy http://thomaskcarpenter.com/2015/05/26/birds-of-prophecy-the-dashkova-memoirs-3/ http://thomaskcarpenter.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/birds_promo.jpg Katerina Dashkov...
by ThomasKCarpenter
Wed Jun 03, 2015 2:49 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2720
Views: 525383

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Dustin Adams wrote:Father daughter combo, has it ever been done?
Would be very cool!
Welcome a-board.


I don't think it's been done, but they have competition. Ron Collins won around ten years ago and his daughter is entering the contest regularly. Either way, it's great to see a family competing. Welcome!
by ThomasKCarpenter
Sun May 24, 2015 5:43 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4985
Views: 1065491

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

I've just heard that the Canadian anthology I have a story in--the Strange Bedfellows Anthology of Political SF--has been nominated for an Aurora Award. After having a brief dance around the room, something else occurred to me. That was my notorious Q1 v.29 hold pile story. wotf001 There is always ...
by ThomasKCarpenter
Tue May 19, 2015 9:36 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Tout your Kindle and E-Publishing!
Replies: 598
Views: 251022

Re: Tout your Kindle and E-Publishing!

Finished " Revolutionary Magic ". Thank you Thomas K for a great read. Here are a couple of my favorite paragraphs of yours because they move the story along in an elegant way: "...The caress of dirty, brown water slid past while the lantern rocked with the surges of the current. The...
by ThomasKCarpenter
Mon May 18, 2015 2:42 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Writing Stuff Bundle and Jutoh?
Replies: 5
Views: 2034

Re: Writing Stuff Bundle and Jutoh?

Didn't know there were two different versions. Not sure which one I have. Mine is Jutoh 1.76, if that helps.
by ThomasKCarpenter
Wed May 13, 2015 6:03 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Writing Stuff Bundle and Jutoh?
Replies: 5
Views: 2034

Re: Writing Stuff Bundle and Jutoh?

I use Jutoh for ebook formatting. It's the best ebook formatter I've found and I've used a number of them. I never have issues with my files (where I always did when I was using Calibre). I highly recommend if you self-publish.
by ThomasKCarpenter
Tue May 12, 2015 9:40 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Tout your Kindle and E-Publishing!
Replies: 598
Views: 251022

Re: Tout your Kindle and E-Publishing!

And now I've released book two of The Dashkova Memoirs : A Cauldron of Secrets ! It's now on Amazon for $2.99. http://thomaskcarpenter.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/cauldron_promo.jpg Ignorance is bliss, unless the world is out to kill you... An investigation into a strange cauldron and a dead thie...
by ThomasKCarpenter
Sat May 09, 2015 7:05 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Tout your Kindle and E-Publishing!
Replies: 598
Views: 251022

Re: Tout your Kindle and E-Publishing!

LDWriter2 wrote:I won't be able to read for a while it in that case. However I still took a chance on it and posted the link on various communities on Google+. Don't know if anyone will buy it but one person commented that it sounded good and various people plussed the posts.


Thanks! :)

Go to advanced search