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Re: Success!

Postby LTom » Fri Nov 04, 2011 10:48 am

Solaris Rising: The New Solaris Book of Science Fiction is now available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and other fine retailers as a mass market paperback. I believe there is a Kindle version as well.

This science fiction anthology includes my collaboration with WotF judge Mike Resnick as well as works by other authors such as Alastair Reynolds, Stephen Baxter, Paul di Filippo, Lavie Tidhar, Ian Watson, and Steve Rasnic Tem. It was a wonderful opportunity to work with Mike and this collaboration most likely would never have happened had I not participated in WotF.

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Re: Success!

Postby kyle » Fri Nov 04, 2011 11:32 am

Congrats, Laurie!

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Re: Success!

Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Fri Nov 04, 2011 11:40 am

After "Living Rooms", I look forward to anything you write! That was the most imaginative fantasy I have read in a long time!
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Re: Success!

Postby klaatu » Fri Nov 11, 2011 2:52 pm

klaatu wrote:
Anywhere But Earth
available now.

There are at least three of us from these forums that are on the TOC (Dame, Patty and myself) and at least three WOTF winners (Patty Jansen, Jason Fischer and Cat Sparks) - along with names such as Rob Hood, Margo Lanagan, Richard Harland, Kim Westwood - (plus many more)

An excellent anthology that is sure to win awards.....


I was up in Sydney at the book launch. Met Patty, and a bunch of others. Even signed a stack of copies. (strange feeling, that one - but I think I could get used to it)

Here's a picture from zenashapter.com

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Me (Zena Shapter) catching up with (clockwise from top left): Richard Harland, Steve Cameron, Kate Forsyth, Steve Cameron (again!), Alan Baxter, Tania Crivellenti, Saul Garnell, Dawn Meredith, Patty Jansen, Margo Lanagan

A wonderful day, a great launch, and an excellent anthology.

Available in paperback, and very cheap on ebooks, through amazon and smashwords. (29 stories, 724 pages http://keithstevenson.com/CDLblog/online-store/)

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Re: Success!

Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Fri Nov 11, 2011 3:45 pm

Great news, Steve! I'm looking forward to reading it.
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Re: Success!

Postby E.CaimanSands » Fri Nov 11, 2011 4:31 pm

Much applause, to Laurie and Steve. wotf010
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Re: Success!

Postby Strycher » Fri Nov 11, 2011 5:47 pm

Is it just me, or does Steve look Photoshopped into that top one?

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Re: Success!

Postby klaatu » Fri Nov 11, 2011 6:20 pm

Strycher wrote:Is it just me, or does Steve look Photoshopped into that top one?



lol - yeah, I see what you mean...

No, I promise you it wasn't.

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Re: Success!

Postby gower21 » Sat Nov 12, 2011 7:11 pm

Congrats Steve, and pictures!! Super cool. Yeah it does look photoshopped if we are taking votes...but I guess I'll just believe you when you say it wasn't....But it's really hard to be so trusting on the internet and all.

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Re: Success!

Postby soulmirror » Sat Nov 12, 2011 10:50 pm

Yeah it does look photoshopped if we are taking votes...


I assumed it was one of those life-sized photo cut outs you stand beside and they take your picture.

Well ... okay ... but someday I have no doubt some of you WILL be so famous as writers that you will have life-sized photo cut outs that fans can stand beside and have their photos taken "with" you.

(Actually, I'm going to go on Kickstarter and ask for $5000 so I can print up several hundred of them! oops -- wrong forum! wotf001 )
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Re: Success!

Postby izanobu » Sat Nov 19, 2011 12:26 am

1002 books sold since I started e-publishing 15 months ago. Slow build, but hey, it's a milestone wotf008

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Re: Success!

Postby Delli » Sat Nov 19, 2011 12:50 am

Congrats izanobu! wotf010

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Re: Success!

Postby E.CaimanSands » Sat Nov 19, 2011 4:21 am

Nice, grats.

I still haven't sold even a squashed banana. wotf017
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Re: Success!

Postby ThomasKCarpenter » Sat Nov 19, 2011 7:09 am

izanobu wrote:1002 books sold since I started e-publishing 15 months ago. Slow build, but hey, it's a milestone wotf008


Grats!

Is that shorts and novels together or just novels? I think I'm about half your total, evenly split between novels and shorts. I'm happy with the growth after only 11 months. It's a fun time to be a writer. :)
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Re: Success!

Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Sat Nov 19, 2011 7:26 am

izanobu wrote:1002 books sold since I started e-publishing 15 months ago. Slow build, but hey, it's a milestone wotf008


Milestone? Heck, it's an inspiration!
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Re: Success!

Postby morshana » Sat Nov 19, 2011 7:54 am

izanobu wrote:1002 books sold since I started e-publishing 15 months ago. Slow build, but hey, it's a milestone wotf008


Congrats, izanobu!
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Re: Success!

Postby MJNL » Sat Nov 19, 2011 8:00 am

So...awesome... Where's my awed smilie?
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Re: Success!

Postby izanobu » Sat Nov 19, 2011 11:38 am

That's for shorts and novels together (255 of that is from one short story, seriously. Which I posted in May of this year. Some stuff does better than others, for sure).

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Re: Success!

Postby s_c_baker » Sat Nov 19, 2011 2:06 pm

Good stuff, iza!

E.CaimanSands wrote:I still haven't sold even a squashed banana. wotf017

Have you been trying to sell squashed bananas?
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Re: Success!

Postby soulmirror » Sat Nov 19, 2011 2:13 pm

izanobu wrote:1002 books sold since I started e-publishing 15 months ago. Slow build, but hey, it's a milestone wotf008


Pretty amazing, though, and often these things are snowball-rolling-down-hill in their building momentum! Keep rolling!
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Re: Success!

Postby gower21 » Sat Nov 19, 2011 7:25 pm

I agree! That snowball is just gonna keep rolling. Congrats Annie!

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Re: Success!

Postby E.CaimanSands » Sun Nov 20, 2011 7:25 am

s_c_baker wrote:
E.CaimanSands wrote:I still haven't sold even a squashed banana. wotf017

Have you been trying to sell squashed bananas?


Sure! I don't eat bananas. And they clash with my lovely green hide.
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Re: Success!

Postby LTom » Mon Nov 21, 2011 11:44 am

gower21 wrote:I agree! That snowball is just gonna keep rolling. Congrats Annie!


As a sign I'm just reading things too fast... I first read this as "That squashed banana is just gonna keep rolling." The mental image was... interesting. wotf021
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Re: Success!

Postby kyle » Mon Nov 21, 2011 12:50 pm

LTom wrote:
gower21 wrote:I agree! That snowball is just gonna keep rolling. Congrats Annie!


As a sign I'm just reading things too fast... I first read this as "That squashed banana is just gonna keep rolling." The mental image was... interesting. wotf021

Brad, can we request a new smilie?

Somewhere halfway between wotf026 wotf049 wotf026 and wotf047 ?

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Re: Success!

Postby izanobu » Mon Nov 21, 2011 1:25 pm

And... sold another story to Daily SF. I guess I'd better get my final WotF entry in soon before they post anything of mine (they have 3 stories of mine in the pipe right now, any one of which being published spells my pro-out doom).

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Re: Success!

Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Mon Nov 21, 2011 1:29 pm

Congratulations, Annie! I look forward to it.
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Re: Success!

Postby JLM » Mon Nov 21, 2011 1:38 pm

izanobu wrote:And... sold another story to Daily SF. I guess I'd better get my final WotF entry in soon before they post anything of mine (they have 3 stories of mine in the pipe right now, any one of which being published spells my pro-out doom).


Congrats, Izanobu, on the DSF sale and on the 1000+ sales on your self-pubbed work! May your snowball really pick up speed from this point forward!

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Re: Success!

Postby kyle » Mon Nov 21, 2011 2:20 pm

Congrats, Annie! wotf010

And, yes, get that story in now!

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Re: Success!

Postby E.CaimanSands » Mon Nov 21, 2011 3:38 pm

Grats, Annie!

As for all these wotf026 wotf049 wotf026 wotf049 I'm always in favour of more dancing bananas, dancing alligators, dancing spare ribs, you name it.
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Re: Success!

Postby soulmirror » Mon Nov 21, 2011 3:48 pm

Good gosh, thos are dancing wotf049 bananas ?!
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