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Initial post: 31 Aug 2014 00:35:49 BDT
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In reply to an earlier post on 31 Aug 2014 00:45:57 BDT
Caain says:
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In reply to an earlier post on 31 Aug 2014 08:21:25 BDT
Princess says:
Hi, self promotion is banned on this forum by Amazon. See the announcement above,

Posted on 31 Aug 2014 08:34:25 BDT
Last edited by the author on 31 Aug 2014 13:56:08 BDT
Lucy Lou says:
It would help if the obviously faked reviews were not included! Reading the freebie part reveals that is does need serious attention.

What troubles me more is that someone with an IQ of less than 50 has proof read it, considering the ridiculous, incorrect punctuation that plagues your book. Was your "editor" the cleaner in the place where your day job is?

Some of the sentences just don't need to be there; appearing to have just been squeezed in to increase the word count without consideration of the context.

The descriptions are also too simplistic and don't draw the reader in, IMO, "A white man" an "african-caribbean" with no further descriptions at all is just not good enough. Even Behemott is lacking in any detail apart from good teeth and a sharp beard. How can he be described as "no shortage of admirers" and give nothing to substantiate it? This is very lazy.

Unchaining a tarpaulin is just weird, since when does a tarp need unchaining when it covers a metal door with "massive security bolts"? This section was written in a hurry and just doesn't flow properly.

I just don't get how some authors spoil everything with lazy work; giving the world that exists in their head, and only in their head, the briefest of chances to work. How about some bloomin' descriptions to the worlds? As it stands I can't envisage the world nor do I care to do so, there is nothing in there to pull me into it. And what on earth is all that bold and enlarged font about?

Lazy, lazy, lazy. You've got an interesting idea; a very rich person who collects but also, apparently, deals in mythological creatures. But there are no descriptive efforts to go with this world you have created.

Lazy.

In reply to an earlier post on 31 Aug 2014 09:14:05 BDT
Denis Powell says:
You should read the Amazon announcement:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/forum/kindle/ref=cm_cd_tfp_ef_tft_tp?_encoding=UTF8&cdForum=Fx3IRFCNF3E5K2W&cdThread=Tx2SPDL6HROWTCB

It may be better to delete your post before Amazon does so.

In reply to an earlier post on 31 Aug 2014 12:08:56 BDT
Steven says:
but apart from all that, it was quite good? ;-)

Posted on 31 Aug 2014 13:40:06 BDT
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Posted on 31 Aug 2014 21:45:16 BDT
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In reply to an earlier post on 31 Aug 2014 22:09:28 BDT
Yes I am after genuine reviews - I know none of the reviweres who have currently reviewed it although I suspect the one that appears both on Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk which has been there from the off came from the publisher.
As it's published by a publishing company I can';t set the price - but your point is taken. Thanks :-)

In reply to an earlier post on 31 Aug 2014 22:10:47 BDT
Thanks. I didn't realise

In reply to an earlier post on 31 Aug 2014 22:12:31 BDT
Thanks will do.

In reply to an earlier post on 31 Aug 2014 22:12:41 BDT
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In reply to an earlier post on 31 Aug 2014 22:17:19 BDT
I'm sorry about your wasted 77p. I do thank you for taking a punt with it though.
I am indeed a random writer rather than a regular one. I did read the guidelines however didn't spot the later announcement that someone pointed out to me a couple of posts back. The plug is now deleted.
Thanks again.

In reply to an earlier post on 1 Sep 2014 08:12:53 BDT
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In reply to an earlier post on 1 Sep 2014 18:04:11 BDT
You're welcome. Yeah reviews do help me, when they are constructive, unlike the one at the top which just resorted to a kind of troll-bullying, though I guess that's an occupational hazard with the internet.
If I self-publish next-time, I'll definitely look into freebies.
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