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FYI / Arch's Update Corner!

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As some of you may have heard, via Facebook or some other means, I'm planning to release my first novel, The Chimaera Regiment, in mid-April. You can read more about the book here or here or here, and some of you were involved in the spectacularly failed Kickstarter attempt of two years ago, so you already know a little about it.

I bring it up not to beg you guys to buy it (that comes later), but because I'm going to have some print ARCs (and an unlimited number of eBook ARCs) to give out for reviews. Those reviews can go on blogs or Goodreads or Shelfari or LibraryThing or one of the other dozens of reading/social media sites out there, but my primary interest is that they end up on Amazon.com. If you do volunteer and write a review, please be honest. Don't be, you know, brutally honest, supposing you think it's only worth 1/5 stars, but don't give it 5 stars just because I gave you a copy. (Also, Amazon might be happier if you mention that you were given a copy. I dunno about that.)

I will follow up on this review thing (Amazon tells me when things get reviewed, so I'll know), especially if I send you a print copy. I'm not kidding. There might be harsh words.

In less self-aggrandizing news, I have plans to make posts on the board again, but I don't want to make promises. Now that this is finally coming out, I have fewer excuses for absconding and leaving everyone in the lurch, so I hope to spend at least a little while every so often writing IC posts again. I kinda miss you guys. But my wife and I are expecting a baby in two months and we're trying to buy a house, so I'm pretty busy, too.

Anyway. Post here or PM me or email me or IM me (ha! Like I'm ever on that anymore) or FB me or something if you're interested in an ARC.

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Send me one.


Also, you miss me!

What? You said you miss everyone?

Like they matter.


Also, send me one.
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An eBook or a print copy? For the latter, I'd need your address. For the former, would you want a PDF, MOBI, EPUB? If a PDF, do you want a print interior PDF (which displays poorly on e-readers) or a PDF that looks more like an e-reader's format?

If a print copy, it'll probably take about a week. Maybe more. Definitely more if you want me to sign it. Also, I'd rather not sign it, 'cause that would start to get expensive, with double shipping costs.

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I've got an iPad so send me a PDF or EPUB version.
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FB messaged. Because I probably have your email somewhere, but goodness knows where.

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I would offer, but this is a horrendous time for me to be doing anything like that. I'm heading out for a month of training soon, and I've hardly kept up with my favorite fantasy books (I got my wife started on them long after I finished the first book, and she finished long before I even got halfway through the current running :? ).

On top of that... things are looking... interesting... thus far for me, personally, so I doubt I'd have time even upon returning from my training.

But I would have otherwise been interested.

So I will just say good luck, and hope you get some good reviews all around.
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Thanks, Cadden. :)

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Hey gratz Arch!

Anyone who can actually finish writing a book get's a big two thumbs up from me! I still need to get my own ideas down on paper... ah well one day...

Let us know when it's available as i'd be interested in reading it.
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Thanks, Tal! I'll be sure to keep everyone updated.

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FYI, it's apparently a federal law that reviewers who receive a free copy disclose that in their reviews. So make sure to do that, if you received a free copy and are reviewing the book.

I'm aiming for an April 18 release date, by the way.

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I'll keep that in mind.
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Hey, look! It's a super-awesome book trailer!

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That was cool. I have started it. I just don't know if I'll finish by the 18th
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Well I'm on page 96 of 310, according to my iPad. So we'll see, I might be done and have posted the review by the 18th. It's a well paced read so far.

Also, I totally feel I inspired Derek. :D
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Don't be ridiculous. I named Derek in 2006. I paid hardly any attention to the MBT back then. :P

Don't fret if you don't finish before the 18th. It wouldn't be the end of the world. Better to enjoy the book than rush through it to review it by the release date.

Glad the pacing is good. :)

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I made Derek back then. Give me my glory, Arch!
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I wouldn't mind a signed copy for a good friend ;)

Let me know what you can do
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I'll see what I can do, Shaggy, but with the baby due in 46 days and the house closing in 22, the budget's a little tight at the moment. After everything (printing, plus shipping twice), a signed copy costs me about as much as ordering a copy off Amazon, and that'll arrive at Amazon speed (Prime included), instead of two weeks (or more, depending).

But I'll see what I can do. If we can find a little wiggle room, I'll make up a list of folks to send signed copies to, and your name will be on it (right after the person in the dedication and my mom). :)

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Don't worry about the signed copy then :P

See going to have to buy a copy
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And that'll be a good reason to have the first ExodusCon. Arch can have a book signing. Beorht can have a signing.
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Those of you looking to purchase a copy - you may do so at any time!

Print: http://www.amazon.com/dp/1470017903
Kindle: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00JQFWUP8

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If you guys have reading and reviewing time, I'd appreciate you picking up a copy of my book. If you have no spending money, then you can offer to pay nothing at DriveThruFiction for a MOBI or PDF file. Reviews, on DriveThruFiction, Amazon, Goodreads, Shelfari, XinXii, Barnes and Noble, or some combination of the above, would be greatly appreciated.

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Bought on Amazon. I've been looking for a new book. I will review when I finish reading, but that may take a little while.

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Thanks. :)

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