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View Poll Results: MR Book Club: February09 book nominations
Little Brother by Cory Doctorow 5 15.15%
Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom by Cory Doctorow 6 18.18%
Refuge by Richard Herley 13 39.39%
Poker Without Cards: A Consciousness Thriller by Ben Mack 3 9.09%
Prague by Arthur Phillips 6 18.18%
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Old 01-28-2009, 04:38 PM   #61
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"well actually" said in an annoying and condescending voice...

You guys are free to read any book you want and create a thread about it. That was done for the Count of Monte Cristo. (Which I have on my ever growing to-read list)

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Old 01-28-2009, 04:41 PM   #62
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Ok... go for it then!

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Hmm... who contacted Richard Herley before? He might be happy to know his book is running away with all the votes this month.

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Hmm... who contacted Richard Herley before? He might be happy to know his book is running away with all the votes this month.

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Old 01-30-2009, 05:02 AM   #65
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Hmm... who contacted Richard Herley before? He might be happy to know his book is running away with all the votes this month.

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I've been following the poll, but in the interests of neutrality I haven't poked my nose in! Nor have I voted, because that wouldn't have been right.

If Refuge does win, don't forget you can get a copy in plain text or MS-Word format from here; other formats are available here.
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I've been following the poll, but in the interests of neutrality I haven't poked my nose in! Nor have I voted, because that wouldn't have been right.

If Refuge does win, don't forget you can get a copy in plain text or MS-Word format from here; other formats are available here.
Thanks Richard!

Since there are only a few hours left, I'd say you're pretty safe to win
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Since there are only a few hours left, I'd say you're pretty safe to win
Agreed. And I am looking forward to reading it. I'm just about done with the Sherlock Holmes Omnibus (been reading this for 3 months) and Refuge is next on my list.

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I went to Richards site, and there is a link where those who wish to can donate via paypal, or credit card.

Easy peasy. You can also sign up for his newsletter/blog.
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Old 01-30-2009, 01:10 PM   #69
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I'd just like to remind the group that I've waived the fee for Refuge for any who read it for the purposes of the discussion. After all, one of the requirements for books in this poll is that they should be free.

If you do like that novel and enjoy some or all of the others, then I'd of course be very pleased if you decide to pay for those.

I have to say that people are being pretty honest, as far as I can tell, and while my site is not exactly making a fortune, there's a chance that shareware may be shaping up, long-term, as a viable model for independent authors. This could be great news for ebook fans: low prices, a wide variety of formats, and of course no DRM!
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so...........do I get my money back? I believe I donated $465.73.........
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Mr Herley, have you voted in our "What Country are you From" poll?

http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=37241
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I'm sure you will. That's only about £5.

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Is there a nicely made LRF with a proper ToC? If Refugure winas and there is not such, I'll have to make one. But where could I post it for others to read (if that would be allowed)?
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I don't know... there is an LRF at Feedbooks. I have no idea how good it is. I just got the .mobi from there and the Title metadata seems wrong. At least calibre read the title as "Herley".

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