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Old 10-10-2009, 04:35 PM   #46
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Thanks, I`ll read it pretty soon.
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Old 10-11-2009, 05:07 AM   #47
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Hi Sam

Just wanted to say thanks - this was a great read. Normally I go for hard scifi or mainstream novels, but Metagame was a great fun book to read. It grabbed me and I read it in two or three sittings and didn't want it to end. Its a rare book that keeps me up to 2:00 am reading. I think your novel compares interestingly to Margaret Atwood's Oryx and Crake.

I brought the book from Amazon for 1 cent after finding it on the kindle books best seller list. I really have no idea why you are giving it away - but thanks.
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Old 10-11-2009, 08:50 AM   #48
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I brought the book from Amazon for 1 cent after finding it on the kindle books best seller list. I really have no idea why you are giving it away - but thanks.
I have though about that too and I venture to guess that for independent authors, getting your work out there to be read is vitally important. For one, you dont want to leave your hard work sitting on your computer gathering virtual dust... and you also want to have a way to tracking "sales" even if it is less than $1. If the book does well, you can take that to a publisher and say "Look, people enjoy my work! Lets take this to print!"
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I have though about that too and I venture to guess that for independent authors, getting your work out there to be read is vitally important. For one, you dont want to leave your hard work sitting on your computer gathering virtual dust... and you also want to have a way to tracking "sales" even if it is less than $1. If the book does well, you can take that to a publisher and say "Look, people enjoy my work! Lets take this to print!"
rcuadro, you're correct on all counts. As a fledgling independent author my biggest enemy is obscurity. Get readers now, get money later. And even if the second half doesn't happen, I'll still have my day job and the knowledge that hundreds (now thousands) have read my book and hopefully derived some pleasure from it.

BTW, have you left a review on Amazon? (:
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Hi Sam

Just wanted to say thanks - this was a great read. Normally I go for hard scifi or mainstream novels, but Metagame was a great fun book to read. It grabbed me and I read it in two or three sittings and didn't want it to end. Its a rare book that keeps me up to 2:00 am reading. I think your novel compares interestingly to Margaret Atwood's Oryx and Crake.

I brought the book from Amazon for 1 cent after finding it on the kindle books best seller list. I really have no idea why you are giving it away - but thanks.
Thanks eco!

Your comment sounds a lot like an Amazon review, so if you want to pay me back, here ya go: http://www.amazon.com/MetaGame-ebook/dp/B002L4EXB0/

I'll have to check out Margaret Atwood, thanks.

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Old 10-23-2009, 10:18 PM   #51
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Thanks eco!

Your comment sounds a lot like an Amazon review, so if you want to pay me back, here ya go: http://www.amazon.com/MetaGame-ebook/dp/B002L4EXB0/

I'll have to check out Margaret Atwood, thanks.

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Done, review up on Amazon - looking forward to your next book.
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Yes and you even replied to it
I was the one wondering how you are going to top MetaGame
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I was the one wondering how you are going to top MetaGame
Oh, yup, I remember that one. Nice to match the alias from one online community with another. (:

Thanks for the great review,
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Old 11-22-2009, 08:07 AM   #54
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Metagames

Hey, I'm in the middle of this book. Wanted to let you know that I rather like it. It doesn't make me want to read all the time, but I do want to know what'll come next, so I keep reading anyway. Interesting society!
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Hey, I'm in the middle of this book. Wanted to let you know that I rather like it. It doesn't make me want to read all the time, but I do want to know what'll come next, so I keep reading anyway. Interesting society!
Glad to hear you're giving it a shot. Let me know what you think when you're done. If you find things you'd like to see changed, let me know. I've integrated several suggestions from readers in updated versions.

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Done, review up on Amazon - looking forward to your next book.
Thanks eco! Sent some reputation to ya.

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Old 12-05-2009, 04:15 AM   #57
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Very generous offer Sam. Many thanks! Downloaded the epub version and loaded it onto my iPhone with Stanza. Looks fine. Will also try it out when I get my new Sony 505 next week. Not sure when I get around to reading it as I've got lots on my TBR list as well, but hopefully later this month. I'll leave a review on Amazon as well.
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Hello, Sam. Would love to purchase it, but my Sony does not support Mobipocket. Epub would do nicely. Thank you.
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Hello, Sam. Would love to purchase it, but my Sony does not support Mobipocket. Epub would do nicely. Thank you.
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Journier if you go to Sam's website (link in post #22) you'll find there is an epub version you can download for your Sony. I've downloaded it for my Sony 505.
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Almost done, at the part where D_light dies... Does he have to? No, don`t tell me yet, I have 50 pages to go. I`ll keep you informed!
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