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Old 10-20-2009, 12:52 PM   #1
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Thumbs up Mercury Falls "is a blast from start to finish"

My independently published novel, Mercury Falls, has just been released on the Kindle and Smashwords! http://mercuryfalls.net

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Not since Kevin Smith's Dogma has such a heavy theological concept been portrayed so hysterically.... Kroese balances his apocalyptic subject matter with razor sharp dialogue and abundant pop culture references that had me glued to the book with a big grin on my face the whole time.... Whether holding forth on intraplanar mass transit and the heavenly bureaucracy or the best way to get red wine out of a cashmere sweater, Kroese's words flow in an absolutely compelling manner. Each sentence seems like an effortlessly constructed work of satirical genius that without a doubt requires additional reading(s).
(from a review of the paperback version)

The ebook is $5.00 $1.99.

Get the Kindle version.
Get other (Stanza, Sony, PDF, etc.) versions.

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Old 10-20-2009, 01:11 PM   #2
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Congratulations. However, any plans to release it in a format non-Kindlers can use?
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Old 10-20-2009, 01:16 PM   #3
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Congratulations. However, any plans to release it in a format non-Kindlers can use?
Second that!
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Old 10-20-2009, 01:22 PM   #4
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Columbus and rhadin -

Thanks for your interest! Yes, it's also available as PDF. http://bit.ly/mfpdf

And, of course, hard copy: http://bit.ly/azmerc.

Were there other formats you were wondering about? (Apologies if this is a stupid question; keeping up with all these formats is making my brain hurt).

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Old 10-20-2009, 03:45 PM   #5
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Welcome to MR and I'll third the request for a format that can be read on anything but a Kindle. You can read the various threads in our forums to learn about how many other readers there are both in the US and the rest of the world. We are an international forum with potential readers from around the world (if only your book was available in a format that could be used)

ePub is a format that seems to be able to be used on many different devices. (IMO, a plain pdf file is not considered an ebook format)

Have you checked out Smashwords? The below link is to smashwords and how to publish on their site.
https://www.smashwords.com/about/how..._on_smashwords

MR has many author members (see my signature for a few) who publish through them. Also, their style guide is free..
http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/52
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Read this before publishing on Smashwords! The Smashwords Style Guide makes it easy to format your manuscript to produce high quality multi-format ebooks. Includes tips on how to gain inclusion into the Smashwords Premium Catalog. This book is updated frequently. Updated October 9, 2009.
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Old 10-20-2009, 07:05 PM   #6
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Dreams - Thanks for the info. I will check out Smashwords. Trust me, I'm not thrilled with Amazon right now myself. If I can avoid them AND reach more readers, I'll do it. Will post a followup when MF is available in another format.

Thanks again!
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Old 10-21-2009, 02:54 PM   #7
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A followup: Mercury Falls is now available in a plethora of formats at http://www.smashwords.com/b/5038.

Thanks for the heads-up re: Smashwords, dreams! A very handy site indeed.
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Old 11-18-2009, 02:00 PM   #8
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Just lowered the price of Mercury Falls to $1.99! 37 5-star reviews on Amazon so far! "Wickedly brilliant tale of Apocalyptic proportions!"

Kindle version: http://bit.ly/mfkindle
Other digital versions: http://bit.ly/mfebook

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Old 11-18-2009, 03:58 PM   #9
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Book purchased! Thanks for the smashwords versions, that's where I bought from.

Now queued in my ridiculously long queue with hopes to get to it by next year

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Old 11-18-2009, 04:38 PM   #10
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I seemed to have missed the followup on your thread.

It's great that you have your book on smashwords now. The lower price will entice readers to consider an unknown author.

It might help to "edit" your first post to include all the links to your book to make it clear where and in which formats your work is available.

We love to support author/members who stick around and participate in the various threads.
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I downloaded a sample of your book on Smashwords, read a few pages and went back and bought a copy.

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Old 11-18-2009, 06:33 PM   #13
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I read a few pages, and then bought your book... Thanks for putting it up on Smashwords.
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Old 11-21-2009, 11:43 AM   #14
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Thanks, everybody. The book is getting a great reception and is selling very well. Smashwords rocks!
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Old 11-27-2009, 03:55 PM   #15
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Get Mercury Falls for $1.99 - and $1 goes to charity!

A quick update: Through December 4, for every digital copy of Mercury Falls sold, I will donate $1 of the $1.99 price to charity. You can get the book at https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/5038. So far Mercury Falls has gotten 47 5-star reviews out of 56 total reviews! A recent reviewer says:

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Kroese's idea of a Bureaucracy hell-bent on heavenly order when dealing with, of all events, the Apocalypse presented with sarcastic dialog, devilish twists, and angelic comedy grabbed my funny bone in a head lock and tickled untilI was left writhing on the floor chortling 'Uncle'.
Details are at http://mercuryfalls.net. Thank you and have a blessed Christmas season!
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