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Old 01-19-2010, 09:29 PM   #1
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Finally checking out Mobileread!

Hello! I'm Randolph Lalonde, avid reader and full time independent author.

The device I read the books I buy on is my iPhone using the Stanza app. Half the books I read are still the traditional paper and spine editions because I love used book stores, but that's been changing over the last couple of years.

Here's my bio:

Born in 1974, Randolph Lalonde has worked in customer service, sales, played drums for several heavy metal bands you've never heard of, dealt blackjack in a traveling casino, and serviced countless computers. He's also owned businesses in the design, printing, collectible and custom computer fields.

He completed writing his first novel in the fantasy adventure genre at the age of fifteen and has been writing ever since.

He self published his first novel;
Fate Cycle: Sins of the Past in 2004 and after taking a break has begun to release his work again starting with the First Light Chronicles series.

Randolph Lalonde has sold thousands of eBooks to date, enough to keep writing full time. He is deeply grateful for his following of readers and strives to improve his skills to better entertain them. The Spinward Fringe Space Opera series has proven to be his most popular offering.

He currently resides in Sudbury Ontario with his roommate, a tattoo artist.

In his diminishing spare time he reads voraciously, tinkers with design, video editing and reviews the occasional film or television show. A science fiction and fantasy fan, he often comments on the state of the entertainment industry on his website, www.randolphlalonde.com.

I offer a couple of free eBooks on Smashwords just scroll all the way down.
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Old 01-19-2010, 09:43 PM   #2
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Old 01-19-2010, 10:50 PM   #3
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Welcome! Thank you very much for making your books available in e-format. I just downloaded your First Light Chronicles, and look forward to reading it.
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Old 01-19-2010, 11:09 PM   #4
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Old 01-19-2010, 11:22 PM   #5
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Hello and welcome to the site. Fantasy is a fun genre to escape with. I will check ya out.
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Old 01-20-2010, 01:53 AM   #6
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Thank you for the warm welcome! I'm wondering if there's an author section tucked away here like I've found on Kindleboards.
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Old 01-20-2010, 02:12 AM   #7
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Thank you for the warm welcome! I'm wondering if there's an author section tucked away here like I've found on Kindleboards.
Would that be like the Writer's Corner?

http://www.mobileread.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=75

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Old 01-20-2010, 04:10 AM   #8
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Old 01-20-2010, 05:19 AM   #9
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Welcome to MR, Randolph

We love to support author members who participate in our forums (especially those who take into account the worldwide membership and variety of devices we own).

Thank you for publishing on smashwords. No DRM, no geographic restrictions, and multiple formats allows all of us the opportunity to read your books.

Have fun exploring the forums and ask if you want to know anything.
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Old 01-20-2010, 01:20 PM   #11
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We love to support author members who participate in our forums (especially those who take into account the worldwide membership and variety of devices we own).

Thank you for publishing on smashwords. No DRM, no geographic restrictions, and multiple formats allows all of us the opportunity to read your books.
I'd rather trust my readers than force them into a DRM system like Mobipocket or Kindle. Don't get me wrong, I met more readers on Mobipocket than anywhere else, but when Smashwords came along it was time to change gears, especially since there's a slim chance that Mobipocket may get snuffed out by Amazon, and there will be thousands of readers left with libraries of dozens, even hundreds of books that they no longer have access to.

I'm hoping my experiences with Smashwords is as interesting as my experiences with Mobipocket. I've had reader mail from Africa, Tokyo, and everywhere in between thanks to my presence there. Hopefully some of those users follow me to my new home at Smashwords.

Enough of me going on, time to get back to work on the next novel! Sons of Brighwill is due out in a month, after all...
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Old 01-21-2010, 02:00 PM   #13
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Sure! God knows we've had it for long enough!!
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Quick question:

Do MobileRead board members enjoy chapter previews?

I have a new book coming out and would like to toss the first couple chapters out for early opinions.
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Quick question:

Do MobileRead board members enjoy chapter previews?

I have a new book coming out and would like to toss the first couple chapters out for early opinions.
We appreciate everything! Reading-wise particularly!
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