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Old 06-29-2010, 01:54 PM   #1
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FREE: Read AMBER MAGIC first book of a fantasy series Online!

I've just put up AMBER MAGIC on my website http://bvlarson.com the first of the Haven Series in my Epic fantasy world.

Update: Book #5 BLOOD MAGIC of the series was just released on Amazon.

Update: Epub Version of AMBER MAGIC is up and online. Beginning chapters of Dragon Magic are up online as well. Everything is DRM free!

UPDATE: All are in EPUB format (no drm, works on other devices) on Barnes and Noble: ALL BOOKS EPUB


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Old 06-29-2010, 03:56 PM   #2
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Uhm could I suggest if you're not going to make a downloadable format available, that you at least widen the text area? It's not an ideal format for reading as it is.
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Old 06-29-2010, 04:07 PM   #3
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Looked interesting but I have no desire to read on my computer. If you really want to attract new readers, offer it as a free downloadable ePub ebook.
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Old 06-30-2010, 08:41 AM   #4
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i don't like reading on my computer - one of the two main reasons i bought an ebook reader was because reading on my computer gives me eyestrain.

btw, i very much agree with nashira - if you're not going to offer a downloadable version, at least make the pages wider.
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Old 06-30-2010, 07:38 PM   #5
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Are your books available anywhere else besides Amazon? Don't have a Kindle, don't plan on getting a Kindle so I cannot buy ebooks from Kindle.
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Old 06-30-2010, 10:28 PM   #6
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Agreed with above.

Reading on the computer is a waste.

You reference Smashwords on your site, but your work isn't there. I don't have a desire to get a kindle app, and so don't need to buy ebooks from Amazon, so if I did read and like your first book, where can I get a DRM free version for my devices?
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good points all, I will work on getting it up in Epub format.
Thanks for the responses.
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Old 07-02-2010, 01:07 AM   #8
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if you're going to do epub, any chance of some other formats, as well? many take less than 2 minutes to create, and my cybook is set up for mobi drm, non drm in txt, html, pdf, rich text (.doc) and i think some others.
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Old 07-02-2010, 01:25 AM   #9
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Are your books available anywhere else besides Amazon? Don't have a Kindle, don't plan on getting a Kindle so I cannot buy ebooks from Kindle.
If you use a Windows or Mac PC you can get Kindle books that way.


It appears (can the author confirm?) that the Kindle book isn't DRM'd so if someone wanted to they could buy it and convert it to ePub or another format for whatever reader they prefer.

That said Smashwords wouldn't be a bad thing to consider (gives you lots of formats). Just be sure and follow their style guide to get the best possible conversions. Plus with Smashwords you also get iBooks, B&N, Kobo, Sony, Aldiko and Stanza distribution of your work.

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Old 07-02-2010, 07:53 AM   #10
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Hello Basschick and Brian, thanks for the input. I've got the Epub version of Amber Magic up now, and I've put up the beginning of Book #4. I'm looking into other downloadable formats for the first book using Calibre.

Smashwords is on my agenda, I just haven't gotten to it yet!

And yes, all my stuff is DRM free.

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Old 07-02-2010, 11:13 AM   #11
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WOW! You are really listening to your (potential) readers. Kudos!
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Hello Basschick and Brian, thanks for the input. I've got the Epub version of Amber Magic up now, and I've put up the beginning of Book #4. I'm looking into other downloadable formats for the first book using Calibre.

Smashwords is on my agenda, I just haven't gotten to it yet!

And yes, all my stuff is DRM free.
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I just downloaded the epub -- thanks so much.
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awesome. smashwords will do the conversion automatically, so i will be happy to pick it up there - and buy the sequels if i like it.

thanks for listening and responding so quickly!

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Hello Basschick and Brian, thanks for the input. I've got the Epub version of Amber Magic up now, and I've put up the beginning of Book #4. I'm looking into other downloadable formats for the first book using Calibre.

Smashwords is on my agenda, I just haven't gotten to it yet!

And yes, all my stuff is DRM free.
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Old 07-03-2010, 12:18 PM   #15
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Thanks for all the responses guys, I'm new at this, only second month in at Amazon. All the converting is a real pain. Let me know if those files look right on your readers. I used Calibre, so I'm hoping they will look the way they are supposed to!
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