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HubPages Member About To Publish Novel

  1. Cagsil profile image61
    Cagsilposted 5 years ago

    Hey Hubbers,

    For those of you who are veteran hubbers and know Shadesbreath, then you will know that he is working on publishing his novel. His blog network, Facebook page and profile are all promoting his book coming out soon.

    Below is a picture to give you an idea.

    http://s2.hubimg.com/u/5993941_f248.jpg

    Shadesbreath's Facebook page.
    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Shadesbre … 3616377221

    John Daulton is his real name: http://daultonbooks.com/

    I just heard from Shadesbreath that he has put the final touches on it and it should be hitting the stores soon.

    Many of you who don't know Shadesbreath, well his profile link is below and you can check out his work here. Since there is no self promotion in the forums, I am doing this favor for him.

    http://shadesbreath.hubpages.com/

    Not to mention, if you want, I do think that he is offering signed copies also. But, you would need to check with him on that. If you see the above picture anywhere on Facebook, then give him a helping hand by sharing the photo with everyone you know. I'm positive he would be extremely grateful.

    Thank you for your time.

    Cagsil

    1. uncorrectedvision profile image60
      uncorrectedvisionposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I knew him when he was just a disembodied line of script in a hubpage forum posting.  Who woulda thunk?

      That is pretty cool.  If I rub my computer screen will some of that industriousness rub off on me???

    2. Earl S. Wynn profile image85
      Earl S. Wynnposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Haha, I remember Shadesbreath! Very cool and good on you, my friend! I never thought to post something on here about my published books, but great way of advertising! When I get ready to release my next book (33rd one!) I might have to make a thread too! big_smile

      1. Cagsil profile image61
        Cagsilposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Hey Earl,

        Just to let you know, there's NO Self Promotion allowed on the forums, which is why I started this thread for Shadesbreath, because He would not be allowed to do it. wink

        1. Earl S. Wynn profile image85
          Earl S. Wynnposted 5 years agoin reply to this

          Ah, ok! Very creative, and very kind of you! Man, sounds like I need to cultivate my own flock of loyalists happy to do promoting for me! smile

          1. Cagsil profile image61
            Cagsilposted 5 years agoin reply to this

            The best advertising in the world is word of mouth. It's never been beaten! smile

  2. profile image0
    kimberlyslyricsposted 5 years ago

    Congrats and thank you cagsil smile

    1. Cagsil profile image61
      Cagsilposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      You're welcome Kimberly. I told Shadesbreath I would help him promote his novel when he was getting close to releasing it. smile

  3. RedElf profile image85
    RedElfposted 5 years ago

    Congrats Shades! and thanks Ray - you are a true friend!

  4. emievil profile image80
    emievilposted 5 years ago

    Wow! Congrats Shadesbreath! Thanks for promoting this Cagsil.

    Hmmm, wouldn't it be nice if there's a hub that features e-books, novels, books, etc. written by hubbers?

  5. Cagsil profile image61
    Cagsilposted 5 years ago

    If anyone sees the photo posted above on Facebook, please share it with others. I have posted on my Facebook wall. smile You're welcome RedElf and Emie. smile

  6. wordscribe43 profile image93
    wordscribe43posted 5 years ago

    Wow is right!  Congrats Shadesbreath... that's very exciting.  And, Ray thanks for letting all of us know.  smile

    1. Cagsil profile image61
      Cagsilposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      You're welcome Wordscribe. smile

  7. Mighty Mom profile image91
    Mighty Momposted 5 years ago

    Well I hope he announces a booksigning party. I'd definitely go and take pics to post on HP and Facebook.
    That's awesome.

  8. mistyhorizon2003 profile image92
    mistyhorizon2003posted 5 years ago

    This is excellent news Cags, I think Shadesbreath has to be in my top three favorite writers here on Hubpages. He is a genius smile

  9. barryrutherford profile image36
    barryrutherfordposted 5 years ago

    Great news! Hope it sells really well  tongue

  10. Joy56 profile image60
    Joy56posted 5 years ago

    that is really good news.....  congrats to him for having a friend like you, and of course for the book..........
    http://s4.hubimg.com/u/4302819_f248.jpg

    1. lobobrandon profile image85
      lobobrandonposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Wow I wish to do that some day! But mine will be a e-book. Actually when I was in the third grade I wrote a novel down as I wasn't fast at typing then. It was 75% completed and I wrote a total of 700 pages. I began reading it the other day and I'm amazed to know that the sentence structure etc. is perfect and the only thing I could do now was make it more of a suspense. It's a mystery story on the lines of my favourite author as a kid Enid Blytons famous five.


      I wishshadesbreath all success and Cags great job big_smile

  11. Cardisa profile image91
    Cardisaposted 5 years ago

    Congrats Shades, I am proud of you and your have an author's name. John Daulton sounds great for an author!

  12. leahlefler profile image98
    leahleflerposted 5 years ago

    That is excellent news - congratulations Shades!!

  13. habee profile image90
    habeeposted 5 years ago

    That's awesome! Congrats, Shady! Ray, thanks for letting us know.

  14. Reality Bytes profile image91
    Reality Bytesposted 5 years ago

    I want to read it!!!!

    Congrats shadesbreath, but seriously  I want to read it!!!!!!

  15. dohn121 profile image89
    dohn121posted 5 years ago

    Congrats to shadesbreath!  He certainly is the envy of many of us. 

    I finished writing the first draft of my novel back in March of 2008 and have not touched it since.  All of these years hence, I realized that I have to go back and edit (and actually rewrite) the novel entirely.  I understand now that to do so will take take a herculean effort on my part.  Life just...Happened.  Not a day goes by that I don't think of doing what I believe I was born to do.  Writing creatively is what I went to school for and took loans out for.  The problem now is that I make a good living and have not taken my own advice to follow my dream...

    But this just may be the year that I change that.

    It's inspiring to hear of others succeeding like shadesbreath.  Again, congrats big_smile

  16. Cagsil profile image61
    Cagsilposted 5 years ago

    Thank you everyone and you're welcome too. smile

    So, if you happen to come across the photo share it with someone. Even if your sharing is by word of mouth. smile

  17. Kris Heeter profile image80
    Kris Heeterposted 5 years ago

    That's very exiting and congratulations to him!

  18. KoffeeKlatch Gals profile image69
    KoffeeKlatch Galsposted 5 years ago

    Thanks for letting us know.  Of course I'll give the helping hand - facebook, twitter and so forth. 

    Congrats Shadees.  What an accomplishment.

    1. Cagsil profile image61
      Cagsilposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      You're welcome. I'm sure Shadesbreath would be grateful for all the help he gets. smile

      1. lobobrandon profile image85
        lobobrandonposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Do we get a sneak peak into it? A sample intro or something? Nothing special. Just the back cover lol

        1. Cagsil profile image61
          Cagsilposted 5 years agoin reply to this

          Hey Lobo,

          Check out Shadesbreath's blogs. He wrote down everything he's done up to this point, including sharing how the graphics of the novel came to be. smile

          1. lobobrandon profile image85
            lobobrandonposted 5 years agoin reply to this

            Seriously maybe I should open some tabs the next time. I only saw the homepage and quit earlier in the day. Thats when I first replied to this post

          2. lobobrandon profile image85
            lobobrandonposted 5 years agoin reply to this

            It's amazing any idea how much shades is paying for the graphic artist??

            1. Cagsil profile image61
              Cagsilposted 5 years agoin reply to this

              I've not had the inside track on that. However, I'm sure an arrangement could be worked out. wink

              1. lobobrandon profile image85
                lobobrandonposted 5 years agoin reply to this

                The work is awesome so I'd like to know smile

  19. Randy Godwin profile image93
    Randy Godwinposted 5 years ago

    Really cool for shades, and for you to help him advertise it, Ray!  I'll help too as I enjoy his work here.  smile

    1. Cagsil profile image61
      Cagsilposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Cool Randy! smile Shadesbreath is one of my favorites here and his novel should be awesome, if his writing here is anything to go by. lol


      @Lobo, then email Shadesbreath and ask him. Secondly, as I said, his blog posts explains the entire process. He setup the blogs to help others learn the process.

      1. lobobrandon profile image85
        lobobrandonposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        I found nothing to help me with the process... Maybe I'll check again tomorrow. Its late will send him a message later smile
        But I surely will

        1. Cagsil profile image61
          Cagsilposted 5 years agoin reply to this

          Okay. smile

  20. Nell Rose profile image92
    Nell Roseposted 5 years ago

    Congrats Shades! smile

  21. prettydarkhorse profile image66
    prettydarkhorseposted 5 years ago

    You're a good friend Cags!!

    Congrats Shades!! smile smile

    1. Cagsil profile image61
      Cagsilposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you Maita. I do what I can to help those who I consider friends. smile

      1. prettydarkhorse profile image66
        prettydarkhorseposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Thank you Ray!!!

        I know I am one of your friend!!!! smile So will you help me cheer for the Steelers?????

        1. Cagsil profile image61
          Cagsilposted 5 years agoin reply to this

          Sorry Maita. sad I cannot do that. Football season is over as far as I am concerned. But, I'll wish your Steelers luck, okay? wink

          1. prettydarkhorse profile image66
            prettydarkhorseposted 5 years agoin reply to this

            Thank you. Its okay, I know next year Cowboys will go for it!! smile

  22. Cagsil profile image61
    Cagsilposted 5 years ago

    *bumping* this thread. smile big_smile

  23. A Troubled Man profile image60
    A Troubled Manposted 5 years ago

    I am not worthy. http://media.bigoo.ws/content/gif/smiles/smiles_6.gif

    Congratulations Shadesbreath!

    1. Cagsil profile image61
      Cagsilposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      lol lol

  24. Shadesbreath profile image86
    Shadesbreathposted 5 years ago

    Wow, Ray, you are the bomb!

    And how cool that so many people are so supportive. Cags needs to start a new career as a publicist. big_smile

    So, for starters, super thank you for the interest and well wishes from so many awesome hubbers. I would also like to say, to those of you whose comments were of the wanting-to-get-your-own-book-out variety, it's not as hard as you think. I confess it's taken a lot more time than I expected, but it's not "hard" to do at all. It's wayyyyy more intimidating than hard. But having gone through the whole process now, I realize there really isn't anything to be intimidated by. It's just hoops to jump through and some crap to learn that isn't hard, just, well, kind of boring and detail oriented. The rest is just discipline.

    At least, that's how it goes for getting a book made and out. Selling is another matter, and we'll see how that goes. Hopefully a few of you will grab a copy. (If you check out my facebook page, it's under Shadesbreath on FB, you'll know when it's available). The main goal after release is to get some reviews on Amazon. That's a big deal, so, I will probably be whining and sniveling about that once everything is live.

    Oh, and for Lobobrandon's question, the cover graphic cost a lot, at least a lot by my standards. If it was just me, I'd share that, but the artist, Cris Ortega, may want to raise her rates and I wouldn't want to make future negotiations awkward for her. She is worth every penny, however.

    Anyway, thanks again. Hopefully you guys will all go like my facebook page (either the book page or my HP one), and, well, then I'll probably whore myself out trying to get you to buy a copy for years to come. lol. But even if you don't buy one, the video trailer is going to blow your mind (it made my mom cry for sheer awesomeness--granted its my mom, but still!).

    Cheers, Cags. You rule.

    1. Winterfate profile image100
      Winterfateposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I noticed this post yesterday, but hadn't come around to reply in it until now.

      Congratulations Shadesbreath! Considering I lack discipline personally, I'll probably keep on just reading books instead of trying to write them.

      If only there were a magic wand that allowed you to instantly spawn a full story... big_smile

      Once you release the book, I'll be sure to check it out. If the sypnosis intrigues me, I may get a copy to help you out. smile

      1. Shadesbreath profile image86
        Shadesbreathposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        I wouldn't ask for anything else.

        Well, I would ask, obviously, but, depending on how outrageous my request (like, I ask that you buy 1000 copies, etc.), I wouldn't really expect you to comply with the request.



        There's a paperback and ebook (Kindle and Nook). And the biggest thing anyone can do for me (obviously aside from buying it lol) is review it on Amazon. A review on there is like handing me a gold coin, a beer and a pizza all at once.

        1. profile image0
          Motown2Chitownposted 5 years agoin reply to this

          When it's ready, I want a signed copy.  I will, of course, review it as soon as I've consumed it. 

          smile

          1. Shadesbreath profile image86
            Shadesbreathposted 5 years agoin reply to this

            But of course! big_smile



            I wish. But, maybe in two years, with the trilogy out, the other novel I've got almost ready, and a novella or two working, I can build enough momentum to make writing novels my full time job. smile

            1. Cagsil profile image61
              Cagsilposted 5 years agoin reply to this

              cool

    2. Cagsil profile image61
      Cagsilposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you Shadesbreath. smile You're pretty cool. smile

    3. uncorrectedvision profile image60
      uncorrectedvisionposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      When you get a chance, perhaps you can write a series of hubs about your experience with getting published.  It should be interesting.

      1. Shadesbreath profile image86
        Shadesbreathposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Well, I sort of already did, just not hubs. I blogged the whole process up to the proof part, which is where I am, and have been stuck at for forty five days or so, until now, finally finished. If you'd like to see them, they are here:

        http://daultonbooks.blogspot.com/

        I cover the start up, editing the manuscript, getting the cover artist and working through sketches to final product, I hit pricing and profit issues and all kinds of stuff tracing the journey to release. Have a look if you get time. I keep it pretty light and my usual snarky self and terribad-self-sketch stuff is there, so it's not too painful to read. lol.

  25. spryte profile image87
    spryteposted 5 years ago

    I'm so proud of you Shade...probably not as much as your mother, but I'm right up there! 

    Now that you've done all that hard work, let me know if there is anything I can do to help...other than buy the book, which I plan on doing anyway.  smile

    It's so exciting isn''t it?  I'm slowly getting there on mine...although thankfully, I'm not going to be worried too much about the graphics on the cover given the type of novel it will be.  Are you going strictly digital for now...or will there be a hard copy?

  26. Scarface1300 profile image73
    Scarface1300posted 5 years ago

    This is a bit spooky but I have just been reading this guy "Shadesbreath's" hubs.If his book is as good as his hubs then "WOW". I wish him all the luck in the world and hope for his heartiest success. He is a lucky guy to have a friend such as you... Congratulations both.

  27. Jewels profile image82
    Jewelsposted 5 years ago

    And to think I knew him before he was famous!

    1. Cagsil profile image61
      Cagsilposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I know, right. lol

  28. IzzyM profile image85
    IzzyMposted 5 years ago

    I'm not allowed to review books on Amazon. I tried for others. Seems you actually have to buy some product first, which considering Google.es or co.uk are much nearer and cheaper, is not likely to happen any time soon, and the fact that I am an affilate counts for nothing.
    Anyway what I can do is write my own review and mention this book on my site which I'm happy to say was not Panda slapped and can be found around about #8 for the keyword "best selling books".
    When I get back to the UK I am so going to sort this site out and bring it right up to date.

    Page 1 without effort? I have a few hubbers to promote actually. Need to get off my backside and get to work.

  29. tlpoague profile image88
    tlpoagueposted 5 years ago

    Great friends are hard to come by, you are top notch Ray, to help Shades so much. Congrats Shade, I remember a time when you were talking about working on publishing a book. I am happy to hear that you have. I look forward to reading it. It looks like something my children will enjoy too. I will be sure to pass the word along. Thanks for the heads up!

    1. Cagsil profile image61
      Cagsilposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you tlpoague. smile Always a pleasure to see you. smile Hope things are well. smile

      And you're welcome. smile

  30. Rochelle Frank profile image88
    Rochelle Frankposted 5 years ago

    Thanks Cags, for bringing this to the attention of many.
    I am so pleased that he noticed some of my silly hubs a couple of years ago and felt encouraged to post his humor here.
    Now people will know that there are many Shades, of Shades.
    Congratulations, Mr. D.

    1. Cagsil profile image61
      Cagsilposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      You're welcome Rochelle. smile It is my pleasure. smile

  31. Cagsil profile image61
    Cagsilposted 5 years ago

    *bumping* this thread.

  32. paradigmsearch profile image87
    paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago

    Good deal and nice op. smile

    1. Cagsil profile image61
      Cagsilposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you Para. smile

  33. AudreyHowitt profile image75
    AudreyHowittposted 5 years ago

    Congrats to him and thank you for bringing him to my attention!

    1. Cagsil profile image61
      Cagsilposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      You're welcome. smile

  34. homesteadbound profile image92
    homesteadboundposted 5 years ago

    A great big congrats to Shadesbreath! big_smile

    And a big thanks to Cagsgil - he is indeed an awesome publicist! cool

    1. Cagsil profile image61
      Cagsilposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      You're welcome. smile


      *bump* wink

  35. uncorrectedvision profile image60
    uncorrectedvisionposted 5 years ago

    Thanks I will check that out - though I already have an artist.  My brother is a professional illustrator.

    It is impressive how the good fortune of one has eliminated the typical contentiousness of the typical forum posting. 

    It is a reassuring sign of our universal nature.

    1. Shadesbreath profile image86
      Shadesbreathposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Yeah, there's a lot of really rockin' nice people on HP. I think it's so easy for a few to do the standard polemics, so (though it's me seeing the love just now), we have to credit Cags for busting out something positive.

  36. accofranco profile image73
    accofrancoposted 5 years ago

    Wow!!! I am more than excited, honestly, if you have ever tried writing a novel before, or have written one in the past, you would know what Shades achieved...unfortunately, i lost the only manuscript of my first novel, which i wrote when i was 15. Its so so painful because the storyline was mind-blowing, would have won international readership. Anyway, i am still working on my second novel, but it isnt so easy....in order words, congrats and congrats to Shades....like a contributor earlier said, you have a sweet name that fits in for an novelist.

    @Cagsil, you demonstrated friendship in its greatest form...hmmm, makes me thinking if  i would ever have someone to discuss about me or whatever....so so skeptical...thank you cags for the selfless service! would love to read the book.

    1. Cagsil profile image61
      Cagsilposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Hey Accofranco, it's nice to see you in the forums and I hope things are well. smile


      *bump* this thread. smile

  37. vocalcoach profile image93
    vocalcoachposted 5 years ago

    This is the most exciting news. Thanks!

    1. Cagsil profile image61
      Cagsilposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      You're welcome. smile

      *bump*

  38. Cagsil profile image61
    Cagsilposted 5 years ago

    Hey Shadesbreath, are you around?

    1. Cagsil profile image61
      Cagsilposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      No reply? Hmmm..... hmm


      *bump*

      1. Shadesbreath profile image86
        Shadesbreathposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        I'm sort of around (popping in on breaks).

        1. Cagsil profile image61
          Cagsilposted 5 years agoin reply to this

          Okay, just checking. tongue smile

  39. Cagsil profile image61
    Cagsilposted 5 years ago

    *bump*

    A little exposure for Shadesbreath. If you don't know who HE is, then get informed. You'll be glad that you did.

    He is HubPages' resident philosophical comic, writer and NOW- Novelist!

    My two favorite hubs by him-

    http://shadesbreath.hubpages.com/hub/De … -Number-15

    http://shadesbreath.hubpages.com/hub/So … f-Morality

    If YOU don't laugh at those two hubs, then you don't know what humor is. smile

    1. mistyhorizon2003 profile image92
      mistyhorizon2003posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Good idea to add links to Shadesbreath's Hubs here Cags. I frequently end up virtually crying with laughter reading Shades hubs, so it would be nice for a few others here to have the same experience smile

      1. Cagsil profile image61
        Cagsilposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Hey Misty, I know the feeling. I laugh so hard at some of his hubs that I have tears running down my face. Posting a couple of links to his stuff here on HubPages would give people who don't know of him, a chance to learn about him.

        And, here's a link from an AWESOME review written about his up and coming novel. smile

        http://www.thegirliegeekblog.com/entert … ge-review/

        1. mistyhorizon2003 profile image92
          mistyhorizon2003posted 5 years agoin reply to this

          How bizarre, it won't allow me to open the review page because it says 'users from my country are not permitted to use this site', I only live in the British Channel Islands, so can't imagine this is correct, plus I have never received this message before from any other website. The full message is:

          "Warning: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at /home/mgnexus/public_html/wp-content/themes/rt_refraction_wp/header.php:11) in /home/mgnexus/public_html/wp-content/plugins/iq-block-country/iq-block-country.php on line 272

          Forbidden - Users from your country are not permitted to browse this site."

          1. Cagsil profile image61
            Cagsilposted 5 years agoin reply to this

            Deleted

            1. mistyhorizon2003 profile image92
              mistyhorizon2003posted 5 years agoin reply to this

              Deleted

              1. Cagsil profile image61
                Cagsilposted 5 years agoin reply to this

                I might do that or I'll let Shadesbreath do it, because he gave her the copy to read. wink

                1. Shadesbreath profile image86
                  Shadesbreathposted 5 years agoin reply to this

                  I let her know. I'm sure she'd rather get traffic directly rather if possible.

                  Although, it may just be that people from the British Channel Isles are such notorious louts, knaves and ne're-do-wells the Internet just blocks them automatically.

                  <ducks>

                  1. mistyhorizon2003 profile image92
                    mistyhorizon2003posted 5 years agoin reply to this

                    Bloody cheek Shades, and after all the nice things I have said about you. You can duck and run, but you can't hide from me forever tongue (plus I will set Spryte on you)

                  2. Cagsil profile image61
                    Cagsilposted 5 years agoin reply to this

                    lol lol lol

                  3. profile image0
                    Motown2Chitownposted 5 years agoin reply to this

                    Shades, I know you're basking in awesomeness at the moment, but....

                    "...I'm sure she'd rather get traffic directly rather if possible..."

                    Bit rushed, are we?

                    wink

  40. Greek One profile image76
    Greek Oneposted 5 years ago

    I congratulate my new mentor, Mr. Breath, and hope his novel is a wonderful success!

  41. MPG Narratives profile image62
    MPG Narrativesposted 5 years ago

    Well done Shadesbreath and good luck with selling heaps, the graphic looks great so that's a good start. Will check it out.

  42. readytoescape profile image61
    readytoescapeposted 5 years ago

    Congratulations Shadesbreath!

    Welcome to the Hubber Novelist Club

    As far as I know (and that can be deemed very little),there are now Four members in the Group now that you have joined.

    These Published Authors are: (in no particular order)

    Ken R. Abell
    Petra Vlah
    &
    Yours truly… Readytoescape

    if there are more please post them

    1. Shadesbreath profile image86
      Shadesbreathposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I know L.T. Fawkes put up a trilogy for sure, plus brought back an older series that had gone out of print from a brick-and-more publishing run.

  43. Cagsil profile image61
    Cagsilposted 5 years ago

    Hey Misty, please check that link to see if you can get through. Your post in the forum.....it soon to reach the point where you will not be able to delete it...it's come quickly...the time ranges between 3-4 hours and you're already at 3 hours.

    1. mistyhorizon2003 profile image92
      mistyhorizon2003posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Damn, only just got the notification through Cags. The link now works, but it is too late for me to delete my post.

      Edit: I have used the 'report' button on my post to ask the team to remove it and explained why.

      1. Cagsil profile image61
        Cagsilposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Okay Misty. It's okay. Hopefully HP will get rid of it. It is duplicate content on the forums and should be taken down. I only posted it so you could read it and I'm glad the link now works for you. The page where the article is located is fantastic looking. It enhances the reading of the review, that's for sure. smile

  44. Lissie profile image82
    Lissieposted 5 years ago

    Will you guys SHUT UP I'm busy reading ... http://www.amazon.com/The-Galactic-Mage … B006VCZMVS

    1. Cagsil profile image61
      Cagsilposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      yikes

    2. Shadesbreath profile image86
      Shadesbreathposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Yeah, the files "take 5 to 7 workdays" to go live. Apparently by 5 to 7, they mean 1.5 days. LOL. I couldn't get the "publish date" function to work either, it wouldn't let me go forward past the current day's date. So, I guess a few will leak out before the official release. There are worse things that could happen to me than people buying my book early. LOL.

  45. donotfear profile image91
    donotfearposted 5 years ago

    Congratulations are in order!!!

    Bravo, bravo!


    Here, here!

    1. Cagsil profile image61
      Cagsilposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Hey Donotfear, nice new picture on your profile. Thank you. smile big_smile

  46. profile image0
    klarawieckposted 5 years ago

    John Daulton!!! Hmmm... sounds important already! Congratulations, you little busy bug! I'll be the first one to buy your book. smile So very happy for you!

    1. Shadesbreath profile image86
      Shadesbreathposted 5 years ago

      No worries, Misty.

      Thanks Donotfear and Klarawieck. smile
      It's funny people say my name sounds like a writer name. Even had a writing professor look up from the roll call list on the first day of class after reading my name. He paused said it again, and said, "That's a good writing name." LOL. I think it's cause there's been so damn many John's who write. (Finally a payoff for a generic biblical name).

    2. Mighty Mom profile image91
      Mighty Momposted 5 years ago

      Not to mention your publishing dynasty.
      First thing I thought of was B. Daulton (ok, Dalton) Books.
      Hey, if the confusion fits, milk it, right?

      Congrats!

      1. Cagsil profile image61
        Cagsilposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        lol lol

      2. Shadesbreath profile image86
        Shadesbreathposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Yeah, that one might backfire on me, but I'm actually trying it. My site is Daultonbooks.com but I expect anyone who hears that spoken rather than reading it is going to go to the other Daltonbooks.com (no U). So, given they have been around a long time and I'm the new piece of crap in the litter box, I guess I hope they sell my stuff there too. LOL

        1. Mighty Mom profile image91
          Mighty Momposted 5 years agoin reply to this

          From our favorite reference source Wikipedia:
          B. Dalton Bookseller (often called B. Dalton or B. Dalton's) was an American retail bookstore chain founded in 1966 by the Dayton's department store chain. Located primarily in shopping malls, B. Dalton competed primarily with Waldenbooks, and operated 798 stores at its peak. Barnes & Noble acquired the chain from Dayton's in 1987, and continued to operate it until a late-2009 announcement that the last fifty stores would be liquidated by January 2010.

          Looks like you're the last Daulton standing.

          1. Cagsil profile image61
            Cagsilposted 5 years agoin reply to this

            Well, that means an empire could actually be built. smile big_smile lol

            1. Shadesbreath profile image86
              Shadesbreathposted 5 years agoin reply to this

              Oh, Emperor John! I like that. I like that a lot. All I need now is an army. Probably have to sell a lot of books to buy an army though. (sigh).

              1. Mighty Mom profile image91
                Mighty Momposted 5 years agoin reply to this

                You have an army right here!
                An army of passionate, idealistic word lovers.
                Herding hubbers into a singular focus might be tough, but I believe can be done.
                Just don't recruit from the politics forum lol

                1. Cagsil profile image61
                  Cagsilposted 5 years agoin reply to this

                  It could be possible. wink

                2. Shadesbreath profile image86
                  Shadesbreathposted 5 years agoin reply to this

                  Well, I wish I had the technological wherewithal to make an affiliate thing out of it. But, I confess, that's totally out of my wheelhouse.

                  1. Lissie profile image82
                    Lissieposted 5 years agoin reply to this

                    You don't have to John - that's what the amazon affiliate program is for :-)

                  2. Rochelle Frank profile image88
                    Rochelle Frankposted 5 years agoin reply to this

                    I have my owl book listed with Amazon Advantage. They take a big percentage, but it's worth it because being on Amazon, especially with a bunch of nice reviews, gives it credibility and exposure.
                    https://advantage.amazon.com/
                    It's not hard to do.

                    1. Mighty Mom profile image91
                      Mighty Momposted 5 years agoin reply to this

                      Looking fine with that 100 hubber score, Rochelle.
                      Woo whoooo (a little owl humor).
                      Sorry for the distraction.
                      Now back to our regularly scheduled book tour tongue

                    2. Shadesbreath profile image86
                      Shadesbreathposted 5 years agoin reply to this

                      That's an interesting link, Rochelle. It kind of reminds me of Etsy, which my son's girlfriend uses to sell teapot wind chimes.  But I don't think I need to put the book on consignment, as Amazon is already the primary mechanism through which I'm selling it. Kindle and paperback anyway. I have Nook version too, but I'm not sure how many people have those. You're spot on about the reviews, though. That's gonna be my big, whiny begging point going forward, is to get people to review it on there. Reviews are GOLD. (Especially if they don't all suck lol).

                      And you do look lovely with that 100, but then again, you usually have that these days, so, it's become more of a trademark for you than a "look."

              2. Cagsil profile image61
                Cagsilposted 5 years agoin reply to this

                lol

    3. Rafini profile image87
      Rafiniposted 5 years ago

      Excellent News!  Congrats to Shadesbreath!!  smile

    4. Cagsil profile image61
      Cagsilposted 5 years ago

      *bump*

      1. Rochelle Frank profile image88
        Rochelle Frankposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Nah-- the 100 comes and goes-- despite what I do or don't do. Haven't posted a new hub in awhile, but have been working on two for too, too, long without getting them done.

        The link is an Amazon function, but if you are already on, it's moot.
        I have (I think) five or six nice reviews-- which I got in various ways. I'll tell you later, if you feel you have exhausted your own resources.

        (And thanks, again ,Cags.

        1. Cagsil profile image61
          Cagsilposted 5 years agoin reply to this

          You're welcome Rochelle. smile

        2. Shadesbreath profile image86
          Shadesbreathposted 5 years agoin reply to this

          Rochelle, did that guy who hit me up for illustrations ever get a hold of you? I sent him your way when he hit me up for a children's book illustration contract that needed color. I'm too lazy for color. It's all I can do to muster the half-ass pencil sketches I do. LOL.

          Oh, and Cags, have I told you I love you and want to bear your children? Because I do.

          1. Cagsil profile image61
            Cagsilposted 5 years agoin reply to this

            I don't mind the love Shades. As for bear children?  too bad you cannot, unless you're planning having your wife be a surrogate. lol lol Which is something I'm pretty positive she would beat you to within an inch of your life, if you even asked. tongue

          2. Rochelle Frank profile image88
            Rochelle Frankposted 5 years agoin reply to this

            AHa-- I thought he might be talking about you, but he called you "NightShade" and I think that is some kind of poison.
            I'll have to answer-- nice to be recommended, but don't think I'm up for that.

     
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