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First Novel Published! (Complete and total vanity of joy)
ASB | 06/13/2012 | ASB

Posted on 06/13/2012 2:45:49 PM PDT by Anitius Severinus Boethius

I apologize for the waste of bandwidth on this total vanity. I am writing under the pen name "Wilson Harp" and have just uploaded my first novel "Bright Horizons". It should go live sometime overnight on Amazon's Kindle store. I am just so relieved and excited to have made the final edit and be done with it.

Now back to the business of this site, let's get Barack Obama out of the White House.


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For those who might be interested, here is my promo blurb:

First Contact.

It's 2042 and aliens have made contact with Earth. Marine Colonel Kyle Martin has been tasked with providing security for the signing of the treaty that will move mankind from lurking in isolation and ignorance and propel them out into the stars.

But another race of aliens has a different agenda for this meeting. Kyle and his Marines are caught in a firefight that leads them into a war against a savage and warlike race. With no allies and utterly outmatched in technology, how will Earth dare fight back? With skill, brains, and a will to survive.

As their foes ready the shackles of oppression, Kyle and his team race to harness every resource they have and a secret about Earth itself may hold the decisive key to victory.

1 posted on 06/13/2012 2:45:52 PM PDT by Anitius Severinus Boethius
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To: Anitius Severinus Boethius

Congratulations!! Glad to see the Marines will still be around in 2042. there is hope for the future.

Best wishes for great sales!


2 posted on 06/13/2012 2:50:17 PM PDT by NEMDF
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To: Anitius Severinus Boethius

Congratulations, and best wishes for success. I’m afraid I don’t have Kindle, but maybe I can work something out with one of my kids who do.


3 posted on 06/13/2012 2:52:28 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Anitius Severinus Boethius

Congrats and kudos.


4 posted on 06/13/2012 2:52:28 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Anitius Severinus Boethius

Sounds like a plot I’d enjoy. I have 16 sf/fantasy on the shelves; if I like it I’ll give you a blurb.


5 posted on 06/13/2012 2:54:11 PM PDT by Snake65
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To: Cicero

You can download the Kindle App for the PC, Mac, or any smartphone.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html/ref=sv_kstore_1?ie=UTF8&docId=1000493771


6 posted on 06/13/2012 2:54:47 PM PDT by Anitius Severinus Boethius (http://www.amazon.com/Wilson-Harp/e/B0087FYGRI/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_1)
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To: Anitius Severinus Boethius

We’ll forgive the vanity so long as you kick in some of the first day profits to Jim. ;)

Congratulations! I’ll be sure to nitpick all that stuff that you didn’t find in editing. :)


7 posted on 06/13/2012 2:58:58 PM PDT by kingu (Everything starts with slashing the size and scope of the federal government.)
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To: Anitius Severinus Boethius
Great! Just what the world needs - another book.

just kidding - congratulations!

8 posted on 06/13/2012 2:59:11 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (they have no god but caesar)
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To: Anitius Severinus Boethius

Congratulations!! The plot sounds fascinating.... in fact, it sounds great enough to be made into a movie (hope that isn’t insulting to an author?!)


9 posted on 06/13/2012 2:59:31 PM PDT by momtothree
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To: Anitius Severinus Boethius; Jeff Head
May be of interest to you.

/johnny

10 posted on 06/13/2012 3:02:21 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Anitius Severinus Boethius

By the by, another author in the Kindle Store is selling books under the name Wilson Harp - those aren’t your books as well, are they?


11 posted on 06/13/2012 3:04:43 PM PDT by kingu (Everything starts with slashing the size and scope of the federal government.)
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To: Anitius Severinus Boethius

I will buy it tomorrow. Sounds great.


12 posted on 06/13/2012 3:04:43 PM PDT by WWTraveler
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To: Anitius Severinus Boethius
Oh... Forgot... Congrats. I look forward to reading it. If it's crap, expect to catch heck. ;)

Do you have a free chapter or 2 to sample?

/johnny

13 posted on 06/13/2012 3:05:02 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: momtothree

If anyone wants to make a movie out of this story, I’m all for it!


14 posted on 06/13/2012 3:06:39 PM PDT by Anitius Severinus Boethius (http://www.amazon.com/Wilson-Harp/e/B0087FYGRI/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_1)
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To: Anitius Severinus Boethius

Congrats!!!!! I’d love to one day be in your shoes!


15 posted on 06/13/2012 3:07:03 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: kingu

Yes, I have also have three short stories up in a fantasy series called “Tales of the Silver Sword Inn”. The fourth should be coming out in the next several days and then I plan on two shorts a month, and collecting them into volumes eventually.


16 posted on 06/13/2012 3:08:37 PM PDT by Anitius Severinus Boethius (http://www.amazon.com/Wilson-Harp/e/B0087FYGRI/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_1)
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To: Anitius Severinus Boethius

You signed up in 1999 just to post this????

Just kidding! Congratulations! I hope it succeeds fantastically!


17 posted on 06/13/2012 3:09:03 PM PDT by freedumb2003 ('RETRO' Abortions = performed on 84th trimester individuals who think killing babies is a "right.")
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To: Anitius Severinus Boethius

Is there a lot of gratuitous sex and violence ?


18 posted on 06/13/2012 3:13:23 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: Anitius Severinus Boethius

1,256 book titles under Bright Horizons on Amazon. You should also give the ASIN.


19 posted on 06/13/2012 3:14:48 PM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Sorry, no sex. Was difficult not to make Colonel Martin an erotic vampire, since that seems to be what sells at present.

But there are a few fire fights and ships blowing up. I don’t know how gratutious it is, but there is a good amount of Marines being Marines.


20 posted on 06/13/2012 3:16:17 PM PDT by Anitius Severinus Boethius (http://www.amazon.com/Wilson-Harp/e/B0087FYGRI/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_1)
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To: Anitius Severinus Boethius

Geoffrey Chaucer writes Robert Heinlein...

...if done well a work of gifted literature.

I’m sanguine.


21 posted on 06/13/2012 3:18:08 PM PDT by Happy Rain ("Political Correctness forces people to say one thing and vote another.")
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To: Kirkwood

Yeah, it’s still in the “Publishing” mode right now. I have an ASIN (B008BAL10K), but it’s not live yet. Should be able to provide a direct link by late this evening. I realized I may have jumped the gun on the announcement, but it was more of a “It’s done!” impulse to post.

I will have the link on the thread as soon as I get the e-mail from Amazon.


22 posted on 06/13/2012 3:19:30 PM PDT by Anitius Severinus Boethius (http://www.amazon.com/Wilson-Harp/e/B0087FYGRI/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_1)
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To: Anitius Severinus Boethius
A sci fi thread seems like a good place to stick this afternoon's creation.

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23 posted on 06/13/2012 3:27:02 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Anitius Severinus Boethius

WOW, ASB. You have a right to a vanity post. Kudos and may you have continuing success with more writing in the future.


24 posted on 06/13/2012 3:28:14 PM PDT by Mountain Mary (Head toward the sound of the guns in Wisconsin!)
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To: Anitius Severinus Boethius

Best wishes and good luck!


25 posted on 06/13/2012 3:32:40 PM PDT by GenXteacher (You have chosen dishonor to avoid war; you shall have war also.)
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To: Anitius Severinus Boethius

I’m very happy for you, and I hope your novel will be very popular.


26 posted on 06/13/2012 3:35:00 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Don't be so scared ... it's just a baby!)
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To: Anitius Severinus Boethius

Did you self-publish or did you get picked up by a publishing house?


27 posted on 06/13/2012 3:36:49 PM PDT by bolobaby
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To: bolobaby

I self-published, but I hope that no one holds that against me. I worked hard to make sure it is as professional as anything that comes out of one of the major houses. You only have one shot to make a first impression.


28 posted on 06/13/2012 3:40:19 PM PDT by Anitius Severinus Boethius (http://www.amazon.com/Wilson-Harp/e/B0087FYGRI/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_1)
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To: Anitius Severinus Boethius

About the possible success of your book.

You used the pen name “Wilson Harp?”

That alone should be enough to “seal” the deal.


29 posted on 06/13/2012 3:40:55 PM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: Anitius Severinus Boethius

Congrats!


30 posted on 06/13/2012 3:44:20 PM PDT by andyk (Go Juan Pablo!)
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To: Anitius Severinus Boethius

Did you at least get a professional critique? Because you are right about first impressions.

I’ve met a lot of self-published authors who think they can write. They desperately need an honest critique.


31 posted on 06/13/2012 3:47:36 PM PDT by bolobaby
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To: Anitius Severinus Boethius

Would love to know how this works out for you. Any nibbles on the short stories?


32 posted on 06/13/2012 3:49:26 PM PDT by Liberty Tree Surgeon (Mow your own lawn!)
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To: bolobaby

Had six beta readers including fans of the genre and those who don’t care for the genre. Those whose entire review efforts were “I liked it” or “It was ok” were not brought into my circle of series readers. LOL


33 posted on 06/13/2012 3:52:46 PM PDT by Anitius Severinus Boethius (http://www.amazon.com/Wilson-Harp/e/B0087FYGRI/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_1)
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To: Liberty Tree Surgeon

Yeah, I’ve had a few sales a day on each of my shorts, trying to build a bigger base for them each day, but sales are steady and climbing.


34 posted on 06/13/2012 3:54:02 PM PDT by Anitius Severinus Boethius (http://www.amazon.com/Wilson-Harp/e/B0087FYGRI/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_1)
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To: Anitius Severinus Boethius

Sounds like a good read! I’ll check it out and D/L to my Kindle, to read when I finish Limbaugh’s new book....


35 posted on 06/13/2012 3:55:19 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: Anitius Severinus Boethius

Self-publishing is no longer something to be ashamed of. You will keep more per reader than if you were represented by a publisher. If you attract readers, you will receive offers.

Are you aware of “Wool”? Started as a blog, went to self-published, and received a movie offer. I am nearly finished with the Omnibus and it is easy to see why it succeeded.

Writing a novel is a tremendous undertaking. It requires stamina and craft. You have every reason to be proud of yourself.

Am buying hubby a Kindle for Christmas, so I will read it after that.


36 posted on 06/13/2012 3:56:52 PM PDT by reformedliberal
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To: Anitius Severinus Boethius

Very cool!! Congratulations ASB!


37 posted on 06/13/2012 4:01:11 PM PDT by workerbee (We're not scared, Maobama -- we're pissed off!)
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To: reformedliberal

Yeah, Hugh Howey scored a golden ticket with “Wool”, and he is one of the nicest most generous writers on many of the self-publish boards. No one deserves the success more than Hugh.


38 posted on 06/13/2012 4:05:34 PM PDT by Anitius Severinus Boethius (http://www.amazon.com/Wilson-Harp/e/B0087FYGRI/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_1)
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To: fieldmarshaldj
I think you're thinking of a different author....


39 posted on 06/13/2012 4:18:16 PM PDT by Eepsy
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To: Anitius Severinus Boethius
Congratulations, Mr. Harp!

:^)

40 posted on 06/13/2012 4:59:37 PM PDT by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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To: All
It is now live! Thank you all for your kind words, congratulations, and support.

Bright Horizons

41 posted on 06/13/2012 5:07:05 PM PDT by Anitius Severinus Boethius (http://www.amazon.com/Wilson-Harp/e/B0087FYGRI/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_1)
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To: Anitius Severinus Boethius

I also aspire to be a writer. Congrats. I will buy the book tonight. Any thoughts on how to self publish?


42 posted on 06/13/2012 5:12:39 PM PDT by irishtenor (Everything in moderation, however, too much whiskey is just enough... Mark Twain)
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To: irishtenor

Best thing I found was to read, read, read at various sites where self-publishers hang out. My favorite place is the Writer’s Cafe at Kindleboards.

Here is a link to that forum:

http://www.kindleboards.com/index.php/board,60.0.html


43 posted on 06/13/2012 5:21:35 PM PDT by Anitius Severinus Boethius (http://www.amazon.com/Wilson-Harp/e/B0087FYGRI/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_1)
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To: Anitius Severinus Boethius

I know someone who self-published a novel and wound up being interviewed on TV stations all over the US and even had book-signings. The author even won an award for best new novelist. The book was even considered for a movie, but it never got that far. Still, it shows that a good author will go far if your audience can find you.


44 posted on 06/13/2012 5:31:10 PM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: Kirkwood

Well I sure hope everyone enjoys it. I’m not going to hold my breath waiting for overnight success, but I will keep writing. I have about a dozen book ideas in many genres and I will keep plying my trade and sharpening my craft.


45 posted on 06/13/2012 5:41:06 PM PDT by Anitius Severinus Boethius (http://www.amazon.com/Wilson-Harp/e/B0087FYGRI/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_1)
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To: Anitius Severinus Boethius

I know someone who self-published a novel and wound up being interviewed on TV stations all over the US and had book-signings. The author even won an award for best new novelist. The book was considered for a movie, but it never got that far. Still, it shows that a good author will go far if your audience can find you.


46 posted on 06/13/2012 5:42:32 PM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: Anitius Severinus Boethius

I will only read it if it has a happy ending. :-)


47 posted on 06/13/2012 6:05:05 PM PDT by Loyal Buckeye
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To: Loyal Buckeye

He kills Edward with a KA-BAR through the heart, thus ending the scourge of sparkly vampires for all time.


48 posted on 06/13/2012 6:17:30 PM PDT by Anitius Severinus Boethius (http://www.amazon.com/Wilson-Harp/e/B0087FYGRI/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_1)
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To: Anitius Severinus Boethius

Congratulations!


49 posted on 06/13/2012 7:04:42 PM PDT by tbw2
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To: kingu
If you are interested in my short story series, my first story in the series will be free tomorrow to help promo my novel's launch.

You can find it here:

Horas and Lendin Hunt Some Orcs

50 posted on 06/13/2012 9:01:28 PM PDT by Anitius Severinus Boethius (http://www.amazon.com/Wilson-Harp/e/B0087FYGRI/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_1)
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