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I've totally put together an ebook, guys. It's sci-fi, it's got anthro robots, I think it's pretty cool. It doesn't have anything to do with Housepets, but I am selling it.

You can buy it for the low low price of $1.29 in ANY ebook format, PDF or just online, at Smashwords right here: http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/70010 . You can also preview the first half of the story to see if you want to buy.

Also, selling soon on Amazon, but you can get the Kindle version at Smashwords too, and I get a larger royalty, so you know.

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Hehe, finally! Time to start up reading again. ^-^

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... Awesome.

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Awesome! Bought it and will commence reading! ^_^

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Tis looks very interesting. I have to look into it right away. Thank you Rick! :D

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You piqued my interest, Mr. Griffin.

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I've never read one of your stories, so I assume now's as good a time to start as any.

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I skimmed the preview, and it looks interesting, to say the least. Maybe I'll see if one of those old Visa gift cards I have still works...

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Well I get paid on Friday so I'll buy it then.

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This actually looks really good from what I read so far in the preview. Im'a gonna buy it! I also can't wait for the Housepets! book to be released... Ill be buying that as soon as I see it released. You get more royalties from Smashwords than Amazon, correct? Just debating where would be better to buy , I would rather you get more money in royalties... always a good thing to have some extra cash hanging around.

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It certainly got a good review.

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This actually looks really good from what I read so far in the preview. Im'a gonna buy it! I also can't wait for the Housepets! book to be released... Ill be buying that as soon as I see it released. You get more royalties from Smashwords than Amazon, correct? Just debating where would be better to buy , I would rather you get more money in royalties... always a good thing to have some extra cash hanging around.


It's something of a conundrum; I get more royalties from Smashwords, but if I make more sales on Amazon I go up their sales list and attract more views.

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This actually looks really good from what I read so far in the preview. Im'a gonna buy it! I also can't wait for the Housepets! book to be released... Ill be buying that as soon as I see it released. You get more royalties from Smashwords than Amazon, correct? Just debating where would be better to buy , I would rather you get more money in royalties... always a good thing to have some extra cash hanging around.


It's something of a conundrum; I get more royalties from Smashwords, but if I make more sales on Amazon I go up their sales list and attract more views.


Having both sites to put the book up is fine, though I'd personally have stuck with Amazon - with a majority of book sales being from there, the amount of people that use Amazon may edge out the benefits of Smashwords' extra royalties. I have no idea if that'd be the case for this circumstance though; I can't be bothered to do mathematics right now. It kinda just depends on whether which one gets more sales, and whether Amazon's sales end up greater royalty-wise than Smashwords'.

Also, if you care for the timing of the royalties you get - I believe Smashwords pays quarterly, while Amazon pays monthly.

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Well, Smashwords gets me into OTHER bookstores, like B&N and the Apple bookstore. However I have to wait, apparently, to get the free ISBN because Smashwords is temporarily out of those.

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Insta-buy!

Now off to read :3

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Hmmm... Ill buy it from Smashwords, since its the best reward for right now... After I buy it, Ill leave a good review on Amazon, so that its a positive for both situations. Since you dont need to buy it from Amazon to leave a positive review there, It will give it some backing power with reviews as well. Although, you know what, its not expensive at all! It wouldn't kill me in any way, shape, or form to buy it from both places! I can buy the kindle version from Amazon, then ill buy the a regular copy for reading at home on my computer from Smashwords.

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Oh... my God..


I'm done o_o

*goes and sits down in a corner for the rest of his life*

Wait a minute...

you never told us about your trip to the Serengeti!

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Classmate of mine wanted to send me the .pdf because he already bought it.
I slapped him... hard

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I slapped him... hard


rofl. I got the .epub and read it on the ipad xD

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Classmate of mine wanted to send me the .pdf because he already bought it.
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There's no DRM! There's nothing preventing him from getting it himself!

EDIT: Oh cool, the Amazon version is live http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0058OWX7Q

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I know the first thing I am getting next paycheck!! :D

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just bought it on smashwords with my mom's credit card(I have the money to pay it back if needed). CURSE YOU AND YOUR REASONABLE EXPECTATION OF MONETARY REWARD FOR YOUR HARD WORK!!! :lol:

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I just finished it, and I highly recommend it if anyone's even considering it!

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My mom just finished reading it. And she is so anti-furry-anthropomorphic that I was amazed she didn't throw my iPad across the room. o_o

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Did she like it?

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Did she like it?


She said the plotline was overused and that there "was no need for the androids to be animals"

Yeah, like she knows anything -_-

But for not getting all p'd off about it, I'd say she liked It.

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Yes there was! It was justified like a third through the story!

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Oh I know what she means, justified =! necessary. But I wanted it like that!

As for the plotline being overused . . . well, how many plots are there for the story I wanted to tell? I never actually read Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep so I don't know what ground I've already covered or not.

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I got mine today and Love it! :D admittedly I am only slow reader, but its great so far. you sure have came along way since her days on graphite rain

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DADGUM IT RICK I HAVE NO MONEY

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DADGUM IT RICK I HAVE NO MONEY


You may sample the first 40% of the story at your leisure

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DADGUM IT RICK I HAVE NO MONEY


You may sample the first 40% of the story at your leisure

Ah. Well, in that case, I suppose I'll peruse the contents of said 40%, and then attempt to save up and purchase the next 60%.

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Just purchased the book like half an hour ago, and had just finished reading the book.

Actually, I was a bit hesitant about buying the book, since I'm not really fond of stories revolving around robots and androids.
But, I really like your take into the genre.

All I can say is, that was RM5.00 well spent =3

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You may sample the first 40% of the story at your leisure

Ah. Well, in that case, I suppose I'll peruse the contents of said 40%, and then attempt to save up and purchase the next 60%.
Save up $1.29?

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Save up $1.29?

Art student, remember?

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smashwords just went down when i finished page 36. 5 pages away, and I can't finish. :evil:
EDIT: okay, it's back.

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As for the plotline being overused . . . well, how many plots are there for the story I wanted to tell? I never actually read Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep so I don't know what ground I've already covered or not.

I think she means the overall plotline, such as "person/android/being/alien studies/watches/is intrigued by person/android/being/alien and then he/she/it (insert final surprise part you used)

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Well if a man can't take inspiration from The Twilight Zone . . .

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1.29 is 3 times Less then the price of a good coffee. if anything its too cheap Even an Housepet! could afford to own a copy for Argo - It's really worth it.

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Well if a man can't take inspiration from The Twilight Zone . . .


well, don't look at me. i loved it. <_>

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