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    >"best-selling children's authors in history."
    Oh hell. The HC database has gone nuts and is messing with everyone's pages. It should be fixed by tomorrow.
    And, for the record, I've written one YA novel and it isn't out yet.

    Yes, I'll be at ComicCon. I know I'll be speaking and signing on Thursday, but I'm not sure of my schedule after that.
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    My new site is finally live. You can download the full texts of some of my novels and there are links to a lot of my stories. I'll be adding more links and more downloadable text files of my old books.

    RichardKadrey.com
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      CommentAuthorjohnjones
    • CommentTimeJul 23rd 2009
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    I'm not advocating getting drunk & shooting your guns in the air, but I'm not say not to


    Well, I didn't do that. Though I did tender my money to Books-A-Million and am now pimping the book to everyone I know. Is that an acceptable substitute?
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      CommentAuthorCOOP
    • CommentTimeJul 23rd 2009
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    Just finished it in pretty much one setting - terrific! Thanks for the namecheck, BTW.
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    @johnjones
    Money and bullets are appreciated equally around here.

    @COOP
    Of course! I really had that lighter when lived in LA.
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      CommentAuthorjohnjones
    • CommentTimeJul 24th 2009 edited
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    @Richard Kadrey

    I remember way up-thread we talked a bit about RPG books as research material. I have a suggestion you could worse than to look at:



    The Wonderland rulebook is stuffed with weird concepts and ideas. In truth you'll go through a good two-thirds of it before you get into the actual "gaming" portion. All the rest is setting, atmosphere and strangeness. The tagline of the game is "You're not losing your grip on reality. Reality is losing its grip on you. And the best part from a research perspective is that the books, even the JAGS (Just Another Gaming System) books are downloadable for free. You should seriously check these things out for inspiration.
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    The Sandman Slim audio book is now available on CD or pre-loaded audio player and is downloadable from Audible.com.

    Audible.com download link
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    I've been going back to those InfiniteMatrix shorts for years. Great stuff.
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    @Jim Rossignol

    Thanks. I loved writing them. I have dozens more. I might try to shop them to a small press or do my own POD experiment.
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    I'd definitely pick up a book version of them. POD seems like a pretty good model, and profit margin, for that kind of project.
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    Part of what intrigues me is that it would almost be like a return to the old printed zine days. Small publications for a small tight niche of consumers. I'll do reasearch while I'm working on this book and make a decision around Thanksgiving.
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    Thanks. I loved writing them. I have dozens more. I might try to shop them to a small press or do my own POD experiment.

    POD YES POD don't wait until TGiving INSTANT MONEYS
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    You can hear an excerpt from the Sandman Slim audiobook on my site. Just following the bouncing link.

    Sandman Slim audiobook sample
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    @warrenellis

    I'm doing research on the best POD company. Amazon's is tempting because of the easy distribution, but I'm looking elsewhere, too.
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    I spotted it!



    (yeah, will buy it soon!)
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    Cool on both counts. Thanks.
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    I'm doing research on the best POD company. Amazon's is tempting because of the easy distribution, but I'm looking elsewhere, too.

    Amazon is always going to be the temptation, because of One-Click, but I know Wil had a great experience with Lulu.
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    Popped up a review of the Sandman Slim audiobook. Already subjected poor Mr. Kadrey to it, but figured others might be interested as well. Think the only thing I missed out on was the spelling of some things (obviously) so the print edition will likely be gracing my shelves soon as well. I was concerned about the narrator's voice at first, but ended up loving it/raving about it in the end.
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    @warrenellis
    I know another photographer who had good luck with Lulu. They're high on my list.


    @atavistian
    Thanks again for the review. I agree about the narrator's voice. It took a while to get used it, but I ended up liking it.
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    People emailing me with nice notes about the audiobook, I'm still waiting for my copy. Set my talky book free!