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Re: Check It Out, One Of Our Members Wrote A Book
« Reply #30 on: February 06, 2013, 01:32:25 PM »
That's almost as sad as trying to convince the forum he makes a living selling his art.

My SIL is an artist and gets paid quite well for her work.  She even selling her work on the internet.  IF Rick is an artist making money from it, you would think he would have his work on line for sale and be proud of it.     :confused:
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Re: Check It Out, One Of Our Members Wrote A Book
« Reply #31 on: February 06, 2013, 08:12:50 PM »
That's almost as sad as trying to convince the forum he makes a living selling his art.

Which is rather telling. He spends a lot of time telling us how intelligent he is and how he is expert on so many topics yet he has never offered up anything to how for all this greatness. He used to say that he is so well read in science that he has quest lectured at universities...


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Re: Check It Out, One Of Our Members Wrote A Book
« Reply #32 on: February 06, 2013, 08:57:02 PM »
Which is rather telling. He spends a lot of time telling us how intelligent he is and how he is expert on so many topics yet he has never offered up anything to how for all this greatness. He used to say that he is so well read in science that he has quest lectured at universities...



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Re: Check It Out, One Of Our Members Wrote A Book
« Reply #33 on: February 07, 2013, 04:32:28 AM »
Quiller,

Congrats to our conservative forum member for writing a book.  I don't know of any other forum that can boast of this event about one of it's members.  Good luck with your (hopefully) next offering.  I'm presently waiting on hubbie to install my windows version of the kindle reader and will get back to you with my humble opinion of your book.
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Re: Check It Out, One Of Our Members Wrote A Book
« Reply #34 on: February 07, 2013, 05:23:50 AM »
Book mark this page, so you don't lose it.


May I say in all humility and good spirit, bookmark THIS page....   :thumbsup:

http://www.amazon.com/Lundens-Game-ebook/dp/B00B85OSV8/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1360133584&sr=8-1&keywords=lunden%27s+game

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Re: Check It Out, One Of Our Members Wrote A Book
« Reply #35 on: February 07, 2013, 06:22:34 AM »
May I say in all humility and good spirit, bookmark THIS page....   :thumbsup:

http://www.amazon.com/Lundens-Game-ebook/dp/B00B85OSV8/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1360133584&sr=8-1&keywords=lunden%27s+game

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Re: Check It Out, One Of Our Members Wrote A Book
« Reply #36 on: February 07, 2013, 01:31:41 PM »
May I say in all humility and good spirit, bookmark THIS page....   :thumbsup:

http://www.amazon.com/Lundens-Game-ebook/dp/B00B85OSV8/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1360133584&sr=8-1&keywords=lunden%27s+game

Many thanks to Solar for his unsolicited decision to give me this "bump" on the CPF poli board. Even more thanks to those who bought the book or commented here.


No problem.  We've also decided to drop our cut to 98.5%....
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Re: Check It Out, One Of Our Members Wrote A Book
« Reply #37 on: February 07, 2013, 01:35:53 PM »
Thanks.

To answer your question elsewhere, I'm contractually bound until Spring with only the Amazon Kindle version, and free to explore paperback and other formats after that. Several print-on-demand outfits exist, or I can just put my year of working for a book printer to work and design, print and market the work myself. I haven't decided.

FWIW, the E-book trend is now the fastest-growing segment of modern publishing. Print-on-demand is also gaining ground, with Kodak reportedly about to launch a series of kiosk operations nationwide, all working off --- you guessed it --- E-books.

Kindle's e-reader for Windows is actually quite good, allowing you to format the line-lengths to paperback size, or change the type to your own preferences. I think you'll be pleasantly surprised by it.

Quiller, I think this was totally the way to go.  I'm going to pull down a copy when I get some time.  I'm not a fiction guy, but I read the first few pages and am already intrigued enough to want to finish it.....

Who are some authors that have influenced you?  (Ricky doesn't count....)
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Re: Check It Out, One Of Our Members Wrote A Book
« Reply #38 on: February 07, 2013, 01:45:53 PM »
No problem.  We've also decided to drop our cut to 98.5%....


Good luck with slipping that past N.   :lol:
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Re: Check It Out, One Of Our Members Wrote A Book
« Reply #39 on: February 07, 2013, 01:57:58 PM »

Good luck with slipping that past N.   :lol:

Oh... I meant 98.5% of the 1.5% she lets him keep.....
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Re: Check It Out, One Of Our Members Wrote A Book
« Reply #40 on: February 07, 2013, 02:54:37 PM »
Oh... I meant 98.5% of the 1.5% she lets him keep.....

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Re: Check It Out, One Of Our Members Wrote A Book
« Reply #41 on: February 07, 2013, 04:09:34 PM »
I have tragic news. A thread about Quiller's book in the LNF has caused an unrepairable rift between Fuddy and little Ricky. I fear they will never write poetry together again.


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« Reply #42 on: February 07, 2013, 04:13:08 PM »
I have tragic news. A thread about Quiller's book in the LNF has caused an unrepairable rift between Fuddy and little Ricky. I fear they will never write poetry together again.

Drinking game: take a shot every time Ricky declares he is the most intelligent poster on the forum...
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Re: Check It Out, One Of Our Members Wrote A Book
« Reply #43 on: February 07, 2013, 04:14:57 PM »
I have tragic news. A thread about Quiller's book in the LNF has caused an unrepairable rift between Fuddy and little Ricky. I fear they will never write poetry together again.
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Re: Check It Out, One Of Our Members Wrote A Book
« Reply #44 on: February 07, 2013, 06:23:09 PM »
Quiller, I think this was totally the way to go.  I'm going to pull down a copy when I get some time.  I'm not a fiction guy, but I read the first few pages and am already intrigued enough to want to finish it.....

Who are some authors that have influenced you?  (Ricky doesn't count....)

I read everything from Shakespeare to Chaucer to Orwell, Huxley, and scores more before I ever got through 10th grade. Popular fiction included a lot of the old Gold Medal Books from Fawcett, or the various New American Library thrillers going out at that time.

No one series influenced me more than others, since I got different things from different writers. Donald E. Westlake (under the pen name of Richard Stark) wrote a brilliant crime series about the ultimate amoral criminal, Parker. Three movies have already been made from "The Hunter," the first in that series. Also under the Stark name was a spin-off series about one of Parker's frequent partners, part-time actor Alan Grofeld. Under the Westlake name he penned so many other smash hit novels that I can safely say he was a model for sheer output and manuscript organization.

Another series involved contract CIA agent Joe Gall, by the hilariously pen-named Philip Atlee (a play on real-life CIA agent Atlee Phillips). Gall was popular at the same time as the Bond series, only far more realistic. Espionage writers of note included Eric Ambler, Graham Greene, John le Carre, Len Deighton, and a ton of espionage nonfiction at both the popular and university-library research level.

More recently, Michigan writers Elmore Leonard (TV's "Justified") and Loren D. Estelman ("Whiskey River" trilogy, particularly, and the fine Amos Walker mysteries). Or John Dunning's excellent antiquarian book mysteries with Cliff Janeway. (I've met both Estelman and Dunning, but doubt I'll meet Leonard, who's usually somewhere else when I get into Detroit).

Aside from that I'm drawing a blank. I mean, I read two or more books a day as a kid, tapering off recently for obvious reasons. Mixed in there were the Bronte sisters, Thackeray, Shelley and Stoker, and the usual run of Chaucer, Swinburne and other doom-'n'-gloom poets of the 1800s. (Teenaged angst, I have no doubt.)

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I wrote the above before seeing WT's comment regarding Ricky at war with the world. I didn't pick up on Ricky being any MORE obnoxious than he USUALLY is.

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