Browsing Archive: June, 2012

Coming Home

Posted by Paul Samael on Friday, June 29, 2012, In : Book reviews 

 


“Coming Home” by Chris Gallagher is a full length novel about Aidan Pennock’s return to the Yorkshire village where he grew up, following many years in the army, including tours of duty in Afghanistan and Iraq.  Put like that, it sounds like it could be a rather dour affair, focussing on the well trodden fictional path of a soldier having difficulty adapting to civilian life.  But refreshingly, Aidan is not the kind of personality to just sit around wallowing in self-pity.  There is an...

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A review - at last!

Posted by Paul Samael on Monday, June 18, 2012, In : Writing fiction 

My thanks to Bernard Fancher for his generous review of "Agricultural Production in the Sudan" on Smashwords (I would thank him in person but don't have a contact email for him).  Sites like Smashwords depend on people like Bernard taking the time to submit reviews in order to help readers work out what might interest them and what's worth downloading in amongst the ever-increasing mass of self-published material.  I hope he will not mind me quoting the review in full here:

"I just finished re...
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In the future this will not be necessary

Posted by Paul Samael on Wednesday, June 13, 2012, In : Writing fiction 



After much dithering, I have finally taken the plunge and published my novel as an ebook on Smashwords.  It's also on Scribd as a PDF.  I had been planning to try to get some more reviews from peer review sites before I went ahead, but in the end I decided to just publish the damn thing and see what happens.  A Feedbooks edition will be next.  I'm also intending to turn my attention back to some reviews of free ebooks by other self-published authors, which I have rather neglected of late - so...
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Paul Samael Welcome to my blog, "Publishing Waste" which will either (a) chronicle my heroic efforts to self-publish my own fiction; or (b) demonstrate beyond a scintilla of doubt the utter futility of (a). And along the way, I will also be doing some reviews of other people's books and occasionally blogging about other stuff.
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