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Infomages
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Posted Sun Sep 30, 2012 12:28PM
Greetings,

My son, David, just published his second children chapter book.  He published his first chapter book in 2011 when he was 7 years old.  His second book contains 16 chapters and 6,500 words.  He put a lot of hard work into it.  He also created all the illustrations using Adobe Photoshop Elements when I was not using it to edit my photos.  Today, it has a free promotion on Amazon.  You can read it for free on Kindle, iPad, iPhone and your personal computer.  The URL is attached below if you are interested.  It will really be encouraging for David if you can write your review on Amazon for his book after reading it.

Danny and the Trip to Outer Space (David’s 2nd book published August 2012, $0.00 for Kindle version today only Sept 30, 2012, regular price is $5.99) Paperback is also available.
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Summary of the story:

The story starts when Danny accidentally spills soda on one of his birthday gifts, a RC plane, and it enlarges enough so it could fit Danny’s whole family inside it. Unfortunately, Danny’s house is destroyed when the machine starts up and the family decides to travel to Massachusetts (from England). On the way, they run into Grandpa Garth’s plane and all of Danny’s relatives join Danny’s family. Two hours later, after a nap, Danny finds out that the spacecraft has flown through the atmosphere and they have entered outer space. They land on the Moon and have a fun time there. When they come back to their spacecraft, 100 Martian Spacebattlers attack the spacecraft. The only way Danny and his passengers could survive the attack was to fire their own cannons. They eventually win the battle and head on farther from Earth and more into outer space. Later, they go through a wormhole and meet a few oddities there, like another Earth with a hotel and a strange planet where most of it is made out of food. And you must read on to see how Danny’s experience comes together while traveling through the dangers and mystifications of outer space.

Danny and the Portal of the World (David’s 1st book August 2011, $2.99 Kindle version and it will be free next weekend Oct. 6 &7, 2012) Paperback is also available.
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Summary of the story:
This is the story of Danny Tom Ed, a portal and a lot of relatives. They come together when Danny slips and falls into a portal and meets his relatives. This story also chronicles about a mystery rock later to be found a short cut for Danny to return home. He also finds that this portal also interferes with time and soon find himself standing in a sun-lit bedroom only to find his mother saying, “Danny you almost late for school,” and suddenly he realizes that the time had moved along. And you must read on to find how Danny, the portal and his relatives come together into their own lives.

We haven’t tried finding him a traditional publisher yet and wonder if we did whether it would be successful.  We use CreateSpace of Amazon right now and try to share his work to inspire children to read and write more often.  His stories are great for children 7 to 11 (grades 2 to 6).  They are action packed with adventure while maintaining humor.

David's author blog Books"R"Fun

Please spread the word if you like.  Thank you and have a great week!

Sam

(Edited on 2012-10-14 12:43:03 by Infomages)
Infomages
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Posted Sun Oct 14, 2012 12:41PM
Hope we can get more people interested in this post. Let's share what you have done or plan to accomplish.

Today (Sunday Oct. 14), my son's book has a FREE PROMOTION on Amazon. Please check it out if you have the time. If you can leave a review on Amazon for him, that will be great. It will be very encouraging for him as he is currently working on his 3rd book.

FREE PROMOTION (Click here to download this book for free!)

Have a great week!
wolv
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Posted Mon Oct 15, 2012 6:38PM
Wow, he is amazingly literate for an 8 year old. Keep up the excellent work David.
Whiteway
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Posted Tue Oct 16, 2012 1:59AM
Fantastic start to a writing career, at such a young age!

Your post reminded me that I have written a book - aged 8 plus a few tens of years - so I thought it would be fun to see if there are any remains on the Internet.

The Feathers Fly! : is Archaeopteryx a fake?

The exhibition on which the book is based.

In the review, I am the anonymous person described as 'bending over backwards'.

Good luck to David with his budding career. It's doubly satisfying to write something and get the credit on the cover!

(Edited on 2012-10-16 02:07:22 by Whiteway)
kathykonkle
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Posted Tue Oct 16, 2012 5:20AM

I haven't finished it yet but I'm writing a book about my mother, Lori Konkle, who was a mouth brush painter. She had severe Multiple Sclerosis and was unable to use her hands. She painted over 500 beautiful watercolors before she passed away in 2007. She was very religious and I talk a lot about her faith as it relates to her art in the book.


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cmannphoto
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Posted Tue Oct 16, 2012 5:40AM

Congrats to David, I wish I could have been that focused at that age.


6 Years ago I did write a book


Photographing and Videoing Horses Explained


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Whiteway
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Posted Tue Oct 16, 2012 6:16AM
^ ^^ Impressive stuff! And good luck with yours, Kathy.
Alphotographic
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Posted Tue Oct 16, 2012 12:47PM
My son self published this when only 17, we knew nothing until a batch arrived in the post.  If you like Terry Pratchett you might enjoy it.


http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Fez-L-T-Hewitt/dp/1470153947/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1350413125&sr=8-1

(Edited on 2012-10-16 12:47:59 by Alphotographic)
blackwaterimages
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Posted Tue Oct 16, 2012 6:51PM
Because of the work that my wife and I do, we know many authors. You've probably even heard of some of thier works - Death of a Salesman and Angela's Ashes, for example. However, one of my favorites is by a teaching collegue who retired a few years ago. The Art of Teaching Art to Children is truly the best book on the subject - believe me, I read them all, I think! 
forestpathCLOSED
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Posted Sat Oct 27, 2012 1:52PM
Posted By Alphotographic:
My son self published this when only 17, we knew nothing until a batch arrived in the post.  If you like Terry Pratchett you might enjoy it.


http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Fez-L-T-Hewitt/dp/1470153947/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1350413125&sr=8-1

(Edited on 2012-10-16 12:47:59 by Alphotographic)

I read the pages on view at Amazon link. Just amazing! It draws you in from the very start. This topic thread is truly inspiring.
Alphotographic
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Posted Sun Oct 28, 2012 11:27AM
Posted By forestpath:

Posted By Alphotographic:
My son self published this when only 17, we knew nothing until a batch arrived in the post.  If you like Terry Pratchett you might enjoy it.


http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Fez-L-T-Hewitt/dp/1470153947/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1350413125&sr=8-1

(Edited on 2012-10-16 12:47:59 by Alphotographic)


I read the pages on view at Amazon link. Just amazing! It draws you in from the very start. This topic thread is truly inspiring.

Really pleased you liked the precis, apparently he was bored last week so he wrote a book of poems based on chess pieces in less than 48 hrs and published on line.  Much of it was at 3 am whilst in the launderette! It is a different world of publishing these days.
JimmyTrueno
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Posted Sun Oct 28, 2012 1:31PM
I'm a writer and just an amateur photographer.

Here is one of my books currently available in English (I usually write and publish in Catalan or Spanish)

It's a teen noir, from YA to any age.

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http://www.amazon.com/Flanagan-Underage-Detective-ebook/dp/B005T4XN2E/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1351452312&sr=1-2&keywords=underage+detective#_

(Edited on 2012-10-28 13:43:24 by JimmyTrueno)
justelaine
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Posted Sun Oct 28, 2012 9:14PM
Kudos to all the writers!

IS does have a fair contingent of writers who often participate in the NaNoWriMo -- write a novel in a month that takes place in November each year NaNoWriMo see the link for more information as it starts in a few days in case you want to participate.

I've written a few novels but never quite finished anything as close as a rough draft in a month. My speediest first draft was 130,000 words in 14 weeks. but that was back in the "dark ages". Haven't written anything in about 15 years but I'm still very much involved with the publishing industry -- as a book designer (17 years for cover art and textblock). So keep writing those books guys and gals and keep putting those wonderful photos and illos on iStock cause I come here often looking for stuff to make my covers beautiful. (Sometimes I get as many as 4 or 5 different photos/illos to make just one cover!)
Maica
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Posted Fri Nov 23, 2012 4:54PM
Get Jaume's book  fot free just today (Saturday):



http://www.amazon.com/Flanagan-Underage-Detective-ebook/dp/B005T4XN2E/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1351452312&sr=1-2&keywords=underage+detective#_


 

(Edited on 2012-11-24 03:16:55 by Maica)
miriamvandamme
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Posted Wed Nov 28, 2012 4:27AM

I wrote two books, together with my partner. In Belgium, so it's in Dutch!


http://www.bol.com/nl/p/lief-lef/1001004008287585/


http://www.linkeroeveruitgevers.be/boeken/p/detail/coming-out


 
Coast-to-Coast
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Posted Fri Dec 14, 2012 10:37PM

This is my latest book about Italy.  It joins 3 others though I have yet to make a sale.  I give these books as gifts to relatives.  Have any of you sold any books?


http://www.blurb.com/bookstore/detail/3775784
jameslee1
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Posted Sat Dec 15, 2012 7:14AM

My little sister is iStock member becsteroony, a sickeningly talented childrens book author and illustrator. She has a profoundly disabled young daughter Clemmie, and two of her books - 'Just Because' and 'Sometimes' are just the cutest stories of the special relationship between Clemmie and her little brother Toby.


http://www.amazon.co.uk/Rebecca-Elliott/e/B0034P4GE4/ref=ntt_dp_epwbk_0


(Editted for shockying splelling - off courrse I no howe too speel my nephhhews nayme...)

(Edited on 2012-12-15 07:19:11 by jameslee1)
Infomages
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Posted Wed Dec 26, 2012 9:36AM

First of all, thank you for all the inputs from all of you!  It is truly amazing to know the book(s) you wrote, to be completed or from someone you know.  Great sharing!


Thank you also for the encouraging words for my son, David.  I will certainly let him know.  Currently, he is 9 years old and he is working on his 3rd chidlren chapter book.


Below is the free download promotion I would like to share from David's author blog Books"R"Fun, in his own words. (For this week's free download to celebrate the holiday season.)  Enjoy!


Wish you all a healthy and happy New Year!


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This Christmas, I will have a free promotion of my first book Danny and the Portal of the World (Kindle version)! It will last from December 24th to December 28th, 2012. You can download the free book for a last-minute Christmas gift, as a surprise present for the upcoming New Year celebration next week, or as a fun read for kids during the winter school break!

This book is great for children ages 7-11 as it is packed like a sandwich with wondrous action and adventure with a sprinkling of humor.

Here is the link for the promotion: (Starting Monday, this week)

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Enjoy!

Sam

Books"R"Fun

(Edited on 2012-12-26 10:24:52 by Infomages)
stacey_newman
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Posted Sun Dec 30, 2012 2:52PM
I have one published novel. It was released in 2006 and is called The Beauty of the World. I write for magazines, but my favourite writing is still short stories and novel writing. photography and writing come from a similar place creatively. working at both has helped me to improve on all fronts...the cover of my book is so special to me. I had approached an artist whose work I had reviewed. she offered to read my novel, and she painted her vision of my main character for the cover.

(Edited on 2012-12-30 14:55:45 by stacey_newman)
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