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Thread: POD Success Story: Barry Nugent's FALLEN HEROES

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    POD Success Story: Barry Nugent's FALLEN HEROES

    Interview with him on sffworld.

    While he says he wished he would've tried harder to get a traditional publisher, he's managed to get TV rights sold for his self-pubbed book, and to get it turned into a graphic novel.

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    practical experience, FTW StephenJSweeney's Avatar
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    I've been in contact with Barry a few times in the past. He's a very decent guy. He's the person who advised me on getting my book stocked at Waterstone's in the UK.

    He's even now got a quote from James Barclay on the front cover of his special edition.

    I'm watching what happens with FALLEN HEROES, since it would be amazing if it were adapted fully for TV and a comic book.

    (I almost met James Barclay the other day, but I was a little too drunk. I did meet Stephen Deas and Alex Bell, though. Two lovely people who are now on my reading list!)

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    AW Addict nitaworm's Avatar
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    I love to hear about people that paved their own way and came out of it all successful.

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    figuring it all out Tara Stone's Avatar
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    That's an impressive story. Thanks for the link.

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    New Fish; Learning About Thick Skin jungle_cat's Avatar
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    Great story - love to hear such successes!

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    That's a great story. But if he's doing POD thru lulu don't they technically own his book? As far as marketing goes, I did like how he sells his book thru conventions. That's not something that has occured to me as far as marketing goes, but then again I'm not a writer looking to publish a book. It would seem to me that all his good fortune stems from that. Book signings seem like a waste of time.

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    volitare nequeo AW Moderator veinglory's Avatar
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    right here
    Lulu prints a book, so they exploit publishing rights and do not own copyright. Their contract allows the book to be withdrawn from sale at will of the author.
    Emily Veinglory

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    practical experience, FTW Art Edwards's Avatar
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    Go, Barry, go!
    This is where I'll be blogging on publishing and self-publishing in 2010:

    This is my website:

    This is where you can download a free sample of my ebook:

    This is where you can listen to my audiobook:

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    all the feels, ALL OF THEM itsaplane's Avatar
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    Congrats for Barry! I do hope for the same success to all other writers. (:
    Christmas is probably the one holiday I never ever look forward to. Sincerely, the Grinch.

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    I'll explain later... darkpowers's Avatar
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    What an encouraging story.

    It can be done.


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