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Al Stevens
12-01-2012, 11:28 PM
This is one of our members. Congratulations, Hugh.

https://www.createspace.com/en/community/community/member_showcase/author_showcase/blog/2012/11/15/member-spotlight-hugh-howey

Ari Meermans
12-02-2012, 12:07 AM
Hi, Al

Since AE&BP is for authors promoting their own work, I'll send this over to Round Table for you. Be advised, though, the room mods there may find a better fit for your post.

Ari

Susan Littlefield
12-02-2012, 12:19 AM
Cool beans! Congratulations Hugh!

PEBKAC
12-02-2012, 01:51 PM
This is great news. Congratulations!

Ergodic Mage
12-02-2012, 08:27 PM
Hugh's success is well deserved. I look forward to reading more in the Wool series and his other writings.

jaksen
12-03-2012, 02:18 AM
Hey, great! I love hearing news like this. Well, any sort of writer-is-successful makes my day.

WeaselFire
12-03-2012, 04:43 AM
Honored to be in the same company (AW members...). And a little awed, as well as jealous. :)

Congrats!

Jeff

ishtar'sgate
12-03-2012, 09:43 PM
Wow, very nice. Ridley Scott did Gladiator, American Gangster and this year, Prometheus.

Phaeal
12-03-2012, 11:01 PM
Not to mention Alien and Blade Runner. Okay, they must be mentioned in this context.

Very cool.

juniper
12-03-2012, 11:13 PM
Wow, that's terrific. Nice success story.

I'll add that book to my TBR pile.

Siri Kirpal
12-05-2012, 02:24 AM
Sat Nam! (Literally "Truth Name"--a Sikh greeting)

Wonderful!

Blessings,

Siri Kirpal

Mclesh
12-05-2012, 02:33 AM
:snoopy: Big congratulations, Hugh!

Al Stevens
03-11-2013, 10:01 PM
Followup on Hugh's success story. From the WSJ:

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324678604578340752088305668.html

Makes me proud to know him.

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03-11-2013, 11:17 PM
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L. Y.
03-12-2013, 05:27 AM
Congrats!

A Li Shan
03-12-2013, 05:39 AM
Wowsers! That is awesome!

Ruth2
03-12-2013, 05:55 AM
Congratulations!!!!!

Lady MacBeth
03-12-2013, 06:11 AM
:)Congratulations!

Al Stevens
03-12-2013, 06:35 AM
The first in the Wool series is free to download. Generous of Hugh.

http://www.amazon.com/Wool-Part-One-ebook/dp/B005FC52L0

Perks
03-13-2013, 06:14 PM
Yep! This one's a biggie!

Snowstorm
03-13-2013, 07:02 PM
Well far out! And congrats to Hugh!

aixsponsa
03-14-2013, 04:01 PM
I thought I'd share, for those who'd like to see it, the "interview" with Hugh Howey on reddit.com, where users post questions for him to answer. Interesting stuff!

I Am Hugh Howey (http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/1a7jxd/i_am_hugh_howey_the_author_of_the_selfpublished/)

aixsponsa
03-15-2013, 03:52 PM
I have to say, now, that I feel as though I've went and put my foot in my mouth. When I posted that link, I hadn't yet come across the part where he bashes AW. Oops. I had no idea!

Old Hack
03-15-2013, 04:30 PM
Don't worry: AW isn't for everyone, but just because Mr Howey doesn't like it here doesn't mean that it's not fab for others.

For anyone interested, this is what he said about AW:


What are the best and worst places to look for advice on indie publishing?

hughhowey:

That's a loaded question!
The best place is Kindle Boards Writers' Cafe.

The worst place is Absolute Write, but only because I've been permanently banned from that site, which means you can't find my advice there! ;) (Ironically, I was banned for espousing a publishing philosophy that was derided as ridiculous and ended up playing out just as I predicted. The members jumped down my throat, treated me cruelly, and I was tossed out by a moderator who was the cruelest of them all. When a later member posted about this and linked to the thread in question, they too were given a "time out" and their posts were deleted. You want to be inspired to write some dystopian shit, hang out over there).


That's not how I remember his time here, and it's not backed up by the various notes kept in the mod-room, either. But you can make up your own mind by reading some of the longer threads Mr Howey contributed to, if you'd like.

Note that he's not been banned from AW: if he had been, his user-title would say "banned", or "sockpuppet", or one of our various "banned" categories.

I'm sorry for the derail, but I don't like to see people manipulating events to their advantage. Let's get back on-topic, shall we?

evilrooster
03-15-2013, 04:34 PM
I have to say, now, that I feel as though I've went and put my foot in my mouth. When I posted that link, I hadn't yet come across the part where he bashes AW. Oops. I had no idea!

It's a fact of internet life that not everyone is at home in every community, and people's interpretations of the same interactions may vary wildly. I'm sorry to hear that he has such a negative impression of AW, but it's a big internet. I'm glad to see that he has found places where he's more comfortable.

We're all grownups. We're capable of taking the good and interesting points from the interview and shrugging off the ones that we don't agree with.

RichardGarfinkle
03-15-2013, 05:09 PM
MOD NOTE:
Old Hack and evilrooster are right. Hugh Howey has chosen to stay away from AW which makes this thread a bit tricky and tenuous because G&A is meant for members to talk about their own goals and accomplishments.

Hugh Howey's relationship with AW is sufficiently complicated that I'd recommend we stay away from his discussion of us or publishing in general.

Anyone who wishes to post Hugh Howey's accomplishments can do so.

Al Stevens
03-15-2013, 10:34 PM
MOD NOTE:
...which makes this thread a bit tricky and tenuous because G&A is meant for members to talk about their own goals and accomplishments.

I started this thread back in December and mistakenly put it in AE&BP. Ari let me know and Ari or someone else moved it into this G&A forum:


Hi, Al

Since AE&BP is for authors promoting their own work, I'll send this over to Round Table for you. Be advised, though, the room mods there may find a better fit for your post.

Ari

Sorry for the mess. There's another thread on the same subject in Self-Publisning and POD that was started at about the same time I bumped this one to announce the WSJ article.