The Great Absolute Write Spec Fiction Anthology!

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MacAllister

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It's a total of either 53 or 57 copies. But the Createspace database date-range search apparently doesn't actually work, so it's hard to tell for sure.

The good news is, we're not dealing with copies in the thousands...which would make those numbers matter a LOT more.
 

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Out of curiosity, did you send a copy off to Locus, or whatever their sub-for-review procedure is?
 

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Give me time to get a copy and I will do a review as well... and I may be able to get one on Starburst...
 

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Any chance it'll be available as an ebook at Barnes & Noble at some point? If not I don't mind grabbing the Kindle version; it's mostly for the sake of convenience since I buy the majority of my ebooks from B&N.
 

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Mac was talking about a PDF version at one point. I'm not sure what happened with it, though.
 

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Any chance it'll be available as an ebook at Barnes & Noble at some point? If not I don't mind grabbing the Kindle version; it's mostly for the sake of convenience since I buy the majority of my ebooks from B&N.

Yes, it will, but Amazon's Kindle Select requires an exclusive 90 day period.

However, I am going to need users with Nooks to test the book. Please PM me if you'd be willing to beta test the Nook version.
 
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Anyone received their contributor copies yet? I've got a space on my bookshelf ready! :D
 

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I bought my Kindle copy the day it was available--and finished reading it a few days later.

Good, good stuff all around. :)
 

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I ordered a couple of copies, though I'm also expecting a contributor copy eventually. It's a very impressive volume, certainly the best anthology I've yet been part of!
 

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I've got review copies covered, folks -- if there's someplace you especially want to send one, because you're familiar with the blog or what-have-you, just drop me a note to let me know!

I've not yet sent out contributor copies -- I wanted to upload the final file correction, first. I'll post here the day they go out.
 

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I've got review copies covered, folks -- if there's someplace you especially want to send one, because you're familiar with the blog or what-have-you, just drop me a note to let me know!

I've not yet sent out contributor copies -- I wanted to upload the final file correction, first. I'll post here the day they go out.

I'll talk to some contacts... (well, contact... a friend of mine writes for Starburst :) ) and let you know.

I'll likely buy a copy as soon as I can and do my own review for epublishabook (it technically counts as it is sort of self published... hell, I've stretched the definition a lot already so one more stretch won't hurt :) )
 

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I've not yet sent out contributor copies -- I wanted to upload the final file correction, first. I'll post here the day they go out.

Oh! Right! I spotted a couple of (very small) typos. Will drop you an email after I get the sprogs settled for the night.
 

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I have a few more checks to send, folks -- and we're making corrections as they come in. I expect to have it all wrapped up and contributors copies ordered by the first.
 

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I haven't been able to afford the book, yet. I might be able to get the kindle version, though. Looking forward to reading everyone's stories and checking out the artwork. :)
 

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I sent a copy of the book to a very good friend of mine who is a pretty well-read sci-fi/fantasy fan. She said she liked the anthology a lot, and I told her there are a lot of authors here who would love some feedback. So, being the sweetheart that she is, she took the time to write up a couple of sentences about each story. If you're an author in Absolute Visions and just want to hear a random reader's take on your piece, PM me.
 

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Odd question--will the contrib copies count towards the total sales?

My mind's being weird today.
 

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As a newcomer to Absolute Write, I offer my congratulations to all who contributed to this project.

Could I suggest, though, that the original post be edited with an update on the publication and appropriate links to purchase it? The thread has 100+ pages and it was a bit of a challenge for this first-time visitor to even find the anthology's name.

Is a sequel being considered?
 
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