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Finally Published

Post by overmind » Thu Mar 14, 2013 12:53 am

Hi everyone, I wanted to let you all know that I have finally published the first three parts of my ongoing Epic of Old for the Kindle. You can find them at the following links:

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BTHLI6S - Part 1
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BTHLK7A - Part 2
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BTHLN5Y - Part 3

Each book has updated content that was not posted on this forum (at least one paragraph and poem). Also, I plan on making all three titles free on Saturday, the 16th, so that will be the best time to get them. If you have any questions, please ask, and please review the books if you have read them. I would especially like to know if there are any issues with formatting since this is my first time doing this. Part 4 is in the works (I've got a few pages going), but will not be completed any time soon.

Exciting times! :bana:

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Re: Finally Published

Post by Sandy » Thu Mar 14, 2013 6:18 am

:sunflower: Thanks Overmind. I am so happy for you. :D You have been working on this for some time and now it has all finally come together in this published work. I consider myself lucky to have been able to see this project grow...paragraph by paragraph and poem by poem. I know, at first glance it might seem like a work of science fiction and fantasy but when one reads it slowly and carefully, greater spiritual "whispers" are found carefully tucked within the content...much like a "where's Waldo". For me, the colorful imagery lends itself to contemplation of growing evolutionary worlds in our own universe of Nebadon...or as what some may call the Milky way. Perhaps it echoes the rise and fall of worlds much like our own, as free will runs accordingly true to the the wills of men and women who build and destroy worlds as easily as those mythical gods of old.

I wish you great success Overmind and I will be one who will be definitely downloading it on my kindle. :sunflower:
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Re: Finally Published

Post by overmind » Fri Apr 05, 2013 8:10 pm

I just wanted to let everyone know that they will be free again tomorrow, Saturday the 6th. Please leave a review if you have time. Book 3 will get an update soon (new appendices entry).

You can get more information about future updates at my blog: http://thecerebrate.blogspot.com/

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Re: Finally Published

Post by Sandy » Sat Apr 06, 2013 3:30 am

Thanks Overmind...I've been meaning to talk to you. I downloaded the first part a couple weeks ago with plans of downloading the other two. But for some reason it never showed up in my kindle on my computer...And doesn't seem to be anywhere when I do a search. This is my fault I am sure... or my computer trying to make me feel small. :? I will download kindle programing again from Amazon and see if it works tomorrow. Geoff set it up for me the first time over a year ago and it was working fine back then. But I haven't downloaded anything since and my computer excels in ways to confound me.
Thank you for reminding us and for the blog information. I'll check it out and do a little research in writing a review...never done that before.
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Re: Finally Published

Post by overmind » Sat Apr 06, 2013 5:51 am

When you buy books, they should download to the kindle automatically. I've never run into any problems (although you might have an older version). You can just download them all again for free today (although I don't know what time the sale starts).

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Re: Finally Published

Post by overmind » Tue Apr 09, 2013 4:50 am

Man, I wish I could post portions of the book here, I just got the new addition to the appendices done. It is almost half a page in Word and talks about the Permaforge of Keilrunni (name changed from Keilruuni). I'll update the book tomorrow.

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Re: Finally Published

Post by Sandy » Tue Apr 09, 2013 6:57 am

I've been up to my eye balls in paperwork (business taxes but I am hoping to take a look at my kindle in greater depth this week...maybe even downloading a new version. That is if I can work the gardening in as well. My computer is showing signs of slow down again so better take some steps to correct that first as once again videos are stopping every few seconds and it takes forever to move around. It can be maddening when this happens LOL

But all my troubles aside, I am excited to view the new changes so maybe it is handy that I missed free day...although it would have been nice to try out my system in case I ran into the same ole problem.

It's good to know you are still over there creating... :sunflower:
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Re: Finally Published

Post by overmind » Tue Apr 09, 2013 6:01 pm

It doesn't cost anything to update the eBook once you own it, but I don't remember if the update is manual or if it happens automatically.

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Re: Finally Published

Post by overmind » Fri Apr 12, 2013 5:51 am

Book 3 already has another update coming up. An addition that better describes the attributes of the two gods, who they were and what they represent. Not all of this was clear from the first poem, so it is being explained in great detail.

The outline for Part 4 is nearing completion. The plot device introduced in Part 4 will have a place in Part 5 (as well as 1 and 2). I'm planning on making Nezbaerth be a narrator as he discusses historical events with the reader and which end up as parts of his archive. The only issue is that he won't be that much older as the events unfold in the story. I could do something like the journal entries in Part 3, or I could have all of the relevant historical information presented in the beginning and he will age after each segment. Right now I'm sticking with the journal entries, but these will be called archive records or something.

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Re: Finally Published

Post by Sandy » Fri Apr 12, 2013 6:45 am

It all sounds great, Overmind. There seems to be no lack of creativity on your end. I love it! :sunflower:
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Re: Finally Published

Post by overmind » Thu Apr 18, 2013 4:19 am

Part 3 is being updated by Amazon right now. An update for Part 1 is now in the works which details the battle between Solomon's men and the Consumer of Worlds.

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Re: Finally Published

Post by overmind » Fri Apr 26, 2013 4:13 am

The update for Part One is being uploaded. I also included a very long poem about Solomon's past and his first battle. Pretty big update. :)

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Re: Finally Published

Post by theunim » Mon Apr 29, 2013 6:16 pm

Hi Overmind,

Glad that you've published your material! I will be checking it out later this year when my book queue has cleared up a bit...

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Re: Finally Published

Post by overmind » Tue May 14, 2013 4:46 am

I've gotten farther with part 4, about 10 pages of material. So far, the beginning is the first section of Nezbaerth's archives which he wrote as a young adult. It goes into detail about all 5 continents, such as the landscape, its history and the culture of the people. For each of the large regions, the people believe in a different afterlife, which then gets created in the world of dreams. So instead of leaving the planet, souls wander the dreamworld, pursuing what they believe in. Not sure yet how this will impact part 5, but there will be implications.

I'm thinking half of part 4 is simply going to be filled with historical documents written by Nezbaerth as he ages (told throughout the story). There is certainly a plot involving Markus, but it alone is not engaging enough. There needs to be a third element.

By the way, the books are free again tomorrow, the 14th.

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Re: Finally Published

Post by overmind » Mon May 27, 2013 7:31 pm

The map is done, the first version anyway.

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Re: Finally Published

Post by overmind » Tue May 28, 2013 1:28 am

Well I was successful, but it's a bit cumbersome. Unfortunately since the map is a square, it gets stretched on the globe. I need increase the size of the polar ice caps and then trim the top and bottom. More work... :x

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Re: Finally Published

Post by Sandy » Tue May 28, 2013 4:33 am

That’s a lot of “man hours”, Overmind. But it is worth it...Looks terrific! Well done! :sunflower:
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Re: Finally Published

Post by overmind » Sat Aug 10, 2013 1:18 am

Just an update. I've been having trouble writing recently. Writing parts of a book within a book has certainly been challenging. After writing about all of these world events that influence one another, I figured I need to create a timeline at this point. I'm hoping to get the Hlendvlask portion of history completed soon. I've also been working on my notes for Part 5, which will include a cosmological history that will tie the story together and provide a huge surprise. Also, I figured out that the previous poems (A Selfish Cry, Trumpets of the Abyss) can be used as a figurative story for this history of the universe. The only thing that's missing is a coherent story for Part 4. :lol:

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Re: Finally Published

Post by Sandy » Sat Aug 10, 2013 3:30 am

The only thing that's missing is a coherent story for Part 4.
After reading your work and seeing these wonderful bouts of inspiration...I have a strong feeling that when the time is right what you need will come to you...It's in there.(pointing to your chest. :) )

I can't wait to see how it all comes together...I love surprises! :mrgreen:
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Re: Finally Published

Post by overmind » Sat Aug 10, 2013 4:00 am

I'll post the timeline when I'm done. I tried finding a fancy way to present it, but the easiest way was just making a list with dates. The problem is that I have to look through everything I have (notes + past 3 stories), but it will eliminate any future errors.

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Re: Finally Published

Post by Sandy » Sat Aug 10, 2013 5:07 am

Yeah sometimes the simple way is the best way. As cumbersome as completing the time line may be, it will probably help you tremendously as well as the eventual readers. I have read books where timelines have been provide and that, as well as maps, make wonderful reference tools for complex stories and histories. Your grand kids will be so proud of you! LOL I know, I'm "jumping the gun" ) a bit but how awesome it will be for them to show their friends what their cool granddad did way back then. :)
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Re: Finally Published

Post by overmind » Thu Apr 10, 2014 5:25 am

As progress continues, I am now finally able to place the events of books one and two on the same timeline of book three. Much math has been involved with developing this thing, but many of the challenges have been completed. There are still a few more though, especially when explaining the legend of the beginning of the world through the understanding of the aged Nezbaerth.

One more thing I have completed is an updated cover design for the past books. These books will be republished when part 4 is complete. The first two books have some minor correction, but part three has big changes to the appendices which also require part 4 (as important information is being removed and added to this section).


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Re: Finally Published

Post by happyrain » Thu Apr 10, 2014 6:21 pm

hi overmind. i like the covers. very cool :hithere

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Re: Finally Published

Post by Sandy » Fri Apr 11, 2014 4:55 am

WOW!!! me too! The covers are wonderful! I will reorder the entire thing when all is set up and in place. Hopefully by then my "kindle whoas" will be figured out. I haven't tried ordering anything since the last debacle. LOL You realize of course that it isn't the program but the one, in this case, trying to access it.
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Re: Finally Published

Post by overmind » Fri Apr 11, 2014 6:32 am

I have an idea for the fourth cover. I'm thinking of removing color from the map (possibly adding a filter to make it look sketched) and sticking it in a piece of paper or book that will be sitting on a table. The table will probably have a painted look. Since Part 4 is mostly notes written by one of the characters, it would be great to have a picture of the desk used to create them.

The map gets occasional updates, but they are very slow.

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