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Erik Scott de Bie
Forgotten Realms Author

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Posted - 02 Sep 2011 :  19:42:02  Show Profile  Visit Erik Scott de Bie's Homepage  Send Erik Scott de Bie an AOL message Send Erik Scott de Bie a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I wanted to drop in and share this link. It contains links to a sample chapter, a list of the EXPANSIVE bundled content in SHADOWBANE, and links to download a copy (of course).

Check back for updates as well.

http://erikscottdebie.com/shadowbane/

Cheers

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Erik Scott de Bie
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Posted - 26 Sep 2011 :  18:05:30  Show Profile  Visit Erik Scott de Bie's Homepage  Send Erik Scott de Bie an AOL message Send Erik Scott de Bie a Private Message  Reply with Quote
SHADOWBANE releases tomorrow!

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Shadowbane-Forgotten-Realms-Novel-ebook/dp/B004ZZKRLS/ref=cm_cr_pr_pb_t

B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/shadowbane-erik-scott-de-bie/1102955200

One negative "review" so far, but it's a non-customer complaining about the format. I'm very sympathetic, but that's just a little mean-spirited, to pan a book you didn't buy. Anyone with this feeling, I encourage you to write to Wizards to express your discontent, not blast my writing online, please.

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'Tis easier to destroy than to create.

Signature of Shameless Self-Promotion +6: Order my sixth novel, Shadow of the Winter King (Amazon, e-signing, Dragonmoon Press)

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Wooly Rupert
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Posted - 26 Sep 2011 :  18:23:38  Show Profile Send Wooly Rupert a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Erik Scott de Bie

SHADOWBANE releases tomorrow!

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Shadowbane-Forgotten-Realms-Novel-ebook/dp/B004ZZKRLS/ref=cm_cr_pr_pb_t

B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/shadowbane-erik-scott-de-bie/1102955200

One negative "review" so far, but it's a non-customer complaining about the format. I'm very sympathetic, but that's just a little mean-spirited, to pan a book you didn't buy. Anyone with this feeling, I encourage you to write to Wizards to express your discontent, not blast my writing online, please.

Cheers



That's almost as bad as the guy that trashed one of Elaine's novels after reading 3 pages!

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Erik Scott de Bie
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Posted - 26 Sep 2011 :  18:51:28  Show Profile  Visit Erik Scott de Bie's Homepage  Send Erik Scott de Bie an AOL message Send Erik Scott de Bie a Private Message  Reply with Quote
At least he read a small excerpt of Elaine's book--he hasn't even had a chance to read any of SHADOWBANE.

I think it's just a misunderstanding of the purpose of Amazon reviews. They're supposed to be reviews of THAT PRODUCT, not "I can't have this other product, so nyah!" It wouldn't even be a thing except that people see the one-star and pass on the book.

It's a shame, really.

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Signature of Shameless Self-Promotion +6: Order my sixth novel, Shadow of the Winter King (Amazon, e-signing, Dragonmoon Press)

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Wooly Rupert
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Posted - 26 Sep 2011 :  19:10:17  Show Profile Send Wooly Rupert a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Erik Scott de Bie

At least he read a small excerpt of Elaine's book--he hasn't even had a chance to read any of SHADOWBANE.

I think it's just a misunderstanding of the purpose of Amazon reviews. They're supposed to be reviews of THAT PRODUCT, not "I can't have this other product, so nyah!" It wouldn't even be a thing except that people see the one-star and pass on the book.

It's a shame, really.

Cheers



If I'm looking at online reviews for anything, I personally look for something with a lot of reviews. Thinks I you can't trust just one review.

I recently talked myself out of a purchase I didn't need, mainly by looking at reviews of the product, instead of just how great a bargain it was.

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Richard Lee Byers
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Posted - 26 Sep 2011 :  23:54:56  Show Profile  Visit Richard Lee Byers's Homepage  Reply with Quote
My sympathies, Erik.

Reviews can be very odd. I once received an unfavorable review that harped on how stupid and atrocious a particular scene was. The reviewer described the scene in great detail to give full vent to his loathing and contempt. And that scene is not in the novel. There's nothing remotely like it in the novel.

Since I discovered that an unfavorable review can be like that, they haven't bothered me as much.
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Erik Scott de Bie
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Posted - 27 Sep 2011 :  00:17:57  Show Profile  Visit Erik Scott de Bie's Homepage  Send Erik Scott de Bie an AOL message Send Erik Scott de Bie a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Great philosophy.

I got an unfavorable review once that harped on a scene with two female characters kissing. Which was, of course, totally in the novel. So I figured I was doing something right.

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Signature of Shameless Self-Promotion +6: Order my sixth novel, Shadow of the Winter King (Amazon, e-signing, Dragonmoon Press)

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sfdragon
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Posted - 27 Sep 2011 :  00:21:14  Show Profile Send sfdragon a Private Message  Reply with Quote
that would be the one with light and what;s her dead name right?


I didnt have a problem with it...



need to find a reader for that.... must read Shadowbane.
Helm dictates it must be read.


just installed the pc nook reader.

I STILL don't like it. nook not the novel

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Foxhelm
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Posted - 27 Sep 2011 :  00:22:17  Show Profile  Click to see Foxhelm's MSN Messenger address  Send Foxhelm a Yahoo! Message Send Foxhelm a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Richard Lee Byers

My sympathies, Erik.

Reviews can be very odd. I once received an unfavorable review that harped on how stupid and atrocious a particular scene was. The reviewer described the scene in great detail to give full vent to his loathing and contempt. And that scene is not in the novel. There's nothing remotely like it in the novel.

Since I discovered that an unfavorable review can be like that, they haven't bothered me as much.



Either that or you are telepathically beaming scenes from novels from the thoughts in your head!!!

In which case, you're going to have to figure a way to charge people for getting your thoughts in their head. Ask your agent for help.

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The Sage
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Posted - 27 Sep 2011 :  02:55:48  Show Profile  Send The Sage an AOL message  Click to see The Sage's MSN Messenger address  Send The Sage a Yahoo! Message Send The Sage a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Erik Scott de Bie

SHADOWBANE releases tomorrow!

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Shadowbane-Forgotten-Realms-Novel-ebook/dp/B004ZZKRLS/ref=cm_cr_pr_pb_t

B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/shadowbane-erik-scott-de-bie/1102955200
Woot! I've new lunch-time reading material.
quote:
One negative "review" so far, but it's a non-customer complaining about the format. I'm very sympathetic, but that's just a little mean-spirited, to pan a book you didn't buy.
Not only that, but, ultimately, whatever the format [at least from my perspective], it's the story itself that counts.

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Wooly Rupert
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quote:
Originally posted by Foxhelm


In which case, you're going to have to figure a way to charge people for getting your thoughts in their head. Ask your agent for help.



I think the RIAA is working on that for when you have a song stuck in your head.

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quote:
Originally posted by The Sage

Not only that, but, ultimately, whatever the format [at least from my perspective], it's the story itself that counts.




I agree. I'm no fan of electronic-only material, but the content should trump the format.

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sfdragon
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quote:
Originally posted by Wooly Rupert

quote:
Originally posted by The Sage

Not only that, but, ultimately, whatever the format [at least from my perspective], it's the story itself that counts.




I agree. I'm no fan of electronic-only material, but the content should trump the format.


+2

why is being a wizard like being a drow? both are likely to find a dagger in the back from a rival or one looking to further his own goals, fame and power


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The Sage
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Posted - 27 Sep 2011 :  08:25:21  Show Profile  Send The Sage an AOL message  Click to see The Sage's MSN Messenger address  Send The Sage a Yahoo! Message Send The Sage a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by The Sage

[quote]Originally posted by Erik Scott de Bie

SHADOWBANE releases tomorrow!

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Shadowbane-Forgotten-Realms-Novel-ebook/dp/B004ZZKRLS/ref=cm_cr_pr_pb_t
Okay, so apparently there's a delay in making this available in Australia. I'm thinking I have to wait until the US hits the 27th?

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Erik Scott de Bie
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Posted - 27 Sep 2011 :  16:27:07  Show Profile  Visit Erik Scott de Bie's Homepage  Send Erik Scott de Bie an AOL message Send Erik Scott de Bie a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Actually, it looks like the reviewer has amended his review. How kind!

Cheers

Erik Scott de Bie

'Tis easier to destroy than to create.

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Erik Scott de Bie
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Posted - 27 Sep 2011 :  16:32:32  Show Profile  Visit Erik Scott de Bie's Homepage  Send Erik Scott de Bie an AOL message Send Erik Scott de Bie a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by The Sage

quote:
Originally posted by The Sage

[quote]Originally posted by Erik Scott de Bie

SHADOWBANE releases tomorrow!

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Shadowbane-Forgotten-Realms-Novel-ebook/dp/B004ZZKRLS/ref=cm_cr_pr_pb_t
Okay, so apparently there's a delay in making this available in Australia. I'm thinking I have to wait until the US hits the 27th?
No idea, but that seems reasonable. Or perhaps it's a specific *time* today when you can download it?

I haven't tried it myself. Anyone else?

Cheers

Erik Scott de Bie

'Tis easier to destroy than to create.

Signature of Shameless Self-Promotion +6: Order my sixth novel, Shadow of the Winter King (Amazon, e-signing, Dragonmoon Press)

Also check out my Realms work, most recently Shadowbane: Eye of Justice, out now on e-readers everywhere! (Kindle, Nook)
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Garen Thal
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Posted - 27 Sep 2011 :  16:45:48  Show Profile  Visit Garen Thal's Homepage Send Garen Thal a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Erik Scott de Bie

quote:
Originally posted by The Sage

quote:
Originally posted by The Sage

[quote]Originally posted by Erik Scott de Bie

SHADOWBANE releases tomorrow!

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Shadowbane-Forgotten-Realms-Novel-ebook/dp/B004ZZKRLS/ref=cm_cr_pr_pb_t
Okay, so apparently there's a delay in making this available in Australia. I'm thinking I have to wait until the US hits the 27th?
No idea, but that seems reasonable. Or perhaps it's a specific *time* today when you can download it?

I haven't tried it myself. Anyone else?

Cheers
I was able to purchase and download it, but only through Barnes & Noble. My attempts through Amazon were for naught, and since it was important that I purchase the book today, I decided to give up on the Internet giant and go through the place that has some brick & mortar stores left.

Either way, though, I has it. And I don't even need to leave my computer at work to read it.
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Erik Scott de Bie
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Posted - 27 Sep 2011 :  16:54:20  Show Profile  Visit Erik Scott de Bie's Homepage  Send Erik Scott de Bie an AOL message Send Erik Scott de Bie a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Garen Thal

I was able to purchase and download it, but only through Barnes & Noble. My attempts through Amazon were for naught, and since it was important that I purchase the book today, I decided to give up on the Internet giant and go through the place that has some brick & mortar stores left.
Cool. Wonder what's going on with Amazon? I choose to believe they're crashed from too many people ordering it.

quote:
Either way, though, I has it. And I don't even need to leave my computer at work to read it.
Sweet. I look forward to your thoughts, Brian!

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Brian R. James
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I preordered it from Amazon a few weeks back and I had no trouble downloading it today.

Thank you very much for the mention in the acknowledgements Erik. It means alot!

For Helm!

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Erik Scott de Bie
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Posted - 27 Sep 2011 :  19:36:02  Show Profile  Visit Erik Scott de Bie's Homepage  Send Erik Scott de Bie an AOL message Send Erik Scott de Bie a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Well thanks. Y'know, for Helm.

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Erik Scott de Bie

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The Sage
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Posted - 28 Sep 2011 :  01:18:52  Show Profile  Send The Sage an AOL message  Click to see The Sage's MSN Messenger address  Send The Sage a Yahoo! Message Send The Sage a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Erik Scott de Bie

quote:
Originally posted by The Sage

quote:
Originally posted by The Sage

[quote]Originally posted by Erik Scott de Bie

SHADOWBANE releases tomorrow!

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Shadowbane-Forgotten-Realms-Novel-ebook/dp/B004ZZKRLS/ref=cm_cr_pr_pb_t
Okay, so apparently there's a delay in making this available in Australia. I'm thinking I have to wait until the US hits the 27th?
No idea, but that seems reasonable. Or perhaps it's a specific *time* today when you can download it?
When I tried yesterday, which was the 27th for me here in Australia, I just kept receiving an error message claiming that the product was not yet available.

I've tried again this morning, on the 28th, and I'm now told that it can be purchased. Unfortunately, I'm at work now, so it will have to wait until I get home.

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Erik Scott de Bie
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Posted - 28 Sep 2011 :  01:58:03  Show Profile  Visit Erik Scott de Bie's Homepage  Send Erik Scott de Bie an AOL message Send Erik Scott de Bie a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Kindle or Nook, Sage?

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Erik Scott de Bie

'Tis easier to destroy than to create.

Signature of Shameless Self-Promotion +6: Order my sixth novel, Shadow of the Winter King (Amazon, e-signing, Dragonmoon Press)

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Well my copy showed up all by itself on my kindle app on iPad. Funny thing is I pre-ordered it many moons ago as a paperback. When it was switched to eBook only ...I kinda forgot I had done so. Looks like Amazon switched it to the e version I guess. Weird. I'm enjoying the first few chapters (whew ....fate hasn't let up on Kalen has it?)I have had time for today , so it's not like I'm angry(was going to order sooner or later, (I was still havin the e- pricing vs. paper debate with myself and wasn't quite ready to) but I may still email them to find out how I ended up purchasing it, before purchasing it

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quote:
Originally posted by Erik Scott de Bie

Kindle or Nook, Sage?

Cheers

I'd say Kindle is probably the most appropriate option for me at the moment.

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Erik Scott de Bie
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Posted - 28 Sep 2011 :  02:37:34  Show Profile  Visit Erik Scott de Bie's Homepage  Send Erik Scott de Bie an AOL message Send Erik Scott de Bie a Private Message  Reply with Quote
That is weird, RW.

Though in the meantime, nothing one can do but enjoy.

Do let me know what you think as you go along.

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'Tis easier to destroy than to create.

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