Greg, The excerpt from your work took me straight to that harrowing scene. Especially powerful of course was the pup pawing at the corpse. As I believe we both know - that's what happens. Best of luck with the book.
I invite you to check out my new trailer. Please forward it on to all your friends.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IM-RvXOMU3s
Excerpt from Chapter 1:
His demeanor instantly hardened and the pressing crowd fell back as if they sensed the deadliness building up inside the warrior. Reports flooded into him as his troops called in with updates. Without hesitation the news was directed back to Base by the radio tech who kept close to the captain as he prowled the devastated marketplace. Among the townsfolk still milling about were a few local officials, including the police chief, working with the Marines to clear the area of unnecessary personnel.
Close-by a civilian pickup truck was being loaded with bodies, each wrapped in blood-soaked cloth, by a handful of weeping men as a small group of distraught women intermingled with them, wailing and clutching at each bundle being gently handled. The group was so overwrought by their gruesome task that they were totally oblivious of the poor bewildered individual sitting quietly among their shuffling feet.
A small tan nondescript pup was sitting sorrowfully beside one particular body. Occasionally it lifted a paw and tentatively touched the bloody cloth. Kramer watched transfixed as the pup looked up at the people then back at the small bundle of cloth, then back at the people. Then the pup nuzzled the bundle as if trying to awaken the person wrapped inside.
After a lot of soul-searching, feedback from reviewers and others, and a chat with a notable editor, I may be about to change my original plan to have my latest book, THE PITS, traditionally published in favor of self-publishing.
I'm seriously considering Creatspace unless someone has a better su
The new link to my book trailer for KILLING SOFTLY has been changed
Here is the link to my new book trailer. If you like it, I'd appreciate you spreading it round to all your friends. Many thanks.
The average traditionally published book sells about 4,000 copies, while the average self published book sells 175 copies. The sales of self-published books are so insignificant that Bookscan doesn't bother to calculate them.
Yes, you get control with a self published book, but s most often the first time writer who needs total control the least. What he needs is guidance from someone - an editor - whom he is not paying for an opinion.
Here's what you get with traditional publishing, which you do not get with self publishing:
1)Top notch editors, senior (acquiring) editors, creative directors, marketing directors, sales directors, and buyers at retailers, giving you expert opinion and information about your market.
2) Listing in a must-read publisher's catalog
3) A dedicated or commissioned sales force.
4) The ability to get stocked in bookstores
5) The ability to get real reviews by established reviewers in real journals
6) A special sales department
7) A foreign sales department
8) A (cough cough) publicity department
9) An advance
10) A meaningful writing credit.
11) Purchases by libraries.
12) Condensations and re-purposing if content
13) Inclusion in book clubs
No returns. No accounting. No paying support staff. No out of pocket expenses, except for promotion. And you can use the garage for your car, instead of as a storage facility for a pile of 500 books.By Chris Hart
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And right now I am working on my query letter to agents and publishers for my new book, THE PITS.
I thank you all in advance for your support.
Greg Smith -Author
I have 30+ years as a graphic designer under my belt. During that time I've worked on countless books; designing covers, layout, etc. Now I've decided to "go behind the camera." Now I'm trying my hand at writing.