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Ben Higgins
post Jan 3 2014, 11:39 AM
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I don't know why I keep putting more things on my shoulders but I decided to write a book/story/novel last year and finally I've self published it on Amazon as a Kindle download ! smile.gif

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Hammer-Ben-Higgins...mer+ben+higgins

It follows on from the comic I did about Frank Blake. The next phase of his story was too complex to put into pictures (for me, anyway) so I decided to go down the route of the written word. I really enjoyed doing it and I gave me the opportunity to research one of Europe's most interesting cities. I'm not planning a career as a writer, I just did it because I had to get the next part of the story out. Now I've done it, I'm happy. smile.gif


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post Jan 3 2014, 03:51 PM
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Nice mate! Congratulations! Now that you are used to publishing books, you could write a Guitar Book! smile.gif


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post Jan 3 2014, 09:54 PM
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Awesome Ben, I tried to bought but it is only available for UK customers.


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post Jan 3 2014, 09:59 PM
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Wow Ben smile.gif Seems like all of us has "my other me" smile.gif It;s cool that You also find yourself in writting smile.gif Didn't suspect. You always remind me of my younger brother who only plays ...drums and games biggrin.gif I thought You were similar biggrin.gif He's also talented smile.gif


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post Jan 3 2014, 10:12 PM
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QUOTE (coffeeman @ Jan 3 2014, 08:54 PM) *
Awesome Ben, I tried to bought but it is only available for UK customers.


That's strange.. it should be available in all countries. Maybe it's taking a little longer to be ready in US stores.. thank you for the support though biggrin.gif

QUOTE (Darius Wave @ Jan 3 2014, 08:59 PM) *
Wow Ben smile.gif Seems like all of us has "my other me" smile.gif It;s cool that You also find yourself in writting smile.gif Didn't suspect. You always remind me of my younger brother who only plays ...drums and games biggrin.gif I thought You were similar biggrin.gif He's also talented smile.gif


Yeah it's really good to be able to express ourselves in many ways. There's a lot to be experienced in life and we only get one ! smile.gif


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post Jan 3 2014, 11:48 PM
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I think I would also go for a book....this would be....owner's manual tongue.gif


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post Jan 3 2014, 11:57 PM
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This is amazing - congratulations Ben! smile.gif


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post Jan 4 2014, 12:51 PM
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Congrats Ben!
Too bad I don't have a kindle... sad.gif


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post Jan 4 2014, 02:28 PM
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QUOTE (Gitarrero @ Jan 4 2014, 11:51 AM) *
Congrats Ben!
Too bad I don't have a kindle... sad.gif


But Das Kindle is ze most efficient vay of readink !
You must haf one !! biggrin.gif


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post Jan 4 2014, 04:41 PM
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QUOTE (Gitarrero @ Jan 4 2014, 11:51 AM) *
Congrats Ben!
Too bad I don't have a kindle... sad.gif


Btw, I'm pretty sure you don't actually need a Kindle to read digital books. There's Kindle apps for iphones and such like smile.gif


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post Jan 4 2014, 05:33 PM
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Congrats Ben! And you know what... I HAVE A KINDLE biggrin.gif Will get this one and see what's cooking!


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post Jan 4 2014, 05:43 PM
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QUOTE (Ben Higgins @ Jan 4 2014, 07:41 PM) *
Btw, I'm pretty sure you don't actually need a Kindle to read digital books. There's Kindle apps for iphones and such like smile.gif

Here's a link http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html/ref=...rd_i=1000301301 wink.gif


Edit: Sad news, Ben. I just logged on to Amazon but "Pricing information not available"...can you fix it ?

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post Jan 4 2014, 07:11 PM
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My dad got a kindle for christmas Ben. I will give it a read. Well done mate smile.gif
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post Jan 4 2014, 07:22 PM
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Congrats Ben!!! smile.gif
I don't have a kindle but now I have a reason to buy one wink.gif


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post Jan 4 2014, 08:41 PM
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Congrats Ben...Can't say I'm too pleased that you didn't draw another comic!! tongue.gif ! I liked your style and was hoping for more...maybe that'll be another project in the future. laugh.gif


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post Jan 4 2014, 09:20 PM
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QUOTE (liveOASISforever @ Jan 4 2014, 06:11 PM) *
My dad got a kindle for christmas Ben. I will give it a read. Well done mate smile.gif


Hey thanks man ! Hope you enjoy it smile.gif

QUOTE (Monica Gheorghevici @ Jan 4 2014, 06:22 PM) *
Congrats Ben!!! smile.gif
I don't have a kindle but now I have a reason to buy one wink.gif


Thank you Monica - yeah, go for it !

I don't have a Kindle yet but I read SO much that I should probably get around to doing it !

QUOTE (Headbanger @ Jan 4 2014, 07:41 PM) *
Congrats Ben...Can't say I'm too pleased that you didn't draw another comic!! tongue.gif ! I liked your style and was hoping for more...maybe that'll be another project in the future. laugh.gif


Hehe biggrin.gif I think I should leave the comic drawing to those who can really do it, like yourself ! wink.gif

But I know what you mean, it would have been nice to follow it up with drawings but the ideas I had were too big to be able to put down in the same way.

QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Jan 4 2014, 04:33 PM) *
Congrats Ben! And you know what... I HAVE A KINDLE biggrin.gif Will get this one and see what's cooking!


Thanks C-Maestro ! I hope you dig it - it's a bit... different to my GMC persona smile.gif


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post Jan 4 2014, 09:57 PM
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Super congrats!! Your first Novel!! Now of course you have to start on the Sequel smile.gif Kindle Publishing is awesome. Another great example of technology democratizing just about everything. Begging a publisher for a release is a thing of the past.

QUOTE (Ben Higgins @ Jan 3 2014, 05:39 AM) *
I don't know why I keep putting more things on my shoulders but I decided to write a book/story/novel last year and finally I've self published it on Amazon as a Kindle download ! smile.gif

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Hammer-Ben-Higgins...mer+ben+higgins

It follows on from the comic I did about Frank Blake. The next phase of his story was too complex to put into pictures (for me, anyway) so I decided to go down the route of the written word. I really enjoyed doing it and I gave me the opportunity to research one of Europe's most interesting cities. I'm not planning a career as a writer, I just did it because I had to get the next part of the story out. Now I've done it, I'm happy. smile.gif


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post Jan 5 2014, 03:58 PM
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I hijack my wifes kindle from time to time. smile.gif I'll have to check this novel out!


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post Jan 5 2014, 06:48 PM
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QUOTE (DeGroot @ Jan 5 2014, 02:58 PM) *
I hijack my wifes kindle from time to time. smile.gif I'll have to check this novel out!


Hehe.... well, I want dissuade you from doing so ! wink.gif


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post Jan 6 2014, 05:30 AM
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Wow, that's really cool. In third grade the class voted me as most likely to be an author when I grow up because I wrote a thirty or so page story for the class library. Now I'm in the middle of writing a book, about 200 pages in, but I sort of got stuck around when I joined GMC. I've been curious about publishing through kindle and stuff, it all sounds cool. Anyway, congratulations about the novel happy.gif
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