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Instinct by Jeremy Robinson

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Instinct, the second book in the Chess Team Series, has been praised by Stephen Coonts, David Lynn Golemon, and Thomas Greanias.

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This special edition of Beneath is only available as a $2.99 e-book (Kindle!) or a free audiobook.

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Pulse has been endorsed by some of the biggest and best authors and reviewers, including James Rollins, Steve Berry, Jeff Long and Scott Sigler.

Kronos

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Kronos is a deep sea thriller featuring a massive new monster and an "amazing twist." Available now.

Antarktos Rising

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Raising The Past

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WHAT I LIKE TO READ:

I'm often asked what books/authors I would recommend from readers who have read all of my books and are looking for more good reads. If you're one of those folks and are looking for a good read, I have provided  my top 40 picks for novels by some of my favorite authors. Enjoy.

1. The Descent by Jeff Long
2. Deeper by Jeff Long
3. Amazonia by James Rollins
4. The Relic by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child
5. Angels & Demons by Dan Brown
6. Deep Fathom by James Rollins
7. Subterranean by James Rollins
8. MEG by Steve Alten
9. The Loch by Steve Alten
10. Year Zero by Jeff Long
11. Ice Station by Matthew Reilly
12. Temple by Matthew Reilly
13. Scarecrow by Matthew Reilly
14. MEG - Hell's Aquarium by Steve Alten
15. Ancestor by Scott Sigler
16. Earthcore by Scott Sigler
17. Creepers by David Morrell
18. First Blood by David Morrell
19. The Last Oracle by James Rollins
20. Black Order by James Rollins
21. This Present Darkness by Frank Peretti
22. Piercing the Darkness by Frank Peretti
23. Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton
24. The Lost World by Michael Crichton
25. Prey by Michael Crichton
26. Deep Storm by Lincoln Child
27. The Codex by Douglas Preston
28. Tyrannosaur Canyon by Douglas Preston
29. Deep Fathom by James Rollins
30. Excavation by James Rollins
31. Shadowfall by James Clemens
32. Hinterland by James Clemens
33. Decipher by Stel Pavlou
34. The Amber Room by Steve Berry
35. Digital Fortress by Dan Brown
36. Bestiary by Robert Masello
37. The Eye of the Tiger by Wilbur Smith
38. Vigil by Robert Masello
39. Reliquary by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child
40. Deception Point by Dan Brown




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Thursday, September 14, 2006

Is Print On Demand Publishing A Viable Option for Self-Publishers?

This is a frequent question for many wannabe authors willing to take the first step to publication themselves. In general I think the writing world is full of paranoid naysayers; who love pointing out the flaws of this technology (print-on-demand is a print technology, not a vanity service). As a self-published (in-part) author who did take the POD (print-on-demand) route, I have my own opinions of the technology and its uses.

Let me say right off that I’m not going to talk about the various POD services (Lulu.com, IUniverse, Booksurge, etc) but am going to focus solely on the viability of using POD to accomplish certain goals.

Here’s a quick synopsis of the goals I had set before publishing my POD novel, The Didymus Contingency.

1. To sell 10,000 copies.
2. To attract and land and agent.
3. To attract traditional publishers.
4. To publish a professional looking book.
5. To spend a tiny amount of money doing all this.

Rather than go into detail about how these goals were accomplished, as I do in my book about POD publishing – POD People – Beating the Print-On-Demand Stigma, I will simply explain how I am doing in achieving these goals. Then, when all is said and done, you may decide for yourself whether or not POD is viable.

1. By Christmas 2006 I should have reached 5000 sales. I’ll be half way to my 10,000 sale goal in a year and a half. And should reach my 10,000 sale goal in three years. Why did I choose 10,000 sales? It’s a generally believed to be the number of sales a self-published book needs to attain to attract the attention of traditional publishers.
2. With in two months of The Didymus Contingency hitting the virtual shelves of Amazon and Barnes&Noble I had attracted and signed with a top NY literary agency who is still taking it out to domestic publishers.
3. I have signed several deals with traditional foreign publishers, who will be translating and publishing the book in their countries.
4. Never mind the design and layout of the book, the printed quality of my book has never been called into question, is selling in bookstores along side other books and is indistinguishable from traditionally published books.
5. I spent about $200.

So, ask yourself. Is POD viable? Well, it may not work for everyone, but I far prefer it to the slush pile. What’s best is that while you’re publishing your book via POD it can still grace the slush pile. But why put all your eggs in one basket. Why not take put your books into the hands of readers and see how it stacks up? You’ll learn a lot about publishing, you’ll learn if you’re a good writer and you’ll learn valuable self-promotion skills that every writer, traditionally published or not, needs to know.
A common response to all of this is, “But your book sells in stores. If it were only available online you wouldn’t have sold so many books!”

If the book were available in bookstores across the country, that might be true. But it’s only available in a few stores and collectively they’ve contributed perhaps 100 sales. The vast majority of my sales come from two places, Amazon and Amazon UK. While my marketing techniques are important (see POD People to learn what I did and how you can too) I have, none-the-less proven that POD is a viable and welcome replacement to the slush pile...and to print run self-publishing.

I invested so little money and sold so many books that my profit has far outweighed what it would have been had I printed all the books myself. I think it’s quite funny that many self-published authors look down on POD authors simply for the difference in printing method, as though someone who has the money to invest in a print run is somehow producing a more salable product. They’re all self-published, folks. There is no difference except for the technology used.

Did I just rant? I think I did.

Well, you get the idea. Print-On-Demand can and does work. It is a viable means for printing your book, promoting your book, selling your book and launching your career. You just have to work hard at it. To learn more you can read POD People (how many times can I plug the book?) or you can wait for my next installment: When should I self-publish?

-- Jeremy Robinson

www.jeremyrobinsononline.com

or check out Breakneck Books, publisher of my upcoming novel, Raising The Past and POD People, at www.breakneckbooks.com

Thursday, September 07, 2006

Quick Update...

Solomon was born! The little rascal came early (we knew he would) so I'll be taking a break from the writing for a few weeks. It's a good excuse though!

-- Jeremy

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Instinct

"If you like thrillers original, unpredictable and chock-full of action, you are going to love Jeremy Robinson's Chess Team. INSTINCT riveted me to my chair."
--Stephen Coonts, NY Times bestselling author of THE DISCIPLE and DEEP BLACK: ARCTIC GOLD

"Jeremy Robinson is a fresh new face in adventure writing and will make a mark in suspense for years to come."
--David Lynn Golemon, NY Times bestselling author of LEGEND and EVENT

"Instinct is a jungle fever of raw adrenaline that goes straight for the jugular."
--Thomas Greanias, NY Times bestselling author of THE ATLANTIS PROPHECY and THE PROMISED WAR

Pulse

"Rocket-boosted action, brilliant speculation, and the recreation of a horror out of the mythologic past, all seamlessly blend into a rollercoaster ride of suspense and adventure."
-- James Rollins, New York Times bestselling author of THE LAST ORACLE

"PULSE contains all of the danger, treachery, and action a reader could wish for."
-- Steve Berry, New York Times bestselling author of THE CHARLEMAGNE PURSUIT

"There's nothing timid about Robinson as he drops his readers off the cliff without a parachute and somehow manages to catch us an inch or two from doom."
-- Jeff Long, New York Times bestselling author of THE DESCENT and YEAR ZERO


Kronos

"Jeremy Robinson's latest is Moby Dick meets James Bond thriller with an amazing twist, offering page-turning results."
-- Steve Alten, N.Y. Times best-selling author of MEG & The LOCH


"Jeremy Robinson peers into the deep. What lurks there is timeless, yet as old as the sea. The fear that dwells in men's hearts has a face and it has come to the surface."
-- Stel Pavlou, International Bestselling author of Decipher and Gene

"Kronos was a surprisingly great read-- gripping!"
-- Rob Kall,
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Antarktos Rising

"Jeremy Robinson is an original and exciting voice. [Antarktos Rising] fires on all cylinders in a smart, taut thrill."
-- Steve Berry,
New York Times bestselling author of THE VENETIAN BETRAYAL and THE CHARLEMAGNE PURSUIT

"Robinson opens a new dark continent of terror. Trespass at your own risk."
-- James Rollins, New York Times bestselling author of Black Order and The Judas Strain

 

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OTHER GREAT AUTHORS

I'm a huge fan of the genre I write, and read books by the following authors like they were my Grandma Vincent's homemade chocolate bon-bons on Christmas Eve. If you're a fan of any of these authors, you'll feel right at home within the pages of my books.

jamesrollins.com - My favorite author, and my biggest supporter, James Rollins, bestselling author of BLACK ORDER and THE JUDAS STRAIN can do no wrong in my book. I've been a fan since reading SUBTERRANEAN maybe seven years ago.

prestonchild.com - Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child are the fantastic writing duo that brought us THE RELIC, DEEP STORM and BOOK OF THE DEAD. Whether they're writing together or solo, these guys don't miss.

matthewreilly.com - Matthew Reilly's novels are basically action-adventure/thrillers on speed. I love his creative and his non-stop pace. His first novel, CONTEST is not only my favorite of his, but it was also originally self-published...no wonder I like him!

stevealten.com - Steve Alten thinks big...big creatures that is. I discovered his books about two years ago and read one after the other until I ran out, finishing with THE LOCH, which I have to admit was a major inspiration (along with his MEG series) for the novel I just finished writing. I am now proud to say that I am publishing the next book in the MEG series, HELL'S AQUARIUM through my publishing company, Variance.

crichton-official.com - Not including his two most recent book, Michael Crichton is the master of science based thrillers. JURASSIC PARK, THE LOST WORLD, TIMELINE, SPHERE and PREY all rank among my favorite novels.

scottsigler.com Scott is not only a cool guy, but he also writes awesome novels. Ancestor, which I blurbed, is one of my favorite new novels. Look for his future books, INFESTED and NOCTURNAL from Crown Books.

jackdubrulbooks.com - When you're looking for action adventure novels, Jack DuBrul's character, Phillip Mercer, can't be beat. And now that DuBrul is teaming up with the granddaddy of the genre, Clive Cussler, we'll be seeing a lot more from him.

stelpavlou.com - Not only is Stel a stand up Brit and a really nice guy, but he's also written one of the finest books of the last 10 years. DECIPHER is an amazing and smart thriller.

 

 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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