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Help an Author
« on: August 19, 2012, 04:06:21 am »

After the whole LendInk thing, I decided to contact one of the few authors who was level headed and didnt try and destory lendink because they didnt understand it.

I was reading an authors blog about how she had stood against the twit mob, she showed herself to be level headed and I liked that, So as a read some of her older blogs I saw she was having trouble promoting herself, I decided to contact her and suggest she share some of her works over p2p via bittorrent.

she agreed after a short talk, and was even excited about the idea, she tried to do it herself but having no experiance with this stuff she was at a loss as to how to do it.

she asked If i could get it up for her.....I agreed.


below I have copied the posting I tried to make at TPB(kept getting server backend errors), this posting is also awaiting moderation at h33t

please Im calling on anybody here that torrents and is a reader, even if your not a fan of her works, help spread the word and seed this torrent

if you can upload the torrent to a tracker like TPB or kickass or isohunt(we cant here in the states thats blocked) that would be great and would be appricated, just copy the quoted text below and share the torrent(attached)
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I am posting this on Behalf of The author at her request.

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About Me:

A sword-toting alien with a fetish for fur and four-legged creatures, I write fiction and spend entirely too much time distracted by shiny things online, like Twitter. I write sci-fi as G. L. Drummond, fantasy and other things as Gayla Drummond.

Without readers, I’m just some loon doing a lot of scribbling about imaginary people. Right now, I’m a loon (oh, the horror!). I’ve been trying to do things the mainstream way, and it ain’t working.
 
Then came the big Lendink( http://bit.ly/Rq5tMd and  http://bit.ly/MCIjgM) mess, and I am one of the authors who tried to convince the mob it was a good site to have online. You probably know how that worked out. =(

But a cool thing resulted from it: I received an email from a guy (Ashen) who suggested I do something kind of crazy: pick some of my titles and release them to the wilds via Torrents, and disgusted by what happened with Lendink, I thought 'Why not?'

I’m an Indie, and have been for almost 5 years. During that time, I’ve published several titles, pulled those that I later decided suck, and have seen some sales and good reviews. I totally fail at marketing, so haven’t found a lot of readers or fans yet.

I do have a few, and call them my Awesome Blossoms, even when they tell me I'm a bitch via email because I killed a character. Yes, that really happened. It was a high point for me as a writer. =)

The thing is, being a writer isn’t much fun without readers. I want you as a reader. I want to entertain you, transport you to different worlds and introduce you to the people who live in my brain.

If you enjoy these stories, I’d appreciate it if you’d visit this page http://gldrummond.com/Heythere.html or perhaps post a review on Goodreads or Amazon. And hey! Share them with your friends! =)
   
So, on to the good stuff. This collection includes the following ebooks, in DRM free .mobi and .epub formats.


 
Deadlands Hunt :

Born to the finer things in life, Amethyst finds her comfortable world turned upside down when she seeks to discover the truth about her sister’s disappearance.

Chase is a Weren and the one of the many dangers she expected to find but was ill prepared to deal with. He is the one who can help her find the answers she seeks; yet accepting his help comes at a cost.
Werewolf cowboys! Adventure! Romance!

 https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/20967
 

After the Fall SciFi Series:

In 2078, Earth was invaded.

Tria’s Tale –

Tria Stevens distinguishes herself in the war against the Drackennishan, only to be betrayed by her lover. At the mercy of the enemy, she must fight for continued survival on the bloody sands of an alien arena.

Survival isn't her only goal, after the Katarr warrior Mrir is placed in charge of her. He arms her not only with knowledge and training, but with hope for a life beyond the Blood Pit.

Novella with word count of 33,273. Title #1 in the After the Fall series.

 https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/5188
           
Good Intentions –

Cori only wanted to return a favor, but you know what they say about good intentions.

Novelette with word count of 13,645. Title #4 in the After the Fall series.

 https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/1573
 
By Chance –

An investigation on a Yutec world lands Jesr in a situation he's not ready for, and has no escape from after meeting Skye Haversoll.

Novelette with word count of 14,154. Title #7 in the After the Fall series.

Note: I’m not the only author who writes in this series, nor have all titles been released, thus the odd numbering.

 https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/1872
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She asked me to do this on her behalf due to her lack of knowledge or experience with torrents and file sharing.

Please enjoy, also please seed and if you enjoy her work, show your support :)


EDIT: http://h33t.com/torrent/4073471/g-l-drummond-gayla-drummond-ebook-sampler-1
« Last Edit: August 19, 2012, 12:32:20 pm by Ashen »
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Re: Help an Author
« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2012, 12:29:32 pm »

http://h33t.com/torrent/4073471/g-l-drummond-gayla-drummond-ebook-sampler-1

seems it was approved :D

please, again, if you can, help seed and spred the word, even if you hate ebooks and/or her works arent your style.(shes now a member of this forum as well)
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Re: Help an Author
« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2012, 08:59:41 pm »

I just want to give you a great big THANK YOU! for your help, Ashen. You are AWESOME to have done this for me.  ;D

I'm sorry I'm such a doofus about this stuff.  :-\
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Re: Help an Author
« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2012, 09:40:50 am »

I might be able to seed out the torrent from my dedicated server for a bit depending on bandwidth usage, just to get it out there and let other seeds take over.

Hmm, this would be the perfect usage for that seedbox we keep discussing lol.
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Re: Help an Author
« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2012, 03:23:49 pm »

I read this, and it's like y'all speak an entirely different language.  ;D

I've looked at the h33t.com link, and am clueless as to what 'leechers' are, as well as what exactly the 'complete' column means. Then I look at 'leechers' again, think 'leeches', and go 'Yuck!'
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Re: Help an Author
« Reply #5 on: August 20, 2012, 07:47:22 pm »

Leechers are people currently downloading the file.

Seeders are people with a 100% complete copy of the file sharing it out for every one else to donwload.

Hope that makes sense :)
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Re: Help an Author
« Reply #6 on: August 20, 2012, 11:11:21 pm »

i have a complaint from a fellow on the h33t forums about the description he says each boo0k should look more like this
http://h33t.com/torrent/3642962/the-fifty-shades-trilogy-book-1-fifty-shades-of-grey-by-e-l-james-epub-lit-mobi-pdf-fortress-on-h33t

my hand is quite bad today, so typing sucks......
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Re: Help an Author
« Reply #7 on: August 21, 2012, 07:00:10 pm »

@DarkNova Yes, that helped. Thank you.  :)

@Ashen I'll redo the descriptions today and send to you.
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Re: Help an Author
« Reply #8 on: August 21, 2012, 07:46:22 pm »

my hand is quite bad today, so typing sucks......

Have you tried using any speech-to-text software? Win7 has something built in. I have what may be developing carpal tunnel in my right wrist, so my HH bought me Dragon to use, but I also wear a magnetic bracelet that, silly as it may sound, really helps. As in, as long as I have it on, my wrist doesn't bother me at all. Before I got the bracelet, I hurt from the middle of my forearm to fingers all the freakin' time.   :-\

I didn't think the magnets would actually help, so it was a nice surprise. Best $5 I've ever spent at Wallyworld.   ;D
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Re: Help an Author
« Reply #9 on: August 21, 2012, 10:54:09 pm »

Updated posting:



I am posting this on Behalf of The author at her request.
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About Me:

A sword-toting alien with a fetish for fur and four-legged creatures,‭ ‬I write fiction and spend entirely too much time distracted by shiny things online,‭ ‬like Twitter.‭ ‬I write sci-fi as G.‭ ‬L.‭ ‬Drummond,‭ ‬fantasy and other things as Gayla Drummond.

Without readers,‭ ‬I’m just some loon doing a lot of scribbling about imaginary people.‭ ‬Right now,‭ ‬I’m a loon‭ (‬oh,‭ ‬the horror‭!)‬.‭ ‬I’ve been trying to do things the mainstream way,‭ ‬and it ain’t working.

Then came the big Lendink‭ (‬http://bit.ly/Rq5tMd and‭ ‬http://bit.ly/MCIjgM‭) ‬mess,‭ ‬and I am one of the authors who tried to convince the mob it was a good site to have online.‭ ‬You probably know how that worked out.‭ =(

But a cool thing resulted from it:‭ ‬I received an email from a guy‭ (‬Ashen‭) ‬who suggested I do something kind of crazy:‭ ‬pick some of my titles and release them to the wilds via Torrents,‭ ‬and disgusted by what happened with Lendink,‭ ‬I thought‭ '‬Why not‭?'

I’m an Indie,‭ ‬and have been for almost‭ ‬5‭ ‬years.‭ ‬During that time,‭ ‬I’ve published several titles,‭ ‬pulled those that I later decided suck,‭ ‬and have seen some sales and good reviews.‭ ‬I totally fail at marketing,‭ ‬so haven’t found a lot of readers or fans yet.

I do have a few,‭ ‬and call them my Awesome Blossoms,‭ ‬even when they tell me I'm a bitch via email because I killed a character.‭ ‬Yes,‭ ‬that really happened.‭ ‬It was a high point for me as a writer.‭ =)

The thing is,‭ ‬being a writer isn’t much fun without readers.‭ ‬I want you as a reader.‭ ‬I want to entertain you,‭ ‬transport you to different worlds and introduce you to the people who live in my brain.

If you enjoy these stories,‭ ‬I’d appreciate it if you’d visit this page http://gldrummond.com/Heythere.html or perhaps post a review on Goodreads or Amazon.‭ ‬And hey‭! ‬Share them with your friends‭! =)

So,‭ ‬on to the good stuff.‭ ‬This collection includes the following ebooks:

Deadlands Hunt‭ ‬:



Author:‭ ‬Gayla Drummond

Country:‭ ‬United States

Language:‭ ‬English

Genre:‭ ‬Western Paranormal

Publisher:‭ ‬Katarr Kanticles Press

Publication Date:‭ ‬Aug.‭ ‬07,‭ ‬2010

Media Type:‭ ‬ebook

ISBN:‭ ‬9781452429526‭

Ebook formats:‭ ‬.epub,‭ ‬.mobi

Description:‭ ‬Born to the finer things in life,‭ ‬Amethyst finds her comfortable world turned upside down when she seeks to discover the truth about her sister’s disappearance.

Chase is a Weren and the one of the many dangers she expected to find but was ill prepared to deal with.‭ ‬He is the one who can help her find the answers she seeks‭; ‬yet accepting his help comes at a cost.

Werewolf cowboys‭! ‬Adventure‭! ‬Romance‭!

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/20967

Author:‭ ‬G.‭ ‬L.‭ ‬Drummond

Country:‭ ‬United States

Language:‭ ‬English

Genre:‭ ‬scifi/romance

Publisher:‭ ‬Katarr Kanticles Press

Publication Date:‭ ‬Oct.‭ ‬25,‭ ‬2009

Media Type:‭ ‬ebook

ISBN:‭ ‬9781452460192‭

Ebook formats:‭ ‬.epub,‭ ‬.mobi

Description:‭ ‬Tria Stevens distinguishes herself in the war against the Drackennishan,‭ ‬only to be betrayed by her lover.‭ ‬At the mercy of the enemy,‭ ‬she must fight for continued survival on the bloody sands of an alien arena.

Survival isn't her only goal,‭ ‬after the Katarr warrior Mrir is placed in charge of her.‭ ‬He arms her not only with knowledge and training,‭ ‬but with hope for a life beyond the Blood Pit.

Novella with word count of‭ ‬33,273.‭ ‬Title‭ ‬#1‭ ‬in the After the Fall series.

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/5188

Author:‭ ‬G.‭ ‬L.‭ ‬Drummond

Country:‭ ‬United States

Language:‭ ‬English

Genre:‭ ‬scifi/romance

Publisher:‭ ‬Katarr Kanticles Press

Publication Date:‭ ‬April‭ ‬14,‭ ‬2009

Media Type:‭ ‬ebook

ISBN:‭ ‬9781452484242

Ebook formats:‭ ‬.epub,‭ ‬.mobi

Description:‭ ‬Cori only wanted to return a favor,‭ ‬but you know what they say about good intentions.

Novelette with word count of‭ ‬13,645.‭ ‬Title‭ ‬#4‭ ‬in the After the Fall series.

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/1573

Author:‭ ‬G.‭ ‬L.‭ ‬Drummond

Country:‭ ‬United States

Language:‭ ‬English

Genre:‭ ‬scifi/romance

Publisher:‭ ‬Katarr Kanticles Press

Publication Date:‭ ‬May‭ ‬11,‭ ‬2009

Media Type:‭ ‬ebook

ISBN:‭ ‬9781452486826

Ebook formats:‭ ‬.epub,‭ ‬.mobi

Description:‭ ‬An investigation on a Yutec world lands Jesr in a situation he's not ready for,‭ ‬and has no escape from after meeting Skye Haversoll.

Novelette with word count of‭ ‬14,154.‭ ‬Title‭ ‬#7‭ ‬in the After the Fall series.

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/1872

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She asked me to do this on her behalf due to her lack of knowledge or experience with torrents and file sharing.‭

Please enjoy,‭ ‬also please seed and if you enjoy her work,‭ ‬show your support
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Re: Help an Author
« Reply #10 on: September 10, 2012, 03:59:35 am »

I just talked to the author, she informed me I had missed out onthe artical that mentions her on techdirt
http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20120906/18581520306/three-artists-piracy-sharing-disruption-turning-filesharers-into-your-street-team.shtml

good stuff please give it a read. :)
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Re: Help an Author
« Reply #11 on: September 22, 2012, 02:17:38 pm »

That means I can now claim special snowflake status, right?  ;D
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