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  1. SubscriberPonderableonline
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    29 Feb '20 08:32
    Trying to come back to the OP:

    There is a novel set in historic times. It is not Nobel Prize stuff, but it is well to read (for some of us). Those who don't like it should just go on and find something more to their liking.

    When I was young I never broke off reading a book. At some point I asked myself what I wanted to achieve with this. (Answer: probably a "star" on my resume 😉 )Nowadays I take the liberty to stop reading books I don't like for any reason, and I might be a tad happier reader than in earlier times 🙂
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    @ponderable said
    Trying to come back to the OP:

    There is a novel set in historic times. It is not Nobel Prize stuff, but it is well to read (for some of us). Those who don't like it should just go on and find something more to their liking.

    When I was young I never broke off reading a book. At some point I asked myself what I wanted to achieve with this. (Answer: probably a "star" o ...[text shortened]... ding books I don't like for any reason, and I might be a tad happier reader than in earlier times 🙂
    Herr Ponderable, when is the next RHP Poetry and/or Prose Contest?

    The few that I recall were generally held at this time of the year, no?

    Danke.
  3. SubscriberBenjamin Barker
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    03 Mar '20 15:105 edits
    Just so people understand the genus of this project...

    It's an original TV drama series based on the life of Septimius Severus:
    https://www.fullbodiedmovie.com/tv/severus-the-black-caesar/

    I wrote the TV drama series first - 7 episodes which you can read here:
    UK:https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07Z9MTBW8/ref=series_rw_dp_sw
    US:https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07Z9CZ6BQ?ref_=dbs_r_series&storeType=ebooks

    I then wrote the novelisation mostly as a marketing tool to help grow an audience for the TV drama series...

    The official teaser for the series starring Marlowe Simms can be seen here:
    https://vimeo.com/onlineinquirer/severus-teaser

    Then finally the amazing Ifeyinwa Unachukwu (http://ifeyinwa.com/) did the narration of the audiobook version...

    Audible
    UK - amazon.co.uk/dp/B084KPC3NP
    US - amazon.com/dp/B084KNNKJB
    Apple Audiobooks
    UK - https://books.apple.com/gb/audiobook/severus-the-black-caesar-unabridged/id1498152089
    US - https://books.apple.com/us/audiobook/severus-the-black-caesar-unabridged/id1498152089
  4. Standard membermister moggy
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    03 Mar '20 20:09
    caesar was white.
  5. Standard memberHandyAndy
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    03 Mar '20 23:13
    @mister-moggy said
    caesar was white.
    There was more than one Caesar.
  6. SubscriberBenjamin Barker
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    @mister-moggy said
    caesar was white.
    Not this caesar...

    https://100greatblackbritons.com/bios/septimus_severus.html
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    @mister-moggy said
    caesar was white.
    mister moggy is a mutt
  8. SubscriberBenjamin Barker
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    @lemondrop said
    mister moggy is a mutt
    And I was picturing him as a cat lol
  9. SubscriberBenjamin Barker
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    02 May '20 07:26
    The audiobook version is available on Amazon Audible here:

    viewbook.at/severus_audio

    Or Apple Books:
    UK
    https://books.apple.com/gb/audiobook/severus-the-black-caesar-unabridged/id1498152089

    US
    https://books.apple.com/us/audiobook/severus-the-black-caesar-unabridged/id1498152089
  10. Standard memberHandyAndy
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    @Benjamin-Barker
    Hi. I was wondering what your copy editor said when you told her about the typos.
  11. SubscriberBenjamin Barker
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    06 May '20 08:124 edits
    @HandyAndy

    I am working on another book at the moment - once that's done I shall be publishing a second draft of SEVERUS to silence all the grammar Nazis! 😉

    Those issues are obviously not as noticeable in the audiobook version which has been selling very well since the lockdown started.

    I do have promo codes available, so if you don't have an Audible account send me a PM and I'll give you a code to get a free copy. All I ask in return is that you leave an honest review on Amazon. 🙂
  12. Standard memberHandyAndy
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    @benjamin-barker said
    @HandyAndy

    I am working on another book at the moment - once that's done I shall be publishing a second draft of SEVERUS to silence all the grammar Nazis! 😉

    Those issues are obviously not as noticeable in the audiobook version which has been selling very well since the lockdown started.

    I do have promo codes available, so if you don't have an Audible accoun ...[text shortened]... you a code to get a free copy. All I ask in return is that you leave an honest review on Amazon. 🙂
    Please don't think of readers interested in correct language as "grammar Nazis."

    Without us you wouldn't have known about your plural subject/singular verb problems.
  13. SubscriberBenjamin Barker
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    07 May '20 07:401 edit
    @HandyAndy To be honest, I am only doing it because there are some people who fixate and attack at it in such a destructive and negative fashion that they are unable to move beyond it and focus on anything that's good about the work.

    Luckily, the average person is happy to be entertained by the story surrounding the characters that they have become invested in and are able to forgive a few grammatical errors or typos.
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