So I wrote this book, right...

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  1. transmetal2dinobot

    transmetal2dinobot Sub-Commander

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    Ah TFW2005, my first real forum stomping grounds, and still my number one source for all things Transformers related. I disappeared from the boards about two and a half years ago, right when I was getting ready to do a serious photocomic (one that, sadly, is likely to remain incomplete save for the posted prologue), and had just finished sketches for a g1 Megatron costume (which also ended up on the back burner. Literally, lost all of it in a garage fire). But I have been busy. I went to live in Los Angeles for a few months in 2010 and by the time I ended up back home I had a full manuscript written for the first in what will either be a five or seven part series.

    I wanted to share it with you guys, because these boards are where I drew a lot of inspiration to follow through with writing. Just seeing all of the passion that went into things like photocomics, the Radicons, or even just the discussions about the whole TF universe and beyond made me want to create something, and now I have. My methods of distribution are limited, I somehow doubt that I would be able to have paperbacks moving overseas anytime soon, but you can check out the novel on iTunes iTunes - Books - The Holder of the Key by Richard Dive (that's the direct link to the US site, anywhere else in the world you just have to search Richard Dive and/or Holder of the Key in your own iTunes) and Amazon/B&N.

    There's a free preview available through those stores or the Facebook page (Richard Dive's "The Holder of The Key" | Facebook), and I'm not really asking any of you guys to buy it, but if you have a look and see something you like, then everybody wins.

    I hope to be able to post here more, but between writing full time and working full time on top of that it is difficult. It is great to see this place still thriving though :) 

    -Richard Dive

    Also, hope this isn't breaking any board rules/going against etiquette, but if so then I'm sure a moderator will chase me up.
     
  2. KA

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    Hey, are you tm2db? Good luck dude!

    Awesome writer pseudonym btw, if the writing doesnt work out thats a great handle for a career in porno.
     
  3. gettogaara

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    Hey congratz man. I'm a writer myself who just finished a novel and am trying to get it published now. I just wish your book was in paperback. I rather hold a book in my hand then read it on the computer but it sounds pretty cool so I might check it out.
     
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    Autovolt 127 Get In The Titan, Prime!

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    Cool.
     
  5. transmetal2dinobot

    transmetal2dinobot Sub-Commander

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    Thanks guys, it is in paperback, but I haven't been able to find a US/UK based distributor for it. That is to say, none will take me until I break through the charts here in Aus
     
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    Have you thought about Kindle Direct Publishing?
     
  7. transmetal2dinobot

    transmetal2dinobot Sub-Commander

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    I managed to get a deal with my printer/publisher to get it as an eBook on Kindle, iTunes and Nook stores as part of a bundle. The only problem with self-publication is the amount of time/money it requires to get the word out, and that money requires working elsewhere, which eats up the time. A vicious cycle, but definitely worth the effort/insomnia.
     

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