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Title: The Chaos of Mokii
Post by: geoffnelder on November 18, 2016, 01:13:20 PM
THE CHAOS OF MOKII
Imagine a city which exists only in the minds of its inhabitants. There's everything you'd expect in a real city including fun and trouble. Olga, has to get past the bouncer then in Mokii she finds an intruder. He is trying to usurp the virtual city because there is financial reward from the advertising revenue beamed into the visitors’ minds. Can she thwart him?
New science fiction book release TODAY!
created as an ebook by Solstice Publishing read for only 99p The Chaos of Mokii
ebook at http://mybook.to/ChaosOM


Bit strange to me to have a short story of approx 3k words be released as a book but apparently many indie press are doing that now. Odd to approve cover art, write an ack and blurb for a short story. Haha.
Title: Re: The Chaos of Mokii
Post by: Artemis Quark on November 18, 2016, 04:02:14 PM
Hi, Geoff. Just bought it, read it, loved it and posted a review on Amazon/Goodreads (Artemis is my username). Definitely five stars.

Funny thing...I just read a non-fiction book titled Proof of Heaven by Eben Alexander.

https://www.amazon.com/Proof-Heaven-Neurosurgeons-Journey-Afterlife/dp/1451695195

He delves into his experience as a survivor of a NDE caused by E. Coli bacteria attacking the cerebral cortex of his brain for a mind-bending week in a coma. Your story parallels the notion of alternate realities where only consciousness exists. No physical body.

Thanks for posting the link to Chaos of Mokii.

AQ

Title: Re: The Chaos of Mokii
Post by: geoffnelder on November 18, 2016, 04:05:14 PM
Brilliant. Thanks so much.
Interesting side link too. A friend of mine who read it is on Tramadol and said he often thinks he is inhabiting another world.
Title: Re: The Chaos of Mokii
Post by: geoffnelder on November 18, 2016, 04:18:48 PM
May I be cheeky and ask you and anyone else posting reviews on Amazon to copy them to both Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk (or au / ca if the author resides there). Amazon used to automatically copy reviews to each nation's site but don't any more.
Title: Re: The Chaos of Mokii
Post by: Artemis Quark on November 18, 2016, 04:46:30 PM
I posted via Goodreads comment box at the end of your ebook. Will check in a day or so to see if it shows up on the UK book page and repost if it doesn't.


Here's a link to the Goodreads review I posted: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1815458947
Title: Re: The Chaos of Mokii
Post by: geoffnelder on November 18, 2016, 04:55:04 PM
Perfect. Thanks
Title: Re: The Chaos of Mokii
Post by: geoffnelder on November 22, 2016, 05:36:50 PM
Just logged on to find someone on a scifi group picking up not the metaphysical nuances of Chaos but a phrase: nipples so long you could use them to knit with.
I replied
Years ago while researching for the SF book Exit, Pursued by a Bee on Mallorca, I walked across a beach at Santa Ponsa. I saw a woman and really her nipples were the longest I've seen. Hence the phrase 'nipples so long you could use them to knit with'. I've been waiting 8 years for a story to use that phrase and thus it came up.
I know it says more about me but hey ho... us writers eh?
Title: Re: The Chaos of Mokii
Post by: Artemis Quark on November 22, 2016, 07:33:43 PM
Your observation got me googling (not goggling, gutter-mind  ;D) and I came across this piece of important research: there are eight different kinds of nipples, says Dr. Tsippora Shainhouse, M.D., a board-certified pediatrician and dermatologist in Beverly Hills, CA, and a clinical instructor at the University of Southern California. All of them are normal, and it's certainly possible to have a combination of two or more types (like protruding and bumpy or flat and hairy, for example).

Found it at http://www.seventeen.com/health/a40854/there-are-8-types-of-nipples-in-the-world/

So,...knitting needles, huh? My recollection of a similar metaphor often used in early teenage "locker room talk": nipples like pencil erasers. (No. 2 lead, of course).

Sorry, ladies. Just humoring, I mean humouring, Geoff.
Title: Re: The Chaos of Mokii
Post by: geoffnelder on November 23, 2016, 09:23:34 AM
AQ your review is still not showing on the UK Amazon for Chaos of Mokii. Don't know what Amazon are playing at.

I would be really grateful, MWC peeps if someone from the UK would tinker with 99 pence and drop a review for it on Amazon over here. Just to see what happens. I'll owe you a pint then, which is worth more, or at least costs more!
Kindle ebook at http://mybook.to/ChaosOM
 
Title: Re: The Chaos of Mokii
Post by: Artemis Quark on November 23, 2016, 05:43:44 PM
Review shows up here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/product-reviews/B01N53B56B

and here: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1815458947
Title: Re: The Chaos of Mokii
Post by: geoffnelder on November 23, 2016, 05:56:56 PM
Great. Let's hope your fine review stays on both Amazons. A friend tells me that sometimes Amazon only lets us put it on one of them. Grrr
Title: Re: The Chaos of Mokii
Post by: Artemis Quark on November 23, 2016, 11:48:36 PM
A year ago I received the following response from Amazon when I inquired about review appearance on US vs. other Amazon sites. I wonder if they have done anything about the inconsistent cross-linking of reviews in the past year.

Currently, there is no option in Author Central to share/ link these reviews on Amazon.com, as our international websites operate independently. Our Customer Reviews feature doesn't link reviews across Amazon.com and the International Amazon sites.

We're always looking for ways to make our service more useful to authors. I've passed your message to the Author Central development team for consideration. We rely on author input as we make future plans for Author Central.

However, if two or fewer reviews exist for an item on Amazon.co.uk, additional reviews for the same item may be shared from Amazon.com. Reviews that are shared from Amazon.com are marked as "Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon U.S." Your Amazon.com reviews will appear on all our International websites.
 
But reviews from International websites do not appear on Amazon.com.
[my bold, italics]

I'm sorry for this disappointment. We’re working to make all Author Central features available to all sites.

As soon as more than two Amazon.co.uk reviews have been written, any reviews shared from Amazon.com will be automatically removed.



Title: Re: The Chaos of Mokii
Post by: geoffnelder on November 24, 2016, 02:44:11 AM
I wonder if they'd remove reviews from .com that are written by a reader and posted on .co.uk but are a few words different and have a different heading?

I've just checked and all the reviews I've posted on the UK Amazon and which I pasted into the US Amazon are still there.
Title: Re: The Chaos of Mokii
Post by: Artemis Quark on November 24, 2016, 11:34:24 AM
Did you ever post via Goodreads? Maybe that's why my Amazon.com posted review didn't stick? If you think it will help, I will try posting it again directly on Amazon.com.
Title: Re: The Chaos of Mokii
Post by: geoffnelder on November 24, 2016, 12:29:11 PM
Just been checking my own reviews. I often post reviews on Goodread but always post them separately on the different Amazons. I checked over 20 reviews and they are still there at both Amazons. Sometimes I post them on the Australian and Canadian Amazons too.
Title: Re: The Chaos of Mokii
Post by: Artemis Quark on November 24, 2016, 09:23:02 PM
I just tried to add my review to my Amazon.com purchase of your ebook. Amazon says I have already submitted a review and it is processing it. Go figure!
Title: Re: The Chaos of Mokii
Post by: Artemis Quark on November 27, 2016, 01:06:01 PM
Just checked and see my review is niw posted on both Amazon.command Amazon.co.uk

Good luck, Geoff.
Title: Re: The Chaos of Mokii
Post by: geoffnelder on November 27, 2016, 01:24:07 PM
Thanks, AQ, your persistence does you proud.

I hope other My Writers Circle folk like the story too and at least will click on the Helpful button in the Amazon review.

Title: Re: The Chaos of Mokii
Post by: geoffnelder on December 21, 2016, 04:33:58 AM
Our local trade magazine, Overleigh Roundabout features my latest publication, The Chaos of Mokii, inside. Thanks! The kindle link to Chaos, which is really a short story is http://mybook.to/ChaosOM
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