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Sunday, 8 March 2015

Two Books That I WILL Definitely Lose Money On If They Sell!

I keep getting this feeling that people think I must be raking in money. Let's not go into why as I am trying to be mellow.

Let me explain how this all works.

Since 2009 I have had an online store crammed with lots of great books covering all genres.  "You have GOT to get an online store -it's the future!" people kept saying.  I've had more headaches since setting one up than I ever had the previous couple decades.

But, take Return Of The Gods: Twilight Of The Super Heroes. Big book. £20.00.  My cut from a sale? £9.00 -now if it was selling well I'd be happy (and not having a can of soup for tea!).

No sales -even though it got rave reviews.  So, I made a revision of five books so that they get distribution through Barnes & Noble, Amazon, etc..  My cut from a sale? £1.82 which means that for all the work and effort I am going to be giving the book away while big companies make a huge profit.

Why?  Because I need to explore any and every market because, here I go, there is absolutely no support from events or the 'comics community' in the UK.  I need to eat like everyone else.  You know what?  Unless thousands start buying from Amazon I hope none sell because I'll see those companies make the money I should be getting for doing nothing!

Return was hailed by one person as "The greatest British super hero graphic novel ever!"  So it goes to show how much attention blog viewers pay!

Return Of The Gods & The Cross-Earths Caper -Parts 1 & 2 Of The "Invasion Earth" Trilogy 



The Return Of The Gods:Twilight of the Super Heroes

Terry Hooper-Scharf
A4
Paperback, 
Black & White
331 Pages
Price: £20.00
It begins slowly with Earth’s heroes going about their daily tasks –fighting a giant robot controlled by a mad scientist’s brain , attackers both human and mystical -even alien high priests of some mysterious cult and their zombie followers and, of course, a ghost and a young genius lost in time. 
 
 
Pretty mundane. But there is a huge alien Mother-ship near the Moon and strange orange spheres chase some of Earth’s heroes who vanish into thin air –are they dead?
 
 Then black, impenetrable domes cover cities world-wide. 
 
Alien invasion of Earth! 
 
A war between the Dark Old Gods and the pantheons that followed! 
 
Warriors from Earth’s past having to battle each day and whether they die or not they are back the next day!
 
 And no one suspects the driving force behind the events that could cause destruction and chaos throughout the multiverse —assaulted on all fronts can Earth’s defenders succeed or will they fail...is this truly the end?

THE CROSS EARTHS CAPER

 Terry Hooper-Scharf
Paperback, 
Black & White
107 Pages 
A4 
Price: £12.00
Following the events on Neo Olympus and the Boarman invasion of Earth, many heroes and crime-fighters have withdrawn from activity. 
 
Some are trying to recover from injuries while others are fighting the mental scars left by the events. 
As heroes from other parallels who helped during the events return home, members of the Special Globe Guard are shocked at the sudden appearance of Zom of the Zodiac. 
 
Very soon, a group of heroes find a quick rescue mission turn sour as they become lost between parallel Earths and threats. Sometimes one Earth just is not enough. 
 
The complete story published in issues 7-10 of Black Tower Adventure now in...one handy dandy book!

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