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A Satellite View
« on: October 25, 2011, 22:23:04 PM »
A Satellite View is the title of my first ebook, actually a collection of writings from 2004-2011, now available on Amazon.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/A-Satellite-View-ebook/dp/B005XCKLG8/

I hope that these pieces will capture the sense of what it means to live in the middle of post-millennial England, and that they capture a raw, unfiltered perspective to zone in on that noughties Zeitgeist in a way that the viewpoint of a columnist or established writer perhaps wouldn't.



Probably the perfect Christmas present for the thinking and unthinking reader alike.
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Re: A Satellite View
« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2011, 23:00:22 PM »
This unthinking reader will be giving it a miss.

However, if it were a book of Satellite views of Britain taken by an orbiting Gibbon then I'd be right in there :)
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Re: A Satellite View
« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2011, 08:07:06 AM »
I'll download it to the wife's Kindle.
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Re: A Satellite View
« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2011, 18:15:36 PM »
A Satellite View is the title of my first ebook,
Stopped reading.
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Re: A Satellite View
« Reply #4 on: October 26, 2011, 22:48:30 PM »
A Satellite View is the title of my first ebook,

Stopped reading.

Because you don't have a Kindle?  ;)
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Re: A Satellite View
« Reply #5 on: October 27, 2011, 15:50:16 PM »
I bought this yesterday, I'll hopefully get around to reading it shortly.
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Re: A Satellite View
« Reply #6 on: October 27, 2011, 17:23:03 PM »
In all seriousness good on you for writing a book James :)

You put this together for yourself on the Amazon page?
"Sometimes provocative, often insightful and occasionally surprisingly personal, it's a witty, beautifully written and unusually candid work reflecting a particular perspective from the middle of England in the early 21st century.
A priceless opportunity to gain an unfiltered insight into what it means to be British in post-millennial Britain."
"Unfiltered"  ::)  Err - no such thing. We are all 'filtered'. In my opinion!  ;)
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Re: A Satellite View
« Reply #7 on: October 27, 2011, 17:23:34 PM »
Because you don't have a Kindle?  ;)
That'll be it, yes.  :)
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Re: A Satellite View
« Reply #8 on: October 27, 2011, 17:49:45 PM »
In all seriousness good on you for writing a book James :)

You put this together for yourself on the Amazon page?
"Sometimes provocative, often insightful and occasionally surprisingly personal, it's a witty, beautifully written and unusually candid work reflecting a particular perspective from the middle of England in the early 21st century.
A priceless opportunity to gain an unfiltered insight into what it means to be British in post-millennial Britain."
"Unfiltered"  ::)  Err - no such thing. We are all 'filtered'. In my opinion!  ;)

Check your calender Slim its October not April
"unusually candid".....by whose standards?
"priceless opportunity"....Oh so its free...still dont want one thanks!
.."unfiltered insight"....... equals unhindered by any sense of balance or other perspective
"surprisingly personal".......assumes the readership knows who the author is thats very presumptuous for a first ebook wouldn't you say?

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Re: A Satellite View
« Reply #9 on: October 27, 2011, 23:08:08 PM »
Check your calender Slim its October not April
"unusually candid".....by whose standards?

By general standards

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"priceless opportunity"....Oh so its free...still dont want one thanks!

A joke I suppose.

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.."unfiltered insight"....... equals unhindered by any sense of balance or other perspective

You know better than that. Andy was right, though.

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"surprisingly personal".......assumes the readership knows who the author is thats very presumptuous for a first ebook wouldn't you say?

I don't really understand what you're saying there. It doesn't make that assumption.



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Re: A Satellite View
« Reply #10 on: October 27, 2011, 23:23:03 PM »
Congrats on your first book.
I assume this one is not yours?
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Re: A Satellite View
« Reply #11 on: October 27, 2011, 23:31:41 PM »
Congrats on your first book.
I assume this one is not yours?

That one appears to be by the Slim collective ;)
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Re: A Satellite View
« Reply #12 on: October 27, 2011, 23:36:47 PM »
By general standards

A joke I suppose.

You know better than that. Andy was right, though.

I don't really understand what you're saying there. It doesn't make that assumption.

so generally people who write from their own perspectives aren't? Really? Whats the point in doing so if you're not?

Really, a joke? Who is your target audience would they get the joke?

No youve been incredibly consistant in that regard on tnms

Depends who your target audience is As you are advertising it here you must have some hope that tnms members would be a potential market. There doesnt seem to be much interest in your blogs on James Gibbon . com Do you have a lot of followers on Twitter or something?




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Re: A Satellite View
« Reply #13 on: October 28, 2011, 11:31:18 AM »
so generally people who write from their own perspectives aren't? Really? Whats the point in doing so if you're not?

Aren't what, Andrew? Personal? Come, you must surely understand the meaning of the word "personal". You must see that some writing is more or less personal than others.

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Really, a joke? Who is your target audience would they get the joke?

What I mean is - I assume you are joking.

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Depends who your target audience is As you are advertising it here you must have some hope that tnms members would be a potential market. There doesnt seem to be much interest in your blogs on James Gibbon.com Do you have a lot of followers on Twitter or something?

Why do you say that? I very rarely mention my blog here, other than a link in my sig. I wouldn't imagine that more than two or three people here would want a copy. That's fine, I still think it worth a thread. It's a discussion forum, not an advertising forum, and that's the spirit in which I opened this thread - and indeed, in which you seem to have participated, albeit you seem to be making some odd remarks.

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Re: A Satellite View
« Reply #14 on: October 28, 2011, 12:13:03 PM »
I'm going to have to buy this book, dammit.  :)
Sure, Slim's an annoying, over opinionated egotist most of the time on here, but it will be interesting to read about the world from the POV of the only Tory boy in Hartlepool. And then we can discuss it properly. Without prejudice.  :D
If one hasn't got a kindle can one still read this kind of thing - is it a pdf file or some Kindle specific format?
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