A Satellite View

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Slim

October 25, 2011, 23:23:04 pm Last Edit: October 25, 2011, 23:24:52 pm by Slim
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.

Nïckslïkk2112

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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Neph

I'll download it to the wife's Kindle.
#herewego10inarow

Andy42g

Quote from: Slim on October 25, 2011, 23:23:04 pm
A Satellite View is the title of my first ebook,

Stopped reading.
Why isn't there a sarcasm font?

Matt2112

Quote from: Slim on October 25, 2011, 23:23:04 pm
A Satellite View is the title of my first ebook,


Quote from: Andy42g on October 26, 2011, 19:15:36 pm
Stopped reading.


Because you don't have a Kindle?  ;)
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Neph

I bought this yesterday, I'll hopefully get around to reading it shortly.
#herewego10inarow

Andy42g

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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Andy42g

Why isn't there a sarcasm font?

Andrew_Haldane

Quote from: Andy42g on October 27, 2011, 18:23:03 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!  ;)


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?

Slim

Quote from: Bisto on October 27, 2011, 18:49:45 pm
Check your calender Slim its October not April
"unusually candid".....by whose standards?


By general standards

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


A joke I suppose.

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


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

Quote"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.



pdw1

Congrats on your first book.
I assume this one is not yours?
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Nïckslïkk2112

Quote from: pdw1 on October 28, 2011, 00:23:03 am
Congrats on your first book.
I assume this one is not yours?


That one appears to be by the Slim collective ;)
Legend in my own Mind


Andrew_Haldane

Quote from: Slim on October 28, 2011, 00:08:08 am
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?




Slim

Quote from: Bisto on October 28, 2011, 00:36:47 amso 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.

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


What I mean is - I assume you are joking.

QuoteDepends 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.

Andy42g

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?
Why isn't there a sarcasm font?