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I’m very pleased to announce my first collaborative writing project, Human Empire, the fourth in the six-book Human Legion series, is now available to buy from the Amazon Kindle Store here. It’s got space battles, aliens, treachery… all the usual good stuff. We’re moving up in scale too. Ian and I wrote scenes with dozens of ships and tens of thousands of people. Admittedly, we didn’t exactly describe each person’s experience in detail, but we think there’s a greater feeling of scale in this book, something that’s going to get even bigger with the next one.

As normal, the book will initially be on sale for a bargain launch price of 99c/99p or local equivalent for at least a few days. I’ve been told off by fans for making my books too cheap. We’re doing the launch price discount partially to reward readers of humanlegion.com, but also because it’s vital to get the book into the charts so people see it and then impulse buy it. A cheap price can help.  If you are in the excellent Kindle Unlimited program (which I know isn’t available in very region) then you could always borrow the book rather than buy it at the launch price. It’s free for you and, strangely, Amazon pays us more money than if you buy the book. Welcome to the modern world of digital publishing!

I hope to have the paperback available by the end of the weekend.

Thanks for all your support:  Tim & Ian

24 Comments

  1. Tim says:

    Congrats on another release … just picked it up via Kindle Unlimited ..

    Look forward to the read and will post a review when done.

    Tim
    Battle Ground, WA

  2. SGT MIKE says:

    Just bought it! Can’t to read it again and again!!!

  3. Tim says:

    Wow .. just checked .. you made it to top 100 in new releases ..

    100.
    Human Empire (The Human Legion Book 4)
    by Tim C. Taylor
    Release Date: October 8, 2015
    Kindle Edition

  4. Tim says:

    Ok .. lol .. posting updates … big jump under Space Opera

    23.
    Human Empire (The Human Legion Book 4)
    by Tim C. Taylor
    Release Date: October 8, 2015
    Kindle Edition

  5. SGT MIKE says:

    Posted a review, it went live today!! 🙂

    • Many thanks, Sgt Mike. Reviews help sell books, especially good reviews 🙂 Even with the not-so-good reviews, I’m always honored that someone has taken the time to read and comment on my work, and the feedback can help make the next book better, so keep ’em coming please!

      • SGT MIKE says:

        Yeah, though sometimes the reviewers clearly haven’t read the books they are trashing which is irritating. Anyway, was happy to help! 🙂

  6. Tim says:

    Tim …

    Well into your book .. but have some interesting feedback for you on editing … where the written word in the 4th book looks excellent .. ran into this …

    I switch back and forth between Kindle on my phone and Kindle Fire … so at times I will use speech .. and let the Lady Drone voice work it’s way through your text in the book ..

    What I have noticed is this .. The “” signs used in the Hummer conversation .. the drone voice in Kindle Fire translates the signs into words .. “Less Than Blah Blah”, “Greater than” to end the sentence. So your intent of the sentence is lost because of the translation of the “”.

    Is there another character that can be used in the future where this translation error will not occur? Use ” quotes instead perhaps. Not sure what the solution should be. I understand you use the signs to specify telepathy in communication but I was thinking of people who do not have eye-sight .. that may use this means of reading your books.

    Hope the feedback is useful.

    Tim
    Battle Ground, WA

    • Good point. I didn’t think that through. I think I’ve gotten a handle on digital but I’m still stuck in 19th century thinking. I know some people like to get their books to read to them while their driving too. I’ll try out some alternates and get my kindle to talk to me. I’m sure there’s something I can do that gets the idea across without ripping the listener out of the narrative. Glad to hear the words are working for you, even if the punctuation’s hinky :-). Thanks, Tim.

      • Tim says:

        Yeah .. your right .. drivers to .. long trips .. short trips .. blue tooth to car speakers and off they go .. listening while they drive .. all devices can connect that way. That is a good point to.

        Tim

  7. Tim says:

    Clarification .. use of the Less Than Sign and Greater than sign.

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