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drjanik

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Hey, Octavian, who's tablet listens to them these days?
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David - tell us what you're looking for in terms of manuscripts for Savant and Aignos. 



Dan,

At Savant what we are looking for can be found on the "Submissions" page on our website:

Savant Books and Publications (SBAP) is always seeking the best in enduring literary (book/eBook), audio (CD) and audio-video (DVD) works "with a twist" that expand readers/listeners/viewers' points-of-view and world outlook. 

SBAP only accepts never-before-published, solicited and non-solicited manuscripts (for books), audio works (for CDs) and audio-video works (for DVDs) from both established and previously unpublished authors, recording artists or audio-video development and production groups. 

More details can be read here: 

http://www.savantbooksandpublications.com/contact.php

We'd love to have any aspiring or already well-known author to submit their manuscripts!



For Aignos, we are looking for submissions that are what we'd call "avant garde." Books that push the limits and are looking to take the publishing world to new heights! 
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Coming in on a boogy board cresting a big wave, fresh from the musical Let it be Christmas

Playwright and Savant author scott mastro aka tenderbastard

Synopsis - Danny Kringle is arrested and tried for trying to get everybody to..."let it be Christmas all the time," and achieves his goal, on Christmas day, and only for that day."


https://www.amazon.com/Blood-Money-Tales-Two-Continents/dp/0982998759/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1330973900&sr=1-1
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Well, Octavian, just to make your time in Hades a little less pleasant, here is a teaser for my book.

Cleopatra VII has come down to us as the final queen of Egypt, famous for her love affairs with Julius Caesar and Marc Antony, and tragic death by suicide  via snakebite after she lost her last battle and beloved nation to the future Augustus Caesar.  But did it have to be this way?

 

Alternate history is a genre that often combines historical research and sometimes, elements of science fiction and fantasy to imagine a 'what-if' scenario.  This novel on Cleopatra VII, final queen of Egypt, imagines what would have happened in the life of the famous queen  had things gone differently, with, of course, a bit of help from the goddesses of Egypt, Greece, and Rome. What if she and Marc Antony had  triumphed at their dreams of a joint empire? What if Cleopatra had been more knowledgeable about Roman politics and culture? Was Cleopatra's decline inevitable—or just the result of a lack of knowledge?

 

In this, the first novel in the series, Cleopatra comes to life, first as a young girl missing her beloved mother, who dies when the princess is quite young. Cleopatra is then tested as her father, Auletes, pharaoh of Egypt, takes on a second wife in hopes of having a son. This stepmother is especially cruel and unkind, taking out her anger out especially at Cleopatra, her father's favorite child, and the child of her deceased rival. Taking refuge in Isis, the mother goddess of Egypt, Cleopatra then is watched by Isis, Athena, and Venus as Isis tests Cleopatra and shapes her into the woman destined not to lose Egypt, but to save it, in this timeline.  We watch Cleopatra as a young queen, and the events that cause her to fall in love with Julius Caesar. We then root for her as she and Caesar begin a romance together, with Cleopatra as the mother of Caesar's only son, and watch as events unfold that propel Cleopatra to greatness.

 

CLEOPATRA UNCONQUERED is available from http://www.savantbooksandpublications.com as a softcover novel. It has also recently been released as an e-book and is available for Amazon Kindle at the following location https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N6E2BK7. It is also available at Amazon.com

 

Helen R. Davis

Author of the novel CLEOPATRA UNCONQUERED, based on the award winning-manuscript of the same name.  Review at http://teaattrianon.blogspot.com/2016/12/cleopatra-unconquered.html

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Helen,

0 isn't as bad as I thought it would be, but it's certainly not "pleasant," and neither is driving in the snow haha.

Nick,

I'm very much looking forward to receiving your edits on Storyteller, it's shaping up to be a fine work!

In addition, I also serve as Setsuko Tsuchiya's editor in her up-and-coming work In Search of Somatic Therapy

Here's a teaser:

What is somatic therapy? Is it about somatic therapy(psychological "talk therapy" that surrounds somatic stimulation) or somatic therapy (the somatic stimulation itself)? Do the different forms of somatic experience, e.g. massage, dance, singing, accupuncture, accupressure and biofeedback have anything in common other than talking about the experience? The author, a registered Hawaii massage therapist who comes from Japan, documents her journey in search of somatic therapy and reports the surprising answers that reveal themselves along the way.

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Welcome Nicolas -- Uncouth savages are always welcome, just so they follow the chat rules including:

"4. All POSTS MUST BE IN ENGLISH.

5. Always EXERCISE COURTESY AND POLITENESS (impoliteness will get you banned);

6. HAVE FUN chatting with the newest and best Savant authors, poets, musicians, video producers, editors, staff, their guests, and the interested public!"

7. Refresh your browser regularly so you can see new postings!" (I added that last one here to reinforce its importance). 

No surprise but FYI:  Assuming it's selling well, one year after release of the softcover edition of a Savant or Aignos work we republish it as an Amazon Kindle eBook. 

Surprise: All our Amazon Kindle eBooks include "whispernet," Amazon's way of creating both an eBook and audiobook. It's a "NaturalVoice" adaptation that reads the work to the reader/listener on command. Nice, yes?

Another possible surprise: I say possible, because while we work closely with Amazon Audible and can create audiobooks in the broader sense [see Audible Audiobook versions of Daniel S. Janik's A WHALE'S TALE (Savant 2009) and THE TURTLE DANCES (Savant 2013)]. Note that whenever we produce an Audible Audiobook, we also produce a CD we can sell in the bookstore alongside the printed softcover edition. For more info on Audible Audiobooks, please contact me after this chat is over. Further note that we contract our authors for exclusive publication of printed, digital and audio formats of the work. 




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Unregistered, may I ask who you are?
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Welcome Mr. Mastro!
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Unregistered was me, David. 

I apologize for that. I forgot to re-log in when I switched from my phone to computer.
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[12515785-helen-davis-cleopatra-unconquered-savant-2015] 

CLEOPATRA UNCONQUERED by Helen R. Davis - Excerpt #1 (This Excerpt is Family Rated)

 

The first book of three in a richly imagined ancient world where the course of history is altered by one battle. In this world, Antony and Cleopatra triumph at the Battle of Actium, and Cleopatra emerges as a queen, stateswoman, and politician. Those around her come to life as the reader returns to those days to live them with her.

 

CLEOPATRA UNCONQUERED (2015)

by Helen R. Davis

330 pp - 6" x 9" Softcover Trade Book

ISBN 978-0-9963255-2-3

 

Available directly from the publisher/printer with FREE SHIPPING ANYWHERE WITHIN THE USA INCLUDING ALASKA AND HAWAII at

http://www.savantbooksandpublications.com

 

Also available from Amazon.com, Savant Bookstore Honolulu, as well as fine online and "brick and mortar" bookstores everywhere.

 

Helen R. Davis

Award-winning Author of CLEOPATRA UNCONQUERED (Savant 2015)

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Dan, may I ask what your hopes are for CLEOPATRA UNCONQUERED as an e-book? Also, how should i adjust my exceprts to include e-book information?
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Welcome Savant author Scott Mastro! WE'VE GOT A PLAYWRIGHT AMONG US (in fact, we've several, including A. G. Hayes and Richard Rose to name a few others). Hey, what happened with your play, "Moon over the Mangroves?" Will it ever come to Hawaii? And what's this about "Let It Be Christmas?" A new play in little more than a couple months? Where are you staging these? 
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Is anyone listening to Fiddle and I?
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Scott, interesting you are doing plays as I have made my own foray into theatre working on a local production of THE BEST CHRISTMAS PAGAENT EVER. I am doing sound and light backstage, and have found it to be very enjoyable.

Tell us about your plays, Scott.
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Is anyone listening to Fiddle and I?


What is that, Dr Mike? And where did Octavian go?
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