William P Thomson

One Who Would a Writer Be.

Archive for the month “August, 2014”

Published – on a ‘toilet roll’!

Hello Good People

This morning I read once more the extract from ‘PROMETHEUS ASCENDING’ that Smiley got on Amazon. I read slowly, scrolling the pages up and through. In so doing, came to understand the mechanics of putting a conventional hard-back book on to a Kindle pad. It’s not unlike transferring the text from a page to a toilet roll; the ‘page’ is smaller, more narrow, and all are joined as a roll, one page under another, under another and so on. I think that’s how Smiley has got the total number of pages (on Kindle) down to just over 200. She’s done a great job with the “taster”. She goes from the cover to the point when I’m about to introduce the last major character – Alvin Gavaert – the American freelance investigative journalist – who records the events. Way to go!

PT

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Someone beat me to it

Hello Good People

Well, my efforts failed, but someone beat me to it. Probably Smiley. You’ll see there are two No. 29 postings. Hey-ho. Here’s to Sunday.

PT

PROMETHEUS ASCENDING: An eye-witness account of the Carvel ‘Experiment’ eBook: Wiiliam P Thomson: Amazon.co.uk: Kindle Store

Hello Good People. Just follow the instruction and ‘Click on the link below’. Boy, I hope this works. PT

GONE AND ON!

Hello Good People

Well, Summer’s gone and ‘PROMETHEUS ASCENDING’ is now on Kindle. It will cost you just over a fiver to ‘buy’ (download) it. Forty-two years of effort concluded, closure complete. Weird. God bless Smiley.

When I’ve completed this posting, I’ll try doing another, transferring the attachment Smiley gave me to go with her email. It tells you what ‘address’ to type in to get what appears to be an Amazon-Google ad for ‘PROM’, which includes an extract from the book …. the beginning, in fact. If I screw up, all you’ll read is a lot of gobbledegook, for which I apologise in advance.

That’s it for now. I’m sure I’ll have more to post after my ‘phone conversation with Smiley this Sunday evening (31 Aug.).

PT

Hello Good People

Don’t get excited, this is just a brief interim posting to let you know I’m still alive.

We’ve had rain, it’s getting colder and the footie season is upon us once more, so Summer’s on its way out! Also, Smiley’s back from her holiday abroad, but is still on holiday in reality. She’s off to the Notting Hill Carnival this weekend. Portobello Road will be packed. I mention this simply because I lived close to that location when I was a kid. Fact is, the stallholders used to call me ‘Portobello Pete’. No derogatory comments, please!

As to my writings, I’ll be linking up with Smiley next Sunday, having a catch-up call over the ‘phone. We’re close to getting ‘PROM’ and ‘GEORGE’ 2 on Kindle. Watch this space.

PT

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