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By now, thanks to the help of my Dragon Army, a lot of people are having the chance to read DRAWING OUT THE DRAGONS, and those people, new readers, new friends, new members of my family, are sending kind letters of comment, and posting even kinder reviews, for which I am very, very grateful. Some of you have asked what you can do to help, and this post is my response.

Everything I really needed to say about DRAWING OUT THE DRAGONS was said with the subtitle: A Meditation on Art, Destiny, and the Power Of Choice. I expanded on this a bit more with the book description posted at the various bookseller's sites - but the real substance is in the comments from readers who were touched by this book. That's one of the reasons I did what I did yesterday in giving away more than 200 copies of the pdf version - I wanted as many people as possible to experience what these early readers had.

If you truly like the book, post reviews, and link to them. Use your favorite quotations in postings on facebook and on your blogs. And please share these links to purchase copies of the book with everyone you know whom you believe will find something of value in its pages.

The pdf version, which is the Author's Preferred Edition (due to the painstaking design work), can be purchased directly from Coppervale Press.

The epub version which is ideally suited for reading on the Nook can be purchased directly from Barnes & Noble online.

And the mobi edition, which is formatted for the Kindle, can be purchased at Amazon.com.

Additionally, I've made a pledge to the charity Kids Need To Read that is tied to the sales rankings of the Kindle edition: when DRAWING OUT THE DRAGONS reaches the top 1000 books list, I'll donate $1000 to KNTR; and I'll continue to do so for every month that DotD is in the top 1000 books. More details about the pledge (and the wonderful charity) can be found here.

That's about it, except to say thank you for choosing to help me boost the signal, and put this book in the hands of readers who need it.


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May. 12th, 2011 02:21 pm (UTC)
You can't stop the signal!! (Especially when it's such a wonderful signal as this!)
May. 19th, 2011 06:18 pm (UTC)
Not only Dragons have wings
I walked into one of the early phoenix conventions featuring Dave Sim, and a host of new artists. James Owens was among them. I picked up Sims Cerebus card game, a copy of Vigil (who's creators were also in attendance), and another new book called Starchild. I've purchased many early artist works to support the craft but only my discovery of James work or maybe I should say the great work that found the world through James, has paid dividends over the years. All the way to inspiring the imaginations of my children so many years later in his novels. I'm inspired by his perseverance, vision, and all he's overcome. Ive watched him refine his illustration into something engaging and stunning. I remember at that convention James saying he wanted tell a story worth telling. Well James you've done that and much more. Our world needs hero's and someone to bring that childhood magic back. I know James Owens will not disappoint us.
*Kelly Waasdorp*
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