Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Roswell Rising- First Reviews

I've had some reviews on Amazon for Roswell Rising, three of them. The book has had two five-star ratings and one one-star rating. I think I know who posted the one-star rating. He has not read the book and has no intention of doing so; he is just somebody I used to know on the HPANWO Forum who took a dislike to me and so now follows everything I do posting as much negative commentary about me as he can. For instance, he thumbs down every YouTube video I upload as soon as it's processed. Here is the text of the three reviews:

I thought this would be an interesting tome as I have seen many UFOs where I live, Hayes in west London. They continuously swoop down like birds every 30 seconds. Scary stuff but where is the government putting them all as I don't think we have an Area 51. Very disappointed to see this wasn't covered in this book. - Jack Moore

Amazing read and very interesting concept set around the Roswell crash , well done Ben , looking forward to your next one. - Miss Annette le-Mer

Great book by Ben, I really enjoyed it. - Sarah

Thanks very much for taking the time to write those reviews. The book will soon be reviewed in UFO Truth Magazine and I've sent review copies to several other journals in the UFO field. For anybody else who has not read the book yet, I hope this will encourage you to purchase a copy. It can be order from all good bookshops and also online. See here for details: http://hpanwo-bb.blogspot.co.uk/2016/08/roswell-rising-is-here.html.

Friday, 16 September 2016

Small Print

Thanks to everybody who has purchased a copy of my new book Roswell Rising- a Novel of Disclosure. See here for background: http://hpanwo-bb.blogspot.co.uk/2016/08/roswell-rising-is-here.html. I sold every copy on my stall at the UFO Truth Magazine conference. I hope those of you who have not done so yet will order a copy soon; you will not regret it. As you can see from the Amazon page, it's had two ratings; one five-star and the other one-star. I think I know who posted the one-star rating. He has not read the book and has no intention of doing so; he is just somebody I used to know on the HPANWO Forum who took a dislike to me and so now follows everything I do posting as much negative commentary about me as he can. For instance, he thumbs down every YouTube video I upload as soon as it's processed! Roswell Rising has only been on sale a month so probably nobody reading it will have finished it yet. I have had some feedback about the book's design though. When I was selecting the design parameters at the originators, they gave me text size options. I chose a ten point font size on an eleven point bed. The "bed" is the space between the lines. This was on a trim size of 7.48 x 4.72 inches with forty-six lines per page. So the print is the minimum size available. Anything less and it would be illegible. Several people have complained to me about the small size of the text. The reason I have done this is to keep the cover price as low as possible. It's going for nine pounds (I'm not doing the £8.99 thing any more. It's dishonest and manipulative I think). If I make the print bigger I'll have to make the book bigger and this will mean it will be a pound or two more expensive. I might do that if a lot of readers have trouble with the small print. Because it's a print-on-demand book I can alter the content at any time. However, if the majority of my readers are happy with the book the way it is I'll keep the print the same size; and therefore Roswell Rising will remain a nice cheap read. For those of you having trouble, you could simply use a magnifying glass. You can pick up small plastic ones at stationary shops for only a couple of pounds.

Sunday, 14 August 2016

Roswell Rising is here!

My new novel Roswell Rising- a Novel of Disclosure is now available on at least one retail platform, see: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Roswell-Rising-Disclosure-Ben-Emlyn-Jones/dp/0954222946/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1471207814&sr=1-1. As it appears on others I shall post links here on Ben's Bookcase. The page above says "out of stock", but this is simply because it's a newly published print-on-demand book. Order it and it will be dispatched to you very soon. The blank cover image will also soon be visible. The novel is currently issued only as a paperback book. Some customers have asked me whether it will also be issued as an electronic copy. I am working on that and hope to have it available in that medium as soon as possible. I will be carrying out an official launch of the novel very shortly. Sincere thanks to everybody who has inspired and supported me in this enterprise.
See here for background. You can also read the first three chapters of the novel on this page as a free sample: http://hpanwo-bb.blogspot.co.uk/2015/07/aurora-novel-of-disclosure-sample-first.html.

Tuesday, 9 August 2016

Almost there!

The publication process of my new novel Roswell Rising- a Novel of Disclosure is almost complete. It may take two more weeks, but is likely to be done within a few days. As soon as it is available on retail platforms I will announce it on Ben's Bookcase.

Monday, 25 July 2016

Roswell Rising Cover Design

Here is the first completed model for the cover of my new novel Roswell Rising- a Novel of Disclosure. See here for background: http://hpanwo-bb.blogspot.co.uk/2016/07/the-book-is-finished-really-finished.html.

Wednesday, 20 July 2016

The Book is Finished!... REALLY Finished!

My new novel, Roswell Rising, a novel of Disclosure has reached the point where it can be published. Since St Theo's Day, June the 1st, I have been revising the draft. The problem with writing a novel is that if you are too much of a perfectionist the revision process can basically go on forever. You have to stop at some point and say: "OK, it'll never be absolutely flawless, but it's as good as it needs to be!" I have reached that point. So now I'm going to work on publication. This is a procedure that has changed beyond all recognition since I brought out Rockall in 2004. Today it is infinitely easier so I hope this won't take too long. As soon as this job is complete I will put the book on sale. I will arrange a formal launch for the novel in the coming weeks, but I won't wait for that to make Roswell Rising available to readers. The launch will consist probably of special HPANWO TV and Radio shows. I'll post all developments here on Ben's Bookcase as soon as I have finalized them. In the meantime, I've included Annette Lemaire's artwork again that will be incorporated into the book's cover design.

Monday, 20 June 2016

Cover Illustration

Annette Lemaire is an artist who is designing the cover of Roswell Rising. Below is her latest draft which I really like.