Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Big Print Update

A few weeks ago I announced that I was changing the print-on-demand files of my book Roswell Rising- a Novel of Disclosure, to bigger font, see: http://hpanwo-bb.blogspot.co.uk/2016/10/big-print.html. This has proved to be a far more difficult task then I thought. Even correcting the typoes will involve a long careful process. Therefore it will be a somewhat longer time before the more expensive big print version of the book that I promised will be available. Apologies for that. In the meantime the original £9 small print version of the book will remain on sale to order. What's more I have changed the cover slightly to remove an embarrassing spelling mistake; "artifact" should be "artefact"; there's no excuse for it! I have also started work on the sequel to Roswell Rising. As with the first book, I shall post a sample chapter on Ben's Bookcase before writing the whole book.

Sunday, 6 November 2016

Ben Emlyn-Jones on Bases Talks

I have been interviewed for the Bases Project in the first of a new series of programmes called "Bases Talks". The interviewer is my good friend and exopolitical comrade Colin Woolford, as is the producer of the show, Miles Johnston. In this interview Colin and I discuss my new book Roswell Rising- a Novel of Disclosure, and the real world implications of the story's scenario, that of UFO Disclosure; see: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b5ZktTs1WE0.
The book is available at all good bookshops now, see: http://hpanwo-tv.blogspot.co.uk/2016/08/roswell-rising-is-here.html.

Monday, 10 October 2016

Roswell Rising review in Phenomena

Phenomena magazine has reviewed my new book Roswell Rising- a Novel of Disclosure. They gave it five stars, their top rating, and put it on its own page under the heading "this month's incredible book!" The review can be found on page 52 of the current issue, 89. It is free to download from this page: http://www.phenomenamagazine.co.uk/. The critic says: "At first glance, I thought this book was going to be a bit of a slog, however, that was not the case. I quickly became fascinated, wanting to know the very next outcome. This book is certainly different that what you may normally read, merging possible facts with a non-factual story line that grabs your attention immediately. Explore the Roswell Incident from an alternative angle. What if this was the start of world Disclosure, what would be the implications and how would humanity deal with it? This book would make an excellent movie and is most certainly a must read for any UFO enthusiast! This book is packed to the rim due to small print that keeps the price lower than other books of similar size." I'm glad they think Roswell Rising would make an excellent movie. If there are any film producers out there, I am willing to negotiate rights. Thank you very much Phenomena magazine!

Wednesday, 5 October 2016

Big Print

Following feedback from my first wave of readers, I’ve decided to change the settings of my book Roswell Rising- a Novel of Disclosure. I’m going to increase the font size from 9.5 to about 11 to 11.5. I might add a point or two to the bed as well. This is because of numerus complaints that the print is too small to read comfortably, see: http://hpanwo-bb.blogspot.co.uk/2016/09/small-print.html. Another problem is the bane of small publishers who cannot afford the fees charged by professional proof-readers; typoes. Before uploading it, I went through the copy several times to try and iron them out, but it’s impossible to eliminate them all. They still keep popping up at me again and again like a literary game of Whack-a-Mole. Spelling mistakes, bad punctuation, skipped paragraph indents etc. Therefore I’m going to try again to filter as many out as I can before changing the upload. Several people have asked me if I plan to release the novel as an e-book. The answer is yes. However this will take extra work. What’s more I’m concerned that any publication in e-book format will be jailbroken and the novel PDF’ed. I know in the modern world this is an inevitable outcome, but I don’t want it to happen too soon. I hope the new upload can be done without making it the formality of a new edition, with a different ISBN and all that red tape; it probably can. The editing and design will take me several weeks. In the meantime the existing book will remain available. The big difference this change will bring will be the book itself. Bigger print means a bigger book. I intend to keep it at the same trim size, therefore the new format book will simply be thicker. This means I will unfortunately have to increase the cover price, probably up to £10 or slightly more. So if you want to purchase Roswell Rising at its existing price of £9, you have a limited time left to do it.

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.