Bedazzling Bounty of Book Beauty

Alliteration, that trusty ol’ friend for obnoxious headlines, strikes again! It didn’t occur to me until now that I haven’t shown pictures of the final print version of the book, so here’s a pile of them. Click them for glorious four dimensional viewing, IN SPACE.

Hmm, this picture is missing something.

Hmm, this picture is missing something.

Ah, yes, cats are excellent props.

Ah, yes, cats are excellent props.

Case in point

Case in point

It's such an enticing snippet, you must open up the book and read more!

It’s such an enticing snippet, you must open up the book and read more!

Scene breaks in style.

Scene breaks in style.

Alexandra's ring sure is pretty.

Alexandra’s ring sure is pretty.

Let me tell ya, getting the art to display decently in the electronic versions was a royal pain in my anus. I seriously felt like Queen Elizabeth with a bad case of hemorrhoids, I kid you not. If you like the book and have the funds, though, I’d wholeheartedly recommend getting the print version, and I don’t say it because of profits, because the print version gives me the least profits–I’d just rather you you experienced Eternal the best way possible. HOORAY.

Coasting down a perilous highway,

– Israel

 

 

10 thoughts on “Bedazzling Bounty of Book Beauty

  1. Meow

    I recently (as in 10 minutes ago) got a copy of your book and I’m so excited to read it! I read a bit from the sample (literally just scrolled down to the last few chapters and read that) and so far, it seems REALLY freaking amazing. Once I finish it I’m probably going to bother everyone with it and tell them to read it, too.
    Okay, I’m going to go away to read your book now, bye!

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  2. Mimico

    All right. You said to make questions in the blog, I am making. It isn’t worth trying to buy a physical copy for me. I’d end up paying the double of the real cost of the book. I didn’t check all of the options, but I don’t have a good experience in trying to buy a copy of electronic books. Why? Because I don’t have a international credit card. And I don’t plan to have one any soon. But, I do have a paypal account, that’s what I can use. So here’s your question: Where can I buy your book using paypal in a way that won’t bother me to check if I really have a valid international credit card in it? Becase I know I can buy a Nook with paypal but it demands a card check first.

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    1. Israel Post author

      You raise an important issue that I wasn’t aware of, so thanks a lot about that. I’ll get on it right away. I don’t yet know exactly what I’ll do about it in an “official” capacity, but as thank you for making me aware, how about I email you a zip with every version of the book there is?

      Just send an email to eipbarbuzano {at} gmail {dot} com and I’ll reply to it with the file. (I have no access to commenters’ email addresses, you see, just like it should be.)

      Sorry for the inconvenience!

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  3. Samwise

    I read your sample yesterderday, saw the nook book was $5, said “what the hell” and then devoured it (figuratively. Devouring it literally would have been relatively difficult, rather expensive, and a little bit silly.) And so other than informing you that your novel can be read in its entirety in about six hours, I’d like to say, “Good job!”
    I didn’t know about the until it happened, and I guessed that would happen but you made me doubt myself when . You’re clever, your characters are pretty well made, and Eternal was very imaginative. It was a good six hours, so thank you.

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    1. Israel Post author

      You must read at the speed of saccades! I’m so envious, my wife also reads super fast. I have to slog through sentences at talking speed to make sense of things.

      I’m hugely glad you enjoyed it and, most important of all, you think I’m clever. It’s a delicate façade to keep up, I’m glad it’s working. Thank you for the feedback, it’s sincerely appreciated.

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    1. Israel Post author

      Hm. I’m inclined to say PG-13. Adult themes, no real strong language except for one or two instances, no explicit sex. I’d let my hypothetical kid read it at age 12-ish. Though I doubt they’d be interested until maybe age 13 or 15. Depends how transcendent they like their stuff.

      Hope I answered what you were asking, and that it was a helpful answer at that.

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  4. Ultor

    About ten minutes ago I tried buying a print, only to find the only option of shipping is Express ($60) and Priority ($50). can you offer a cheaper postage option to Australia? We would prefer a print copy rather than kindle.

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    1. Israel Post author

      Much to my regret, packages can no longer be shipped outside the US on the cheap side without resorting to freight, which is an impossibility for just one or two books at a time. You used to be able to pay a few dollars and put it on a slow boat, but not anymore.

      The absolute cheapest shipping cost I can offer is $23.50USD, and that’s personally shipping a copy from my house with all the manual labor it entails (which I’ll be more than happy to do, but will require an exchange of emails and paypal payment.) On the upside, it’ll only take 6 to 10 days, and I’ll sign it and even write a dedication of your choosing, if you like. The least I can do if you’re going to all this trouble.

      Still outrageous, I know. But if you’re interested, send an email to israel #dot# barbuzano #at# gmail #dot# com, or a paypal payment if you’re, like, totally into it. Full amount is $34.50USD (shipping+cost to print a book wholesale) I’ll get it wrapped up and on its way as fast as I can.

      I so wish it weren’t so pricey. It bums me out not to spread the book to anyone that expresses interest in it…

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