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A group for those of us who like reading and books. Fiction, non-fiction, drama, poetry... everything goes.

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Welcome to the Nexus Book Club!

Hello to all our new (and old) members! We'd love to hear from you; please take the time to introduce yourself either on the forum or the wall.

Feel free to discuss the books you're reading at the moment, your favorite authors or works, and so on. I'm sure everyone has a book they think others here might find interesting!

Also, don't forget to check out the page Books by A|N Members Who are Published Authors, located just under the members section on your right.


Books of Interest to Atheists and Skeptics
Breaking The Spell by Daniel Dennett
A Devil's Chaplain, by Richard Dawkins
The End of Faith, by Sam Harris
The God Delusion, by Richard Dawkins
God is Not Great, by Christopher Hitchens
Godless, by Dan Barker
Letter to a Christian Nation, by Sam Harris
Why I am not a Christian, by Bertrand Russell

Sites for Bibliotaphs
Audible.com
BookCrossing.com
BookMooch.com
The Internet Archive
LibraryThing.com
LibriVox.org
Project Gutenburg
Shelfari.com

Discussion Forum

New books on the secular life

Started by Nick Bottom. Last reply by Randall Smith Oct 23. 1 Reply

Haruki Murakami

Started by Nick Bottom. Last reply by Michael Mann Sep 7. 1 Reply

"Cli-fi"

Started by Don. Last reply by Don Aug 31. 4 Replies

top 10

Started by Jeffrey. Last reply by Nick Bottom Aug 23. 17 Replies

Top 5 Books on Atheism

Started by Steph S.. Last reply by Kosak Grabovsky Dec 15, 2013. 1 Reply

The Drunkard's Walk: How Randomness Rules Our Lives, by Leonard Mlodinow

Started by A Former Member. Last reply by Keith Brian Johnson Jun 16, 2013. 5 Replies

Atheism books (beyond Hitchens, Dawkins, & Harris)

Started by Dr. Thoss. Last reply by Kelli Evans Nov 24, 2012. 52 Replies

Robert Jordan "Wheel of Time" fans?

Started by Jenn Wiffen. Last reply by Joseph P Sep 10, 2012. 1 Reply

Why do they all have "happy endings"

Started by Cory D Wells. Last reply by Kosak Grabovsky Jul 24, 2012. 3 Replies

Currently Reading: American Gods by Neil Gaiman

Started by The Big Blue Frog. Last reply by Cory D Wells Jul 24, 2012. 8 Replies

Raven’s Gate, by Anthony Horowitz

Started by A Former Member May 18, 2012. 0 Replies

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Comment by A Former Member on December 21, 2010 at 1:20pm

Well don't tease us Althea. What's it about?

Comment by AletheaT on December 21, 2010 at 1:12pm

Started "The Transcendental Temptation" last night, had me hooked till 3am! More than 1/3rd through!

Comment by Tony Davis on December 14, 2010 at 2:15pm

Hey, thanks guys for the feedback and sorry for my slow reply.  I appreciate any and all advice.  I want to try for a publisher on my first book.  If for no other reason than I know they are in it for making money and they will make sure I do it right (or else it won't sell).  Then if I write others, which I plan to do, then I won't be quite as adamant about it.

 

VR,

Tony

Comment by Johnny P on December 11, 2010 at 1:44pm
Lightning Source is owned by Ingams, one of the biggest book distributors in the world. As a result, it is available to whosoever uses Ingrams and others. I have set my wholesale discount at 80% so it will never get sold in bricks and mortar shops. That is fine as it is a niche book. I am relying on internet sales. It is already on every amazon around the world, and some other random ones (barnes and noble, buy.com etc). For philosophy / theology niche, POD is the way to go. For a more popular book, then prob not. It costs me £7 a years and about £50 to set up the cover and the book. Cheap as chips really.
Comment by Keith Brian Johnson on December 11, 2010 at 1:39pm

I thought of POD for my own book, but I talked to a local bookstore and discovered that they won't carry POD books (unless, possibly, they're by local authors).  So, I don't know how you can hope for anything more than local sales with it.

Comment by Johnny P on December 11, 2010 at 1:12pm
ps - the image is not yet up for my book because it has only just been submitted to amazon.
Comment by Johnny P on December 11, 2010 at 12:48pm
Hi Tony,
If you get no luck with the publishers, then look into POD (print on demand) through someone like Lightning Source. Lightning Source are great because they can print in the UK and US (and Australia soon). I have sort of started my own publishing company, and would print your book, but the UK US issue is a bit confusing. It does mean you have to market yourself, which is why I am desperately asking people to buy my book (please do: http://www.amazon.com/Free-Will-investigation-whether-always/dp/095...).

If you want any info on it, message me. Even David Mills (Atheist Universe) now recommends it (POD). You make a much larger cut per book, but selling / marketing them is the issue. You can also set your own wholesale price.

Cheers

Johno
Comment by Tony Davis on December 10, 2010 at 4:28pm

Greetings all,

 

I am writing to ask the collective advice of the group.  I am an aspiring writer and want to learn from the experience of others.  Bottom line up front I am willing to listen to advice of any sort but what I am looking for specifically is insights on getting the right (or ANY) agent and ultimately a publisher.

 

Brief background on me and what I am writing.  I am a retired (well, technically not retired for two more months, but not working in the job anymore) Army Intelligence Lieutenant Colonel.  I have written a lot over the past 21 years for service journals, joint publications and the like, and some unpublished articles that I’ve always thought would work if I can find the right place for them.  But now I am getting serious about it and for the past few years I’ve been researching a book dealing with the truth claims of religions generally and Christian Apologetics specifically.  I currently have 85,000 words but freely admit I’ve still got a lot of work to do.  For the past year I’ve spend about 90% of my time researching and 10% writing and I am about to the point where I need to switch those two around.  I have made some great contacts who have agreed to help me out with expert advice (leading physicists for example).

 

In addition to the book I write a column for the Examiner (but am looking for another outlet also).  The link to my articles is http://www.examiner.com/skepticism-in-washington-dc/tony-davis and I welcome ALL criticism, even if it’s “hey ass you can’t write don’t quit your day job!” LOL

 

Thanks in advance for any thoughts!

 

VR,

Tony

Comment by Tony Davis on December 5, 2010 at 8:40am
Johno,

Many thanks! You are right on "belief" vs "believe". And it is little mistakes like that which can really hurt the "feel" of the entire article. Appreciate the help!

VR,
Tony
Comment by Johnny P on December 5, 2010 at 3:51am
Hey there tony,

nice article. i think you meant belief and not believe here:
"Even if the apparent fine tuning mitigates toward believe in a god"

it is always difficult writing an article when every paragraph could command its own essay. job well done though.

johno
 
 
 

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