NaNoWriMo 2016 bid: The Well of the Seven Kings

I didn’t realise how much I have done since my last blog post. I’m currently preparing for my NaNoWriMo 2016 novel bid. As well as trying to finish my books at the same time. Great procrastinator, I am.

As for the novel, you can track my progress: http://nanowrimo.org/participants/aammton/novels/the-well-of-the-seven-kings

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The Well of The Seven Kings

The sequel to ‘The Last Bastion of Ingei

The survivors of the ‘Ingei Massacre’ find themselves trapped in a different world, in the City Of Azzah. They must quickly adapt and find their way home, if there is a way home. On Bumi, in a daring bid to rescue the trapped survivors. a secret brotherhood of five men with extraordinary supernatural abilities must travel to the Well of the Seven Kings – a mystical place that is neither on Earth nor of the other world, They are aided by a female spirit whose intentions are not truly known to them. In the mean time, Hilaga is in complete turmoil, the stakes are high, and every wrong move threatens the very lives of Master Selym and his blue-eyed apprentice Azilah.

The Last Bastion of Ingei: Day 1 published

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I finally decided to just publish my book via Smashwords – and it has finally been accepted by iBooks (iTunes). Here’s a confession, I am supposed to have hired an editor but I didn’t. I could not wait. I was also supposed to publish it once I had all 1600 pages (or more) sorted out, but I didn’t. I could not wait. So I have decided to publish the book by the ‘Day’ in the story. This book is the first ‘Day’ about 100 pages. I know this goes against good advice, but I’ll figure it out. I put the intention out there and pray that some amazing editor pities me so much that he/she would provide their services pro-bono. I can dream on. In any case, please do download the book and tell me what you think. It’s straight from my heart and I could simply could not wait.

Once all 16 ‘Days’ have been published, I will compile them as book 1.

http://www.day1.b1percent.com

**btw: I just posted Day 2. will update you later.

 

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My 1st traditional published book

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http://www.mph1.b1percent.com

I had finally received my copy of my first traditionally published book (as opposed to a self-published book) by MPH. As authors, we should not waste efforts to seek validation and yet I can’t help myself from acknowledging that I have achieved another milestone as a published author. Definitely learnt a lot especially when it comes to working with people who are established in the publishing industry.

so what’s the book about? Well, here’s the blurb:

In “How I became a Self-Published Author”, Aammton Alias reveals how and why he decided to write his first book, based on his recent spiritual awakening. The excitement of being an author got him to take on challenges, such as publishing a book every month.

In this single volume, Aammton shares the inner workings on how to become a self-published author. The amazing part is that he was able to have his books self-published for free. He taught himself book marketing, social media promotion and even book reviewing, to a point that he became a professional book marketer and reviewer.

His story will inspire you to write and publish your first book. In fact, he is championing for you to be a published writer too. He wrote this book for you.

Currently, there is no eBook version of this, though I do expect to publish (an unedited) eBook version. Publishing thru Smashwords is a bit tedious but it does give me access to many eBook markets including iTunes/iBook.

You can purchase the book at MPHOnline: here’s my redirect url – http://www.mph1.b1percent.com

 

I intend to write more books for MPH but currently am still going through my novel “The Last Bastion of Ingei”

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I got a new cover, please let me know what you think of it.

If you wish to be kept informed of any new updates  – please visit www.aammton.com

 

The Last Bastion of Ingei Book 1

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What do you think of this book cover?

I’ve changed my book title from Majestic Feathers: The Last Bastion to The Last Bastion of Ingei. The book itself is probably around 70% complete with over 90,000 words. Since I’m quite keen to get this book into your hands or rather e-hands, I have decided I’m going to publish this book 1 in two parts. I have also changed the prequel chapter and moved it as chapter 2. I’ve got a new introductory chapter that I’m so excited about that I’ve been mulling about the best time to write it.

Will keep you updated. If you are interested in getting a free pre-release copy, please sign up on my email list or email tony @ b1percent dot com  

In the meantime, do check my profile page http://about.me/aammton

Nanowrimo 2015 Winner

I know it has been a long time since I’ve updated everyone. I’ve been busy…writing. I had just completed my Nanowrimo 2015 challenge and written 50,000 word novel in 27 days!

 

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The book titled Majestic Feathers: The Last Bastion does not stop at 50,000 words, and I can see this is going to be an amazing fantasy horror series. Unlike my other books, I have got to really proofread this with my team, go through the editorial process and then keep writing.

 

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Yes, I have noticed the screengrab image above is blurry. Oh well, you can check out my novel at:

http://nanowrimo.org/participants/aammton/novels/majestic-feathers-the-last-bastion

 

I am extremely excited to get this book published asap.

A Postcard from Japan

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Got a postcard thru the snailmail from a friend Adelina @packmeto – made my day… er.. night after a busy oncall. I had to ask myself when was the last time I had sent a friend a postcard. It is these little big things that just surprise you and fill life with small wonders…

The Vessel of Our Writing Dreams – new book

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http://www.amazon.com/dp/B016LDGOCW

Recently, I had the privilege of being invited to give a talk at a Drama Teachers Conference. The theme of the conference was Inspiration. One of the things that occurred to me especially after writing the book “Be The One Percent – www.book.b1percent.com” is that we live in a world where we continue to own. Even if we had become aware and start the fight against our own Ego, Ego hides in the very recesses of our souls. A challenge that had come to me frequently is the ownership of thought. The ownership of ‘our’ ideas.

Well, that’s what this book is all about as well as many stories on how to become inspired and open the doors of ideas to rush into our hearts and minds.

oh, one more thing, here’s the redirect link: vessel.b1percent.com

We are the vessels of our dreams, our ideas and yet where do our ideas come from?

Is it simply a mesh of neurons blasting out until a printout comes out?
Do we even own these ‘ideas’ that we claim to originate from us?
How do we ensure that we continue to both learn and project new ideas?
Do we immerse ourselves in an inspirational environment?
Eat healthy supplements?
Perhaps dress-up and speak eloquently with a posh accent?

Why do we bother to come up with something different, when in our current ‘environment’ it may be safe to simply linger in the shadows waiting…like everyone else, who happens to be waiting for you?

The keyword here is………. ‘brain atrophy’.

How do you stop this brain atrophy?

Did you know that when you shine, you give others permission to do so themselves?

Dr. Aammton Alias shares his personal experiences and odd non-linear stories to help you find the answers to these urgent questions.