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5kira

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No reviews in 6 years, 700,000 in paid kindle store BUT in movie production
Posted: Jun 24, 2012 9:45 PM
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I was more than a little interested to do a little research after hearing of the author of a fantasy series called 'Imago' by L.T. Suzuki. My subject references are to Book 1 information on the Amazon Kindle site. The movie will be called Imago: the Warrior Chronicles. The film company is best known for Eastern Promises.

The three pieces of information in the title seem contradictory. Can anyone offer an explanation? I should mention I haven't read the book but heard the author speak recently. On the surface it should bring hope to anyone who feels short on stars, reviews or sales.
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Posted: Jun 24, 2012 9:56 PM   in response to: 5kira in response to: 5kira
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When I look up [i]imago (book 1)[/i] by Lorna T Suzuki, I see a book published in 2010, with 9 good reviews, and a sales rank of about 46,000.
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Re: No reviews in 6 years, 700,000 in paid kindle store BUT in movie production
Posted: Jun 24, 2012 9:57 PM   in response to: 5kira in response to: 5kira
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All it takes to get a movie made is for someone who makes movies to find the book and like it.

A writer friend of mine who sells about as well as I do (she's had a bit of a spike this month though, and will outsell me by buckets) has a movie deal in the works. The producers were scouring the best selling YA paranormal books and like hers.

: )

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Posted: Jun 24, 2012 9:58 PM   in response to: marylisabob in response to: marylisabob
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Hey! Lorna Suzuki retweets me all the time. She's very nice. : )

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Posted: Jun 24, 2012 10:06 PM   in response to: 5kira in response to: 5kira
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Oh, I found another one by Jim Burns - it's about 6 years old, with no reviews, and in the 700,000 rank, but it's not a kindle version - it's a hardback. Maybe that's what you were looking at.

Here's the link to the on by Jim Burns: http://www.amazon.com/Imago-Jim-Burns/dp/1932413367

Here's the link to the one by Suzuki, it actually looks pretty good: http://www.amazon.com/Warriors-Tale-Imago-Chronicles-ebook/dp/B004SP1TQW/
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Posted: Jun 24, 2012 10:06 PM   in response to: tracihilton in response to: tracihilton
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Oh that's cool ... her book looks good!
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Posted: Jun 24, 2012 11:49 PM   in response to: marylisabob in response to: marylisabob
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Lorna's book is good. I read it a while back. Definitely worth a read. And she's a good twitter follow.
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Posted: Jun 25, 2012 6:21 AM   in response to: marylisabob in response to: marylisabob
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I thought at first I'd looked at the print version but they are both similar. Here are the details:

ile Size: 2410 KB
Print Length: 313 pages
Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1553696565
Publisher: Trafford Publishing (July 6, 2006)
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services
Language: English
ASIN: B000PY4NR2
Text-to-Speech: Enabled
X-Ray: Not Enabled
Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #706,808 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5kira

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Posted: Jun 25, 2012 6:24 AM   in response to: 5kira in response to: 5kira
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Yes, Lorna did say that she uses Twitter a lot. I don't know her personally but I wish her every success. Her achievement is an inspiration to Indie authors.
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Posted: Jun 25, 2012 6:34 AM   in response to: 5kira in response to: 5kira
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I wonder how the production company ever came across the novel if it was in the 700,000 ranking and obviously had very few sales? I know for a fact that there are books out there with very favourable reviews from places like Kirkus Reviews and these books are [i]not[/i] doing well.

I've come to the conclusion that getting your book noticed is all about publicity and creating a buzz. Case in point --- Fifty Shades of Grey. After an article on Yahoo news sales for the book went through the roof.
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Posted: Jun 25, 2012 8:10 AM   in response to: sealyy in response to: sealyy
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Not to say whether this particular book is any good or not, but lots of books are optioned every year. Few of those make it to the big screen and probably fewer bear any resemblance to the original when and if they do.
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Posted: Jun 25, 2012 8:26 AM   in response to: andresanthomas in response to: andresanthomas
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Very good point Andres! Imago is in preproduction, but frankly, I have no idea what that means. : )

Her book is also 58k as a kindle and i am pretty sure that is high enough to be found by someone looking for a sleeper hit.

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Posted: Jun 25, 2012 9:00 AM   in response to: 5kira in response to: 5kira
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I see what happened - the one you indicate was published by Trafford Publishing in 2006. She must have ended her contract with them and published on her own in 2010. If you click on the link I gave you above you will see that it's doing much better as an indie book.
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