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Receive updates about the upcoming fantasy novel by David Douglas, Demon's Bane.

Demon's Bane Newsletter #3 - Book update & Travelblogue update!

Hi all!

Demon's Bane is halfway done being critiqued at an online workshop. But since the first chapters needed the most input, that means I'm more than halfway done with the final draft! The goal is to have the book available for purchase before Christmas, let's see if I can do it.

I potentially have an artist lined up for the map and book cover. ISBN numbers have arrived, so I am ready for Print On Demand! Who's interested in an e-Book? If so, please answer the poll here: e-Book Poll

On the blogging front, I have composed a large collection of articles to keep my writing skills sharp, at Dave's Travel & Photoblogue ...travel and photo pieces, such as:

Celebrity Upskirt: Statue of Liberty
Canon Helmet Video Camera
Taroko Gorge – Day Trip in Taiwan
Paris at Night – Eiffel Tower
Adjusting your Camera (two part series)

...and many others! Take a look there. I also just put up a testing video that I did with the helmet cam, biking through Munich with it strapped on the side of my head. Prepare for snowboarding videos this winter, which you can watch in between chapters of Demon's Bane ;-).

Upcoming posts:
Wakeboarding in Richmond, VA
Washington, DC sights
Empire State Building After Dark

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Thanks for reading, und viele Grüße,

Demon's Bane Newsletter #2 - new content on the website, and a separate blog!

Hello all!

Right now I'm busy reviewing chapters of the book on an online writing workshop, while waiting for feedback from agents. In between I've been creating new content to keep you entertained! There's only so much of the book that I can put on the website without giving something away, so I'll be working on a few things on the side as well.

You can now create an e-Postcard to mail this site to friends:
There's also an "email this page" link below most articles.

I'm using the site to host various photo albums:

And, here are several short videos that I've shot:
I recommend the wakeboard tricks video, my first spliced video compiled on Linux. (Ouch... I don't recommend using Linux for video editing)

I'm entering the wild world of blogging. In the first four posts I have chickens doing the tango, fantastic sunsets shot on cheap cameras, a report on the Nikon D90 (which rocks!), and a shameless self-promotion of the book website.
Photo & Travelblogue: http://blog.daviddouglasbooks.com/
Comment on the posts to let me know what you think! I hope the RSS works...

If any of this is entertaining, tell your friends :D

Thanks for reading, und viele Grüße,

Demon's Bane Newsletter #1 - revisions completed, new sample on website!

Hello all!

I know it's been a while since many of you signed up for the David Douglas Books newsletter, but finally the first issue is here!

Special request
I need to get the word out about Demon's Bane, so please let your friends know about the website. Even people who aren't big fans of the Fantasy genre told me they enjoyed the excerpts as well as the unique style of magic, which has an engineering/physics basis!

After weeks of work with a family member, the proofreading and first revision of the book is completed (thanks Mom!). But this doesn't mean the book is published yet--the task of finding an agent and publisher continues! In addition, I need to get a professional reviewer to look over the samples and provide me with an evaluation. This will be invaluable to my business plan for the German government. Probably anyone with a PhD in literature would have the credentials to do it. Please contact the author if you are interested or have any connections in that regard.

Now for the exciting part! The Prologue of the book is now available in the Samples section for everyone to preview: Demon's Bane Prologue. If you want to read the full excerpt, please register here.

For those who have created an account already, login here to read the full excerpts!

More news: I have added a new poll where you can vote on which method you would use to purchase the book (assuming the excerpts catch your interest). This will be very helpful for me in case I can't find a traditional publisher and end up doing Print-On-Demand publishing.

Last but not least, there are now a few pictures of the author on the About the Author page! Usually I am busy taking pictures of animals, events, and landscapes, but I found a few photos of myself floating around in the dark recesses of my hard disk. Those of you from Skydive Orange might recognize one of them.

Thanks for reading, und viele Grüße,