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Screen shot 2018 02 20 at 11.36.49 pm Lexy Courneya · Author · added 10 months ago
Genuinely excited to read this as a poetry fiend who’s struggling to find original, contemporary poetry collections!
11393139 517733981707262 6699489291088629741 n 1 Dean Glyn Morris · Author · added over 3 years ago
I cannot wait for my copy to arrive. Based on what is shown above alone, I know this is a book I'll be recommending to friends.
3e76a9794a7502237a6cf2ec2e35e748 Yann Rousselot · Author · added over 3 years ago
Dear Readers, 

As promised, the illustration package is now ready; it includes original scans, some of which are in colour, and the various versions submitted by the artists. You can click this link to download the HD JPEGS of all the artwork in the book: 

http://www.mediafire.com/download/d36wy5fge9ab5a6/DotA_Illustration_Pack_HD.zip

These files are the intellectual property of the artists, and you can now enjoy them in full high definition: print them out, use them as desktop backgrounds, and share them as you wish, but please be sure to cite the illustrators who made this book possible.

Thank you all, and a belated but heartfelt Happy 4th of July to my American readers and followers. 

Yann
3e76a9794a7502237a6cf2ec2e35e748 Yann Rousselot · Author · added over 3 years ago
Dear Readers, 

Good news! The Audiobook is finally ready.

The recorded spoken word tracks were mixed and a few set to beats or atmospheric effects by my good friend, the talented beatmaker Jonathan Arena (you can check out his work online here: https://soundcloud.com/AjyMeteor)

Rather than make it exclusive to only a portion of backers, I have decided to put it all online, downloadable, and free for all, because I am a socialist at heart. 

Here is a link to the playlist: 
https://soundcloud.com/anominou5/sets/dawn-of-the-algorithm

Download them, mix them in your hip hop tracks, work out to them, play them during your hypnotherapy sessions, use them as ringtones, it's up to you... And if you enjoy them, please share. 

I'll be posting a link to download the Illustration pack as soon as possible. 

In the mean time, here is the photo album of the book launch, which was a great success: 
https://www.facebook.com/dawnofthealgorithm/posts/423889481116169

Thanks, have a great weekend. 

Yann
3e76a9794a7502237a6cf2ec2e35e748 Yann Rousselot · Author · added over 3 years ago
Dear Readers, 

By now most if not all of you should have received an email from inkshares with a link to download the Dawn of the Algorithm ebook.

I checked it out yesterday, and it's beautiful. You can upload it to the Kindle or any tablet/phone/PC with the Kindle app (MOBI file), and you can read it on any open ebook platform on any device with the EPUB file. 

If you like the work and want to help support the project, please take a few minutes to post a review / rating on Amazon or Goodreads, your blog, the national newspapers, etc... It makes all the difference in today's cyber-world. 

Print books are shipping out and should be arriving within the next two weeks... (This time it's definitive, I even got a USPS tracking email, so it's REALLY HAPPENING).

You all made this book a reality, and now it's in your hands. I hope you feel good about the part you played in bringing this book into the world, because I feel fantastic. :)

Don't forget the book launch on June 3rd @ Favela Chic!

Your's robotically, 

Yann
3e76a9794a7502237a6cf2ec2e35e748 Yann Rousselot · Author · added over 3 years ago
Dear Readers, 

Good news! If you are in or near Paris, you are welcome to attend the book launch on Wednesday June 3rd, at Favela Chic (Metro: République) at 7PM. 

If you are not in Paris, well, we all make mistakes.

The event will feature readings, screenings, a short open mic session, book signings, and books for sale. And there will be drinking and dancing, because It's June in Paris. I may or may not dress up as a dinosaur (again). 

Here is a link to the event page on Facebook: 
https://www.facebook.com/events/289968074460738/

Your copies should be arriving by post in the coming weeks. Please talk about the book to everyone you know, hashtag it, instagram it, tweet it and pin it and, most of all, review it on Goodreads and Amazon. Even if you hate it, review it with vitriol, then burn it and film the pyre and share the video on YouTube, I can totally work with that (there is no bad publicity).

Thanks for reading! 

Yann

Dear Readers, 

I wanted to keep you informed: there have been some delays in the printing process, and the expected publishing date has been pushed back to May 30th.

This is definitive, and means that backers will receive their copies from mid-May at the earliest. Make sure your shipping addresses are up-to-date!

On another note, if you'd like to hear me wax lyrical about life, the universe, and everything literature, check out my Q&A with Inkshares.

Thanks for being patient, and thanks for all the noise you've been making on social media, it really helps. 

Yann 

Dear Readers, 

Things have been moving along swiftly, and I've got some serious updates to update you with so you can remain up-to-date. 

1. The final artworks have come in and they look amazing. 

2. Preview copies have generated some great reviews on Goodreads and Netgalley

3. We are in the planning stages of a grand book launch in Paris in late May, date and venue to be confirmed. (Keep in mind, backers will get their copies weeks before the official release, and you are all on the VIP list.)

4. Shakespeare & Company Bookshop will be hosting a special event to showcase Inkshares authors Samuél L. Barrantes and yours truly. If you are in Paris on April 9th, you are most welcome to come and see us read (and buy us drinks afterwards). 

5. I just can't decide on an author photo to show off my face on the back cover of the book, so I've organised a little vote on my Facebook author page. Feel free to stop by and perform your democratic duty by trolling the comments section. 

Thank you all for your support and patience, and stay tuned for more updates; springtime is just around the corner. 

Yann

Dear Readers, 

I'd like you take note of this date: April 7th, 2015. 

It's OFFICIAL, on this day begins the Shipping & Distribution phase, that's when your copies of DotA will start rolling into your letterboxes. The book will be available on bookshelves for the world at large in early May.

You may also notice we have a book cover! You can see it on the Inkshares project page, artwork courtesy of Emma Strangwayes-Booth, one of the art contributors to the collection, an all-around lovely person with a mean eye for the beautifully macabre. 

Cheers,

Yann

Dear Readers, 

Just a little message to keep you updated on how things are progressing. 
I've been working with a very talented editor, Jaimee Garbacik, to polish these poems to needle-point. She has given me invaluable feedback on how to provide you with the best possible reading experience. 
I got the editorial package on Friday night. I was out at a lit event in Paris called the "Poetry Brothel" (which you should check out, it started up in NYC and it's not as creepy as it sounds) and came home as soon as I saw the email on my phone. I read on into the night feeling very pleased that someone had put so much time into analysing what is good about my work, and what can be improved. For any writer, this is a great honour and source of warm fuzzy feelings. 
In other news, artwork has been coming in steadily, only a few missing pieces, and we will soon be ready to begin the next phase of the process.  
Stay tuned...

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