View Full Version : Friday update!!!

06-02-2005, 10:10 PM
Ok, that was a lie... lol..

Just want to tell you all that my first book has just published. It's about photography and will hit the stores, God willing, within next week or two http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Unfortunately - for you guys - it's in Indonesian. lol... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif


06-02-2005, 10:30 PM
Congrats! I hope it sells well for you. Pretty cool to see your name on the shelves I imagine. I was told by a professional from Philadelphia (who was teaching a course at my college) that I have an eye for photography, and I enjoy it alot, I just wasn't confident enough that I could develop a career in it http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif. Anyway, best of luck and congratulations.

06-02-2005, 10:38 PM
Aero_Shodanjo... are you planning on having a English Version in the future??

06-02-2005, 10:51 PM
@ Hunde, they told me that the first step is the hardest http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

@ woofie, I've thought about that too. I have to consult my publisher first though...

Anyway, thanks guys http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

06-03-2005, 02:17 AM
Great news m8! I hope you'll have a long and successful career!

I've written a couple of novels myself, but never managed to publish them. Who likes WWII and Sci-Fi stories today anyway?

06-03-2005, 02:39 AM
Spec Fic is the 3rd highest grossing field after Romance (bleh!) and Biography.

Mind you, Spec Fic cover Fantasy and Horror as well as Science Fiction.

I've been making my bread and butter selling SF stories to Aussie and overseas magazines, so I think there's a market for it http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif So you never know if you're publishable until you send them out, and even though even a top author expects a 70% rejection rate, a good editor will give you a handy critique.

Got a couple of novels in the works, too, but that all depends on how much time I get outside work.


06-03-2005, 02:42 AM
Well done, Aero_Shodanjo. Very well done.

06-03-2005, 03:02 AM
Wow! Congatulations. I hope it will be a big success. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

06-03-2005, 03:09 AM
Congrats m8, well done http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif I hope your sales are good!

06-03-2005, 03:17 AM
Great work Aero_Shodanjo,you deserve to succeed.
Cheers, Ibis.

06-03-2005, 05:29 AM
Very sweet!

I've got a few plays in the works, but that's nothing compared to something that's actually published! Great job!

06-03-2005, 05:50 AM
Well done mate. I used to live in Jakarta Selatan, in an area called Kemang, and 15 years ago I'd've been able to read your book. Unfortunately, I've forgotten virtually all of my bahasa. Hope it sells well.

06-03-2005, 05:54 AM
It's good to know that there are great minds within our community. Congrats on the publishing deal m8.!!

06-03-2005, 06:00 AM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gifIf you do have it published in English put me on the list.
Congatulation's and I hope you the Best!

06-03-2005, 06:02 AM
I don't speak your native tongue.. however I am able to decipher it I think..

hints and cheats


Seriously, well done! I hope one day to get my memoirs published!

06-03-2005, 06:46 AM
Hehee... thanks all.. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

I started collecting my articles that Ive made over the years and prepared them as a book after my small business went bankrupt last year. Then I think I was lucky.

It was because I've prepared myself for being rejected by the publishers. I also made several hard copies of the script. But the first publisher that I offered my work is the one which contacted me several weeks later.

Needless to say that I was so excited. What a first step http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

06-03-2005, 06:49 AM
@ Plughman, I live in Southern Jakarta too. Kemang is only 30 minutes from here. Too bad I'm 15 years too late.. lol

06-03-2005, 07:13 AM
cool http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

06-03-2005, 08:36 AM
Well done!

I'm a photography enthusiast, too, and have often thought about getting something published. You've gone ahead and done it - right on, man!