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David Bowie  and his early work have a huge effect on my music tastes. As an hommage, each chapter of Sol Sunburst has been inspired by one of his song between 1969 and 1974.

One chapter, one song. Here is chapter 10: The Width of a Circle

Angela is the main protagonist of Sol Sunburst. She’s a young woman, full of ideals, strong-willed and passionnate.

She’s a Diamond Dogs rookie who jumped into the cause because she thinks Earth is not to be abandonned, that it can still be saved. Her convictions are strongly opposed to the education she had received, and even if she’s the sister of the very famous Major Tom, she doesn’t share any of his love for space or destructive progress.

She has a cat, likes to be almost naked when she’s alone in her apartment, loves red wine mixed with magic pills and music. Especially Sol Sunburst’s.

Her father is from formely known as South America, so she bears on her beautiful face Latine origins. Her olive skin and bright blue eyes draw attention of men but she only has her eye on Sol Sunburst, the rock star.

Here is the first concept from Lys Lydia for Angela as she would appear on the cover.

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After some discussions, we landed on another version that corresponds much more to the woman described in the book, physically as well as mentally (“strong” and “weak” as the same time for instance). I hope you can see the duality of her in the picture. In my opinion, she’s perfect!

AngelaWIP02

 

David Bowie  and his early work have a huge effect on my music tastes. As an hommage, each chapter of Sol Sunburst has been inspired by one of his song between 1969 and 1974.

One chapter, one song. Here is chapter 9: It ain’t easy

[EN] The year is 2170. The Diamond Dogs have a message for anyone watching that documentary about Major Tom on TV right now…

[FR] An 2170. Les Diamond Dogs ont un message pour tout ceux qui regardent ce documentaire sur le Major Tom à la télé en ce moment…

David Bowie  and his early work have a huge effect on my music tastes. As an hommage, each chapter of Sol Sunburst has been inspired by one of his song between 1969 and 1974.

One chapter, one song. Here is chapter 8: Panic in Detroit

One of the great benefit of being an indie author is you get 7 to 10 times the royalties compared to classic edition contract (with your books on shelves). Of course, the drawback is you’ll probably sell 7 to 10 times less compared to the other case. Even if your book is made from your blood and tears and good quality. Unless you have a solid marketing plan, a lot of friends with even more friends and – let’s be honest – a bit of luck. I’ve done my best to have an interesting book, I’ll try to communicate and sell it the best I can during the next weeks until its release.

One of the reason I choose to go indie with Sol Sunburst was because with the 70% royalties on every sales: I would have a better room for manoeuver with the expected income (meaning, more manoeuver than with a classic contract). Including helping bigger causes.

As you already know if you have read the book presentation or some other articles about its contents, ecology and animal protection take a huge part in the plot and background. The book already tries to make the reader sensibilize to these causes, but as a individual I always believe that one can make a change, even with a small contribution.

Due to my personal belief, and because it seems the right thing to do regarding Sol Sunburst and the actual state of the planet, I have decided that a small percentage of the revenues I would make on Sol Sunburst would be donate to the WWF.

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I will be able to do so once the various investments I’ve done to self-published this ebook will have been refunded (like the English translation), which will happen at some point between 1000 and 1500 sold copies. After that, anyone who would buy Sol Sunburst will contribute to the annual donations I will make to the WWF. It may be only 10 €, but it still be something for protecting pandas and tigers. Of course, I hope word will spread and that in December I can announce on this blog much much bigger donation to the WWF, thanks to the sales of Sol Sunburst!

So don’t forget, Sol Sunburst is out on the 6th May! It may not change the world, but as a Diamond Dogs member would say: “it’s worth trying to”

David Bowie  and his early work have a huge effect on my music tastes. As an hommage, each chapter of Sol Sunburst has been inspired by one of his song between 1969 and 1974.

One chapter, one song. Here is chapter 7: Oh you, pretty things

Let’s make it official!

Electrik Punk Books will release its first novel Sol Sunburst on May 6th, 2014.

If everything goes according to the schedule, of course. But there is no reason to be otherwise.

So take your agendas, calendars and any other forms of day-to-day time tracker and circle the date in red.

30 days to go and many announcements until then. Stay tuned!

David Bowie  and his early work have a huge effect on my music tastes. As an hommage, each chapter of Sol Sunburst has been inspired by one of his song between 1969 and 1974.

One chapter, one song. Here is chapter 6: Lady Stardust

As promised in a previous note, here is the very first rough sketch of Lys Lydia for the cover of Sol Sunburst.

First Sketch by Lys Lydia for Sol Sunburst Cover

 

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Final cover will of course be a lot different, but here you have a sneak peak of the general intentions and main characters.