Posts Tagged ‘The Boy in the Sandwich’

My ebooks are now available via KOBO

Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

ebooks + Vincent Eaton + hidden people + availability

To date, my books, when offered as ebooks, have been available mostly on Amazon. Some people don’t particularly like Amazon’s business practices or too imposing online market share and shy away from doing business there, and I understand the reasoning. So, while my books appear on a number of competitive sites, perhaps one of the best alternatives is the independent KOBO, where my ebooks are now on offer.


My books are now available on KOBO. Click here.


That’s mostly it. Prices remain the same as on other sites (I try to keep that steady across platforms.) Announcement done.


Thanks for dropping by and having a read. – Vincent

“The Boy in the Sandwich” ready to be eaten via Kindle

Tuesday, June 28th, 2011



The Boy in the Sandwich is out in paperback, and now…


It is out and available on Kindle in the USA, the UK and Europe.


Professional formatting with the original illustrations, you can find links to buy it by clicking on this highlighted bit.


Thanks for reading, and enjoy this simple, cozy, semi-weird tale. — Vincent

The Boy in the Sandwich – book trailer

Thursday, April 21st, 2011


I’ve made 2 1/2 minute video that gives you an idea of what to expect when deciding to give my kid’s novel, The Boy in the Sandwich a try.


It’s fun, it’s quick, it’s alive. Click here to watch the video!


Thanks for coming by and reading this…and maybe having a look at the video…? –Vincent


To read chapters, or listen to them, go here.



The Boy in the Brother



The Boy in the Bath



The Boy in the Bed



The Boy in the Dream

Chapter (6) 7 of “The Boy in the Sandwich” – listen to 6, read 7

Sunday, April 10th, 2011






Chapter 7.
Boy, a half a second later I found being part of a vomit party that my brother throws wasn’t that wonderful a thrill. There are interesting points, but mostly I had done better things.


The gritty, gross details are not pretty.



…and so begins this latest and last installment of my kid’s novel, “The Boy in the Sandwich”.


Previously, I have posted chapters of this kid’s book (for readers from 8 to 88) to read and/or audio clips of the FIRST CHAPTERS and the following chapters TO READ or TO HEAR.


Following on and following up, I now offer, like a peaceful storyteller spreading on his rug his wares for your reading/listening pleasure, the audio clip read by the author of
The Boy in Sandwich audio clip, Chapter 6.


And read the next chapter (7!) in an pdf file:
The Boy in the Sandwich, Chapter 7.


Hope you like it.


There’ll be a “launch” video soon.


Then — yet again — another book.


And some t-shirts and stuff…


Busy times. Hope you enjoy. Thanks for coming ’round. – Vincent

Author reads Chapters 3-6 from “The Boy in the Sandwich”

Sunday, April 3rd, 2011




Some people like to listen to audio clips going to work on Monday. This is for them, but not just them. This is also for those who like to listen to stories being told (campfire style, except around a screen). Last week I offered (for free) the first chapters of my kid’s book, “The Boy in the Sandwich”: Here are first chapters!


A couple of days ago, I offered the next chapters to read: Click here for those…


With this post I deliver those chapters by read by the author, myself, for free, either to download or listen online: The Boy in Sandwich – audio clips of chapters 3-5


Thanks for dropping by (like the Boy in the illustration above, being swallowed by his brother–all in this audio clip!). – Vincent


Next chapters (and the last in this series) next week…


Link to The Boy in the Sandwich publisher’s page.



Read Chapters 4-6, The Boy in the Sandwich, children’s novel

Friday, April 1st, 2011




In this part, “The Boy in the Sandwich” is being eaten by his brother–that’s the above illustration…


From the beginning of Chapter 4:
I found out that blue spiders, who do all sorts of recreating and lots of creating most of the time, resulting in lots and lots of a million and more spider babies, find it easier to have everyone’s birthday on the same day every three weeks, because they figured who could remember a million and more birthday dates for the members of just your immediate family?
“So Happy Birthday Everybody!” everybody screamed, shouted and yelled at one another inside my sandwich, all blowing out the candles on the million and more cakes at the same time.



After the last free sample of the beginning of the book (click here to see/read/listen), and here I am to offer for your reading pleasure chapters 4 to 6 that follow–in easy-to-read .pdf format:
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The Boy in the Sandwich, Chapter 4 to 6


I’ll post the (also free) audio version of these shortly for those who like listening to my voice narrating the story….


Thanks for reading this. – Vincent


FOR MORE ON THIS BOOK!

The Boy in the Sandwich – Read chapters 1-3, Hear 1-2

Monday, March 28th, 2011




After the adult-themed, art-and-love exploring short novel “Brussegem, a snug hell”, now arrives my happy, weirded-out children’s book, The Boy in the Sandwich.


Now you may be interested in this, or you might know a younger member of the human race who might be really interested. Although, in time-honored tradition, I call this shortish kid’s book suitable for readers of all ages (8 and up, up, up)..


But nobody wants to buy a sandwich without knowing whether it tastes good, so I’m making available some sample chapters. Tasty!


To read the first three chapters in a pdf file (which you can save for reading at your leisure), click here:
The Boy in the Sandwich, Chapters 1 & 2


To hear or download the chapters to listen to when and where you wish, I offer an mpg file of the same two chapters. Click here to listen:
The Boy in the Sandwich – audio clips – chapters 1 & 2


Have a good read.


Have a nice listen.


Hope you like. I’ll be sending some more chapters in the next couple of weeks. Just so you know.
And thanks for visiting. –Vincent


Oh. Small ps.
This kids’ fiction is available online right now. Go to this place!

Quickie round-up

Tuesday, October 19th, 2010



Usually, or rather, in the old days, meaning just before the summer, I had a nifty, satisfying schedule: Monday: audio — Wednesday: video — Friday: story/excerpt. That’s been blown out of the water since the summer.


Why? you may not ask.


Because I was perfecting the follow-up to all that, and lordy knows how long that takes.


I was perfecting my first issued book under my hidden people imprint, How to Find Yourself….”. Even though much care had been expended in its creation, planning and scheduling, the book had some formatting problems, mostly due to my giving the book to French speakers, and, in conjunction with my poor proof-reading skills, errors, oh horror, crept in. And declared themselves mightily only after the fact. I set about making sure that would not happen again. Switched interior layout designers, stuck in a greater number of review milestones. Now the book has been reformatted, errors removed, a more friendly font employed, the actual psysical book size made slightly smaller so it can boost creme rather than white paper, and ready to go!


I dislike perfecting the trade a bit as I go, and have any readers be dissatisfied, but that’s part of the this brave new world of Print on Demand and DYI. Anyway, this should never occur with future books.


Meanwhile, for a November launch, I’m busy formatting the illustrated version of the same How To book, which takes lots of to-ing and fro-ing between me and cartoonist. But it’ll be neat when done. Then many of these illustrations will find another life on t-shirts, cups and so on. Also for this November.


Brussegem, a snug hell, my next novel, is nearly there; have received the first proof copy in hand and voilà the interior layout formatting is not the way I like it. So I’ll push it again, re-do, and will roll it out as soon as I’m satisfied.


The Boy in the Sandwich, my kids’ book, is nearly done, as far as illustrations and interior layout go. This’ll also see the light of day, for ages 8 and up, next month.


And I’m getting ready to roll out audio books to these editions as well….


More stuff coming and coming more and more between now the end of the year.


Thanks for reading….

WHAT’S COMING UP–fiction, textiles and memories of rejection

Monday, September 20th, 2010




Here’s what’s coming your way in the next weeks & months that me and my expanding media and publishing company (insert smiley face here), hidden people have been busy with over the summer


My novella about an artist in Belgium, Brussegem, a snug hell, coming early October 2010. Here’s the cover:



Then come mid-November, there’s my kids’ story/book The Boy in the Sandwich. Here’s an early rough drawing for its cover:

It’s for children from 8 years and up, up, up.


Also coming out with an illustrated, re-formatted version of How to Find Yourself (or a reasonable facsimile).




DO NOT LOOK FOR YOURSELF UNDER THE LIVING ROOM COUCH!


The launch of my Stories-on-Stuff merchandise empire (more smiley face insertions), where I’ll have t-shirts, a kid’s pj’s story called “The Dot Hippo”…another about polite babies…all sorts of different T-shirts, cups, umbrellas and such like, working with various designers: lots coming down and going on here.


A free short-short called Killing the Furniture from my “Noises from the House” section. Here’s the first sentence: When people come knocking on my front door, the first thing I do is ignore them.


Me in a video suffering from another rejection letter to a novel of mine from Chatto & Windus some years ago.



Some stills from all sorts of other videos coming up:























All this coming up and then…the next thing…and after that…the next thing.


Thanks for reading, and please stick around (or send others over to SUBSCRIBE), things are just warming up around here! Vincent

Here’s three things concerning what I’m doing and comes straight from my “Blog About This!!!” notes.

Wednesday, February 24th, 2010

future plans in storytelling + Vincent Eaton

ONE
I am currently completing the writing of a short novel (short, the only kind I like these days) called “DON’T”. About a 69 year old guy in Brussels dealing violence and urban threats, some sex, foreigners, digital photos, long-term marriage and short-term lust, a Polish cleaning lady, a comfortable sofa, robberies, hit and run accidents, haircuts and gel, police, hospitals, comas, online porn, writing workshops, possible manslaughter, navel piercing and its seems I’ve got my hands full when putting it all out there like that. Maybe it’ll be done in another couple of months? No promises. Then let it rest in a dark drawer. Thereafter, baste according to taste.


TWO
Next to be published under my hidden people company later this year is the first in my series of ARTISTS, this one called BRUSSEGEM (A Snug Hell), and after that a kid’s book called THE BOY IN THE SANDWICH. BRUSSEGEM is all proofed and copy-edited, laid out, and ready to go except for the cover. Still have to photograph the village sign of Brussegem for the cover so the graphic designer can move forward but I’ve been waiting first for the snow to melt and now waiting for the rain to stop. Everything is completed with the kid’s book, but interior layout needs fine tuning and I’m having a meeting with friend/illustrator to do an illustration for the cover as well as for each chapter…which will then turn into t-shirts and suchlike spin-offs.


THREE
I have gotten a few kind interested souls wondering on how sales actually going after “How to Find Yourself” video campaign. Ah, thanks for asking, you and whoever, but I’m not counting at this point. My POD printer and Amazon only gives a statement every quarter and pay after 60 or 90 days. I’ll see when I see, but I’ll get on the ball about this and be A Serious Business Entity. My focus right now is creation with “the rest will follow” simple-minded hopefulness attached. This indie publishing company is based on a two year build. Meanwhile, more YouTube, more blog, more stories and social media and so on and very much so forth.


P.S.
I have a pretty good story I’m posting this Friday (the less-than-600-words kind), and working on another matches video for next Wednesday and a “Self-Portrait of Someone Else” video on the reviews it received. And Don’t Don’t Don’t….