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Ben Galley

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Ben Galley is a young indie author and purveyor of dark fantasy from rainy old England, and isn’t shy about admitting that he still believes in dragons.

As well as being the author of the epic and gritty Emaneska Series, Ben also works hard as a self-publishing consultant, sharing his passion for writing and publishing with upcoming authors. His newest book: Shelf Help - The Pocket Guide to Self-Publishing, can tell you all you need to know about self-publishing. Ben is also the proud co-founder and director of indie-only eBook store Libiro, which can be found at Libiro.com.

When he’s not causing mischief for the local populace, Ben can be found being loquacious and attempting to be witty on Twitter (@BenGalley), or at his website www.bengall...more


Right! Time for a little update, methinks.

There are two things to tell you about today - first, the paperback release of Shelf Help - The Pocket Guide to Self-Publishing, and secondly, an update on The Written graphic novel. Shelf Help’s up first.

I released the eBook edition of Shelf Help on February 28th and I'm pleased to say it's doing very well for itself at the stores. Now it's time to rel... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on March 18, 2014 15:54 • 45 views • Tags: ben-galley, comic, fantasy, graphic-novel, kickstarter, new-books, paperback, self-publishing, the-written
Average rating: 3.87 · 1,011 ratings · 172 reviews · 8 distinct works · Similar authors
The Written (Emaneska #1)
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Pale Kings (Emaneska #2)
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Dead Stars - Part One (Eman...
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The Written - Graphic Novel
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Shelf Help - The Pocket Guide To Self-Publishing by Ben Galley
"Ben Galley's Shelf Help has a lot of great advice and resources to consider for anyone going indie. Its nice to have it in this handy 'pocket' collection, but I was disapointed it didn't go further. A lot of the resources and information could be..." Read more of this review »
Shelf Help - The Pocket Guide To Self-Publishing by Ben Galley
"Ben Galley is a young indie with something that many other self-published authors lack: passion, skill, professionalism and courage. He stands in this crowded environment has a giant, a real author-preneur, a self-made indie with numbers to show t..." Read more of this review »
Shelf Help - The Pocket Guide To Self-Publishing by Ben Galley
"Great book for beginners

Although I have indie published a number of books, I picked up a number of worthwhile tips from this book. If you have not published before, this book wil really help you.

What works:

- This book is short and to the point, a..." Read more of this review »
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“You can't hammer in a nail with words..."
"No, but you can start a war with them.”
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“I am not becoming someone different, I am simply getting to know the person I already am…”
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“Hindsight is a beautiful thing, mage. The past is for the memory, the present is for the mind.”
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“You can't hammer in a nail with words..."
"No, but you can start a war with them.”
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“So many books, so little time.”
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“I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I am saying.”
Oscar Wilde, The Happy Prince and Other Stories

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message 45: by Ben

Ben Galley More good news - I've slashed the price of Shelf Help as part of a Kobo Easter promotion. £1.99! Have a gander: http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/eboo...


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Ben Galley There's a brand new blog on the Fiction Factory - all about the progress of The Written graphic novel and the paperback release of Shelf Help. Enjoy! http://www.bengalley.com/#!What-am-I-...


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Ben Galley Have you checked out my brand new website? No - well here it is! www.bengalley.com


message 42: by Alex

Alex Bobl Thanks for the invite.


message 41: by Sandra

Sandra Thanks for friending me! :)


message 40: by Ben

Ben Galley James wrote: "Congrats on the release of your next two books. I just purchased both Kindle editions."

Thanks James!


message 39: by James

James Davis Congrats on the release of your next two books. I just purchased both Kindle editions.


message 38: by Ben

Ben Galley Just under three weeks to go before the release of my final two Emaneska books - Dead Stars Part 1 and 2! Have a look! http://www.bengalley.com/BenGalley.co...


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Ben Galley The Kickstarter project, to turn The Written into a full graphic novel, is doing very well indeed! It's at 72% and climbing. Have you pledged yet? There's a chance you could actually be IN the graphic novel itself. Have a look - http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/e...


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Ben Galley My Kickstarter project for turning my book 'The Written' into a graphic novel, has now launched and is fully underway!

In return for pledging towards the project, I'll be giving away signed copies and Emaneska eBooks, exclusive merch and artwork, and also the chance to have your likeness in the actual artwork itself. Have a look here:
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/e...


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Ben Galley Andrew wrote: "Hi Ben - thanks for accepting my friend request" My pleasure Andrew!


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Andrew Weaver Hi Ben - thanks for accepting my friend request


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Ben Galley WHAT HO! #Author/Reader/#Fantasy-Fan/Book-Lover merchandise? Witness: http://www.zazzle.com/imagination_sta...


message 32: by Ben

Ben Galley Brand new post on my SHELF HELP site - "The Self-Publishing Stigma: What We Can Do to Avoid It."

Have a look! Comments welcome :)

http://www.bengalley.com/BenGalley.co...


message 31: by Ben

Ben Galley New blog up on SHELF-HELP! Is Self-Publishing a state of mind?

http://www.bengalley.com/BenGalley.co...


message 30: by Ben

Ben Galley New blogs up on the SHELF-HELP site!

http://www.bengalley.com/BenGalley.co...


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Ben Galley The newest BenCast video is up. As the Pale Kings Book tour comes to an end, I visit Nottingham Waterstones, a very special bookshop indeed.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2cZOWt...


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Ben Galley Tomorrow and Saturday (the 4th and 5th of May), the Pale Kings Signing Tour continues at Leicester and then Nottingham Waterstones, both from 11 until 4! Have a look at the details here:

http://www.bengalley.com/BenGalley.co...


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Ben Galley Yes. Yes indeed. The new ultimate Self-Publishing resource (to be) is now up! Introducing: SHELF-HELP:
http://www.bengalley.com/BenGalley.co...

Please help me spread the word!


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Ben Galley This Saturday my PALE KINGS tour continues with a big signing at Camberley Waterstones! See you there :)


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Ben Galley 3 hours 30 minutes to go.... Follow the Pale Kings book release on Twitter! @BenGalley.com


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Ben Galley Morning all... Today's the day! At midnight tonight (UK time) I will be releasing my new fantasy epic Pale Kings, pt 2 of the Emaneska Series, to the whole world. Available on Amazon, Smashwords, Barnes&Noble, and everywhere else!

Follow the link to download a free teaser of the 1st chapter, or get the 1st book in the series - The Written: http://www.bengalley.com/BenGalley.co...

Praise for The Emaneska Series:

“Ben Galley's debut novel The Written is a tour de force. The Written is a fantasy of epic proportions!”
“Some of the best fantasy I’ve read in years. I couldn’t put it down!”
“Breathtakingly vast, chillingly dark, brooding, and dangerous.”
“Spellbinding.”

Cheers!


message 23: by Ben

Ben Galley 5 days to go before the release of PALE KINGS! Make sure you read the FREE pre-release teaser at www.bengalley.com, or if you're new to the Emaneska Series, then follow the links to the 1st book THE WRITTEN! Thanks everyone :)


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Ben Galley Chelsea wrote: "Ben wrote: "Hey Chelsea. I thought your review was honest and direct and I really appreciated that :)

Thank you very much and all the best to you! "

Your cover art is completely awesome, do you i..."


It was a team effort really. I sketched it and my graphic designer friend worked his magic. Same with the new book too. Glad you like it!


message 21: by Chelsea

Chelsea Ben wrote: "Hey Chelsea. I thought your review was honest and direct and I really appreciated that :)

Thank you very much and all the best to you! "


Your cover art is completely awesome, do you illustrate it yourself?


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Ben Galley Claire wrote: "Nice pic! I have your book and I can't wait to read it. :3"

Sorry for the late reply Claire. Thank you very much :)


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Ben Galley Keisya wrote: "Thanks so much for the add! wow, you're an author. Please tell me whether your book are available in south Asia countries? i will def. check it out! :)"

Nice to meet you Keisya! They should be available via either Amazon or Booktopia! It will be available on most online bookstores. Let me know what you find :)


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Ben Galley Chelsea wrote: "Hi Ben! I was surprised to see that you liked my review of your book, since I didn't rate it well, and doubly surprised that you requested to add me as a friend. I am glad you did, though, and I ho..."

Hey Chelsea. I thought your review was honest and direct and I really appreciated that :)

Thank you very much and all the best to you!


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Ben Galley Check it out: 7 days to go before the big release of my new book Pale Kings! It'll be on Amazon, Smashwords, Barnes and Noble, www.bengalley.com, Kobo, and available at any Waterstones in the UK! Get ready :)


message 16: by Keisya

Keisya Prasetyawan Thanks so much for the add! wow, you're an author. Please tell me whether your book are available in south Asia countries? i will def. check it out! :)


message 15: by Chelsea

Chelsea Hi Ben! I was surprised to see that you liked my review of your book, since I didn't rate it well, and doubly surprised that you requested to add me as a friend. I am glad you did, though, and I hope that your series grows and succeeds.


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Ben Galley Merchandise and brand new blogs up on the website! Have a look: www.bengalley.com


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Ben Galley 26 days until the release of my new book Pale Kings! Get a free pre-release sneak peek of the first chapter here: http://www.bengalley.com/BenGalley.co...
And also on Kindle and Smashwords!


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Ben Galley 51 days until the release of my new book PALE KINGS! Keep your eyes peeled for a new BenCast coming soon with the new cover and detailing the sneak peek on Kindle!
www.bengalley.com :)


message 11: by Claire

Claire Nice pic! I have your book and I can't wait to read it. :3


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Ben Galley Come say hello on Twitter - @BenGalley


message 9: by Ben

Ben Galley Greetings all authors and readers! I'm currently looking for reviews on my book The Written! I'm happy to swap books with similar authors and will provide reviews of my own. If you're interested then please get in touch!

Ben


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Ben Galley New blog post up! Take a wander up the page and catch up :)


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Ben Galley Laura YA indie princess wrote: "Thanks for the add! =)"

Pleasure!


Laura YA indie princess Thanks for the add! =)


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Ben Galley Christian wrote: "Hello, I just downloaded the free ebook version of The Written. I hope I'll be reading it soon!
I was just wondering, how many books are there in the series?"


At the moment only the first, The Written, has been released. But the second Pale Kings is finished and currently being edited as we speak! Due for release late 2011 or early 2012, and I'm intending to supply an advance ebook :)


Christian Hello, I just downloaded the free ebook version of The Written. I hope I'll be reading it soon!
I was just wondering, how many books are there in the series?


message 2: by Ben

Ben Galley Book 2 of the Emaneska Series, 'Pale Kings', is already finished and in the editing stage! It's on it's way!


Jolene Book two?
:)


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