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Ben Galley is a best-selling purveyor of tall tales and dark fantasy from the UK. He is the author behind the gritty and epic Emaneska Series, as well as the upcoming western fantasy series, the Scarlet Star Trilogy.

Aside from writing and dreaming up lies to tell his readers, Ben works as a self-publishing consultant and Guardian Masterclass tutor, helping fellow authors from all over the world to publish and sell books. His guide Shelf Help will tell you all you need to know about DIY self-publishing.

Ben can be found being loquacious and attempting to be witty on Twitter (@BenGalley), Facebook (/BenGalleyAuthor) or at his website www.bengalley.com.


Are you sitting comfortably? Then I’ll begin.

How would you like to get your paws on a signed copy of the new book – Bloodrush? You would? Good, because I’m giving away 3 signed copies to 3 very lucky winners.

This competition is very simple to enter, and pretty damn fun too. In keeping with the western theme of Bloodrush, all you have to do is take a selfie of yourself wearing a Stetson. Then yo... Read more of this blog post »
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Average rating: 3.89 · 1,072 ratings · 178 reviews · 9 distinct works · Similar authors
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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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"I got a digital ARC from the author and am currently 80% through the book, but I wanted to leave a review right away.
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"It is hard to describe this book purely because it appears to try to do too much.

It is set in an alternate universe where much is familiar but some things are very different.
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Ben Galley added a status update: Don't forget to watch my new BenCast to find out how to win yourself one of 3 signed copies of Bloodrush. All you have to do is take a selfie, in a Stetson! That's right. Then just post it on facebook or Twitter with the hashtag #stetsonselfie, and the best 3 in the next week and a half will win! And if you want to see me in a Stetson, follow the link! http://youtu.be/Y6vSMdqGBrQ
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message 46: by Ben

Ben Galley If you're keen to get your hands on Bloodrush, all the eBook store links are now on my website. It's available on Kindle, Kobo, Nook, and iBooks.

I've also added a brand new section to the website where you can check out the magick system within the book, but do be warned of SPOILERS. In any case, check out the 5-chapter sample too, if you fancy a free read ;)

Bon nuit,

http://www.bengalley.com/#!books/cnec


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...


message 44: by Ben

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-...


message 43: by Ben

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...


message 37: by Ben

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...


message 36: by Ben

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!


message 34: by Andrew

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...


message 29: by Ben

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!


message 26: by Ben

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


message 25: by Ben

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


message 24: by Ben

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!


message 17: by Ben

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.


message 14: by Ben

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


message 13: by Ben

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!


message 12: by Ben

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


message 10: by Ben

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


message 8: by Ben (last edited Oct 04, 2011 09:02AM)

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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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