Richard Lee Byers
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Started May 21, 2013

Which is more profitable, KDP Selects or publishing through multiple venues?
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Hi, everyone. I'd like to tap into the collective wisdom of the group. In your experience, which way of self-publishing an ebook is more profitable, selling through multiple venues (Amazon, B&N,…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Richard Lee Byers May 29, 2013.

Fantasy and horror writer seeking reviews

I’m Richard Lee Byers. I’ve been writing fantasy and horror for a while now and am the author of over thirty novels and lots of short fiction. In recent years, I’ve done quite a bit of work in the…Continue

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Started Oct 28, 2011


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Jul 6, 2014

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"The paperback edition of THE REAVER THE SUNDERING BOOK IV is now available."
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""The Comics Conquer TV!" is my new column on Airlock Alpha."
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"ZOMBIES IN PARADISE is now available. It's six of my best horror stories, all featuring the undead. Check it out here:"
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"My novel CARAVAN OF SHADOWS (a ghost story) is available again after being out of print. If interested, click the link."
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"I was a guest on the Gamer's Tavern podcast to discuss the Forgotten Realms. You can listen to that here:"
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Favorite Book
The Swords of Lankhmar, by Fritz Leiber
About Me:
I am the author of over thirty fantasy and horror novels, including a number set in the Forgotten Realms universe. My short fiction has appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies. I have recently expanded my professional activities to include electronic self-publishing. You can find my work on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Smashwords, iTunes, etc.

I'm a resident of the Tampa Bay area, the setting for many of my horror stores, and spend much of my leisure time fencing and playing poker. I'm rleebyers on Facebook and @rleebyers on Twitter.
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Hi, everyone. I've been blogging at the address below. If you get a chance, please take a look at my posts. I'm also rleebyers on Facebook and #rleebyers on Twitter.


Posted on July 11, 2011 at 11:50am

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At 11:23am on July 6, 2014,
Cold Coffee Press

Please come promote your book(s) at the Cafe:

At 11:24am on February 8, 2014,
Rose Ann King

Thank you!

At 11:54am on September 23, 2012,
Joel Levinson

Thank you for reaching out but my recently released novel, The Reluctant Hunter, seems like such an unlikely area of interest for someone who write horror stories, except that the horrors in my novel about the Bosnian War are real horrors hard to believe and yet based on fact.  I wish you luck in your writing and your fencing.  I did a little at Penn.  The instructor had been the fencing coach for the US Olympic team.  It was a short-lived but memorable experience for me.  Joel

At 6:56pm on September 15, 2012,
Jennifer Thompson

Richard, Hello!

As one of my friends, I would like to invite you to my blog at to vote for the book cover of my upcoming novel The Scent of a Soul. The three book cover finalists are on display for everyone to view and vote on; I would love your shared opinion, and hope to see you there. Thanks!


At 5:07pm on September 14, 2012,
Nick Mann

Richard ...

It's good to be wanted, and thank you. I won't be doing much around here until later in the month, after which I definitely hope to. And again: thanks.


At 11:58am on September 9, 2012,
Scott Harper

Thank you for the friend request. I'm happy to meet you.

Scott Harper

At 9:49am on September 7, 2012,
Terri Rochenski

Thanks for the 'friend love'!

At 1:52pm on September 5, 2012,
Linda Harper

Hi Richard, I went onto Amazon and clicked yes and tagged your book.  The following are mine if you would be so kind to return the favor.   Thank you,  Linda Harper

At 9:29pm on July 26, 2012,
Yvonne Mikell
At 4:29pm on July 17, 2012,
Cary Allen Stone


I just finished the Q Word and Other Stories. It was the first of your work that I read and will not be the last. I look forward to enjoying the range of your work. A fascinating read for sure. My compliments on your fierce imagination. I believe I've found a new favorite author.



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