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  19:52:34  4 July 2018
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Handyman454
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Yeah, the use of 'enhance' was umm, extraordinary but I got what you meant.
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  12:08:29  4 July 2018
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Yeah, the use of 'enhance' was umm, extraordinary but I got what you meant.
  17:17:55  3 July 2018
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My book doesn't compete with your game. It enhances it.
Think it's the first time in my life I've seen someone say that or similar.
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[chuckles]

"Enhance" was a bad choice of word. The definition is wrong.
"Promote" or "advertise" was probably a better choice.

There's no competition here.
It's all FREE advertising for them.

People don't buy a book instead of buying the game.
People read about the zone in the book that might not have known about it before and then buy the game to experience it first hand.
Or, they buy the game then after 5 years of playing it over and over again, they buy the book.
Either way, GSW loses nothing on the publications and gains everything on the free advertising.

On the other hand, if GSW starts printing books, then I'd have to either discontinue the Bridger series or move him out of Ukraine.
I could see that as a conflict with their profits.

Wish I could get some kind of outline of the land and beasts within the new version (in works) so I could write that into the books.

Bottom line....

I'm not interested in fighting GSW over copyrights, right or wrong.

If I hear from GSW in any negative regard concerning my $0.99 books, without any static whatsoever on my part, I'll pull the book offline, rewrite it to put Bridger in another place, rename and redesign the antagonists, regions and history so they don't have anything to do with the STALKER game and they can rely on their own funding for advertising sales of the old games and new one.
  00:35:12  3 July 2018
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My book doesn't compete with your game. It enhances it.
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Think it's the first time in my life I've seen someone say that or similar.
  21:24:07  2 July 2018
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1) You might get angry with me now but copyright is copyright.
I'm not angry - I greatly appreciate the input.

2) What if I made a game based on your books without asking for permission. Would you sue me then?
No. If you made a game I'd be happy for the advertising.
Your game doesn't conflict with my book readers
In fact it enhances them.
On the other hand though....
If I made a game and then you made a game, then I'd consider suite
Your game competes with mine.

My book doesn't compete with your game. It enhances it.

3) Tried the link to your site again and forced it through.
Still think you need to go to history, delete previous history and delete all items, pages, cache and cookies.
Should work fine after that.

Thanks again for chipping in. I need all the advice I can get.
Wish more people would comment.
  00:41:02  2 July 2018
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If they give me any crap though, I'll denounce the games, remove any and all endorsement and change the story to reflect another entirely different Zone in another entirely different area.
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You might get angry with me now but copy right is copy right. It is your choice to base your books on those great games. It's not their fault you didn't ask and got permission.

What if I made a game based on your books without asking for permission. Would you sue me then?

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Tried the link to your site again and forced it through. Then I clicked the Home link and was directed to a sub directory at what I guess is your business site: mikeshomerepairs.com/mcspangler/ It isn't a https site but it loads correctly.
  21:48:52  1 July 2018
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Don't know what happened when you corrected your website. My antivirus will only allow me to access it in my Chrome browser when using Incognito Mode as it is not a secure site (no HTTPS, certificat is invalid). I've visited other sites today without problems that don't use HTTPS. Maybe it's because you have links to ordering your books....?

I have read the Kindle prologue.

Only thing is: Have you been in touch with GSC Game World regarding copy rights? I wouldn't know if not because I have played the games but the science fiction parts including characters mentioned in the prologue are invented by GSC. Would be a shame getting a cease and desist and I have no idea how strict GSC is.
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I had the same issue when I uploaded the new site this morning and after a call to Godaddy, I had to delete all the old cached history & images and then it worked fine.
Unfortunately it had something to do with the old "GoCentral" site and the Lenox, C-Panel site I'm using.

As I understand copyrights there has to be a conflict of business competition involved. If I were writing a game it would conflict and compete with theirs and violate the law.
As it is, the books are a completely different format and non competitive and actually are considered advertising.
I love the game and gave them great credits on the inside cover.
Don't even have a problem promoting the games actually.

If they give me any crap though, I'll denounce the games, remove any and all endorsement and change the story to reflect another entirely different Zone in another entirely different area.
I'm already considering that as we speak anyway.

It's pretty cut and dry...
There's no competition and it's free advertising of both the old games and the new one, assuming they ever get that one together.
  20:33:23  1 July 2018
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Don't know what happened when you corrected your website. My antivirus will only allow me to access it in my Chrome browser when using Incognito Mode as it is not a secure site (no HTTPS, certificat is invalid). I've visited other sites today without problems that don't use HTTPS. Maybe it's because you have links to ordering your books....?

I have read the Kindle prologue.

Only thing is: Have you been in touch with GSC Game World regarding copy rights? I wouldn't know if not because I have played the games but the science fiction parts including characters mentioned in the prologue are invented by GSC. Would be a shame getting a cease and desist and I have no idea how strict GSC is.
  19:58:51  1 July 2018
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Thanks for finding my suggestions useful.
Yes, I have looked at your page. I find the excerpt difficult to read because it is centeret instead of aligned to the left. Maybe it's just my damaged brain that plays tricks on me. Don't worry too much about it, it mostly affects my ability to concentrate.
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Good suggestion:
I corrected the website to paragraph the narrative to the left.
Sometimes my creative eye gets in the way of my common sense eye.

BTW
The Kindle site allows the reader to see all of the prologue as well as most of chapter I prior to buying.

Please take a look at the Prologue and tell me what you think from a European standpoint.
  17:59:57  1 July 2018
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Thanks for finding my suggestions useful.

Yes, I have looked at your page. I find the excerpt difficult to read because it is centeret instead of aligned to the left. Maybe it's just my damaged brain that plays tricks on me. Don't worry too much about it, it mostly affects my ability to concentrate.
 
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