Trademarks, Copyrights, and Book Titles (Oh my!) <– Would love to hear what you think…

Some of you that know me may know that I have started a social media campaign recently to reclaim the SEO I had on my first novel until a major publisher use the title for their comic book with the same on free comic book day. See reference if you have no clue what I am talking about: Reference .  I want to discuss this with others of you in the Publishing industry and out. Please visit that link and read about my story. Let me know if you think a person should be able to trademark their book title.  Also, I believe that just because a thing is legal it doesn’t make it right.

Let’s review some things that are technically legal in the state of SC where I live:

When approaching a four way or blind intersection in a non-horse driven vehicle you must stop 100 ft from the intersection and discharge a firearm into the air to warn horse traffic.

Dance halls may not operate on Sundays.

It is perfectly legal to beat your wife on the court house steps on Sundays.

There are a few others I wont mention about inter-personal relations with someone of the opposite gender.

Lets look at a few California laws:

In San Jose and Sunnyvale it is illegal for grocery stores to provide plastic bags.

You may only throw a frisbee at the beach in Los Angeles County, CA with the lifeguard’s permission.

Women may not drive in a house coat.

Well, since the law makers cant really be relied on, lets talk about the ethics of the matter. Am I merely doing what George Lucas is so frequently accused of or do I have a valid reason to have some professional and emotional attachment to my book title? Image



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Rise of the Magi (Kindle 2.99, Amazon 10.68, Audio Book 21.95)

Rise of the Magi (Kindle 2.99, Amazon 10.68, Audio Book 21.95)

Rise of the Magi is available in all different formats.





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2 days left 4 free books

For the first time ever Lamplight Media is offering free copies of all of our novels and Bridgeworlds: Soterion The Official Roleplaying Guide. It’s true that nothing is truly free, but all we ask in return is reviews on Amazon.
These books will be available for download Thursday the 3rd, Friday the 4th, and Sunday the 6th.
Keep Solstice

Rise of the Magi

Deep Flux

Soterion RPG

Of these books, I am most excited about Keep Solstice… A story of one man, his struggle against a legalistic up-bringing, his struggle to survive against all odds, and his realization of grace and what it means.

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Thanksgiving giveaway

I would like to offer you a complementary Kindle copy of two novels from my series.

The Brideworlds series startes with Rise of the Magi and is sequeled by Deep Flux. It is a Christian Fantasy/ Scifi series about how a complex scientific order came to a fantasy world through dimensional travel. There are three main characters and the series is the story of their redemption. I am offering a free copy of the two novels released in the series on Kindle at:

Rise of the Magi (Free Thursday and Friday)

Deep Flux (Free Friday and Sunday)

Thank you and have a happy Thanksgiving,
Randy Blackwell

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Rise of the Magi, Deep Flux, Keep Solstice, Soterion RPG Book

We sold 300 books at Dragon Con thanks to those who helped with the Kickstarter. But we have 700 books left and my wife, Vanessa, is not liking the space they are taking up in our house! Just kidding. But really before I can get to the next phase of my strategy to try to get a game or movie out there I have to sell this surplus.

If you liked Rise of the Magi or you are looking for a Christmas all Lamplight Media published books are on sale until Christmas only.

Rise of the Magi $4
Deep Flux (ROTM sequel) or Keep Solstice (parallel series by George Clark) $10
RPG Book normally 39.99 is only $20

Order here:

Thank you all for your continued support.

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Keep Solstice Kindle Free today till Sunday

Download Kindle version of Keep Solstice free today through Sunday:

Here is my review:

I picked George to write within the world of Soterion because he is simply a better writer than I am. With his degree in History he is better able to convey the history and culture of Soterion.

This story is about the struggle and duality of man.

Leevant’s story in this novel can be summed up in Romans 7:15-25

v15 For I don’t understand what I am doing. For I do not do what I want – instead, I do what I hate. 16 But if I do what I don’t want, I agree that the law is good. 17 But now it is no longer me doing it, but sin that lives in me. 18 For I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, in my flesh. For I want to do the good, but I cannot do it. 19 For I do not do the good I want, but I do the very evil I do not want! 20 Now if I do what I do not want, it is no longer me doing it but sin that lives in me.

21 So, I find the law that when I want to do good, evil is present with me. 22 For I delight in the law of God in my inner being. 23 But I see a different law in my members waging war against the law of my mind and making me captive to the law of sin that is in my members. 24 Wretched man that I am! Who will rescue me from this body of death? 25 Thanks be to God through Jesus Christ our Lord! So then, I myself serve the law of God with my mind, but with my flesh I serve the law of sin.

But this is a story of redemption as most sotries written in Soterion which is the Greek word for salvation.

If you root for the under dog, this novel is for you.

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RISE OF THE MAGI FREE ON KINDLE… only 3 more hours:

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