Vote for my novel Man O'War to be adapted for film!

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At the back end of 2019 I subbed my SF thriller Man O'War, published in 2018, into a project run by a small studio called BooksOffice to adapt new books for film or TV. It's a venture run by a consortium of people in the TV, publishing and film industries (the actress and exec producer Leslie Ash, the Head of PR for Tiger Aspect, the Sony DP, amongst others) who are looking for new content to create, adapt and sell to streaming services as that market opens up.

Man O'War is one of 16 books in "Project Alpha", which is seeking to identify a thriller / genre novel to adapt. The novels that get shortlisted are chosen by a voting system, hence... I'm here to beg and corral votes from the good folks at SFF Chrons.

So... if you read MOW and thought it'd look good on screen, please send me a vote! And if you didn't read it, but would watch it if was on TV, then you can also send me a vote! Everyone who does will get lashings of hot cake and grateful PMs, whatever the result.

In order to vote you need to register with Booksoffice for free, and that gives you 5 votes. You also get more votes for inviting other people to vote.
You can register at Taking Stories From Book to Screen

The vote for Man O'War can be found here. It's open until midnight Friday Feb 21st (GMT).

And Man O'War itself can be bought here, or at your friendly neighbourhood Waterstones. And Forbidden Planet.

Thank you in advance!

Final Note: Not sure this thread will be in the right place, mods (I thought maybe publishing, but it's not really, so thought maybe here is better???) so please move it if necessary.
 

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A quick note... Do NOT register as a 'writer,' register as a 'reader/reviewer.' If you register as a writer, you cannot vote. Once your email is into the system, then you'll be unable to edit that designation it (that I could find).

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Yeah, I should have mentioned that. Silly me.

Although, do register as a writer for future calls (though the ones for SFF seem to be few and far between).
 

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I was also to "like" but I'm not sure if that's a "vote"?
No, it's not. I contacted the administrators to see if they could either reset or delete my account so I could correct it. If/when I get an answer, I'll post it here. From what I gather, you would only need a writer's account if you seek to submit a manuscript for future consideration, to be made into a movie.

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For anyone who inadvertently registered as a writer, meaning they cannot vote, I have some good news. After contacting the site and explaining my mistake, they gladly deleted my account so I could re-register using the same email address.

Voted... 5-tickets.

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I'll vote, but where is the cake?

Edit: Very confusing website though, with the reader/writer and paid/free tickets (I liked and gave you 5 free tickets.) I'm still trying to find the movie buff quiz!

Edit2: Very poorly designed website. Found quiz but despite being logged in it keeps taking you back to new member sign up page, so impossible to complete.
 
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Yeah the website isn't as intuitive as it could be. It's brand new so I suppose they'll iron out kinks as they get feedback.

And how's this for a cake?

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Great cake but how come he couldn't get his right arm burned off instead? I can see him swatting the lit candles off the cake.
 

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Hello all, I'm giving this thread a bump as there is just over a week to go in this vote - Man O'War is currently in the top 8 (though I've no idea where) of the vote and so is in with a chance of being adapted for film!

So I'm calling on one last push from the Chrons Army to see if anybody is willing to sign up and vote - the details are above.

THANK YOU to everyone who's voted so far, I'm very grateful :)

(I also got in touch with the studio about the website, and they said they would try to improve the user experience, so hopefully that's a bit easier to navigate).
 
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