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Grimoire Game is now available. E-books are available from most major retailers. Print books, unfortunately, are only available from Amazon or Createspace.

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Grimoire Game (which I described in my last post), will be released December 30th.

It is currently available for pre-order. e-book versions are available at Amazon

Although there isn’t a pre-order, per se, the Smashwords page is up.  On the 30th, the print version will be available (only from Amazon or Createspace, unfortunately), and other e-book sites will begin to have the book.

Any reviews you leave will be greatly appreciated!

In early 2015, I’ll be releasing my next novel.  The exact timing will be determined by the remaining editing process.  Right now, I’m sending copies to my beta readers, though there’s still a lot of work let to do.

This will be the first book in what I’m tentatively calling the “Weight of Power” series.  Here’s my first take on the book description:

Since the dawn of time, the powers of evil have worked to destroy creation. Over the centuries, monsters of terrible power – Impurati – are created, each with the power to bring destruction to the world. Each has been turned back by the Guardians – warrior wizards whose purpose is to protect the world from these Impuarti.

But the Impurati cannot be destroyed. Instead they have been imprisoned, locked away for all time. Now someone is releasing the Impurati, making an army of these demigods. Can the current Guardians turn back this seemingly unstoppable force?

 

I just read a fascinating article about making it in traditional publishing. It’s both illuminating and disheartening. And completely unsurprising.

The thing is, most of us have a good story or two (at least) to tell. Many of us would love the opportunity to tell them, especially if we made a few bucks doing it. And of these, there’s a pretty good percentage that actually sit down and make an effort of a draft. How many of these are decent writers, I couldn’t say, but the end result is an enormous number of unpublished works. I dare say that a fair number of these would sell, at least respectably, if promoted properly.

Some could see this as condemnation of traditional publishing, and supporting independent publishing. But the thing is, that this doesn’t solve the problem. We use publishers (even before the days of print-on demand and e-books) as much for marketing expertise as for gatekeepers. Trying to get your name out there and get published is no easier, and probably harder. Yes, you can guarantee that your book gets published. Maybe you can even assume that you’ll get a couple of sales. But there aren’t any more people “making it” this way than with traditional publishing.

In the end, no matter what path authors take, their sales are as dependent on luck as hard work and talent.

To celebrate the release of A Memory of Light as an e-book, the Kindle versions of both Disenchanted and Peripheral will be available for free on Tuesday, April 9th.

Check them out!

The final review process for my latest novel, Peripheral, went more smoothly than I anticipated.  As a result, it will be available for purchase as an e-book in the next day or so.  The print version won’t be far behind.  If you’re looking for a quick Halloween read that isn’t terribly scary, I’d recommend checking this book out!

Peripheral:

“When Jim and Emma meet late one night, instead of a romantic rendezvous they are confronted by strange sights.  Shadows seen at the edge of sight turn into men who stalk them.  No one else, even Abby, Emma’s twin sister, can see them.  Are they ghosts, illusion, or something else?

When Emma disappears, Jim must search for answers, with the help of an emotionally fragile Abby.

Sometimes the answers we seek aren’t hidden in the shadows.  Sometimes, although they are in plain sight, they remain peripheral.”

I wanted to give everyone a couple quick updates.

First: Disenchanted is again available across various digital media outlets (rather than just Amazon).

Second: My next novel, Peripheral, is nearing completion.  I’m anticipating that it will be released in mid-October.  I’ll confirm the date once we get closer.

For anyone interested, tomorrow (August 1st), I’m having another promotion for Disenchanted on Amazon.  If you’re looking for a good read for the end of summer, grab a Kindle copy of Disenchanted for Free from Amazon!

http://www.amazon.com/Disenchanted-ebook/dp/B0063XUEMM/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1324652613&sr=8-1

I’ve decided to enroll Disenchanted into Amazon’s KDP Select program.  The downside of this is that it will (at least for the time being) be unavailable from any other distributor.  The upside is that Amazon Prime Members can borrow the book for free.  In addition, I can also promote the (Kindle version) book by setting the price to $0.00 (though this is pretty limited).

My first free promotion starts tomorrow (May 31st).  If you’re interested, by all means take advantage!

My first novel, Disenchanted, is now available in print!

Check it out: amazon.com/gp/product/1475215541

https://www.createspace.com/3854212/