I’m in the middle of preparing to relaunch the e-book versions of Sudden Mission and Nasty Leftovers as soon after May 31 as possible. I’ll relaunch the print versions shortly after, probably about mid-June.
BugBear Books is an official trade name, and I have the accounts on Amazon, iBook, Nook, and Kobo set up. The bulk of the work involves preparing the books in the various electronic formats and making sure things work as expected. I stumbled across a couple of typos I want to correct before I relaunch, as well. Odd what you encounter when you read to an audience. I want the quality as good, if not better, than we had with the previous publisher.
I hope to have Sudden Mission back online on June 1. If all works well, I should have Nasty Leftovers up a day or so later. Of course, Murphy rules and there is a lot going on that may impact the timing. As mentioned before: buying a house, selling a house, moving, and maintaining the schedule. It just never stops.
Of course, right in the middle of all this, I’ll be in Missoula for MisCon 30. Check the Events page for my schedule at that convention. I’ll have some Booktrope editions of both books available and will be signing, as per the schedule. It’ll be great to meet readers, friends, family, and other writers. I’m bringing a special book with me and plan to get an autograph from an old friend.
Stay tuned. I’ll post as I can over the next couple of weeks as things progress. I’ll also try to get a post with pics and all from MisCon. Should be fun.
Keep writing, and thanks for your support and patience.
BugBear Books is the new, registered name for Sudden Mission and Nasty Leftovers publisher. Nothing fancy, just a simple business license and trade name.
I’m arranging for new covers (not a huge change), a logo, and will expand the online sources to additional ebook vendors. I also plan to make the books available to Australia and The United Kingdom. I still have a few decisions to make involving making the books more available/accessible to bookstores. I’m sure I’ll go that direction, since I’ve had some great support from bookstores so far.
While my previous publisher tried to focus on ebook sales, a bulk of my sales of Sudden Mission and Nasty Leftovers were print in spite of all that. I don’t know why, for sure, but I want to keep all avenues open. I may even explore a hard cover edition in the future that holds all three books (that means I must finish the third book).
I’m doing my best to keep my production team together, so I have the same editor, proofreader, and cover designer going forward. It has been an incredible team and they are largely responsible for the high quality you see in these books. The only planned changes inside will be correcting a couple of typos, and maybe some formatting and fonts.
And, in all this, we are buying a house, selling a house, and I’m still actively marketing the books. Check the Events page regularly to see what I’m doing and where I’m going. If I’m coming to your area, I’d love to meet you.
It’s Launch Day
It’s Launch Day for Nasty Leftovers today! As I write this post, my publisher is getting the book up on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Apple iBook. The ebook is available, but print copies may be a few days out, yet.
You should see some reviews right away. We sent advanced review copies (ARCs) out to some reviewers ahead of the launch and most of those should be coming in over the next few days. One of my reviewers is caught in the Louisiana floods right now, so we may not get her review right away. The first review is already up on Amazon.
Getting the book ready for publishing isn’t a simple task. For just the ebook, getting the format and cover put together isn’t too difficult. A print version involves getting the format done first, then getting the cover done with the correct size spine for the page count, and the images set with the correct color settings. I’m just glad I have Vox Dei Publishing and Booktrope Editions to handle those tasks and get the book launched.
Getting the book written, edited, rewritten, edited again, revised, proofread, corrected and finally uploaded is enough work to keep me busy. My team at Vox Dei has been a real blessing and they all worked hard to make Nasty Leftovers a strong, powerful story, with a drop-dead gorgeous cover. I have to thank Scott Deyett for this cover (and link to his business).
Nasty Leftovers is available at:
Paperback or ebook on Amazon: Nasty Leftovers
Barnes & Noble Paperback or Nook ebook: Nasty Leftovers
Apple iBook: Nasty Leftovers
(Note: Links will be includes when books are available at that vendor)
Thank you for your patience and support. This has been a wonderful journey. Now to start on the third installment.