Still Here

Still Here

In case you were wondering, I’m still here. Our move and other events took over my time and attention and I haven’t been able to post regularly. In a couple of weeks, I’ll be back to my regular schedule–such as it is.

When I have a little time, I work on the third installment of Spirit Missions, sort out some marketing ideas, and connect with my cover designer on the new logo and other items.  So, look for some promotion of Sudden Mission and Nasty Leftovers early or mid-July, and the launch of the print versions sometime in late July.

I did manage to ride for a couple of hours the other day and got to see some eagles sitting on a nest atop a power pole. Summer is coming on strong here and the days are getting warmer.

Hard to believe it is almost July already.

Keep writing.

 

Transition

Transition

Over the next few weeks, I will transition homes and then begin transition of my books to a print edition. I’m looking forward to the new home. I’m of two minds on how to do the print editions.

The new home is a little roomier and has a place for the motorcycle, as well as an interesting location for an office. And a garden. Hmmmm … so, as the season progresses, I’ll be able to just go out in the back and pick fresh fruit and veggies. What a concept!

I’m still studying the pros and cons of a couple of different approaches to putting the books in print. What I want to do is have a print edition available for those readers who like print. I also want to have a print edition available in a way that allows bookstores who want to carry the books to do so. I’d like libraries to order copies for their collections, as well.

There are upfront costs for this level of print. There are also backend, behind the scenes costs. If you wonder why the big publishing houses charge so much for a paper or hard bound edition of a book, this is one of the costs they have to cover. Returns and returns that can’t resell.

My new garage may have more space, but I don’t want to fill it up with books. I may just have to bite the bullet.

Keep writing.

 

It’s Launch Day

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.

Nasty Leftovers-correct (1)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 have aged. See the Books page.)

Thank you for your patience and support. This has been a wonderful journey. Now to start on the third installment.

Keep writing.