So I know I’ve done a horrible job at keeping people up to date.
It’s a sure thing if I am around people and the subject of my books come up. The next question will always be…when is book three coming out?
As nice as it is to know that people like the product you are putting out it are also a little aggravating not to be able to give quality answers to the fans.
One of the basic issues I am running into is time and life, just like everyone else on the planet. Work, pay bills and find time for everything else and then repeat the next day. So, as a result, to get anywhere you must prioritize and make plans and sometimes getting the next book out must take a back seat to things of higher importance.
I’ve learned I basically do a horrible job at marketing my own product, nor do I have the proper connections or time to really get it to where it needs to be. Simply getting a book into Amazon means very little anymore in the publishing world.
Other competitors closely guard there parts of the pie and although the parts they have seem small, they all add up. So my solution is to (at this time) step out of the self-published world and make my way into the larger book world. Basically, I have been shopping around, looking at regular publishers and reading contracts. I have rejected several on the basis of no real marketing platform or bad contract. Then I found a publisher who has a marketing plan, that on paper at least has a bigger footprint than what Amazon can offer. They read the manuscript for the first book and offered me one of the best contracts I have seen yet. As a result, I am holding off on book 3 until I see what they do with book one. If all go’s well they will be my new marketing platform.
So they are re-editing the first book, Age of Shadows again. I just approved the last edit, so now it’s off to formatting and graphics. There is a fairly good chance that there will be a new cover and possibly a new name. If so, those of you with the older cover’s hang on, you now have a “classic limited edition.”
If they do what they say and it does well then I will gladly have them handle Fading Starlight. Currently the third book, The Eugenics War is sitting on my desk, waiting. Part of me still wants to do it as a self-published book with my cover for a while. But part of me, the practical side says wait and let them do it. What do you, the fans think?
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