A few weeks back I posted the concept artwork for my upcoming kindle vella series The Harpy Rises. The new artwork features a revised sword design with a harpy logo on the blade, and also the main character is now wearing a scarf. So what do you think?
I’ve been working on a new project since my last post. This is a Fantasy Young Adult serial to be featured on Kindle Vella. If you haven’t heard, Kindle Vella is a new platform that allows writers to publish stories. Readers will always get the first few stories free, and after that they can continue to follow the stories using tokens.
I’ll be posting more information on my Kindle Vella venture as information becomes available.
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Today my Sci-Fi novella DOCTOR MARS is free on Amazon Kindle. Click HERE to download!
That’s right, for today only, you can get DOCTOR MARS for free on amazon.com. Click HERE to download,and, happy reading!
That’s right, you read correctly, my novella, Doctor Mars, is free tomorrow in kindle format on amazon.com. Stay tuned for more details.
Now that Kensington Gore has acquired the publishing rights for my two novellas Kill Zombies and The Bloody Ripper, what does this mean for the future of these two books?
Well for starters, they’ll both need to be expanded into full-length novels. The publisher has made this a requirement. So I’ll probably be copiously studying the notes and suggestions sent to me by their editor-in-chief. That’s not a bad thing really, it will give me a chance to expand the stories further, and add some more depth to both books. Maybe even throw in a few new chapters.
Second, another round of editing will be necessary after each book is expanded. This is a given. But that also is a great thing, I mean, who doesn’t like finely-edited books?
Overall I think the reader will benefit from this. Both books will be refurbished, and hopefully enjoyed by a new wave of readers. Stay tuned for more Kensington Gore information when it becomes available.
It’s a wrap. A few hours ago I agreed to a two-book deal (for the publishing rights to Kill Zombies and The Bloody Ripper) with Kensington Gore,a horror publisher based in the UK. No, I haven’t hit paydirt with a 6 or 7-figure deal but it is a huge step toward gaining a larger audience and having someone back me and my books.
Since July 2013 this has been all on me. While I enjoyed the bumps in the road which helped me gain experience in the world of independent publishing, it’s a great feeling to know that there is an entity out there looking out for my best interests.
At the very least I will now transition formatting, editing and cover design to Kensington Gore and I trust they will do an excellent job in getting these two books in front of fans.
The work is still far from finished. Part of the deal stipulates that I must expand Kill Zombies and The Bloody Ripper from novellas to novels. That’s not a bad thing, really, as it gives me a chance to add some more meat to the plot and flesh out the characters.
Overall, the biggest benefit I stand to reap is that I will have the chance to improve my writing and get extra feedback from publishing professionals. For any writer, famous or newly-published, this is always an added bonus.
My second release of 2016 was the Mindcop Dossiers Boxed-Set. Released on October 2nd, it’s an excellent way for new readers to familiarize themselves with this entire Mars Space Opera series for an affordable price. Featuring the brave Liberty Rise, a mutant police detective who specializes in solving crimes with her mutant powers, this series will appeal to fans of crime, sci-fi, adventure, and techno-thrillers.
I’ve been asked to be interviewed by literary blogger L.M. Durand. This should prove interesting as I discuss writing and other helpful tips for writers. More information on the interview release date coming soon!
Meanwhile, you can check out L.M.Durand’s twitter profile HERE.
Well the big day is here. The Mindcop Dossiers Boxed Set is now available for purchase on amazon.com. It’s on sale for 99 cents for just a few days. Great way to snag all three books for a great price. Click HERE to read a free sample.