The second book in the Woes & Hose series is coming along nicely. There’s a cover! A glorious cover for The Glorious Adventures of Glamorous Prince Dietrich. As always, designed by legendary Anton Kokarev. I asked him for an appropriate sequel to the first book, plus an even more punchable face for our anti-hero protagonist. To wit, the results.
Ladies, gentlemen, swoon not. For what I’m about to tell you will make you … swoon. I am starting the publication process of the second book in the most wittily and elegantly named fantasy series of all times, Woes & Hose. Our beloved anti-hero is coming back in The Glorious Adventures of Glamorous Prince Dietrich!
The sixth SFFWorld.com anthology has been published! Unleashed unto the world, available for immediate purchase! Welcome to Pacific City is a super-powered sci-fantasy anthology set in an all-new shared world dominated by countless Heroes and Villains! I’ve got my own hero in the book too, so all the more reasons for you to get it.
Dear readers and chance lurkers, you’ll probably be somewhat enthused to learn that The Lost Words series is now also available on Smashwords. Following a successful experimentation with I Shall Slay the Dragon!, I decided to port several more titles to this platform, starting with The Lost Words, a complete, four-book series published in 2012-2015. Best of all? The first book, The Betrayed is free! An early holiday season gift, if you will.
It’s been roughly six years since I published my first paperback – The Betrayed. Although I’ve published books before (technical stuff) in digital format, my official entry into the world of independent authoring, the way people perceive it, started in 2012.
In the past six years, I had a chance to release seven novels, with another five books, bearing my name out either as a primary author or a co-author, also seeing the light of the day in that same period. A nice dozen. That’s a sizable volume of publications, and I believe I can share some of the lessons and insights I’ve learned since.
Like many an independent author, I was surprised by the (somewhat) unexpected and for me, rather ill-timed, announcement that CreateSpace would cease its professional services offering. This inopportune change coincided with my imminent decision to publish another book. All of a sudden, I was left in a lurch. Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) was suggested as an alternative, but it’s mostly self work, whereas I really wanted someone else to do the actual editing piece for me. So what now?