Publication day – 07/05/2016
This is it! I’m excited to announce that the first ebook is now live on Amazon and priced at 99 cents for the first few days (three days at least), and book 2 is on pre-order. I included the links above.
Today and the following week or so are going to determine whether I can keep writing long term. I love to share my stories with the world – it’s the best thing I’ve ever done – but the writing takes 20 and more hours out of my week.
I told myself that if the books sell, I’ll keep writing, but if they don’t… then I probably can’t afford to. I’ll finish the web serial no matter what, but it would take me longer, and I wouldn’t be able to afford any editing.
I never asked for donations in the 2 years of writing this serial. I always counted on making money from the books. But the thing with Amazon is – books that don’t sell enough copies right after their first publication sink into oblivion, meaning that most potential readers never discover them. Visibility in Amazon’s catalog is all about sales.
I need your help to establish the first book rooted in Amazon’s catalog, and to make it visible for readers who don’t yet know about the story. If you’d like to support my writing career, please buy the first book at 99 cents, even if you don’t intend to read it again. It would help SO much! It’s not about those 99 cents, but each sale, no matter the price, helps improve visibility in Amazon’s catalog.
Just click the Amazon link above to find it.
Thanks so much!
Thanks for your interest in the ebooks! I’m excited to update the page with a new announcement. drumroll
The Amazon release date for Transition, the first book in the Anathema series, is set for Saturday, the 7th of May 2016. Book 2 (Escalation) will be available for pre-oder at the same time and go live sometime in Summer.
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I have a release date! Well, almost. The first two books are getting released to Amazon’s Kindle store in Spring / Summer 2016 (first week of May for the first book), and this is now 100% set. No more delays. Book 1 (Transition) will include arcs 1-3, book 2 (Escalation) arcs 4-7.
I’m planning to publish in other stores (ibooks, B&N etc) as well, but Amazon will be first. I’m also looking into audiobooks.
This is something I’ve been talking about for some time, and I apologize for not having gotten around to it sooner. As the publication date for the first two ebooks draws closer, I’m excited to show you the fabulous covers that were designed by Claudia McKinney. For the Escalation cover, we worked with a photographer – Teresa Yeh – to find the perfect model for Chris. Finding a decent stock image of an Asian girl in the right pose, with matching clothing and Chris’s distinctive facial expression, would have been impossible. The model for Christina was Fei Xu, and I think she nailed the pose and the facial expression. What do you think? Does she look the way you pictured Chris?
For some reason, WordPress makes the pictures appear more ‘white’ than the originals. To see the real color, hovering over an image with your mouse should do the trick.
First cover with Sarina:
Second cover with Christina:
The original model photo: