Hope everyone’s been keeping warm and cozy. Been a crazy winter in terms of low temperatures and snow up here.
Sorry for the lack of recent updates, but end-of-January and the whole month of February were just ridiculous at the day job. In fact, it just slowed down from “insane” to “slightly nuts”. Sad to say I didn’t get as much done as I would have liked on Episode Four, but I’ll see if I can still get it out in a reasonable timeframe for everyone.
I’ve got a bunch of posts queued up, including a few “Stuff from my Folks’ Basement” ones for those of you that enjoyed seeing my collection of weird junk, so stay tuned for that.
Well, the phone just started ringing again at my desk, so looks like my impromptu break is over.
Catch you later, folks.
Been down (and still down, actually) with the flu, hence the lack of updates.
I think I’ll be getting that flu shot next year (even if our secret one-world government overlords do use it to track you).
Also, I just responded to a few backlogged emails, so apologies for any late replies.
Going to try to get some more work done on Episode Four before the meds kick in. Wish me luck.
Just wanted to wish everyone a belated Happy New Year!
Hope my neighbours to the south are keeping warm and cozy – there’s some nasty weather out there right now. Not that it’s too much better up here right now, mind you – we had windchills of -40C today.
All said, I hope all of you really do have a happy new year.
Now, enough rambling. I’m off to bed and some much needed sleep.
Merry Christmas, everyone!
Two days until Santa! Hope everyone’s finished up on their holiday shopping. If not, why not buy that special someone a copy of Artifice: Episode Three?
In all seriousness, hope you guys and gals are having a great holiday season. I’ve just finished notifying the last batch of giveaway winners from Saturday. If you didn’t win, there are still two more giveaways left, so keep your fingers crossed.
Also, I know that there are many of you that are having hard times, and genuinely can’t afford to purchase Episode Three. As stated in the FAQ, if you are unable to purchase Episode Three, send me an email at email@example.com and I will see about getting you a little Christmas present. Again, my only stipulation is that you don’t abuse this honour system (and, if possible, please tell a friend or leave a review).
Hope you guys and gals are enjoying Artifice: Episode Three right now.
This is just a quick update to let everyone know that Episode Three should now be live in all but two retailers – Sony and the Apple iBookstore. Will have links on the right-hand sidebar here as soon as they’re live.
Also, regarding the Episode Three giveaway, I’ve notified the first batch of ten winners. If you weren’t among them, there’s still three more giveaways left this month, so don’t give up hope just yet.
That’s it for now. Hope the holiday season’s been nice to everyone so far.
As promised, I’ll be doing a giveaway for Artifice: Episode Three.
Here’s how it works: first, sign up for either my “New Release Mailing List” over to the right hand side.
Then, over the next four weeks, I’ll be selecting ten random readers each Saturday to receive a free copy of Episode Three! I’ll then send off a Smashwords coupon code to you, allowing you to download the book for free!
If you win, and you’ve already purchased Episode Three, you’ll have my eternal thanks, and then be put in a list of readers to receive a copy of Episode Four when it’s released.
Good luck and happy holidays, everyone!
[Edited Dec 11, 2013]
It’s the moment you’ve all been waiting for.
I’ve just submitted Episode Three to all the usual retailers, and it should be live and available for purchase shortly. Here’s a breakdown of what’s happening:
- Smashwords: Currently live and available
Submitted and waiting for their automated vetting process to finish. I’m hoping that this happens before I wake up tomorrow. But, it could possibly take until Thursday. Edit: Now available!
- Kobo: Submitted.
This is the first time I’ve published straight to Kobo, so I’m not sure what to expect. Hopefully before Thursday. Now available as well!
- Barnes & Noble:
This is being distributed to them via a third-party aggregator, and has to go through a vetting process. Unfortunately, that could mean a wait of up to two weeks… Edit: Surprise! Looks like B&N beat Amazon to the punch. Now available.
- Sony, Diesel, iBookstore: See Barnes & Noble above…
Once the majority of the major retailers have it in stock, I’ll be sending out an email to all of you on the New Release Mailing List.
Again, just wanted to apologize for the lack of updates. That lull that I was expecting at work didn’t materialize, and I’ve been doing a one-handed juggling act for the last little bit.
However, I will stay committed to getting Episode Three out before the holidays.
To that end, I’ve placed the first two (unedited) chapters here.
Also, I’ll be doing a giveaway for Episode Three. I still have to decide on the specifics, but here are a few ideas I’m thinking of trying:
- X number of randomly selected people from either of the mailing lists will receive a Smashwords coupon for a free copy each week
- Post on Facebook/Tweet my book and receive a Smashwords coupon (a la paywithatweet.com)
- X number of randomly selected Twitter followers receive a free copy
- Draw me a funny picture related to the books. Amuse me, and you’ll get… guess… a smashwords coupon for a free copy.
More details to come. Suggestions are also welcome. Heck – give me a good suggestion and I may just give you a Smashwords coupon just for that.
Now, going to try to get a few more pages out before I have to hit the sack.
P.S. For those confused about the subject line of this post, click here.
Haven’t posted in a while, so just wanted to pop in and confirm that I’m not dead. Been a crazy few weeks, and both the wife and I have been working some long hours – In fact, just got home from work and it’s currently 10:30PM. However, looks like the crazy rush is over for me – I hope.
So, going to have more time to write again. Good news is that [after a few edits] I’m fairly happy with the beginning of the book, and am expecting to have a sample up here by the weekend. Any feedback will be appreciated.
Well, I’m off to try to get another few pages done before I faceplant the keyboard. Wish me luck.
Also, remember – I’d really appreciate it if you’d leave a review of Episodes One and/or Two at Amazon/B&N/Smashwords/etc.