At last I can give you some news. The new book, Kelfor, is slowly progressing again after a long break. Publication is scheduled for July 2017. Here is a sneak preview of the cover:
I absolutely love this cover. Hope you do too. Comments very welcome! Continue reading New book on the horizon
I remember seeing a Nathan Lowell post years ago, when he reached 500,000 downloads on the Podiobooks site. I immediately envisioned the day I would be doing that very same thing. It would be the day I would be as popular a writer as he is, I thought. It seemed the epitome of success.
Except it never quite works out as you think, does it? About ten days ago I finally reached the magic half a million downloads. As dreamed of, here I am bragging about it. I should feel a success, surely?
Well, not so much. Of course I am delighted to reach that (for me) magic number. But I have learned that success is ALWAYS relative. It is like riches … wherever you are on the ladder, there are always more rungs to be climbed. And my 500,000, four or five years later, has not put me anywhere near the rarified air Mr. Lowell – very deservedly – breathes. But it IS a step on the way.
What constitutes success? Is it only to be measured in monetary terms? By that standard I am a VERY long way away, still. Or, these days, is it by download numbers?
Or perhaps, writers should only hanker after just a couple of good reviews. After all, from there to infinite sales may only be a matter of scale!
To all those of you have downloaded Valhai … and the rest of the series … THANK YOU! You have helped me to climb one more rung on the way up my own personal ladder!
I read quite a lot on the kindle these days, but I still love my bookshelves. To actually have my own books mingling in there still gives me a boost every time I see them.
And here is the second one: Ammonite Stars follows on from Ammonite Planets by combining Pictoria and The Lost Animas. Books four and five in the Ammonite Galaxy series as a Kindle special.
There are now two Omnibus Editions out. The first is called Ammonite Planets, and the second Ammonite Stars.
Here is the first. It is over a thousand pages, and contains all of Valhai, Kwaide and Xiantha, so it is a good starting point for readers who don’t know the series.
Both these editions are Kindle-only specials.
The Namura Stone (Book Six in the series) is finally out. At last!
Here are the links:
The next book in the series, Book 7, is called The Trimorphs, and will be out some time in 2015.
Well, quite a lot happening. The series has just gone up on Kobo with new ecovers, which are also gradually being used for the other versions too. Here is what they look like:
These are much more screen-friendly, though I liked the old ones, too!
The other news is – as you can see from the QR code – the first two books are currently on promotion and available as a free downloads from Noisetrade
And book six in the Ammonite Galaxy series, The Namura Stone is due out in September this year.
There are some special Kindle offers on the Ammonite Galaxy series coming up in the next three weeks, to celebrate the launch of Book 5, The Lost Animas. Check out Amazon’s Kindle Countdown Deal from tomorrow.
The audiobook of The Lost Animas should be live on Podiobooks within a couple of days, too, if you prefer listening to reading.
Just to tell you (at last!) that Book Five in the Ammonite Galaxy series, The Lost Animas, has just gone live on the Kindle.
You can find it here
Book Five in The Ammonite Galaxy series, The Lost Animas, is actually finished, and due to be published in September this year. I thought you might like a preview of the cover. Hope you like it: I do!!