Quick writing update before I get back to the "So You Want to Write a Book...?" series tomorrow:
-The Hack books are finally out from Amazon's lock and key. Alright, alright; a lot of folks got to download them for free because of KDP Select's free days (stay tuned to the SYWTWAB series for an explanation).
That said, I can finally offer Hack: Innings 1-3 for free on Kobo, Smashwords, and Apple. Hopefully Amazon and B&N will price-match that soon; until then, I've posted a PDF of the Word file on Scribd; that'll have to do for now.
Apple is still lagging behind as of this post; I'll get their info up as soon as they put all of the books up. Until then, here are the links for Nook, Kobo, and Smashwords:
Nook: Innings 1-3, Innings 4-6, Innings 7-9, The Complete Game (all innings)Kobo: Innings 1-3, Innings 4-6, Innings 7-9, The Complete Game
Smashwords: Innings 1-3, Innings 4-6, Innings 7-9, The Complete Game
Apple (when they go live): Innings 1-3, Innnings 4-6, Innings 7-9, The Complete Game
-Note that Hack: The Complete Game is on sale for $3.99 on all of those sites for now; just my gift to you all with those devices for being so patient.
-I also have a few signed copies of JWATT to give away. The drawing
will be July 19th. To enter to win, simply add your email address to
the box at the upper right of the page to join my email list. I promise
to email the list before anyone else whenever a new book is
released...and that's it. No spam, no dumb-ass newsletter, just
notifications whenever I release a new book. Period. Exclamation point?
No, just period. The winners will be drawn from everyone on my list on
the 19th. For those Rogue readers out there, I think this is a lottery even Joe Grissom could get behind...
-Writing has unfortunately been subsumed to business the past few days. I have made headway on a couple of my non-fiction books as of late, and I have a few posts banked up for the "So You Want to Write a Book" series.
-Corcoran Was a Time Traveler: Going well. A good amount of catch-up has been in the works for our fearless Dr. Templeton thus far. At about 14,300 words. Hope to bang out 5,000 or so tonight, but we'll see...
-I've decided to move Twilight of the Gods to a pen name once it's done (at 4,000 of 8,000 words thus far), one that shouldn't be too tough for aspiring internet sleuths to discern. Everything under that name will be $2.99, but will also be available for Amazon Prime members to borrow in perpetuity. Still the same writing that you've come to enjoy (or at least I hope you enjoy; otherwise, pal, I think you're on the wrong site), just a different business model that will hopefully expand my reach. Yes, there will be a post about pen names in the SYWTWAB series...probably a few months down the road.
-That's all for now. I'll be back tomorrow with another exciting writing post. Until then, thanks for reading...
D.J. Gelner is a fiction and freelance
writer from St. Louis, Missouri. Check out his books, available at his Amazon
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