I forgot to post here that The Adventures of Pigg & Woolfe: 5 Peril in the Philippines went live on Kindle last weekend. I’ve also added the purchase link in Books and Short Stories.
I have the editing done on episode 6, Rendezvous in Hong Kong, but I haven’t started on the cover art yet. I’m working every weekend this month, and for the rest of the year, so new episodes may be sporadic in their publication dates.
I know, I know; I said I wouldn’t make any more promises about release dates and such.
I WILL be releasing The Adventures of Pigg & Woolfe: 5 Peril in the Philippines on Kindle by October 6th. I’ve already got it properly formatted and am well over halfway through the edits. I start on the cover art today.
I also plan to hit all the pertinent (writing/book promotions) FB groups I’m a member of this weekend with a new promo for this Steampunk serial. It will include purchase links and cover art along with this tagline: Indulge yourself in some cheap thrills this weekend with The Adventures of Pigg & Woolfe! Only 99cents per episode! Coming October 6th, Episode 5: Peril in the Philippines! Available only on Kindle.
Oh, and I’ve already thought up a contest to accompany the eventual release of the Season One omnibus. Something to look forward to.
That is all for now.
The Adventures of Pigg & Woolfe: 4 Chase the Lightning went live on the Kindle Store today!
Do not expect this level of productivity on a regular basis, however. This was only possible for me because of a small shutdown at my day job that gave me 7 days off from work. Yes, I’ve written episodes for nearly three seasons of this serial. Only the first season has made it to second draft on the computer (first drafts are all handwritten). Also, the art for this cover had far fewer fiddly bits to color than the previous ones. On top of that, I’ll be working an average of 55 hours a week or more starting around the end of September and going through the end of the year. That will not leave much free time to work on editing, rewrites, or cover art.
Still, I will strive to get episodes out more frequently than I did with the start of this serial.
I’ve decided to permanently keep the price at $0.99 per episode, by the way.
Looking at the success of some of my fellow indie authors, I really need to start recruiting a “street crew” to help with promotions. I do have a few loyal fans already spreading the word, but I would love for this serial to really take off. I’ve had as much fun writing it as I had writing my Waves of Darkness series.
Oh, and you can always find the covers and purchase links under the Books and Short Stories tab in the menu. There is only one link per title with The Adventures of Pigg & Woolfe steampunk serial since I am publishing them through KDP.
I will continue to search for an agent to help me re-launch Waves of Darkness. Viktor has been much on my mind lately, and I may start plotting book 8 when I finish up with drafting season 3 of TAoPaW.
The Adventures of Pigg & Woolfe: 3 In the Woolfe’s Den has gone live on Amazon Kindle!
Yes, I know I promised it a few weeks ago. I’m probably going to stop making promises like that, because every time I do, Real Life manages to make a liar out of me. Guess it’s one of the hazards of being a part-time author with a full-time day job. Also, there was a week delay because my coloring app ate the cover art project and I had to start over.
I am going to start prepping episode 4 later today. So hopefully the wait between episodes won’t be as long.
ALSO, I’ve decided to drop the price on all the episodes from $2.99 down to $0.99. Yes, I could earn a greater royalty percentage on the higher price, but that does no good without a decent volume in sales. I’m hoping more people will be encouraged to check out the serial with more affordable episodes available.
Oh, for those of you who are enrolled in Kindle Unlimited, you can read any episode for free.
Now go, buy and read! Don’t forget to share with your friends and encourage them to buy their own copies!
First, the important news: The Adventures of Pigg & Woolfe: 2 The Truce went live on Kindle last night! I plan to run a one-week sale once I get episode 3 published.
Secondly, unless someone cancels next year, I will not be attending LibertyCon 32. Tickets went on sale 8am EST July 4th and were sold out by 2pm the same day! Wow!
I just uploaded the second episode of The Adventures of Pigg & Woolfe to KDP! It should go live by this weekend. I’ve also finally created a page for the Steampunk serial under Books and Short Stories.
I will be posting a report on LibertyCon31 later this week.
That’s right kids, it’s almost time for LibertyCon again — this year in a new venue, the Chattanooga Downtown Marriot adjacent to the Chattanooga Convention Center. The current owners of the Chattanooga Choo Choo have made it fairly obvious they aren’t interested in continuing business with any of the three sci/fi and fandom conventions which have called it home for the past decade or so. The Marriot is a temporary home for Libertycon, as it is my understanding the convention will be contracting with the historic Read House Hotel next year.
I will once again be pushing my books in Authors’ Alley as well as sitting on a panel or two. It also seems I’ve been cemented in as part of the crew for the children’s masquerade again. If you attend LibertyCon often enough, you WILL be put to work. Just ask Brandy.
Here’s my updated bio and schedule for this year. I would say drop by if you’re in town that weekend, but the con has been sold out for a few months now. Still, if you think you’ll be in the Chattanooga area around the last weekend of June (when they usually hold it if it doesn’t conflict with other events at the same venue) next year, be sure to log on to libertycon.org and get your tickets starting as early as July this year. They sell out fast.
In other news, I have finished going over the edits for episode 2 of The Adventures of Pigg & Woolfe — The Truce. As soon as I get a satisfactory cover put together for it, I will upload it to KDP.
I have already received my first rejection letter in my current agent hunt. Truth be told, that’s all I would expect to get this early in the game. Most of the agency websites I’ve looked at tell potential clients to expect to wait 8 weeks or more for a reply. I plan to send out another wave of queries over this holiday weekend.
Happy Memorial Day to all my U.S. readers and followers.