Tuesday, May 14, 2013

My first novel is published at last!


Friends, ladies, gentlemen, and others:

My first work of fiction, a military science fiction novel titled 'Take The Star Road', is now available as an e-book on Amazon.




It's been published without digital rights management (DRM), so even if you don't have a Kindle device or reader program, you can convert it to any other reader format you choose by using (free) conversion software such as Calibre.  A paper edition will follow as soon as I can find the time to format it - hopefully within a month or two - although it'll inevitably be rather more expensive than the e-book.

To my friends with blogs or social media pages:  please spread the word about my book, and provide links to its Amazon page (simply copy this one, if you wish).  I can't possibly succeed in this venture without your help!  Thanks in advance for your support.  We've already helped Larry Correia and Marko Kloos get a head start by self-publishing.  Can I be the third?  I hope so.

When you've read the book, please leave a review on Amazon.  Please be honest, and rate the book according to how much you enjoyed it.  Even if you didn't, please say why, because that'll help me improve the next book in the series.

Volume 2 of the Maxwell Saga will hopefully be published during July this year, and Volume 3 in November, if all goes well.  Here's hoping for success!

Peter

43 comments:

Gebiv said...

Purchased... Downloaded...
Beginning enjoyment in 3...2...1

campbell76209 said...

Way to go! I wish I was #4 but don't think it will happen.

Regards,
Paul

charles said...

Purchased via Tam's Amazon link.

Carteach said...

Bought it, and shall read it when I am done my current book. I'll blog it after I read it!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! Just purchased. I'll be sure to leave a review.

Now I guess I should get off my duff and keep working on my own novel... :-)

Don
(formerly of Connecting the Dots blog)

Joe Allen said...

As one of your "beta" readers, I enjoyed it so much, I'm glad to buy it "off the shelf" as it were.

And, congrats on the pull quote from Sarah Hoyt!

Looking forward to the ongoing adventures of Steve Maxwell...

LCB said...

Bought it...but it will have to wait for the other big release today: john Scalzi's The Human Division.

At least you're in good company! :-)

Brigid said...

Thank you so much for purchasing a printer to send me a paper copy!

I will spread the word next week after the usual weekend blog traffic doldrums.

B said...

SO if it is Kindle only, how do I get a signed copy?

LL said...

Good luck with this one and all that follow.

Grace Bridges said...

Good stuff! May it go far :)

GreyLocke said...

Purchased, downloading now. Got some hot water going for the hot cocoa.

Anonymous said...

Bought it, downloaded it, and it's running on my Calibre now.
MAY have trouble getting to bed tonight.
Bill

Old NFO said...

Heh, can't down load it from here, will go get it when I get back. And congratulations Peter!!!

Patrick said...

Purchased and can't wait to crack it open - congratulations, sir!

crankybuddha said...

Congrats!
Prayers and best wishes for your success.
-Cranky

Billy Sparks said...

I know what I am reading today...this work stuff will be here tomorrow and the next day and the next and the next....

Jennifer said...

Purchased! Hopefully will be reading it this weekend!

David W. said...

I just finished it (I got it last night) and I'm in the same situation I am in about Terms of Enlistment.

Basically Mr. Kloos wrote a great book, and his sequel was suppose to come out this month, but because he got all successful and stuff it won't be out till January. I want to read it now, and I want him to be successful, and sadly those two feelings aren't really meshing well for me. Though I will admit I am glad he managed to get an agent and a publisher, his next book will probably be really good and well worth the wait once it comes out, but I'll still want to read it now.

I want you to be successful, but I don't want to risk your next book being pushed back farther. I know it's selfish but that's just how I feel about it. I hope you manage to publish book number two as soon as possible, and if you do an EARC like Correia did I'll gladly pay the double or triple price to read it as soon as possible, even if it is unfinished.

Your ending was amazing, you have so many stories that you COULD tell from that point on that it isn't obvious what's going to happen next. It's not like Harry Potter or a bunch over other books where it's obvious what's going to happen, just not how it will happen.

It seems like you aren't telling a story of beginning middle and end. It seems like you are actually telling the story of a young mans life and future.

Honestly I think it is very likely that you will become the third gun blogger turned professional writer, and honestly I can't wait for the fourth and fifth and sixth.

Thanks for a good book.

Peter said...

@David W.: Thanks for the kind words. Please leave a review on Amazon as well!

As for the next step, I have no idea whether or not I'll receive an offer from any publisher. I don't expect one. My plans are simply to publish book 2 of the series in July, and book 3 in November. Anything else is an unknown at this point. Books 4 and 5 are definitely planned for next year, assuming nothing changes.

purplemagpiesnest said...

Congratulations, Peter!! I just bought a copy and downloaded it to my Kindle. I should have time to start reading it this weekend. Wishing you much success!!!

Purple Magpie (G.K.)

Rev. Paul said...

Got it just now, via your link. May your efforts be richly rewarded!

DaddyBear said...

Sweet! Purchased and downloaded. Going to link now, review later.

Brother Pilot said...

Just bought it. Looking forward to something new to read.

Jon said...

Bought, downloaded, converted to epub with Calibre, ready to start tonite.

tweell said...

Bought, read, reviewed last night. I speedread, which can be expensive.

Chris said...

Got it for my Kindle. My current reading will be put on hold while I read this. (Priorities!) I promise to review it.

Murphy's Law said...

I've never downloaded a book before but yours will be my first one. Looking forward to it if it's written half as good as your blog!

Mad Jack said...

Here you go, Peter.

http://madjackshack.blogspot.com/2013/05/crass-commercial-message-take-star-road.html

After I've read it, I'll post a review.

TXGunGeek said...

Bought it, downloaded, que'd up once I finish Warbound. Will post a review once done.

Deborah Cullins Smith said...

So happy for you, Peter! Will pick it up soon. (though I really prefer print myself...) May God bless this first installment abundantly!! Big hugs!

David W. said...

According to Amazon you are ranked 2652 out of just under 2 million e-books.


Christina LMT said...

Bought it, will re-read it (hah!), and wish you the best of success!

Pat St. Jean said...

Bought and added to the enormous to-read queue. I've posted the Amazon URL on my Facebook page as well...

Glenn B said...

I put up a notice about your book on y bog. I do not have an e-book reader, of any brand, so I imagine I will await the hard edition.

Good luck with it, hope it rises to the top.

All the best,
Glenn B

Kirkster said...

Loved it... Can't wait for the follow up!!!

Tom Bridgeland said...

Share to Facebook. It worked for me.

Anonymous said...

Just Kindled it!
Geoff
Who is sorry he is late, I've been busy.

lee n. field said...

Good luck on that.

My brother has a fantasy novel he self published as an Amazon Kindle book. He says he gets enough sales for it to be considered a part time job.

TXGunGeek said...

Well, I just finished it. Posted a review on Amazon and at my blog. Very captivating read and definitely hooks you in for the next book. The action flows well and has good timing. Waiting for the next book. Great writing Peter!!

Topher2 said...

Peter,

I purchased your book yesterday. I was following your blog when you posted your 'beta' copy and I couldn't wait to read the full story. I have just one problem though... I purchased/downloaded your book yesterday, and I'm already finished... I'm really hoping the next one can make it out in July!!

Anonymous said...

Just finished your 2nd book, (in a day) great read. Can't wait for the third. Please enable pre-order at Amazon.

Dustin Smith said...

Loved both 1&2 of the maxwell saga cant wait for book 3