Friday, May 15, 2015
Working my butt off . . .
I'm trying hard to keep to my self-imposed deadline of having 'Forge A New Blade', Volume 2 of the Laredo War trilogy, published next Monday, May 18th.
It's going to be tight - I lost a week due to ill-health - but I think I can have the e-book ready for Monday, which will be three months to the day since my previous book came out. The print edition will probably take a couple of days longer, as there are more formatting issues involved, but I'm hoping to have it out by Wednesday or Thursday.
Thanks for your patience and encouragement to keep hard at it. This will be my second book launch of the year, with two more expected (God willing) by November. This one's also fun because it's a 'crossover' book - Steve Maxwell, whom we left about to take command of a communications vessel at the end of 'Stand Against The Storm', published in February this year, makes two appearances and contributes quite a lot to the development of the story. If this works, and you like it, I hope to do similar, shorter series in future, where the character arcs can intersect and help develop both series.
Keep your fingers crossed for sales success with this one! I'm deliberately keeping the price at my present $3.99 level, rather than increase it to $4.99 or more as Amazon's model has recommended. I think it's more important to make it more accessible to more people. Whether or not that continues depends on the state of the market (and my pocketbook), but I don't want my books to become too expensive to be easily affordable. Thanks to your support, so far, I've been able to do that.