Monday, June 10, 2013
My second book is almost ready!
I've been hard at work on getting the print edition of 'Take The Star Road' ready to roll. It should be available late next week, pending the arrival of a test copy to check formatting, etc. I'm very pleased to report that sales of the e-book edition have already exceeded 2,000 copies - far better than I'd hoped to accomplish after less than a month on sale. Thank you all very much for your support!
I'm also finalizing the manuscript of the second novel in the Maxwell Saga, which will be titled 'Ride The Rising Tide'. Miss D. has been helping me do final revisions (she's becoming an excellent alpha reader and story critic), and I'm incorporating 'lessons learned' from reader feedback about the first book. (I really do value your reviews, you know - if you identify something that needs improvement, it allows me to implement that in subsequent books, while your words of encouragement keep me hard at work on the sequels. Sincere thanks to everyone who's left a review at Amazon, or here on the blog!).
I've been working on the cover for the second novel with Oleg Volk. He's a genius at this sort of thing. I sit in awe as I watch him, with a few mouse clicks and keystrokes, accomplish tweaks and fine-tuning that I'd never even have thought of! That sort of professional assistance is absolutely invaluable. I think he should do more book covers - he seems to have a gift for it. Here's a preliminary draft of the cover for 'Ride The Rising Tide', to whet your appetite.
The white bars at the bottom are where I hope a few words from another author will appear, just as they did on Book 1, where novelist Sarah A. Hoyt was kind enough to endorse my work. Look for e-book and print editions by mid-July!