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Dec 29

Ash & Flame And Other News

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I am proud to announce that Season One of Ash & Flame will be available tomorrow, December 30th! The omnibus edition will be released exclusively through Amazon initially, with the other markets to follow a short while later. List price will be $4.99.

I will, of course, announce Season One’s availability just as soon as Amazon gives me the greenlight, which should be sometime tomorrow morning.

Winter’s Law, Inkshares and Sword & Laser

I have recently joined the Inkshares community, a crowdfunding site where authors can connect with potential readers. Inkshares is trying something unique, where they are blending the traditional publishing model with the perks and individuality of author-publishing.

As some of you might recall, I wrote the first draft of a weird western novel last year. I’ve chosen that novel, Winter’s Law, and put it up on Inkshares for the possibility of publication. The campaign will run for 90 days, and if I can manage 750 pre-orders, Inkshares will put their team to work and professionally publish Winter’s Law (or the possibility of less widespread publication if I reach 250 pre-orders).

I have a project page up HERE, so if you’re interested, I would definitely encourage you to check it out. I have a teaser up for easy reading.

Along with this, Sword & Laser is partnering with Inkshares to run a contest, which runs from Dec. 1 to January 15th. The top three projects (counted by number of pre-orders) gets automatically published by Inkshares, without the requisite 750 pre-orders. That is a big opportunity, and a chance for a wide audience via Sword & Laser.

I’d love to be in consideration for this. I think the book is good enough, it just needs that audience. Family, friends, robots, I need your help. All it takes is a $10 dollar pre-order (and any pre-orders grant you credits which can be redeemed, so you’re getting more bang for your buck!), and you can help me take another step towards my writing goals. I will also have some giveaways to be named at a later date to help with incentive.

I feel icky selling. I’m not great at it, definitely feel uncomfortable doing it, but this is the way it’s done these days if you want to be an author. So anything you can do to help would be most appreciated.

Details on my project page at https://www.inkshares.com/projects/winter-s-law !

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  1. N. E. White

    I pre-ordered Winter’s Law! Great beginning. I hope it makes it.

    1. Wilson

      Thank you, Nila! I’m not sure I’ll follow up with Inkshares, though, after looking a bit further into it (I should have done some research before diving in like that). I’m not sure I like the idea of requiring readers to sign up on yet another site so they can back this. And as I’ve already seen, most aren’t.

      1. N. E. White

        I replied via the WordPress app, not sure it when through so I’ll do it again…

        I can’t remember whether I actually signed up for the site or not. My recollection was that they just asked for my payment info, but didn’t actually give me an account. But, I guess, they would have to. Anyway, it seems like they are crowd-sourcing both the funding and the slush reader. There are other places that do that (including Amazon), so nothing too new there. Do let us know how it goes. I’d be interested in how they are handling (or will handle) the rights.

        1. Wilson

          I did read the rights before I signed up there, and I maintain all rights. Once the project hits 250 pre-orders, I have the option to publish through their Quill program, which is a lesser version of their full-fledged publishing options at 750 pre-orders. Still, it was a complete spur of the moment, and I should have been prepared. Other writers are having giveaways, or chats, or podcasts/vidcasts, and I just wasn’t ready for that level of crowdfunding.

          I think the book is good enough, after revisions, to stand on its own, but I’m not sure that’s the right platform.

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