This sale runs all through the weekend of 12/15/2017. Remember, it’s the holidays and books make great gifts!
Something unexpected has happened!
If you’ve been on the fence about picking up Volume 1 of my light novel series, Atlantis: The Visionary Continent, then maybe the review J.K. Penn wrote will be the push you need to grab a copy! Check out his write-up here.
He also reviews a few other light novels [Both traditionally and self-published] on his blog, and even has a light novel of his own. [Which you should check out as well!]
What a pleasant early Christmas present!
That’s right! Volumes #1 and #2 are on sale this weekend! You can pick up Volume #1 — The Visionary Continent for FREE, and Volume #2 — Awakening is only 99¢. Grab them before summer is over! [They’re great for reading by the pool, or so I’m told…]
If you’re looking for a shorter read, my novelette Simple Words is free this weekend as well!
Atlantis: The Visionary Continent is on sale this Valentine’s Day weekend!
From February 12th – 14th, Volume #1 will be available for FREE, while Volume #2 will be on a countdown deal, starting at $0.99 cents on Friday, then ending back at its original price on Monday morning.
Each volume is illustrated and includes bonus content at the end! If you’ve been putting off picking up a copy, then this weekend is the time to curl up with a warm mug of cocoa and start [or continue] your journey to Atlantis!
Note: Promotion end time is 2/15/2016 12: 01 AM PST
One of the awesome parts of self-publishing is the ability to manage everything yourself. One of the horrible parts of it is the ability to manage everything yourself. So, you have to own any awful decisions you make.
The original cover of Atlantis: TVC volume #1 was a debacle. I originally made my artwork too small, and since it wasn’t vector it didn’t scale up well. I was in love with the concept of past and future Achine standing back to back and I didn’t want to let it go–nor did I want to start over from scratch. I compromised by scaling up the colors, and re-traced the lineart to be larger in Illustrator. The end result was what I launched the book with. It looked okay from far away, but close up… it was a mess.
When it came time to make the cover for the second volume, I tried to use the same template and the graphic designer part of me revolted. She threw up, then proceeded to mentally beat me until I learned what I had done wrong. I did learn, and I set out to redesign the cover template from the ground up. Once I finished my shiny new template I was forced to admit that the old concept for the first volume not only looked awful, but it was probably hurting sales, and needed to be changed.
Yesterday I rolled out the new cover in anticipation of the release of Atlantis: TVC volume #2 later this month. I have to say, I am really liking both the new template and the new image for the cover. It is leaps and bounds better than the old cover, and will hopefully give a boost to sales since volume two is coming out in a few weeks.
Speaking of which, here is the new volume #1 cover side-by-side with the cover for volume #2. Sneak peek!
If you missed it the first time around, volume #1 is available to read for free if you have a Kindle Unlimited or Amazon Prime account. If you don’t have either of those, it will be free for everyone for a limited time this weekend! [November 7th – 8th, 2015] You can find it here.
Volume #1 rolled out worldwide this morning, and I couldn’t be happier. Just in time for the weekend!
You can check it out, sample it, [though there are sample chapters here too, ha ha.] and if you love it, buy it! [and recommending it to your friends doesn’t hurt, either!]
[That links to the US Amazon site–if you are outside the US you’ll have to search for it on your local version. Sorry about that!]
Thank you everyone for your support. I hope everyone enjoys the story and is eager for volume #2. [I know I am!]
It’s out, it’s out! It’s finally here!
So much work has gone into this–sleepless nights, long days banging my head against a wall during editing, and hours spent staring at blank pages. This is only the first step, as I am not done with Atlantis yet, but it’s a huge milestone for me.
Thank you all for sharing in this journey with me, and here’s to many more steps in this adventure!
[Also, I didn’t intend to release it on St. Patrick’s Day, it’s just that books release on Tuesdays, ha ha!]
So I went to submit the final edition of Atlantis: TVC #1 a few days ago, and uh, submitted an old test draft on accident.
I didn’t realize it until Sunday night when I went to check things over before today’s launch, and opened up the preview. I hurriedly re-submitted the final version on the spot, but I don’t know if every retailer updated or not.
Please keep this in mind if you end up getting the screwed up version. I swear I know the difference between my it’s and its. *dies*
[You should be able to update it if you get the messed up version by re-downloading it from whichever retailer you purchased the book from.]
The official release date of Atlantis: The Visionary Continent Volume #1 is March 17th. So excited!
I really am kind of freaking out. I’ve had little sleep, my daughter punched me in the eye early this morning after she woke up because her diaper failed–so now I have a lovely black eye–and I have a stomachache. Finding out my pre-order listing was live at a major retailer made it all better! Woo hoo!
Now to get back to work on Volume #2…