Today I wanted to share some exciting announcements. First, I want to let you know (and you’re the first to hear the news) that NineStar Press will publish my Science Fiction novel A New World–Contact. To keep the purchase price of the book reasonable they will release A New World–Contact in two parts. The book is hovering around 170,000 words (about 652 pages). We are aiming to release Part One around the end of the year with Part Two coming out a few months later. There won’t be a long delay between release dates. Both parts of the book will be available in eBook format and paperback. So, keep an eye open for more news as we get closer to the launch date. If you want to learn more about A New World–Contact check it out here.
Second, on March 8th I’ll be interviewed on Outlook Video. Outlook Video is a Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender monthly public access cable program and is associated with the Billy DeFrank Lesbian and Gay Community Center. Once I know when the show is to air, I’ll share it.
Third, on the writing front. This week I submitted a new manuscript to NineStar Press for evaluation. The working title is T.A.D and the story is about an angel and drag queen. It's a lot of fun. My hope is NineStar Press will pick it up. So keep your fingers crossed.
One more writing update, this Thursday March 1st. I’ll have a featured Blog Post on NineStar Press. You’ll be able to check out the post here however, I’ll be sharing the links on my social media pages.
You can see a lot is happening.
Before I sign off for the week, I want to mention how thrilled I am that The Calling is doing so well. It’s gotten several 5–star reviews on Amazon and as of this writing the book has a 4.4 overall star rating. Not to forget A Dragon for Christmas or The Reunion they are at a 4.5–star rating and a 4.7–star rating respectively.
Why am I mentioning this? Because ratings and reviews are very important for books and writers (especially lesser known authors like me). In almost every article written about helping your favorite author, ratings and reviews, are always in the top five, along with buying the book and recommending the book. Don’t take my word for it, here is an article by the Huffington Post with 10 Ways to Help Your Favorite Author. Click here. Here’s another article from Mill City Press that also offers some amazing ideas. Click here. If you want to try any of these out, I’ll happily be your test subject.
Are you ready to help me reach that goal? Have you read all or some of my books? Do you have an Amazon account? Do you want to be a part of my book’s success?
You don’t have write a full review, simply click on the 1–5 stars is a great help.
Why is this important to me as a new author? Because once I hit twenty-five reviews the book will be eligible to be turned into an audio book. In addition, another benefit is that once the magic number is reached Amazon will start marketing the book in the ‘if you like this book, than you might also enjoy this book’.
As my thank you, for your review, I will share it on my Facebook Fan Page and my Twitter feed to show the world how awesome you are.
On that note. I hope you all have a great week. I love hearing from folks so feel free to leave me questions and comments below.