Once again, I do apologize for being more or less absent for the weekend.
I was 1) taking some time to unwind after getting Fryte’s Gold on Smashwords and 2) watching WrestleMania — I’ll spare you the details and/or spoilers, but Saturday night was better than Sunday night and overall I think it was time well spent; some of the outcomes were a little disappointing but did at least set up some interesting possibilities going forward.
On a related note, the Smashwords version of Fryte’s Gold has made it into the Smashwords Premium Catalogue. I think that’s less impressive than it sounds. As far as I can tell that just means it meets the basic minimum for formatting and functionality — sort of like the Nintendo Seal of Quality.
The good news about this is that it means that version of Fryte’s Gold will become available at bookstores like Barnes & Noble (which I’m not overly familiar with, because I don’t know if we have them in Canada, at least not any of the parts of Canada I’ve been to…).
I’m not entirely clear on how that works or how to see where exactly it’s available. I may have to look into that.
Though, incidentally, and bizarrely, the paperback version of The Valley of Appraisal (and only Valley and only in paperback) is already available on Barnes & Noble.
Anyway, I plan to get back to work more regularly this week and I’ve got a couple plans for the near future.
I’ve mentioned that I’m going to start serialising my stories. Before that happens, I want to get an updated version of Fryte’s Gold up on Amazon. That shouldn’t take too long; the hard part is done thanks to be fixing up the manuscript for the Smashwords version.
That shouldn’t take more than a few hours, though the books usually don’t go live on Amazon for a couple days are submission. I can’t really see why that won’t be done by the end of this week.
After that’s done, I’ll start serialising my stories — I’m thinking one chapter every Friday. Basically, your options will be wait to read the stories for free online, or spring for the book to read it now. Either way works for me, really.
I’ll keep you posted as soon as something newsworthy happens.
And, in the meantime, my latest story: Forward, the Lyte Brigade will be available as a free ebook on Amazon until Wednesday.