Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Freakin' Cool Announcements!!!

FINALLY! It's Wednesday, and everything has been tied up and arranged and solidified and I can make my announcements!! Yay!!! :-)

I've got three really awesome and cool ones to make. :-)

First, I've teamed up with some fabulous people to provide authors with cool and awesome stuff. I'll be formatting eBooks, James Curwen will be doing covers, and BJ Rowley will be typesetting and proofreading. If you want more information, click on my tab above titled "Author Services." We're in negotiations with an editor to offer editorial services soon. Information coming.

Second, and EEEEK!!! We're releasing a special revised edition of The Key of Kilenya!!! I'm so incredibly excited about this! It will be complete with illustrations and pictures. And when I say pictures, I mean pictures of Jacob's high school and pictures of the canyon he runs into at the start of the book. Eeek! The eBook will have links to the illustrations and pictures, and the physical book will actually have them. The physical book will also be slightly larger in size than the previous edition, to facilitate the awesome illustrations. :-)

Third, and my absolute, favorite announcement of all time!! I've partnered up with James Curwen (my cover designer) and his merchandising company to put out a line of collector's edition miniatures!! I CAN'T WAIT!!! (Please excuse my yelling. :-)) The first thing will be the Key of Kilenya, which is rather fitting, right? :-) You'll be able to use it as a necklace, a key chain, a bracelet, or whatever else you can think of. And they're going to be doing Molgs, Macaria ruins, Jacob, Akeno, Aloren, the Lorkon, and possibly even the Fat Lady. Ha ha! I can't wait! It's going to be awesome!

Sigh. :-)

Oh, and also, Samara: A Kilenya Romance is up for free again today and tomorrow (Feb 29 and Mar 1). If you didn't get the chance last time to download it, go ahead and do it now. And share it with friends and family! :-)

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day, and Giveaway!

I love deals and giveaways, and there are a bunch going on right now! :-)

As a way to say Happy Valentine's Day, my eBook novella (teen romance), Samara: A Kilenya Romance, is free on Kindle! Come check it out here. :-)

Also, I've partnered up with a few bloggers to give away a Kindle loaded with my eBooks. Come enter! You'll find the info here, along with an awesome review of both eBooks (The Key of Kilenya, and The Ember Gods). (Contest starts today - must be over 18 and living in the USA.)

The above contest is pretty intense - last one we did had around 130,000 entries. Here's another one, giving away just The Key of Kilenya, that is more low-key. Come join the fun!

What book are you reading? I just started Brandon Mull's The Beyonders series, and am really enjoying book one!

Here's the tracking information on downloads for Samara: A Kilenya Romance:

Tuesday, February 14, 2012:
7:45am: 45 downloads
10:45am: 100 downloads
12:45pm: 200 downloads (ranked #23 on Amazon for its genre!!! 1,900 overall)
1:45pm: 265 downloads (ranked #19 for its genre, 1,254 overall)
3:30pm: 320 downloads (ranked #8 for its genre, 670 overall)
4:30pm: 346 downloads (ranked #7 for its genre, 521 overall)
6:15pm: 412 downloads (ranked #6 for its genre, 493 overall)
9:30pm: 505 downloads (ranked #6 for its genre, 477 overall)

Wednesday, February 15, 2012:
7:45am: 586 downloads (ranked #5 for its genre, 387 overall)
10:30am: 617 downloads (ranked 5 for its genre, 423 overall)
2:20pm: 638 downloads (ranked #7 for its genre, 515 overall)
10:30pm: 683 downloads (ranked 12 for its genre, 738 overall)

And that's the end of the free giveaway days! Thanks for coming along with me on this journey, and thanks for helping me spread the news. :-)