January 18, 2016
Hellllllooooo my fantabulous friends! I hope your weekend was fantastic and that most of my fellow Americans have off today! (and if you don't, sucks to be you. And me. Because I don't take off today either.)
The update for this week is: character art, book tour, Heroes or Thieves (book 2) release date update now June, and audiobook hardcopies.
Hey guys! So if you missed last week's update, here is an update to that update: this week is the final week to get your votes in for the next character art for the series. Alvena is currently in the lead with 24%, Navon following with 20%, and Saebellus in third with 16%. However, everyone else is very close--so get those votes in HERE!
(And yes, I know some of you are wondering why Jikun is not an option on that poll, but that's because he has 3 artworks done of him already XD)
(Book tour: basically a group of reviewers and bloggers host content about Kings or Pawns or post reviews on Amazon/Goodreads through the tour month. Interviews, Guest posts, reviews, etc... can be found on their blogs).
So currently Kings or Pawns is on tour with iRead Book Tours with a list of participants if you scroll down the page. ALSO a giveaway for 20 ebook/paperback copies of the book--so if you want to enter and grab one for a friend, this is a great way to do it!
Also, I have been considering running a second book tour in July or August for Kings or Pawns and/or Heroes or Thieves. If you are interested in participating you will be provided with a free copy of the book in exchange for an honest review. (one of the following formats if you don't currently have one: ebook (KoP and HoT), paperback (KoP and HoT), audiobook (KoP)). I will also be available for guest posts, interviews, or character interviews, so it's a great time to have some fun with me!
If you are interested, please send me a private message. I'm compiling my list to see what sort of time this will take and when best to run it.
So Heroes or Thieves has an updated release date: June 2016. So yes, this does mean the book is getting pushed back a few months, but here is the time table breakdown so you guys can see why this is necessary:
Now-Jan. 31st: complete splicing of Jikun and Alvena sections. Make beta reader adjustments. Finish Sellemar ending changes.
February: Two rounds of edits for Heroes or Thieves- 40 pages a day (aka 16000 words). This is for polishing the book, nuances, humor, themes, and overall story.
March: Any additional chances to the book, polishing, etc... Mostly a buffer to the editing to make sure that it is nothing short of perfect when it goes to the editor.
April: Editing by the editor, submission to the Library of Congress, cover art layout completion.
May 1st: Submission for publication to ebook format, hardback, and paperback; proof review and confirmation a few weeks later, pre-release to all Kickstarter pre-release backers.
Sometime in June: Available to the public.
Thank you for your support and I can't wait to share with you the sequel!
Still on schedule to be shipped out this month. :)
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