Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Pricing "Poll"

I thought there was a poll gadget on Blogger, but it looks like it was removed a while ago...


Anyway, I don't know if the pricing for the eBook versions are a good thing, or a bad thing.  I've priced them nominally to get purchasers, but it looks like it may have the opposite effect of: "If it's that cheap, then what's wrong with it?" Or, perhaps it may give the scent of desperation? (And not, I'm not desperate.)

I've seen some books going as high as $9.99, but is that the price point I should be aiming for?  One of the suggestions from the Smashwords writing guide was to offer the first book for free to get your readers hooked, then they could purchase the following ones in the series for full price.

So, what does everyone think?


Book 2 Revisions are Live! Also, paperbacks of Book 1 & 2!

Hello, Chaos series fans!

Just to let you know, revisions to Book 2 are now live!  You should be able to find them on your favorite platform in the coming days, but they should be available on Smashwords and Amazon right now!

Also, paperbacks for Book 1 & 2 will also be available when Amazon's review process is complete!  Once the edits to Book 3 are done, and a small edit to Book 4, both of those will be released as paperbacks as well.

After this post, I'll be putting up a poll about the pricing of the series, just so I can get some feedback.

Monday, September 6, 2021

Book 5 Update, Book 2 Revisions, and Paperback Copies!

Hello, Chaos series fans!

This post serves three purposes: an update on the status of Book 5, revisions to Book 2, and paperback copies.


Book 5 has been delayed due to a new job with leaves me wiped out.  I also realized that a number of things needed to be rewritten in it.  Thus, I'm pushing it off until the end of October for a release.  I think it's a spectacular book, so I hope you're anticipating it!


Revisions to Book 2 will be coming in the next day or two.  The revisions amount to a little more text, as well as correction of typos and grammar.  None of the revisions affect the story.  Right now, the Smashwords edition has been successfully uploaded, and is available as you read this, but will take a little while for the Smashwords distributors to get their updates.

The Amazon version will be available in the next day or so.


The paperback copies of Books 1 and 2 will be available within the next day or so.  I still need to finish revisions of Book 3, a very small edit of Book 4, and then continue with Book 5.

Thanks for your patience, everyone!

Friday, December 4, 2020

Book 1 Revisions Will Be Live Within the Next 72 Hours!

Hello, Chaos series fans!

Revisions to Book 1, A New World, will be live on Smashwords and Amazon within the next 72 hours; both sites are currently going through the approval process.  Smashwords partners should be getting the revisions when they are pushed out as part of Smashwords's schedule.

Once again, the revisions correct some grammar, typos, and change a few lines to make them flow a little better, but in no way change the story.  Also included in the revisions is the new cover format.

If you haven't gone back and read the first book in a while, they give it a look over; you might be able to see the revisions if you look hard enough . . .

Monday, November 16, 2020

Book 1 Revisions . . . Incoming!

Hello, Chaos series fans!  I have some updates for you!


I am currently revising the first three books, and I want to let you know that revisions to Book 1: A New World will be coming out some time later this week, in eBook format, and will feature the new cover format, like Book 4.  I am also working on the revisions of Book 2: Settling In.

These revisions fix some minor things, mostly being grammatical and punctuation typos, but also altering some words in dialogue to flow (?) a little better.  Dialogue is still one of my weak points when writing, but I feel I'm getting better with each release.  The revisions also correct a congruity error earlier in the book, as well as change some objects in at least two scenes.

What I want to make clear is that this revisions DON'T affect the plot; rather, they're just to help things along.  So, if you've read the first book already, they are, technically, only corrections.


Some prospective customers may like their books in print, rather than reading an eBook, so I have been working on finalizing the print versions of Books 1 through 4.  These will be in trade paperback format (6 in. x 9 in.), and will incorporate the revisions, with the new cover format as well.

The print books will be made available once I have completed the revisions of the first three books.  I will be releasing them all at once for purchase on Amazon, and possibly on Lulu, though I will make substantially less profit at the latter.


In a tweet a while ago, I was mulling over the prospect of audio books of the series, or at least the first book.  I think I had done some recording about a year ago, but due to other factors that was put on hold.  In hindsight, this might have been a good thing, so that I can incorporate all of the revisions for the new version.

Should I make the first audio book, I would probably release it in weekly chapters on YouTube so that everyone can sample my wonderfully masculine voice.

What do you all think?


As usual, thanks for sticking with the series, and we'll see you next time!

Monday, October 19, 2020

A (Not So) Healthy Dose of Chaos: Ups & Downs -- November 1, 2020 Release!

Hello, Chaos series fans!

I've got a couple of updates here, so make sure you strap in tight! 

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 A (Not So) Healthy Dose of Chaos: Ups & Downs will be released on November 1, 2020!

In a previous post, I wrote that it would be released towards the end of October, near Halloween.  I had to do some additional work on the book, so I just decided to release it at the beginning of November, to start the month off right.