March 10th, 2016: Slubes Release Date

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Can you tell which one is the new edition?

How about now?

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Ebook Version, Author Page, More Stuff Soon

Good morning! Or afternoon! Wait, wait… good noon!

The… um, Kindle version of Slubes is now available on Amazon. Over the next week I’ll be looking into having it available elsewhere (I’ve heard of Smashwords as a place, so, maybe), although as I’ve made my preference for the physical copy clear I won’t be making a big deal of it.

I also have an author page on Amazon now, although since you’re here at my blog there won’t be much there besides all the books (all one book) available at one place.

As a reminder, here’s the page for the paperback copy. And by reminder, I mean I edited last night’s post after the page went up in less than an hour. This is possibly because, as it turns out, I accidentally made them available early–about a week early for the paperback and 2 weeks early for the ebook! Ha ha ha ha I panicked more than I should have.

Anyhowzit, I just got up and my mouth feels like a swamp cave, so I’m gonna go do some stuff, then get back to this with posting a new Character Profile. After that I have some updating to do around the place.

My first novel is now available for purchase!

My first novel, Slubes, is now available on the Createspace store!

https://www.createspace.com/4241840

I will make another post later today (Tuesday) after the ebook version is available on Amazon, and once more after the paperback is available on Amazon (which should be 2-5 days or something). (Edit: Apparently it’s already up! http://www.amazon.com/Slubes-Cloudy-Cuckoo-Cosmos-1/dp/1484155564/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1370324080&sr=1-1)

This is it, folks! I have crossed the threshold! I’ve jumped the gorge and am on the other side! I get to tell people that I wrote a novel, and that it has been published, no matter how self that may be!

It’s getting late–although not as late as late was last night, I have to say–and I want to be up at a decent time tomorrow–unlike today–so this is about all I will say on it now, but don’t forget I do still have a raffle going, so a couple free copies are still up for grabs! Later I will have a new character profile, and tonight at 18 Eastern Standard time I will have a stream where I’ll read from and talk of the novel.

Stream on June 4th: Novel Reading, Publication Celebration

Information here:

“My new novel, Slubes, comes out on June 4th. In celebration of this literary event, I’m going to have a stream launch party thingamajiggy. I’ll just do some talking, read from the book, and answer questions people pose. Although I’ll give focus on questions about my novel and writing, if you want to ask stupid questions, well, I just may answer those too.
The novel will be available on Createspace, a link to which I will add to the bottom here once it is available, and will be available on Amazon.com soon after, while a cheaper ebook version will also be available around the same time.
I just realized I think I forgot to mention the time of the stream. I knew I’d forget something. Well, it’ll be 18:00 Eastern Standard Time, which is 7:00 Eastern DST, 6 Central, 5 Mountain, 4 Pacific, 3-8 going backwards all other times in the world. I’ll probably have another video announcing it an hour or so before it starts, something simpler than actually recording myself.
The stream will also probably be uploaded to Youtube as a video later.”

Character Profile: Cherry

The third main character in this novel called Slubes is Cherry, a 23-year old slube. She’s the only one of the three born and raised in Nottle, yet despite being from the quietest hometown she’s the most outgoing. She has a real gusto for life and wants to get out and find excitement. Although I often refer to her as the competent one, she can be rash and doesn’t always look before she leaps. She’s confident in all areas except for her father (although, quite frankly, the same could be said for him).

For most of her life she’s been restrained by her ever-worried father, a situation that has caused tension between them. She was allowed to take karate lessons when she was younger, but for the rest of the time he’s been overprotective. In going out on this adventure, she hopes to show her father that she can take care of herself, although hopefully he doesn’t have a nervous breakdown from it.

She’s also the one to have done research on the origins of the crystal—legends of a demon ravaging the islands that Zeth believes to be nonsense. Whatever’s really going on, these three heroes are out to get to the bottom of it—but the answer really lies at the top. In three days my novel comes out, and on that day I will post an introduction to the instigator of this crisis and our protagonist.

For now, have another excerpt.

Why, What is This?

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Duth Olec? Duth Olec was not expecting a package for another week! Whatever could it be?

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AAAA THE PROOF IS HERE THE PROOF IS HERE EEEE IIIII OOOOO UUUUUU

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AAAAAA AND THIS IS THE BAAAAACK

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IT’S GO TIME, FOLKS

IT

IS

GO TIME

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TWO MORE WEEKS AND YOU CAN GET A VERSION OF THIS THAT DOESN’T SAY “Proof” IN THE BACK

*naps after all this excitement wears me out*

June 4th: Novel Release. Aaaa.

WAIT WHAT yes, I’ve decided! The time is now… to say when the time will be! In one month, on the fourth of June…ly? No, just June, my novel, Slubes, will be made available through Createspace in both paperback and cheapo e-book format! Cheap for you, that is, not for me, well, I don’t particularly have to pay anything for either format, but the e-book will be cheaper in both cost and experience. At least, that’s how it seems to me, I’ven’t actually read an e-book before but the limited amount of control the author gets, um, I, am, getting off-track. Let me start over.

JUNE FOURTH

DUTH OLEC’S

SLUBES

FIRST BOOK OF THE NOTTLE CRYSTAL STORIES AND FIRST BOOK OF THE CLOUDY CUCKOO COSMOS SERIES

WILL BE RELEASED, LAUNCHED, MADE AVAILABLE, PUBLISHED, PURCHASABLE, AND MADE INTO A THING THAT IS REALLY REAL

HOLY CARP, AM I DOING THIS. And that wasn’t a question: I AM doing this! The next month is going to be filled with me being completely inept at promoting and advertising, but that doesn’t mean I won’t be trying! For more details, here’s my schedule for the upcoming month:

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calendar stolen from timeandspace.cog

As you can see, I will begin promoting Slubes this coming week, however it may be that I will do that. I will probably really get into it once I have the completed cover for it, but the guy drawing it said it shouldn’t be too much longer. In the meantime I have a lot of self-congratulatory business to do.

The couple weeks after that will continue this, but I’ll also get some excerpts from the novel to post here. I’ll also have to test an old webcam we have, it’s probably about 8 years old and I have no idea if it even still works. The reasoning for this is I’ll probably have an online lunch I mean launch party when my book comes out. But first I have to make sure I have a working device to record me onto the streamernetiverse or whatever.

A week before the novel comes out I’ll probably start going more in-depth with the characters, and then June 4th will probably be the release party, again if I have a device capable of letting me do that.

All dates subject to me saying hex with it, more naps.