Friday, January 31, 2014
It’s the end of the month, pay-day for most, and long past the point where your New Year’s resolutions have fallen by the wayside. It’s cold outside, you’ve burned through your boring holiday reading, and you’re feeling guilty for laying on the couch — expanding your gut instead of your mind.
Why not kill three birds with one stone!? Expend some of that cash lying fallow in your bank account, challenge your mind, and get your heart racing all at the same time: get online and purchase A Sword Into Darkness, the rousing debut novel from your Improbable Author, Thomas A. Mays.
Yep, it’s finally here! We’re shooting for the end of this month for ASID’s Stealth Books launch. I’ve garnered some great review blurb quotes from some huge names in the marketplace, the back copy is revised, the interior is formatted and proofed, and we’ve even slightly tweaked the cover design. Assuming the last few processes go well, the book will go live on Amazon.com 31Jan2014. Available in 6×9 trade paperback for $15.99 or Kindle e-book for $3.99, it will also be part of the KDP Select program. The e-book will be exclusive to Kindle and Amazon for three months, promoted by Amazon, and AVAILABLE FOR FREE BORROWING IF YOU ARE AN AMAZON PRIME MEMBER. That’s right, if you have Prime, you can download and read ASID from the Kindle Owner’s Lending Library gratis! (I still earn royalties when you borrow, it just comes out of the Prime members’ annual dues.)
And that’s not all! The trade paperback will be available online through whichever bookseller you like, and the e-book will go out on Nook and E-Pub devices in May. Also in May, we might have some other new announcements, like the debut of an ASID app and tabletop game, as well as an audiobook! (We’ll see how those pan out.)
So, anticipate seeing a bunch of cryptic tweets from me, as well as a few other goodies while I drum up interest in the launch. What can you do to help? Share my posts on e-mail, Facebook, Google+, and Twitter. Share, re-tweet, “Like,” and “Favorite,” all you can. And then when it comes out, grab a copy, give it a read and then provide me an honest review online.
I CAN’T FREAKIN’ WAIT!!!