Posted by aahabershaw
I was just cruising by Amazon, like you do, and look what I found:
Yes, I know it’s a blank cover. That’s not important right now. What is important is that this blank cover represents the impending release of a Mass Market Paperback edition of The Oldest Trick!
According to Amazon, which has been my most reliable source of publication news thus far, the book (actual, physical book) will be released on September 29th, 2015. So, a month away. Then, all you luddites out there who refuse to read e-books will, at long last, have access to my work. I’ll be able to plan book signings, even! I will have a book I can give my mom to stick on her bookshelf! I will (finally) be able to send out those signed manuscripts I gave away in a contest about six weeks ago!
I will hold in my hands a real, actual bound novel written by me and published by not-me. That should be cathartic, folks.
Some Design Changes
You might have noticed that the heading image changed and the tagline and the font and some other stuff. It occurs to me that, while I still do write science fiction and am very interested in that genre, I am currently more of a fantasy author by trade. I’ve published 2 scifi short stories compared to 6 fantasy stories and 2 (or 1, depending on how you count) fantasy novels, so the writing is on the wall at the moment. If I’m going to have an image on my blog, it should probably have castles and dragons and stuff. I found the image here, for those of you who are interested. I’m not really sure of the artist’s name – there wasn’t very much information available about him or her.
Anyway, let me know what you think of the new look. I think it has some bugs to work out, but it’ll do for now.
As of about now, I’ve been writing this blog for four years. I’ve posted about 450 times, averaging about twice a week, and have had over ten-thousand visits and currently have 1100 followers or so, which seems unbelievable huge to me. I have no idea if this little platform for my “social media presence” is paying off in terms of book sales, but it certainly is a fun time and I’m glad I started doing it. Since that time, I’ve had seven story sales, published 2 (or 1 or 3, depending on how you count) novels, and won one international writing contest. Life is good.
Thank you, all of you, for your support and interest in my work and this blog!