Cool Hand: I’m still writing! All I can say is that it’s as frustrating for me as it is, no doubt, for you.
I have free coupons for Sleight of Hand on Audible.com (the US one), if anyone would like to listen to the audiobook. Limited to first five requests unfortunately. Email me or comment below the post.
(I still have a couple free for the UK Audible too).
Trailer for Game of Thrones Season 5! You just get to see Jessica with her whip, but blink and you miss it. The season looks interesting! I can see bits from the books and bits that are clearly diverging.
Cool Hand is still progressing slowly, but, having now redrafted key scenes in the first 3/4 of the book, it now feels right to me. Lauren, my editor, agrees and there’s only some tidying up to do on that part. The last quarter is well fleshed out, but I decided I need to light a fire under a couple of scenes and reduce the timespan. The last major draft of the last bit is underway. It might be released in January, but on my recent performance, I’d have to say it’s likely to slip a week or so. But soon, folks, soon.
The recent releases:
The anthology is going well and has been hovering at around 10th-15th in the SF&F anthology rankings. It’s still available free from any of the authors, but you can buy it on the major platforms as well.
The audio book has also done well. Audible has sent me some free code numbers, but for the UK only. I’ve requested some for other markets, but in the meantime, if you’re in the UK and fancy a free audio copy of SoH, email me or request in the comments below. (Limited to first 5 requests, alas).
Trumpf im Armel is selling well in Germany and has re-ignited Die verborgene Hand. DvH sales are going to overtake SoH in Germany this week (i.e. German version vs English version). How significant is this? Well, let’s put it this way: German sales of all books is already half way to overhauling the UK sales, and I suspect that with the translation of Wild Card later this year, I’ll have more readers in Germany than in the UK! (USA still accounts for about 75% of all sales).
Sales generally – slight upturn. Already better than dead December. 🙂 I’ll post numbers in the month round-up.
As reported in my recent post, the other authors and I have decided to put the anthology A Very Paranormal Holiday up for sale on Amazon, B&N, Kobo and iTunes.
We did get a great response for the free give-away, and that offer will remain open: if you request the anthology by sending any of the authors an email stating your format (Kindle or ePub), we’ll send the file back to you. The same terms apply as before (authors can email you new book alerts, you can unsubscribe from those alerts, your email will not be used for anything else).
Here are the links if you’d prefer to buy from Amazon, Kobo, B&N or iTunes:
USA : http://www.amazon.com/Very-Paranormal-Holiday-J-T-Bock-ebook/dp/B00S70U4FG/
UK : http://www.amazon.co.uk/Very-Paranormal-Holiday-J-T-Bock-ebook/dp/B00S70U4FG/
Deutschland : http://www.amazon.de/Very-Paranormal-Holiday-English-ebook/dp/B00S70U4FG/
Kobo : http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/a-very-paranormal-holiday
B&N : http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/a-very-paranormal-holiday-susan-illene/1121029785?ean=2940150294042
iTunes : https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/a-very-paranormal-holiday/id957361001?mt=11
I’ve spent most of the last couple of weeks re-re-re-writing to see how to make a key section of Cool Hand work. It’s a major scene early in the third part of the novel. The trouble I have with this kind of work is that, after a couple of re-writes, my gut feel for the quality of the scene is impaired.
Anyway, the scene is now with Lauren to see what she thinks.
I have progressed on the fourth part of the book, as well as tidying up other scenes in the third part. I have to say, I’m still going slower than I anticipated. January (end of) is still my aim for release and I will update again next weekend.
In the meantime, the other authors and I have decided to put the anthology A Very Paranormal Holiday up for sale on Amazon, B&N, Kobo and iTunes. We did get a great response for the free give-away, and that offer will remain open: if you request the anthology by sending any of the authors an email stating your format (Kindle or ePub), we’ll send the file back to you. The same terms apply as before (authors can email you new book alerts, you can unsubscribe from those alerts, your email will not be used for anything else).
The German translations and the new audio book are all going well.
It’s on Audible, and they’ll be putting it on Amazon and iTunes soon!