I hope the week has started out well for you and yours.
Just a quick update on my book for you.
Not only is Max Hamby and the Blood Diamond available on Amazon and Smashwords, but it's also available at Createspace, Apple iBooks and Inktera. Hopefully, in the next week or so, it'll be available at B&N, Kobo and Scribd. I'll post another update when I know more.
Createspace Just print edition
Amazon Ebook & Print is listed
That's right, my friends. Today, I am officially an author.
My book, Max Hamby And The Blood Diamond is available on Amazon.com and Smashwords.
I am working on listing it with other retailers.
Book 2: Max Hamby And The Emerald Hunt will be out in 2015. Stop by anytime for updates!
Hello my friends.
I've got very exciting news to share with you.
I've given it alot of thought and have spend alot of time doing the research and have decided to go ahead and take control of the book by myself.
Which means, it will be available very soon. I'm working on the formatting right now and making sure it comes together for each ebook format.
So, I will leave you with a snippet of what is to come....
MAX HAMBY AND THE BLOOD DIAMOND
Twelve year old Max Hamby, a shy loner whose fierce need to find his missing mother is threatened by a powerful stone and the man intent on releasing the evil imprisoned inside.
A school field trip and visit to the principal’s office lead to the police showing up and Max’s day takes a turn for the worse. His mother is missing. The police have no leads, but his neighbors do.
When he’s left in the care of his eccentric neighbor, Mrs. Pitt, Max learns that magic is real and not at all like the fairytales his mother used to read to him.
Someone has resurrected the Shadow Stone and is using his mother as bait to gain the Blood Diamond. The secrets his mother’s been keeping are piling up and turning deadly. His only hope in saving her is with the help of a handful of witches, a dwarf, a troll and a couple of quirky aunts he never knew existed.
I hope you're all doing well and feeling fine.
The cold weather has begun here in the northeast. I don't think I was ready for it, but it's nothing unusual. We really didn't have much of a spring and summer was cooler than previous years.
So, on to some updates.....
I sent out my manuscript to an agency I thought would be a great fit.
Their response time is six weeks and I've got about a month to go. After going through there site and seeing the other authors they represent, I'm not so sure I'll hear back from them. They represent some authors who I love and in going through my novel a million and one times, well, I'm not so sure it's up to their standards.
I felt 100% confident writing my novel, but now that it's finished, self doubt is setting in and I keep going over and over everything in my head.
I've been researching self publishing as a backup and LOL!, the more I think about putting myself and my work out there the more nervous I get. You know how it goes, right? What if people don't like it. What if it gets bad reviews. What if no one buys the book. Etc., etc.
Plus, being an introvert doesn't help. I've never been good at marketing, sales and promotion.
To be honest, I would love to receive that email or call of acceptance from the agency.
But, like I said, I'm pretty sure my novel isn't up to their standards.
On to computer problems.
I thought my entire laptop was dead, but turns out it's the hard drive. Thank goodness for that.
It'll be some time before I can replace it, but at least it's not the whole computer.
And lastly, as you can see, I'm updating the site. I love the purple. It's my all time fave color, but the site needs a more professional look and feel. (Hopefully, it'll turn out that way when I'm done.)
I designed a cover for my novel for the heck of it and that's the background I'm using on the site now.
I've also updated all social media sites: FB, Twitter, Google+, etc. with the same design. Going for a consistent look. ;) Not thrilled with the photo of myself, but it's the best one I've got and not that old.
Really don't like having pics taken. They never turn out well. lol.
I think that's it for now. Stop on by FB, Twitter, etc. any time. You can find the links throughout the site.
Have a great weekend, my friends.