Sunday, April 30, 2017

April Update

Well, it looks like my foray into SF has been a success. To date Perilous Waif has sold almost twice as many copies as Extermination did in the same period, and the Kindle Unlimited readership is up 400%. So there are definitely going to be more Alice Long books on the way.

For those of you who prefer other formats, Perilous Waif is also available in print and audiobook versions. I must admit the sales of the print edition have been disappointing, but the audiobook (narrated by Mare Trevathan) seems to be pretty popular.

But I haven't forgotten all you Daniel Black fans. I took a bit of a break in February, and then spend several weeks struggling to convince my subconscious that this isn't the right time to start yet another new series. That left me with a collection of opening scenes and first chapters that will probably end up as Patreon rewards at some point, but I did finally manage to get my muse back on track.

At this point I've just started chapter 7 of Thrall, which is threatening to end up a bit longer than Extermination. If I had to guess at a release date right now I'd go with early fall, but as usual that may change depending on how the writing goes. If you don't want to wait that long, I'll be posting advance chapters as usual on my Patreon account over the next few months.

Saturday, January 21, 2017

January Update

The Kindle edition of Perilous Waif is now available for pre-orders on Amazon, with a scheduled release date of Feb 1. I'm currently doing the formatting work to set up a paperback edition, which should end up being available by then as well. I'll be interested to see what the relative sales of the two editions look like - I keep seeing claims that the Kindle sales market is bigger than the print market these days, but it's hard to know for sure.

For those of you who prefer audiobooks, production on the audio version of Perilous Waif has started. The producer is hoping to have it out around the end of February, assuming all goes well. We're going to be using a different narrator than for the Daniel Black books, so let me know what you think of her.