Astel: Chosen, available today!
Today is March 10th, 2011. Today my father would have been 68. I do miss my dad. I had always wanted to put a book of mine in his hand so he could read it. I was never able to do that. But one thing my father taught me, anything worth having is never easy to get.
With the advent of Print on Demand publishing and the modern ebook publishing getting a book published on your own is easier than ever. That isn’t my goal. My goal is to put out a book people want to read. A book people want to read with their kids. A book they can share. Something that will help them escape from life for a short time. My goal is to gain readers that want to follow my characters on their journeys.
Today begins my first steps into self publishing. I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t a little bit nervous. I’ve made some mistakes getting this book ready and I’m sure I’ll make more as times goes on, but I’m learning from those mistakes. When I release my next book I don’t intend to make those same mistakes and this process of getting my work out will be easier.
I want you to join me as I start this journey into the big, wide world of publishing with the release of Astel: Chosen. Currently is it available at SmashWords.com. It will be available soon on Amazon.com and BN.com (I will update this post to provide links once it is available there), and it will be available in print in the near future.
If you would like to get a copy this weekend, I want you to have it. Through this weekend if you email me, message me on facebook, or DM me in twitter, I will send you a coupon code to get the book for free. That’s right, I said free. If you like the book, all I ask is that you help spread the word about it. Post to your blog, leave me a review (I’ll post later where you can leave a review) or if you’re so inclined, come back and buy a copy. I can only write the books. To make it a success involves everyone. Help me make this book a success.