Publishing Anniversary, Dad’s Birthday, & Sick Again

So it’s been just over two years since I published my first story, thanks greatly to Katarr Kanticles Press, online as an ebook. That first tome, though short, seems to have been especially well received over time. It was Desecrated Bonds and it marked a journey into the unknown (illustrated below by a shot from the drive to my dad’ birthday meal).

The journey so far has led me to sell seventy books. Maybe that doesn’t sound like a lot, but it’s seventy more books than most people ever sell and it’s seventy more than I’d sold two years ago. And, if I’m honest, I don’t think that’s too bad!

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Book Merchandise, Birthdays & Time Off

Exciting news, guys! You can now purchase some merchandise from my online store! It’s a new little venture so that you guys can own pieces relating to the books.

 

As you can see, these are items that will be made to order. This one has a quote from Breaking Cadence and can also be purchased in a shade of pink! There are other pieces relating to other books too!

I know, I know… I’m using a lot of exclamation marks, but it’s exciting being able to create other things for my readers to see. Unfortunately, there won’t be a lot of earning from this merch, but it is nice to be able to give a little more to my readers.

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Promo Bits, Interviews & Author Friends

What have I been up to lately? Well, let’s see. Work and visiting people. Not to mention seeing my parents. My mum is okay. Not brilliant, but she’s waiting on the doctors to sort her out properly. Scraps of writing have been accomplished here and there, but not as much as I would have liked.

I have, however, focused on creating a few promotional images for the existing books that I have for sale. Here’s one now:

As you may have guessed, this one is for Preying On Time. There are another two for that particular book, which I’ll post below.

They’re nothing amazing, but I wanted to be able to get across a bit about the book as well as catch the eye of anybody skimming through. The idea was to make colourful images with a snapshot of either the blurb or a small excerpt from the book itself.
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Elves, Quarterly Reports, Vlogs & Signings!

I know they’re a weird bunch of things to list together, but after you’ve read this blog post they’ll totally make sense.

We’ll start with the elves. As you may have noticed, the word count for my anthology piece has finally reached the correct mass. It’s tentatively titled A Dream of Tomorrows, but that could change in the future.

The progress note on it is also swapped to editing instead of writing. That’s because the piece is actually, finally finished and just needs me to go over it before others get to look over it too. I’m quite happy with the piece despite the fact that it’s taken me months simply to settle on an idea.

Elves are also an unusual choice, for me. I prefer more modern fantasy than the way back whens. However, I think it’s worked out really well. Hopefully you guys will think the same. Of course, this particular piece is to be included in an anthology from most, if not all, of the Katarr Kanticles Press writers.

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