Sunday, August 28, 2016

A Beastly Review and a Special Offer!


Years ago when I started self-publishing the opportunities were limited and expensive. The stigma of the vanity author loomed large in the industry. It's safe to say that while not everything has changed the tide has certainly shifted in our favor. It is on this tide that I hope to expose my new book to an enormous audience as well as the very industry that once scorned us.

Twisted Trails: Least of the Beast has been submitted to Kirkus Indie Reviews. Kirkus has been operating for over eight years. They review ten thousand books a year. Their influence spans the publishing industry and holds great weight with ardent readers. Lucky authors have seen their name recognition boosted overnight by a great Kirkus review. Some have gone on to sell hundreds of thousands of books.

Our review will be announced on or before Oct 31st.

On that date we will find out what the best in the industry thinks about cycling as a basis for a series of science fiction novellas. This is a big step but I have complete confidence in this book and its entertainment value. Having said that, cross your fingers just in case.

In the meantime you don't need to wait for anyone to get an advanced copy. As a special offer you can purchase a paperback copy of the new Twisted Trails book right now!


Sunday, August 7, 2016

Least of the Beast gets some Upgrades


The self-publishing industry is full of important details that can determine the success or failure of a title. After 13 years of writing books I've hacked my way through that jungle learning a score of lessons. When Twisted Trails: Least of the Beast comes out on October 1st, it will be given every chance to reach the widest audience possible. Listed below are a few of those upgrades.

* The Beast has a custom International Standard Book Number or ISBN under the Imprint of Twisted Books. This allows for the title to be reissued at a later date by another publisher.

* I have hired Fawn Brashear, a graphic artist and graduate of Full Sail University. She has already begun designing advertisements for the Beast. You will see them in September.

* 500 custom business cards have been printed with photos of both Twisted Trails books. I have begun handing them out to friends and clients to get the ball rolling.

* 50+ Envelopes are being addressed so that early release copies can be sent out to book reviewers and influential bike shops. 

As always stay tuned for more updates.

The Beast is Coming October 1st