Thursday, July 31, 2014

Continuing the Unpublishing.

In the process of unpublishing THE THRONE OF AO.

It's down on Smashwords and they say that it will take 2-3 weeks to remove completely from itunes, et al.

In the meantime, I went ahead and dropped the price to $2.99 on Amazon (probably won't take effect for 12 hours or so). In about a month, I'll remove it completely from Amazon's sites.

Why? When a new book is posted, I'll have some sort of special where previous purchasers can get the new book for free. Plus, lots and lots of people tell me that they'd buy the book if it wasn't so expensive, this is their last chance and so that it's not wasted, they can get a free new book out of it as well.

Here's the plan for those of you wondering:

Unpublish THE THRONE OF AO (rebranded as the abridged version) in future releases. (processing)

Publish Part 1 in the new expanded THRONE OF AO (optimistically early 2015, likely late 2015).
Publish Part 2 in the new expanded THRONE OF AO (optimistically late 2015, likely 2016).
Publish Part 3 in the new expanded THRONE OF AO (optimistically 2016, possibly as late as 2017).
Publish THE THRONE OF AO ULTIMATE EDITION containing the expanded trilogy, the original abridged version, character art, bestiary, notes on magick and more.

Since the ultimate edition isn't going to be out until the third part is out, I'll probably give previous purchasers the option of either getting the new Part 1 for free, a different title of mine for free, or waiting for the ultimate edition to get that for free.

I haven't been idle for the last two years Throne has been published, and there's more content than ever in War of the Ages, so there will be side stories, back stories and more released throughout this process (which I estimate will take 2-3 years before completely finished).

Part 1 will definitely not be out by Christmas 2014 however, so please don't get your hopes up for that (unless I hit the lottery and can afford to sit around every day writing).

Thank you for your patience with me as I develop as an author and your continued patronage.