According to my Kindle downloads page, I purchased Book 1, Maladaptation, back in October 2015. I read about 50% back then, and for some reason the book got buried under a pile of other reading. I suspect my constant library binge reading had something to do with it, as I was determined to get as much play out of the Kansas City Library as I could. When my library card finally expired, I came back to find that Ramie completed two more books in the series and given them all cohesive covers. I jumped back in!
This is the start of monthly Indie book reviews. I may do them more frequently, but I figure an indie a month is a good goal I can hopefully meet. To view Adan Ramie's Amazon Author page, click the image above.
We're a week away from the eBook release! I went over the most recent print proofs today and made a couple of last minute adjustments for the paperback. Because I want to ensure the paperback looks as I want it to, I am pushing that release date back to October 1, 2018. That gives me time to get the new proof copy in the mail and time to approve those changes.
Here are a couple of things to note:
I'm in that spot where I finished a big project, Elegant Freefall, and I'm wondering what to work on now. How did I know I was done with the book? When I turned my laptop off yesterday and pulled up the 50000th Kindle version on my tablet and saw a random period. I ran to my laptop, booted it up, and went to open the file in Scrivener.
Before the laptop was fully booted, I picked up my Fire and wiped the screen. My errant period was a fleck of something.
So, we opted to go on a CME cruise to Alaska, rather than our original plan to escape to Sitges. While I don't know when I'll do another cruise, I will say I understand how a certain population of people would love it. It's not suited to the way we Codgers travel, though. And, even though I didn't try "The Isaac" drink, I did do plenty of day drinking the day that our boat couldn't make our longest port day and we were on the boat at sea for the second day in a row.
If you've seen my Twitter or Facebook background you already know--I committed to a release date for Elegant Freefall and the book is on pre-order. As always, letting the book out into the world (or at least into the hands of waiting pre-release readers) is terrifying. But I'm not asking permission, remember?
I go through phases on social media, Facebook in particular, where I join groups and then it's great for awhile, but then it gets to be too much. Right now, I just want to tell everyone in the groups I'm in to stop asking for permission.
I didn't plan on writing about the ALA controversy, but it was mentioned in this week's Sell More Books Show episode, even becoming the focus of the Question of the Week.
I set out late last week to fashion a DIY Writing Retreat that would span five days. Here's what happened along with some tips about how you can set up your own period of focus and why you should.
What happens when you decide to create your own writing retreat to power through the revision of the last 1/3 of your novel? That's what I'm finding out this weekend.
Because I'm in the midst of revising and editing the last third of Elegant Freefall, I've been considering options lately. And, it still seems to me that there are a lot of ways to spend a ton of money for little to no exposure.
NOTE: Unless you just like reading about my own quandary about exclusivity, this post is likely going to be very boring to everyone but me.