It is with with much regret that I inform all of you wonderful readers out there that we have pulled the ebook versions of all the Rift books, including the omnibus, from Barnes and Noble and Kobo and re-entered them in Amazon Select.
Unfortunately, we could simply gain no traction in either of those markets like we can with Amazon. Being a small publisher, and having very little sway in the marketplace, it hurts our bottom line to not use every tool available to us...and the Select program is one of those tools. Now, if we were selling well in even one of those other markets, I would hesitate to do this. But as it stands, they do not. Hence the change.
Select carries with it a 3-month term of exclusivity to Amazon, so it is entirely possible that, if things go well with a certain--ahem—other project I am working on, they could be added again come April. A possibility, not a certainty.
That's it for now. Stay tuned for some very exciting news in the coming weeks, all you fantasy fans out there!
The March round now begins: today it's The Gate: 13 Dark and Odd Tales that gets the no-cost treatment. It will be free today, March 7th, until tomorrow, March 8th. Head on over to the 'Zon and pick yourselves up a copy!
Yes, here we are folks. The new anthology is now here...at least the ebook is. The proofs for the paperback should be coming today, so if it looks good, it should go live in the next few days. For now, take a look at the fabulous new cover, description, and table of contents, which includes 12 fantastic authors. To say we're excited about this product is a bit of an understatement!
…a young man tries to build a better life while trapped in a mall after a plague has killed off most of humanity…
…zombies overrun a world gone mad, leaving a boy with no choice but to rely on possibly mystical means of escape…
…Halloween night brings out a darkness so threatening that a young couple’s only hope of survival may be a procession of strange, ghostly children…
…when the world is given a brief glimpse of divinity, a formerly disabled man must come to grips with the fact that not everything is as good as it seems…
These tales and many more await in The Gate 2: 13 Tales of Isolation and Despair, the new collection edited by Robert J. Duperre. Thirteen talented authors have been assembled, bringing with them the best they have to offer in a wide range of horror, be it slice-of-life or paranormal in nature. Also included are two bonus stories by the editor.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Plastic by J.L. Bryan
The Indian Rope Trick by D.P. Prior
Night Night by Daniel Pyle
Dead Things by Michael Crane
Does Laura Like Elephants? by Steven Pirie
39 Days by Robert J. Duperre
The Candle Eaters by K. Allen Wood
Black Mary by Mercedes M. Yardley
Exhibit C by David McAfee
The Canoe by Joel Arnold
Destination by Benjamin X. Wretlind
The Ghastly Bath by Dawn McCullough-White
Worldwide Event by David Dalglish
2 Bonus stories by Robert J. Duperre
Traipsing Through the Dark: The Stories Behind the Stories CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE ON AMAZON.COM!
Well, in a way, anyhow. The ebook - without illustrations - has gone live at Amazon, cover and all. It will stay the way it is until the grumpy artist finishes the interiors and the paperback is made available - sometime in the middle of next month. Until then, enjoy book 3, and here's a link to the Amazon page and a sneaky peek at that cover.DEATH SPRINGS ETERNAL AMAZON PAGECOVER:
Pretty, ain't it? I thought so.
Till next time,
And we have a winner!
There were over 450 entrants into the contest, so there was some tough competition. So congratulations goes out to...
The lucky lady walks away with a new Kindle3, complete with a skin featuring the cover of Silas!
Thank you to all of the blogs who participated! It was a fantastic experience for myself, and with the fantastic reception this book has received, things are only looking up from here!
A huge thanks goes out to Kismet Book Touring for organizing this whole shebang. You do great work ladies!
I'm a little late to the game here - with the lack of power last week and all the overtime because of the hurricane, my internet usage was limited, at best - but I'm here to announce that the fine ladies of Kismet Book Touring kicked off the blog tour for Silas last week! Here is the list of hosts and links to the content they've provided so far:
Monday, August 29th - April, My Shelf Confessions
Tuesday, August 30th - Johnny, Pages of Forbidden Love
Wednesday, August 31st - Greta, Paranormal Wastelands
Thursday, September 1st - Lisa, A Casual Reader's Blog
Friday, September 2nd - Karen, The Slowest Bookworm
Monday, September 5th - Melissa, Books and Things
Tuesday, September 6th - Heather and Pushy, Bewitched Bookworms
Wednesday, September 7th - Cindy, Oodles of Books
Thursday, September 8th - Theresa, Just One More Paragraph
Friday, September 9th - Gef, Wagging The Fox
Monday, September 12th - Mandy, The Well-Read Wife
Tuesday, September 13th - aobibliophileô
Wednesday, September 14th - Aparajita, Le' Grande Codex
Thursday, September 15th - Farrah, The Book Faery Reviews
Friday, September 16th - Nevey, Le Vanity Victorienne
So now that you have the list, whatever are you supposed to do with it? Well, as a part of this tour, along with the interviews and special stuff that abounds, we're giving away a Kindle 3 along with a brand-spanking-new Silas skin! All you have to do is go the the blogs, read through the posts, and enter into the contest forms. Each form has a rather simple question having to do with building the Silas playlist, and the correct answer will award you 3 points toward the grand prize! In other words, there are 15 chances to gain a total of 45 "entries". Can you get better than that?
So head over to the blogs, folks, and enter to win! Oh, and help support up-and-coming authors!
Heather Bannon (One Pushy Fox) of the Bewitched Bookworms posted her review of Silas today on the site. It's fantastic, I tell you. This is also the woman who's charged with running my tour, so I'm definitely in good hands. Let's say YAY for folks who love our work!Check out the review - http://www.bewitchedbookworms.com/2011/08/review-silas-by-robert-j.html
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Just wanted to drop by and let everyone know that The Fall, which has been on sale for 99¢ for a month, will be returning to its regular $2.99 selling point come Monday, June 13th. That means you have two more days to pick up the fantastic first book of The Rift for its bargain-basement price.Purchase The Fall for your kindle here
That's right folks: David Dalglish, author of the Half-Orc and Shadowdance series, has started yet another series, this one chronicling the trials and travails of the paladins, both dark and light, that appear in his other books. Here's a look at the first installment, Night of Wolves.
"The humans are weak. Their skin is soft, and their minds dull from years of safety. We are the vicious. We are the destroyers. Come the full moon, when our goddess watches our victory, we will taste of their blood!"
Wolf-men, savage creatures given humanoid form in an ancient war, mass along the Gihon River. Led by their packleader Redclaw, they seek to cross the river and claim a land of their own, slaughtering those that would stand in their way. Two paladins, Jerico of the god Ashhur, and Darius of the god Karak, must helm the desperate defense against the invasion. Their friendship will be tested as their gods resume an unending war, and their very faiths call for the death of the other. Together, friend or foe, they must face Redclaw's horde.
NIGHT OF WOLVES by David Dalglish
Can faith remain when the gods call for blood?ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
David Dalglish currently lives in rural Missouri with his wife Samantha, daughter Morgan, and snake, Velixar. He graduated from Missouri Southern State University in 2006 with a degree in Mathematics and currently spends his free time watching Spongebob Squarepants with his daughter.
Night of Wolves is currently available in ebook format for the rock-bottom price of 99¢ at Amazon
and Amazon UK