Also, pleased to find another bellhop named William who doesn’t go by William. Trans-story rift?
Keep reading: Author Interview: Jackie Phillips
I’m excited to announce the launch of my first full-length novel, The Dream World Collective! If you’ve ever dreamed of quitting your job to live a life of depth and adventure, I wrote this book for you.
Think of this book as The Big Bang Theory moves in with Gilmore Girls. It’s got adventure and secret admirers and Ninja Santa debates and an imaginary gnome or two. (Well, Gnomunculus protuberans, to be precise.)
And the timing couldn’t be better. This book is perfect snowy weekend reading – cozy and funny and sweet, with a swirl of romance and a sprinkle of geek.
If you want to try it out before you buy a copy, you can read it for free on Wattpad, with new sections going up regularly.
But the print editions are gorgeous.
Also? It’s already shot up the charts to Top 5 Free in Humor & Entertainment short reads. What!? That’s crazy banana-pants!
Please go grab it, tell your friends, etc. This really means a lot to me and I’m super-excited, and I’d love to harness this opportunity to get it higher in even bigger categories to get some real visibility. I don’t like getting all sales-pitch-y, but it’s actually pretty hilarious and readers are loving it. More on that below. Click here to get it.
★★★★★ 4.9 out of 5.0 stars
Amazon Top 5 Free in Humor & Entertainment short reads
Amazon Top 50 Free in Humor
“Luxury living at Hubris Towers: Isn’t it time you get what you really deserve?”
Comedy of manners meets comedy of errors in a new series for fans of Fawlty Towers and P. G. Wodehouse.
Readers are saying:
“had me laughing so hard that I had to put it down to catch my breath. Crafted with perfect timing, great characters, and hilarious dialog.”
“so funny and endearing”
“snappy, amusing, and lighthearted but not cheesy.”
I’m starting to plan out a couple upcoming projects and I’d love your feedback. Two of them will probably be released in serial form (episodes released regularly then bundled into books or seasons) and I want to figure out what will give the best reader experience.
I’m really excited about the projects. They are, in no particular order:
Here’s what I’m trying to figure out about how to structure them. What do you think? Please leave me a comment – I’d love to hear from you!
For reference, I’m leaning toward something like one 50- to 75-page episode per month, sold for $2.99, with every 6 (or maybe 12) episodes bundled into a book/season/novel and sold at a discount.
If you know anyone who loves serials, please send them my way so I can get their feedback too. Thanks!
Also, about yesterday? I ended up writing a thousand words yesterday and a thousand today. Haven’t made up for Monday and Tuesday, but it’s good to be back on track and adding to Frobisher.
The Stone and the Song releases tomorrow!
Pre-order now before the price goes up from $0.99 to $2.99.
You can also subscribe to my new mailing list for news on upcoming projects, including a possible audiobook version in the works as we speak!
But soon she will find that the evil touches more lives than her own. A sculptor of near-living statues, a fakir with the power of sight, and a band of children chasing dreams in the desert all play their parts. And at the center of it all lies a heart of stone that may hold the secret of unending life.
The Stone and the Song is a story of betrayal and of sacrifice, of love and of dreams, of strength in weakness and life beyond death. Wrapped in lush imagery and poetic language, it is a tale that will draw you in again and again.
Please forgive the narrow camera angle. I forgot that I should have turned my iphone sideways. Lesson learned.
Anyway, my proof copy of The Winter Garden came Saturday! It looks fantastic, and all that’s left is for me to proof-read it. It feels fantastic to be nearly done, especially now that I seem to be getting more work at my other job and in my classes. I will be posting more later in the week about The Winter Garden and about some of the characters within it.
If you’re interested in a copy, you can pre-order it from Amazon UK or Amazon US (check out the “Buy Links” page) for 99 cents. The ebook and paperback will be out March 31st.
Still on vacation, so another quick one today.
I see a lot of tips for how to make your self-published book look more official/legitimate, things like having a complicated copyright page or getting an ISBN through your own “press,” not under your own name (or generically through CreateSpace or similar).
Beyond making sure your production quality is flawless, do you think a self-publisher should try to look like an “official” publishing house, or is it fine to openly acknowledge that you’re one person putting out your own books? Writers, what are your thoughts and experiences? Readers, do you get turned off from a high-quality book when you find out it’s self-published?