Amazon Notifications and Other News

I’ve just learned that Amazon has sent out the notifications about my corrected version of The Great Convergence, so if you have been waiting for it, it is either already sitting in your inbox or will be arriving soon. (Though ‘soon’, it has been pointed out, has an entirely different interpretation for large corporations.) The message claims that it is correcting formatting errors, which isn’t strictly the case, but it is probably better to say that than “a frankly embarrassing number of grammatical errors,” which is what I would have said. It is worth pointing out that the message also warns that updating will cost you your highlights and bookmarks, so if you’ve made significant use of such features, you may want to avoid the auto update. You won’t be missing out on any plot alterations, just a few moved commas, a few word substitutions, and a few corrected spellings.

The Amazon Sales Anomaly seems to have finally tapered off, with new purchases trickling instead of gushing, but I couldn’t be happier with the results. My thanks to all of you who made this possible. I earned enough to finance a professional edit of Book 1 – which is still a few months away, mind you – and I’m within spitting distance of getting the same treatment for Book 2. I’ve also got a bit set aside to commission some new covers. I’m still waiting to hear back from the artist that has been recommended to me, so if any of you have artists in mind that are taking commissions, I’d certainly take them into consideration. Likewise, if you have any thoughts on what the covers should depict, I’d love to hear them, too. Obviously keep spoilers to a minimum. As always, if you’ve got something to say that you think would spoil things for those who have not finished reading, you can drop me a line directly at the email address on my contact page.

Before I sign off for now, I’ll give you an update on my current project, a sequel to Bypass Gemini. I still haven’t picked out a name, but I’ve got a few ideas now. Giving you an idea of the length of an ebook is tricky, but so far I’ve reached 51,000 words, which is just over a third of the way to the average length of the books in the trilogy. It has got a long way to go, and real life has been conspiring to slow down my progress, but I’ll keep plugging away.

Until next time, thanks for reading.

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