A few quick updates.
I got an email from Jena Gregoire yesterday informing me that she would be featuring The Book of Deacon on her blog, Pure Textuality. I took a look at the site, and it looks like a great place to find eBook news, reviews, and lists. Certainly worth checking out. My specific post is here, if you are interested. My thanks to Jena, and a special welcome to any new readers who found me via her posting. She also mentioned that she is planning to give my book the full review treatment after her current project, so I will nervously look forward to learning what she thinks of my work, as I do with all reviews. Fingers crossed.
In other news, the professionally edited version of Book 1 is live in virtually all retailers. I’ll nudge Amazon to send out notifications shortly. For some reason, I’m noticing a minor indent problem that Amazon’s file conversion is introducing to the end result, so I may need to fiddle with a few settings and push a new copy, but I don’t think it impacts the book too heavily. Earlier this morning, Smashwords and Amazon got a freshly revised version of The Great Convergence as well. This isn’t a professional edit. A friend of mine who read the books prior to their publication took the time to read through again and caught 80 or so minor typos, so I corrected them and pushed a revision. A few minor format alterations have been made to bring it more in line with the new look for book 1, too. As always, there are no changes to plot or dialog beyond minor phrasing adjustments, so if and when you receive a notification of a new version, feel free to ignore it if you want to hang on to any bookmarks or highlights you’ve applied, or if you simply don’t mind the errors. Expect similar treatment to be given to book 3 in a week or two.
Sci Fi book 2 is creeping closer to completion, but it is becoming increasingly clear that I’ll need to run through it once or twice after it is finished to make sure that all of those involved are justified and properly motivated… at least, where justification and motivation are called for. The various threads are beginning to weave back together, though, so the end is in sight.
Thanks for reading.