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These arrived yesterday.
Any concern about Createspace’s quality is nonexistent–they came out lovely.
The books are 5×8, 272 pages. It looks quite a bit thicker than the original River paperback at that size.
In reality, the novel is only a touch longer than the original version–River 1.0 was about 71K, River 2.0 is about 76K. Nothing added, some scenes trimmed, and still a little on the long end for a YA novel.
RIVER is now in print*, a few days later than expected. You’ll find it on Amazon here.
I ended up making some compromises on things I didn’t think I would. I was adamant, initially, that if I was going to put out a book in print, I’d use LSI. Their print books are excellent quality. That was the intention with RIVER. But besides LSI’s set up fees that require them to have a credit card on hand, there’s a fee to keep a book in print year to year. The yearly fee isn’t much per title but my print sales tend to be extremely low and RIVER in ebook has barely sold at all, so the odds of me making enough to justify keeping the book at LSI year to year seemed unlikely to me. I figured I’d eventually move it to Createspace anyway, which is free–and I already have an account there, so the more books, the sooner I get a cheque–and I might as well do it now.
Today’s the day. River’s been resurrected from my harddrive and is now once again available for purchase.
Kindle people: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00MV6TJFI
iBookstore shoppers: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/river/id911131898?mt=11
ARe/OmniLit (multi-formats): https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-river-1601109-142.html
Smashwords (multi-formats): https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/468771
Buy Direct (multi-formats): http://www.skyladawncameron.com/product/river/
Although the official tour start is next Monday with the release of River, the first stop is actually today at Coffee Thoughts. I talk a little about the history of the book and the crowdfunding campaign here. There’s also a link to the Rafflecopter Giveaway, a River Swag Pack featuring a tote bag, poster, wolf charm bookmark, wolf pendant, the pocket version of Animal Speak by Ted Andrews, and a DVD/Blu-Ray combo of Ginger Snaps (my favourite werewolf movie).
Just one week to go.
I admit, I set the release date and tour date to coincide with my initial promises made during the funding campaign, which was planned before I realized I’d be chronically ill with no help for three months now, so I’m kind of FREAKING THE FUCK OUT at the moment. I’m exhausted, not everything’s done yet, and I’m pushed well beyond my limits right now, but so it goes.
Okay. Lots of people say smart things and do thorough takedowns of this wtfery. I will leave it to John Scalzi, Chuck Wendig, and Matt Wallace. The New York Times covers the bizarre Orwell bit as well. Because, I mean, even if you AGREE with Amazon, these tactics are just…I don’t even.
Although I’m a little behind my self-imposed deadlines because of health issues, we’re still on track for the end of the month for River‘s re-release. The only thing left for me to buy will be the paperback books to ship to contributors (which might end up being early September instead of late August).
So I’ve been sick for…a while.
Since the middle of May, in fact.
May was kind of a blur for me because I had a stress breakdown after the fundraiser for Julie, I couldn’t afford food, I had the therapy dog test coming up, Sophie had her six month checkup, and then Jilly-bean rapidly became ill and went down hill and died the beginning of June. It seems I might’ve had a virus or something and I probably didn’t notice because I was already weak and tired and constantly dizzy by the sudden drop in daily calories while I was rationing food. But one thing stuck.
First, Soulless is over, all but the first five chapters are down from the site, but the full book is available in the store. It’s still PWYC (sorta–there are a bunch of price options in lieu of the old donation button) with the lowest option being $3 because this is a full-length novel–not a novella or short story, but just a little shorter than my usual work–and that seemed fair.
Sophie as a puppy when I got her fourteen years ago this week.
So it looks like Sophie has Cushing’s (hyperadrenocorticism). Which is what we suspected two years ago, but tests are expensive and her health improved so we didn’t go looking.
Thankfully, it took only some brief refreshing before I once again became a walking encyclopedia on the topic.
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Since River‘s been resurrected, there is an exclusive cover reveal over at My World…in words and pages. The funding period ends on Friday (the 13th).
I am sincerely grateful for everything everyone chipped in, and I feel terrible for not being more enthusiastic, but April and May were both terrible months for me and June has not gone well either. My elderly dog also has tests tomorrow, and if the results show the antibiotics haven’t helped and it’s not an infection we’re dealing with, it’s probably something worse and too expensive to treat, and I just cannot even think about it; I’ll have a nervous breakdown if I lose my dog right now too.
Yesterday, I lost a member of my family–Jilly-bean, aka Blind Cat.
Mum got her from a shelter when she was about nine months old. She’s always loved torties, and when she brought this little kitty out of the cage and held her on her back like a baby, she purred and ran her front paws over Mum’s face. And that was when she knew she needed to bring her home.