23 April 2011

Cover Art and BookBaby

First and foremost I would like everyone to see the first rough sketch of the cover of my upcoming book Der Sternvolker.

Here we see Peter (center), Amelia (right), and Balder (left) running through a burning city and fighting for their lives against some ghastly enemy.

This piece was done by the talented Ganassa at DeviantArt. Check out more of his amazing work there.

The book itself is quickly nearing completion, and June 1st is just around the corner. Keep watching here and at on the Renegade Data Core site for more updates and free content!

Second I would like to direct everyone's attention to BookBaby. BookBaby is an eBook distribution site that distributes your eBook to all the major stores such as the iPad store, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Sony Reader. For $99 you can distribute your book and you get all the profits. Unlike PayPal or business sites they do not take a cut off the top. It is one flat rate of $99. A pretty good deal if you ask me.

Der Sternvolker will be available through the Apple iPad store, Amazon Kindle, Barnes and Noble, and Sony Reader store via BookBaby when the book is published. You will also be able to purchase the book from the Renegade Data Core website. It's up to you.

Until next time. . .

06 April 2011

39,000 Words and Growing

It's been a while since I've updated, so I thought I'd give you all a small blog posting today just to let you know that I'm alive and still writing.

The book, tentatively titled In Darkness Forged has reached over 39,000 words and is still growing. By the time the book is finished it should be somewhere around 80-85,000 words. This could increase as I continue to write, but 80,000 words is the goal. I'm also muddling around with titles. While In Darkness Forged is very ominous and could draw a lot of attention, I'm not sure it's the title I want for this book. The Sternvolker is the other title I'm throwing around. This one is a bit more descriptive since the main character, Peter Drexel, is Sternvolk (or Star Folk; the proper German for that would be Sternvolker, the -er denoting the masculine).

With the massive amount of work I've completed on the story the 01 June 2011 publishing date should be easy to reach. In fact, if I get everything done sooner, I may push the publishing date to an earlier time. But we'll see how things play out.

I should also have a cover image shortly. I have contacted to artists about completing the cover for my book. Once one of them gets back to me I will update you regularly on their progress.

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Until next time. . .