Volume IV – Resurgence of Ancient Darkness has been released, and is starting to appear in all major ebook stores around the Internet. It is my longest book to date, so much so that I had to reduce the font size in the print edition to keep the page count low enough to prevent a price hike! I thought it was going to be about the same size as Shadows, but it ended up being forty pages longer in print. Hopefully the font is still big enough to be comfortable for everyone. The digital proof looks great, and I have ordered my physical proof. I expect it will only be a few more days until the print edition is ready to be ordered.
As of right now, all three books are available in paperback form from Amazon Createspace! This move allows me to cut the price of the paperbacks from $14.99 to $7.99! We have received our proof copies and the quality is virtually identical to Lulu, just costs half the price and ships in half the time. It is pretty much a no brainer to switch.
First, the production of the print edition is not going as fast as hoped, but still hope to have some news on that soon.
Second, Enemy of an Enemy has been sent to our professional editor for review. I feel this book needs the most help of anything we have put out and it is worth the pain of a second edition to get it up to par. Since it is a free book, everyone will automatically have access to a new copy via Smashwords. I do not know how Amazon, and the other stores will handle the new edition yet, but I will let you know when I find out. Expect news on that in a month or so.
Rise of Shadows has been out for a little while now, and is selling well! Right now it is out selling Academy 2-1, which means at least some of you have been sitting around waiting for Shadows to come out and are snatching it up now. I have been stalling on producing the hardcover and paperback versions intentionally to allow time for any grievous errors to be noticed by readers. Since none have come in, I plan to start working on them this week. It typically takes a few days to get it submitted, and then I will have to order proof copies, which typically have problems that I will need to correct and resubmit. This process usually takes about a month to work out. I hope it goes better this time, but all I can promise is that work is under way.
We are getting more and more readers ask for a print version of our books, so as of this weekend, there is now a paperback version available for purchase. You can get a copy of it from our POD (print on demand) provider, Lulu. I am having a hard time getting the formating right for the hardcover, but it is coming soon also.