Monday, 27 June 2011

Publishing Dates

I've finally sat down and put together the publishing dates for the books I will be completing this year.  They were pencilled in my diary, but I had some time off recently so I've rearranged the dates to take that into account.  They are:

Psychic Knights -Reformation due on the 14th August
    This is the first in a series of Sci/Fi Fantasy novels.  Set in the future it follows Tennison on his journey to find his psychic brothers and reform the Psychic Knights.

The Island (Temporary title) due on the 16th October
     This is an action/horror novel about a group of mercenaries who stay on a private island for a break after a mission.  Unknown to them the island is host to illegal experiments and they are forced to fight for their lives against living horrors.     

Psychic Knights 2 (Temporary title) due on the 18th December
     A follow on to the first Psychic Knights.  The Human race has been under the control of the Techpsychers for far too long.  It is time for the Psychic Knights to change things.

Now that I have these dates out in the blogosphere, I have an extra incentive to stick to them.  However, as this is the first timetable I have set myself I'm going to be a little flexible with those dates.  This is all a learning curve for me and 2011 will give me a good idea of how well I apply myself to writing as a job.  This will then be the blueprint for my writing timetable in 2012.

Let me know how you get on with your timetables if you have any set.

Friday, 3 June 2011

My First Collection.

Titled 'A Collection of Shorts', I've put together five of my short stories in one cost effective bundle.  I thought about delaying this collection to see how the short stories would sell, but on reflection there were 2 good reasons to bring it out.

1. If the reader liked the samples of the short stories then it would be more cost effective to buy them as a collection.

2. Another book with my name on adds to the growing list of books which in turn helps to promote my work.

The royalties for 'A Collection of Shorts' will be around the same as selling all of the stories separately so I'm not losing anything in that regard by releasing the collection.  It will be interesting to see if readers are tempted by the price of the collection rather than buying just the one story.  So far 3 short stories have sold.  I'll let you know if the collection start selling more.