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Monday, October 24, 2011

Print Edition on Amazon

Just a quick note to let you all know that the print edition is now up on Amazon! I changed the hyperlink on the right to direct you to Amazon instead of my e-store for those of you who enjoy benefiting from free super saver shipping on purchases over $25. It may take a few more days for the book cover image to load to Amazon, but the book itself is there. Don't forget, The Gateway Chronicles make great Christmas presents for avid readers, young adult readers, and even reluctant readers (I've had many testimonials to that effect). If anybody would like to look into getting a signed copy for somebody, contact me directly at

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Print Edition Now Available!

After much blood, sweat, and tears, The Gateway Chronicles 3: The White Thread is now available in print format! Huzzah, huzzah! If you click on the link on the right, that will take you to my e-store with createspace where you can purchase my book immediately. If you prefer to use Amazon, it will take 5-7 days for the posting to upload to Amazon, and it will take 6-8 weeks for it to show up at all major booksellers. As soon as it shows up on Amazon, I will change the hyperlink on the right to direct you directly to Amazon instead of my e-store. I'm very excited to be finished at last! Kindle sales have continued strong and lots of people have already read it (some people already more than once!). There will be a book release party at my school sometime soon.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Update on the Print Edition

So, frustration of frustrations, I received my final proof copy today to discover that createspace did, indeed, shrink all the text down instead of trimming the extra white space around the outside. Again, I submitted the exact same size document as I always have, and it has never been a problem before, but this time it was. I spoke with customer service just now and they are sending my query on to technical support. They will hopefully just go ahead and fix it for me, as they've always done before, but they might require me to submit another document (which would really be frustrating, as I can't send any other sort of document than what I've been sending all along). Anyhow, it's going to take several days, probably, for me to hear back from them, and then I won't be able to okay it for purchase until I approve another proof. This was really not meant to take this long, so I apologize to all of you that are waiting for it. I'll stay on top of it and get it done as quickly as possible!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Kindle Edition, Now Available!

I'm happy to announce that the Kindle edition of The White Thread is now available for only $4.99. Just follow the link below to purchase it. Don't forget, this is book 3 of The Gateway Chronicles, so if you haven't read books 1 and 2 yet, you will want to do so! Book 1, The Six, and Book 2, The Oracle are available on Kindle for only $2.99 each.

For those of you who are a little more traditional readers (such as myself), the print edition of The White Thread is forthcoming. I'll post as soon as it is available!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Progress Update

The GOOD news is that I have finished my final revisions and submitted everything to createspace for review. I have also set up my Kindle edition and that is in the process of publishing. The bad news is that for some reason createspace has gotten back to me stating that the interior file I submitted is too large and they have, basically, made it fit. So I CAN order my proof, but I need to check it really carefully to make sure that everything looks okay. This is very puzzling for me because I submitted the exact same interior file size and in the exact same manner as I always have, so I don't know why I would get that message from them now. (For example, I didn't get this message on the first file review for this book, and I literally took the same file I submitted and made revisions to it and submitted it again.) So, anyhow, my excitement at being finished is somewhat dampened by this. I've ordered the proof, but it will take a few days to get here. If, for some reason, it doesn't look as though it fits, I will have to figure out what changed between last time and this time, and that could take some time. If everything looks good, I will okay it for publication. It's a bit frustrating.

Regardless of what happens there, the Kindle edition should be ready within the day, so that's something to look forward to. Here's hoping that everything is okay with the proof copy!