It has been a long, hard road, but Ancient Vestiges: Darkness Rising is now for sale!
You can purchase a physical book from my E-Store or from Amazon.
The Kindle version is still available on Amazon. (For Canadian and International readers: take the redirect on Amazon buy page to your local website).
Thank you so much everyone for your support!
Enjoy the book!
Hello and good afternoon readers!
I hope all of my kindle readers have been enjoying their pre-release literature. I have seen the sales and I am flattered by the response so far. It has been incredible.
It has only just begun.
Tomorrow — Wednesday November 23 / 2016 — I will begin selling printed copies in addition to the kindle versions. I did want to write a blog post to talk about pricing for each version.
The price for the kindle version is $3.99 USD ($5.39 CAD).
The price for the physical book will be $17.99 USD ($24.20 CAD).
Both of those numbers may seem a little high (particularly the physical book). Here are some realities that I am dealing with.
It costs me $16.94 USD to manufacture and list the physical version of the book. I will make a mere 0.63 USD per copy sold. I cannot lower the price any further on the physical book.
Now, while the kindle version has a significantly reduced manufacturing and list cost, I am only making $1.40 USD per version sold.
Ancient Vestiges: Darkness Rising is not a short book. It is 776 pages in the physical book. That translates to roughly 249,000 words. It is an incredibly beefy book that you will be a long time reading.
I hope everyone keeps this in mind when they look at what I’m asking per copy.
If you are looking for your pre-order of Ancient Vestiges: Darkness Rising, I have great news for you: you can own the e-Book / Kindle edition two days early!
Click me if you are a US reader!
Click me if you are a Canadian reader!
For those who would like a physical edition of the novel, it will be available on the formal release date instead (November 23).
Enjoy Ancient Vestiges: Darkness Rising everyone!
Today I am pleased to announce that pre-orders for Ancient Vestiges: Darkness Rising will go live on Monday November 21 at 7:00pm EST (4:00pm PST). If you place a pre-order, your order will be processed for the formal release date of November 23.
I will be announcing pricing details when the pre-orders go up.
Small update today. This is the first draft of the synopsis for Ancient Vestiges: Darkness Rising.
The Great Fate churns once again.
A disgraced knight is tormented by endless nightmares. A young priestess sits the Crystal Throne of Mother God, lost in a murky mire. Smugglers and pirates reap and pillage every shore; the realm a battleground for their debauchery. A resentful and battle hardened imperator is tempted by a power he does not understand. All the while savants and seers are wracked by visions of a cold and desolate future.
The pieces are upon the board, and the immortals are moving the subservient to their will.
A recurrence has come again. The Time of Ascendance is at hand.
Yet, will it unfold as it has for centuries? Or, is there some sliver of hope to challenge what was ordained long ago?
Whatever comes to pass, it is a time of change and upheaval, of secrets and trysts, of swords and fell sorcery.
The Darkness Rising is coming, but so are the Children of the Dawn.
I have a slew of updates today.
We are three weeks away from the worldwide release of Ancient Vestiges: Darkness Rising. November 23 / 2016 is locked in stone. That being said, I am pleased to announce that pre-orders will go up no later than November 18 / 2016 on Amazon for the e-book / kindle and the physical book versions. Very exciting.
Also, if you purchase a physical copy of the book and are in the Greater Toronto Area, I will make myself available on a few dates for book signings. This will come some time after release. I will announce dates and times in the future.
I will be making an announcement of pricing next week. The e-book and physical book prices will be significantly different, however. There is no manufacturing cost for the e-book, while the physical book is sizable. When those prices go up, it is not a case of me being greedy with the physical book, it is simply a reality of cost on my part.
A few little factoids as I close in on the finished product.
- The physical book dimensions are 6 by 9 inches.
- The cover design and art is not being done by me (thankfully).
- The final page count will be around 760 pages.
- The final word count will be give or take 250,000 words (this is longer than each of the Lord of the Rings novels, 34,000 words shorter than Game of Thrones, and equal or greater than some of the Wheel of Time novels).
- Aerona Harkan is the character with the most perspective chapters.
- Amos is the character with the most cut perspective chapters.
- The novel is split into three parts or books (Awakening, Sea of Storms, and Heart of the Sand). While each follow a uniform style, each incorporate their own techniques to tell a compelling story.
Thank you for reading. More updates to come as the days go on.
And thank you for supporting my dream!