A shameless plug of self-promotion post. Today only (14 Dec).
Castalia House is running a 1+1 Christmas sale: buy one physical book (hardbound or paperback) and get one free Castalia House e-book (details at the link). In fact if you want to buy more than one physical book, you can get an equal number of e-books without limit (well, other than the number of titles they have out, of course). Since Back From The Dead (the first half of The Stars Came Back) is now out in print it’s an eligible item. So if you are a reader, or know readers and are looking for a gift, here’s an opportunity.
A good-sized list of books, and I have yet to read a bad Castalia House product.
Just got word that Back from The Dead, the first half of The Stars Came Back, is out in paperback and hardcover for those w/o Kindle readers. They are not “connected” on Amazon, yet, but I’m sure they will be soon. In the meantime, reviews are welcome. Vox posted about it, too, and there are a few comments about it.
The prose rewrite of the first half of The Stars Came Back, called “Back from the dead,” is now available on Amazon and directly from Castalia House.
I’m currently having a debate about the “Hugo Packet.” The Hugo Packet is the pile of writing that all the Hugo / Sasquan members/supporters get as part of membership that has a copy of the nominated works so that members can read them and make more informed choices. That is the idea, anyway. So, the question is, should Castalia House send them The Stars Came Back or Shakedown Cruise? Continue reading Hugo Packet
Riding The Red Horse is a military fiction anthology published on 15 Dec 2014 by Castalia House. It is edited by Tom Kratman. I will have a short story in it, the story of the first Armadillo mission, titled “Shakedown cruise.” There are some big names in it, and I am honored to be among them. Vox posted about it here.
Continue reading Riding the Red Horse
Reading reviews can be fun. A real hoot for some products. Writing good reviews can be a challenge, and I’d like to think I know t least a little bit about it, being in the top 12,000 Amazon reviewers, with a 98% “Helpful” rating. Continue reading Reviews
Just signed and mailed off a contract with a publisher, so I don’t have to worry about upfront editing and cover art costs and details in any future books. I’m also working on altering TSCB to conventional prose novel format, to be released when done. I de-published from Amazon so they could upload it and take it from here.
I’ll add more details when it’s available again and the publisher makes an official announcement.
It’s a strange world I live in. Very strange, but oddly nice.
UPDATE: Looks like the new product link is http://www.amazon.com/Stars-Came-Back-Rolf-Nelson-ebook/dp/B00J3F8Q0O . Comments haven’t followed it over just yet, and the cover is a bit different. The conventional prose format cover will be totally different.
UPDATE II: Castalia House. Comments have migrated over. Vox talks about it here.
What loose ends would you most like to see explained in the next book? Not just “the next chapter,” but what things were hinted at, or assumed, or mentioned, that you’d like more background about, or details on, or whatever?
This time at Instapundit. Be interesting to see what happens. A couple of comment there from people that read it and liked it can’t hurt. No giant tidal wave of buying just yet, but it’s only been up for a little while.
I’m curious, to any and all who drop by here: How did you find the book? Link in from somewhere else, browsing the Amazon top (whatever) list (which one?), an Amazon recommendation, or something else? As a first time author, I’m new to all this, too, so any and all feedback about how you came across the book or what specifically struck you as most interesting is welcome. I don’t do FB or Twitter or the rest because I hate datamining, so the only thing I care about your post is what you say in your post, not all the background metadata.
For those that are curious, I am working on another book, but it might not be the one you are expecting. I could easily outline a dozen books that tie into this one, but I plan on writing books that will stand alone just fine, but will enhance each other.