The final cover is upon us! The good people at Ebook Launch have done an awesome job of capturing the essence of Jack and his ride. Below is what those fine people buying paperbacks will receive. And if you still want to join this illustrious club and bag one of these paperback beauties, it’s available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble and Book Depository. Imagine how Sync City would look on your bookshelf!
The ebook, with the striking front cover, is still available for the low, low price of $5.99 at Inkshares.
There is movement in the garage, and Jack is getting ready to ride. The final touches are being put on the back cover and spine, and the designer has done a fantastic job. I’ll share it with you when it’s finalized. But what this does mean is that we getting much closer to the publishing date!
I also got this tremendous review from one of my beta readers. He was kind enough to pop it up on Goodreads:
From remarkably edgy, irreverent, and sometimes quirky well developed characters, to movement (sometimes planned, sometimes not) between shifting time lines and realities replete with their own civilizations and cultures, to a shape shifting, sentient frankenbike with an attitude and a best hits of weaponry past, present, and future designed to wreak maximum havoc, Sync City has it all. Ryan had me from the get go, and I peeled through the entirety of it as fast as I could get my hands on new chapters. Another big upside? Unlike some works that have one strong story line, maybe two, and a couple of weaker ones that you’d rather blow through quickly to get back to the good parts, all the lines and characters Ryan builds work in concert and are equally strong and well developed. Grab it, devour it, and get set for the next installation.
If this inspires you to jump on board and have the ride of your life, you can pre-order the paperback at Amazon (ignore the Jan 17th publishing date – I’m trying to get that changed), Barnes and Noble and Book Depository. The ebook is available for the low, low price of $5.99 at Inkshares. Please help send all these books to a good home and don’t forget to share!
Well now, where are we at exactly? In the twisting, turning world of publishing, Jack finally has a fixed date for release on the unsuspecting public. And that date is February 28th, 2017. If you have pre-ordered the paperback version of Sync City, then your copy(ies) should appear around that time. If you are an international person of mystery (i.e. a non North American), they may take a touch longer to get to you.
For those of you who went the ebook route, things should be a little more straightforward, and you’ll just need to follow the instructions in the email sent to you at that time.
So what’s new in Jack’s world? Well, my website is new. Or at least tremendously updated. If you click here, you can see my new home page. And if you follow this link, you can read the first two of chapters of Sync City to whet your appetite. Many thanks to my lovely wife, Nicola, for doing all the heavy lifting on this one.
One of the sexy things you’ll notice on the home page is all the online booksellers from which you can now pre-order Sync City. Of course, if you want to get in on the ground floor, then you can very much pre-order it here (and please share with those who have yet to meet Jack). And if you are familiar with the opening scene of Sync City (read here and don’t be shy!), then make sure you come in on the ground floor and not the basement. The basement is a bad place to be!
11 days ago I wrote to you about a January 17th publishing date for Sync City. Well, 11 days is not just a long time in politics, it’s also a long time in publishing. January 17th is now no longer the publishing date. Word is I’ll know the new date is in a couple of week’s time. I’ll then pass it on to you.
To poorly paraphrase Australian music legends Men at Work, can’t you hear the thunder? People, we have an Amazon page and we have a publishing date – January 17, 2017! Follow this link and check it out – be one of the first Amazon pre-orders! If you’re in Canada, you can pre-order it here.
For those of you in the chilly north, this will be a chance to clutch Sync City and Jack in a cool and loving embrace, grab your favorite warming beverage and forget about the cold outside. For those in the south, head out to your favorite reading chair, wipe the dew off a cold one and get stuck into Jack’s adventures.
The book and eBook are still very much available on Inkshares, and you can pre-order your first edition copy here. Unfortunately, I’m very sorry that I won’t be able to sign these books before they go out. After discussions with Inkshares, I decided that getting a bunch of books through customs in South Korea (where I live), signing them and then sending them back to the US before sending them out to you was going to be dodgy in terms of losing the books – especially with the volume of mail around Christmas time. Instead, I can either sign Sync City when I see you (and personalize it at the same time), or I can send you an illustrated bookplate with my signature on that.
Whatever you decide to do, I truly am in awe of your support and look forward to hearing what you think about Jack and his travails.
Sync City continues to wend its way through the editorial process, and the spotlight of reality is becoming brighter and brighter. I just went through the proofread copy of the manuscript, and it’s looking squeaky clean. Next it’s off to the cold reader who checks for any glaring errors that may have been missed.
In the not too distant future, Jack and his ride are going to head off and get printed. If you want a first edition paperback copy, then time is running out. Follow this link and hit the pre-order button if you want to snare your chunk of Sync City history! You’ll be glad you did.
I trust all is well. The purpose of this update is to give a shout out to a good mate of mine, André Brun. He’s currently neck deep in a thrilling horror story contest and could use some help. Right now he’s sitting fourth and needs a boost to jump into at least third position. André is a top quality man and his book, Arcadia, is a top quality read. I encourage you to follow this link and pre-order. Arcadia is a book Jack Trevayne would definitely want you to read!
In a post-apocalyptic future, fractured timelines are wreaking havoc on the world. Only a tough, hard-drinking enforcer named Jack Trevayne can hold things together. This is gritty, hard-boiled sci-fi with attitude. The future is complicated. Jack is not.
Word on the Inkshares street has a publishing date for the hell-raising ride that is Sync City. February 1st (just in time for Valentine’s Day!) is when Jack leaves the bar, mounts up and speeds off to his world-altering destiny. Between now and then, the Sync City production crew and I will hammer the story into shape to give you the best possible reading experience.
For those of you that have come late to the Sync City party, you can now pre-order the e-book for $5.99 and the paperback for $15.99. Head here, pre-order and tell you friends you knew Jack before he became famous. And remember, sharing is good!
If you wish to have a pre-Christmas taster of Jack, I can email you the first three chapters of Sync City in pdf format. The relevant address is firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also deepen your Jack experience at synccityjack.com or head to my Facebook author page here.
Have a great day!
The copy edited version of Sync City has spent a couple of weeks back at the mothership getting its penultimate mission directives before heading back off to Girl Friday Productions to get fully beaten into shape! And this is good. This means we are making distinct progress toward bringing Jack and his ride into your hands.
There are still a number of technical areas to deal with – the cover for example – before its ultimate completion. But for now, it’s onto the marketing stage. The goal here is to get Jack and Sync City into as many hands as possible on launch day. And why do you want this? Easy. So you can look cool at parties. When some drops the fact that they have just purchased the outstanding Sync City, you can casually say “Sure, I know it. I went to school/uni/ pubs/worked/ played sport/chatted/emailed/Facebooked/Tweeted (delete as applicable) with the author. I was there from the beginning.” Automatic kudos!
With this in mind, I’d love it if you can spread the word to friends and family and have them jump on board – and who doesn’t like having cool friends and family. To do this, you need to send them to this link and have them hit pre-order (some supervision may be required). If you yourself haven’t pre-ordered, then now is the time! Sync City and a lifetime of awesomeness awaits!
The copyedited manuscript of Sync City has landed! This is fantastic news as it brings Sync City one critical step closer. I now need to gird my loins, park my butt in front of a computer and take on the words of wisdom passed down by the editorial gurus at Girl Friday Productions. It should be a fascinating experience.
Also, for those that missed it, Jack has a new drinking buddy! Destiny Imperfect shrugged off some awesome late competition and clung onto third place in the recent Inkshares/Nerdist contest. This means Destiny will become a fully published reality. Many Jackolytes have already hitched your carriage to the Destiny train, but if you haven’t, head over to here to check it out. We’d love to have you on board.
Have a good one!