Oh boy, oh boy! Last week I got some developmental edits/notes for Eudaimonia!
Which means I will be busy revising and writing in the coming days and weeks!
So, any inspiring and energetic good vibes fell free to send my way. I will NEED them.
Publishing, I’m coming for you!
This is the final pre-publication update about " Everything is Normal: The Life and Times of a Soviet Kid"
· The book is now being printed in the US and various ebook versions are being finalised.
· Ebooks will be sent to pre-orderers ahead of the official publication date – on March 16th.
· Printed copies will be mailed to pre-orderers on March 16th too and should reach you within a week or so, depending of the speed of mail in different countries.
· IMPORTANT: If you have moved address since you ordered books in April-May 2017, please log into Inkshares and update your shipping address. https://www.inkshares.com/
· On a separate note, I’m happy that the book is getting positive reviews from the advanced readers and some interest from the media. Got a great blurb two days ago. Will show-off a bit now:
"Everything is normal" is a wonderful, funny and evocative account of growing up in the Soviet Union. It brings vividly to life the stodgy food, the dead hand of the state, and the lure of the west, all told through family life in late communist Leningrad. Some of the gags are hilarious. Who knew that that The Empire Strikes Back was released to USSR audiences as The Empire Returns the Blow? Sergey Grechishkin is a major new talent and a writer of humour and verve." Luke Harding, author of #1 New York Times best-seller "Collusion: Secret Meetings, Dirty Money and How Russia Helped Donald Trump Win"
The long journey is finally over. Thank you again for all of your support!
Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!
I wanted to send a quick update on "Devil You Don’t" to everyone, and the first bit of good news is that I just turned the manuscript and all the paperwork in this morning!
So, Inkshare has it all now and "Devil" will take its place in the Quill production queue and wait for its turn with the editor. For those of you who have been with me on the Shadow King journey, this will be familiar territory. For those of you just joining us with Devil, get comfortable: the pre-production and production processes do not happen overnight (as much as I wish they did).
Coming Soon: official cover art and -- gasp! -- a new title! That’s right, there’s going to be a bit of a title change, but I really think it is a better representation of some of the themes in the book. When the cover is ready, I’ll share with all of you and then get my Inkshares page updated.
Other bits and pieces... And I did find out a couple other things from Inkshares. First, they are going to be discontinuing their Quill imprint. But don’t worry, both Shadow King and Devil You Don’t are in the queue and WILL be published. However, any book currently in funding will need to make the Quill threshold before the end of February to be added to the Quill production queue. Inkshares feels they have learned a lot from this imprint but are surfacing new and different ways to surface books that readers are interested in.
The second thing is that they will not be continuing with the signed copies for those who ordered printed copies during my funding period. To get the books signed they would either need to ship them to me and then have me ship them back (that’s two trips cross country) or fly me to the West Coast and back again. Both options have proven to be too costly to make good business sense. I’m going to try to figure out an alternative for signatures, but haven’t quite gotten beyond the brainstorming point yet. I’ll keep you posted on that as well. However, if not getting a signature in your book is a complete deal breaker, contact Inkshares customer service and they’ll help you out.
That’s about it for this update. Again, thank you for your support -- please do keep sharing the link for Devil You Don’t (https://www.inkshares.com/books/the-devil-you-don-t) -- Just because funding is over, doesn’t mean I’m not keen to get new readers! :-)
All the best,
THANK YOU, Inkshares Staff Syndicate!
The Inkshares Staff Syndicate selected Rock of Ages to support and now there’s a fancy badge on the book page and we’re up to 503 orders! I was so excited last night that I was running and jumping around the house! Thank you, thank you!!
53 days left and 247 orders to go. That’s 4.6 orders a day. We’re going to do this! Now is the time to join the list of Super Readers or supporters!
Hey again, guys!
It’s been quiet from me a while, but here is finally an update on ARTIFICIAL GENERATION!
As you know, I didn’t win the contest here on Inkshares I joined, and after it ended I chose to end the crowd-funding, so I didn’t reach any of the goals for publishing through Inkshares.
That was because the funding took too much out of me.
But I promised you then ARTIFICIAL GENERATION would still be a reality, and now it is!
The ebook can already now be pre-ordered for Kindle, just follow this link here:
The paperback isn’t up yet, but will be up by the release date on March 1th.
ARTIFICIAL GENERATION is also on Goodreads, so head on over and add it to your shelf, or give a review whenever you get around to reading the book!
I know there’s been some confusion about getting the book and not because of this site.
Even if you bought a copy last summer, you will have to buy a new copy now through Amazon. The money you spent on Inkshares should have been returned to you, though, so you didn’t lose anything.
Again, thank you to everyone that helped me last summer, and everyone that has stuck with me since.
You are all amazing, and if not for the enthusiasm I met when trying to win the contest, I’m not sure I’d have gone all the way with ARTIFICIAL GENERATION as I now have. Thank you.
I’VE UPDATED THE PAGE WITH A NEW COVER AND TITLE!