It's hard to believe it's already December.
It feels like the year only just began and it's already time to buy Christmas presents and start preparing for 2018. I won't be sad to see 2017 go, but it just feels like time really flew by. I launched a couple of new books this year (Raven's Rise, Indie Author Tools, The Everett Exorcism, and The Vatican Children) and I already have a January release lined up for pre-order. Next year I'm going to try a few new things out, but unfortunately I also had some problems to deal with late this year.
Pronoun closing down totally screwed up my plans. I wasn't expecting it and had almost everything wrapped up in their system. I launched my newest series with over 1,000 sales in the first week (my best launch ever) and then got an email telling me all of it was for nothing. It forced me to start over and try to salvage the series, which meant putting it on Kindle Unlimited and offering it for free to rebuild my also-bought lists.
I've officially moved all of my books off of Pronoun and put them back on Amazon. They are in the process of closing their doors for good, but it is nice to be free and clear of them. I offered many of my books for free to hopefully kick start their engines, so we'll see how that goes in the next couple of weeks, but for now I'm just letting it sit on its own and working on new projects.
Goes to show that no matter how well you plan something or how hard you work, it can all be torn down in a matter of hours. Lessons learned, and it's time to try something new.
What is new...?
I was recently accepted into a group of authors that are launching new crowdfunding campaigns for their books. It means that instead of me spending a lot of money out of pocket to launch a book (and possibly getting kicked in the teeth by a company list Pronoun), I can collect money upfront to offset the costs of launching a new book and ease some of the burden.
This will be happening in January of next year, and the new book is one I am incredibly excited about. It revolves around a story idea I've been kicking around for a couple of years now about genetic engineering and Crispr/Cas9. It'll use some of the characters from UAV, but it'll effectively serve as a reboot so you won't need to know that story to enjoy this one.
I don't really have a lot of details to offer for this yet, but just know it is something incredibly important to me and I am really excited about it! I hope you are too! More to come!
Aside from that, I've got another couple of series and books to write, so time for me to get back to work!