Book Promotion, Publishing

Release Weekend Updates

Good morning, everyone! Sorry I’ve been so out of touch lately, but I have a good reason for it. Burner was released on April 14th at Indiana Comic Con and online. While our online sales have been rather lackluster, we had a phenomenal weekend at ICC. Our Kickstarter also finished on April 17th and was 125% funded. I’ll go over both of those things in this post, but if you don’t feel like reading about it, I just want to say THANK YOU to everyone who’s supported me so far. Much love to you all!

If you’d like all the nitty-gritty details of the convention, then click the read more, and let’s go.

Book Promotion

Kickstarter and General Updates

Good morning, readers! It’s been a crazy couple of weeks, I have to admit. We’ve got print materials (including business cards with a typo, doh), the Kickstarter for Burner has started pretty strongly, and we’re receiving our paperback proof this week. I’ve got a digital proof to okay for the hardback, and then we’ll get a proof ordered, and then the main order placed once that’s okayed. Like I said, it’s been busy.

My first appearance for the book will be April 14th-16th at Indiana Comic Con. You’ll be able to find me at tables 1109/1208 with Indy PopCon. We’ll have copies of Burner for sale along with bookmarks and (potentially) art.

We’ve also got a giveaway going right now. If you fill out this survey about the first chapter of Burner, you can win a $25 gift certificate. It only takes a few minutes to fill out, so take the time and win some easy cash!

Alright, back to work. I’m hoping I can get a decent post out soon, though it may have to wait for all of this to slow down a bit. I hope you’re all good, and that you’re enjoying the lovely weather that Spring is bringing with it. Talk to you soon!

Advice, Book Promotion

Making it Pretty – Art Commissions

Have you ever seen a piece of art, and just been blown away by it? It doesn’t matter if it’s a Monet (like the image above this post) or a piece of fanart on Tumblr, art has an ability to move us immediately. And while writing is an art in itself, sometimes a picture really is worth a thousand words. Or at least a couple hundred bucks. My post tonight is going to discuss commissioning art for your writing, how to go about finding artists, what’s a reasonable price and timeline, and what warning signs to look out for.