Selkies' Skins

Selkies' Skins
Current book in series Temple and Skinquest. Enjoy Castle and Well from Amazon, B&N and Smashwords while waiting for that and the prequel's audiobook "Pearls of Sea and Stone: Book of Seals".

Sunday, February 23, 2014

"Ornaments" and "Pearls of Sea and Stone: Book of Seals" from the Selkies' Skins universe of stories have been uploaded to Amazon and should go live in the next few days. These are optional adjuncts to go with Selkies' Skins that do not fit in the novel series, yet give a bit of additional depth to the lives of the Makays.

Selkies #1 Progress

After a lot of fighting with formatting (I still can't figure out why some of the formats fail conversion sometimes but will go through others). I have .epub, .mobi, and .pdf version of Selkies' Skins (book one): Castle and Well up on Smashwords. If I can figure out why the other formats won't work then I will find a way to make those available. I begin to suspect though that it may have something to do with special letters necessary in some of the words. I may have to do direct orders from the publishing website for some formats, which will require some time to have a discussion with our webmaster about how to go about implementing that. It was something I had been pondering doing anyway at some point other than email orders.

Closer to publish time I will get it up direct onto Amazon for Kindle. First I want to send out the ones that the Kickstarter backers get for their patience and funding assistance.

I am still waiting for the print edition's cover from Samantha Buckley. Once I have that in hand I can finish up the print edition and get that sent out to the distribution venues. Her art is more dynamic than the ebook edition's cover art (which was contributed to by my daughter) and I look forward to being able to showcase it.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Selkies' News

While we are still waiting on the cover art for the print edition of the book, I have scheduled the release of the ebook edition with the ebook's cover for March 16th, my birthday. Cross your fingers, this was originally planned for December/January release. Those that participated in the Kickstarter and chose an ebook as their preferred method of reading/delivery will have their copies in the next few weeks. I am still hoping for the print edition's cover art to be done soon so that I can include the front of that in the file.

The print edition will be ready as soon as Samantha is able to deliver her art to me. My apologies to everyone that has been waiting for so long, as we are several weeks behind schedule for release due to life events. However, be cheered that Illya Leonov is making good and fast progress on the audio edition.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

What's on the desk

The contract between Jo Anne Spiese and myself to publish "The Witches' Prayerbook" has been signed as of today and work will begin on my end as soon as I've received her manuscript.

Regarding the first book of "Selkies' Skins" we are still waiting on the print cover art for release. Ebook will be released around the same time. Currently regarding the audio version, Illya Leonov has finished Chapter Seven and is working on Chapter 8. At the rate he works I expect to be proofing that very soon.

Monday, February 3, 2014

Selkies' Skins audiobook, it progresseth!

Selkies Skins Book One: Castle and Well is being voiced by Illya Leonov, and the first two chapters are recorded. I am really pleased with how the story sounds as read, and there are some really big treats already in just these first two. I am very looking forward to the whole book being completed.