I’m on day 7 of a Thirty Stories in Thirty Days challenge over at Patreon. They’re all microfictions, but still– a new story every day for a week. Tomorrow, day 8, is gonna be a Benevolence Archives story– the first new one since Tales came out.
I finally got off my rather exceptionally lazy butt and created a Goodreads page for CLICK, which you might recall is my most recent novel. If you’ve read it, and you’re inclined to add it to some bookshelves or (please? PLEASE?) review it, now you have somewhere to do that!
If you want to read it, there are two ways to get ahold of a copy– the first way is to support me on Patreon at the $2/month tier or higher, which gets you an ebook version, and the second way is to buy it directly from me at a convention or author event. Have I mentioned where I’ll be next weekend?
I have thrown both caution and financial security to the wind– screw it, I got me a decent-paying job now, I can do that once in a while– and paid through the nose for both rush printing and rush shipping, but: barring an act of God or nature, I will have copies of CLICK available for purchase at Kokomo-Con next Saturday. I just got my booth, too– I’ll be in Booth #44, which looks like a pretty good spot, on a corner not far from the main entrance.
Remember, there are only two ways to buy CLICK right now: first, by buying it directly from me at a convention, or second, by supporting me on Patreon at the $2 a month tier (“Grond’s Chess Buddies”) or higher. Kokomo-Con was a blast last year; it’s a smaller, one-day con and probably one of my favorite convention experiences I’ve had so far. Come out and see me!
Today was the kind of day that would have generated a 3,000 word post two years ago, and right now I just don’t have the energy. Still trying to find an alternative to Amazon for printing Click, so don’t count that out just yet. In the meantime, I’m too exhausted to live right now so head on over to Patreon and sign up for a new book.
So, it’s a good-news-bad-news kind of day. The good news is that CLICK is live as an ebook and has, in fact, already been shared with Patreon supporters. And there’s still time to join them for as little as $1 a month to get an immediate copy of the book!
Additional good news: the print copy is ready! That’s the print cover, right there!
The bad news: no one will print it for me, and I’m enormously fucking frustrated right now, because I’ve been doing nothing but fussing over .doc and .pdf and .png and Gimp files for about eight hours. I was hoping to have this ready for Kokomo-Con on the 13th and right now barring a miracle that’s not going to happen. Amazon’s print service apparently will not allow you to print a book that isn’t set up for distribution on Amazon– I swear that wasn’t the case before– and the small handful of other services I’ve checked out in the last few hours are all massively more expensive. I’ve heard good things about Ingram Spark, for example, but they want $50 to “set up” a book that I’m providing all the files for, then I have to pay for copies on top of that. So … uh … no? I think maybe no.
The original idea behind doing this was to make it something special for Patreon and folks at cons. I suppose the worst case scenario is that I have a new book out for everyone, but that’s not what I wanted to do. I’m sure there’s a way to get PoD copies that isn’t going to break my bank, but I haven’t found it yet. Stay tuned.
And go hit me up on Patreon, dammit. You’ll like this book.