Progress on GV
My forward progress is almost non-existent. I work on the manuscript almost every day, but it just seems like an exercise in editing. But there is movement.
I am contemplating releasing the first one hundred pages as a work in progress. My reason for doing so is a little depressing; I am worried I may never complete the work. But I have over two hundred pages with some decent material, and I would like to share it. I may start releasing rough compilations, adding maybe a hundred pages with each revision, raising the price with each release (starting low, maybe $1.95 for the first release).
This would NOT be a serialization. Each compilation would be more expensive, and each would include the earlier release(s); and it is likely the earlier release(s) would have changes. So, it is a little bit of a scam, if the reader does not understand what they are buying.
There is a Genellan Facebook page . Check it out and use it as a forum, if you care to. I established the page to market the series and had some small success, although it is difficult to measure. Very low activity to date. No surprise, since I am almost inactive.
Again, my apologies, and I thank with all my heart those that continue to buy and promote the series. I have not given up. It just seems like it.
Up on Smashwords
I have completed the process of putting my books up on SMASHWORDS. This will provide availability for just about any format. And just about any major distribution, including:
- Barnes and Noble
Up on Kindle
Sales on Amazon's Digital Text Platform (newly renamed to Kindle Direct Publishing) and better known as the Kindle Store have been encouraging. Thank you very much.
Hard copies of all books (in trade paperback format) as well as electronic copies are still available through Third Millennium Publishing.This was my first online publisher, so I would ask that if all else is equal, give them a try when buying the books.
With all the new digital marketing outlets I am seeing a respectable rise in book sales. This has to be due entirely to word of mouth from you. I cannot thank you enough. Keep telling your friends about Genellan. Pass the word. And thanks for sticking with me.
The cover art by Jeremy Ellis is awesome. GIV and now GII! Check it
Painting __________ © Bob Eggleton, 1997
Painting __________ © Bob Eggleton, 1999
Painting __________ © Bob Eggleton, 2000