So it is finally official! As of March 7, 2019, the paperback of Avens is now available!
So here's a shameless link drop. Click and order here.
Of course, I wish I could have announced this at a much earlier date, but alas Createspace (now strictly KDP) has a lot of issues with the interior. Especially where margins and bleed are concerned. And even if you follow their specific instructions a dozen times they usually find something wrong with it.
What's really annoying about this is that it is IMPOSSIBLE then to predict the actual release. Because KDP does not tell you any of these issues prior to you trying to actually publish the book. Which is why only the Kindle version was released on the actual release date, because we were unaware that the print formatting was not manipulated enough to meet their standards. (And I do mean manipulated, as extra things had to be added to the file before it stopped complaining about the bleed.)
But now it's done and my wife is a Queen with all sorts of patience. Which also brings me to this shameless plug: if you need a line edit of your own material or you'd also like to consider having your book interior formatted then please check out her fiverr account or Facebook page.
Anyway, so I just ordered 20 copies and nearly wiped out my checking account. Worth it. Most of these, of course, will be given away. Obviously there are those close to me and this project that will be receiving personalized copies. My copy, at least, will be subject to a full scale photoshoot. (Not gonna lie, that's really what I want it for the most.)
After that, I think I'm going to try my first public giveaway. So for the next few weeks, I might be poking some advice out of author friends to figure out what wording I need to use to make it okay with sites such as Facebook, etc. Depending on where I host the giveaway. (I mean, really, the first one should probably be here. But if I don't have the traffic available here, I at least know things get around on FB and Twitter...)
Anyway, that's what's in the works, and now it's just another waiting game.
Crap. Means I've also got to figure out this hourglass design for the tattoo...
Okay, that's all I've got for now. Will bombard everyone once the copies come in!
Thanks for reading and keeping up with this story!