Okay, that's a bit of a hyperbole. It certainty feels like an honest statement, though. With the finalizing of Howard Hachey's Ionic Relapse, reading through short story submissions for When Glints Collide, responding to queries, setting up our shops, legal paperwork, social media, and marketing campaigns on top of all of the regular tasks of being a human... I'm a little tired. But, it's a good kind of tired! At least I'm accomplishing things, right?
So, here's what's up:
Our website has been updated!
YAY! Buttons to the print and Kindle editions of our current books are on there now for your convenience. In the "Books" tab you can see which of our books are currently available plus our upcoming projects. I've also updated the "About Us" section and hope to put some price packages in there for you DIY authors looking for some affordable freelance services. Of course, our full publishing services for our signed authors it still free of charge!
We are now exploring different forms of marketing.
I've been dabbling with Instagram and I've even set up a shop on our Facebook page. Instagram isn't my favorite, I'll be honest, but I'm exploring. The thing I'm most excited to share with everyone is our book trailer for Ionic Relapse.
Here's a teaser:
Pretty cool, huh? Well, I think it is. This teaser isn't nearly as nifty as the ac
tual trailer, which should be all set to release to you by this evening.
Our product availability has been expanded.
I've been poking around Etsy and have decided to give this a go. The website seems to truly support all of the arts. It's nice to see outsiders recognize that literature is a for-real art form, so props to Etsy for opening up to the small/indie authors and publishers. Our authors are on board with making signed copies available via Etsy + free shipping. We'll also include some company freebies, personal notes from us, etc. Just a little something to make it special for you! Our books will still be available via Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Books-a-Million, etc. I just thought having author signed copies available for roughly the same cost (actually, a little cheaper with the free shipping) would be pretty neat. Plus, I like how personal we can make it.
I got my hair did.
Pretty big deal, right? Thanks to Katie at Wavelengths for giving me some much needed "me" time. If for some reason you happen to be in the Saint Albans, ME area, they are the best spa around!
Ionic Relapse is available for pre-order!
Ugh, why does pre-order never look right? You can pre-order the book through Amazon Kindle or Etsy. With Etsy, your copy will be signed by the author. The official release date is July 25, so if you order a print copy we will ship it out ASAP to ensure you get it on or before the release date. I do want to mention that the book WILL indeed be available at Barnes and Noble, Books-a-Million, and other major bookstores. However, its release to these larger stores will be a little later as we would like to try to utilize more personal commercial outlets first. Indie bookstores, doing business on our own via Etsy with the personalized books with goodies, and so on. But, the book will be in those big boys soon enough -- stay tuned!
I'm planning to begin our podcast soon.
The very first episode or two I'll try to introduce myself and discuss what Fluky Fiction is all about. Talking about myself isn't fun, which is why I've been avoiding the podcast thing. If I make the commitment to go through with it via blog, then I'll be obligated to do it. Our second or third episode will be an interview with Howard Hachey. We'll talk about his book, what it is like to work with Fluky Fiction (the good, the bad, the ugly), and we'll probably just shoot the shit a bit. I'd love to hear what you'd like to hear us talk about. Tweet me some ideas, please and thank you!
And there you have it! As many updates as I can give you at 1:30 in the morning. Now, I should probably go try to get some sleep...