I put my next book for pre-order on Amazon earlier this month. This creates two challenges:
One: It’s not ready yet. I am putting the finishing touches on it before sending it to my editor at the end of the month. She’s pretty quick so I will have it formatted for it’s release on Sept 30.
Two: Since it is book two of a trilogy, I have to market to the readers who have read book one, and I have to market book one to new readers. Once the trilogy is complete it should be easier because I’ll only have to market the first book, right?
I know what you’re thinking—
You’re thinking, “Isn’t writing a trilogy just a cash grab. Why not just put them all in one volume?”
Oh. Yeah. I was thinking that. So?
Well, if I did, you wouldn’t have The View from Here to read and it would be at least another year for the full manuscript to be complete. Also, Book One can be read as a stand-alone, so you don’t need to make the investment if you didn’t enjoy it.
You should put it in a box set when it’s done.
That was your plan, wasn’t it?
From my blog this week:
Free Book Friday July 15: Poetry book to review – Books, actually.
Thursday Thoughts: Bad reviews – I had a 1-star before, but this 3-star hurt more.
Weird Wednesday: Cartoon Day -I thought these were funny.
Tuesday Tidbits: Easter Eggs and Book News – Someone found it. Can you?
Music Monday: Our Lady Peace
Leon Stevens is a multi-genre author, composer, guitarist, songwriter, and an artist, with a Bachelor of Music and Education. He published his first book of poetry, Lines by Leon: Poems, Prose, and Pictures in January 2020, followed by a book of original classical guitar compositions, Journeys, and a short story collection of science fiction/post-apocalyptic tales called The Knot at the End of the Rope and Other Short Stories. His newest publications are the novella, The View from Here, which is a continuation of one of his short stories, and a new collection of poetry titled, A Wonder of Words.
Book Two the The View from Here trilogy is now available: The Second View
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