By MooseyMcMan 2 Comments
Well, self published at least. That's a lot easier than getting a publisher to approve of your book, but that's irrelevant now. After working on it for months, it's finally out there for people to read.
"But what is this book?" Great question, theoretical question asking person! The title of it is "The Telluric Adventures: The Allegiance of Justice".
And because I realize the name doesn't make a whole lot of sense on its own (but it was the best I came up with, trust me), let me elaborate. It's a science fiction/adventure/kinda fantasy-ish novel. I won't just rehash the description I wrote for it on Amazon (you can read that (and buy it) here), because I know you guys deserve better than that. Here's a more in depth (but not spoiler-y) description of the story. Oh, and in case you're wondering, I made the "cover" art myself, which is why it's maybe a little less "professional" looking than it could be.
The basic premise is that in the far flung future, society as we know it on Earth is all but gone. Instead everything has "gone medieval," literally. It's all castles, kings, knights, stuff like that. Except it's in Michigan, or as it's called in the book, The Kingdom of South Michigania.
And, as you might be able to tell from my "clever" naming there, the book is (for the most part) pretty lighthearted. I wouldn't go so far as to call it a comedy or anything like that, but I definitely tried to put in a decent amount of comic relief.
But back to the story. Aside from an increase in Bandit attacks, South Michigania is at peace, as is the kingdom to the north, which is the aptly named North Michigania. At least until a man known only as Clint shows up warning of some sort of mysterious doom. He asks the King for help, and then adventure ensues! And going any farther into it would be delving into spoiler territory.
Still have no clue what the title means? You'll have to read it to find out!
But, all "advertisements" for my book aside, I'm just glad I finally got it finished and out there for people to read. I started working on it mid October of last year. And even though I definitely took some time off from working on it here and there, this book is still the result of almost a year of my life. To a certain extent, this is a dream come true (well, the actual dream was to get rich by being an author, but that's going to take a while). I still have a long road ahead of me in terms of getting people to buy it and read it, but if the book is good (and my friends tell me it's good (but of course they would, they're my friends)) then hopefully the sales will come.
Speaking of which, I might as well go all the way and tell you guys how much it costs. It's (in US money) $4.98. Or, if you are a member of Amazon Prime, you can get it for free. Of course I'd prefer if you paid the $4.98, but you could always do that later if you really liked it. It is available in other regions, but I don't know what those prices are off hand. I think it was set to just figure it out based on the conversion rates. It's only in English, but if you're reading this blog, then you know how to read English.
And that's about all I have to say. If you do buy it, please ask me any questions you have on GB here. If it's anything spoiler related I'd prefer if you just did it as a private message, so others won't accidentally see spoilers. And if you like it, tell your friends, write a user review on Amazon. I don't want to sound desperate (it's only been out a couple days), but I'm serious. If you want to see more books from me, it needs to sell well enough for me to justify writing more. Actually, that's a lie, I'm going to keep writing either way, but you know what I mean.
Anyway, thanks for reading this, and extra thanks if you downloaded my book (extra extra thanks if you bought it, because I get more money that way). I'm thinking of doing a blog series about writing novels, publishing e-books, that kind of stuff. Make sure and stay tuned for more updates!
Oh, and I played a bunch of Tokyo Jungle, but I'll save that for a blog that I can attach to the Tokyo Jungle forum. I'm not attaching this to any forum, because advertising for products is against the rules on the forums (and I'm hoping it's okay on blogs). And if it's not... Well, mods, I promise this'll be the only time I mention it on the site. Spamming it isn't going to make people want to read it, it'll just make me seem more jerk-ish.
Here's a link to my book's page on Amazon, in case you missed the one above in the text.