As I mentioned in the previous entry, I have news regarding my first novel, A Shadow in the Flames: A newly revised edition is coming to Kindle, likely within the week.
When I first published ASITF in late 2007, it was to good reviews, but to say my writing has not matured in the time since would be a lie. I’ve opened the print version of ASITF a time or two over the past few years, read a passage or two, and found myself still wanting to make little tweaks to things that I once felt were just fine. I eventually stopped opening the print version, or, I confess, even mentioning it.
I retain the rights to ASITF, however, and lately I’ve been wanting to give people a less expensive way to read the book than the admittedly high-cost print-on-demand version. Kindle therefore feels like a perfect solution to this. The version of A Shadow in the Flames released on Kindle will be very much the same story. Characters have not changed. Plot elements have not changed. But things are now tweaked to fit the evolution of my writing style. It’s not a major overhaul, but nor is it simply a word changed every other paragraph.
And now it’s in electronic form!
The (U.S.) price will be $2.99, however I do plan to make it available for free for a brief period after release as well.
Another, perhaps more interesting element to this is the fact that I’m seriously considering making the sequel (previously titled Legacy of Memory, but now more likely to be called A Memory in the Black) available on Kindle as well. It’s been mostly complete for a number of years now, but its status as a sequel to a self-published novel meant I let it sit in the drawer rather than try to sell it. It does seem a shame to simply let it languish there forever, especially when people have asked me about a sequel. But I’ve yet to decide. If I do release it (which, I confess, is tempting), and it somehow goes viral, then I suppose I might even have to write a follow-up to that one, even though my main writing focus is with pitching A Memory of Dragons (yeah, so I have a thing for memory) and working on fleshing out a comedic fantasy novel that I plan to write next.
I’ll post more in this space when A Shadow in the Flames is actually on Kindle. I expect it won’t be more than a few days…