Sunday, December 1, 2019

December 2019

Holy fucking hells, it's December already!? I swear time crawls, but before I seem to know it months have gone by. Okay let's get to it.

Okay so the big, big, big, news first. The next book was released at just after midnight this morning.
Apocalypse Gates Author's Cut book 5: Downtime and Death.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0826NL19H
https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0826NL19H
https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B0826NL19H
https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B0826NL19H
https://www.amazon.de/dp/B0826NL19H

That is the last ebook published for this year. The next one is going to be Binding Words 4: Forged Bonds, with a hopeful date of Janurary 20th. Patreon is starting to get chapters of that now.

Speaking of Patreon, it will be getting an overhaul late in December, so it'll be fresh and new come Janurary. All the information for that is already up as a post on Patreon, but it includes more chapters, and at the higher tiers even merch from the online store.

Audio is next:
Alpha World 8 is slated for release Dec 10th per Podium. I don't have a preorder link yet, but when I get one I'll be giving it out to all of you as soon as I can, via; Twitter, Facebook, Discord, etc.
Audio for AG5 is being handled by Tess Irondale, she has the script and will start recording it soon. Likely a couple of months out though, think February.

I think that covers the now, and short term future. Now we can rove a bit further afield.
With RQ not having done well, I'm pushing it to a series that will get hit here or there, and trying a new series to see if it can be as well received as AG and BW. It's a magic academy-cultivation mashup, don't want to spoil anything, but the MC is a magi and taken to the academy to train so he can serve his time for the empire before he is freed from service. It also mashes eastern and western themes, heh, it's going to be a different book, but that's normal for me. I'm almost done writing it now, and it's hitting over 120k so far, which is pretty lengthy for my books, and it doesn't finish the first year, just the first half of the year at the academy.

That wraps up everything for me to talk about, so let me thank you for taking the time to read my rambling mess of a blog. The year has gone, and the next one is coming fast, I hope you will continue to enjoy my works. Have happy holidays, which ever ones you celebrate, and I'll see you in the new year.

Daniel Schinhofen

Saturday, November 9, 2019

Novemeber 2019 update

Two things...

AW8 audio is going to be released December 10th.

and

Just a quick note folks, the Apocalypse Gates series will be going on sale from the 17th to the 29th of November. Each book will be on sale in sequence for 3 days each. With the price climbing back to normal each day the book is on sale. Bonus news the UK versions will also be on sale.
AG1- 17th @0001 to 20th @0001
AG2- 20th @0001 to 23rd @0001
AG3- 23rd @0001 to 26th @0001
AG4- 26th @0001 to 29th@0001
If you haven't picked up the books yet this is a grand time to do it. It's the led up to releasing AG5 on December 5th or sooner.

Friday, November 1, 2019

November 2019

Holy fucking hell it's already November? Well guess I should update you'll on what the hell is going on with me and my books.

Okay so let's recap first:
October saw the release of Resurrection Quest 1: Greenways Goblins as an ebook, pssst the audio is with Podium. It also saw the relase of BW3: Hearthglen Audio. I'll drop the links here just incase they are needed.
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07YYS2G8W
https://www.audible.com/pd/Hearthglen-Audiobook/B07ZG6JVHB

Okay now some bad news, RQ1 isn't living up to expectations, so it very well might get the coveted 3rd rotation slot. I'm holding out hope, and I'll be writing the second one next, but right now it might be an occasional book release instead of twice a year. The reviews just aren't coming in, and some who say they are dedicated readers of mine have hammered it with low star reviews which hurt it more. We'll see how it goes from here.

At the moment I'm writing the first of a different series, which was slated to be my free slot, to see if people like the premise. If they do and it does well it'll take up the 3rd slot instead. Again, time will tell. It's a magic academy, wuxia mash-up, my alpha readers have said it has good world building, we will see how you'll like it.

Patreon right now is getting chapters of AG5, as that is my next book release looking at early December. Fun story but it's a bit different then what some might expect. I loved it and my editors are hard at work on it. Beta readers should get it around mid November so we can meet the goal of release.

BW4 is done, and waiting for the editors, for when they finish AG5. I loved writing this one, and I'm eager to see how you all like it. BW5 is going to be so much fun to write when I get there, but I have other books to write before then.

Other Patreon news, I've got a poll up over there about restructuring the tiers and rewards to give a bigger selection, but also ones that build up, so the more you support the more you get. A lot of feedback so far, but feel free to drop in and give me your views. Restructure won't happen until the new year, as I want to close out as we started the year.
https://www.patreon.com/DJSchinhofen

Discord has been quiet and that makes me a little sad. I do giveaways there, so drop by say hi, and let's see if we can't make it a busier place. Also the mailing list is good, but I think more of you should join if you haven't. Not only do you get a exclusive short story, you will only get email when a new ebook or audio book comes out, for those who aren't as obsessive about checking the internet for releases it's a great way to go.
https://schinhofenbooks.com/subscribe-daniel-schinhofen/

Okay I think that covers all the book related news. On non-book news, life has been kicking me for the last month plus, and looks like it's going to keep doing so for the short term at least. I'm keeping things going but same days, it's hard. Okay enough complaining from me.

I'll see you all next month,
Daniel Schinhofen

Thursday, October 10, 2019

October 2019 update

Just one thing...

Resurrection Quest 1: Greenways Goblins is up for preorder. I hope you enjoy delving into this new series. Here are the links:
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07YYS2G8W
https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07YYS2G8W
https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B07YYS2G8W
https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B07YYS2G8W
https://www.amazon.de/dp/B07YYS2G8W

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

October 2019

Man I swear time flies when I'm busy. I didn't think it was October already. Let's get down to the business of explaining everything about why you stop by.

It's been weeks since the end of Alpha World 8: Gamer for Love. It's been bittersweet the last couple of weeks as the reviews have trickled in. I'm glad so many of you have enjoyed it with me over the last two and a half years. Podium is working on the audio for it and if things go right it'll be out before the end of the year. I'll let you know more once I know more on that front.

Audio for Binding Words 3: Hearthglen has finished recording and is now in the editing stage, I should be getting it back to proof and ask for corrections in the next week or two, then it'll quickly be fixed up by Andrea and sent to ACX for them to hold onto it, until they finally give it to you all. Maybe November if we're lucky.

Speaking of Binding Words, I just finished writing book 4: Forged Bonds. That is now sitting in the queue for editing behind AG5. Which my editors have started on as the next book out is in beta reading.

Speaking of the next book out, Resurrection Quest 1: Greenways Goblins is slated for release on October 15th. This series will follow a group of friends who end up in a world similar to the table top role playing game they had just made characters for. The cover is up on Patreon in the art tier, and will be making an appearance on the upcoming LITRPG Podcast.

That segues us in my next topic. I'll be getting interviewed by Ramon of the LITRPG Podcast on Friday the 4th of October, time has not been hammered out yet. We'll be covering Alpha World coming to an end, and probably talk about me being a published author for three years, the anniversary is the 3rd of October.

Speak of that important date, well important to me anyway, I'll be doing giveaways in celebration. Look for them on Discord and Facebook. I'd do another on patreon but their rules about giveaways make it hard to hold one there.

As for what I'm currently writing it's a secret, that I'll tell you more about next month as it's my book out of rotation, and I'm finding my way with it still.

A note for anyone wanting to mail magnets. Use thick, and I mean thick envelopes. Trust me it'll make things so much nicer for you.

See you next month.
Daniel Schinhofen

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

September 2019

Hello everyone,

Sorry for the delay with the September blog but Dragoncon was right in the window of the normal release and I was a bit tied up.

Dragoncon was fun Discord is going to have the few photos I took. Well I can upload them to patreon too, so look for them there as well. I had an amazing dinner with a majority of my officer team, and hope that next year the others will be ale to come as well.

Onto the news about books. Let's start with audio. Biding Words 3 starts being recorded tomorrow as long as nothing goes FUBAR. That does mean the release of the audio is likely to be pushed back to the end of October or even into November. I'm okay with that as it means I get to keep Andrea Parsneau as narrator, but it does mean you all have to wait a bit longer, sorry. I'd suggest hoping over to her discord over the next few weeks and listening in as she narrates and finds the voices fot the characters. If you haven't done it yet, you'll get a better appreciation for all the hard work she puts into them.
https://discord.gg/M7nUJDV

Onto E-book news. Alpha World 8: Gamer for Love is looking at a September 15th release if nothing goes wrong. Both my editors were at Dragoncon as well so things got a little crazy with the editing schedule. We should be on track for the 15th though.

The next book to follow that is going to be Resurrection Quest 1. Chapters of that story are starting to appear on Patreon now. So if you want a sneak peak at the next series in the rotation this is your chance. I'll be looking at a mid October release for that book. Oh a note, Podium is under contract for the audio of RQ series. Something to look forward to.

Apocalypse Gates 5 will follow RQ1. It is waiting for the editors behind RQ1, and it's a book with two parts. I don't want to ruin any of it, but I think it was a fun book. No tentative date for that besides before the end of the year for now.

Binding Words 4 is currently being written and will be the first book in 2020. I'm already 60K+ into it and the story is coming along as I thought it would. You'll either love me or hate me, time will tell.

That about wraps up all the news on stories. Life is a bit hectic for me as I help my parents move houses, but they are getting ready for retirement and I owe them a lot for all they've done for me over the last forty-ish years. It shouldn't affect my production but thought you might like to know.

Until next month, may the road rise up to meet you,
Daniel Schinhofen