Sunday, March 1, 2020

March 2020

Good gods, I must be loosing time or something, because it's March already. Even the leap year didn't seem to help February seem to last longer. Okay let's get to the news, that's why you all come to read this blog after all.

So the big news of the month is the release of Aether's Blessing. It is the first book of the Aether's Revival series. This is the cultivation/magic academy series I had been working on. I'm really stoked about it, and hope that you all enjoy it as much as I do.
Aether's Blessing

Next book up will be AG6: Can of Worms. The cover is done, and I'll be looking forward to showing it off in the future. I loved the book, and all the shit I get them into, it also sets up for more fun in AG7.

I'm currently writing a weird west gamelit book. It's been interesting. I had posted a preview of it on Patreon awhile ago, and it got a lot of attention, so I wrote it here instead of RQ2. The character there isn't a gunslinger, so it's been a fun time trying to get into the feel of the west and not make everything a shootout.

Once I finish with the Western, I'll be onto BW5. I'm really looking forward to seeing the next part of Sean's story being told. I think you all are as well considering how much love BW4 got. I expect to see even more love for it once Andie has the narration done.

Speaking of, Andie is starting on recording Binding Words 4: Forged Bonds starting on the 2nd. If you have time and want to hear the work that goes into the narration process, jump on her discord. Which means a May release is likely for the audio. Here's is the link to her discord.

I think that about wraps up all the need to know bits.
Patreon is getting preview of AG6 starting on the 2nd. So if you want a small dose of Alvin and Gothy goodness there is a way to get some.

Until next month, stay safe, and read books.
Daniel Schinhofen

Saturday, February 1, 2020

February 2020

Holy fucking hell it's February already?
God time is zipping by, might be because of some personal problems though. Ah well that's not what you're here for, so let's get to book news.

First off Binding Words 4: Forged Bonds came out a couple of weeks ago. It was well received, makes me happy that everyone is still digging on the slow slice of life that I'm writing. If you haven't seen the book yet, let me drop you a link to Amazon, but also give you the link to sign up for the mailing list so you get told quicker.
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B083W81Q79
https://schinhofenbooks.com/subscribe-daniel-schinhofen/

Some of you are all ready asking where the audio book is. The short answer is Andie is working on it this month. Head on over to her discord to hear her narrate live.
https://discord.gg/frRPPPD
Since she's recording it in February, you should consider it a 60 day window, at least, until it's out for you. Which gives us an early May possibility.

In more Audio news, NPC Lives 1 came out on Audible at the end of last month.
https://www.audible.com/pd/Tales-from-the-Dead-Man-Inn-Audiobook/177424165X

That's not all though, AG5: Downtime and Death is with ACX and should be out mid February, hopefully. We have no control over when they okay things, they normally just tell us up to 15 business days, and it's been a week so far.

And one more audio news, RQ1: Greenways Goblins, which is being done by podium with Travis Baldree Narrating is slated for early March. I can't wait to hear his talented voice giving life to this group of gamers who ended up in another world.

Okay so that was old news and audio...Oh right what's up next.

The next book to be released is going to be Aether's Blessing book 1 of Aether's Revival. This is my magic academy/cultivation series. The MC is going to be OP, but he's going to have to work up for it. The first book is not Harem, but I'm not saying the story isn't going that way. It might take a long time like AG did, or it might not. It should be out in early March. Early chapters are up on Patreon now though.

I'm almost done writing AG6, and man it's been so much fun, so much to see and do in this book. I hope you all enjoy it as much as I am writing it.

I'll be starting on RQ2 as soon as I finish with AG6, then I'll be on to BW5. That's what my current writing schedule looks like. I'll of course update if things change. I have a dozen other series I want to get to, and yes that includes more Bananas and Delta World. With only 4 slots to hit twice a year though, it's going to be a while before some of them see the light of day.

Oh and one last bit of news before we end. The next live chat on Facebook is going to be Feb 15th, I'm thinking around 10 AM PST. That should give people a good chance to attend.

Until next month, may the sun smile upon you.
Daniel Schinhofen

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Janurary 2020

Holy hell it's 2020. I want to make a joke about looking back on this year in 2021 with perfect vision, but, that seems to easy.

Okay let's get going, with the news of the month. First off there will be a sale on the Binding Words series. It's for US and UK the only two places they let me do sales.
BW1- Jan 6 to Jan 9, the price goes up each day, so jump on it early.
BW2- Jan 9 to Jan 12, same deal price slowly climbs back to normal.
BW3- Jan 12 to Jan 16, same as above.
The sale is because BW4 is coming out mid month. It's slated for Jan 20, but if things go real smooth I might, maybe, perhaps, be able to get it out a few days ahead of that.

In Audio news NPC's Lives will be coming out on Jan 28th. Peter Berkrot does the narration for this book as all the short stories are in Alpha World. I can't thank Peter enough for the hard work and heart he put into Alpha World for me.

For those wondering about audio for BW4, Andie is the one who will be recording it. She'll likely be starting it late Jan to early February which means it'll possibly be out in April sometime, or May.

I've heard that Resurrection Quest audio will be either late February or in March, but that's not set firmly yet. Audio for the series is being done by Travis Baldree, who does the audio for Will Wright's Cradle series.
Audio for AG5 is with Tess, I hope to have it out as soon as I can, likely sometime in February or March as well. I can't thank her enough for all she's done to keep the audio for this series going.

Okay that covers all the audio what else is there...
Oh Patreon is getting a slight overhaul this year. The higher tiers will be getting extra chapters, The switch will be mid month when I switch from preview chapters of BW4 to preview chapters of AR1.

AR1 you ask? Aether's Revival it's the series name for my magic academy-cultivation series. The first book is Aether's Blessing. It's currently looking at a March release. Audio is going to be in the hands of the amazing and talented Andrea Parsneau, but will run later as she'll be doing audio for the Wandering Inn 2 when the ebook goes live. I'm more then willing to wait though, as Andie is worth the wait.

As for what I'm currently writing, it's AG6. I jumped to it a book early, as I need to split AG and BW apart so they don't come out back to back. I'll hopefully be finishing up AG6 this month and starting on my next book which will be RQ2. I'm giving RQ a second book to see if it can help the series come up, or if I need to set the series aside and write it maybe 1 book a year to 2 years. I really don't want to do that but I can't have failing books in a set rotation. After that I'll be writing BW5, and then hopefully if you all enjoyed and supported it Aether's Revival 2.

I think that about covers everything I had to talk about.
Let me thank everyone who has been following me and supporting me. It's the start of a brand new year, and I'm still humbled that I'm able to follow my dream, because of all of you. I hope this year is better then last year for all of you.

Respectfully humbled,
Daniel Schinhofen

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.
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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