Thursday, November 1, 2018

November 2018

Well it's November and the year is speeding along, I swear time has been flying every since I stepped away from the daily grind of a normal job. I would swear that October had just started and yet here I am doing the blog for November. Oh well, let's jump into news shall we.

Firstly; Morrigan's Bidding the 1st book of Binding Words is out on audio.

I hope the links help.

Secondly; I did a thing...I'm taking the risk of going back into KU. I've been there for two days and page reads are climbing fast. I hope not too fast otherwise Amazon is going to punk me. There were a couple of reasons for this move. Firstly; the difference in income has been larger then 50%, that was a big part of the reasoning. The second part was that a number of fans have expressed disappointment as they are on tight budgets and can only do KU. Thirdly; KU is still the fastest way to grow an audience for an author. Even being bent over the barrel and hammered by Amazon at times the gains against the potential negatives is hard to ignore.

Okay let's talk books shall we.
AG3: Gearing Up, is slowly working its way through edits. I hope to get it to Beta readers before midmonth so I can get it out by December 1st at the latest. I had hoped for six weeks, but that just isn't happening it looks like.

BW2: Title still waiting for the editors to finish AG3. They should be starting on it when AG3 goes to beta readers. AW7: Title written and queued up behind BW2 for the editors.

With all that going on I've started in on AG4: Title pending... I had to start it twice as the first start just didn't feel Alvin-ish enough. I've got a number of major patch notes for AG4 that are going to help stabilize the system, I'm looking forward to how it all shakes out.

Let's see, what else is going on that should be talked about? The Fan page on Facebook just hit 1,100+ people, and I'm considering just shifting to a once a month live chat instead of every 100 as that will be much more consistent later.
The website is going strong still, not certain I'm ever going to get a store set up for it. I'm in the process of seeing about physical copies of books, but even that is taking time. If I ever do I might shift signed copies of books off to Patreon as a tier reward, to make that easier to make sure I'm getting things to people correctly.
Speaking of Patreon I'm very happy with my fans that are supporting me there. I'm considering a special event I can do for them, to show my thanks. Maybe I'll live stream me writing a section of book on Twitch... but that is still up in the air.

I think that's it for the month, thank you for coming to read my ramble and for being a fan.

Until the next time, may life be good to you all,
Daniel Schinhofen


  1. Daniel, just found this and love the set-up as it gives a great synopsis of what's going on with you and what we fans can look forward to. Keep the amazing work churning but take time for yourself. We fans do NOT want burnout!

    1. Odd, it didn't say who I am. Buddy Brown on FB

    2. Well Mr. Unknown, aka Buddy Brown. You don't have to worry about burn out. If I feel I need time off I'll take it, but at the moment I have more stories that want to be told then I have time to write, so its not going to be an issue for a while.

  2. Thanks for the update! Keep up the great work. Good move on KU, I hope it works out for the best. Not following the FB as much, so look forward to seeing it here.

  3. Loving the AW series, can't wait for book 7 to drop. Do you plan on starting a contuining series if they get to delta world?

    1. Jeremy, that will all depend on a couple of factors. I can't say one way or the other at this juncture.

    2. Ok can u try to make it happen I really don't want to say bye to them.

  4. Glad your back on Kindle Unlimited

  5. bro thx for the unlimited and cant wait for alpha world 7. Its easily ur best book series in my opinion.

  6. I love the AW books i wanted know when book 6 will come out as an audio book. Any info on an eta would be awesome. Nathan