Friday, February 1, 2019

February 2019

We made it through the first month of the year. Let's dig into the nitty-gritty of all the stuff to tell shall we?

Let's start with books; Binding Words 2: Life Bonds is now out for consumption. It actually went live a few days ago, as I got it out early. If you don't know what I'm talking about Binding Words is the series that started with Morrigan's Bidding. The story picks up with Sean, Fiona, and Myna traveling across country to distance themselves from the burning ruins of Oakwood.
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07N6LGTMX
https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07N6LGTMX
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Next up Apocalypse Gates 3: Gearing Up is out on audible.
https://www.audible.com/pd/Gearing-Up-Audiobook/B07MJD58BZ

The narrator is Tess Irondale, so it's a shift from Andrea Parsneau's style and voice, but she does a good job with it, and is going to be the voice of the story going forward.

Speaking of audio, Andrea has signed on to do Binding Words 2, so rejoice! I know I do.

Moving on, the idea of a store is once again in play. I've handed this project over to my sister, who is working with a print on demand company to make it work. I'll update if it actually moves forward but talks are currently underway.

The next Facebook Live Chat is slated for 2-15-19 @ 5 pm PST. I'll be giving away shirts, ebooks, and audio books as normal. I'm considering doing live chats on book release day and giving out copies of the new book. I did it as an impromptu one this time and had decent turn out for it. The problem for ebooks being I only have a US Amazon account so all my gifts are US gifts.

The next book out will be Alpha World 7: Darkhand. It is currently slated for 4-1-19, which is April Fools, but maybe I'll get it out a little early like I did BW2. Once that is done the editors will be working on AG4.

Currently I'm writing BW3, I should be done with it in the next few days, and then I'll be off to write AW8. I'm hoping that I can wrap up Alpha World with book 8, but we shall see.

Now the quasi bad news. I'm going to be trading off writing slots of the AG spot with a new story. Which means that AG will be getting 1 book a year instead of 2, and the new story will be taking that slot instead.
I know you're all asking what the new story is going to be right now. Frankly I have a few to pick from, the short list as I call it. It is likely to be a more level based series, with abilities that can be used x number of times per day for each of the characters. More in line with a tabletop roleplaying game then anything I've written in the past. But I'll know more when I get to that spot which will be after I write AW8.

That wraps up the monthly ramble of what I have going on. Before we say goodbye, let me remind you that reviews matter. Reviews help push the book up the algorithm that Amazon uses to put the book before others, so please take the time and reviews the books you read, not just mine, but any book you enjoy.

Until March, thank you for taking your time to keep up with me,
Daniel Schinhofen

18 comments:

  1. Well, that sucks =/ AG is your best series. All your series are slow slice of lifes but at least AG kept things interesting. Still going to read all your stuff, just bummed is all.

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    1. Ag has it's supporters, which you seem to number amongst, and I enjoy writing it, which is why it's still going to keep being written, just at a slower pace. It's my least selling series out of my current three, which dictates that I try something new.

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  2. I'll be honest that I was uncertain about your books until Audible features AW1 last month. I've been hooked on the series since. Couldn't put it down. I'm definitely going into your other series next. I rate your works up their with Sanderson, Jordon, and yes even Tolkien on entertainment value... Thank you and keep up the good work.

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    1. That...wow...I can't even... I'm not worthy being lumped in with the likes of Tolkien and the others.
      Thank you for enjoying the series. I hope you enjoy he others as well.

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  3. Love what you’re doing. Keep it up,dude.

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  4. Sad to hear about AG getting demoted as it's in my top five favorite ever stories. Mixes everything I love, action, building, comedy naughtyness.... yeah that's a word now! Whatever... cant beat AG!

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  5. Honestly, when I bought the first AG audio book last year I wasn't sure I was going to like it. But then bam! the story got really interesting, which I think was about page 4 or 5, LOL. Then you brought Gothy into it and I was hooked. Just finished 3 and can't wait for book 4.

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  6. I'm loving all of your books so far but I think the binding words series has managed to become my favorite. Do you know what day the audio book for binding words two will be out yet?

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    1. Dear Unknown,
      It is currently being recorded now. That gives the likely release date as late March.

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  7. I love AG cant wait for more!

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  8. Currently i have read all your books and the aw series is the best one for me so far... that being said i cant wait for another series to captivate me again

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  9. We can hope it picks up sales and AG can go to a more full time slot.

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  10. So I have 1 book left to read/listen to. Bw1... Just finish Last Horizon (both of them) and wow just wow. You sir are an amazing writer and have officially been elevated to the top of my Favorite authors list (which is not super big but does include Tolkien). I continue to look forward to more from you and to date have gotten 2 friends hooked on your books.

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    1. Thank you Laura.
      Binding Words 2 is currently being recorded now, and will hopefully be out in late March.

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    2. Just read it over the past two days can't wait to read or listen to the 3rd one... And I'm going to listen to this one when it's out on audio too.

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  11. SWEET!!! Aw is my fav. Is this thelast AW and if so is there going to be a DW????

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    1. Alpha World 8 is going to end up as the last book in that series. as for Delta World that is still very much like your name... unknown.

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  12. AW and AG are my favorite two book series have listened to both series multiple times. Keep up the good work.

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