Unguarded Update

Friends,

Welcome to a new week of possibilities, a new opportunity for success! I have a bit of information that I think you will like, so let’s get right into it…

The Faces of the War Collection

Last week, I spoke with a colleague about getting the cover for Unguarded designed soon. The word was passed along, a quote was sent to me, and I accepted it. So, work will begin this week on the cover for Book Two, and will be revealed at a later date.

Also related to Unguarded is this bit of news: I have lined up a professional editor. Working with the same colleague from BookFuel (formerly WaveCloud), he gave my draft manuscript to one of the editors there and she has decided to come on-board my project. Though the manuscript I will ultimately give her will be much better polished than the one she was initially given, she said that she likes the story overall and is looking forward to working with me.

With those two bits of information, I hope you are becoming as excited as I am about what lies ahead in the coming weeks! If you haven’t done so already, I encourage you to join my mailing list so you can receive important details and updates before the general public. It’s also a great way for me to connect with you, my readers. Keep an eye out over the coming weeks for information released through my blog, mailing list, and other social media. I plan to release as many details as I can without spoiling the story!

As for my first book, Resistant, the sale through Amazon will soon come to a close. I should be able to see a sales report in a couple of days to get an idea of how well the book did over the past week. I am looking forward to it! If you haven’t picked up a copy of it yet, I encourage you to check it out. There are 4- and 5-star reviews on Amazon that can help you get an idea of the story, which should help you decide if you’d like to purchase a copy. It is available in both ebook and print form.

The Short Story Collection

I am excited to say that there have been quite a few downloads of Volume 1 over the last month or so that it has been available. I hope to see that number increase! I am currently working mostly on my Faces stories, but in my spare time I’m giving some attention to the next installment of short stories. I have said before–and I’m sticking to it for now–that I aim to release the next volume sometime after New Year’s, so keep an eye for it.

That’s basically all I have for you today, as I am getting back to work editing and proofing Unguarded myself before handing it over to the editor.

Thank you for all the encouragement and support you’ve all given over the past year, and especially over the past five months since beginning this second book. It truly means a lot to me!

Until next time,

-Eli

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Resistant on Sale!

Friends,

Today is the start to a new week. I truly hope you are accomplishing something on your to-do list today. It always feels great when that happens! I have some interesting news for you today, so let’s jump on in…

The Faces of the War Collection

Cover_front

First off, I would like to announce that my debut book Resistant will be going on sale this week into next week, October 21-28, on Amazon. This is another promotional tool I am using in the buildup to the release of my next book in this collection, further explained below. I’ll include a direct link here for your convenience! The print version is also live again, with the distribution issues finally resolved. In case you missed what all went on regarding why Resistant wasn’t in print for some time, you can read the article here. If you haven’t read my book yet, I do encourage you to check it out. Maybe it’ll be something you’d like!

Now on to news related to Unguarded.

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This week should be an interesting one for me, mostly because it is the last full week of October. By that, I mean that it is the last full week I have before the next step in the publishing process for Unguarded takes place: designing my cover on the 1st of November! Unguarded, the second book in the “Faces of the War” collection, will continue to be put through the editing process for about another month or so. At that time I hope to have the cover finalized and the final manuscript ready for conversion, which I am doing on my own for this book.

I am excited that the draft manuscript is going through changes. Despite the satisfaction of completing the writing part rather quickly, I knew I would want to go back through and rework the text where appropriate. It feels good and right to go back and make some changes and additions; that is something crucial in making a good story, I believe. This time around, I worked with the editor of my first book (my friend Angela), but also picked up another editor. The primary reason for this was simply scheduling conflicts and lack of time on the schedules of all involved. The manuscript will go through a third editor, one who works for the author resources company BookFuel (who helped with my first book), in November. I am really looking forward to this change-up in routine from my last book, ready to experience something a little different and new this time.

As these next 4-6 weeks come and go, I will be releasing more details related the release of Unguarded, both on this blog as well as through my newsletter. If you have not joined my mailing list–where you receive VIP details and updates before the general public–I strongly encourage you to do so. It’s very easy! I’ll include the link here. The process for subscribing is pretty straightforward. Once you’re a part of the Eli Kale community, you’ll receive a bi-weekly newsletter with details and behind-the-scenes information on what I am doing, especially Unguarded. It’s really a great way for me to connect with you, my readers!

The Short Story Collection

Volume 1 of my short story collection has been available for the Kindle for a few weeks now, and so far I’ve heard from a few readers that they like the material. I am trying to provide my readership with different story material that they can easily read through between the publication of my larger projects. The first volume went live in September, and the second volume should go live sometime shortly after the New Year. You can find more information on the collection here.

Volume 1 - Cover

That is basically all the big news I have for you right now. I look forward to releasing more details in the coming weeks, and I do hope you’ll keep up with me as the release of Unguarded approaches! Remember to check out Resistant on sale this week!

Until next time,

-Eli

Resistant Is In Print (Again)

Friends,

Another week, another blog! I am happy to inform you that the print version of Resistant is once again live on Amazon. After some minor delays in rebooting the book solely under my distribution and marketing efforts, the process is finally complete. If you’d like to check out the book’s Amazon page, click here. I can now say that everything is back to “normal”…or at least as normal as things usually are.

As the month of October progresses, I accomplish a little more of what is currently on my to-do list. Each day brings me closer to the release of my next book, Unguarded, and to the start of other projects. I am excited that Resistant is back up and running in print, but I am even more excited to bring Book Two of my “Faces of the War” collection to you, probably by Christmas (that’s the idea). I won’t go into detail now with regards to the aforementioned “other projects” but rather save that for another time.

This past weekend, I ran a free promotion deal through Amazon for Volume 1 of my “Short Story” collection. I won’t know how many copies were downloaded (that sales report will take a couple weeks for me to see it), but I hope that many readers took advantage of it. If you missed it, it’s only $0.99, so check it out!

There will be another free ebook giveaway for Resistant in November, beginning sometime around Thanksgiving. This time, though, there will be more than one winner selected! I’ll post information about that on my website as the time gets closer. Next Tuesday, October 21 begins a week-long Countdown Deal through Amazon for Resistant. It will end on the 28th so make sure you drop by the book’s sales page to get your copy! All of these promotions are in preparation for the release of Unguarded in December (hopefully), so the idea is to get you my books at a discounted rate so you can have some reading material for the holidays. There may be a pre-order set up for Unguarded, but I will release more details on that when I have more of a concrete idea on the matter.

I sincerely thank you for following along with me on this journey through the world of self-publishing. And if this is your first time reading my blog, then I welcome you aboard and encourage you to check out my website to see information about my work and how I got into the self-publishing business. Your support is greatly appreciated. My readers make me who I am, and for that I am grateful. That is pretty much the main points I wanted to get across to you today. I will have more details to reveal as the coming weeks manifest themselves.

Until next time,

-Eli

Resistant Update, Among Other Things

Friends,

I hope this blog post finds you well, and that you are on your way to accomplishing whatever it is that you may set out to do this week!

First of all, I would like to apologize for the lack of expedience on my part in fixing the problem surrounding the print version of Resistant on Amazon. If you aren’t aware, I have been in the process of switching the print and ebook versions of Resistant from my initial distributor (WaveCloud, now called BookFuel) over to me. This way, I will have complete control over prices, distribution, etc. of my debut book. The ebook transfer went off without a hitch, but the print version has encountered some hiccups along the way. Again, I do beg your pardon on this matter, and it is my hope to have this problem fixed as soon as I can manage. I will notify my readers when the print version is live again!

In other news, I am working toward the completion of my next project, Unguarded, which is the second book in my “Faces of the War” collection. The book is currently in the editing part of the process, and it is my hope to have it available to you by Christmas. I am on schedule as of today, so that tentative date is to hold until I tell you otherwise.

That being said, I encourage you to keep an eye out for a release date and other promotion in the coming weeks. This book is the second book in my World War II collection, however it is not related to Resistant in any way. So don’t feel that you have to buy the first book to understand the second–they are freestanding! You can find the information about them both here.

I also have a volume of short stories available on Amazon for the Kindle, so feel free to check that out as well. It is only $0.99 and is a really good read, so I’m told.

I hope to have more information for you in the coming weeks as my next project edges closer to completion. Until then, I wish you well on all your endeavors, whether you’re a fellow writer or not. Remember, if you enjoy what you do, then it isn’t work–it is a passion!

Until next time,

-Eli