How’s this for a progress announcement?
Finally, finally, finally, I can reveal what I’ve been working on all this time. A Kindle Scout campaign for The City and the Dungeon!
Kindle Scout, for the unaware, is Amazon’s trad publishing submissions system. Basically, one campaigns for nominations for thirty days and thirty nights, Amazon decides by whatever inexplicable process they like, and if they buy the rights, everyone who nominated it gets a free copy. Otherwise, nothing happens, and everyone goes on their merry way.
Which is where you come in, dear readers. By nominating my book, you might not only receive a free copy, but you’ll be helping there to be a free copy in the first place!
For those who have entirely forgotten about my book in meantime, here is the original post. In short, it’s my homage to the CRPGs and roguelikes of my youth.
So what are you waiting for? DO IT. DO IT. DOOO EEEIIIITTTT!!!
I’m in an anthology! Go buy it!
…OK, you want more information. Fine.
Tales of the Once and Future King is a hybrid between a novel and an anthology. This anthnovology consists of the main frame story, about the new King Arthur in a post-apocalyptic future, interspersed with other authorian stories. One is written by yours truly, Matthew P. Schmidt.
What’s my story called? Tristan and Isolde: A Chivalric Tragedy with Giant Steampunk Battle Robots (also vampires). The name should be self-explanatory.
Plenty of news in this post!
First, PRICE DROP!!1! All of my short stories are now $0.99, and The API of the Gods is now $1.99. Enjoy!
Second, I have a new story up, set in the world of C&D:
Check it out here!
Now, you might notice that I said the above story would be free, and it’s not. What gives? Simply put: Amazon’s somewhat bizarre policy of forbidding people from putting up books for free directly. As it is, I stand by its quality enough to sell it.
But if you’re still looking for a free, Sci Phi Journal has my A Fractal of Eight Tragedies in Fifteen Parts available for anyone to see. Check it out!
Meanwhile, C&D itself is still on the long road to publication. More news soon.
This month, I got to about 3/4ths of the way through the second draft of _C&D_. The bad news: due to two different Real Life™ happenings, it’s not finished. Next month!
I found a more traditional venue that might accept C&D. I hope to submit before the end of March, or at least before the end of April. Either case, there’s unfortunately more of a delay, but it shouldn’t be long. It’s happening!
Aside from steeming away at steemit, I’ve been still working on revising C&D. As well as working through emotional crises. That tends to slow things down.
Black humor aside, it looks to be released in March now, or, at worst, April. There’s more to revise than I initially thought, in addition to the various formatting, proofs, etc. along the way. Don’t worry, though, I’m far from unhopeful I’ll get it out.
This update was meant to be posted yesterday, but by the time I thought to write/post it, it was too late. 😦
It’s looking like March for release. I’m still working through revisions, for which I’ve set a deadline of “the end of February.” The actual release may take some time after that–I’m considering launching the ebook first, but we’ll see.