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Indie Publishing: The good, the bad, and the downright hideous

Posted by on Jan 27, 2015 in Featured, General, Writing Tips | 6 comments

Greetings everyone,

This blog post has been a long time coming. Heck, any blogs from me have been a long time coming, but *cough* I digress. This is something that I have been commenting on in various Facebook groups, and quite passionately so.

Let’s discuss publishing, and in this case, indie publishing. Although, truth be told, I’ll be touching on both. I will hold no punches in what I am about to say, so brace yourself… reality is coming.

I’m sure you have all heard of indie publishing. Heck, it’s probably why you’re here right now, right? Because you’re an indie author, an aspiring author, or maybe you’re a traditionally published author, and you’re just curious as to what this post is about. Or maybe you just stumbled here, or like funny animated GIFs. In any case, welcome :)

As a side note, there is a really good blog about the ugly truths about book sales, and it follows a traditionally published author. But again, I digress.

Back on topic. Indie publishing is essentially self-publishing, but with less stigma.

We live in a wonderful world of technology, where you can surpass the traditional publishing world to publish your amazing novels that should be best-sellers in the NY Times and take over the world! I mean, it’s the stuff of dreams, right?

Yes, it sure is the stuff made of dreams. So, you can now publish your own book! That manuscript that you slaved over, finished so proudly, and are ready to share with readers world-wide, can now be released!

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Legends of Marithia: The Comic Series REBOOT (MARVEL DC)

Posted by on Dec 27, 2014 in Author Update, Exclusive Content, Featured, Legends of Marithia (Book 1) - Graphic Novel, Legends of Marithia Series | 0 comments

Greetings to all backers and fans of Legends of Marithia, and the comic series that I attempted to kick start months ago. There have been some major changes, and a new reboot of the comic is coming.

There has been a ton of work going on in the background, and I would like to make some major announcements.

The amazing Frank Percy has stepped in as the new illustrator. Frank has worked on comics such as Iron Man and Punisher (Yes, Marvel DC!). Coloured by the Davi Correia you already know (who has worked on many comics, including Battlestar Galactica).

Comic page lettering has been handed over to HdE, who works at Big Dog Inc comics, and has his own rap sheets of great comics he has lettered. I will be posting news of a new Kickstarter *very* soon, and there is going to be some great stuff on offer.

The first three pages are illustrated (page 2 is penciled) and are having lettering added to show you, the awesome backers, what to expect from the new artwork.

For now, the internals are going to be black and white, but the cover will be colour, for the 100% target. There will be stretch goals for colouring the internals.

To whet your appetite, here is the Legends of Marithia: Comic Series poster, showcasing the illustration of Frank Percy, and the colouring work of Davi.

Expect more updates, and the new Kickstarter very soon, and thank you all for the great support!

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A much overdue update

Posted by on Jun 3, 2014 in Author Update, Exclusive Content, Featured, Legends of Marithia (Book 1) - Graphic Novel, Legends of Marithia (Book 1) Uncut and Extended, Legends of Marithia 3, Legends of Marithia Series, Legends of Marithia: Darkness Rising (Book 2), Legends of Marithia: Prophecies Awakening, Mind Jacked | 0 comments

Greetings to all Legends of Marithia fans!

It’s been quite some time, and as I’m getting my head above water of dealing with various things, I figured it’s time for an update.

Believe me when I say that things have been busy, and the best news of all is that I’ve kicked off the Graphic Novel project! Details are below, but it’s crowd-funded (to pay for the artists’ work only), and there are some great rewards on offer. As I have largely neglected this blog, I will try to post updates and blog entries more often.

So, what’s been going on, and where are things at?

Legends of Marithia: Prophecies Awakening (2014 edition)

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The rewrite for this has finished a while ago, and the book is available on Amazon, online stores, and all bookstores (you may need to order in the latest edition, and stockists may vary). This is going to be the final edition of the book, save any editorial fixes.

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Legends of Marithia MEGA Competition – eBooks, Art Entry, and Creative Entry

Posted by on Jan 17, 2014 in Exclusive Content, Featured, General, Legends of Marithia Series | 1 comment

Greetings to all of my existing readers, and newcomers who are interested in getting a hold of Legends of Marithia: Prophecies Awakening (2014 Edition)

To celebrate the release of the 2014 edition, I’m going to run a massive competition with different entries. You can get your hands on some sweet prizes.

So, what’s going on? Look below and enter one or many of the competitions available.

Good luck, and I look forward to the many entries.

Have any questions? Feel free to comment on this post, or to contact me via the contact page or any of my social media channels

COMP EXTENDED UNTIL 12:00AM 28th February 2014

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Writing journey – Graphic Novel stalled and great progress on books

Posted by on Jan 6, 2014 in Featured, General, Legends of Marithia (Book 1) Uncut and Extended | 0 comments

A quick note. I have some good news and some bad news in the world of Marithia.

Unfortunately, the graphic novel is not going ahead for Legends of Marithia. This is partly due to the artist being unavailable, and also due to not having funds to get this done. If/when this changes, I will let you all know.

The good news is that I finished the rewrite of Legends of Marithia: Book 1, and just like all of my books, it has been updated and published through Amazon Createspace, and is available now, on both paperback and kindle.

You can read a preview of the new edition here, and the novel is already available. My next target is to rewrite Legends of Marithia : Book 2, into a 2014 edition.

Great things are to come, and as always, I appreciate the support of my fans and trust you enjoy the journey to Marithia

 

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My Journey – Writing Legends 3, Chapter Previews, Movie Teaser, and Graphic Novel

Posted by on Aug 7, 2013 in Author Update, Featured, Legends of Marithia 3, Legends of Marithia Series, Mind Jacked | 0 comments

Greetings to my readers (I know you’re out there, right? Right? – echoes of silence)

You’d have hopefully seen my last blog that talk about an upcoming Hollywood style movie trailer, right? If not, it’s here

Let me give you a bit of an idea of what’s been going on, where things are at, some exciting new developments and things that I’ve learned along the way.

It’s been a bit of a crazy time for me, with many projects on the go at the same time and busy times at work (yes, I work full-time as well as work on my writing projects). I guess you could say that I’m learning to juggle, and although we drop a ball here and there… the idea is to keep going.

Legends of Marithia 3

The book is shaping nicely, and after a complete rewrite it is only down to writing the remaining plotted chapters and finalising the book. I can tell you that there will be an epic plot twist that I expect none of you would have seen coming, but everything from Legends 1-3 will suddenly make a lot more sense. I can’t express just how much everything will have not been as it seems. It sounds cliché, but for those of you who have stuck with the series… it will be far more rewarding. Expect a ton of action, adventure, getting to know your characters on a deeper level, and epic surprises along the way.

There will definitely be a Legends of Marithia 4!

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Major News: Legends of Marithia movie teaser begins filming soon

Posted by on Jul 10, 2013 in Author Update, Exclusive Content, Featured, Legends of Marithia (Book 1) Uncut and Extended, Legends of Marithia Series | 2 comments

Greetings to all Marithia fans!

I haven’t updated the blog in a while, as I have been working crazy hard on Legends of Marithia 3, and building up a path for Legends of Marithia to be made into a feature film or TV Series.

The good news is, that I am working with a Director/Producer from Boston, USA: Farzad Wafapoor.

An initial teaser script has been written, is being finalised, and filming of the Hollywood style movie teaser begins soon. Yes, the teaser is being filmed, and you will see it in the near future.

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