I haven’t slept nearly enough; I was too damn nervous. Last night, I uploaded Spacejet to Smashwords.
Yes, you read it right. I said the release date would be December 13th, but in order to achieve that I had to upload the e-book yesterday, to give Smashwords time to review it, hopefully add it to their premium catalogue, and then ship it to their retail partners around the globe (Barnes & Noble, Sony, iBookstore, etc.). So, I needed a buffer before I could make things official and start advertising like a mofo. Hence the early release, just for you, faithful readers.
Don’t tell anyone, and by that I mean do tell all your friends, especially if the words science-fiction, action/adventure, and humor resonate with them. Then, tell them they can get their fix here. (The e-book is available in a ton of formats, and you’re not limited to just one. You can get them all.)
I said I didn’t sleep much, but it doesn’t matter. What matters is I woke up this morning and I was an indie writer, a real one, with a book out there, available. That in itself is fucking wonderful, but it’s not all.
This morning, I woke up to an e-mail from Smashwords announcing that someone had found my book on the virtual shelves, picked it up, and downloaded it. I have a reader. My first reader. (Well, my first non-beta reader, but let’s not dwell on technicalities here. I’m having my moment.)
In all honesty, though, my first reader is you. That’s why I decided to make this little announcement ahead of time: to say thank you for your continuous support throughout the years. It means the world, and I wanted you to be the first to know: Spacejet is out.
OK, enough gloating! I’ve got work to do. That book ain’t gonna promote itself.
tl;dr: “Spacejet” is available HERE.