Amazon's still screwing up a little bit, but they'll get it right eventually!
It's available here, it's just not up on my author page yet. You had to search for it.
More on this story as it develops.
Tower of Winter, the first of The Traveler's Gate Chronicles, has officially been submitted to Amazon.
Now, how long will it take to go live on the Kindle Store? I don't know. Amazon says 12-24 hours from upload to availability, but last time it took less than 2.
So, sometime tomorrow, keep an eye out for Tower of Winter!
I'll be sure to make a post as soon as I see it on the store, but I know one of you will likely catch it before I do. If you do, let me know!
Even as we speak, I'm formatting Tower of Winter for Kindle. I've got my fingers crossed, and I'm hoping to upload it tonight.
That means that it SHOULD be available either late tonight or tomorrow morning, depending on how long formatting takes me, and how long it takes Amazon to upload it. I know last time there was a weird delay getting it on Amazon.co.uk, so hopefully that doesn't happen again.
Anyway, I'll keep you posted. If you want more up-to-the-minute coverage, follow my Twitter: @WilliamWight. Or, if you just want to know when the book is released, either keep checking back here (I'll post when I upload AND as soon as I see it up in the store) or go on my Amazon Author Page and click "Email me when there are new releases by Will Wight" (top right-hand corner).
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Anyway, back to work, slave-Will!
So I have good news, bad news, and new news.
The bad news is that I forgot to put up a blog post yesterday. This was largely due to the fact that I completely forgot it was Saturday.
The good news is that I forgot it was Saturday because I spent the vast majority of the day writing. I got lost in the writing. Yeah, productivity!
So here's the new news:
When I announced that The Traveler's Gate Chronicles (a collection of Traveler's Gate short stories designed to show off some of the Territories that never really got the spotlight in the trilogy) would be released as a Kindle Serial, some of you brought up some great points.
The most common question I got was, "How do Kindle Serials work?" or some variation thereof. The second most common question was, "What about people outside the U.S.?"
Apparently Kindle Serials are only available on Amazon.com, not on other Amazon domains.
As a result of this confusion, I have decided to make things simpler, faster, and hopefully easier for everyone.
Instead of releasing the Chronicles as a Kindle Serial, with one new short story every two weeks between now and City of Light, I'm going to release them as three normal (short) Kindle books.
Each of the three mini-collections will have three short stories inside it, and I'm going to sell them for $0.99 each (which is the cheapest I can make them).
The first book of the Chronicles, entitled Tower of Winter, will contain stories about Helgard, Avernus, and Lirial.
I'll be releasing that collection this month (hopefully as early as next week; fingers crossed), the second collection next month (before Christmas), and the third collection in January.
Part 1: Tower of Winter, November 2013
Part 2: Gardens of Mist, December 2013
Part 3: The Lightning Wastes, January 2014
Let me know what you think in the comments!
Ladies, Gentlemen, and Those Who Refuse To Be Categorized:
Early this morning, I crossed over 50,000 sales!
That's a huge deal! Mostly because so many people have read my books, but also because now I can say "Hey, I've sold fifty thousand copies!" and that sounds like a lot. It's a milestone: now my high sales numbers SOUND high.
As always, thank you for reading the books! Thanks for telling your friends! Thanks for reading the blog! Thanks for cutting four-leafed clovers by moonlight, and burning them to send me your luck! Thanks for leaving me reviews, and thanks for ganging up on would-be trolls and burning them at the stake like witches!
You all are awesome, and it's been an honor to interact with you on this blog.
Stay classy, San Diego.
I have heard your voices and made my decision: I'll be leading off the Chronicles with a story exploring Helgard, the Tower of Winter.
This means that those of you who voted for Option A were correct, and shall be spared.
On a related note, I know that some of you were concerned about the delivery of the Chronicles through Kindle Serials, particularly those of you who live in the United Kingdom, where apparently serials don't exist.
In that vein, I have an announcement. An announcement that I will delay until next week.
I am going to spend this next seven days in a furious writing frenzy, and in one week I will make an announcement with regards to The Traveler's Gate Chronicles. Stay tuned; same time, same channel.
Incidentally, every second is a constant battle to resist playing Cookie Clicker. Send help.
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