Thursday, September 17, 2009

The Big News!!!! Self-Publishing the Bridge Chronicles

For the last couple of weeks, I've been hinting at some big news in the Bridge Chronicles universe, and now I can finally announce it. Under the Amoral Bridge, the first novel in the Bridge Chronicles series, is being published! Thanks to the great group over at, I am self-publishing a physical copy of that first novel. Available now at the Create Space Estore, it will be available at within two weeks. The cost is $12 for a really nice, trade paperback edition. Not only is it the entire first novel exactly as it appeared on this blog, but it includes a Bridge short story that has never been published before. This story, Feeding Autonomy, will only be available in this print edition.

What does this mean for the blog? It means that I will be getting paid for my work, which is always a plus. I will be leaving the entire novel online for anyone to sample. The readers of the blog will have access to all the extra materials written during the original run, including the GlobalPedia 2028 entries. I intend to add more GlobalPedia entries between now and 2010. Sometime around February, I intend to begin releasing the third novel in the series, which has the tentative working title of if {tribe} =. It will be released on the same schedule and in the same format as The Know Circuit, twice a week, one chapter per week. To coincide with the release of the third novel, The Know Circuit will appear as a self-published trade paperback through the same distribution channels.

Please buy my book. No, really... buy the book. I'm begging you.

Ok, with the whoring done, let me just explain how this process works. This book will be a print-on-demand book. Both CreateSpace and Amazon will take their cut (a percentage of the price + per-page fee + per book fee) and I get the difference. I get about 50% more off a purchase from the CreateSpace store than from Amazon, which I will attribute to Amazon's discount. Naturally, I'd prefer you buy from CreateSpace (and yes, they offer international sales as well as U.S.) because I make more money, but so long as you buy the book, I get paid. Did I mention I like getting paid? If you do purchase the book, no matter the channel, I ask that you post a review on Note, I didn't say a positive review. Please be honest, I can take the criticisms - bonus points if you dog the novel in a funny or entertaining way. At this early stage of my career, any press is good press if it gets my name out there to the book-buying public. The worst feedback a writer can get is no feedback at all. Our massive egos are so fragile that we constantly require acknowledgment that someone read our work, even if the reader hated it.

Keep an eye on this blog for more updates, including the upcoming listing on Amazon. Those interested in following my other pursuits can always read my infrequently updated blog at The Game of Angst, or follow me on Twitter at Thank you for your support of my literary efforts and I hope you enjoy the title.

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