Condemning the Heavens Publisher’s Pack 2 (Book 3-4) is out for preorder now!
This is my second audiobook and I am extremely excited.
The release date is the 29th of September.
Podium has done a wonderful job, and Scott Merriman has done an outstanding job of narrating my story. I am extremely proud.
If you have not tried Condemning the Heavens yet, then book 1 is out as an ebook for $0.99, you might find that you like it.
Today I will not say much, but I will begin daily releases again tomorrow with more information about writing and publishing.
For today you can read chapter 34-39 of Primeval Chaos System
Today I want to introduce the new website Neovel.
Neovel is, like many other hosting websites, an option for an author to publish their books and see a small amount of remuneration.
Neovel is a community driven project with the aim of letting authors express themselves, and also get readers to enjoy a comfortable reading experience.
Neovel is split into two sections, one is NeoRead, which is the webplatform where the stories can be found. This place has many new stories every day, and many of the stories upload content daily.
NeoRead lets people decide whether they wish to be passive readers, and read novels, or if they wish to engage in the community, engage with the author, and write comments and reviews.
Neopload is for the author. This is the backend where you can upload and create your novel. You can pick the language, the genres and the tags. Everything is up to you, and you can release a whole book at once, or just one chapter, should you feel like doing that.
Alice B Sullivan and Fuzed are two authors who, as me, have taken a leap of faith and begun using this site.
They, like me, both have positive impressions of the site, it is very userfriendly, and has been a great experience for all of us to use.
Alice B Sullivan said that her general first impressions of Neovel was that it was super user friendly and the theme of the platform was very easy on the eyes, which made for a good reading experience. Alice B Sullivan joined Neovel in July, but heard about it earlier through a Reddit promotional post. She was originally not ready to use a platform like Neovel, but after spending some time considering her goals, she gave it a chance. She feels that it was easy and painless to begin uploading. One has to be aware that there is a 48 hours period before a novel gets approved, but afterwards a released chapter will update instantly.
Alice B Sullivan has published three short stories on Neovel, where two are complete, and one is in progress. She mainly writes Zombie Apocalypse novels, and this is a small introduction to her novels:
Unraveled is a 2k word short story, taking inspiration from current events and adding zombie-esque creatures: https://neoread.neovel.io/book/6730/EN/unraveled-a-short-story
Symbiosis: The Beginning is a 9k word short story, with 7 installments, showcases a father’s love for his family and what he’s willing to do for his wife and daughter; bioengineered parasites used to treat leukemia revert to how nature intended, only stronger: https://neoread.neovel.io/book/6731/EN/symbiosis-the-beginning
Return is her current in-progress short story, symbolizing the hope of making it back to the people who need you despite all odds, featuring classic undead zombies and more: https://neoread.neovel.io/book/6962/EN/return
“I have been writing short stories ever since I was a child. I always loved putting my ideas down on paper, but never persevered long enough to actually write something that one could call a book.
Last year, I came up with this idea that I loved so much, that I overcame my laziness and finally started writing. I wrote for a while, before I finally decided to publish my first ever book. If anyone would be interested in reading an action, mystery, sci-fi novel set in a unique world filled with assassins, I’ve got you covered. I’ll attach the link and the blurb at the bottom of this post, so if you think you might like a story like that, I’ll be more than happy to see you there!
I started publishing on Neovel almost 2 months ago and I was immediately amazed by the responsiveness and willingness of the Neovel team. They would talk with us and listen to our suggestions and made sure that we, as creators, were always happy. There was (and still is) this familiarity between us in the community. That’s why Neovel almost feels like a second home to me as a writer. I also earned my very first money on Neovel, which is something that not even websites like RoyalRoad, Tapas, or Webnovel had achieved.
Overall, I can’t recommend Neovel enough. Even though it might not be perfect right now, I can definitely see it becoming one of the biggest self-publishing websites in the coming decade.
Fascinated by his father’s profession, Nathan wants to follow in his footsteps and become an assassin.
When he receives an unexpected call giving an opportunity too good to refuse, unheeding his father’s warnings, Nathan joins Occidendum, a company of assassins.
Confronted by the harsh realities of his chosen profession, Nathan realises just how woefully under-powered he is. With his and the lives of the people around him on the line, he has to use his extraordinary brain to even out the field and survive in a world of legalised assassinations.
These two wonderful authors has been dedicating their time and effort into writing their stories. If you are interested, make sure to head over to Neovel to give them a try.
I want to talk about something that is very important. As an author, it is important to reach out and connect with your readers. This can be done in many ways, through social media or chat programs.
I feel that it is important to get a feel on what your readers think about your book. Although you cannot follow their opinion all the time, you can at least understand their thought process.
Personally, I have a Discord chat where I discuss with the many readers I have. We chat about everything from my books to every day events.
I also have Facebook and Instagram, but where I spend the most of my social presence on Patreon, where I have people who support me, and I post new chapters and so on.
Keeping an online presence makes it easier to connect to the author, and it also makes it easier to bring out news of your books.
Now the month is almost at an end, and we will look back to see what themes we have thought about so far.
1 – Here I briefly introduced the project.
2 – Planning a book
3 – Webnovels
4 – My writing and the history of my writing
5 – Covers
6 – Editor
7 – My team
8 – Introduction to Primeval Chaos System
9 – Stockpiles
10 – Amazon Self-Publishing
11 – My situation
12 – My writing schedule
13 – Quantity vs quality
14 – Be true to yourself
15 – Thank you readers
16 + 17 – Broken Computers
18 – Encourage readers to write
19 + 20 – My feelings about Writing
21 – Promoting is important
22 – Quick release of a chapter
23 + 24- Where to market your books
25 – introduction to today’s theme.
Today I will not go into details with anything specific. Tomorrow I will make a list of what we have spoken about so far, and what I have learned from the things I have spoken about now, what I find the most important and so on.
When publishing books it is very important to do some marketing.
I personally found most of my readerbase from doing free web novels, but even so, I still market my new books.
That can be posting it in the relevant groups on facebook, or on your own social media platforms. You can try and contact the local media and see if they are interested in covering your books, and at the same time you can also start advertising. Amazon advertisement is a good option if you release on Amazon as a selfpublishing person.
I would suggest that you read a few books about advertisements first though, since they are not all that simple.
Anyway, when you write a new book, you should try to get the word out and make people notice your books. It is important that people know about your book to buy it. If they do not know anything about your book, then they can not read and buy it.
Today I will not say too much about writing. I have gotten a new computer and have been spending the whole day writing. It was truly liberating, and I have managed to write quite a bit. It felt so good!
Tomorrow I will explain about various methods of marketing, so look forward to that!
Today I got a new laptop, so I am able to write again!
I got to tell you it is horrible without a laptop. Although the break was good, I have been itching to write 😀
Today I will explain that although there are many ways of promoting online, one should never belittle the chances of promiting your books in your area.
You can make flyers, posters, and leaflets. Most libraries are happy to help you promote. I have also been participating in various events, that could be conventions or smaller local events, where you can promote your book.
It is never a wrong thing to promote, the more who knows about your book, the better it is.
Sometimes, you can even be lucky and hold a lecture for interested people. I have held various lectures, not just about writing, but also about living with a mental disability, and about the combination of chasing after one’s dreams.
So never give up, do everything you can to tell your people about your books, not to mention local newspapers are always on the hunt for a new interesting event, so tell them about your books!
I truly love writing. Writing is a kind of relief for me, when the world is too much, or if I am tired, or things are complicated, then writing is a way to escape everything and find a peaceful moment where I can relax and regain energy to face the challenges I need to solve.
However I do not only write when I am unhappy. It is often that the better my mood is, the more I feel like writing. Writing is also something which I enjoy greatly, and while it can bring me in a good mood, it can also intensify my good mood.
Writing is a wonderful exercise, and I feel that something is missing if I do not write every day. It is as if I forgot something important.
Recently, I have not been able to write every day. My computer broke down, and with a broken computer, writing has proven to be quite a challenge. I do not enjoy writing on the phone, so my mood has also dropped this last week, when I had no way to vent.
But sometimes it is a good thing to take a longer break. My mind is overflowing with thoughts and plans for my stories. I am thinking of thousands of new scenarios, mini plots and bigger plots. I don’t want to change the plotline I already planned, but I can build onto it, or tweak it slightly.
This break, which I have been forced to take, has truly made me reconsider my novel, but I also took the time to reread my novels.
I think it is important to reread the writing you make. Sometimes you might forget small details, especially in longer series, and these details can change everything for you later on in the story.
The good news is, however, that I am apparently getting a new laptop tomorrow, so I will be able to write again soon. I simply can’t wait, my fingers are itching to write!