So, one of the first steps in figuring out how to take my work back to wider markets is determining the schedule. And the first step in that is finding out when the various books, short stories, novella, and boxed sets can come out of Kindle Select. It’s the boxed sets that make this a little complicated.
The KS term for THE DUAL MAGICS BOOKS 1 – 3 boxed set ends on May 23, but the set includes:
- THE SHAMAN’S CURSE, term ending May 27
- THE VOICE OF PROPHECY, term ending June 1
- BEYOND THE PROPHECY, term ending May 29
- And, the joker in the deck, the short story “Modgud Gold”, term ending June 27
Apart from that “bonus” short story that I threw in, they’re all nicely grouped. I’ll have to pull the novels out of Kindle Select a month before I can do anything else with them. Not ideal.
On the positive side, WAR OF MAGIC, which isn’t in the boxed set, has a term ending date of June 23, so at least it will fall right in line when I prepare to take these wide.
On the negative side, I can’t do anything productive about these until late June, except start taking them out of Kindle Select.
But BY SWORD, TALE, OR MAGIC is even more interesting.
The boxed set KS term ends on April 17, but the contents:
- FIRE AND EARTH term ends May 13
- THE BARD’S GIFT term ends also May 13
- DAUGHTER OF THE DISGRACED KING term ends May 6
- And the “bonus” short story “Becoming Liones” term ends July 4
Obviously, the thing to do with this one is take the boxed set out of KS last since it’s next term end date would presumably be somewhere around July 17.
Which, at least coincides closely with DUAL MAGICS. Looks like I might be busy for a couple of weeks early this summer.
Then there’s my CHIMERIA series.
This and the two books included in it, BLOOD WILL TELL and BLOOD IS THICKER all have term ending dates of May 24. Easy. Except that I really don’t want to lead off with these. They were among the first things I published. I’ve been re-reading them and I seriously think they need a bit of work before taking them out to a wider world–and not just because my craft has improved in the meantime. These–and the handful of other short stories and one novella–will likely go last–which means late August at the earliest.
Well, at least I have plenty of time to research my options.
Meanwhile, I’ve got one more little scene to write and I’ll be ready to publish BECOME: BROTHERS