While it may seem on the surface that I’m doing my usual incommunicado thing, there’s been a lot of stuff going on in the background. I finalized my stories for the upcoming issues of Apex and Lightspeed magazines (I’m the FEATURED writer for Lightspeed!), got interviewed by a class of tenth grade students (which I thought was very fun… they asked some great questions), seriously leveled up my formatting (more on that later), and oh, what else… I finally made my novel into a real physical thing!
Pendulum Heroes is set up for preorder on the majority of ebook retailers. Check out the Amazon page, which seems to glow to me. This is for the e-book only… I’m still finalizing the print edition, trivial details such as the ISBN placement and such and as soon as that’s done it’ll appear on the page as an option.
But who wants to wait for all that finalization before I tell you guys that it LIVES! It’s physically in the world. Look!
I tried to get as far away as I could from standard covers and the usual format. I’ve written a lot of stories getting here and I’m especially proud of Pendulum Heroes. I wanted the physical book to be something I could proudly display on a coffee table and the only way to do that right was making sure most of you could also proudly display it on a coffee table. To ensure that happened, I teamed up with Micaela Dawn, an artist I believe will be world famous some day.
The inside’s beautiful too. When I say I leveled up my formatting, I spent an untold age learning things about Microsoft Word most mortals don’t. I learned about gutter margins, mirror mode, page breaks, section breaks – continuous and new, drop caps, headings, and man a lot. This may sound weird, but it got fun, y’all… it’s about as close to playing a game with Word as you can get. Most of the stuff you won’t notice… which is the whole point. It’s been perfectly formatted so the words disappear so you can enjoy the reading experience.
Pendulum Heroes is set to go live June 10th. But I couldn’t wait til then to tell y’all and show you the book! While I highly encourage copping a print edition for the feel of it and for any unadorned coffee tables you know of, the e-book’s also beautifully inlaid with custom stylized touches. Besides, it’s Friday, some of y’all just got paid and I’d be remiss if I let that money burn a hole in your pocket. So hit up Amazon, Barnes&Noble, Kobo (they have a preview!), or Apple, preorder the digital version now, forget that you ordered it and then get hit with a pleasant surprise when your device loads it up for you on the 10th.
Don’t tell me I’m the only one who does stuff like that.