After much work over the past several months, I am very excited to announce that on Friday, December 16, 2011, Cybrosis will be available for $2.99 on the Amazon Kindle Store.
I’ve been talking about this on the blog and on twitter for quite a while now and it’s good to finally be able to announce a date certain when I will be able to share with you this story in written form. It’s been a long road since the podcast back in 2010, quite possibly too long. But I have no regrets and I think when you all see the finished product you’ll agree it was worth the wait.
Those who listened to the podcast, might notice some minor edits and adjustments made between the forthcoming Kindle release and the podcast you remember. These edits were put in place to clean up and expand some of the ambiguous science. Some of the style and phrasing was adjusted to better reflect the things I’ve learned as a writer and a couple of the bigger “um…no…” reactions from listener feedback were addressed. In all, less than 5% of the existing words were changed, and just under 1,100 new words were added to flesh out the universe. But the story plot and sequence of events remains unchanged.
For the time being, Cybrosis will be exclusive to Kindle. I intend to release ePub version through the Nook store, but I have to do more research on that aspect of things. That said, I anticipate it going live there in January 2012. Cybrosis will not be released via Smashwords until they complete their announced 2012 upgrade of their meatgrinder when they will start accepting ePub formatted books. It will also be available from pcharing.net and cybrosisnovel.com for direct purchase in both Kindle and ePub formats and I’m looking into options for adding inscriptions and author signatures to the files sold directly. Yes, it is possible to sign ebooks. All formats will be priced at $2.99.
There is much work still to be done over the next month and as such I am turning to you all for help. Please buy copies for yourself. Please tell your friends, family, and anyone else who might be interested in reading this book. It’s launching just in time for the holiday season and gifting eBooks on Amazon’s site is extremely easy. If you have blogs, please discuss, if you have podcasts that take interviews I’d love to come on your show. If you do book reviews, let me know and I’ll send you an ARC. I will NOT be coordinating an “Amazon Rush”, but I do want to make things as visible as possible for the book and I will need your help to do it. In the past, I’ve tried not to be one of those “Hi! Please buy my book” people. I don’t plan to become on of those people, but I do need your support.
Thanks for reading, thanks for your support. I’m back to work and you can expect more updates soon!
(Cross posted from www.pcharing.net )