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It’s milestone time, my lovelies. My first novel is finally up for sale — Strangeness in the Proportion (published by White Wolf). Just tickle the beautiful corpse below:
Boy meets girl.
Boy looses girl.
Boy gets girl back…
…one piece at a time.
To answer a few questions about the book:
· The PDF sells for $4.99. The e-reader formats are not available yet (e-pub, kindle, etc.), but if people get the PDF at DriveThruFiction, those formats will be free for customers once available – they’ll appear as additional downloads.
· Print on demand is on the way, though I don’t know a date or price just yet (stay tuned!).
· Once all of the are formats are sorted out, the ebooks will be available at storefronts like Amazon, B&N, and the like.
And finally, in celebrating Vampire the Masquerade’s 20th anniversary, I have an essay over at FlamesRising.com about how I met the Masquerade. Warning: contains gore, slashers, and me as a grade school boy.
It’s been a long road and a surreal day. I’ve heard a few people, in retrospect, say that Vampire and World of Darkness fandom has been something more than gaming fandom, almost like the fandom for a favorite band. I feel like my favorite band asked me up on stage to play a few sets with them. Rock on.
Following Nusquam’s plug on the TSW forums, I picked up your book as synopsis sounds very intriguing indeed.
Since PDFs don’t display very well on eReaders, I wonder how the Kindle / epub version comes along?
I tried converting the pdf with calibre but it’s not looking very good.
Thanks for taking an interest in the book. The e-reader version has been promised for a while. I’ll send an email in to the publisher right now. I’ll let you know what I find out. The good news is that when it does come out, it’ll be a free download to anyone that has purchased the PDF.
Sweet, thanks for checking into this. And I assume by “PDF has been promised”, you meant the Kindle / ePub version. 🙂
Whoops, yes 😉 Corrected.
Just FYI, I also contacted White Wolf directly and they replied back to me within 3 hours:
“We are still working on the ePub version- no ETA as yet, but it is coming. Thanks!”
I was pleasantly surprised at the fast reply.
Damn, I’m still waiting for my reply 😛
Hehe, they sure have their priorities worked out. Additional work from the author for an existing book filed under ‘check back in a week’. But a paying customer on the other hand, ‘reply asap’! Lets hope it won’t take them too long anymore to actually take action (considering when your book originally came out on DriveThruFiction).
Hehe, yeah. I may have used an out of date email address though.
I wonder if you ever hear back from them after using their current email?
On another note, congrats on your TSW Twitterverse blog post – it’s a cool project and I’m happy to see you’re still writing for the game.
I’m still not all the way through the original game content (currently in the City of the Sun God), but I’m getting there slowly.
Thanks, Sebastian! I have been enjoying the Twitterverse project.
I guess my question got a little lost in my comment. Did you ever hear back from White Wolf about ePub / Kindle version of your book?
Haven’t heard any news on that yet.
It’s a bit sad to see that there’s still no eReader version of the book. A while back, I discovered that the story is also available on your blog and copy and pasted it all together as a Mobi file for my Kindle, but I still have been holding out reading it as I’d rather have the real deal.
I know that it’s something you have no control over and you’re probably bummed out about this even more than I am as this is limiting your audience to just folks that read the pdf or buy the actual book.
I’ll also write White Wolf again to complain once more. Though it doesn’t seem like they care much. 😦
I’m hoping you’ll have better luck with the ebook version of your next book.
So I received a very fast reply from your publisher. Basically it said they still plan on ereader versions, but due to their very limited work force, it’s not being worked on right now and they have no ETA. I just wish they’d update the product page to set customer expectations right accordingly.
So I’ll probably end up reading my copy&pasted version from your blog sometime. The story should be the same, right? Or were there any major changes made for the book version?
Hey, Sebastian! Yeah, I wish we had an ereader version ready. Maybe I can pressure them for it at GenCon, over drinks. We shall see. The PDF and the hard copy of the book are exactly the same. The version that was available on the white wolf blogs a while back is mostly the same (but there were edits that happened between that and the published work). Thanks for keeping interest! If you ever end up with a physical copy of the book, send me a message at email@example.com, and I’ll mail you a handy toe-tag book mark.