I paid for my cover art last night and posted the banner ad the artist made for me to go along with it. I also updated the about section of this page to have a very brief synopsis of the story. This is so exciting.
Originally it was my intention to publish, self publish that is, In The Flesh as an eBook only. The thing is I’ve now had two people ask me about physical copies. One of my beta readers asked how she was supposed to get a signed copy if it was an eBook only. That being said, and with the feedback I’ve gotten I think it would be worthwhile to make In The Flesh available for print on demand also.
When I self published The Shadow of The Hand of God I looked into publishing through Smashwords which would have made it available in many more venues than just Amazon.com. I chose not to because it would have required stripping all of the formatting out of the book and that book is organized into discrete sections for a reason. In The Flesh does not have that issue so I am once again considering going through Smashwords to make it available in iTunes and Kobo and many other eReader formats.
For the record, both books are very different. The Shadow of The Hand of God is a memoir and a ringing condemnation of fundamentalism and what far right conservatism has become. It is a cry out to everyone who has felt rejected by the modern church and a heartfelt assurance that you are not alone and not unloved.
In The Flesh is science fiction. It is pretty hard science fiction. It is accurately sub categorized as post apocalyptic which is my favorite genre. It is, I hope, exciting and fun and interesting and everything good science fiction can be. I also tried to give it the flavor of the early science fiction works from the 40’s and the 50’s but with quite a bit of updating and a modern twist.
Once I have editing done for In The Flesh I will work on a synopsis and pitch for the back cover and to use in any advertising I might do. There is still quite a bit of finishing up for In The Flesh but I hope to have it fully ready to publish and available for purchase in March of this year.
For those who are wondering how tedious editing is—I’m going to go do the dishes.