Sunday, December 11, 2016

Spinward Fringe Broadcast 10: Freeground Has Arrived

Spinward Fringe Broadcast 10: Freeground is finally available at all major EBook Retailers. I'm happier than I can say to see this get into people's readers. I've been eager to share the story in this book. I've already started working on Broadcast 11.

So far, the book has charted very well.

#1 Space Opera Novel at Barnes and Noble.

#1 Science Fiction at the iBookstore.

#1 Science Fiction at Smashwords. (#1 Site wide for non-free books)

#2 in the Space Opera and Military SciFi at Amazon UK

#26 Space Opera at Amazon USA

Thank you for your support over the last year, I'm happy to see that the early reviews who read it overnight are great, please keep reviewing if you have time. Working on this book has been a fantastic journey for me.


Friday, December 9, 2016

The Spinward Fringe Broadcast 10 Spoiler Free Podcast

In this episode, Ray and Randolph talk about where we left the characters of the Spinward Fringe series in Broadcast 9, and outline a few important facts so you can rip into Spinward Fringe Broadcast 10: Freeground and by fully prepared.

There are no spoilers in this for Broadcast 10, so you can listen without keeping your finger next to the pause button!

Here are the links!

iTunes Link (Coming soon)

Friday, December 2, 2016

Hard Copies Of Spinward Fringe Broadcast 10: Freeground Available Now!

With surprising efficiency Amazon has made Spinward Fringe Broadcast 10: Freeground available in hard copy (still paperback, but in 6x9 Trade Paperback, so larger print than normal in a library ready format).

I know, it's strange for the paper book to be available before the EBook, I did not see it coming. Normally this takes longer, but thanks to Amazon's Kindle Direct Publishing Print Beta Program, this has happened. Not only that, but apparently it's not just available in the US and the UK, but in most countries where Amazon does business.

I haven't sung praises for Amazon as much as I should over the last couple years. Some of their business practices with regards to electronic publishing are downright shady, or at least counter to commonplace business practices in a negative way - in my opinion - but this new straight to print program is a step in the right direction.

Here are the stats for the book:

  • Series: Spinward Fringe (Book 12)
  • Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Randolph Lalonde (December 2, 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1988175038
  • ISBN-13: 978-1988175034
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.8 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Price (In US dollars): $14.99

Please be aware that these are not signed, but straight off the Amazon presses. For signed copies you'll have to wait until February because I don't have the time or money to get a reasonable number of copies here at the moment.

So, thank you Amazon, it looks like a bunch of these might make it onto a few shelves during the holiday season!


[The release date for the EBook version is still the same, December 11. You can preorder on Amazon or any other site you like to buy your books from.]

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Spinward Fringe Broadcast 10: Freeground Available on December 11, 2016

Few Spinward Fringe books have taken over a year to write from the early planning stages to completion, but then, I don't think any other Spinward Fringe novel is like this one.

This was by far the most difficult to write in the series, that includes Broadcast 4 where I abandoned the manuscript for several months to do research and find my way again. Thankfully, Broadcast 10 was difficult for other reasons.

Anyway, Broadcast 10 was a fantastic, difficult challenge that may not be the largest book in the series, but I believe it's the most well developed, and well rounded. It's also more connected with the earlier novels.

I can't describe how much fun I had while working on this book, especially once I saw how I could fit all the elements of the story together. I really didn't want to leave the story once I was finished, so I'm not taking a break to write something else, I'm moving right on to Spinward Fringe Broadcast 11: Revenge.

Back to what I mentioned in the headline: Spinward Fringe Broadcast 10: Freeground will be available through all quality EBook sellers on December 11, 2016. It's currently available for pre-order through all EBook sellers (except for Amazon), so if you haven't already made sure that you will have your copy the minute it becomes available, then you can pre-order now.

Thank you very much for your patience this year. I hope you enjoyed the Chaos Core releases while you waited for Broadcast 10. It's a funny thing, every time I thank people for their patience on this blog, I get emails or other private messages from other writers who tell me that a year isn't a long time to work on a book. I'm glad they kept reminding me, and I hope they keep it up, because Broadcast 10 is so much better thanks to the extra time I spent on it.