Last month's goals were as follows, with goal bolded and results below:
- Store is online with LHKRAD merch (and LRK merch? And Silexare merch??)
Was I smoking crack? NONE of this moved one iota.
Not to make excuses, but establishing an online store was not as important as everything that did consume my time, including launching Lake Russell Kayak, working through some ARCery and proofing the book, and being a groomsman at my very special sweet boy Rustle Julien Addams' wedding. Pretty sure none of those spellings are correct.
|left: I broke the law and took a pic during the weddering|
right: LHKRAD represented in Barbados
- LRK logo is live, as are social media sites and the website.
LRK Logo is in progress.
The only social I'll make for Lake Russell Kayak is Facebook. That's in progress.
LakeRussellKayak.com is live, but for now redirects to HartwellKayak.com. The website is (you guessed it) in progress.
- Preorder is live for Violence & Vigilance, book one of Turesia Untamed.
Well hell yes, that one thing is ready - Violence & Vigilance ebook on Amazon.
For anyone asking me how to support this book, THIS IS IT. Preorder that book! In fact, THIS is so much IT that I'll say it again later in this post. A lot.
- V&V cover is COMPLETE including typography.
Not complete, but there is progress on this. In fact Shawn just emailed me while I was drafting this news.
|Come see us!|
As mentioned, the website and socials are in progress. Follow LHKRAD's socials for updates.
I re-established Sky Island Publishing LLC, which published A Sawmill's Hope in 2013 and Art by Tasi around 2014. I don't remember all the advantages of having an LLC from which to do business, but considering everything I'd like to accomplish it seems better to have than not.
At the moment its website - SkyIslandPublishing.com - redirects to this blog (as does DavidTList.com and Silexare.com).
But more to the point, the preorder page is live for the ebook of Violence & Vigilance! This is the very very very very best way to support my authorly endeavors, and help guarantee their future!
Here is a link to the ebook preoder page.
Why should I preorder? Is it cheaper now than it will be?
No. It'll probably remain this price after it launches, and maybe even go down a dollar now and then. Preorder it for me. Preordering helps the book's sales rank which helps its visibility. In an ocean of books on Amazon, this helps tremendously.
But David I want paperback or hardback.
I'm working on those, I promise. KDP - Amazon's paperback handler - doesn't like books over 828 pages, which is going to be a problem.
I'll go with IngramSpark / Lightning Source again if I have to but by God I don't want to. In the meantime, hold tight. Watch this space or my FB or Tw or IG or the actual Amazon preorder page. AND, preorder the ebook.
But David, I don't have a Kindle.
Doesn't matter, preorder it anyway.
But David, I won't read it, ever.
That's okay, preorder it anyway.
But David, can't I just send you money?
Sure! But that won't help the book. Preorders, purchases, and reviews are what feed this book and future books.
No! It's 5 doll hairs! Preorder it right now, right here: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0C542GC78!
I'll see you next month