They’re heeeere!

A Snag in the Tapestry is available NOW, DRM-free, for Kindle and Nook! Remember, if you don’t have a Kindle or a Nook, you can download free apps for your computer or smartphone from both Amazon and Barnes and Noble.

Click here to see the Nook listing. Click here to see the Kindle listing.

 

 

Friday, Friday, Gonna Publish My Book On Friday…

The countdown to the release of A Snag in the Tapestry (Thalia’s Musings, Volume One) for Kindle and Nook is nearing the end!

To all my American readers, have a  Happy Thanksgiving and a safe and sane Black Friday. To all my international readers, have a great week and give thanks that Black Friday is just an American thing.

Ebook Progress Report

All the major formatting work on A Snag in the Tapestry (Thalia’s Musings, Volume One) is done! The cover art should be done by the end of the week. Both the Kindle and Nook versions should be released on (Black) Friday, November 23 right on schedule.

I’m reserving final judgment until my ebooks actually upload and go live to the Kindle and Nook stores, but at this point I fully expect to become one of the many indie authors singing the praises of Scrivener. After my ebooks are published and I’m sure what I did actually worked, I’ll write a post detailing how I did it. Based on the reviews I’ve read, every writer uses Scrivener a little differently. The common denominator is ZOMG EPUB AND MOBI FILES WITH ONE CLICK!!!

Ten more days! ūüėÄ

Official Release Date

In what is¬†UNDOUBTEDLY the biggest news story to hit the internet today, I can now give you an official release date¬†¬†for the very first Thalia’s Musings ebook. A Snag in the Tapestry will be coming to Amazon.com and BarnesAndNoble.com on…wait for it…

NOVEMBER 23, 2012

also known as

BLACK FRIDAY!!!!!!

For my non-American readers, Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, is when American retailers start the Christmas shopping season in full force. It is a day of overhyped sales, shopping riots, and pure unabashed commercialism. It is something no sane, rational human being would ever voluntarily participate in. And I finally get to be a part of it. >:-D

Mark your calendars!

Fun with Formatting

Working on ebook creation is interesting when you are only vaguely familiar with HTML and have no experience in coding. I’m trying out a program called Scrivener that is supposed to take care of this problem for me. New software is always a challenge, but I’ve got to say, so far Scrivener is a lot easier on my brain than going through my whole manuscript line by line in Notepad would’ve been. If everything keeps going as well as it has the last couple of days, I should be able to give you an official release date for A Snag in the Tapestry by next Monday!

BTW, for my readers who don’t own Kindles or Nooks, there are free apps that will let you read Kindle or Nook files on your computer. Amazon’s is here. Barnes and Noble’s is here. And since my ebooks will be published DRM-free, you should be able to read them in Calibre.

Okay, back to work now.

Wrapping Things Up

[Cross-posted from Thalia’s Musings]

Now that¬†Snarled Threads¬†is concluded, here’s what’s next for Thalia’s Musings.

  • A new look!¬†Like the new¬†cover art? Yes, Thalia’s Musings has a logo now. ūüėÄ The cover for¬†A Snag in the Tapestry¬†will be based on the same design.
  • Cover for¬†A Snag in the Tapestry, you say?¬†Yes! I can’t promise a release date today (watch¬†my blog¬†for that), but¬†A Snag in the Tapestry¬†will be released as an ebook on Amazon.com and BarnesAndNoble.com during the 2012 holiday season.
  • Wait, what blog?¬†Yeah, I have a blog. I know, I’ve done absolutely nothing with it since I staked my claim on the address “AmethystMarie.com” this summer. That’s going to change now. You know how you have to click through all the “Amethyst’s Musings” posts between Volume 1, the bonus chapters, and Volume 2? Annoying, right? Well, no more.¬†This is the last such post I will make on ThaliasMusingsNovels.com.¬†From here out, only Thalia’s Musings story content goes there. If you want to read updates about book releases, Volume 3 progress, and any of my other projects, please subscribe to my blog. And, of course, there’s¬†Facebook¬†and¬†Twitter.
  • Volume 3???¬†There will most definitely be a Volume 3, and a Volume 4. I have the rest of the series roughly outlined, and it looks like it’ll take two more novels to finish it. Possibly more; certainly not less. Volume 3 will likely be released fall 2013.¬†There may or may not be more stand-alone bonus chapters between volumes.

I couldn’t be more thrilled with the response to this volume. I love the thoughtful, engaging, and enthusiastic feedback I’ve been getting from you guys. And since this volume got into some sensitive subject matter, I¬†really¬†appreciate the fact that the comments have remained sensitive and respectful. I’m sure you’ve all noticed that the first time you post a comment, it’s submitted for moderation. So far I haven’t had to edit or delete a single word. My readers are awesome!

Until Volume 3,

Amethyst