Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Spinward Fringe Broadcast 8: Renegades Special Edition, Amazon, and Smashwords versions are available!

That's right, Spinward Fringe Broadcast 8: Renegades is rolling out. The full Ebook is available through Amazon and Smashwords right now. Other retailers (iBookstore, Kobo, Barnes & Noble, Diesel, and others), will be listing the book sometime on or shortly after the 21st of March.

There is also a Special Edition for this release. Inside you'll find the Kindle and EPub (epub is compatible with the iBookstore, Nook, Sony EReader, Kobo, and most other devices), versions of the EBook as well as a bunch of goodies.

Here's a list:

- The Triton-Con Cup (5min narrated slideshow)
- A Brief History Of The Spinward Fringe Universe In Covers (25min narrated slideshow)
- A 90 minute commentary track featuring the Author and the Editor.
- Several wallpaper images for cellular phones, tablets and computers.


The special edition is only available through Gumroad, and costs the same as the regular EBook. 

Here are those links again:



Barnes & Noble

Thank you so much for your support, and for reading. This book took a long time to finish, and I hope everyone enjoys it!

RL

About Gumroad and the Special Edition:
I recommend you download the Special Edition File with a computer, unzip the archive, and then send the .mp3's, videos, and Ebooks to the devices you want to use them on. If you have any problems with downloading, please contact support@gumroad.com - their customer service is excellent. So far, the Special Edition has been a fantastic success.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Spinward Fringe Broadcast 8: Renegades Release Date!


I just finished writing the end of Spinward Fringe Broadcast 8: Renegades. It's not the ending I expected when I started writing the book, but I think it's so much better. No spoilers here except to say that I'm very pleased.

Now that I know I'm happy with the ending and I've spoken to everyone else involved with the production of this book, I can make another announcement.

The book is still in need of another edit, and I'll be working on that with Sylvie as well as another editing partner. Then it will be sent off to one formatter for Ebook distribution, and another for print. The distributors will have to approve it after that. They will point out technical issues (if there are any), and we'll fix 'em then be ready.

After adding some wiggle room for schedule snafus, I'm setting the release date of the Ebook version of Renegades for Friday, March 21, 2014 for $4.99 through Amazon, Smashwords, the iBookstore (Apple), Barnes & Noble, Kobo, Sony Reader Store, Diesel, Page Foundry, Flipkart, Scribd, and Oyster.

Sadly, there will be no freebie codes or preview editions.

There will also be a special release through my own website that will include exclusive digital bonuses and a version of the Ebook for all readers. The Special Release will cost exactly the same as the normal Ebook version of Renegades, but it will only be available through www.spinwardfringe.com.

There will be a signed print edition available in April as well, and that will include the same content as the Special Release on a USB key that will ship with the signed printed book.

So, again, Renegades will be released on Friday, March 21, 2014 in Ebook form and in print sometime in April.

Thank you so much for buying my books and supporting me, I hope this book isn't surpassed by it's hype. It's something I'm proud of and I hope you all enjoy it!

RL


Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Spinward Fringe Broadcast 8 Content Roundup For July - August 2013

Work on Spinward Fringe Broadcast 8: Renegades is going well, and I'm very happy with the first half. The second half is well underway and part of it has grown past my expectations into something I'm really enjoying.

The Facebook Group has gotten a lot of early access to insights about writing the novel, the cover, which was announced there while I was designing it, and snippets from the book. After another reader asked about the release date, I thought I would gather all the information and freebies about Broadcast 8 in one place.

To start with, there's the cover! I hope you enjoy it, there are a couple things hidden in the clouds. The 3D model was licensed, and the background is a heavily re-touched image from NASA. After composing and 3D rendering was complete, it only took a couple days to come up with a final version. 

Now, for an update on the release date. I can't pin down a specific date yet, since the draft isn't complete, but I can tell you that the goal is to release it before the end of 2013, much earlier if possible. Pre-orders will be available when a date is available at every retailer except for Amazon.

There is an ample preview available, totalling in eight chapters, as well as a short story that may not appear in the novel, but is part of the canon. There won't be more material for preview, but the links to everything that's come out are below.

So far this novel will be larger than anticipated, and I've enjoyed writing it more than the Expendable Few and Broadcast 7. So far there are over forty chapters, and I'm just getting into the second half.

Thank you so much for reading and supporting me by buying the books. You'll hear more from me soon on the Spinward Fringe Podcast and other free things coming in your direction!

RL


The Atlantean Decision: Short Story -http://randolphlalonde.blogspot.ca/2013/04/the-atlantean-decision-short-story.html


Spinward Fringe Broadcast 8: Prologue -http://randolphlalonde.blogspot.ca/2013/03/spinward-fringe-broadcast-8-first-look.html


With Greater Awareness Part 1:http://randolphlalonde.blogspot.ca/2013/05/a-broadcast-8-preview-with-greater.html


With Greater Awareness Part 2:http://randolphlalonde.blogspot.ca/2013/05/broadcast-8-preview-with-greater.html


With Greater Awareness Part 3:http://randolphlalonde.blogspot.ca/2013/05/spinward-fringe-broadcast-8-preview.html


With Greater Awareness Part 4:http://randolphlalonde.blogspot.ca/2013/05/broadcast-8-preview-with-greater_24.html


With Greater Awareness Part 5:http://randolphlalonde.blogspot.ca/2013/05/broadcast-8-preview-with-greater_25.html


With Greater Awareness Part 6:http://randolphlalonde.blogspot.ca/2013/05/broadcast-8-preview-with-greater_26.html


With Greater Awareness Part 7:http://randolphlalonde.blogspot.ca/2013/05/broadcast-8-preview-with-greater_27.html


Oh, and there's a podcast network, but we're all on break right now or recording new shows for our second seasons. http://crewcastradio.com