Coven will be released on Tuesday, September 29th and what better way to celebrate than with a party! Join us on our Facebook event page and have some fun! Meet some of the authors from Coven and learn about their stories. Ask questions, participate in contests, read some awesome teasers, and best of all have a chance to win some awesome prizes!
We’ll be giving away a total of 10 paperback copies and 20 eBook copies of Coven! Half of each in the 3:30 pm hour and the other half in the 10:30 pm hour! You don’t want to miss it!
Check out the full schedule, invite your friends, and get ready to party!
Happy Release Day! To celebrate the release of Coven we’re hosting an all-day party on our Facebook Page! Come to this event page throughout the day on September 29th to meet the authors of Coven! Each author will be given a time slot where you can ask them questions, get a little teaser from their story, and have a chance to win some prizes! In the last hour, there will be a giveaway for 5 paperback copies of Coven and 10 eBook copies!
(All times are in Eastern)
2:00pm – Gregory Norris author of THE WELL. *Giveaway ofTales From the Robot Graveyard*
10:00pm – David Steffen author of Condemned
A full schedule and list of prizes will be updated when available. Be sure to keep posted and we’ll see you on the 29th! Don’t forget to share the event with all your Facebook friends!
I know you all are probably anxious to hear the update about Coven, but first I want to share with you some exciting news! Purple Sun Press now has a Marketing Director! I’m happy to announce that Martin Rosales has joined our team and will be helping with creating promotional material, organizing contests, and coordinating future events. If you have any questions, comments, or ideas feel free to email him at firstname.lastname@example.org! Welcome aboard Martin!
Now, for the update about Coven. I have been going back and forth with the person doing the interior formatting for quite some time. I want the feel of the cover to continue through to the interior of the print book, and it has yet to be achieved. We are working to make sure the version printed represents the vision brought forth by myself as well as the talented authors and cover designer. I am hoping to stay on schedule for the release date of September 29th, but depending on how things go with the formatting, we may release the eBook at that time and push the print release back a few weeks. Thank you for your patience and understanding. I know that Coven will be something we will all be proud of 🙂
Speaking of the eBook! Coven is available for pre-order for Kindle, Nook, and Kobo! Pre-order your copy today and spread the word!
I am so pleased to reveal the cover for COVEN! I think it captures the feel I was going for perfectly. The title, Coven, was chosen because authors gathered together to weave their magic and create this amazing anthology. The cover also lends a bit of mystery, which I think is extremely appropriate. There isn’t a central theme. Each story is different and the reader won’t know what’s inside until they open up the cover and begin reading.
The designer is still working on the full cover, so I will reveal that when it is ready. What do you think of the front cover? I’d love to hear your thoughts!
I tried someone new for Coven’s cover, and in the end realized I should have stayed with the designer I’ve worked with before and whose work I love. After extensive explanations of my vision and what I wanted, as well as revisions, there wasn’t anything about the cover this new designer created. I gave up and have gone with the designer I’ve worked with before and who did the covers for Redemption, Reclamation, and Awakening.
I should have the first drafts late this week, but this will cause delays in printing, and subsequently the release date. I will let you know more as things happen and will keep you all updated. I apologize for the delays, but I want the cover to be perfect in order to do everyone’s story justice. And the one I received wasn’t. Not even close.
Hey everyone! I know it’s been a while! Please don’t hit me with a stick! The interior formatting is going wonderfully! Both print and eBook formatting should be completed by the end of next week. (though I will be at #ConCarolinas so that deadline might be a bit ambitious but I’ll do my best)
The cover is in the works. I’m working with the designer to make it just right and will share it with you all when it’s ready!
AUTHORS: Your bios will be included before your story. If there is anything NEW that you want added, please send me your updated bio asap. Thanks!
A huge thank you to all who participated in our poll! You have spoken and decided that the interior font for Coven will be the same for each story! It was a close poll though! The ‘same’ voters won by just two votes!
But don’t get too excited…the task is not complete. Now, you get to decide what font will be used! Click on the link below to see a PDF of the opening of Crystal Silence by Darrel Duckworth in the different fonts, then vote on the one you like the best!
Well, here it is! The final story for Coven finished edited and ready to be added to the pile for formatting! So far we’re staying on schedule and looking toward a tentative release date of August 2015!
That being said, we’d love your input on the interior font! Would you like to see a different font chosen to fit each story or a single font all the way through? Vote below!
Happy Wednesday, everyone! Sorry I missed Teaser Tuesday yesterday, but that means we’ll just have our next teaser today! There are just three stories left to edit for Coven and then initial formatting will begin! Every time I go through a story, even though I’ve read them all numerous times before, I’m continually impressed by the ingenuity and talent of Coven’s authors. There are deep meanings to be found in every single story that will appeal to fantasy lovers and non-fantasy lovers alike. The worlds and characters Coven’s authors have created will stay with its readers and continue to touch them long after they’ve put the book down.
Today, I’m excited to share a short teaser from the opening scene of Crystal Silence by Darrel Duckworth.
Rem fought although he knew it was futile. The Horde had come to their village. They would slaughter everyone. Mutilate their bodies. Destroy their dwellings.
The Horde would not leave until there was nothing but mud piles strewn with pieces of his people.
Editing for Coven had to take a short break because I came down with bronchitis, but never fear! I’m back up and running and editing is full steam ahead! Check out this awesome teaser from the opening of That Was Falling by A. E. Decker! This fantastic short story will be featured in Coven! Don’t miss out!
Jozay had told himself that if he got caught, he’d bear his punishment stoically. But he screamed. Screamed for the agony to stop. And when it didn’t, he broke down in incoherent sobs. The Head Sergeant told Instructor Ferrick to stop after thirty lashes.
*The above quote is from That Was Falling by A. E. Decker.*