Sponsorship?

I got a little bit of money to talk about Foxton Tools in my last podcast. They are beautiful, and I probably would have pushed them without them giving me a little money.

There is a link to their wears on the actual video page. I recommend checking them out!

While you, I hope, enjoy that: check out my Buy Me a Coffee to consider supporting me!

Too life.

I am sorry I have not been doing proper updates. For transparency sake, I haven’t been writing my next book, either. A lot has gone on over the last month, and my mind has been everywhere but the keyboard. I think I’m back into the groove, now.

WAIT.

No, false alarm!

My next book, yes, I should probably talk about that at some time. It’s mostly done, and I only have a few points I need to either elaborate on, or completely re-write. A special thanks to “Some Guy Named Rob” for putting up with my bullshit over the last month or so. Have you check his YouTube profile? He’s doing some really cool stuff, and that is aside from his podcast about my book! The music he produces weekly is some of the best instrumental ambient/soundscape stuff you will find. I am not saying that from bias, it’s very much the truth. I will fall on that sword, if I have to. His podcast voiceover? Beautiful. Am I gushing again? I’m sorry.

SPEAKING OF PODCASTS

I have been spending a lot of time working out my next “script”, and I really hope you all enjoy and subscribe. I am sorry if you are sick of my shilling, but I will continue until I no longer feel the need for an external source of advertising.

Also, I’m thinking of dropping the numbers from the podcast. Verdict? Leave a comment below, or get hold of my privately. Whatever works for you, really.

Some Guy Named Rob

I recently started a dialogue with a person named Rob. He is fantastic.

He showed interest in You’re Not Dead, so I directed him to my site to order a copy. Unbenounced to me, he did a review.

It’s great. His voice is amazing, his vernacular is astounding, and his wit is dark and dripping with cynicism. I am sharing this because I am an arrogant fuck and it’s about me, but everything he does, between his podcasts and his music, is fantastic.

I really recommend following him on Twitter, as well. That is where I found him, and even in the constraints of the character count given to you by that medium, his charm still flourishes.

Thanks, Rob!

The irony of this post is that recently, Rob made reference to Ouroboros in one of his podcasts. The idea of talking about blogging/podcast/vlogs while you’re doing one is clunky and awkward. I feel it is okay in this context, however. He gave my book some very nice words, and I never expected it!

That, coupled with the fact that this is one of the funniest, yet not pretentious, things I have heard: I thought I would share the majesty.

Publisher?

This is a strange post, so you have to read it with an open mind.

I came to the realization recently that I have accidentally stumbled into a publisher.

I can hear the confusion already. “This is the third pressing of your book. What do you mean you JUST realized that you have publishers?”

I should note at this point that I am happy with my short stint with Friessen. They were fantastic, and very cognizant of the fact that I had little idea of what I was doing.

Olympia is different.

They told me that, as soon as the book was pressed, it is hands off from me until they need me for unforeseen events. They want me to sit back and work on my next book, and not worry actively about additional distribution. They claimed that they will look for publicity in the forms of interviews and reviews, and they have already contacted several stores, both online and off, about carrying my book.

For the sake of comparison, at this point, Friessen had pressed my book. By their metrics, their mission was done. I do not fault them: I had signed that contract for production, and they were a temporary storage facility for distributors to collect copies of the book when time needs.

A simpler way to explain it: Friessen was a producer, Olympia is a partener.

Some, if not most readers of this blog, are screaming “NO SHIT” at their screens. I do not think that it is unreasonable to feel that way.

Counterpoint: I was not aware what I was in for. I am far from offended, and I am trying my best to be prepared. I do have my next book over 70% done. It’s just strange to think that this is actually kind of happening! I am more that certain that someone will feel as if I am wrong on parts of my mindset.

Hell: I will probably come across this post in a few months and think “…you fucking pleb…” and then resist an urge to delete it to pretend that there is no record of my ignorance.

To be completely blunt: I am kind of writing this post BECAUSE I am in such disbelief right now. As I stated, I made this realization rather suddenly just the other day. I am still kind of reeling.

No, this is not a thinly veiled brag. Honestly, this is me coming to terms with what is going on.

Seriously: it would mean the world if you looked into my book. If you have a copy, there is no obligation to get a new copy. I mean, the cover is beautiful, and the grammar and spelling is cleaned up. It’s a bit more streamlined, and some of the ideas are given greater weight. If you have the old version, either old version, thank you. If you want to see what has changed, get yours today!

OH! I should mention that I am looking for “sponsors” on my vlog! I have started a “Buy Me a Coffee” and a small donation of $10 is enough for 1 min of ad read! The only other stipulation is you have to give me an ad to read. I am happy to say that I am working with a friend of mine, once he gets me a script.

HEAR THAT, CORY? I NEED THAT FUCKING SCRIPT!

it’s HERE!!!

I finally have my copies of the You’re Not Dead re-release! It’s beautiful! I am ecstatic!

…ahem…

I will be posting a more comprehensive list of places to buy it soon, but in the meantime: I will post a link to the Olympia store here. I know that it will be available on Amazon.co.uk, and I know of a couple others by name, but the Olympia store is the best and most immediate way*.

I hope to have more information by next week, but the announcement of this will hold you over, I hope.

SUCH A BETTER COVER!!!

*If I am wrong, in anyway, I am sorry.

reviews

No, this is not a link to a known review. This is a request for writers of reviews to reach out!

I have the final PDF for my book that comes out in 4 days. I would love to send it to people who want to write a review for it.

Just comment below, or find me on Twitter. I will get back to you in a matter of hours, and we’ll work together!

Preorders

Some exciting news:

YOU’RE NOT DEAD GET’S REISSUED THROUGH OLYMPIA PUBLISHERS ON THE 25TH!

Ah-hem. I will remain calm.

There have been some issues with l the information on certain websites. If you have no idea what the book is about, I recommend going through Olympia to figure things out. It’s good, it’s depressing, it’s uplifting, I’m not biased.

The book will also be available on Amazon, Book Depository, and Waterstones. I can only find listing in the UK right now, but pass along anything else you find, please!

Do you need this version if you have prior ones? Probably not. I mean, I would be so happy if you picked it up! Not only does it not have that horrible cover that I made, it does contain over 300 corrections and that fat chewed off! I am incredibly proud of how it came together this time, and that is coming from a very cynical mindset!

Anyway, I should get back to doing the last couple of things to my next work that will simply be titled “anewsin”. If publishers are happy with the direction that I went with, it will be a collection of 5 short stories that share a theme.

K. Back to screaming in excitement instead of rage for the first time in forever.