Short, but important. Like this blog post!
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.
I have stopped uploading the audio-only version of the vlog. I have been having a world of issue with Anchor, and it works in tandem with Spotify.
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!
I finally have my copies of the You’re Not Dead re-release! It’s beautiful! I am ecstatic!
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.
*If I am wrong, in anyway, I am sorry.
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!
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.
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.
In 10 days, my latest publication of You’re Not Dead gets released through Olympia publishers! I am beyond excited. I have paired it down so it’s just the tale of hospital life, I was given over 300 new edits that needed to be made, and I signed a contract that my next book has to be pitched with them!
Okay, the last point was more of a humble brag, but I am very excited!
The book has a new cover, as well! I will not spoil it until I get my copy, mostly because that does not seem fair to me, but I can assure you that it looks pretty! Probably because I didn’t make it this time in 20 min while I waited for water to boil for my fifth cup of coffee.
Anyway, as soon as I get more information, I will be sure to pass it along. Keep your eyes peeled to this site, as I will be posting the new cover once I get the final proofs and whatnot!
Just a reminder that I scrapped my Patreon, and am now using Buy Me a Coffee. It seems like exploitative to ask for donations when I actually produce something as opposed to demanding a kind of subscription. I am prone to go silent for weeks at a time; and, for that, I am incredibly sorry!
Basically an ad for the next month or two. I lead a life. It can be interesting from now and then.
Oh: that link to that donation site I was talking about is here.
A couple of days ago, I canceled (I hope I did it right) my Patreon.
I ran it for a while, but I have noticed myself falling short on immediate production of content, and I felt like it was unfair to be supported by the few people still on that list.
I have started a “Buy Me a Coffee” account, instead. It is more tip based. You can donate a dollar once, and never have to worry about being charge again!
I am still getting used to the new format. I ask for your patience as I figure out all of the in’s-&-out’s over the next bit. I think the layout I have right now is interesting, and it is very barebones right now. I plan on doing proper updates once I have everything sorted.
In the meantime, give it a gander! Tell me if you feel I should consider something that I haven’t set up yet, and tell me what you would like to see!
If you ARE one of the few who still support me on Patreon: I read that you may be charged for August, but if it happens after that, please let me know!