Monday, April 18, 2011

A Note to my Family, Friends, and Fans

Eternal Knight will be coming out very soon. It will appear first as a paperback in my CreateSpace store. (CreateSpace is Amazon's print on demand subsidiary.) Soon after, it will be available in its Amazon Kindle version, and then as a paperback on Amazon. A few weeks later it will be available via virtually every eBook distributor. The official release date is still May 1st, and I am 100% certain it will be widely available at that point in time.

A lot of you have wished me the best in this endeavor, and I am very appreciative of all the support. As you know, I am self-publishing Eternal Knight. This means I could really use your support. There are a number of ways you can help Eternal Knight be a success.

1) Each of you needs to buy about 50 copies in a variety of formats.
2) Rate and review EK wherever you bought it. (And on other sites as well.)
3) Blog about it.
4) Tweet about it.
5) Facebook about it.
6) Talk it up.
7) Buy a few more copies.

What Eternal Knight needs is buzz. There is no publishing house putting advertising money behind EK. Its success will be driven by its readers.

Do I want you to tell everyone how much you liked it? Hell, yes! Do I want you to lie about it? NO! Please be genuine in your support. If you think it rates 5 stars, by all means give it five stars. If you think it deserves 3 stars, some good comments, and a few (gentle) rebukes, go right ahead. If you think it deserves 1 star, well, don't you have something better to do than reviewing books? Turn off the computer and take a nice walk.

People browsing through Amazon will know a fake, dolled-up review. Don't do it.

As most of you know, I am giving all of the profits from Eternal Knight to charity until August 1st, 2011. Here's how you can get your charity dollars to go the longest distance:

In paperback:
1) Buy it from me in person. Not only do you save shipping, but I can buy the books at wholesale.
2) Buy it from my CreateSpace store.
3) Buy it from
4) Buy it from any other retailer. (This option actually pays almost nothing to charity.)

In eBook: Almost 70% of every purchase will go to charity. It doesn't really matter which eBook retailer you buy it from.



  1. Ummmmmm..... it seems kindle version is already up!

  2. Any chance this will be up on Barns and Noble? I have a Nook, and would love to get it there. If not, I can check it out on my phone or buy the paperback.

  3. Kemp, by "very soon" I meant I was just about to push the button.

    Tony, Nook should be ready by the "official" May 1st release date.

  4. Hey, Matt! What a great thing to do! I'm doing something similar next month--pubbing an eBook for charity under a pen name.

    Wishing you best of luck! It's nice to meet yoy! :)

  5. Thanks, Pk! This has all been very exciting. Good luck with your project.