What do we think of this cover idea? This one doesn't include Ella in any way and evokes some different thoughts in my mind about what this book might be about? Tell me your thoughts.
I hope your Friday is going well and greetings from Las Vegas. I have publishing news to share.
First - the editing stage for the June story contest winner has been finished and we will finally see the publication of Monica Mill's first story with Moran Publishing - a short piece called 'The Waiting Room' - the debut will be quite soon and I am really hoping all the readers enjoy this story. It was edited by Su - *the* editor for work from Moran Publishing.
Next - I've been posting mock-covers of the 'next novel' to be released from Moran Publishing - titled 'Preface to a Suicide' - a Ray Holden novel. That book indeed will be the next novel - however - before this novel is released - I'm announcing today -
There will be a short story collection - as of yet untitled- released before 'Preface'. The final stories from this collection have been chosen will go through the editing process very soon. I hope to have news on this collection soon!!!
Once the story collection is released, I'll have a better idea of the timetable for release of 'Preface' - I'm working on a final draft of that novel at this moment and will relay any news as soon as I'm able to do so!
Thank you to all the readers and I can't wait for you to read the new stories and books.
From Las Vegas
Stephen John Moran
I gave Marielle a few details about Preface to a Suicide - a Ray Holden novel and this is a mock-up of a proposed cover. What do you think? Do you like keeping the themes from other covers since this story IS a related world (yet not a series)? Tell me your thoughts!!!
I'm pleased to show you the latest from Marielle. It's a watercolor painting and it's available for purchase. Check out her website for more information.
I've posted a few times about getting signed copies out there to friends and family. Many have expressed interest, but I've been waiting on two things - getting enough copies on hand and also getting exact shipping rates and actually completing the process of shipping.
When I first posted - I said the price for a shipped copy would be 15 dollars. That took into account First Class Mail. However, I paid for the book to be mailed to me first class - and sad to say, the corners did get bent a little. Now, that doesn't mean the book was 'destroyed' in any way or unreadable. The damage WAS minor, but I'm a book reader that likes the book to be in perfect condition when I receive it, hence the whole 'new' thing.
All that said - shipping one book via first class mail IS still available. I will not be able to offer any sort of guarantee of condition and if it's bent a little, that will have to be 'okay'.
However, there is a better way. The post office offers flat-rate Priority mail shipping for under 6 dollars. Now, yes, that adds a few dollars shipping to the cost. But- there are a few positives here.
1) - if you ship Priority mail - you'll get the book more quickly (2-3 business days) - the book will be guaranteed (Post Office guarantees up to 50 dollars and the book costs far less than that) - and you can also track the shipment. All in all - I'd say it's worth the extra 2.5 dollars. Also - the flat rate box can fit TWO books. So, this will allow me the following deal to be made.
It will be 18 dollars to ship one copy priority flat rate, but will only be 30 to ship 2 copies. It's a much better deal to buy two copies.
I hope this clears the options up. The *Special Edition* prices don't change. It's 25 dollars to have a signed copy with a short story hand written in the blank pages in the back and 50 dollars to have an original story story - one of a kind offer.
So, how do you pay me? I'm accepting payments via PayPal and of course cash. No, you do NOT need a PayPal account to pay via this method. E-mail me and I'll send you an invoice you can pay with whatever credit card of your choice.
This is the time to get in touch with me so I can have all the addresses ready for when the books arrive. It will be approximately one week until I receive the next batch of books. Get your copy!!!
I'm pleased to announce the release of a new story collection from Justin Bog, just in time for the holidays, titled
HARK - A CHRISTMAS COLLECTION - six short stories from a favorite author of this site. You should buy this collection and hand it out to your friends for the holidays!!!
Click the link to read the release news at Justin's site
NEWLY PUBLISHED HOLIDAY BOOK: HARK—A CHRISTMAS COLLECTION BY JUSTIN BOG
Click the picture to purchase this e-book at Amazon.com. This title will be available in paperback at the beginning of December.
Check out the latest charcoal painting from Marielle, called 'DESTINY' - see her art and check out her site here.
Stephen Moran lives in Las Vegas with his beautiful wife, baby Kiana, and two dogs.