Laura Jo Phillips's Blog
October 14, 2012
Sales of The Vulpirans' Honor are off to a very fast start. Thank you, readers. Thank you, also, to the wonderful customer who already has a review up on Amazon.com ("AlwaysReading," did you stay up all night?). We are interested in hearing what readers have to say about this offering.
Published on October 14, 2012 11:05 • 21 views
October 13, 2012
It looks like the Kindle version is now on sale on Amazon.com. We have a Facebook customer who says she has already bought her copy. So, for those who want to curl up with a good story tonight or who want to dive in with their morning coffee and Danish tomorrow, it's there!
Published on October 13, 2012 20:08 • 5 views
The Vulpirans' Honor, the newest novel in the Soul-Linked Saga, has just been uploaded to Kindle and Nook for release as an e-Book. Amazon officially says it takes twelve hours, but it has sometimes taken considerably less and sometimes more. Nook usually takes at least a day, but they might surprise us--who knows? Paperback availability will be on Amazon only and should take at least a day, if not two or three. We hope our fans enjoy this offering. We look forward to your feedback (and, if you feel disposed, favorable reviews on the selling sites!).
Published on October 13, 2012 14:07 • 5 views
September 12, 2012
Work continues apace on the next volume of "The Soul-Linked Saga," The Vulpirans' Honor. Laura Jo keeps giving me chapters to read (she usually doesn't do this at this stage of the game--this early on I usually only see chapters where she has some particular concern or question) and I continue to be impressed both by the progress in the project and the quality of what she is writing.
She continues to grow as a writer. You are going to meet some characters in this book, and have a look at the world from their perspective, who are very different in some ways from those whom you have previously met. I won't tell you how, just wait.
This book is also different in that it is the first in which a child is a significant character. Sure, children have been major plot elements in earlier books, but this is the first one whom you will get to know as an individual who speaks and interacts meaningfully with other characters and who has a distinctive personality. I am impressed with how she renders the child's point of view and how real the interactions are. If you don't smile or even laugh out loud at her dialog, check your pulse.
And, what I call the "Big Picture" story arc moves along as well. There are major revelations in this book about the Xanti and significant developments in what is being done about them, not to mention some really cool internal Xanti political machinations that give you insight into their truly Byzantine power plays.
So, expect a deep, interesting, fun, heart-rending, heart-warming, and exciting book. When? Look for it between Halloween and Thanksgiving--that's my distinctly unofficial guess right now.
Published on September 12, 2012 14:26 • 4 views
September 5, 2012
Berta's Choice is now available for Amazon Kindle. Right now. Immediately! Without delay! So, what are you waiting for, an engraved invitation? It's only $0.99 so what do you have to lose. What are you giving up--1/8 of a Starbucks Latte?
Published on September 05, 2012 00:36 • 114 views
September 4, 2012
Well, you are going to say, “that was fast.” The new Soul-Linked Saga Novella, Berta’s Choice is now uploaded to both Amazon Kindle and Barnes & Noble Nook. The Amazon version should be available for sale within twelve hours and the Nook within twenty-four. Maybe sooner. The last time, Amazon surprised and had the novel available far sooner than twelve hours, so we’ll see.
Also, we are pleased to announce that this 37,000 word novella will be available for $0.99. We actually wanted to make it free, but under our contractual arrangements with the sellers there is no way we could make the novella available to both Kindle and Nook readers for anything less than $0.99, so that’s what it is. It’s not free, but pretty darn close.
And, yes, we are hoping to use this low price to entice people who have not yet swum in the Soul=Linked sea to dip their toes in and see how they like the water. If you have been trying to get your friends to read some of Laura Jo’s work and they have been reluctant, this may be the thin edge of the wedge that gets them involved—you can tell them, “hey, only 37,000 words, only $0.99, what do you have to lose, right?”
Published on September 04, 2012 13:55 • 60 views
August 29, 2012
Laura Jo is making good progress on Berta's story. I'm estimating that she is somewhere around one half done, maybe a little less. She just talked to me about the ending and how it will set up the Vulpirans book and I have to say that it's a real "grabber." When she told me I could almost hear a movie soundtrack orchestra go "dum dum ta dummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!"
Published on August 29, 2012 15:29 • 3 views
August 21, 2012
We are pleased to announce that Quest for the Moon Orb, Volume I of "The Orbs of Rathira" trilogy, has climbed to a listing of #9 on the Amazon Hot New Releases, Kindle Store, Romance: Fantasy, Futuristic and Ghost. Again, thanks to our readers for the support which this ranking represents.
Published on August 21, 2012 15:33 • 66 views
Quest for the Moon Orb is now available as an Amazon/Createspace paperback for $13.50. If you are an Amazon Prime member, it is available with free shipping and low cost next day shipping. If you see the book on sale for more than $13.50, it is a second hand sale by a third party who is trying to bilk you. Buy directly from Amazon and get it at the correct price!
Amazon has not yet "linked" the paperback and the Kindle edition such that they come up together. This usually takes a few days. Here is the link:
Published on August 21, 2012 12:31 • 4 views
August 20, 2012
Some third party seller has a paperback copy of "The Bearens' Hope" for sale on the Barnes and Noble web site for the stratospheric price of $34.58. We want to assure our readers that we have nothing to do with this offering, nor can we imagine what is so special about this particular printing that makes it so valuable. There is no "special autographed edition" floating around because we never issued one. If you want a paperback copy of "The Bearens' Hope," we urge you to get it from Amazon.com for $14.95. We never have and never will engage in the kind of highway robbery represented by the $34.58 price.
Published on August 20, 2012 14:37 • 3 views