Hello! I hope you’re all still safe out there. I know we’re getting close to having the country (and hopefully world) vaccinated, but don’t let yourself get carried away just yet. We still have a long way to go, so don’t start feeling invincible just yet. Even the Magi are subject to viruses.
Anyway, let’s roll out the update and see where we’re at for the second volume.
Drafting: 100% complete!
Major adjustments/Checking notes: 90% complete. (Some things still need to be cataloged.)
Rereading/Minor adjustments/Correcting awkward dialogue: In progress, 40% complete.
Finalizing: 0% complete. (This is where I’ll hand the book off to professionals, such as copy editors, graphic designers, and formatting specialists.)
It’s looking good. Everything is running on schedule, and hopefully by the end of the month, I’ll be sending it off to my editor to give it a good look-over for me.
Enough about that, though. Let’s switch over to something a little more interesting. Recently, I’ve discovered (or rather, someone advised me to take a look at) a new platform for authors trying to get their books out into the public eye. This platform is ebookfairs.com and is free for readers (authors pay a small fee, it seems), and from what I can gather, it seems like it’s a large group of people that advertise their books through each others’ social media platforms. This would mean I would post advertisements for someone’s book on my Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram while others would do the same for me.
Of course, I need to look into this a bit more to make sure I’m not misunderstanding how things work, but it seems like a great way to advertise for one a small amount of money … which would be useful right now, if I’m being honest. I’ll look further into this, but while I do that, feel free to check out the site and explore it at your leisure. Like I said, it’s free for readers, so look into it and see if there are any books you might enjoy.