Wednesday, September 9, 2015

New Release: A Night Divided, Self Publishing Decision and What I'm Doing, and My Comic Con Schedule!

http://www.amazon.com/Night-Divided-Jennifer-A-Nielsen/dp/0545682428Hey, guys! September's here, and with it the Fall season of book releases. I'll post books that have caught my attention and then add to my TBR list, starting with this new historical fiction by best selling author, Jennifer A. Nielsen:

With the rise of the Berlin Wall, twelve-year-old Gerta finds her family suddenly divided. She, her mother, and her brother Fritz live on the eastern side, controlled by the Soviets. Her father and middle brother, who had gone west in search of work, cannot return home. Gerta knows it is dangerous to watch the wall, to think forbidden thoughts of freedom, yet she can't help herself. She sees the East German soldiers with their guns trained on their own citizens; she, her family, her neighbors and friends are prisoners in their own city ...
(From Goodreads)

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Last week I mentioned the possibility of giving self publishing a try. Several things have gone into motion since then that will make this decision a reality. The date isn't set yet, but I'm looking at a January release for my zombie novel. Why January? I planned this story as a series, so giving me a few months will help me get acquainted with the process and get the other books underway, so there won't be a huge gap between releases. Plus I'm balancing this project with the work I'm doing on the traditional front. I'll have more info later.

The Undead Road: My Zombie Summer, Part One - coming soon!

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http://saltlakecomiccon.com/portfolio-item/david-powers_king/Salt Lake Comic Con is just around the corner, and my schedule is live! Check out the panel schedule for all the special guests. I'm especially excited for the ones I will be on:

Thursday 24th - Legacy of Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra - 3:00 PM, room 250A

Friday 25th - The Universality of Hayao Miyazaki's Storytelling - 1:00 PM, room 255E

Friday 25th - Next Sunday A.D.: The Impact Of MST3K On Our Culture - 5:00 PM, room 255E

Book Signing - TBA

If you're able to make it to America's fastest growing comic con, it would make my day to see you there. Do it for Captain America!

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Before I sign off for the week, I'd like to thank my readers and the blogosphere for the outpouring of support you've shown me this last week. I was extremely anxious about sharing that post, but I'm glad I can put my serious hat on every now and then. Thank you for your comments and emails. Because of your help, I'm on the upswing.

Until next time, keep it tight.

Who else is picking up A Night Divided? Are you ready for my first zombie novel? Is anyone planning to visit Salt Lake Comic con?

I'm David, and ... I could use a bag of jerky right about now.

34 comments:

  1. Yay for self publishing! Good luck!

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  2. Glad you have a target release month.
    Have fun at the con! Wish there were more cons in my area.

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    1. There are... just go down to City Hall.... :)

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  3. Good luck with your new endeavor! Zombies will always be awesome. I can't wait to see it.

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  4. I just bought A Night Divided. So good! Have fun at Comic Con!

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  5. Congrats on the decision to self-publish. Do you have a formatter?

    I've been to a Star Trek convention in ABQ, NM, but that's it.

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    1. I have everything but the cover figured out, and I have some great leads there. Just need to decide. :)

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  6. Yay for self-publishing! Thinking ahead sounds like a good plan. It's always worth taking the time to figure everything out before diving in. Good luck! :)

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  7. Is it a series or a serial? I've been enjoying various serials lately. Short, but with a frequent release schedule it's great.

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  8. We will have to hear how the self pub goes!!! Congrats!

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  9. I just bought A Night Divided. Thanks for the recommendation. I love books set during that time period. Our oldest daughter who just started college has been dating a guy (man I suppose I should say) that she met two years ago when he was an exchange student here in the states. He is from Germany and his family lived in East Berlin before the wall came down. He vacationed with our family this summer and I never tired of his fascinating stories of what his life was like growing up.

    Congrats on making a decision and setting a release date. I don't know the factors that went into your decision, but I'm sure you made the right choice for you. A lot of authors seem to be dividing their work between the traditional route and the self publish route. Best of luck with your January Zombie release.

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  10. Self-publishing is a great idea, and i hope you can find some jerky soon.

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  11. Thanks for visiting my blog and your comment :) Good luck with the self publishing! I hear it can be a wonderful adventure! Enjoy Comic Con!! Never been to one (inside) but enjoyed people watching when we lived in San Diego and Comic Con would come to town :)

    betty

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  12. Have a great time At Comic Con! I so want to attend a Con some day. My girls are on-board. So is the husband. Just waiting for the right opportunity!

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  13. Woohoo! Can't wait to shout about your zombie novel from the rooftops!

    Jennifer's book sounds sad and wonderful.

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  14. Funny, to me that is not a historical novel LOL. Have fun at the comic con.

    Good luck with the zombie book. I wish you all the best with it. Hugs.

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  15. I'm glad you're feeling better, David. Enjoy Comic Con!

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  16. A great plan. Best wishes!! Much luck. Zombies? Yum. :)

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  17. I wish I lived close enough to heckle, I mean visit you at the ComicCon. I thin k you made an excellent choice, o' wise master of your own destiny! I can't wait to read the zombie book. I'm expecting great things!

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  18. It sounds like you will have a blast at this Comiccon. Congrats on the book and it sounds like the blogger buddies really helped you through a tough week. The book about the Berlin wall sounds excellent especially since my mom escaped from East to West but NOT in Berlin and this was way before the wall.

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  19. Hey, David. Sorry I missed your IWSG post, but I'm glad to hear that things are on an upswing. Hopefully, my post today will bring further cheer - check it out! Exciting to hear about your self-publishing adventure, you're going to be busy, but it's worth it. Have a blast at ComicCon!

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  20. Hi David - yes as Nick says ... glad the posting and comments helped -and you've got lots to look forward to. That book looks to be so interesting ... we hear stories, but they are always interesting to learn more and understand the times better.

    I saw a film on the East West divide - that I always remember :
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Good_Bye,_Lenin!
    Really evocative ... and as I'd visit Czechoslovakia in the early 70s with work ... it brought it more home to me ... and really opened my eyes to some aspects .... Cheers Hilary

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  21. Man, I wish Salt Lake was a lot closer to Michigan. Maybe one day...
    Good luck on the self-publishing front. Be sure to keep us informed about what you learn.

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  22. I'd love to see you at a convention one of these days and I hope you have a blast :)

    PS: Congrats on making the decision to move forward with your books...wishing you only the best of breaking a legs :)

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  23. Have a great time at Salt Lake Comic Con Dave. Your rubbing shoulders with the best in the sci fi business. I couldn't believe my Star Trek Conventions page hadn't your link- well thats fixed!!!

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  24. I'll watch for how your self-publishing experiment turns out. Good luck.

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  25. Local and regional Cons are the best. Have fun and congrats on self-publishing.

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  26. This sounds incredibly exciting! Sounds like you have the best of both worlds with publishing. Congrats David. Have fun at your Cons!

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  27. Congats to Jennifer.

    Looks like you're going to be busy during the Comic Con. Hope you have fun!

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  28. I've added Night Divided to my TBR list. Sounds compelling. Let me know when your Zombie book comes out. I'll help pimp it. Do you know if you'll look at having it be an audiobook?

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  29. Oh, how exciting about your self-publishing decision! Best of luck come January! :)

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  30. Ooh! Getting brave, eh? I'm stoked for you. I've read a few zombie books I absolutely loved, and who doesn't love watching zombie shows?

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  31. Good luck with the self-publishing journey and Comic Con!

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  32. I can't wait to read A Night Divided. I have plans to make a book run trip soon, since I seem to be running out of things to read and there are so many good books coming out soon.

    Congratulations on the self publishing! I hope it all goes well!

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