Scalagari Out in the Wild

I published The Enchanted Knot today on the usual electronic book-selling sites. The print-on-demand version is out too on Createspace, but it’ll take a few days to propagate to the rest of the retail websites.

Here is the entire cover (back blurb included) for your perusal:
EnchantedKnot_6x9_Cream_220_8-31_2015v1

 

 

 

 

 

I started The Enchanted Knot many years ago as a precursor to the Mortal Coils books—kind of a stepping stone between the saga of the Dreaming families in Pawn’s Dream, and the larger world I was beginning to imagine where many other magic-using families secretly control the world (and, of course, vie for power with one another). There’s more to the story of why this wasn’t published until now … but I’m saving that salacious bit of dirt for the non-fiction book on writing I’ll publish one day 🙂

I hope you like The Enchanted Knot.

I want to thank my family, friends, and fans for their overwhelming support. I couldn’t do this without you.

–Eric

Share on Facebook

Createspace Proof

I got the proof for THE ENCHANTED KNOT last night. Almost perfect.

EK CS COVERTo my eye the printed cover, however, is a tad darker than the electronic version. That’s to be expected I suppose since this is ink on paper rather than pixels and light. Next time I might adjust the gamma by a few percentages. It’s so close, though, that I’m not going to mess with it (and Syne tells me I’m slightly colorblind, anyway).

Other than that, it’s crisply printed on cream-colored (not that dull “recycled” paper colored) pages. Nice heavy paper weight. Tight binding.

Overall equal to, or exceeding, the quality of my “professionally” printed trade paperbacks.

 

EK CS INT

The only downside: a dollar or two more than the trade paperbacks printed in large quantities. This is because these are one-off print jobs, so no bulk discounts.

All that’s left is to give the text a once over—making sure all chapters, pages, and words are accounted for—and then I’ll release the electronic and print-on-demand version next week!

Omertà Senza Famiglia.

Share on Facebook

Getting Sucked In

I wrote a good lick today.

Before that I had to research what one character had said about a weird thing going on in their mind. (possession)

At first I didn’t find the passage I was looking for; rather, I started reading and got sucked into five chapters before I found the information I needed.

It’s a very good sign when your own writing no longer repulses you and entertains. 🙂

I’m sharing not to show off, but because the other, less-than-splendid moments in the writing process can be much more common. I’ve been advised by a more experienced writer to share my successes as often as possible. It’s supposed to be good for the soul.

Share on Facebook