When the idea of publishing Chronokari Alpha: Time is Relative popped into my head I thought, "How hard could it be?" I'm being a bit facetious, as nothing is as easy at it seems, but I truly thought that after writing the manuscript and getting the artwork completed that the final steps of getting the project into consumer's hands would be the easiest part of the journey. In some ways writing the book was the easiest part. Going digital and self-publishing your work really opens the doors for creators to get their work into the marketplace. However, by going it alone, writers are now responsible for all of the things a publisher would take care of: putting the book together, editing, marketing and distribution.
Before getting to the marketing stage, self-publishers need to...
Where do I begin? So I had this idea to finally self-publish my little novella, Chronokari Alpha: Time is Relative, and while I knew it wasn't going to be easy, I must admit the journey has been filled with unexpected surprises. Being a rookie in the self-publishing game, I really had no idea what was truly involved in the process. In some ways, coming up with the idea and finishing the manuscript was the easy part. The advent of digital technology and eReaders, have essentially opened the door for authors and creators to bypass publishers and get their product into the marketplace. Manuscripts can be uploaded and published on a variety of digital platforms and are being consumed on desktops, mobile phones, and a plethora of tablets. However, with every advance there is...
It's Friday and the weekend is almost here! Thankfully, temperatures are rising and we're slowly moving out of the deep freeze we've been stuck in for the last few weeks. As promised, here is a look at one of the images from Chronokari Alpha: Time is Relative. Thanks again to Nikos Koutsis and Mike Toris for lending their amazing talents to the novella. It's going to be a busy weekend putting the finishing touches on Time is Relative, but hopefully I'll get a chance to break away from the computer to catch a little bit of the NFL playoffs. I'd love to get some feedback from you so post a comment and let me know what you think.
Happy New Year! 2014 is already over a week old - where does the time go? I'd like to thank everyone who has visited the Chronokari Alpha Facebook page and clicked the 'Like' button. Thanks for your support and kinds words! I'm just putting the finishing touches on the novella and will be previewing some of the artwork tomorrow. Colorists Nikos Koutsis and Mike Toris did an amazing job on my pencils and I'm really happy with how the images turned out. Self-publishing is a daunting, tiring but completely satisfying experience and I'll be going into more detail where that is concerned in a future post. Thanks again for all of your support and tell a friend or two to head over to the website and Facebook page.
Thrown together by a timely twist of fate, time twins Miles and Derrick are now Chronokari Alpha. Together, they embrace their destiny to protect the Universe and struggle to survive the perils of teenage life, all before lunch. The first novella in the Chronokari Alpha series will soon be available for download on Amazon.
After all the late nights and hard work, Chronokari Alpha: Time is Relative is almost ready to be published. I'd like to thank everyone that helped in the process, particulalry Nikos Koutsis and Mike Toris, whose wonderful colours helped to bring Derrick and Miles' adventure to life. Special thanks go out to to Marvin Mariano, whose colouring talents grace the cover of the novella and Vaughn Joseph who helped with the cover's design. Look for Chronokari Alpha: Time is Relativeto hit Amazon in January 2014!