Mac' Chandler is supposedly retired. At the end of 2022 I moved from Rochester MI to the milder climate of North Carolina and a condo without steps much more suited to my age. (75 as I write this)
Writing is still fun and I intend to continue as long as my mind stays fresh. I'm not a expert on English or a skilled grammarian but I love t tell a story. I thank all the people who take a moment to tell me they enjoyed my work.
Dang, the title of the post made me think it was released and I was think “Sweet a perfect book to read tomorrow.”.
But alas it was not to be 🙁
Now I am excited for this book. Like Myzifer I thought it was released at first too. Excited and will be checking as frequently as every day to see if it gets released!
It’s still out to readers. Give it another week. I cleaned up the kerning in the title a little too.
By “readers” do you mean advanced/beta readers?
Since I’d otherwise count myself as one of your readers, since I’ve read all or almost all your books (some multiple times).
Plus I imagine anyone else in the same boat would think it applies to themselves too, which is where I believe the confusion comes from.
Yes betas. I have to admit I got two more betas back this morning and they are pretty much duplicates. I may publish early and do corrections later if something comes in. Amazon makes that easy.
Sweet, can’t wait to read the book.
Thank you for the update, I really look forward to the book release.
Have you ever considered doing what baen does and offering it early as an unfinished draft for 15 to 20 dollars? I know that is something I would buy if even it meant a day or 2 ahead of regular release 🙂
It would be awkward to do with Amazon. I’m 100% Amazon to get in the lending program. I’d have to class the regular release as a second edition and be ready to prove that, all for I suspect very few sales at the higher price. Not worth the effort and possible arguments from Amazon to prove the draft was unpublished. Anyway – looks like I will publish tomorrow. Not getting new corrections. If I do they are easy to add.
Thanks for the update! look forward to reading the book, like always.
Mr. Chandler, just curious if you can say, if I check out your stuff with Kindle Unlimited are you well compensated? Love your books. I have purchased a few but most of the time I just take them out and return them. I would hate to think I’m not properly supporting a writer whose work I enjoy so much.
KULL pays me very well. A lot of authors don’t like it but I suspect that is because the people who borrow their books don’t FINISH them. You only get paid for pages read. I make near what a sales generates, IF you finish it. Now back over a year ago I was making about half my book income from borrows – this year it looks like it will be 2/3rds. If you borrow it then buy it I double dip. Since I signed up for KULL I have had 55.7 million pages read.
Do you mean that every time I re-read one of your books on KULL, you get paid again? If so, that’s great, and I will get around to re-reading your entire oeuvre again soon.
Nope… Don’t I wish? I get paid once to read through and once if bought.