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Finally!

At last!  After much frustration and tweaking, I was finally able to format my book properly enough according to the requirements of Smashwords.  Now Smashwords has begun distributing my book to online book stores like Apple and Barnes and Nobles.

My goal is to beat the typical amount of books sold by self published authors: around 110.

I want to sell 300 books at least.

Please help me make this happen!  This is going to be a lot harder than I thought, but it all starts here.  The price is only $2.99 for the first volume of The Golden Lands.

Besides, who wouldn’t want to read an action-packed novella?

And did I mention that one of my followers bought and read the entire book in one day?  You can read her review at my book’s Smashwords page.

Thanks for being awesome!

Your Author

Aul

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Coming up Next on The Golden Lands

In case any of you missed it, I successfully self published the first volume of The Golden Lands.  If you’re interested, feel free to take a look at it here.  This is a really big step for me, and I’m excited that finally I can share my work with all of you!

There’s a lot more coming to this blog.  I’ve decided to start a series (called “Soul Bleeder”) based off of The Golden Lands that will be presented to all of you on this blog.  The series will be based off of a character that will appear in a later volume of The Golden Lands.  You’ll get to meet him, therefore, before he’s even seen in the original series!  (Think of it as your own personal, back stage tour of The Golden Lands!) Just so that you know how and when to look out for the upcoming blog series, all posts entitled “Soul Bleeder: (insert chapter name)” will be a part of the series.

But it doesn’t stop there.  I’m going to take it further than a special series created just for you.  This is going to be an “open” series.  

What does that mean?

It means that you are free to add/insert your own chapter into the series.

Now take note, I’m going to write the first couple chapters so you can get a feel for what’s going on in the series.  Subsequently, however, you will be free to create your own chapter (I’ll alert you when I’ll begin accepting chapters).  You can post it to your blog, (and I’ll re-blog it here), or you can send it to me via email (aultsom23@gmail.com).

Also, it would be very helpful if you could alert me when you begin the process of writing a chapter for the series, so that I’ll know when to stop and “leave room” for you, so to speak.  If I write a chapter, and then you write the next chapter, but don’t tell me, I might end up posting the next part instead, and then your chapter won’t make sense anymore.  FURTHERMORE, please comment in order to tell me if you posted another chapter.  I’d love to see what you can come up with!

This should be fun!

Your Author,

Aul

THREE!!!

Only (roughly) three more days until I publish the first volume of The Golden Lands!  I’ve been working on formatting the book according to the recommendations by Smashwords, the company/website I’ll be using to self publish.  It’s been rough and tedious, because there are a lot of recommendations.  But I see why lot’s of their recommendations are necessary.

Only a little bit more work to go, and then I’ll be pressing that button!

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Your AA,

Aul

FOUR!!!!

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Uh-huh.  The countdown to self publishing continues.  Only (about) four more days until I press publish, and make The Golden Lands into an ebook.

Here’s an overview of how I’m going to do the series.  (NOTE: This is not an outline….okay, maybe it is 😛 ) I’m not going to add any names to the volumes and what not, because I don’t want to give anything away, but here’s how the series will go:

Book 1 (The Golden Lands)

Vol 1

Vol 2

Vol 3

Etc.

Book 2

Vol 1

Vol 2

Etc.

Book 3

Etc.

So I think you get the picture.  Each book will have multiple volumes within it.  That’s why my titles are all like “The Golden Lands, Volume 1: Shadows in the Sunlight”.  When the next book begins, the volume number will go back to 1.

For all those who don’t know, I will release each issue volume by volume, not book by book!

Stay tuned, because exciting things are going down!

Your AA,

Aul

FIVE!!!

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That’s right.

THE COUNTDOWN TO SELF-PUBLISHING HAS STARTED!

In (roughly) five days, I will publish the first volume of The Golden Lands.  My awesome mom has finished editing it, so once I make the changes, make sure the cover is polished, and check in with the website I’ll be using to publish the novella, things will get underway.

Get pumped, because the first of many volumes is about to come out!!!

Your AA (soon to be just “author”),

Aul

Revised Cover for Volume One!!!

*Trumpet blast*

That’s right, ladies and gentlemen.  Using a graphic tablet, I’ve finished recoloring the cover for volume one of The Golden Lands.  Check it out!

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Now you may notice few things different from when I first displayed the original version of the cover of Volume 1.  First of all, the graphics are way better.  That comes from using the graphic tablet.  Also, I changed the character’s shirt from brown to gray, because he wears gray shirts in the book.  And last of all, I added the title.

Tell me what you think?  THE GOLDEN LANDS IS GOING TO BE SELF-PUBLISHED VERY SOON!!!

Your AA,

Aul

Inspiration for the Scenery of The Golden Lands

Where do I get inspiration for the scenery of The Golden Lands?  Check out these pictures from my backyard!


I love the color of the grass in this image

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The light is epic in this one:

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And how about the spotted shade in this one?

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#theCreatorRocks

Well, now you know where I get my inspiration from!  What do you think?

Your AA,

Aul