For those of you who like to take less-traveled roads, my new novel Terra is now available on Kobo, Google Play, and iTunes. I’m not sure what’s taking Barnes & Noble so long.
Here’s an article about the market shares of ebook vendors. iTunes has 11% of the market; Barnes & Noble has 8%; Kobo has 3%; Google Play has 2%; Amazon has almost all the rest. Oddly, most of my sales come from Barnes & Noble. I do see a smattering of sales from the other vendors not named Amazon.
I will now start reminding people that customer reviews are the life’s blood of book sales. So far Terra has none. I expect that they may be hard to come by, since the novel will be of most interest to folks who have read The Portal. So it’s all the more urgent for me to browbeat you into both reading and reviewing the thing.
Here’s the plot summary and first chapter.
It took longer than I expected — but Terra is finally here.
Terra is the sequel to my novel The Portal; it extends and deepens the story of Larry Barnes and the cosmic gateway he has discovered to parallel universes. Here’s a summary, along with the first chapter.
The ebook will be available on Barnes & Noble and other online vendors before long. A print version will show up shortly thereafter.
By the way, if you read the marketing description of Terra on Amazon, you’ll notice a reference to the next book in the series, which is called Barbarica. Don’t hold your breath waiting for it to appear, though; I’m about a quarter of the way through the first draft.
Thanks to everyone who followed along with (or who is following along with) Portal. The next step is to turn it into an ebook; that’s in process. As usual, the biggest issue is what to do about the cover. If anyone has any suggestions, I’d be happy to hear them.
Portal was my attempt to write a Young Adult novel, but I think I got a bit carried away. The novel ended up longer, and the issues I covered were deeper, than I had intended. I have no idea if modern-day young adults would have the patience for it. Still, I enjoyed inhabiting its worlds for a while, and I enjoyed writing from Larry’s point of view. Let me know what you think.
Here’s Chapter 1, if you’re just stopping by and have no idea what I’m talking about.