It is hard to believe Airborne first came out in 2011. Eight years ago, self publishing was a relatively new thing. The e-book platforms were still in their early stages and the reader tablets were these awful, blocky things. Eight years ago, I had a Nokia so sturdy that I could beat someone to death with it.
I won't reminisce about those being the days. I will say that much has changed, not only in field of technology but the entire indie publishing world. I recently went to a indie book convention and my jaw dropped at the new things I learned. We were huge. We were everywhere. And we owed all of that to the readers willing to take a risk on us.
*seriously sentimental now*
Anyways, the world has changed. Paperbacks of my old books are no longer available, unless you snag a preprinted copy floating around out there. It's much more worth it just to download to your phone. We don't have blocky Nokias anymore after all.
I updated the purchase links and locations as I have dropped a few platforms in the past. To my readers, I'm determined to stay "wide" (fancy new term learned at this convention). I will not limit to only one platform to give my readers more choices. I will continue to investigate additional platforms in the future too.
Additionally, I have added all 3 chapters for each book under their respective tabs. I've given Burning in a Memory a new blurb. Oh, and the most exciting thing? A cover and blurb reveal for Relics of Ash.
When I first started, way back in the day, I recall a blog post from Amanda Hocking. She stated something to the effect (and don't quote me here) that a book that called for a sequel must be given a sequel. Reviews, sales, numbers don't matter. It's what is owed to the readers. So yes, Burning is getting another book.
Keep an eye on my twitter for updates concerning the reveal. Happy Friday!
Monday, October 5, 2015
This is officially updated. Windswept is out!
At least on Ebook. Find it here:
The paperback is lagging about two weeks behind, but it'll be out soon.
Missed the originals?
Check them out!
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Monday, September 7, 2015
I’m back from my hiatus…again. It feels like I drop off the web every few months. Every time I do, I hate it. I feel like this has to be the last time. Unfortunately, work never stops for me and I mean my day job—not my writing. Ideally, I wish I had time to quit and focus solely on my books. After all, that’s really how you become successful as an author. But in reality, I have to keep my head above water and my bills paid. Anyone want to chat about student loans? Bleh.
To put it in perspective, an average day I log eleven hours at work, five to six days a week. When I get home, I still have to do basic errands and take care of my monster (dog). They’re not excuses. They’re just the reasons I’ve been so far behind.
So where does that leave us?
Windswept is still coming out. Shortly.
Every time I read through it, I found one more thing I wasn’t happy with and changed. I finally sent it off to be proofread. When I get it back, it’s just a matter of formatting and release.
I won’t wait for some special release date. The second I get it, it’s out. I’ll announce on twitter too.
Relics of Ash is the sequel to Burning. It’s funny, Relics was half done before Burning was even released. However, Relics won’t be out until next year. I have another project (released under a different pen name) to finish up. It couldn’t be less related and is romance based (seriously!). It sounds crude and hopeless but romance is where the sales are and sales = me cutting back on my day job.
I won’t link the romance to my account here, but after it’s done, Relics is next up.
Now I’ll be making an effort to stay around the web and keeping everyone updated. Thanks for following. <3
Sunday, March 1, 2015
I kept talking about a new Windswept cover and it finally arrived. I love it! Granted I was having trouble putting the title on the cover without covering up the badass picture beneath. Here it is.
This will replace the old cover on every selling platform. So no more of this cover:
My cover artist always does a great job, but I’ve finally learned to stay out of the cover-making process so badass creations (like the new cover) can be made. Her information can be found here.
All this inevitably leads us to the re-release date of the novel. I mentioned before that it’ll have the first chapter of the novella in it, along with a snippet of Burning in a Memory. I know I’ve given some false hope on this before, but the novel is done being tweaked. It’s sitting on my desk waiting for one last read over. So I can affirmatively promise two weeks from here. I still work 60 hours a week at my day job so, unfortunately, weekends are the only time I have to dedicate to the book.
You’ll hear all about the re-release on my twitter so follow me @CSibline. I promise I don’t over tweet so you can get the update without reading through my blog. J
Saturday, February 14, 2015
This post will be short and sweet!
Windswept is being re-released in March. This date is final. The book will have a completely new cover, which you’ll see on this blog first. The book will have an excerpt from Burning in a Memory. The book will also have the first chapter of the novella. The Airborne Novella information hasn’t even been released on the blog and it won’t be for a few months yet so this absolutely is the first look.
That being said, I expect the novella out before the end of this year.
More details to come. Thank you for your patience. :)
Saturday, January 3, 2015
I owe The Airborne Saga readers an explanation as to Windswept’s temporary absence on the market. I realize some people have been waiting for its re-release— originally scheduled for today. Unfortunately, it’s not going as I expected. I originally pulled the book from the market for some minor tweaking and to redo the cover. I’ve finished with the manuscript. I’ve changed the ending to include the existence of the Airborne Novella coming out later this year. Now I am just waiting for the editing and the cover.
It’s at the tail end of the process so I’m optimistic it won’t be much longer. I apologize it’s taken this long in the first place. I’m being more careful with announcing a firm date, as I’ll post it sooner if I’m able. However, I can promise that when it is posted you will hear about it. My twitter @csibline and this blog will have updates and links.
Saturday, October 11, 2014
Everything I’ve been talking about on the web lately has been Burning related. Burning’s sequel, Relics of Ash coming soon…
This post, however, is here to show The Airborne Saga some love.
Back when Windswept came out, I wrote a post regarding the things that would follow. It is true, there isn’t going to be a fourth book in the saga. I’ve considered it in the past, but everyone’s story has to end eventually. I promised a novella on the series, before Avery was ever in the picture, to fill in the blanks with Jericho and Mikhail. Now I’m here to announce an Avery novella—a follow up to Windswept and all of the answers left hanging there.
The price will be .99 cents and I’ll have a release date shortly. It will be 2015, but I’m expecting early—January or February. Not too far off from Relics of Ash.
In addition to the novella, I’m creating a digital edition of the saga with all Airborne books (and soon to be novella) in one. This will reduce the price of the individual books. This will have its own, individual cover, but will not be a different book from what’s already on the market.
Windswept will also be getting a new cover eventually.
When it’s closer to release date, I’ll post specific details. Hold on Avery and Mason fans. Won’t be too much longer now!