I'm going to submit Incendiary to the publisher on Monday. I love you guys. Thank you for supporting and encouraging me. I'm so very grateful. This is my favorite song right now (I'm obsessed with it). It sounds like Russell, but the lyrics remind me of Reed, so I put it on Reed's playlist on Spotify. It's called HO HEY by THE LUMINEERS...
I wrote another chapter to finish Incendiary. There are now 29 chapters (<--I know, insanity, traditional publishers are scoffing at me). Drink coffee. Lots and lots of coffee and I apologize up front for the book hangover. That's what took me so long...well, that and the teaser chapter I wrote and added for book 5 Iniquity. I know...there is just too much story left to tell so I have to go with it. I'm planning on working on my new series, too. I can write them at the same time. It's fun to go back and forth between stories. That's what I did when I was writing Incendiary (I wrote it alongside Kricket--the new series).
The next step is submitting the manuscript of Incendiary to the publisher. It usually takes 2-3 months to publish and appear on Amazon. Then, it takes 2-3 weeks after that to convert it to a mobi file for Kindle. So you'll be able to buy it in print before you can buy it as an ebook. (I know that reeks. Sorry!)
I have to create the blurb for the back of the book. For each of the sequels, I usually find a dramatic paragraph or two in the book and use it. I'm not sure if this is the best strategy for book blurbs, but I should continue the trend now that I did Intuition and Indebted like that. Book blurbs are really hard for me to write, but I'm not complaining because I have the luxury (yes, I said luxury) of being able to write my own blurb. I have creative control of what you read, good or bad, it's mine. It comes from me.
I will give you a step-by-step update of what I'm doing and where I am in the publishing process as we go forward. I want to do this because there are a few people interested in how publishing works. I have to say up front that I do things differently than most Indie authors. I publish my print books first and then I have it converted to an ebook. I do it that way because there are so many more chances to catch an error. I also like how the ebooks turn out on Amazon when they are formatted by a professional. I convert my own files on Smashwords. I want to release them at the same time. I will also be putting Indebted on Smashwords (so it will be loaded to B&N, Kobo, Apple, Sony, etc.) now that I'll have more time. I'll let you know when that happens.
If you're interested in listening to any of the character playlists I have created, you can join Spotify for free. Here is a link to Spotify: http://www.spotify.com/us/
If you absolutely need to talk to me (and I completely understand that because I have a hard time sometimes responding to comments here--I read them all, I just wish I had more time!!! :D) you can find me on Facebook and try to get me there. Here's a link to my Facebook Author Page: http://www.facebook.com/authoramyabartol?ref=hl
You can get my attention on Twitter, too. Again, thank you for your encouragement and your extreme awesomeness. I'm really lucky to have you!!
Doing a happy dance! I'm so excited for the next book... and both excited and pouting that there's going to be a book 5. I'm also very happy to hear about another series! Yay!
FAWN! Love you!! I'm dancing with you! Thanks you for being a rockstar!!
Just finished the books again and I'm nervous and excited for the new one! Thank you!!
Amy A. Bartol
I know, right? I'm so nervous I might throw up later :D But right now, I'm dancing!! Thank you, Kristolynn, for re-reading my books!! LOL, you're awesome!
Oh I am so excited!!! I just finished the third book today and I'm already having Reed and Russel withdraws. I will just have to re read them to hold me over:)
You totally just made my day! I cannot wait to read Incendiary and Iniquity! Thank you for continuing this series! (Wow, three exclamation points in a row.)
HOLY COW I'M SO EXCITED!!! btdubs I think you are awesome!!
Wahooooo!!! Thank you thank you. You ROCK lady cant wait to get my hands on this book.Will hopefully be out in time for my trip back to Georgia to see one of my best freinds from highschool and I can bring her a special surprise :-) Also so excited to hear more about this new series of yours. Keep up the awsome writing your the best.
Congrats Amy! I usually wait until kindle versions are available, but for you? I'll make an exception. :D This series seriously doesn't get enough credit for it's awesomeness. Now go celebrate !!!! <3
I absolutely LOVE your books & I'm so glad that Incendairy is finally being published!!! I honestly cannot wait for it :-) I read them all in less than two days each they were THAT good lol, your books are AMAZING & I just recommended them to a friend! I hopes he loves them as much as I do. I'm really looking forward to reading Incendairy & Iniquity!!!
*she loves them as much as I do...
Wait, did I just see book 5? YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!
YEEEEHAAAAAW! So excited, but dreading at the same time. I Love Evie and Reed. Brennus is the villain I would love to bring home to mama. And Russell.... What can you give Russell to give him a happily ever after? He belongs with Evie.... anything less... well... lets just say you got lots of splaining to do. Can't wait to read it!!!!
YAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAY!!!!!! Super stoked for this one!! and I can NOT wait for book 5!!!! :D
A 5th book??? I LOVE you Amy :) I can't wait!
Thanks for the info!! Like so many of your other readers I have turned into a stalker. I check your blog everyday for updates. It's turned into part of my everyday routine. Thanks for giving me something to look forward to. Between kids, husband, house, work- your books are my getaway. Congratulations on being done!! I don't think any other author keeps their readers informed like you do. Thank you!!
Cant wait!! Just love Reed and Evie!!
Yah!!! I've been waiting patiently for your update and it was worth it!! Is the cover done yet? A fifth book and a new series...so much to look forward to!! I'm going to re-read all the books...just waiting until Incendiary is closer to being released...can't wait!! Will you start updates for Kricket yet...what's it about? UR EPIC!! Thank-you!!!!!
EEEEEeeeee! Happy, girly squeals! Thank you so much for keeping us updated throughout your writing/publishing process.
Can't wait! Congrats on finishing :)
YES!!!!! I think we have all been holding our breath. I feel a long slow exhale coming on. :) I know you will deliver 110% for all of us (your devoted groupies). Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!
SOOOO EXCITED! You are amazing! Thank you so much for all the time you put in to make these books so absolutely perfect! I can't wait to read it! <3
When I saw Amazon I was all "Yay I can buy it on my kindle!" The I was saw the other part and I was all "grrr real books." Its all your fault. Bleh. DONT GET ME WRONG I STILL LOOOOOVE YOUR BOOKS AND I WILL BUY INCENDIARY. A
I think you would find the conversations I had with my friends on the school bus last year hilarious. When I started reading Inescapable in May, my friend Angela was peering over my shoulder and read the words, spoken by our dear friend Freddie, "Friends don't let other friends get nekkid with professors." From that point, every afternoon I would fill her and a couple other people (some days I had more of an audience because somebody would overhear something and be interested) on what happened in the book. Apparently the way I explained it was really funny or something. Anyway, this one guy wrote in my year book "have a good summer or whatever. P.S. I still think an angel would have a better way to kill than stabbing." Anyway. I though you might enjoy that.
Love, love, love your books. I have re-read them 3 times waiting (obviously impatiently) for the next book! Can't wait for Incendiary and very excited that you are continuing the series with a fifth book.
So excited there will be five books total but super bummed that I have to wait three months for more! Where is the instant gratification? Jk. I know it will be worth the wait though.
Yay, there's a book 5!! I thought Incendiary would be the last book and I was like I just found the series and it's over, I was so sad... But yay!!! There's more to go!! I'm so excited for the new books!!! Unfortunately I'll have to wait for the ebook because the printed version's not available where I live but oh well, IT'S WORTH IT!! Yay, I'm like so excited I wanna start dancing, I LOVE your books, they're the best I've read in a long time!!! Yay!!! Congrats on finishing Incendiary and thank you for being such a good writer!! I also look forward to your new project!! =)
OMG... A 5th book?! Please tell me its over after that. I can't keep waitng for the end. I'm anxious enough for the 4th book, now I'm going crazy for the 5th and the 4th is not even out yet. You are driving me insane:)
Was on the Supargurlbooks pod cast but didn't get to ask my question. :( Please DO keep us updated on the publishing process/dates. Out of my skin waiting for this. I tell anyone who will listen to me to READ THIS SERIES. NOW. I don't care if it is in print/smashwords/B&N...whatever! I want my hands on that thing! Also stoked about 5! Wow!
So Glad you continued the series. As hot as Reed seems to be, I really like her with Russell. I so hope that they find their way back to together.
Am so exited but I am hoping in this next book Evie will stop having to be rescued and will come into her own power. Also, after reading the first chapter of Incendiary did you have to make Brennus all evil again like him so much better than Reed. I am hoping you are going to redeem him in some way!
This series has me completely captivated... I couldn't put them down but I am soo stoker that book four is coming out... thanks to you amy for making these characters kick major butt .... evie totally rocks her badassness....
I loved Incendiary!
Love Love LOVE this series and am going to have a tough time waiting for book 5. Any ideas on timing for the final book?
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AMY A. BARTOL
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Evie's Playlist on Spotify
Reed's playlist on Spotify
Russell's Playlist on Spotify
Brennus' Playlist on Spotify
The Fellas' Playlist on Spotify
Zephyr's Playlist on Spotify