anachronauts: the first age: the book: now available

8 07 2010

I’m officially a published author!

The Print Version (all of first age plus the retail exclusive a00 origins bonus chapter) and the Donation Version (an emailed copy of just the bonus chapter) are now available. The Kindle Version is coming; they need 48 hours to approve the book. I figured no sense holding the other two back for that. Click the link above to go to the book store, where you can get more details.

Thank you guys SO MUCH. I couldn’t have done this without you. I’m not expecting to sell many copies of this, but at least it exists, it’s out there, it’s real. Word of mouth will help carry it to a few more hands, I hope; I trust you guys to help me get word out.

If you buy the book or are planning to buy it, post below. I wanna hear from ya. :) NO SPOILARZ on a00, though! But if you wanna chat a00 after reading it feel free to email me.

Today’s tweets after the click.

  • 13:45 Easy game is easy. kotaku.com/5582567/what-if-games-had-a-super+easy-mode #
  • 13:46 Off to the dentist, then relatives coming over, then shower, then MAYBE writing.It’s gonna be a long day and I have a big day tomorrow, too. #
  • 16:49 The proof books are here and look great! I’ll set them up for sale as soon as createspace allows. twitpic.com/23kgac #
  • 16:56 YES! Book will be on sale tonight. Kindle version may be delayed. Donation version will go live tonight. Watch this twitter! #
  • 19:04 ANACHRONAUTS: THE FIRST AGE. The urban fantasy adventure, now in print and on sale. Retweet for my eternal gratitude! bit.ly/aC2IyV #
  • 19:37 My book’s in print, the Engineer update is out in TF2, and it’s gaming night again tomorrow. It’s a Festivus Miracle! #
  • 22:00 Attention, please. The following persons have my eternal gratitude: @doxxicle @Benabik @discofish @balorn @keikotakamura That is all. *klik* #
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25 responses

9 07 2010
lirazel

First!
Well, first to brag…

9 07 2010
shachihoko

I don’t suppose you’d have a promotional code to share with us, would you? ^_-
(Granted, that’d likely mean cutting into your own profits … so I’m not pushing for one. Just asking. :)

9 07 2010
Stefan "Twoflower" Gagne

Nope. At best, I can order proof copies of my book myself for four dollars, but then they annihilate me on the shipping costs.

9 07 2010
storytellersjk

Well I ordered my copy but… Ughhh. You weren’t kidding about the shipping cost. I had to go with the cheapest to have even a chance of keeping this within my budget. Which means I won’t get my copy till the end of the month. Oh well. As long as it is in good condition (I live in Arizona so my only real worry is how long it spends in the heat during transit) I can live with the wait. The long, painful, endless wait. *sighs*
Congratulations by the way on finally being a for real published author. You can definitely count on some word of mouth from me and I also intend to use the book itself to convert people I know who won’t read online publications to the (surely) ever growing Twoflower army. :)

9 07 2010
Stefan "Twoflower" Gagne

Wish I could’ve kept the price down. I make $8 in profit… but only if it’s sold through my website. If someone buys it through amazon.com, or if it’s sold in bookstores (I don’t have that turned on right now but I could) that gets drastically cut to the point where I’d be making pennies if I dropped it any lower.

9 07 2010
meredy

Book ordered! Now if only you had the Slayers Trilogy available. Good memories of reading it back as you wrote it ;)

9 07 2010
gothstar

How could I NOT order it?
I haven’t been keeping up, I admit, but I can’t not buy a published work of yours, afterall you did immortalize me in video-game form ^-^
Very excited to get the book, but I agree with you and everyone else, the shipping is a bit of wtf-ery!
I’m excited for July 30th tho :P my estimated arrival date!

9 07 2010
gothstar

um… or I would but I seem to be stuck in an endless loop between shipping and billing? It wont let me go past ;o;

9 07 2010
gothstar

ok… i figured it out… I may have had a beer or two tonight. shhhhhh…

9 07 2010
luinthoron

Finally! Definitely going to buy it.

9 07 2010
shadur

For those who’d like to read the epub version on their iPhones or iPads, there’s Stanza: see here for instructions.
Alternately, there’s a free iPhone/iPad app for Kindle books as well.

9 07 2010
pyromaniac_ks

Jesus. Shipping is, indeed, ridiculous.
As in, “Cheapest shipping costs as much as the book” ridiculous.
Still, ordered up.

9 07 2010
pyromaniac_ks

… Is that a goddamn Hanako icon?

The things I never expected to see outside /a/.

9 07 2010
shachihoko

Funimation (if not Aramaki himself or Kadokawa Shoten) would then be well within its rights to drop the Big Damn Legal Hammer on him for trying to turn a profit on fanfiction. At least, if he was selling it for (anybody’s, but especially his) profit.
Now, if you had it up for (limited) download as a free e-book …

9 07 2010
shachihoko

Eh, I figured it was worth asking. I’ll order my copy tonight.
(No real hurry on the shipping in my case; I’ve got a freakin’ ton of stuff piled up … @.@)

9 07 2010
kamalloy

Gonna order once I get back from vacation. Looking forward to it!

9 07 2010
schadrach

Ouchy shipping pain!
I’m pretty sure I could ship that to myself from the other side of the country, including billing my time to locate, package, and do shipping paperwork on it for less that what they charge assuming you want it in less than a month.
Ordered it though, will hopefully see it in July. =p

9 07 2010
Stefan "Twoflower" Gagne

Dude, you live in a socialist banana republic overseas. It’s doubly horrible for you.

9 07 2010
Stefan "Twoflower" Gagne

I won’t tell if you won’t.

9 07 2010
Stefan "Twoflower" Gagne

Which is partly why I got out of fanfiction. I wanted to write things that were 100% my own; nobody could go “Shyeah, well, you had a fanboy crutch to lean on, no wonder people liked your stories.”
Well, that and the fact that I never really fit into the ‘scene’, and its downward spiral into tightly coded shipping festivals is proof I got out at the right time.

9 07 2010
lirazel

Will that be a problem with FS? I’d just hate to see what the attorneys from Arkham House look like…

9 07 2010
Stefan "Twoflower" Gagne

Not really. My versions of the characters barely represent the originals, and people have been doing mythos-based stories for years and years without contracts in place. The whole point of the mythos was in fact to make a shared base from which to write fanfiction, essentially.

10 07 2010
raigne

Planning to buy. First semester of school monopolized my time, so I still haven’t finished the first age. Second semester of college nearly kicked my ass. Buying another book from a self-published author I like with my birthday money, so I may as well grab yours too. :D I will read them both before I formally assume the roll of editor in chief of the student newspaper in the fall.

10 07 2010
raigne

Er. Role. I can’t tell if I’ve been awake too long, or if all that copy editing is starting to chip away at my sanity :P

19 07 2010
luinthoron

Aaaaand… my book has just arrived! :D

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