Jasper will be available for reading in less than four short hours. All preparations are made, I’ve made my celebratory cake, and all that’s left is for me to hit the button when the time comes.
So on the eve of the big release, I want to answer a few questions I think may come up as I continue to promote/talk up the book.
So… What’s the book about?
Oh boy! This is always a tricky question. Not because I don’t know the answer, but that there’s so much to the story that I find it difficult to condense in a few short sentences.
Here goes: Jasper is a civilization in the middle of the dust bowl of what was once the United States, but society as a whole has collapsed after unspecified war and natural disaster. The city was founded and once run by Edward Jasper, but his brother Calvin overthrew him six years before the story starts. Edward, with the help of some street children, plots revenge. But are his motives really what they seem?
Meanwhile, Guardsman Dex McMahon comes into the new mayor’s favor, earns a promotion, and is tasked with bringing Edward to justice. But is the official story truthful?
When will Jasper be available for sale?
The Kindle version should go live at midnight on June 1st. If you pre-ordered a copy (thank you!) you should have it sent to your device of choice then.
The print version will go live shortly afterward. The reason for this is, I have to go in to Createspace and turn it on manually.
I’d like an ebook. Where can I buy one?
You can buy it here. At the moment it’s a pre-order link. After midnight it should turn into a buy link.
I want a print copy. How can I pre-order one?
My Createspace store is here. It’s not up and running at the moment. That’ll change once the book is live.
I’d like an ebook but I don’t have a Kindle! Do you have other formats?
At this time I’ve made Jasper a part of Amazon’s KDP select program. It’ll open up some opportunities for me in the way of advertising and running certain promotions, but it also means I need to keep the ebook edition Kindle-only. This will remain for a few months, and I’ll see if it does me any good.
Keep in mind, though, that Kindle software isn’t only for Kindles. You can download the software just as easily on your computer, tablet, or smartphone.
Feel free to contact me with any other questions!