Tuesday, February 18, 2014

I have good news and bad news... (Mirror Project update)

Okay, so I've been prepping a new version of Mirror Project for the last month. Partly, this was done because when I first published the book I was dealing with some other life issues and I slipped on the quality control. I'll own that. I needed to fix it before putting the paperback out, too.

If there's one thing I learned from the experience of slipping up on my second novel, it's that I always want to prepare to put the paperback out at the same time as the ebook. If I'd had to do the extra work involved in prepping the paperback before the ebook came out, I would have caught a lot of the issues and we wouldn't be where we are today.

So that's the good news. The new version of Mirror Project is available now, and there's a new epilogue that even the people who have already read the book will find surprising and, I hope, rewarding. If you've already bought the book, then you can download the new copy by deleting the current copy from your device and re-downloading. The new version fixes several editing issues in the old version, tightens up the plot a little by making a few items clearer, and corrects quite a few typographic errors from the original.

The bad news is that I can't put out a paperback edition right now. I've submitted the new version of the book to a couple of contests and the rules for those contests indicate that publishing a new edition after my submission might affect the eligibility of the book. When I started working on those submissions, I thought that I'd be in the clear as long as I was publishing a paperback version of a book already available as an ebook. Now that I've had a chance to fully review all the legalese, though, I am not sure that that's the case.

If you've been waiting for a paperback version of Mirror Project then I'm sorry, but you're going to have to keep waiting. If I'm knocked out of both contests, then I will have a paperback out within a couple of weeks. I was almost done getting that ready when the contest deadlines hit, and I'm staying prepared so that I can launch the paperback as soon as possible once I get into the clear.

Let's hope I don't have that chance, though, because the more prestigious of the two contests I entered has a top prize that includes publication and national distribution.

In the meantime, please go ahead and check out the new version of Mirror Project. Let me know what you think of the epilogue.

Oh, and there's one other bit of news: I will be writing a sequel. It will be called Safe Mode. I have it on the calendar for 2015. If you want to know more, you'll have to read the new epilogue to Mirror Project.