I’ve been hinting at it, letting some things drop and building up to it, but this is it: April 23rd is the release date for 3024AD: Short Stories Series One. It is written, edited, formatted and ready to go. Review copies begin rolling out today (if you think you should get one, email me at deanfortythree at gmail or leave a comment).
To the right, you see the cover, by the excellent Johnny Atomic. I hope you like it a much as I do.
This has been a long time in coming- almost exactly a year, in fact, but more on that later- and I can’t tell you how good it feels to be ready to release this and share it with you all. It’s quite the step from just posting drafts for people to read on a blog, and hopefully it’s the first of many steps on this little journey.
But let’s focus on the now, shall we? The 23rd of April is about a month away, and there will be some fun stuff leading up to the actual release. For one thing, there will be a giveaway every week via Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads and Tumblr, for an early copy of it. There will be even more contests around the release, including a chance to have a character in Chuck Wendig’s 12-part serial for Fireside Magazine named after you. There will be some live readings and Q&A type things, likely via Google+, in the coming weeks as well.
This has been a fantastic trip so far, and I am excited about what is to come. Thanks to all of you for being a part of it so far!