Last Weekend was the KOBO event and After-Party at Jans Paperbacks. I have to say…it was a wonderful assembly of authors. Shadows of Kings was the only title representing medieval fantasy, but there were 18 authors from a broad spectrum of genres.
In addition, there were repesentatives from KOBO – including the manager of US operations for Writing Life.
Below is a list of all the authors and the titles that were represented at the KOBO event.
Shadows of Kings
Erin Kellison, KC Klein & Jessa Slade
Hotter on the Edge
The Commodore’s Daughter
Fire & Frost
His Wicked Heart
Her Wicked Ways
Chameleon: The Awakening
Lord of the City
City of the Lords
Secrets of a Mayan Moon
Marshal in Petticoats
C Morgan Kennedy and Therese Patrick
Author Marketing 101
Lady of Pleasure
Romancing Lady Stone
Wait For Me
The Woman in the Wing
An Uncluttered Palette
The Darkest Night
Christina F. York
J. Steven York
The Unwinding of Liberty Brass
J. Steven York
The Best Devil Money Can Buy
Instructions for the FREE KOBO DOWNLOAD:
- Go to: http://kobobooks.com (If new to KOBO – Sign in. It’s free)
- Search for the book you wish to download. For example, type in: Undertones by Maggie Jaimeson
- Click on the book. It will take you to the buy page.
- Click the Buy Now button. (Don’t worry you won’t pay anything because you have the download code)
- Sign in with your Kobo UserID and Password. If you don’t have one you will need to set up one.
- Once you are signed in and selected the book with the BUY NOW button, it will take you to the “Confirm Your Purchase” page.
- Click on tone link for “Have a gift card or promo code?” It is just below your address on the purchase screen.
- A field will pop up for you to enter the PROMO code: jansbooks
- Click the APPLY link.
- A box will pop up saying that you’ve covered your cost so they won’t have to bill your credit card.
- Now you will see at the BUY NOW button that $0.00 will be charged. Click the BUY NOW button.
- Then you get the DOWNLOAD EPUB button. Click it to download to your computer.
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Posted in Books, tagged Book awards, Dragon Rising, dragons, E-book, fantasy, jack whitsel, Kindle, knights, Nook, Paperback, Shades of Virtue, shadows of kings, twilight times books on January 24, 2013|
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Now that we have survived the Mayan calendar and the Fiscal Cliff, the new year holds wonderous possibilities. 2013 has started with a bang for the Dragon Rising series. Shadows of Kings won the best sci-fi/fantasy novel for 2012 at the Sharp Writ Book Awards. As proud as I am of the first installment to my saga, it was wonderful to win this award in such a broad category with other amazing authors. I was satisfied by just making it to the final round, but when notified of taking first place, needless to say, I was elated and still find myself walking with a little more swagger.
On another note: there are whispers of a Shadows of Kings movie script being put together. The screenplay will be a collaboration between myself and a group of writers in Northern California. But until there is more on the development side, I’m afraid there is not much more I can tell you.
The final edits are underway for the second book of the Dragon Rising series. Shades of Virtue is still projected to be released by Twilight Times Books in Summer 2013. I’m also hoping the book cover will be completed soon, but like everything else…I just have to wait. For those who were expecting Shades of Virtue to be released in Spring of 2013 instead of Summer, I apologize. Twilight Times Books had some delays with releases prior to mine, so the pipeline became a little backlogged. Though scheduling is out of my hands, I am still sorry if you were hoping to read it by Spring. But I promise, the delay will be worth the wait.
PRICE BUZZ: For those who prefer paperback rather than e-book, Amazon.com currently has the best price for Shadows of Kings at $13.46. Kindle and Nook formats are still $3.99. Just want to make sure potential readers are saving a buck! Oh…and if you’re in the Portland, Or. area, my favorite bookstore to snag my novel is still Jan’s Paperbacks.
Shadows of Kings also has a spotlight/review within the January issue of BTS eMag.
I think that covers it. Many thanks to all those who have sent warm sentiments in regards to my award. And a special thanks to those who continue to express an interest with the Dragon Rising series.
Oceans of Love,
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Posted in Uncategorized, tagged #bookmarket, #indiepub, amwriting, Blog, E-book, fantasy, jack whitsel, medieval fantasy, Shadow of Kings on June 15, 2012|
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The long wait is over! Shadows of Kings is available in both paperback and eBook formats. What an incredible journey this has been. Thanks to all the friends, family and fans who have been so patient and supportive during this process. I couldn’t imagine walking this path without you. And to think…this is just the beginning. With that being said, I now want to give some recognition to some of the wonderful bloggers who have been hosts during the Shadows of Kings Blog tour.
Hosts during days 3-6.
On Sunday, Cambria Herbert provided a wonderful layout for Shadows of Kings that included interview and spotlight.
Cambria is also the author of the Hevan and Hell series. I highly recommend checking this out!
On Tuesday, she and Amy were my hosts during the my Blog Talk interview on Journal Jabber.
Interview and Spotlight: http://cambriahebert.com/2012/06/shadows-of-kings-blog-tour/
Live Journal Jabber Interview: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/journaljabber/2012/06/13/jack-whitsel–a-debut-novelist-waiting-to-wow-you
*** On day 4 I had a wonderful spotlight done by Terri Forehand. Below is the link. She also has other blogs covering a variety of writing genres and topics.
Also on day 4 was a visit to Beverley’s Story of a Writer site.
She was a wonderful host with incredible followers.
Spotlight and Interview: http://beverlystowemcclure.blogspot.com/2012/06/shadows-of-kings-blog-tour.html
On day 6, I had the pleasure of being interviewed by John Byk.
Please swing by and visit his site to hear his interviews.
He is also an author of literary fiction that’s worthy of a close look.
Also on day 6 was a spotlight with A.F. Stewart
Please visit his site and peruse his work
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