I recently organised a hardcover edition of The Fairy Wren and it's slowing becoming available across the retailers (Amazon & B&N I've noticed so far). It was rather tough to keep the price down but I'm really happy to give readers another option - an audiobook is my next goal for The Fairy Wren :)
Re: the sale, below you can grab a heap of SF/Fantasy titles for 99c on the 5th-6th of November, including the ebook for The Fairy Wren. Unlike many promos out there, this one features a whole host of retailers so check it out if you're a fan of the genre :)
Giveaways for The Fairy Wren.
First up is a signed paperback of The Fairy Wren - offered via the awesome Aurelia and her book club - you can enter right here! You can also check out the interview we conducted - blessedly my internet was reliable enough that we didn't have constant drop outs :)
There's also three copies of the ebook and two more print copies up for grabs over at The Fussy Librarian - here's the links for the print and ebook comps!
As part of the Cyber Convention last week I was also lucky enough to be interviewed by fellow Author Tracy M Joyce and review Rainne at Just Books, and you can check out the interviews by clicking on the respective links. I talk a fair bit about Never and The Amber Isle but also all kinds of other topics like music and film and had a great time!
Okay, so there's only one convention - but there are two giveaways and you can check them out below :)
But first, I wanted to mention the second Brain to Books Cyber Convention - it's happening on the 8th, 9th & 10th of April over at Goodreads. HEAPS of authors will be opening 'booths' where you can check out their work and get free books and get involved in games.
If you've got an account on GR, hope to see you there :)
Current (& future) Giveaways for The Fairy Wren.
First up is a signed paperback of The Fairy Wren - offered via the awesome Aurelia and her book club - you can enter right here but be quick, it's closing soon! (Stay tuned also for an interview we completed earlier, and a discussion of the story coming up too.)
There's also 3 copies of the ebook and two more print copies up for grabs later in the month (I'll post a reminder) over at The Fussy Librarian if you don't win first time around.
Netgalley Review Copy
AND for Netgalley members out there, if you'd like to check out Never and The Amber Isle for free - just jump to the book's page and download the novella right there. Would love to know what you think!
This weekend I'm part of a promo featuring a heap of authors and their works, which are either free or on sale - you can check them out right here.
I've got The Fairy Wren ebook on special for $1 starting from right now (I'm on the right hand side and though my promo is listed as starting on Sunday, it's kicked in a day early on Amazon) but you can see all kinds of other genres and specials at the page too - one of which I recommend is Past Life Strife by Christina McMullen.
In terms of updates I've got a few but they're short - Crossings is going to copy edits in less than two weeks and then it's due to go to formatting for upload to retailers, so I'm hoping to get it out earlier than my estimated November release date :)
The Lost Mask is really, really close now - we're at proofing stage!
Here's the cover (which I love) if you missed it last time I updated the blog:
This means I'm also trying to charge through writing Greatmask, the conclusion to the Bone Mask Trilogy, so I'll hopefully have the progress bar ticking along on the right hand side there soon too. I'm also looking to run giveaways and other promos for Crossings and The Lost Mask in the near future too.
Speaking of promos - I'm also running a newsletter sign-up promo during 2015. You can check it out at the top right of the sidebar, but in short, every sign-up to the newsletter receives a copy of A Whisper of Leaves, my novella-length ghost story set in Japan :)
This year I'm taking part in an online convention over at Goodreads, along with 50 odd other authors working in a variety of genres.
There's lots of mini comps, scavenger hunts and giveaways - I'm offering copies of The Fairy Wren and City of Masks at my 'booth' which will be open across the weekend (10th - 12th April).
There's a bigger US contingent of authors than those from other territories so I'm expecting more activity over there from the 10th US time but I'll be around over the weekend Oz time if you wanted to check things out!
Happy to have a chat about books if you're around : )
Thought I'd have a bit of a sale so here it is :)
Until the end of March you can get signed copies of my books pretty cheap (including my poetry over here) but for fiction, check out the details below. Just let me know in the comments here or send me an e-mail if you're interested!
(that’s a ‘zero’ in the address)
Click on the picture for a full blurb and other details!
The Fairy Wren is a contemporary fantasy set in Australia, where Paul, a bookseller, struggles to juggle attention from a strange bird, a shady best friend, an Italian runaway and a missing ex-wife, all the while holding on to a long-buried dream.
Click on the picture for a full blurb and other details!
Just stopping off to add another quick update about a couple of writing projects.
The sad news is that The Lost Mask, follow up to City of Masks, is now due early 2015, which is hopefully only a month or two later than the original Christmas release date. Some of the revisions have proven more trick-some than I anticipated but it's for the best. The alterations will make it a much stronger book!
The Fairy Wren is now available, but there's still a week (two at the most, I hope) until the ebook is ready for purchase. In the meantime, you can check out the opening here if you wanted to sample it.
Sea of Trees (working title) is hopefully on track for release next year, as is Greatmask, the conclusion to The Bone Mask Trilogy. Everything else is on hold while I work on finishing up the titles above but soon I hope to post a Christmas post/comp/giveaway/thingy, so stay tuned!
If you're on Goodreads the Giveaway for The Fairy Wren has just gone live!
I've got two copies to send off when it closes in mid November, which is probably closer to the revised release date. I'll also be choosing a winner from the Newsletter entrants then, so stay tuned!
After quite some time procrastinating I’ve finally finished setting up a newsletter for my writing!
I’ve been meaning to do so for a while now and I’m pretty pleased with the idea, I think it’ll allow me to provide meatier updates due to its quarterly frequency, without taking the place of my blogs, twitter etc and also encourages me to axe my Facebook author page.
I’m using MailChimp and I plan to offer news, giveaways and occasional previews of upcoming releases (fiction & poetry) with the newsletter – in fact, if you sign up by mid-Oct you’re in the running to win a copy of The Fairy Wren (e or print) which I really hope people enjoy!
So, if you’re keen, you can sign up over here :)
Approximately a month until my next release is available, hopefully a bit less if I'm lucky and Lightning Source ship me a proof copy quicker than I've estimated!
The release of The Fairy Wren is giving me a bit more in the way of nerves than any of my poetry collections over the last six years or City of Masks earlier this year. And that's doubtless because I've been more involved with every step of production, from writing to typesetting, to direction of cover art, pricing etc, and while I've had combinations of some of these aspects under my control with most of my other releases, this remains different.
I'm the one with the final say and so I'm feeling a bit of pressure to make sure my instincts are actually on track. Of course, in Oct I hope to find out!
Scroll down over here to read a tiny bit about the (short) novel - more info to follow.
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Ashley Capes is an Australian writer of fiction, poetry and very occasional non-fiction.
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