For starters, from Friday to Sunday, the eBook of “Excelsior” will be on sale for just $1.99 on Amazon.com! The normal price is $4.99, so this is a discount of over 50%. If you’ve been curious about this story and character, this would be an ideal chance for you to give it a read. Or at least keep it in your TBR queue. (A special shout-out to all of my friends who participated in the Thunderclap campaign alerting people of this sale. Because of you, the social reach for this campaign has passed 220,000 people.)
Now, why did I ask my publisher to go with this date? Because everything is coming together for the audiobook of “Excelsior” to be released on Audible.com. It’s being uploaded as we speak, and if all goes well, it will be available for all of you, my friends! It’s just about seven hours long, and – as mentioned in my previous blog posts – is narrated by ME! Yes, put on your headphones, turn on your Audible app, and let me whisper sweet somethings into your ear… for seven hours… for about $20.
So the digital and audio versions are put in the spotlight, but what about the paperback? Well, I’m glad you asked. (I know, I asked, but just go with it.) If you’re keeping your eyes on Barnes & Noble, you may be aware of this weekend’s nationwide Teen B-Fest that introduces teens and children to the wonderful world of reading by heavily promoting young adult books. This Sunday, June 12, Rocking Horse Publishing will be very well represented at the West County Mall’s Barnes & Noble with a signing by RHP authors Debbie Manber Kupfer (“P.A.W.S.” and “Argentum”), Rebecca Jaycox (“The Other Inheritance”), and George Sirois (“Excelsior”). Our time starts at 12 noon and goes until 2pm. It’s going to be a blast, and if you’re in the St. Louis area, I can’t wait to see you guys.
As much fun as the two launches for “Excelsior” were in August 2010 (self-published 1st edition) and November 2013 (RHP re-release), this weekend looks like it’s going to eclipse both of those times combined. There’s a real high level of excitement going on, especially with the progress I’m making with “Ever Upward: Part Two of The Excelsior Journey.” (Oh yeah, that’s another fun thing to celebrate. I have been given a deadline by my publisher, and if I can stick to it and deliver the finished product in time, the book will be released before the end of this year.) So whether you’re in the St. Louis area or not, this weekend’s going to be really special and I’m so excited to see how it all unfolds. Hopefully you are too.