As the big day approaches for the launch of Hunters, let’s take a look at the news…
Depending on when you read this post, there may be a countdown just above this text box. That’s just how close I am to the launch of Hunters.
That countdown is taking us to MARCH 17th 2021.
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At this point I’ve now had all of the proofs back from both Amazon and Ingram Spark, complete with the new tweaked cover art from Marlena. (If you look closely at it, you’ll see Gayle’s face and hair on the front cover have fettled a little. Marlena wasn’t totally happy with her art, and wanted to tweak it a bit. Who was I to object! It also got widened for the Hardback dust jacket!)
The PRE-ORDER for the ebook is live. Follow this link if you want to go grab it…
By the way, Amazon…I have a bone to pick with you.
When I go to your website and search for myself and my book by typing ‘Jon Ford Hunters‘, why do you insist that I’m mistaken and spellcorrect my name to ‘John Ford Hunters‘?
It’s really fucking annoying!
So, for any of you searching for me on there, you’ll find me if you then click on the link and FORCE it to search for me properly.
Of course, if it’s post 17th March, then that link will be live for you to buy the eBook or the physical manifestation of it. Exciting times!
By the way…for those of you who read this carefully, there will be a soft launch for the book a few days before. So the paperback MIGHT just be available before the 17th!
The reason for this is that when you commit to publish the book on Amazon, it can take up to 72 hours to put the sale live. So if I hit that button on the 17th, chances are you can’t actually buy the Paperback till the 20th. BAH!
Hence, I’m planning to do a sneaky soft launch somewhere around the 14th or so in order to have the book ACTUALLY available to order on the 17th.
We found this little snippet of information when NT Anderson launched her debut book, ‘Acts of Closure‘. (Which you should all go and buy, by the way! – Linky!)
*shrugs* The more you know!
Not a huge amount to report on the B2E front.
The book is still in it’s edit phase with Nikki working her way through it in her own time, which I’m VERY grateful for because she’s also up to her ears in writing her second book, ‘Acts of Confession’ PLUS dealing with the post launch business from her first book.
Her time is precious!
But that’s fine, because we have plenty of time for B2E to get sorted ready for (hopefully) an autumn 2021 release.
We have a graph!
As you can see, almost a quarter of Tooth & Claw is now written in a very early stage. Some of those early chapters are in a first draft state, some are still need a little finishing off to get them there.
But, I have over 30k words already and I’m really liking what I’ve got so far.
T&C is shaping up to be a pretty action packed rollercoaster of a book. It follows on from the events of B2E (well duh, Jon!) and has a few surprises in store for the reader which will set up Book 4 really nicely.
Everything is proceding according to my plan… Mwahahahahaha!
I’ve also already submitted my commissions form in to Marlena for the cover for this one, and I’m intrigued to see what she pulls out of her back of tricks this time!
In other news…
I touched base with Kayla Hicks this week and there’s an interview with her (the blog post immediately before this one!). If you haven’t read it, please go and take a look.
Her new book, ‘The Backup Superhero‘ is out on the 5th March, and is a wonderful little novella.
I also did a little ARC reading for Anna Mocikat for her new book ‘Behind Blue Eyes: Fallen Angels‘. Now, ARC reading for this meant me quickly reading it’s predecessor ‘Behind Blue Eyes‘, and I gotta tell you… I was hooked.
I have an interview coming up in a couple of weeks with Anna, so stay tuned for that. Her book launch is March 25th, a week after Hunters.
And finally, I mentioned it earlier, but my fantastic editor and partner-in-writing-crime NT Anderson release her book a couple of weeks ago. It’s an erotic-romance called ‘Acts of Closure‘ and I urge you to go buy it. It’s a great book!
(Plus, I need to keep her happy so she’ll keep editing B2E for me! Come on everyone! Help a guy out here! LOL)
I urge all of you who read this to go and support out Indie Authors. You won’t regret it. 🙂
Last, but by no means least…
I did a podcast interview with the guys from ‘The Tiny Book Case‘ this past week and it was a blast! I’m not sure exactly when the show is going out, and I’m pretty sure I was awful on it. LOL
The show is hosted by Ben and Nico, and every podcast they interview an author, giving him/her/they a prompt to write a short story. Mine was ‘My Collection‘.
Gotta say…these guys should be writing huge books themselves as their imaginations are wonderful! Definitely worth a listen. Last week they had Tom Marlowe, and I know that a future podcast will have the aforementioned Anna Mocikat on it too!
But, if you fancy hearing my dulcet tones AND a special Easter Egg from Hunters, then stay tuned and I’ll let you know when to tune in!
That’s all for this week. Until next time folks…
Love & Books