Happy Monday everyone!
I hope you enjoyed your weekend and this is another fun week of Dreamland. I hope you enjoy.
If you haven’t scrolled down to the other blog posts. I received an adorable painting from Sarah Ellerton (Inverloch and Phoenix Requiem) today for the IDW cover.
Please scroll down and check it out.
I’m leaving the “Books are in the Book Stores” post for another couple days. Because it’s so important.
Again. Please go to your local book store. Wherever you are in the world. And order the books. Any book store should be able to get it. We really need your support.
THE BOOKS ARE IN THE STORES!!!!
Ok guys. I’ve been talking about this for almost 3 years now. Some of you were around when I got my first rejection from the retailers who wouldn’t pick up Dreamland.
So I published the books and sold them myself off the site. And you guys supported me.
But a good deal of you waited for the books to hit stores. You wanted to purchase from Barnes and Noble, Borders, or any of your favorite book retail chains.
Well…as of today…I have not one…but TWO books out in stores.
The Dreamland Chronicles Book One!
Dreamland Book One is 300 pages. The first 4 chapters. A LOT of book.
Behind the scenes, Extra Covers, a Map, and more.
Ed’s Terrestrials is a funny graphic novel for kids 5-10 about 3 aliens who crash into a boy named Ed’s treehouse and befriend him.
Both books are available.
Now…here’s what I need ALL of you to do.
1) If you are one of the readers who wanted to buy Dreamland at the store. Please go to your local book retailer and ask them to get one for you (unless they have on in stock).
2) If you ALREADY have the book…please STILL ask your store to bring one in. Even if you don’t buy it…it’ll be at your local store for someone else to get.
3) Tell your friends and family. Word of mouth is HUGE.
For the last 7 years I’ve been working on Dreamland to get it to where we are today. I have at least 3 more years to go.
As most of you know…I’ve put tens of thousands of dollars into the production of this series and this is my full time job.
These books CAN be a big support of keeping this my full time job. And allowing me to finish this series. So even if you’re broke you can still help by getting a friend or family member to pick up the book. It’s not much to ask…and you get a lot of book for the price.
You all know I don’t like asking for much. I don’t have a donation button. I don’t cry poverty. I don’t make excuses and miss updates.
I try to be very professional.
So you know even asking you all for this is a bit uncomfortable. I don’t want anyone to feel pressured.
But I need to prove to the Barnes and Nobles, the Borders, and all of the retailers that we DO have a place in the book stores. And I can’t do this alone.
So if you have time this week. And feel so inclined. Please go and help us out. We’d really appreciate it.
Thank you all. We wouldn’t be here without you. At page 752. Over half way through this epic adventure.
You give me daily inspiration and courage to keep doing Dreamland. You guys are the best.
Hope you enjoy today’s page. And thank you for being on this journey with me and my family.