I might be bloodied but I am certainly not down and out…in fact my resolve and ambition to make it in the world of writing and publishing is even greater now than it was when I signed my first contract for Blood Moon over Africa.
Life is really funny, and what I have done is step back…take a long hard look at how the last year and a half has gone and realized that some people are equipped to deal with an author who is breaking through the ice barrier, an author who gets five star ratings and awesome reviews and some are not geared up to take on that kind of responsibility no matter how well they treat you…the work load is just too much and what happens…the author suffers in the end and is left hanging not knowing how or what his or her books are doing out there.
A simple sales report would do the trick…it keeps the author in the loop which is where he or she belongs…after all it is their work.
Funny thing, books…they cost to be translated into another language…and I’m sure that before a publisher takes that plunge they make sure the author is selling…or else they are taking a huge risk or know something the author is not aware of.
Just to put it out there…I have no hard feelings towards the publishers, after all they are only human, and humans also make mistakes…I wish them all the best for 2017 as well as all the wonderful authors they represent and staff…you were all really great to be a part of…Thank You.
Anyway the purpose of this blog is to let you all know that although I have had no communication from my publisher since the 27 September 2016 regarding my status or position with them I have been informed by the awesome Readers Gazette on Twitter that it would seem as if all my published books have been withdrawn from Amazon, Smashwords etc etc…but not to worry dear readers and supporters, plus all of you who love Piet van Zyl…there are four novels that are unpublished plus my latest one is almost ready to be sent off for proof reading to France…so there is plenty still to come.
The titles never published are as follows.
Man in the Shadows…a stand alone
Whispers in the Wind….Piet van Zyl Adventure
Shadow of the Leopard….Piet van Zyl Adventure
Silent Hunter….Piet van Zyl Adventure
Still to come…Fangs of Fury…a stand alone
Anyway you take care out there and thanks for joining me. Remember…you never know what is watching from the shadows.
Never give up on your dreams…reach for the stars but keep you feet on the ground…dreams do come true…watch this space.
God Bless you all.