Giveaway Success and Beta News

Hey, readers. A couple quick updates for you:

This weekend I gave away over a hundred copies of This Mortal Coil to readers in the US, UK, Canada, Germany, Italy, Australia, and Brazil! How cool is that?! I love giving away books, and I love hearing from readers, so if you happen to be one of the people who claimed a free copy, don’t hesitate to drop me a line and let me know.

Also, in other news, The Lazarus Particle is now in the hands of my beta readers. I’ve assembled a crack team of awesome author friends to give me their eyes and honest critiques, and I’m excited and anxious to hear what they have to say. What this means for you is that we’re one step closer to hitting my tentative mid-June publishing target. Soon, readers, soon!

Until then.

Free Weekend!

Once again, sorry for the lack of updates lately, everyone. Busy week, day job, and so on and so forth.

I know. Excuses, excuses.

So, to make it up to you, why don’t you have a copy of This Mortal Coil for free? Starting today and running until Sunday, you can DL my original novella for the cool price of not-a-damn-thing.

I’ll have some more news soon, but for now, it’s all about giving you beautiful people something free to read this weekend. Just follow the lead banner up above or click here to start reading in under a minute.

WOOL, Gathered; Site Updates; and more!

Hey, all! Sorry for the lack of updates lately, but it’s been a busy week and a half.

First and foremost, a huge thanks to everyone who purchased a copy of the WOOL Gathering anthology. With your help, we reached #3 on two of Amazon.com’s Top 100 lists: Science Fiction Anthologies and Science Fiction Anthologies & Short Stories! It was an amazing debut, one none of us was quite prepared for, and after a week and a half we’re still going strong. Even better, the majority of the proceeds are going to the National Novel Writing Month Youth Fund! Hooray for charity and future independent authors!

Second, if you’re a regular or even semi-regular to my site, you’ve probably noticed that we (read: me) here at loganthomassnyder.com have undergone a pretty significant facelift. It’s far from complete, but it lays a more dynamic foundation for the launch of The Lazarus Particle later this year.

Speaking of The Lazarus Particle, I’m officially halfway through the beta edit of the manuscript. This means that very soon now it’s going to be in the hands of beta readers, which means that from there it (hopefully) won’t be too long before it’s in yours! I’m really excited for that moment, so with that I’m going to break out the red pen and do some editing.

Take it easy, everybody! Be good to each other!

Gather Ye WOOL!

Yesterday I promised a big announcement, so here it is:

As of late last night, the WOOL Gathering anthology is LIVE on Amazon.com! Click here or follow the link in the sidebar to buy this incredible collaboration now.

Even better, we can now officially announce that the clear majority of proceeds from this anthology will benefit National Novel Writing Month. So, not only are you getting as many as nine new stories for under $3, not only are you supporting independent authors now, you’re also supporting future authors for years to come. There’s literally no downside here! What are you waiting for?!

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Menu Updates

Hey, all. This is more of a nuts-and-bolts update than anything else, mostly regarding the menu. Regular visitors will notice I swapped some things out and have made the titles of my books prominent features in the menu. The most important addition to this part of the menu is permanent excerpts of each, including the first three chapters (7500+ words!) of The Disappeared (A Silo Story). So if you’re new here and wondering what I’m all about, you’ve come to the right place. For everyone else, this isn’t quite the end of the updates, but it’s as much as I can manage in one day juggling the site, the day job, and writing. Look for more soon!

The Blurb is the Word

Remember when I said a few posts back that as soon as I knew anything worth passing on about the upcoming WOOL Gathering anthology I would let you know ASAP? Well, here’s something definitely worth passing on: the anthology now has an official blurb. How did I happen to come by this news, you might be wondering? Why, because I’m the one who wrote it! Without further ado, here it is:

Long after the dust has settled and the survivors of the Silo Saga have gone to seed, Hugh Howey’s bestselling WOOL trilogy continues to captivate readers worldwide. The power of Hugh’s story is underscored all the more by the number of authors who have embraced the invitation to tell their own stories in his ever-expanding world. The first of its kind, this gathering brings together nine of the Silo Saga’s most acclaimed authors to further expand upon the groundbreaking world first laid forth in WOOL, SHIFT, and DUST. From the power struggles of the Up Top to the darkest depths of the mines and everything in between, this anthology promises something for everyone bold enough to venture another journey deep below the surface of the best and worst humanity has to offer. 

And there you have it. We’re in the home stretch now, folks. Hopefully the next big news I can pass along is the release date. Until then, fingers crossed!

Counting Down

Hey everybody! I know it’s been a while since I last checked in, but I’ve been hard at work the last few weeks getting the final draft of This Mortal Coil ready for you. And now that it is, I can say with confidence that it will be out and available for download this very weekend! Whoo! I can’t tell you how excited I am to put this out there, especially after the early positive feedback it’s been getting.

In other news, the WOOL Gathering anthology is moving along nicely. Still no official date for when to expect it, but it shouldn’t be long now!

I’m also practically bursting to announce that I’m working on a new franchise series of paranormal noir novels set in 1940′s Miami. I’d love to say more, but I’m still in that nebulous developmental stage where things change quickly and without warning. Suffice it to say, I have the seeds of ideas for five books in this series already, which I think can safely be considered the real deal as far as that goes.

And that’s it for now! Check back over the next few days for updates on the publication of This Mortal Coil and a few other things that, for now, shall go unnamed. Until then!

It’s That Time Again!

What time would that be, you’re no doubt wondering? Why, Awesome Cover Reveal Time, of course! Check out this cover by the incredibly talented Jason Gurley for the upcoming WOOL Gathering anthology:

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POW! How amazing is that cover? Hell, how amazing is that line-up? David Adams, Ann Christy, WJ Davies, Carol Davis, Lyndon Perry, Thomas Robins, Fredric Shernoff, Will Swardstrom and, of course, yours truly all in one volume! Oh, and let’s not forget about that last little line at the bottom. All in all, this is shaping up to be one—wait for it—amazing anthology. There’s no official release date yet, but trust me, as soon as I know something, you will, too. Until then, readers!

Get on the (Omni)bus!

At long last, the omnibus edition of The Disappeared (A Silo Story) is here and LIVE on Amazon.com! Just check the sidebar to the right and follow the appropriate link!

For those of you who bought the series in parts, I don’t expect you to buy it again just to read the 2500+ word excerpt of my original novella This Mortal Coil (though you’re more than welcome to if you’d like!), so just click this link and you’ll be good to go!

And once again, thanks to all of you. A good story is nothing without great readers, and you all are the best.