Wednesday, April 18, 2012

"P" is for Provex City is Finally Available in Paperback!

I've been waiting a long time for this. Many weeks, two proofs, and about 50 corrections later, and Provex City now has a physical book form. It is exclusively on Amazon, not yet linked up with the ebook...but it'll get there. Below I've posted the original sketch for the cover, which I liked a lot, but nothing compared to how blown away I was with the final product. I just wish I could get this artist to do the rest of my covers...but I won't get into that.


I won't ramble on too much about Provex City because I've discussed it in detail in earlier posts and there is a dedicated menu above on this blog, but I couldn't do another "P" post. Forgive me. For anyone not familiar, Provex City is my first novel, young adult fantasy, which I released only about a month ago in ebook format on Amazon. It is the first book in The Lorne Family Vault Series and a project I had been working on for almost three years. It was a hard decision to one day stop querying agents and commit to self-publishing. I was tired of waiting and wanted to continue telling my story. Now, I'm about 80% into my first draft of Book 2, writing before work and on my lunch breaks. My goal is to have it out by this fall.

I was so excited when the ebook came out, but the paperback makes it feel more real somehow. Holding a book with my name on it feels like victory and I know I want to keep writing for the rest of my life. No matter what I write in the future, Provex City will always be exceptionally special to me. It helps me believe anything is possible. Thanks, Mr. Gordon.

14 comments:

  1. Congratulations! Provew city deserved a print version ^^

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  2. This is awesome!!! Congratulations, and I wish you much success with the book and the ongoing series. It sounds excellent and I am putting Provex on my to-read list for sure.

    Congratulations again, just because it can't be said too many times. :)

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  3. Ooh, I'm so excited for you. Congrats! It's hard work for sure. I'm tweeting about it now. :)

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  4. Congratulations!
    That reminds me I need to get the eBook version. Is it available in the iBookstore as well?

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    1. It's still exclusive with Amazon. But there's an iPad app (or one for whatever you're using). If you're interested I can email you the kindle file for free. I'll download your first book tonight and start it as soon as I finish Prison Nation.

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  5. I know the feeling Michael, when my 2 books was actually in my hands after all the processes it has to go through. When my second book was published seeing Alex's name on the blurb was a great thrill for me. I too am on Amazon both .com and .co.uk

    Good luck you deserve it.
    Yvonne.

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    1. Thanks Yvonne! I will check out your books. :-)

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  6. Congrats! What a big step for you - way to go! I like the cover.

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  7. This is truly awesome. Congratulations to having a real, tangible copy of your work!

    -Barb the French Bean

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