Saturday, January 28, 2012

The Book Is Out . . . FINALLY!

The Galactic Mage - by John Daulton
The book is out. I'm very excited. And, so I don't forget, or in case you aren't going to read all the way down (which will be sad, because there's an awesome video down below), I'm moving this blog over to my website now since it's all up and running nicely now. Here's the link:

So, if you'd like to continue following along on the journey that started a really long time ago it seems, but actually less than a year ago, then you'll want to hop over there and bookmark the site. That link I just gave takes you to the actual novel page, but you can jump to the blog page if you prefer.

Okay, enough of the business stuff. Here's what's happening so far.

Sales are going awesome here in the first two weeks since release, and The Galactic Mage is getting rockin' good reviews on Amazon so far as well. If you haven't checked out the site or the book, or even the killer video trailer for the book, you should. The video is fine entertainment all by itself. You can see it below.

The novel is available on in paperback and in Kindle e-book format, and it is also available for Nook on the Barnes and Noble website.  Have a look, enjoy, and hopefully I'll see you on my website or on Facebook (

Anyway, without further adieu, here's the video trailer. Turn up your speakers and enjoy:

See, that was fun, wasn't it?

Grab a copy and enjoy it, and stay tuned for the second book in the series, The Rift in the Races, coming soon (possibly November, but at least by this time next year). I'm hoping that Cris Ortega will once again grace my book cover with artwork, and, if sales keep going and I can afford another video, I'll certainly go that route again too. Oh, and keep an eye out for a novella I've got coming out very shortly too. It's called "Auction Yard." It's not science fiction or fantasy, it's a contemporary fiction piece, but if you like good moral tales, you'll enjoy this short, touching read.

Thank you to everyone who followed along on this blog. I'll see you on the other site.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Day 291: Coming January 15, FINALLY

To put it short and sweet, it's done. January 15th is the magic day. On Monday, I'll push the last button and—according to what article, FAQ, or email response I choose to believe—it will be live within 3 to 7 days. So, there you have it.

I can't wait.

I really want to put up the video that Mike at made for me—it's a book trailer that I am freaking so stoked about—but I am going to hold off. I want to have a grand release in the style of a royal coronation or something, not a trickle out style one. I suppose releasing it early would provide some early energy for the project, but, I'm holding off in favor of letting any emotional boost the video gives people serve as the impetus to actually buy the book.

So, for those who are curious, since I get asked this regularly, the book will be available in paperback and e-book formats. Paperback and Kindle e-book will be available at, and the Nook version of the e-book will be available from the Barnes & Noble site.

I know a handful of people will recall way back when this was getting started, there were also some conversations about pricing, and how I could sell paperbacks through my website on the "e-store," and if I did that, I was going to make $3 more personally than if I sell it through Well, that's still true. However, I need 1000 Amazon sales and at least 50 Amazon reviews as soon as possible, so, I'm not going to promote selling it that way. My website has it set up so people can buy direct, and anyone who stumbles across that mechanism for buying it can get it like that, but I expect most people would rather use an account they already have set up at Amazon anyway. The e-store doesn't use existing Amazon accounts as I understand it, so, as a marketer, I know that having the least number of steps between creating a desire for a product and facilitating purchase is best.

So that's the news. January 15. Keep an eye out here, on Facebook, or on my site