2019 is off to a great start!
So many great things have happened already this year, and we are only 25 days in!
Late last year a contract was signed with publisher WF Howe to produce Audiobooks for books 1, 2, and 3 of the Heir to the Crown series. This week we picked out a narrator (announcement coming soon), and now the covers are being designed.
Three days ago, the Shadow of the Crown eBook released, with stellar reviews. The print version is created, and the author proofs are on their way, so hopefully, it will be available for ordering before February 12th. This is the fastest we have ever had a print book ready.
Next, a digital boxset of books 1, 2, and 2.5, entitled Heir to the Crown: The Beginning will be released on February 26, 2019. It will be going up for pre-order in the next couple of days! Sorry, Carol has been a bit busy with the release of Shadow of the Crown.
The artwork for Fate of the Crown is with our graphic designer and will be ready late next week. This will be the first book that launches both digital and paperback versions on the same day!
Also, all the books in the series are going to be released in both Hardcover and Large Print Paperback by the end of February. Both Carol and our Graphic Designer are going to be busy!
Even with all this going on, I have managed to write nearly 20,000 words for Fate of the Crown, which is due out in May. The reader team is already chomping at the bit to dig and do their part. Carol let me know today that the first chapters will be sent to the Beta team early February.
And if that doesn't sound like a lot, there is a special project that will be released in late March or early April, but you have to receive my newsletter to find out all the details!
Phew, I need to get back to writing! Have a great day!
Soundtrack to Heir to the Crown!
Some days I sit and dream of possibilities, one of which is my first series, Heir to the Crown, being made into a TV series or a movie. The thought of sitting in a dark theatre, waiting for the opening scenes to burst onto the screen while epic music plays in the background is something I would love to experience.
Late last year when I was approached by a film composer, Will Musser, who was interested in composing a customized soundtrack for the series, I have to admit that it was a bit of my dream come true. There isn't yet an Heir to the Crown movie or TV show, but that doesn't mean there can't be a soundtrack!
Yes, just like you, at first I thought it was just a scam, but after some due diligence, it became apparent that Will is a great composer, and has done some amazing work for TV, Film and other authors.
Long story short, he worked his magic and created a great piece of music that does a fantastic job of representing both the action and the heart of the series
Check out Will's website here: Will Mercer, Composer
And now I wait....
Paul Bennett, Writer of Epic Fantasy Adventures.