Release Day, Part 2: Now on iBooks

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Someone to Remember Me is now available for sale on the iBooks Store for $2.99

With the unexpected delay, the iBooks version is arriving 11 days after the Nook and Kindle counterparts, but hotly anticipated nonetheless.

You can purchase it via the iBooks app on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch by hitting the search button and typing in Someone to Remember Me or Brendan Mancilla.

Since it is not yet appearing in iTunes Preview via Google, that’s the only way to get the job done until get I back to my computer and copy the book store link from iTunes onto all of the pages here. (Expect an update to this post later today!)

I have to thank everyone who waited so patiently, and badgered me so relentlessly, for the release of the iBooks version of Someone to Remember Me. In an odd way, Valentine’s Day seem as fitting a formal release date as any (especially if you’ve gotten through the Kindle or Nook versions) for various plot related reasons.

Meanwhile, I’m off to blow up Facebook, Twitter, and instagram with shameless piles of self-promotion. If you’re interested in purchasing the book on Kindle or Nook please click here.

Thank you all and I hope this book doesn’t disappoint!

Brendan

Release Day, Part 1

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Someone to Remember Me is now available for sale on Amazon’s Kindle and Barnes & Noble’s Nook.

For unspecified reasons, the iBooks version is currently unavailable. When the issue resolves, it will be announced accordingly.

If you own a Kindle or Nook, thank you and happy reading!

The Last Day

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It’s hard to not feel sentimental on a day like today. I thought for a while that this day wouldn’t actually arrive. In my head I often drudged up excuses about how or why publishing this novel might not happen.

Even today I’ve been waffling on last minute details: do I change that title name? Does the table of contents look okay? Are there anymore goddamned typos? Working on this book for so long had me identifying a crucial piece of my personality with it. I’m terrified that people will hate it while equally ecstatic to meet anyone who loves it. This book was a labor of love, one that I’ll cherish forever.

Seven, Eight, Ninety-Nine, Null, and Twenty have waited patiently for two and a half years to get out of my head and explore the world. And if those numbers sound like the combination to a safe, they’re actually the names of the characters who will occupy your time with Someone to Remember Me.

Coincidentally, I was watching an interview with Chinua Achebe (a writer with skill on a level I’ll never come close to), whose sentiments are very much my own. He said that remembrance is key to survival and moving forward. I couldn’t agree more. While I’m saddened that I won’t be slaving away over this book (except for, God forbid, typo corrections) I am happy to move onto the other projects that had been ignored for the past five months.

Kindle, Nook, and iBooks have each been sent the finalized ePub file. By this time tomorrow, Someone to Remember Me will be available for download, let loose at last.

Glad for what’s finished, I can’t wait for what’s next.

– Brendan

Getting Started: The Process

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One of the major “points” of creating this website is to educate and empower languishing writers that publication takes many forms in the digital age. Chief amongst these new forms is the ebook. On the market right now are competing devices that enable readers to buy, download, and read books. This presents interactivity and immediacy that the market has otherwise never seen before.

A great debate about physical books versus their electronic counterparts elicits a variety of responses from readers. For the sake of my sanity, I’m going to assume that you’ve come to the decision to launch your book electronically. This is a good idea, as it was only a few months ago that electronic books actually started outselling physical books! Whatever your motivations may be, an enormous demand for material has been unleashed by the advent of ebooks and their reading devices. Continue reading