Things are already coming together for Martinus Publishing, and I'm pleased to announce that The Curse of Selwood will be released in January 2013. The specific date is not yet decided, though it will undoubtedly be before that month is over. I have the manuscript already formatted for the printers, and thanks to Hall Brothers Entertainment, I have the cover!
Without further delay, here is the fantastic front cover to The Curse of Selwood:
As you can see, we settled on a format that remains similar to the first book in the series, and I'm hoping to carry this theme on to the third book in the series when it's time for that to be released. In addition to the exceptional story, the book will also contain a bonus extra; a rare look into the creative process and how we (the Hall Brothers and myself) decided upon this design over other possibilities.
With everything set into motion, it's time to give everyone the chance to reserve their copies. Yes, I'm offering a pre-order special for my loyal readers. For the discounted price of $11.00, you can reserve yourself a signed copy of this book, but that's not all. The first 13 pre-orders will receive one of the famed Lucky Thirteen numbered editions.
Also, anyone who pre-orders (not just the first 13) will receive an extra bonus while supplies last. When I was writing The Curse of Selwood, there were times where I let the keyboard remain silent and took to pen and paper. I have dozens of pages of hand-written notes and story, and each person who is kind enough to order their print copy early will also receive one of these pages, penned by yours truly! You never know; it may be worth something someday. At the very least, you'll get a fascinating look into my rough draft, assuming you can decipher my handwriting.
The pre-order price includes shipping to the USA. Foreign sales will cost more, and therefore require a postage fee, but I'll do what I can to keep it as affordable as possible, and I will ship worldwide.