Welp. There goes another publisher.
I just got some bad news. Ever After, the division of Diversion Books that had acquired the rights to bookstore distribution (and audio production!) of Daron's Guitar Chronicles, is cancelling all new acquisitions and going on auto-pilot. So they have cancelled the planned release of the new DGC book editions. *SIGH*
While this is crappy news, I suppose it's a blessing in disguise that they are reverting the entire catalog back to me instead of putting out a few of the books and then forcing me to pull it out again and re-brand the series for a third time...?
It's not the fault of the folks who work(ed) at Ever After. The editors and acquisitions folks have been great. But the industry as a whole is scrambling to figure out how to make money in an Amazon-dominated world.
It would have been great to have someone else working on publicizing, promoting, and selling DGC, reaching readers and markets that I can't. But if it's back to just me and who I can reach... well, that's how this project has been from the beginning. It's you and me, folks. :-)
With that in mind... I'm going to go ahead with the re-brand in 2019 anyway. And I'm going to start some word-of-mouth marketing efforts that you folks can help with and I'll try to make it worth your while. More on that after the holidays!
MEANWHILE, SWAG SALE:
I'm extending the T-shirt sale until the end of day Thursday, Dec 6th (meaning 11:59pm on Thursday). Buy any shirt from the existing inventory and I'll include a red "jumping Daron" notebook with the order.
Full inventory and shopping cart can be found here:
All swag sales count toward the tip jar! It's at $47 right now because of a couple of sales last week. 2-3 more orders would push it over the top and trigger a Saturday post. Just sayin'. :-)
If you missed the DGC 9th anniversary livestream, you can watch it on YouTube:
The full complement of anniversary posts, which include artwork and tidbits and liner notes from me:
- 978. Happy Anniversary, DGC!
- 979. DGC 9th Anniversary: Day 2
- 980. DGC Anniversary Day 3
- 981. DGC Anniversary Day 4
- 982. DGC Anniversary Day 5
- 984. DGC Anniversary Post 6
- 985. DGC Anniversary post 7
- 987. DGC Anniversary final post! Wrapping it up here!
And of course if you aren't caught up on recent chapters, here's what's been posted since my last Patreon update. Some bonus posts in there, too:
- 983. Other Voices
- 986. Mother's Little Helper
- 988. My Bloody Valentine
- 990. Through An Open Window
- 991. What Are We Going To Do
- 992. I Need You
- 993. The Righteous & The Wicked
- 994. Telephone Line
- 995. Mama, I'm Coming Home
Daron is going through a pretty rough time right now -- when isn't he? -- but exactly how rough remains to be seen. ;-)
See you in the comments, yeah?