Independent writing is not particularly profitable, and it takes a great deal of time. If you want to help guarantee the future of this series, and ensure that books keep coming according to the great big game plan, there are some ridiculously powerful things you can do:
As you probably know this whole series is produced independently, without any backing from a publisher, agent, or marketing firm. It relies mostly on your word of mouth to generate interest amongst potential new readers! You are the best chance it has of continuing and growing.
In the same way that Limewire and other services used to be full of fake files, back in the days when broadband and peer-to-peer sharing first appeared, the modern web is full of honeypots which are intended to excite you, seduce you, and then exploit you.
This happens because pirates are not fun. Viewed from any angle, they are c**ts.
Here is the cultural idea of a fun pirate.
He does look fun, doesn't he? He sails the high seas looking for adventure, for no particular reason, and his income is derived from the chance discovery of gold doubloons which were left laying about the place in wooden chests, presumably by his forebears.
At some point he probably helped some unstuck-in-time children to find their lost dog Max.
He's a terrific guy. Shame he's an utter fiction.
Read on to find out more.
The Goodreads giveaway of paperback copies of Steal from the Devil attracted interest from 169 people during its one-week run, and ended a couple of days ago. The winners were selected at random by the site.
Congratulations are in order for Kylie, Sheila, Jessica, Marie, and Jill, who all win signed copies of the book! Your prizes will be posted tomorrow and with you in the next couple of days. Hope you enjoy them!
Those of you who like to collect signed books might be interested to know that there will soon be a giveaway of signed copies of Steal from the Devil. The giveaway will be running on Goodreads, and you can enter between 7th and 14th of August 2016. All you have to do is click "Enter Giveaway"!
There are just five copies up for grabs, of ISBN 1505412854. Apologies, but this giveaway is restricted to residents of the UK, Ireland, Jersey, Guernsey, and the Isle of Man.
This giveaway has now ended.
Exclusive to ArmadaWars.com, in this final month before the release of The Ravening Deep, the title of the fourth major volume in the current series has now been confirmed as From Shattered Stars.
Just as The Ravening Deep has two companion episodes coming, the fourth instalment will also be followed by two linked novellas. These will be:
All of those titles are listed on Goodreads, for those who wish to add them to their reading lists. They've also been added to our own books page.