From Shattered Stars is now fully available in both Kindle eBook and paperback formats! As well as buying outright or borrowing for Kindle, you can now purchase the paperback edition to line up with your other lovely paper copies.
This paperback is in the same format as the other current books, with one small new feature: some elements of the front cover wrap around onto the spine.
See the FSS page for links to your preferred Amazon site.
It has begun! The Kindle edition of From Shattered Stars is arriving now, for those lucky readers who live in Australia or use the Australian Kindle store. As midnight hits in the time zone for each regional Kindle storefront, the book will become available for download there. If you pre-ordered, and your device is connected, it will appear by fricking magic.
Three handy things to know:
The paperback edition is expected to land on the store and on Amazon before the end of June.
To make stock-keeping simpler and the accounts easier to work out, book signing is now a flat rate of £4 per copy.
Books in the store which previously offered 'signed' or 'unsigned' as an option no longer do, they're just the plain paperbacks. Signing is now an 'item' in its own right.
To get books signed you just add one signing item per book. If you're buying several books but don't want them all signed, you can put instructions in the 'notes to seller' field at the checkout (have faith: this box appears when you return from PayPal). Just say which books are to be signed and which are not.
The signing item now comes up as the first 'related product' on every book page, so it's easy to see.
The 'value packs' of paperback novels have been discontinued. The reason for this decision is that they do not sell, which means they unnecessarily added several pages of maintenance and update tasks.
In addition to the previous simplification of shipping, the higher shipping rates for posters have now been scrapped. Everything will now be shipped at the same rate, governed by weight, whether the order contains paperback books or posters.
It does cost about £2.00 GBP more to mail a poster tube than a box of books, but Armada Wars is going to pay that difference.
However, since posters do require different packaging, please continue to order posters separately from other products wherever possible!
The following price reductions have been made to the store, with immediate effect:
The official store is now far and away the cheapest place to buy the paperbacks new!
In the run-up to the delayed release of From Shattered Stars, many of you will no doubt be planning to re-read the first three books of the series. If you're reading on Kindle, or using the Kindle app on another device, then before you start you may wish to update to the latest versions.
Steal from the Devil and List of the Dead have only minor changes, however The Ravening Deep has some corrections which put right a very silly mistake that slipped into the battle for Ramm Stallahad.
During that fight, Admiral Betombe and his task force use their wormhole generators in a novel way, with the intention of making life difficult for the intruding Shaeld Hrathan fleet. The problem is... the way I originally wrote that scene, interdiction had already begun throughout the system. So all of the admiral's ships' GNGs should have stalled.
That sequence has now been fixed, and a number of other minor edits have been made to clarify sentences and paragraphs. The Books 1–3 Omnibus gets the same improvements, of course, as do the paperback versions. All volumes have also had their back matter updated to reflect the delayed release of FSS.
If you are uncertain about how to download the updated eBooks to your device, please refer to the final section of the FAQ page.
All the updates are now available for existing customers. You will know if you have the latest versions by checking the back matter — the release date given for From Shattered Stars will have changed to 2017.
Good news for UK customers... the shipping charges for the official store have now been simplified, with lower prices across the board.
For example, you can now get up to 2kg of books delivered for just £2.95.
You can see the full list of shipping charges on the shipping information page.
We're now once more super-stocked with paperback books. All the purchasing options have been filled, and there are even a few more signed copies you can snag before the series gets incredibly, ridiculously famous.
So check out our paperbacks on the official store. You can buy signed or unsigned versions of Steal from the Devil, List of the Dead, and The Ravening Deep.
Armada Wars is now signed up to the PayPal Here programme, which also means it is now a PayPal Check-In location.
What does this mean for you the customer/fan? RCV will start to promote the Armadaverse in the real world in 2017, so you'll be able to get paperback books, posters, or other paraphernalia signed right in front of you. This site and the official Facebook page will pre-announce all appearances.
Thanks to the little guy shown in the image, payments can now be made in person by swiping a card, chip and pin, contactless, Apple Pay, cash/cheque, and of course PayPal transfer.
If you're a fellow indie author, or a small/home business owner, I recommend taking a look at PayPal Here.
The card reader works in conjunction with the PayPal Here app, which lets businesses put together a product catalogue. It allows product options, tipping, tax calculation, Check In, and email or print receipts, plus it can integrate with the Constant Contact service so that customers can be added to your CC mailing list (if they so desire).