Friday Rant

Three days left on my 99cent Sale for Al Clark (Book One), and I’m unsure whether to be happy or sad. For this promotion I picked eight of the best promo sites other than Bookbub, and invested $225.00. So far, it looks as if I will break even and perhaps distribute 150 copies. Is it a success or failure? Hard to tell.

Marketing books in today’s climate can be daunting and frustrating. Every time I find something that works, the tactic does not last long. The only true constant seems to be having a lot of books, and devoting a lot of time to promotion. Unfortunately, promotion steals time from writing and makes it difficult to be prolific.

I am a retired electrician with a love for science fiction, that writes to supplement my income. My savings allow me a comforable life with few frills, so whatever extra income I can produce is helpful. When it comes to marketing my books, it’s necessary to have a posative outcome.

Promoting books for free is no longer worth bothering with, which leads to an ever growing marketing budget. A SciFi post on Bookbub is $750, and well worth it if you can get in. If handled properly, it is one of the few sites where you can be guaranteed to do better than break even. Even though the price is way above my budget, I submit as often as possible. To this point I have not been accepted–but I have hope.

Everything I have goes into my books. Because I won’t be able to leave my kids a large estate after my passing, the books will be my legacy. Thanks to all of you that support me, and Please don’t be afraid to leave a review or tell your friends. Every little bit helps immensely.

Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.com/Jonathan-G.-Meyer/e/B00OPEO91I

 

Al Clark-Earth Audiobook is Live!

The final installment to the Al Clark Series is now available in eBook, Paperback, and Audio formats, as is all the books in the Al Clark Series. If your preference is listening to your Science Fiction, now you can hear the complete series through Amazon, Audible, and iTunes.

Al Clark-Earth (Book Four)

Seventy-four years after leaving Earth, Al Clark returns home after an extended absence. His wife has passed away, the kids have moved on, and he has decided to leave the colony they founded to discover his forgotten past.

To make the journey easier he arranged to sleep during the journey. It was a good plan, only that is not what happens.

Narrated by the acclaimed John McLoughlin, this tale will explain everything you wanted to know concerning the man called Al Clark.

 

Rock Painting

My granddaughter is into rock painting, and is experimenting with paint markers. She’s a chip off the old block. These are mine. You can’t have them.

An Unreported Curiosity

I have an idea worth toying with. The image included with this post is a four inch Personal Quantum Transporter . When a certain button is pressed the top opens and four spheres rise from inside. Three smaller globes revolve around the larger central sphere exactly four times, and then the device closes.

Handed down for generations from father to son it is considered a grand curiosity and treasured.

My protagonist will discover if the right symbols are held while touching one of the smaller globes, he will be transported to another world. I believe one of those destinations will lead to a seemingly perfect world without strife and hardship.

However, things are never what they seem. Are they?

Chris’ Journal

Christopher Morris is a main character in my Al Clark Series. My current WIP is a short story depicting the journal he kept while alone and stranded on the Colonial Starship Excalibur.

He was ushered onto the ship at the last minute, and didn’t get the traditional tour awarded the other colonists before launch. The extent of his knowledge is what he can remember of the lottery brochures he saw before boarding, and the information gained from his mother who is somewhere aboard the starship.

When his Hiber-pod spits him out, he finds himself alone on an old and silent ship. Chris will spend almost a year trapped in the Habitat Ring of the massive vessel, with few clues about where the ship is or the fate of the people aboard. His search for an elusive key card is keeping him from entering the rest of the ship to get answers.

This drawing is from his journal. It is a means of relating his memory of the ship to his journal entries.

Al Clark-Earth (Book 4) LAUNCH

AL CLARK

EARTH

(Book Four)

 

The fourth book in the Al Clark series is Live on AMAZON in both eBook and Paperback. If you know Al’s story to this point, you will want to see how it ends. New characters along with fresh adventures depicting space travel problems and alien colonization will keep you at the edge of your seat.


Seventy four years after leaving Earth, Al Clark is returning home after an extended absence. His wife has passed away, the kids have moved on, and he has decided to leave the village they founded to research his forgotten past.
He was supposed to sleep through the journey – only that is not the way it works out.

AMAZON: http://bit.ly/AlClarkEarth

 

Al Clark-Earth (Book Four) Paperback

Another Milestone in Writing

I have received the proof copy of the fourth book in my AL CLARK Series and approved it for publication. That makes all four books in the series available in eBook or Paperback format, and I’m thoroughly pleased with myself.

This makes five books if you include my SciFi Adventure – VINCENT. All I need is another fifteen books to call myself an author 🙂

Cover by: Jonathan G. Meyer

If you like Science Fiction, check out my Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.com/Jonathan-G.-Meyer/e/B00OPEO91I

Alien Invasion

Life as we know it will change.

We don’t know when they are coming.

We don’t know if they are already here.

We don’t know where they will come from.

We don’t know if they come to conquer or save.

When they get here we will know.

(Cut-paper and markers-Reversed)

Al Clark-Earth (Book Four)

At last, the first draft of the newest addition to the Al Clark Series is complete. I struggled toward the end, but persevered. No good story will allow me to quit. Now begins the task of proofreading before sending it out to be edited. This is the fun part. The story is recorded. That is what counts.

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