Al Clark (Book One) is now FREE!

The first book in my AL CLARK Series is currently FREE. As I learn more about promoting books on a budget, trying different tactics and ways to promote seems to be inevitable. It appears exposure to new readers is a key facet to success. If I can get people to read book one, they usually purchase other books in the series.

All my books have four stars or better on Amazon. Goodreads reviews are similar.

Another experiment in marketing I am trying is to make Al Clark, along with all my books, available on most popular retail book distributors.

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00NMWRTNY

Barnes and Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/al-clark-mr-jonathan-g-meyer/1120433100

Apple Books: https://books.apple.com/us/book/id1320713232 Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/al-clark

Wally (Updated)

This is the updated version of the drawing now included in my prequel to the AL CLARK Series. Best of all? The short story is FREE!

If you like good ‘Old-Fashioned’ Sci-Fi Adventure–something without a lot of war, politics or sex, you might like this series. Available in (eBook-Paperback-Audiobook)

FREE – Al Clark-Christopher’s Journal: https://bit.ly/AlClark0

When you are trapped and alone, it helps to have a friend.

*The AL CLARK Series*

Al Clark (Book One): https://bit.ly/AlClark1

Al Clark-Avalon (Book Two): https://bit.ly/AlClark2

Al Clark-Thera (Book Three): https://bit.ly/AlClark3

Al Clark-Earth (Book Four): https://bit.ly/AlClark4

Re-envisioning Christophers Journal

How do you make a story about a young man trapped on a deserted starship interesting? Whatever it takes.

I have given away hundreds of copies of this short story and received two reviews. So I asked myself why. I did everything I could to make the story hold a reader’s attention and still it appears I failed. My sister, who is an established author, read the story. She told me it was boring.

When there is one MC, and a ship, it’s difficult to make the tale memorable, so I did the only thing I could think of. Added another character. Have you ever tried to weave another character into an established book series? I have. It’s hurts the brain.

Completely revised, I am confident this story is a compelling prelude to the Al Clark Series. Included are four drawings to use as reference while reading the series.

Best of all, Al Clark-Christopher’s Journal is FREE almost everywhere!

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07THH7NCM

Apple iBooks: https://books.apple.com/us/book/id1472097476

Barnes & Noble (Nook): https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/al-clark-christophers-journal-jonathan-g-meyer/1132421441

Prolific Works-Discover New Science Fiction Giveaway: https://claims.prolificworks.com/free/Pvsv87CCDVBJqn68zdQs

Prolific Works-The biggest Christmas Giveaway Ever (Begins Dec. 18th): https://claims.prolificworks.com/free/8b93IQUKBsteIRP0jdeq

Please spread the word!

Vincent – New AudioBook Release

My newest audiobook is finally available. This makes Five. If you like listening to your SciFi, this is your opportunity to hear an Old-Fashioned Science Fiction Adventure.

He is not your everyday hero.

VINCENT by Jonathan G. Meyer – Narrated by John McLoughlin

Jim Thompson is having a bad year.

Last year, he celebrated his twenty-fifth wedding anniversary, had a good job he liked, and a home for retirement he built himself.

This year, at fifty-four years of age; he is divorced, unemployed, and homeless.

Luckily, his fortune is about to make a radical change.

Enter Vincent, an extraterrestrial visitor with a crucial mission to save both our world and his, and a lesson on just how small Jim’s place in the universe is.

To help the alien and save two worlds, Jim must overcome his shortcomings to become the hero Vincent so desperately needs.

Available on Audible, Amazon, and iTunes.

Audible: https://www.audible.com/pd/B081FHT9S3/?source_code=AUDFPWS0223189MWT-BK-ACX0-172358&ref=acx_bty_BK_ACX0_172358_rh_us

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

 

All Terrain Crawler

It’s been a while since I posted any art, and I have felt guilty. It’s just that there is so much time spent on promotion, there doesn’t seem to be much left. Anyway, this is an oldie but a goodie. Something I did many years ago, and one of my personal favorites.

I can picture myself (and fellow adventurers) exploring new planets, happily traversing the landscape without a care in the world.

Al Clark-Christopher’s Journal-Excerpt

When Al Clark begins his new life alone and confused. Christopher Morris is the first person he meets and has spent almost a year trapped in the habitat ring of the Excaliber. The following is from Chris’ journal documenting his ordeal. Christopher’s Journal is currently FREE.

                                           AL CLARK ~ Christopher’s Journal ~

FOREWARD

Chris woke three days ago when his stasis chamber shut down and the lid popped open. A safety mechanism buried deep within the bowels of the pod decided it was time for him to wake up.

He is sixteen years old and fresh out of Space Academy. This is his first experience with stasis. For the first few days the after effects of the hibernation unit left him confused and disoriented, to the point where it was difficult to function.

After staggering into the corridor he entered the nearest room to spend the first few days lying in the bare bed. In time his head stopped pounding and he could move about without getting dizzy. A quick inspection of the compartment told him he had stumbled into a suite of aged and unused living quarters.

Lighting in the neutral gray passageway was minimal, with every third lighting panel lit; creating long shadows. When he stepped into any of the compartments the lighting rose to normal, reassuring him the ship was not without power. The offending hiber-pod was stuffed into a small compartment sandwiched between living quarters, which were staggered down the long curving corridor of the expansive habitat ring.

None of the computer terminals were operational, and all the rooms off the passageway seemed unused and worn by time. The lack of clues available to explain his predicament was disturbing. He was told he would wake in a medical facility staffed with white coated professionals. His current circumstances were far from the case. There are no hibernation specialists to ease his transition to the waking world. No soft clean bed to recover in. No smiling experts. Whether he lives or dies has been left to his own resources.

The living quarters are unfurnished and include a small unused shower. Some of the suites have an extra room for couples with a child. All are empty with stale air and a slight odor of decay.

Christopher Morris is soon to turn seventeen years old while trapped aboard a silent, empty starship. His short blonde hair and brown eyes make him appear even younger. Although, at six foot-two inches tall he has to duck to get through the compartment hatchways.

From this point forward his existence depends on whether he is clever enough to save himself. He is a methodical boy by nature; intending from the day of liftoff to document his experience of traveling to a new planet. His entries in the book started much sooner than he thought. The following is his journal.

AMAZON: https://bit.ly/AlClark0

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