Friday, May 20, 2011

Hemlock and the Wizard Tower: 3rd Edition

A new edition (3rd) of Hemlock and the Wizard Tower is available. It is the result of months of learning about indie e-publishing and what goes into a successful e-book. It is also the result of a re-assessment of my own abilities as an editor.

I fell into the same trap that I think many first time authors do. I let the excitement of completing my first novel overshadow my concerns about editing and quality control. I did spend over a year (part time) editing and proofreading, but, upon reflection, it still wasn't enough. This 3rd edition is the version that I wish I had initially presented to the world. I humbly present it now in the hope that some readers will give it a chance.

Hemlock and the Wizard Tower
3rd Edition
* Professional Re-Edit
* New Regional Map
* New Glossary of People and Places
* New Table of Contents

As an act of contrition, I am offering the 3rd edition for free for one week. My hope is that anyone who purchased a prior edition will take advantage of this offer and upgrade. I also encourage anyone who has not purchased a prior edition to try this one. I only ask that you consider posting a review if you enjoy it.

As a tribute to the Indie Book Blog, I am hosting the Smashwords 100% off coupon there LINK . There are many great indie book reviewers out there but Scott at the Indie Book Blog has done the most to help me get exposure for Hemlock and the Wizard Tower. He has also been very supportive of a number of other lesser known indie fantasy authors, and directing some traffic his way is my small attempt at re-paying him.

Thanks for reading, and go grab a free copy of the novel!


  1. Hello!

    Just wanted to say that I love your new book cover! And I couldn't agree more with the importance of editing. Usually we are our own worst enemy.

    I haven't read your book before, but I'm always a sucker for a free book. The premise looks good! Can't wait to read it!

    Author of: Bakkian Chronicles, Book I - The Prophecy

  2. Thanks for the comment and the d/l, Jeff. Your book looks quite cool. I'll have to check it out! -B

  3. Thanks for giving me the exclusive and helping me get some more traffic on my blog. Any time I can help just let me know.

  4. Scott, once again you've been a great help to me. I really appreciate it, and I wish you continued success with your blog!