Updates, ARCs, and Giveaways!

Publishing news and updates by K.A. Wiggins

23 Apr 2018

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  • Kindle Scout update
  • ARCs are coming~
  • Giveaways

So, about that Kindle Scout campaign . . .

First off, thanks for all your nominations! You pushed BLIND THE EYES to the trending list on Kindle Scout!

. . . Unfortunately, they announced their plans to cancel the whole program on the last day of its campaign, so . . . yeah.

Corporations . . . mumble grumble

Just wanted to say how much I appreciate your support in this prelaunch phase. It’s been a long wait, but we’re finally nearing the end – aaand, on that note:

ARCS are coming!!

. . . for real this time!

I’m not quite ready to announce preorder and on-sale dates for BLIND THE EYES, but plans are well underway. There are a few extra hoops to jump through in order to get print editions, but digital Advanced Reading Copies/Review Galleys/Digital Proofs (whatever you want to call them) are nearly ready to head out into the world.

If you’re a book blogger, reviewer, #bookstagrammer, etc. and would like an early review copy of the ebook, get in touch!

The prequel you didn’t know you needed

Um, yeah. It sort of just snuck up on me?

I mean, there I was, minding my own business, racing to get BLIND THE EYES out to you and the sequel underway and . . . BELOW THE SURFACE pulled a JAWS on me and dragged me under.

What it is: a spinoff short that takes place ~6 years before the events of BLIND THE EYES and the main THREADS OF DREAMS trilogy.

Blurb: The twins’ bond kept them together through their parents’ murder, the memory wipe, and assignment to separate work divisions in the Towers of Refuge, the only surviving habitat in their flooded city.

But when protective older sister Ange follows carefree Amy into the abandoned lower reaches of the towers, the secrets they discover below the waterline could sever their bond for good.

A dystopian dark fantasy that ranges from the sterile Towers of Refuge to glittering clubs and abandoned tunnels, BELOW THE SURFACE is a prequel to the Threads of Dreams trilogy and blends monsters and magic with near-future post eco-disaster cityscapes and a splash of romance.

I’m doing this for Camp NaNoWriMo, which is a spinoff version of National Novel Writing Month where you set your own goals and pick a writing target for the months of April and July. The idea is for this to be a long short story or short novella, in the 20-30k word range, that I can release as a free newsletter exclusive in the next couple months.

So in other words, sorry that you’re going to have to wait longer for a sequel, but on the flip side, there’ll be something cool to read in the meantime~

Fantasy Giveaways~~

I’m ramping up marketing in advance of the BLIND THE EYES book launch and I’ve got a bunch of giveaways planned over the coming months. Some of them are multi-author team-ups, while others will be exclusive to my followers.

You just missed the Ultimate Harry Potter Giveaway. Follow me on Twitter for giveaway news, since some of them will only run for a short time.

You can still enter the Fantasy Bookcrate Giveaway until May 26, 2018 to win a book box with surprise fantasy-themed content worth up to $600.

In the past, these have included books, gear or swag, and a high-value gift (like a Kindle or an Amazon gift card).

This is a multi-author collaboration giveaway and you can get entries by joining mailing lists.

I’ve also planned collaborative giveaways with dystopian and paranormal themes for those of you who like your fiction with extra bite. Again, you can follow me on Twitter to make sure you don’t miss any opportunities.

And while I’m at it, if you have any ideas for giveaway items or themes (like your favourite author/series/genre) for prizes you’d love to have a chance at winning, feel free to shoot me a message and let me know what those are!

Thanks for being on this journey with me; I can’t wait for you to read BLIND THE EYES! You can’t preorder it (yet), but you can Add it on Goodreads.

And don’t forget to enter those giveaways!

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