The first book in the Wiener Blut world – the Coffee Legacy – finally got its relaunch and a bit of a do-over. The chapters have now full colour pictures and there is a new cover and obviously title.
You can get the eBook on Amazon for only 4.99!
Here it is, the new title and the new cover:
A while ago, I pulled both the published eBook and paperback of Wiener Blut from the internet. The reason was that I wanted to relaunch it, with a new name – mine as well as the book’s – and a new cover. Although the Podiobooks version is still online, all the rest got a major redo.
The title Wiener Blut now belongs to the series – yes there will be at least one more book in the universe. I am working on the outline and have already a few words written on it.
The eBook versions are finished and also have a release date: April 1st, 2013.
Every once in a while, Evo Terra of Podiobooks.com sends out an email to his writers, telling them if and how much money they got from donations. On every podiobook’s individual site, you have the chance to donate some money, since downloading the podcasts is free. Part of that goes to Podiobooks.com, and part to the author.
I was very lucky to get some donations into my PayPal account from the last payout for my novel Wiener Blut. Since I haven’t gotten around to using my PayPal account for anything, it took DanDanTheArtMan to give me the nudge to start spending the money I got. He released a collection of his short stories “Danthology” for 99c on Smashwords. Since Smashwords takes PayPal, I just used my donated money to get his collection.
This was what prompted my idea. I was going to use the money that I got from donations to support other authors and their self-published eBooks. Not only that, I also wanted to share which books I got and by whom. The list might not be complete yet and there could also be some money left over, but I wanted to take this chance to promote some authors.
Here is the list (not complete yet):
Other things I supported:
All the way back in 2010, I first took part in the challenge that is known as NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month). The outcome was, as you might know, Wiener Blut. It is now available as Podcast, eBook and in Paperback. In 2011, I had only just started a new job with too many working hours a week to take part in NaNoWriMo again. To be honest I was very tempted, but it just wasn’t possible. At the same time I knew, I wouldn’t be able to resist in 2012.
Now I’m in the comfortable position where I don’t work all waking hours, there was only the question of what to write. There was always the option of writing Wiener Blut 2, for which I already had an idea and a tentative title short after I had finished the book. But there was something else I wanted to write. After finishing law school, I signed up for the doctorate. I have done most of the research, so all there was left was a question of sitting down and writing it.
I am aware that NaNoWriMo only includes works of fiction, but I decided that this time I will use the hype and the challenge to my advantage. I want to write 50 000 words, but I will break a few rules along the way. It’s not as bad since you can’t actually WIN more than a badge for your website. I might have to write a few short stories as well since I doubt I can achieve that amount of words with just non-fiction.
For anyone who always wanted to write a book, I can warmly suggest NaNoWriMo, if nothing else to just get into it and do it. There will be a word count widget on this page etc, and you can befriend me on the NaNo page to follow my progress. I am quite curious how it’ll go and if nothing else, next year I’ll try to obey all the rules again…
It‘s not entirely strange to write a blogpost when you are not writing much else. What I should be writing… My May story for Every Photo Tells…, the sequel of Wiener Blut, a short thesis on a EU High Court ruling on Data Privacy and my dissertation.
But really… sometimes it‘s just not happening. At the moment it seems as if I am more DOING rather than writing. With the paperback release of Wiener Blut, redesigning this website, the conclusion of EPT Book 2 on Podiobooks and working on the eBook… I seemed to have worked more around the writing than doing the actual writing.
I certainly hope this will change again soon so that I can provide you (and my thesis advisor) with more material… Until then, I hope you enjoy the new things that I am releasing and see you after procrastinating!