Is silence golden? Or merely a case of shiny objects diverting my attention from blogging?
Anyway, I’m back on the bloggery track after a jumbled July and an awesome August. Plus, I been sick.
Yeah. That’s the ticket.
Wilder Mage has entered the realm of the Fifth Sense. Or Touch. It is in print now and available through Amazon. My publisher Musa decided to branch out from Ebooks and into the glue-and-paper versions. I most humbly appreciate that Wilder is one of their first to go to print. In October, Mage Revealed will come out in both print and Ebook also. And I’m doing the Snoopy Dance.
DRM or Digital Rights Management. Is it good or bad for an author? I’m reading both sides and confess that I’m more confused than ever. An article in Publishers Weekly breaks it down to a single sentence:
“...all DRM does is punish legitimate users who had the misfortune to be so honest that they paid for the book, rather than taking it...”
By holding the digital rights of our books, is it slithering out of our fingers like a broken egg? This blogger thinks so.
Another question from an article by Writers Beta hit me hard:
"...is pirating going to cost me so much, that I'm better off risking limiting and annoying users..."
Wilder Mage is on the Torrent websites available for a free download and there ain’t nuthin’ I can do about it. Sure, you can email them and give the spiel to remove your book from their lists immediately. But it is a waste of time. Believe me, I know.
Summary: any book, DRM protected or not, can be formatted to fit your programs. Look to Calibre to see how it’s done.
Edits. I am in the final edits to Mage Revealed, the sequel to Wilder Mage. I’m up against a deadline for the first time in my writing career and find it...er...stimulating.
Cover reveal soon. For now, here is the book trailer.