Extinction Point book-two update. Here’s why it’s not on the e-shelves yet.

05 Sep
09/05/2012

You may have been wondering what is happening with book-two of Extinction Point. Well, I have some good-news and, of course, I have some bad(ish) news.

A month or so ago, I was approached by an Acquisitions Editor for 47North, Amazon Publishing’s sci-fi imprint that you may have read about  (Publishers Weekly announcement ) . They were interested in purchasing the rights to the Extinction Point series, and I’ve held off on posting an update until I knew for certain exactly what was happening and the deal was signed, sealed, and delivered.

Since I was a kid, I’ve always wanted to be a writer. I had a couple of short stories published back in the eighties, I worked as a journalist here in Nevada, and I owned my own copywriting company for a couple of years. All writing related jobs, but not writing. Not storytelling. At 46 (how the hell did that happen?) the offer from 47North was just too good to turn down, it’s the realization of a lifelong dream; to be an honest-to-goodness published author!

So, first the bad news: book two will not be released until next year. There, I said it. Phew! Sorry, ladies and gents, I know that’s not what you wanted to hear. But that’s the worst of it. Thank you so much to everyone who has emailed me or posted about the next book, I hope you can be patient for a little while longer. I promise you the book will be worth the wait.

Now for the good news: now that I’m working for the man … I mean 47North… I’ll get the full power of the largest bookseller in the world behind Extinction Point. That means a full makeover for the current novel: new cover design, professional editing, expert marketing and backup. It also means the series is guaranteed to continue for its three-book run (maybe more).

The first book will be re-released at the end of February next year with book two following a couple of months later. I’ll share whatever the guys over at 47North say is okay with you during the process, and I believe they have a couple of marketing promotions planned that will allow me to share some of the new book’s details and sample chapters, when we are a little further along.

I’m also working on a new novella (a time travel story) that I will have ready for publication by the end of the year.

So, there you have it. That wasn’t quite as painful as I thought it would be.   So, let me know what you think, I’d be happy to hear your thoughts.

PAUL

17 replies
  1. Neil Newton says:

    That’s fantastic news, congratulations on the deal. Bit of a bugger on the wait, but I’m sure it will be worth it.

    Neil

    • Paul Jones says:

      Thank you, Neil.

      Sorry about the wait, mate. It’ll be worth it, honest.

      P.

  2. Bob Mayer says:

    Welcome to the team. My first book with 47North will be out 11 December. So far the experience has been rather interesting compared to legacy publishing.

    • Paul Jones says:

      Cheers, Bob.

      The team over at 47North seem like a great and dedicated bunch. I’m really looking forward to working with them.

      P.

  3. gertie says:

    Oooh I’m so confused!! Am I happy? Am I sad? Paul you are going to make my circuits overload and I’ll explode into a shower of circuits and springs. Seriously, really happy the folks at Amazon are smart enough to put their muscle behind you. Now that this is settled though, you can finish up book 2. :-) FINISH IT!! No pressure. Really. (FINISH IT!) Seriously though, take your time. Art can’t be rushed. (FINISH IT!)

  4. Steven Konkoly says:

    Paul,

    Congratulations! A dream come true. I was wondering what was up. Fantastic news all around…despite the fact that I was really looking forward to reading book two this fall. No hard feelings :) Don’t forget the rest of us.

    All the best,

    Steve

  5. Ann Hume says:

    “Poop” (polite version) was my first thought – for entirely selfish reasons :-) But I am a patient woman and will wait for book 2. Actually I’m quite looking forward to re-reading book 1 when it comes out again.
    This is excellent news for you though, and they obviously see heaps of potential in your writing. I love reading Indie writers, but there are moments when I think a bit of professional editing wouldn’t go astray. No, I’m not talking about Extinction Point here. And having someone else to worry about covers, marketing and all the other guff that goes with publishing a book, leaves you to focus on just one thing … writing. That was a subtle hint, haha!

  6. Heidi Taylor says:

    Wonderful dream come true! I can’t imagine how happy you must be.

    Can’t wait for your book, will have to read the first one again, can’t possibly go so long in between them without forgetting stuff!

  7. Beth Lewis says:

    Paul,
    Congratulations on the publishing deal Paul, that’s just awesome for you!! I’ll just keep waiting on part two and then I’ll wait anxiously for part 3 etc…sigh…=)

    Beth Lewis

  8. Pam says:

    Glad that you are living your dream! Bummed about the wait for book 2, but I think I will survive it. :) I can’t wait until it comes out! Congrats and keep up the good work!

    • Paul Jones says:

      Thanks everyone for your kind words and encouragement. As I mentioned in the post, it will be worth the wait.

      Thanks again.

  9. shannon says:

    that sucks about the wait… but i just wanted to let you know i enjoyed extinction point. thank you for writing it.

  10. vanessa says:

    OMG.. next year !! i’ve been biting at the chomp waiting for this new one… next year.. wahhhh.. sigh.. glad you got the publishing deal.. !! sad i gotta wait.. !!

  11. DNicole says:

    So happy for you! How many of us really get to realize our dreams? I will reread the first book when it comes out (if it is on Amazon) and can’t wait for the second book. Have you sold the movie rights yet? Too soon to talk of that, I guess, in fact would rather see it as a mini series on HBO or whatever TV channel so it can be done right. Congratulations to you!

    • Paul Jones says:

      You are too kind.

      And no, the movie rights are still sitting in the cupboard gathering dust (red dust, of course). Maybe one day.

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