Free Weekend Coming Up, Hype Week, and An Issue With Writing a Series

First, the free weekend starts next Saturday.  Just to clear up any confusion right away.  I’m going to be having Legends of Windemere: Beginning of a Hero will be free from February 22-24 to celebrate its first birthday.  I thought it was the 24th, but apparently it was the 27th.  That entire 3 day period was a blur for various reasons.

Anyway, I was wondering if anyone had any free sites that could help promote this within the week.  This way I can get a little more out there than my blog, FB, and Twitter.  I’ll be using all of those to promote this while trying to plan for the Family of the Tri-Rune Hype Week.

I don’t know exactly when this will occur because I don’t have the cover art.  I do have a Google Form ready to go to get people to sign up for the Cover Reveal AND the month-long Blog Tour.  I’m going to try to put the posts together as an HTML file this time, so I hope that works.  Anyway, the Hype Week for Allure of the Gypsies kind of bombed after the cover reveal.  The interviews were barely touched, so they’re out this time around.  Still going to try for the Twubs Chat, but it might be me answering questions instead of the characters.  My question here is:

ANY SUGGESTIONS?  Hype Week is to bring in interest and give my audience stuff that they want.  What would people want to see in the week building up to the newest Legends of Windemere release.

Finally, an issue with writing a series is that I can’t post great scenes that I write in the later books.  They’re too spoiler heavy.  I should have an easier time once the fourth book is out as long as I avoid a few pieces of information and one of the newer villains.  I’m writing a scene that depicts the Great Cataclysm, which is going to be awesome.  It’s only that it reveals a future villain, two future heroes, and a big Luke-based storyline if I post it.  Dang it.

About Charles Yallowitz

Charles E. Yallowitz was born, raised, and educated in New York. Then he spent a few years in Florida, realized his fear of alligators, and moved back to the Empire State. When he isn't working hard on his epic fantasy stories, Charles can be found cooking or going on whatever adventure his son has planned for the day. 'Legends of Windemere' is his first series, but it certainly won't be his last.
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32 Responses to Free Weekend Coming Up, Hype Week, and An Issue With Writing a Series

  1. You know I’m one of your biggest fans. But I don’t read the long blog posts because of time constraints. If rather wait until a new book is out to read it. I know I’m not most people though. Maybe just teaser blurbs about characters.

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  2. Jack Flacco says:

    Good luck with this, Charles! Great seeing good work promoted in a good way. I hope the winter blues has left you!

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  3. I happened by your book today, and it looked like the review selection was better than previously. To me, a series seems to be an advantage in many ways, but the big issue looks like commitment. I’ve spent a few years writing just a few chapters and sketching out a juvenile sci-fi story. As much time as I’m taking, I can’t imagine committing to a series up front. 🙂 When an author begins a new series, we ought to throw a bachelor party or something…

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  4. sknicholls says:

    My reading is behind and I don’t read much about future books for risk of messing up what is already in my mind about the first ones. I’ll get there eventually. I do go back into author’s blog archives after I have read a book to see what they were mulling away when they wrote it though. Maybe I am just a strange sort of writer nerd that way.

    As to free sites, I had a long, long list of such when I was contemplating setting my book out for free, but I put it away someplace and I can’t find it. If I do I will email it to you.

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  5. L. Marie says:

    I’ve been meaning to interview you on the blog. I’ll email you today.

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  6. melissajanda says:

    I don’t know of any free sites, but I’d be glad to participate in the cover reveal and blog tour.

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