Vincent Berg: Blog

Smashwords 2017 End of Year Sale

December 23, 2017
Posted at 9:29 pm
 

Smashwords' End of Year Sale is running from Dec. 26th - Jan. 1st, and I"m offering my books for 25% to 50% off (use the codes listed below for each book).

SEY25
A House in Disarray $5.24
Speaking With Your Demons $4.49
Demonic Issues Box Sex $7.49
Unwelcome Visitors Box Set $5.99

SEY50
Stranded in a Foreign Land $3.74
The Lad Who Poked the Devil in the Eye 3.74
Singularity $3.74
The Cuckoo's Progeny $3.74
The Demons Within $3.74
Zombie Leza $2.50

New Story Images for "Speaking With Your Demons"

December 20, 2017
Posted at 7:33 pm
 

Following a forum discussion about story graphics, I realized I never submitted the images in my published book, "Speaking With Your Demons". Given the lack of suitable images, I only used them for each Section header, so out of 22 chapters, there are only six images, but you should notice them whenever they appear. Chapters 1, 6 & 8 should be up now, so you may want to go back and check them out.

New Book Giveaway & Book Notes

December 7, 2017
Posted at 9:49 am
 

A couple words about my new book, "A House in Disarray", a police drama/detective story set in Manhattan with no science fiction.

Unlike my earlier "Demonic Issues" stories (currently posting), the Smashwords version of the book does not have the previous issues with the graphic images not printing. In other words, without the awkward double negative, the book looks terrific. I continue having lesser problems with smashwords, notibly each page contains an extra blank page and the graphics are all shoved to the left, rather than centered as the story formatting dictates. (I fixed the latter by making the graphics span the width of most devices (other than PCs). The former used to post an extra two pages, so it's a little better, but hardly perfect.

I'm currently investigating posting via Draft2Digital, and so far, they seem to be much better at handling formatting. They also have a handy feature where they'll notify you whenever a new book appears (if you sign up for it, that is).

Also, like most of my books, I've got a book giveaway on Goodreads for it. This time, I'm giving away eight copies and is open to anyone in the U.S., Europe, Canada and Australia. The assumption is that, if you win, you get the free book in exchange for writing a review, either on Goodreads or elsewhere, but that's a beautiful $9.99 book for free. The contest can be found at: https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/267975 (you have to copy & paste the address into your browser, or visit the goodreads giveaway page and search for "Crumbly Writer".

Note: Since they have no preorder option, the D2D version of my book won't be available until it's official launch date of Dec. 16th.

"Speakign With" Screw Ups

December 1, 2017
Posted at 1:11 am
 

Several screw up in posting "Speaking With Your Demons". First, I posted chapters from the earlier book, "The Demons Within", and then when I corrected those, I posted old files from the wrong directory (blame in on my paranoia and keeping duplicate folders all over the place after a computer failure a short time ago).

Hopefully it'll be corrected soon, as I posted the correct files.

Demons Within Epilogue

August 30, 2017
Posted at 9:30 pm
 

Just in case you thought the story was over, here's the final conclusion to The Demons Within.

I've noticed that the readership fell off dramatically just after the final courtroom scene—as readers probably assumed another tragic end for my characters.

What I didn't specify earlier, is that I've decided to give up on my traditional heroic-tragic ending. Just, before I did, I wanted to have a little fun with it—as you saw in the last several chapters. The final epilogue, though, has a number of surprise endings (three, if you include Phil surviving in the last chapter).

I think you'll appreciate sticking with the story to the end. As I've noted, the story continues in Speaking With Your Demons, which goes on sale this Saturday.

Speaking of which, I'm going to launch a one-week preorder where I'm offering the new book, and a new two book set, for a discounted price this Saturday (only on Smashword). Once the the book goes on sale the next week (Saturday, September 9th), the price goes back to normal when it also goes on sale on Amazon, lulu and Createspace.