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  • Any and all posts pertaining to publishing books and comics.

  • Release Schedule Change

    There’s been a release schedule change.

    My summer and fall releases have been pushed back so here’s the tentative new schedule:

    Fall:

    THE CANISTER X TRANSMISSION: YEAR FOUR
    THE CANISTER X TRANSMISSION: THE LONG YEAR FIVE
    GIGANTI-GATOR DEATH MACHINE: TRIPLE FEATURE

    Winter:

    BLOOD OF THE DEAD reissue
    POSSESSION OF THE DEAD reissue
    REDEMPTION OF THE DEAD reissue

    Apologies for the delay. With it being summer, my team and I have different schedules so it’s been difficult to align them. Rest assured, these books are coming.


  • Summer Releases Status

    Here is where everything is standing as of this writing:

    THE CANISTER X TRANSMISSION: YEAR FOUR – Galley approved; cover 95% done.
    THE CANISTER X TRANSMISSION: THE LONG YEAR FIVE – Galley approved.
    GIGANTI-GATOR DEATH MACHINE: Galley received for one final pass.

    At the current rate things are going, we’re still on schedule for late August. Lots of work to do yet, but a good chunk of book production has been done on the above. I’m now at the stage where I plan to work on the titles one at a time.

    Onward.


  • The Daily Schedule of a Writer/Artist 2

    Since recovering from being ill–and I’m still recovering–here’s what my current daily schedule looks like:

    Wake up and pet the dogs. I’m usually up before everybody else.

    Post my daily Good Morning post on Facebook and give the day’s positivity rating. The rating is given based on how I feel at that exact moment.

    Make coffee.

    Have a small bite to eat.

    Have coffee and surf the feeds and check email, taking note of which ones I need to respond to later.

    By now Melinda is up so I have more coffee and spend time with her before she has to go to work.

    Work on the current project. As of this writing, it’s proofing the galley for the reissue of REDEMPTION OF THE DEAD.

    Break

    Non-committal work. By this I mean work I can do and get done but not share with anybody yet (i.e. a blog post, the newsletter, YouTube video, etc.).

    Break

    Work on the current project.

    Break

    Review and share the non-committal work

    Personal tasks (i.e. personal correspondence, bills, etc.).

    Break

    Nap

    I may or may not call it a day at this point. Depends what time it is. Melinda gets off work at 4:30 and then it’s time to get ready for supper.

    Evening walk with Melinda and then a quick walk with the dogs.

    Chill out time.

    Bed.


  • Available for Freelance Publishing Work

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    Available for Freelance Publishing Work:

    This is just a note to say I’m available for freelance publishing work. I’ve seen 170+ projects through to completion and specialize in the areas of book editing, book cover design, and book formatting. I also do illustration work.

    Here is a link to my rates page.

    Here is a link to my art page.

    Feel free to contact me with any questions by going here.

    Thanks. I look forward to working with you.


  • The One Marketing Trick Hiding in Plain Sight

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    The One Marketing Trick Hiding in Plain Sight:

    In this Patreon article, I reveal the one marketing trick that is hiding in plain sight. I don’t see many creators doing it, but it’s one definitely worth adding to your arsenal.

    To read this article–plus the essays archives–subscribe to the Essays tier on my Patreon page. For just two bucks a month, you get a serial novel and essays or articles on the creative life, including tips and tricks to help make creators’ lives easier.

    Please go here to subscribe, and thank you in advance for your support.

    And, of course, please drop me a note any time with questions or comments.


  • Reader Questions: Newsletter Work Log

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    Reader Questions: Newsletter Work Log.

    Reader and writer Jonathan Ball wrote in and asked about the work log I run every week in my newsletter, The Canister X Transmission. Here is my video response.

    Be sure to subscribe to my channel. More videos planned so as to keep each other entertained while in social distancing mode.

    Stay well.

    Enjoy.


  • Project Rebuild Notice: Blood of my World Trilogy

    Blood of my World Trilogy

    Please note my Blood of my World Trilogy (Discovery of Death, Memories of Death, and Life of Death) are the next to be rebuilt.

    The current editions will remain in print until we get close to press day on the reissue and then you will be notified of when they are going out of print. Now is a good time to get these first-edition copies in print or eBook before they’re gone for good.

    Once the reissue for the Blood of my World Trilogy is complete, the next batch of reissues will be announced.

    Note: The word “reissue” and not the plural was used on purpose because these three novellas are being consolidated into one volume when revamped.

    Lastly, yesterday I posted a new video about the 1000mph work club. Please go here to check it out and see if you relate to doing a thousand things at once.


  • Forthcoming: Audio Editions

    A.P. Fuchs Ear

    As part of the original conception of Project Rebirth, creating audio editions of my work is on the docket. These will occur sometime after this year because the reissues of Project Rebuild and the publishing of new work are priority.

    I’ve dabbled in audio before. I recorded the first Axiom-man book many, many years ago as a free download (sorry, I no longer have the files to this and it was pulled from the original distributor many years back). I also recorded a video reading of the first four (I think) chapters of Blood of the Dead, which aired on my old YouTube channel (here’s the new channel). The first bit of Blood of the Dead was also recorded as an audio drama on an old zombie podcast back in the day (it was really cool).

    This is the next step for the books once I’m caught up on everything else.

    Please accept this blog entry as mere notice that audio editions are on the horizon, but due to the number of books I’ve written and the time it takes to properly record them and package them, audio book releases are still a decent ways off into the future.

    But no fear! You can still read all my novels in book form in paperback and eBook by visiting the Book and Comic Shop.

    Enjoy your day.


  • The Daily Schedule of a Writer/Artist

    January 27 and 28 2020 day planner

    It’s been a long while since I wrote the daily schedule of a writer/artist (me, in this case). It might have been in one of the newsletters I sent out in the fall that I last talked about it. Might have been on the blog though I’m leaning toward the former. Anyway, regardless, a new layout of the schedule is probably due so here is what a typical day looks like for me at Axiom-man Central. Of course, like in any life, things happen that can throw a wrench into the following general workday. However, I stick to this schedule as the backbone of my whole operation and make time for it as able on days that get screwy. I’ve long advocated a schedule for creators as one of the important ingredients to making a successful career out of the arts.

    Monday to Friday:

    Wake up – Lately it’s been averaging between 8:30 and 9:30am. Next, roll around in bed for a short while to let the brain come online before checking the news.

    Coffee – Go down to the bunker and turn the computer on. Go back up to the main level and get coffee while the computer is loading (older machine so takes a bit to warm up).

    Patreon – On a day a Patreon post is scheduled, I do this first and get it done for my patrons. For example, today was the latest chapter of Gigantigator Death Machine so that was posted before writing this entry. Market Patreon entry.

    Blog – Skip previous step if a non-Patreon day. Write and/or edit blog entry. Take any required picture(s) and post. Market blog entry and set up in the broadcaster a couple of extra notices about the latest entry to air throughout the day on the social feeds.

    Break – Maybe around 15 or 20 minutes. Used to change mental gears. On the break I’ll either read something or play a game or fiddle with something around the house.

    Email – Check email and respond, if needed/able to.

    Work – Writing, drawing, editing, freelancing, book production, marketing, etc. Could be all of those or just one of them. Depends what’s on deadline and what isn’t. Work until 4 with a couple breaks thrown in there between tasks to rest the eyes and/or hands and get blood moving throughout the system. I’ve been trying to give careful attention to lunch because I get so wrapped up working I forget to eat then around 2 I start to feel real sick. A bad habit I’m working on. Back to the job: Pressing work is in my day planner so I consult it every morning so I know if I’ve set the day aside for something(s) specific. Whatever the day planner says I’m doing is priority one for the day. If the day planner shows the day as open, then I work on the next thing due. If things are due more or less around the same time, then I pick whatever I’m leaning toward at that moment.

    End of day – Around 4pm. Start shutting things down; possibly do a couple small tasks that had to wait until the end of the work day for whatever reason (i.e. a quick marketing thing or a phone call or whatever).

    Evening – Cooking is my thing so after the work day is done, I put on my chef’s hat and start thinking about what I want to make for dinner. This involves scoping out the deep freeze and scanning the pantry for ideas (though I usually start getting ideas mid-afternoonish). Then I cook dinner and let the day’s issues–if there are any–melt away. Once dinner is done, the evening is mine to do whatever with whomever (I usually hang out with author Melinda Marshall and this ranges from playing games to reading to TV to going for groceries, etc). On other nights, Melinda and I hang out with my boys.

    Bed – 10pm or thereabouts.

    Saturday:

    Wake up – Somewhere between 9:30 and close to 11am.

    Coffee – Enjoy a cup of coffee with Melinda.

    Newsletter – Head down to the bunker to send Saturday’s newsletter.

    The rest of Saturday and all of Sunday are days off, and it typically takes until late Saturday afternoon for me to put the week in my back pocket. Saturday evening and all of Sunday are used to do next to nothing and purposefully not think about work so my brain can heal from the week and be sharp for the week to come.

    And that’s what a typical week looks like here in the Great White North.

    To touch on what I said above about this schedule being the backbone on days things don’t go as planned, on such days I still let this overall schedule float in the background of my mind so that when a window of time opens up amidst that particularly goofy day, I can still do what needs doing or at least get a start on those things so the day isn’t a wash.

    Right now, this schedule works well and hasn’t changed much since I last talked about it. It will no doubt change somewhere down the line since life isn’t stagnant, but this method works for the time being.