Monday, December 23, 2013

RELEASE Tin Universe Middle Grade Series #1

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     Someone is zombifying athletes at Clear Cut High School in Utah. Lucky the school has its own young superhero in the person of Mildred Betbeze to try and figure out what's going on. Pep rallies, cheerleaders, new kids in the neighborhood are just some of things our hero and her sidekick slash best friend Aisha have to deal with in the first book in Tin Universe's new middle grade series.

     There are a lot of Tin Universe materials in our Zazzle store, many featuring the cover to the new book and if you buy something from one of my stories I'll email you a PDF of Tin Universe Middle Grade Series #1 for free. All you need to do is put STORE ORDER RECEIPT in the subject box of an email with a copy of your order confirmation attached and send to hangofwednesday@gmail.com
     If you are interested in being part of the street team to get the word out go here and learn more.

“Zombified people make me itch so I’d rather not touch.”

When talking about this middle grade series with friends, they threw some questions my way that I’ll try to address here because they were good questions that long time Tin Universe readers or new readers might have also have.
-If you’re a reader of the regular line of Tin Universe stories, which is geared for a more adult reader, you might be asking how this middle grade series fits into everything that has come before? The stories of the Tin Universe Middle Grade Series are as much a part of the Tin Universe as anything else. They are canon, they are not any kind of alternate take on things, and any differences between things that may have happen and will happen in this series with the regular line of stories, well, there are reasons for those differences which will slowly come to light in later stories about Mildred and her friends.
-Story guide wise, if you wish, as readers tend to like to create story guides for the stories they enjoy, because they are fun to create, each of these stories takes place during the same time as the corresponding number in the regular series. For example, this book takes place at the same time as Tin Universe #1; which means the middle grade series will be running behind in continuity with the main stories but that’s just for the lovers of fanwank like myself. You don’t need to  read any of the regular series to enjoy the middle grade stories.
-You might also have a question asking if I will also be doing a separate YA line? The answer to that is no. This middle grade series is an early middle grade spinoff line. With any future YA stores my thinking is they are a lot closer to adult than this middle grade series is to YA. I may in the future do a YA separate series but right now it’s not something I want to do. Hope that clears that up.
-Will there be any crossovers in characters from one series to the other? Yes, but not in a comic book crossover way of doing it. A story will not start in the middle grade series and then finish in the adult series or the other way round. But some of the characters will appear from one series to the other but they also will appear slightly different and that isn’t just because one series is adult and the other middle grade, there are actual reasons for the differences as I stated above.
-How often will middle grade stories be published? Right now I’m thinking one per year but that will change if there is a demand for a lot more stories and depending on that demand they could go anywhere from one per year to two or three per year and they will be written by different writers.
-Will each book be the same length as this one? Each will be a minimum of 5,000 and a maximum of 15,000 words. These books are meant to be quick reads for younger readers so I decided keeping the word count down would be the best choice.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Get The Word Out

     If you're interested lets celebrate the release of Tin Universes first middle grade book by buying this set of flyers and passing them out to anyone you think might be interested.



     Be part of the street team. Hang the flyers up around town, hit the coffee shops, comic book stores, and libraries. Hand them out to friends who have preteen kids, put them up on your colleges bulletin boards, etc.

     Place a flyer wherever flyers are allowed to be posted. (Always ALWAYS ask permission to post a flyer and learn the laws where you live as to what rules apply.)

     Also if you just want to print flyers on your home printer....or work printer (just be careful) print out  the below image for flyers or bookmarks or follow your own creativity and make something and let me know and I'll post it here. Just remember to follow same above when it comes to knowing where you can post and leave things.

Monday, November 25, 2013

Setting Up A New Merchandise Store

     Today I'm setting up a new merch. store at Zazzle for Tin Universe stuff getting ready for the release next month of,

     Still working through learning all the ends and outs of what Zazzle offers. I did do a quick design of a basic shirt. You can check it out here. I haven't decided yet if I will be getting rid of my Cafepress store or not but for now its still there. If I end up liking Zazzle I probably will just go with it as my main place for merchandise based of my projects. I think having one central place for something like that is best.

Saturday, September 28, 2013

And then there was Mildred Betbeze

   
     The cover to the next Tin Universe book and the start of an all new middle grade series.  It will be available for download in December of 2013.
     Also while I'm here January of 2014 will see the relaunch of the Tin Universe monthly series with #12 which will lead to 2015 and #26 a large story collection which will contain several novellas and short stories of various lengths.