Feb 28, 2012

Leap Year Sale!


For Leap Year, February 29 2012, ENDOSPORE will be discounted on the Kindle to... drum roll please... FREE! That's right. You can buy ENDOSPORE for the Kindle and Kindle Apps for free on 2/29. This is one day only. We will not be doing this again. Come Midnight, it's done. The price starting on March 1st will only be $2.99, well below half its normal price until 3/25 when the nook edition is released. It will be back to $9.99 then. Hurry before the sale ends.

--R. A. Wilson

Feb 26, 2012

Stand alone novel vs. Series

I would like to propose a question. What do you prefer? Are stand alone novels your favorite, having a clear and concise story in one volume, or is the longer book series more your thing? In fantasy, the series (specifically the trilogy) reigns king, but there are good counter examples. Here are my thoughts. Stand alones are wonderful. One book gives you the whole story, and it needs to stand on its own creativity instead of a long winded series in which each book is not usually as strong as a single book needs to be. Take the Lord of the Rings. Some of you probably are thinking, "Hey! That's three books, and what about the Hobbit?" First off, John wrote LOTR as a single novel, then the publisher split it up. And the Hobbit is written very differently and is arguably in a different genre, fairy tale vs. fantasy.

Conversely, a book series just gives you so much more story. When I love the characters, I can't just get enough. For example, in Codex Alera by Jim Butcher, I did not want it to end after the six books. I wanted to see what happens next to Tavi. The only way a series will work though, in my opinion, is if it is planned out from the start, with a defined begining and ending, with the bits in between known. Piers Anthony's Xanth would be a good example of a series done wrong. Have a long series, just have it progress down a defined plot that encompasses the whole thing.

So what do you guys thing? What do you prefer?

--R. A. Wilson

Feb 22, 2012

nook Love

Everything is set for the release of ENDOSPORE on the Nook. It will come out on 3/25/12, just next month.

Feb 20, 2012


The official Facebook, Twitter, and RavinSaga.com updates will be starting now. First off I want to personally thank everyone who has been an early reader of Endospore. It's been a long journey beginning fifteen years ago when I started my first book, which had very little to do with Endospore itself. Still, that first horrible chapter I wrote with my brother Eric was the start of a lifetime passion. Eric stopped writing with me, and I proceeded to write a total of 6 books before Endospore was complete. I have a partner in all of this with me, Mr. Howard Pratt, who is producing my audio book and writing the script version. He will also be making video's for YouTube, and other things that I can't mention yet. Howard will be putting updates through here as well on the projects he is working on.

Anybody interested in reading Endospore, it is currently only available on the Kindle through Amazon at http://www.amazon.com/dp/B006Q68VU8. You can download it and read it on a computer or a smart phone as well. If you are interested in doing that, check out http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html/ref=dig_arl_box?ie=UTF8&docId=1000493771. That will explain exactly how to get the reader apps.

Now, I have had many people ask me about a Nook version. Yes, it is coming. It should be out by March 25 2012. I'll have more information on that as we get closer to the release.

Again I just want to say thank you to everyone out there in the world that has shown interested in my works, and thank you to those who have yet to discover these wondrous world but are future readers. I can't wait to meet you.

R. A. Wilson