Today is the day! Dark of the Moon, New Beginnings Vol 1: Backfire goes live on Kindle! Saturn Returns Publishing and author Philipp J. Kessler are very excited about this release. It is Philipp’s first novella and the beginning of a several volume series of shorts and novellas to be released about once a month for the foreseeable future.
The Kindle edition has been available for pre-order for about a week now. It is also available in paperback through Amazon and will be available soon through CreateSpace and other online retailers. Signed paperbacks can be purchased through the author or by backing him on Patreon.
To celebrate the release of Backfire, Philipp is hosting a seven hour author takeover and release party on Facebook. He’s got a wonderful line up authors from several genres to entertain and delight the readers and fans who drop in for a little bit of fun. With an April Fools theme it should prove to be a lot of fun!
Author Line-Up – All times are Central
3pm: RevKess – Philipp Kessler – launch the event
4pm: Andy Peloquin
5pm: Kayla Kirby
6pm: Rebekah Dodson
7pm: Sarah Buhrman – Author
8pm: Courtney Cannon
9pm: Heather Marie Adkins
10pm: Diane Morrison (Sable Aradia)
There will also be games and giveaways from some of these very same authors. Drop in and have some fun, maybe win something, and just have a fab April Fools’ Day!
We are thrilled to announce that Backfire is now available for pre-order on Amazon Kindle. We’re so excited! Can you tell?
Backfire was started in February of 2016, Philipp tabled it indefinitely because of his bills-paying-job taking up so much of his time. Situations change and time appeared in abundance. He decided to take that time and turn this “failed attempt” at a short story into something. He had set out to write approximately 10k words, but before he knew it things had blown into over 30k! Not quite a novel, but good enough.
Some might say that he is putting the cart before the horse, but Philipp went ahead and got the manuscript up on Kindle today. While he was there he decided to make it available as a print-on-demand. If you prefer your books to be actually paper and ink, the print edition of Backfire should be available by April 1, 2017 for your ordering and reading pleasure.
Philipp is also having a release party and author takeover on Facebook. Please check out the link and attend if you can. There will be all kinds of games and giveaways. Several other authors are participating in the takeover. Should prove to be a lot of fun for everyone!
Saturn Returns Publishing author Philipp J. Kessler is taking part in another author
takeover on Facebook. The Wyrd West Chronicles are by friend of the publisher Diane Morrison, also known as Sable Aradia. Showdown is Diane’s first book in her series. Diane has ventured into the genre of the weird west, where steampunk meets western. You could view the old tv show Wild Wild West or the Will Smith movie of the same name as part of the weird west genre. Even Brisco County Jr that was on Fox in the 1990’s might qualify.
Philipp doesn’t write in this genre, but that’s not the point. An author takeover is meant to help indie authors get their names out there. Some takeovers are genre specific, like the LGBTQ erotica takeover that Josef Kastle did last weekend. Many are wide open, like the Pagan Fiction Authors takeover Philipp took part in at the last-minute Sunday night.
Friend of the publisher Sarah Buhrman, author of Too Wyrd and other books, has put together a fun little vlog that talks about author takeovers. She will also be presenting a workshop on that topic at this spring’s Nebraska Writers Guild conference.
Philipp will be doing Diane’s takeover at 3pm Pacific time (5pm Central) on Saturday the 18th. He looks forward to seeing you there!
SRP’s Philipp J. Kessler is participating in a dark fiction author takeover this weekend on Facebook. Tales of the Banshee: a dark twist on St. Paddy’s Day is a chance for authors of dark fantasy, dark romance, horror, dark fiction, etc to pimp their works and meet fans. Philipp will be focusing on his dark thriller Only the Paranoid Survive, due out late this year from Saturn Returns Publishing.
Below is the schedule for Sunday’s part of the weekend long event. Times are Pacific. Be sure to scroll through and look for Saturday’s authors to find out more about them.
12pm- Tam May
1pm- Patricia Stover
2pm- Ava Vixion
3pm- Jennifer Demeter
4pm- Adam Reese / Kim Christensen Byrd PA
5pm- Andy Peloquin
6pm- Julia Clare
7pm- Lila Vale
8pm- Author R. Phoenix
9pm- Philipp Kessler
For those of you playing along at home, that means that Philipp will be on at 11pm Central.
Saturn Returns Publishing author Josef Kastle is participating in a one day author takeover on Facebook. Author S.I. Hayes is celebrating the release of her new novella Manhattanites Xander & Asher.
Josef will be sharing teasers from him his upcoming release Faeries Do Wear Boots, a story of fae bikers, mortal men, lust, and a little something more. He will also be doing a giveaway for an e-copy of Joe C. Winters’ A Fair Exchange. Check out the takeover and look for the posts from Philipp Kessler (Josef Kastle).
The owner has found himself without his bills-paying-job due to a simple mistake and a strict company policy. For the last week he has been floating in a state of limbo. But through the help of many friends and associates he has become even more motivated to make things happen with SRP.
One associate sent him to a website where he can make graphics. He’s become rather obsessed with making ad graphics for various projects. This morning he made a new on for SRP. The Bookats approve, but he wants to know what you think.
The owner didn’t have this ready before he did an author takeover last night on Facebook. He did have several other graphics ready to go, including a short video that still needs some work. The video and some of the graphics were well accepted.
He was of course talking about more than SRP in his one hour of the takeover. Check out the video and read what the owner and other authors, editors, etc said during their segments of this fun takeover.
The owner is happy to say that not only did he have a fun time with the takeover, he also has some nibbles for new authors coming to SRP.