Tuesday, December 21, 2010

More Updates

You'd think I'd have more time to write information heavy posts since I'm off from school, but I've been spending most of my free hours lately working on the two Graphic Novel articles that I agreed to do. Good progress so far. The hardest part has been identifying other scholarly works that address the books, since graphic novels are only beginning to be taken seriously in the larger world.

So, here's another promo type post if you will, wherein I talk about myself. Egads, that sounds pretty boring even to me. But, there are some good things going on at the moment. David J. West has a review of Bitter Steel up over on his "Nephite Blood, Spartan Heart blog. Thanks to David for the kind words.



Also, Swords of Talera is now officially a "Nook Book," at $4.79. That's purty cool. At least to me. The second and third book in the series are scheduled to be released as ebooks eventually, probably in the new year.

I already mentioned here that Cold in the Light is also available as an ebook now, although apparently not yet for Kindle. It's available for only $2.84 at the Google Ebookstore. The link is here if you were wondering.

One of these days I'll put up another, more substantive post. I promise.
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39 comments:

Ron Scheer said...

First things first...

I like that reference to "the larger world". I'm going to use that and stop saying "the real world," since I always feel the need to qualify that phrase.

Evan Lewis said...

Sounds substantive to me. Plenty of good news for Gramlich fans.

Charles Gramlich said...

Ron, I agree. I never know how to take it when someone says that I don't live in the real world because I'm a teacher. It's a weird phrase.

Evan, its good to have good stuff happen, especially near the end of the year.

pattinase (abbott) said...

You are a workhorse!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

People don't understand the effort that goes into creating a graphic novel - or even a comic book for that matter. They are a work of art on many levels!

David Cranmer said...

I still need to get to the third in the Talera series.

Deka Black said...

Ron, well done. "Real World2 is a sentence what makes me feel like i'm being ungrateful.

Chales, i believe many people when says "real world" are talking in fact about the hardships of life. Not about the worlds itself.

said this... I talekd to my brother about Bitter Steel. maybe this way we could pay half/half the book ;)

sage said...

i got to get an ebook reader... Don't work so hard on your break--I don't have too much planned for the next few weeks

Charles Gramlich said...

Patti, it doesn't always look like it from my perspective, but thanks for the thought. :)

Alex, I think you're right, and it's not something I appreciated that much until relatively recently.

David, at least it's a pretty quick read, I think.

Deka, I think you're right about the "real worlders." Sometimes the ones saying it aren't the ones who are living close to the bone, though.

Sage, I look forward so much to having time to write that I sometimes over schedule it. Alas.

Steve Malley said...

I'm really glad to see the Talera books coming out in ebook. I think the ebook world will be a fantastic thing niche markets like Sword and Planet, and I LOVE those books! :)

Charles Gramlich said...

Steve, thanks, man. I appreciate that. I do hope the others come out in ebook pretty soon.

Travis Cody said...

There's plenty of substance here, at least for me. You reminded me that I intended to purchase Cold in the Light.

Cloudia said...

You are the bearer of a heavy sword of words, Charles.

Rest, Warrior!



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Charles Gramlich said...

Travis Cody, I think you would like it, though it is pretty graphic.

Cloudia, I like that. You should use that line in a story. or in a title.

laughingwolf said...

grats on the ongoing neat stuff, charles... as for more posting, tis not the season for that ;) lol

BernardL said...

Good news for your Christmas stocking. Nice review.

Jodi MacArthur said...

I have this collection of fantasy/mythology tales someone (I can't recall the editor's name!) put together in the 1930's. I read them when I was younger, although if my mom knew what I was reading she probably would have taken them away! They were epic, dark, and inspiring. This review reminds me of them. Sounds like a very cool collection. I need an ebook reader!

Harry Markov said...

Why don't you bundle them together as a discount package of three for the holidays? OR maybe that's not possible.

Anyway, congrats on the praise. It is certainly fantastic to get reviews.

Charles Gramlich said...

fudgelaughingwolf, that's for sure.

BernardL, thanks. yes, the last week or so has been pretty good to me.

Jodi MacArthur, I've got a Kindle but am thinking now of buying a Nook too. guess I'm going teckkie in my old age.

Harry Markov, the discount idea is a good one. I think they do have all three Taleran books for sale cheaper than if you bought 'em independtly. But it would really have to come from the publisher.

X. Dell said...

Actually, I'm looking forward to the posts on graphic novels (or graphic non-fiction, for that matter).

Danette Haworth said...

Yes, very nice review. Congrats on all success, Charles, and on your progress on the graphic novel articles.

Just wanted to stop by and say Merry Christmas to you!

Randy Johnson said...

Good deal on moving more into ereaders. I think we both prefer real books, but to ignore ebooks is just sticking your head in the sand. They are not going away and if one wants to get younger readers...you know most of them are never going to be out of reach of an electronic device...writers need to embrace them.

AvDB said...

You're creeping across the world like an invasive vine. I love it! Have a great holiday season and thanks for keeping up with my blog even when I slack off on my end. If it weren't for you, I'd mostly just have tumbleweeds. ; ) Happy holidays, Charles.

Charles Gramlich said...

X. Dell, I will post some stuff about them when I'm done but these articles are for a reference book. I can use sections of the pieces for my own blog but not the whole things. but I'm getting enough info to do some other posting about them.

Danette Haworth, and to you. I have Moonlight secrets but haven't read it yet.

Randy Johnson, exactly so. You gotta go where there's a market for sure.

AvDB, I like that. I've always considered myself invasive. :)

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Heff said...

Still baffles the mind how Heff ended up with Donna, huh ? lol.

You and Lana have a Merry Christmas & Happy New Year, Charles.

Vesper said...

Good news for the e-books! I still don't read them in e-format but it seems like that's the future.

Merry Christmas, Charles, to you and the ones you love.

benjibopper said...

Love the promo posts - it's all good stuff and makes me proud to know you. I'm amazed at your output (both in your creative works and on the blog).

Charles Gramlich said...

Heff, I figure 'she' must have been the one wearing the beer goggles. You and Donna have a great holiday season too.

Vesper, thanks, and to youi. Ebooks certainly aren't going away any time soon.

benjibopper, thanks, man. It's mostly show, I think.

JR's Thumbprints said...

Hey Charles, you're out there, you're publishing and posting --- so yeah, this is an important post. I like checking in on your progress as a writer and I'm taking mental notes. Have a happy holiday! See you around the blogosphere.

Charles Gramlich said...

JR., you too. Have a great season.

jennifer said...

There is no doubt that having your book become a Nook Book is cool. Congratulations Charles.

Merry Christmas!

Charles Gramlich said...

Jennifer, thanks. And to you and your family too.

Donnetta Lee said...

Charles: All sounds like it is going well. Great! Wishing you and Lana a wonderful Christmas. D

Erik Donald France said...

Happy holidays, y'all! To your good health and an excellent 2011!

Charles Gramlich said...

Donnetta, purty good indeed, and happy holidays as well.

Erik, thanks and same to you and yours.

jodi said...

Charles, take your time and do the work in the order that seems most natural to you. That method of doing things seem to be the most quality and productive for me. Merry Christmas to you and Lana.

Akasha Savage. said...

Seasons Greetings Charles xx

moondustwriter said...

pretty cool! Congrats on the book