The plan is the limited edition signed leather-bound will release this December, just in time for Christmas for $99.99. Only 100,000 copies will be published, available ONLY through me. 10,000 are reserved for American Express Centurion members. (Black Card members can submit a request to their concierge) Each will be signed and numbered by me. Pre-orders will open after 11.18.14.
The beta members all voted for their favorite character, with the winning character receiving additional “write time”. That story will be available in the special edition.
The normal hardbound will come out in January 2015, just after holiday when kids have a fistful of cash to spend. The money raised from the special edition will be used as seed money to fund the production of Angel Academy, the animated movie.
Traditional publishers just want to make money, so they release the most expensive (hardbound) first, six months later, they release paperback and maybe eBook at the same time. I’m doing it reversed. Paper & eBook at once, and then pricey hardbound for those who REALLY want an autographed copy.
Great News! We are still working on getting our book translations for our foreign friends! Here’s the cool thing, Vietnamese (my peeps) is going to be first and it will be specially priced at .99 USD! Spanish, German, and Arabic are right behind and will be priced at $2.99 USD. Look for these editions in 2015! New book covers possible for different editions. English eBooks on sale at: aaronmstephens.com for only $7.99! Go to the home screen and click on the banner for your favorite online retailer.