I am very excited to announce that the ebook Second Edition of Fulcrum: The Adventures of Letho Ferron, Book 1 is now available in Amazon's kindle ebook store. The second edition features a new scene or two, as well as a thorough copy edit. Some scenes were completely re-imagined, though the basic story has not changed. Fans who can't wait for the sequel will find two sneak peek chapters from Letho Ferron Book 2, tentatively entitled Hastrom City. If you have already purchased the ebook, an updated ebook will be made available to you at no extra cost through the kindle ebook store. You should be receiving an email soon with instructions on how to update your copy. If you purchased the paperback through amazon you can also get a copy of the ebook for free, as Fulcrum is enrolled in the Kindle Match program. I admit I am not sure exactly sure how this program works, so if any of you go this route, let me know how it works out.
For those of you who follow Hugh Howey, you may have noticed that some time ago he posted about his editor, David Gatewood. He tells an interesting story about how they came to work together. You should check it out sometime.
At any rate, if you are looking for an excellent editor, David Gatewood is your man. Let me just illustrate how deep this guy goes when he edits your book. He discovered that Alastor Wyrre (one of the baddies in my book) has an anagram in his name : real war story (this was unintentional, by the way). That's the level at which this guy is operating.
And he goes beyond just fixing your grammar and formatting. Example: if your main character is lying on the ground, and in the next few lines you have him spring from a chair, he will catch that for you. If your bad guy wielded a sword with his left hand, then later with his right, ditto.
Anyway, I really think he brought Fulcrum one to a rather high level of polish, and I can't wait for you all to read it.
He can be reached at his website here. His prices are reasonable, but be forewarned: he is a busy man, so plan ahead. You will want to get on his schedule ahead of time to make sure that your release timing is right.
I plan to write an entry soon about how authors need editing. But just know, if you are writing a novel right now, you need an editor You just don't know it yet.