The Seriphyn Knight From Pesti's POV

Pesti tells Famine his side of his kidnapping to Hell's Labyrinth. We live through his experience and discover another truth of the Evadale Knight Order, Illuminate Group and High King of Sol.

To Like A-Man

Aiming to complete and release this corporate BL romance this year.

Clumsy Mr. President: Work Hard Don't Die

Aim to complete this comedy BL romance into paperback this year.

Original Music Makes

Revised I'm Kita, Duran now available in paperback and ebook. The series continues on TapRead.com

To be Diverse and Inclusive

Doing my best to contribute to a forward thinking generation and future.

Friday, December 25, 2020

Death Oath: For My Husband's Life I Fight

 


Yukiko Asura was revered by all of Snow Peak Mountain as the fair lotus blossom maiden. It was widely known that the heart of this amicable, gentle, and stolid daughter to the First Peak Lord Master of the Five Grand Houses belonged to his first disciple and respected warrior, Raiden Mizua. 

Her dream of being a doting wife to Raiden came to a traumatic stop when blood-thirsty demons invaded their world on their wedding day. In one day, blood tainted the pure grounds of their home.

Yukiko was left with no choice but to set off for the Martial Sect of Golden Core Mountain; the sole survivor capable to avenge her family's death, destroyed home, and seek the cure for her beloved's disease before it eats his soul essence.

How much will Yukiko have to fight through to save Raiden? Read this fantasy-action story in the same vein as Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba. 


Tuesday, December 1, 2020

2021 - 2024 In Progress Line-Up Plan


I've updated the in-progress planned list below:

First Wave 20-21

  • To Like A-Man
  • Clumsy Mr. President
  • Siren’s Scourge (Pt.1)

These three will likely carry through all of 2021 with TapRead their online platform of choice since it's the only place where the stories are read.

Second Wave 21-22

  • Dragonieth
  • Hotaka Music Club (via Original Music Makes book page)
  • Siren’s Scourge (Pt.2)

Completed in this order for 2022

Third Wave 22-24

  • Everything Comes to Null
  • Death Oath: For My Husband’s Life I Fight
  • Sosei
  • N-Pop

This is my five-year book plan to completing and releasing as many works in progress as possible. Most of my works are planned between 80 - 120K words, which can take me about three months to complete on each, depending on time constraints and focus time.

Either way. For myself, I want to complete these.  I've parked The Magikah and HarmonyX for now since they didn't test well with readers.

Saturday, November 28, 2020

The Magikah - TapRead Contest Entry


I entered into TapRead's contest with an urban fantasy that revolves around a young woman/witch and her feline comrade who is a spirit of justice.

My expectations for achieving a rank, let alone win, in his contest is low. Since it hasn't done well in readership. I never really know how these things will go. 

Regardless, this story is another WIP to add to the portfolio as I've always wanted to deliver a fantasy series with a badass female protagonist who is more than capable of saving the world and some. If TR wants it, I'll contract it to them. 

In The Magikah, Elixa is a young adult witch who was raised under the care of a former mage warrior in a fictional city on Earth.  She becomes bound to a spirit of justice and finds herself involved in all sorts of situations.

I intend to carry this story out as long as it's read. It's that kind of story that it could go on for years since there's really no set fixed premise other than Elixa and Justice having to stick their noses into things, avoid being captured by a cat-human race, and do their best to reduce risks, dangers and not blow up the world by accident so to speak.


About the Cover

I created Elixa (what I could with resources I have) on my CGI software. I couldn't get her eyes and skin tone the correct coloring, but it will do for this version.  The hair and clothing I purchased.   The background pattern is stock images from Pixabay that modified and recreated to form the result.  All the fonts are public domain or free commercial-use licenses. 

Hoping this one tick's fantasy supernatural boxes and attracts the YA demographic that I'm aiming for. Although, the chances are slim since TapRead is a poor fit for YA supernatural fantasy that isn't Asian based. I hope that my story could open a way for a new kind of fantasy for readers.

About the Story's Chances

I'll continue the story as a low priority. Along with all my other works in progress. 

http://www.tapread.com/book/detail/685





Saturday, November 14, 2020

To Like A-Man: Next to Paperback Release

 Now that The Fourth Zaldizko is out of the way, my focus for story completion is To Like A-Man.  A boys love (BL) story set in an ICT corporate environment.  The relationship focus is a love triangle, which threatens to impact an organization's surety.  

I had originally intended for the story to be a light-hearted BL comedy, but when I began adding in the want/need elements for Adam a gritty development began to take shape.

I'll be working on a new TapRead cover to support the dramatic undertone of the story. 


The ebook episodes and all other online versions have been removed.  TapRead will be the exclusive online publishing platform whilst the story is in progress.

New content will follow once I complete copy and proof check edits of the existing content. This is to make life easier for me when I take the story to paperback and also ensure stronger alignment to its three-act outline.

Monday, November 9, 2020

The Fourth Zaldizko Paperback is Set for 11.11.20

 


Finally.  The Fourth Zaldizko is set to go for sales on 11.11.2020.  I finished uploading and digitally proofreading the Amazon version for the day.  Ebook version is also set for release on the day.



The TapRead version is also updated and ready for Book-3 that I'll start next year after I release To Like A-Man paperback. 

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Update to Publishing Strategy

 Continuing from my The Fourth Zaldizko publishing antics. I'm still working through the paperback manuscript.  Whilst that is being prepared, I've unlisted the episode ebooks from Kobo and other sources that isn't Google Play.  They weren't generating sales interest, so decided to pull the plug on them. 

The digital media landscape is constantly changing at a fast pace. So I'm having to try to keep up with the tide of changes and ways on how I can achieve sales interest. 

This is my publishing strategy as of today. 

Paperbacks: 60k+ word stories will be made into paperbacks of the cheapest price.  Amazon will continue to be the printer for these.

Small Ebooks:  20k - 60k will be made into ebooks to Google Play only. 

Large Ebooks: 60K+ word stories also be ebooks via Draft2Digital and Googleplay.

I'll exclusively continue to publish through Amazon, Google Play and Draft2Digital from now on. As long as they keep their services the way they are.

Sunday, August 30, 2020

The Fourth Zaldizko Paperback

 


This is the upcoming paperback cover for the second book of the Seriphyn Knight Chronicles saga. After this book, I'm going to be taking a break from writing online and continue Everything Comes to Null offline. 

Writing online is making me not like my works. That's the last thing I want. But I don't want to quit my story. It'll hurt my heart. So I'll write offline and hope that when I publish my story someone will be around to read it.

My quest for readers for this story is not an easy one.  I have been lucky with some support from TapRead and Webnovel for a short while. It felt good to feel this story has some validation for a period. It's just, I don't think this story is going to get more than it has already received.  The truth of the matter. 

I'd rather write the story offline and hold what value I have for it there. Rather than post online in increments and grow to hate it. 

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Seriphyn Knight Chronicles Milestone: Book 2 Completed

A massive milestone was reached today when I finished book number two of the Seriphyn Knight Chronicles: Zaldizko Arc.  

I'll be doing final edits and preparation of the second book in paperback and full ebook format with a new presentation.

Can't wait to get stuck into the finale as it's going to be epic!


Sunday, July 12, 2020

Original Music Makes Change in Publish Strategy Due to COVID

It hit me. An overseas bookstore I used to trade in had sent me a notice that they were no longer accepting orders outside their country for physical items. Anything that had to be physically shipped out was a no-go.

This made me rethink my paperback strategies for Original Music Makes. 

Initially, I had intended to keep it as a paperback series only. With COVID and the paperback sales for this story being in various countries, this isn't as easily achievable as before.

So I'm going to return the series to TapRead with a new book page packaging. Hopefully, it'll do better this time. Of course, the story is still the same only revised. I'll format the time-skip better, so TapRs are able to follow along without wondering what they missed. 

Why TapRead.com?  Because it can be read without an account at this stage and surprisingly securer than similar sites. 

I'll commence planning the book format on Tapread.com, then slowly repost the chapters there.



Thursday, July 2, 2020

Book Progress Focus

Book Completion Focus.  In addition to my schedule strategy for completing my in-flight works, I continue to pile the stories into host sites suitable to the target audience for their respective genres.

The books below will be completed to the following platforms before being pushed out to traditional publishing channels.


 Wattpad    TapRead Inkitt   
  
 To Like A Man


I've removed Original Music Makes from Honeyfeeds, since it didn't test well and limit the story to one host source whilst it's being revised.  HarmonyX hasn't been removed from TapRead yet. I'll continue to monitor the reception of this story there.   To Like a Man will continue to update dually to TapR's and Inkitt when it does progress again.  Seriphyn Knight ongoing story is dedicated to TapRead.  All chapters have been removed from Webnovel's book version.

I might also attempt a Watty with a couple of the completed ones. Will need to confirm they meet the criteria by the time the awards kick in. Otherwise, they'll be self-published.

Always fine-tuning my strategies towards better consistency, efficiency, and end result.



Saturday, May 30, 2020

Book Completion Status

In progress book, catalog completion dates.

In Progress Book Catalog Completion Dates As of 20201111

Title

Free-Read Host

Paying Channels

Target End

% Finished

To Like A-Man

TapRead

Paperback/eBook

31/03/2021

30%

Clumsy Mr. President

TapRead

Paperback/eBook

01/07/2021

18%

Siren’s Scourge (Pt.1)

TapRead

Paperback/eBook

11/11/2021

7%

Dragonieth

TapRead

Paperback/eBook

30/04/2022

13%

Everything Comes to Null

TapRead

Paperback/eBook

31/08/2022


Reborn Legacy

TapRead

Paperback/eBook

TBA


Death Oath: For My Husband’s Life I Fight

Tapread

Paperback/eBook

TBA


Hotaka Music Club

TapRead

Paperback/eBook

TBA

-

Sosei

TapRead

Paperback/eBook

TBA

-

N-Pop

TapRead

Paperback/eBook

TBA

-



I'm tracking completion and milestones via #NaNoWriMo tool https://nanowrimo.org/participants/evil-overlord/projects


01/12/2020

I've dropped The Magikah and HarmonyX as they didn't test well the few times I've attempted them. In their place, I'll test Death Oath.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Dragonieth: Albion New Cover





New replacement cover for Dragonieth: Albion ebook episode to showcase Albion a bit more. Live on ebook channels.

Think Dazzy peeps will recognize the dragon and gear well. 😁

The back-drop is from @darksouls1at Pixabay

Saturday, March 7, 2020

Seriphyn Knight - Cover Releases & Versions




Releasing covers early for my motivation towards the next episode in the Seriphyn Knight Chronicle's saga.

The Zaldizko paperback is planned for the version that would be delivered out of Draft2Digital distribution platform.

Magism and Animachines is the next episode for release in the Fourth Zaldizko book, which is due. I've yet to determine a target release date for this one.

Saturday, February 1, 2020

Slight Revision of New Decade Plans

Based on the less than stellar reception of IKD at Tapread, I've made a snap decision and revision to my New Decade Plan.

I've decided to dedicate Original Music Makes (OMM) series to paperback releases via Amazon.

I've removed this series from all Read-as-Write story sharing sites (e.g. Webnovel, Tapread, Wattpad...).

This series will be revamped as a proper light novel, as originally intended.  I'll also eventually do the same for Seriphyn Knight.

As it's clear that the RaW readerbase isn't working for them. They fair better as traditional paperback where the story  is completed.

These books will be according to the raito noberu standard.


Sunday, January 5, 2020

Revised Seriphyn Knight Tapread Covers


Revised Tapread covers with the new series logo.  I'll need to ensure all books are completed by the end of this year.

Hopefully these work as good click-bait.

Saturday, January 4, 2020

I'm Kita Duran is Featured!


Thank you Tapread.com for featuring I'm Kita Duran.  It's a story that has been in the shadows for a long time.  I'm slowly correcting grammar issues as I go.

I'm so stoopid for posting up to chapter 30 without seeing the eyesores. I'm slowly fixing up. Then I'll continue to post the remaining chapters. Fixing the grammar as I go of course.

Happy author. So many good blessings to start the year.

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

New Decade Plans

Welcome to a new decade! 

Marvellous isn't it?  To be able to live and see a new age of books. 

Over the next few years, I'll continue to work through my brand plans and in progress catalogue as I've mentioned on post Brand Plans.

Adding to this brand plan is a change for the Original Music Makes series. 

Stepping away from traditional ebook distribution. I'll focus solely on paperback releases to Amazon and Rakuten Kobo channels.  

In place of ebook distribution. I've decided to use Tapread as the exclusive online hub for my digital catalogue of works.  This includes the Original Music Makes series. 

From today, I'm Kita Duran will be made available to read in full to Tapread over the coming weeks. 

The book will be removed from all distribution channels once the full Tapread book is live. All paperback versions remain.


When The Fourth Zaldizko is completed.  I'll remove Zaldizko from all ebook distributors and leave the paperback options in place.  This will be over the coming months.


Why did I decide to go with Tapread and not Wattpad or Webnovel for the digital catalogue?
  • Wattpad is great for presentation, but niche stories have a hard time finding readers.
  • Webnovel is great for readership, but their audience is a singular target. Niche and native English stories do terribly there. It's a hard market to crack as readers are fixated on trends.
Tapread held the best balance of the two.  I do run a risk of placing all my eggs in their basket. Since they are green-bloods to the user content market. So far, I love the presentation and vibe of their site. They continue to aim for professionalism. 

I did consider Royal Road. It doesn't cater for mobile reading. 

That's the plan for this year and the next three.


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