03 June 2012 ~ 2 Comments

The Crow God’s Girl soft launch and FAQ

For those of you with e-readers, The Crow God’s Girl is available now from Smashwords. ETA on availability of paperback is still roughly mid-June.

The Crow God’s Girl.

The Crow God’s Girl

By Patrice Sarath
Rating: Not yet rated.
Published: June 02, 2012
Words: 94405 (approximate)
Language: English

Short description

In this standalone novel of the Gordath Wood series by Patrice Sarath, a 21st century teen navigates the dangers of a treacherous fantasy world.

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FAQ on The Crow God’s Girl

Is this the third book in the Gordath Wood trilogy?

It’s the third book in the series but it is a standalone novel, not the conclusion of a trilogy. Readers can start with The Crow God’s Girl and then go read the other two books for the rest of the story. Since this book follows Kate Mossland and Colar Terrick, it begins its own sequence. Basically, it’s a reboot.

Will there be more books in the series?

Yes. Kate has a big story to tell with lots of adventures. So the series will continue.

What about Lynn and Joe? And Captain Crae? You haven’t abandoned them, have you?

Captain Crae plays a huge part in The Crow God’s Girl. As for Lynn and Joe, I will be checking back in with them in in later books.

Why did you self-publish The Crow God’s Girl?

Ace opted not to publish this book. This is sad — believe me, I shed many a tear — but in this day and age, it’s not the end of the world. I had a story to tell, and the way to get the story out to readers was through self-publishing. In the process I learned exactly why publishers sell books for the price they sell them for. I am fortunate in that I write and edit for a living. I know how to proofread and copy edit. And it was still the most time-consuming and stressful part of the process. I was committed to bringing to readers a book of the highest quality, and I know you will find typos despite the three or four passes I made over the manuscript, and believe me, it’s haunting me already (pre-haunting?).

What if I find a typo (or several hundred)?

*whimper.* Let me know so I can fix it in the electronic edition.

What is the most important thing a reader can do to help support a series they like?

Reviews. Get the word out. If you enjoyed the Gordath Wood series and you enjoy The Crow God’s Girl, please take the time to tell people.

 

 

 

2 Responses to “The Crow God’s Girl soft launch and FAQ”

  1. Ulli 3 June 2012 at 1:48 pm Permalink

    I loved the other two books, so I’ll definitely get this one. And I don’t care much about typos (maybe because I’m german), so I’ll not complain about anything in that area.
    But mostly I wanted to say how great I think it that you took the step to self publishing. I really hope that it will pay off for you. There has to be a chance for stories that are beyond mass taste. Not just for the authors but also for people like me who are desperately looking for something different. (I hope you don’t take this as insult. I really think you write a seldom found but sorely needed kind of fantasy.)

  2. Patrice Sarath 3 June 2012 at 2:46 pm Permalink

    Thanks, Ulli!

    I knew when I started writing this series that it would appeal to a certain type of reader. I love fantasy — I don’t love “easy” magic. I’m glad that the Gordath Wood books are the books you like to read.


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