We’re such lucky squirrels. If you regularly watch our videos or read our articles, you’ve probably heard us make that claim a few times.
We have such amazing readers, many who have evolved into fans and even friends. They show their support by telling their friends about our stories, and by buying our books and pre-ordering titles before they’re released.
In return, we work extra hard to meet our readers’ expectations. It’s a win-win relationship.
As the deadline for the next title—Ascending Mage 5: Changeling Uprising—rapidly approached, we realized that in order to meet the pre-order deadline, we would have to make some cuts from the story. Many cuts, in fact.
We had a choice:
- We could meet the August 25 pre-order launch date (the digital files which are due on Amazon’s servers a week before).
- Or, we could delay the launch.
We decided that it was better to delay the launch, to September 22.
The penalty for missing a pre-order deadline with Amazon is that we’re banned from setting up any pre-orders for a year. That’s painful since we’ve come to rely on pre-orders as a key element of our business model.
But—big picture—it’s far more important to deliver the best page-turner we’re capable of creating. These books will live on long after we do. While we really dislike making our readers wait another three-plus weeks to receive the next installment, we’re hoping you will forgive us when you finally get this next novel in your hands.
Sorry for the delay! We think it’ll be worth the wait. 😊