Archive for August, 2013

Pact Arcanum Update

Thursday, August 29th, 2013

I know I said I’d wait until the end of the year before making a decision on whether to discontinue the Serial Edition or the Omnibus Edition, but I decided on a compromise that could be implemented right away.

Pact Arcanum Omnibus Edition cover art

The Omnibus Edition is much too long to ever be formatted into a print edition, and the Serial edition has so many books that it crowds out the ebooks that actually sell.  Therefore, I decided to discontinue the Serial Edition ebooks, in favor of the Omnibus edition ebook.  The Serial Edition paperbacks will remain available, in case anyone wants them.  So the Integrated text will be available as an ebook in the Omnibus format, and as print books in the Serial format.

Also, I raised all my ebook prices back to their previous levels ($4.99 for the novels, and $3.99 for the novella) as the drop in price over the last few months has done nothing to compensate for the summer doldrums.  The Omnibus edition therefore, remains a good deal (about 41% of the cost of buying the individual books separately).

As for The Red Wind serialization, we are fast approaching the last completed chapter, and I will have to sit down and finally write some more.

We’ll see how that all moves along.  Nothing to see here…

 

Respectfully,

Arshad Ahsanuddin

Pact Arcanum Omnibus

Monday, August 5th, 2013

Witness the Pact Arcanum Integrated Ultimate Omnibus Edition, which contains the text of the entire Serial Edition in a single volume.

Pact Arcanum Omnibus Edition cover art

It’s been five months since the Integrated Serial Edition first went live. I thought it might increase the appeal of the books by making them short but sweet, just more of them. Now it’s time to try the opposite experiment, by compacting them into as small a footprint as I can, all in one file. Economically, it will be a cheaper buy for you folks, if you want to have it all in one place. As with the Serial Edition, the Omnibus Edition is a chronologically linear redesign of the original text, without the flashbacks that some people find so confusing.

I will be posting the Omnibus edition immediately, to see how it does in contrast to the Serial edition. If there is a significant difference by the end of the year, then I will discontinue one and proceed with the edition preferred by readers.

In the end, there can be only one.

Props to Jayant Mall at J Labs for his cool cover artwork. It was originally designed for the Comic Book edition, currently in development, but THAT will be a story for another time.

 

Respectfully,

Arshad Ahsanuddin