First off, I'm not dead! Hooray!
Second off, I have awesome news! My cousin and I are developing an upcoming web site solely focused on helping indie authors get their books to as many readers as possible. On the flip side, the other half of the design is to help readers easily find quality indie books in their preferred genres. It's a daunting task but we are off to some great ideas here, and should have a beta site to show people very soon!
A few things that I need from you, dear reader, to help me in this endeavor.
First, if you're a self-published (or traditionally published) author and have two minutes, take this survey. This is us trying to find out exactly what authors want and need and how this will work.
Second, if you are a reader (which I'd imagine is everybody here), take this survey too. It's also short, but our attempt to get a better idea of what READERS want.
Then we're gonna mash 'em together and make a site out of it. It's gonna be great.
For now, we are accepting beta signups and will provide updates if you sign up on Wreedle.com. If you sign up there, we are giving away free stuff along the way (like adspace!) so it's totally worth it! Also, I'm in charge of the mailing list, so I don't send no spam or nothin.
In the WRITING side of things, I'm self-publishing! Steelgods 1 should be out January 1st, 2014, with any luck. I'm also going to be going crazy with a small group of friends, hopefully forming a squadron of self-publishers. Our goals are still up in the air, but just keep an eye out for that. And I'm going to be writing a lot more.
That's it! Sign up! Take surveys! Do it! Yeaaaah!