Sunday, December 14, 2014
Revelry on Amazon.com
Just found the Amazon/CreateSpace proof in my mailbox. Guess it came yesterday without my knowing. Usually, they leave large and/or awkward packages upon my front door or in the garage. Luckily, it wasn't damaged by shoving it in and then back out of the mailbox.
Anyway, the proof looks awesome! I just approved it. That means a softcover is immediately available on CreateSpace and it'll be 3 - 5 days before Revelry in Torth shows up on amazon.
Now that I know Amazon is covered, I'm 99% sure DriveThru's print version files will also be OK. However, I'd feel like a real jackass if I approved that shit before actually seeing the proof and then found out that DriveThru somehow mishandled it or there was an error created by Lightning Source's interpretation of the files. So, probably another week on that.
Still waiting on reviews. All I've been able to find is a 5 star "Nice job, Venger!" on DriveThru and a longer, so-so review over here. I considered writing a tit for tat rebuttal of his analysis, but realized that probably wouldn't be very productive. Not that Merric doesn't have valid points, just that his expectations are probably a bit off in regards to my style, how I write, how I GM, etc. And what he said about my short short story seemed kind of mean-spirited.
My work is somewhere between my personal adventure notes (before, during, and after sessions) and what a big RPG company usually puts out, like Wizards of the Coast or Pathfinder. Those expecting more of the latter will most likely be disappointed. As mentioned in Liberation and Purple, I've put 85% of what's required to successfully run a mini-campaign on an aesthetically pleasing platter (you should see the horrendous scribbles from my actual session notes!), it's for individual GMs to add their personal 15%. The combination is what makes it magical.