Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Authors-Pad.com is finally up.


After scrutinizing several different web site options, I finally settled on a product I like that allows the site to do what I wanted it to do. What is that you ask? I am glad you asked.


Authors-Pad.com is a site for aspiring and established authors to be able to tell us about their books. It is also a place for readers to provide reviews or simply a place for both to get to know each other. It runs on the Karma system so people will get to vote on the various articles and comments.


Eventually, I hope to have contests where our higher Karma users will get neat little prizes but lets do one thing at a time. Right now, the priority is to get the site launched and build up some participating users.


I look forward to talking to you guys on there. Please let me know what you think of the site.


Thanks.


Gus Gallows

Monday, March 3, 2014

The Price of Love is officially released

The Price of Love, Book 3 of the Lore of Algoron series is now released and available for purchase.


In the world of Algoron, there is one piece of lore that has withstood the test of time. It is a tragic tale of a dragon, keen on learning the emotions of man.


As providence would have it, an elven woman dies from her wounds at the entrance of his lair, leaving her small child alone in this world. The dragon finds the child, and decides to learn from it. With the help of a kidnapped priestess, he raises the child to adulthood, all the while building a bond he can not explain.


Ultimately, the bond is threatened by the arrival of a strapping young bard and only then does the dragon truly begins to understand the emotion he sought, and the horrible price it exacts.


This tale is still told in the temple of Taliena, the Goddess of Love, to this very day as an example of love and the lengths one will go to hold on to it.


You can get your own copy of The Price of Love, Book 3 of the Lore of Algoron at the following locations:


My CreateSpace.com store:
The Price of Love, Book 3 of the Lore of Algoron (Paperback)


On Smashwords.com:
The Price of Love, Book 3 of the Lore of Algoron (E-Book editions)


On Amazon.com:
The Price of Love, Book 3 of the Lore of Algoron (Paperback)
The Price of Love, Book 3 of the Lore of Algoron (Kindle Edition)


Thank you to my readers. I appreciate you guys for taking the time to read and for letting your friends know about my books.





Wednesday, December 11, 2013

The Price of Dignity is officially released.

It looks like all of our production delays have finally come to an end. The second book in The Lore of Algoron series is officially released.

The links to the Books now that the first two are fully available are as follows:
On CreateSpace:
https://www.createspace.com/4394101  (Price of Honor)
https://www.createspace.com/4503378  (Price of Dignity)

On Amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/The-Price-Honor-Algoron-Volume/dp/149210499X
http://www.amazon.com/Price-Dignity-Lore-Algoron/dp/149362332X

E-Book copies on Smashwords:
http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/345472  (Price of Honor)
http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/384027  (Price of Dignity)

The Price of Love will release on February 14th barring any unexpected production issues.

Stay tuned. I am going to announce a contest on how you can win a signed copy of the third book when it is released. More details are forthcoming, so check back often.


Gus Gallows

Monday, December 9, 2013

Starting an IndieGogo Campaign

Hey guys,

I have kicked off an IndieGogo campaign to help market my books when the third one releases on February 14th. You can find out more about it here:
http://igg.me/at/gusgallows/x/5116895

I have included a few perks for contributors:

Contribute $25 and receive a signed thank you note and a shout-out on twitter, so make sure to send me your twitter name.

Contribute $100 or more and receive all three books, signed by me, and a shout-out on twitter, so make sure to send me your twitter name.

I will be using the money to buy several hundred copies of the books to send off to my partners at Soul Star Multimedia so they can market them at Comic Con in April and anywhere else they go. I would also use part of it to offset their booth costs at the convention.

Even if you can't contribute financially, you can help by spreading the word through you various social media outlets. There is also some sharing functionality built into IndieGogo which can help you get the word out.

Any help you guys can offer would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks and keep on reading,

Gus Gallows

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Web Site is Finally current

Hey guys,

I know it has been a long time coming, but I finally have my website up to date to include a working contact-us form. I had no idea that the old one wasn't working. I am not sure when it quit, but I just want you guys to know that I was not deliberately ignoring anyone's comments. Please feel free to leave a comment whenever you want. I want to stay close to my readers.

I also updated the links to the books in my Gus' Picks page to reflect the current version of The Price of Honor. I will update it again once The Price of Dignity goes live on Amazon and then again when The Price of Love is released.

I also added a link to where you can get pretty much any e-Reader version through Smashwords.com. I added them to the DSL Novel by Gus Gallows pages.

My intent is to be a better steward of my site so you guys can be kept up to date as much as possible.

On a side note, I am still seeking reviewers, so if you are interested, send me a request via the now working Contact-Us page and I will email you a link with a discount code so you can get the e-Reader version for free. All I ask is that you do not give the codes to anyone else and that you write me a positive review on Amazon and anywhere else you think would be appropriate (goodreads, smashwords, your blog, whatever) and you send me a link to the review so I can post it on my site.

Thanks for everyone's patience. I hope you really enjoy the series. I am hoping to start my next series of books in the coming months. More on that later.

For now, keep on reading.

Gus Gallows

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Info on Gus Gallows and his books

Hello dwellers of the ethereal mists,

I have finally finished writing my third book in the Lore of Algoron Series, The Price of Love, so I actually have some time to post to my blog. With that said, the book is now sitting with my editor. Officially, the release date is February 14th, 2014. But that is not the purpose of today's post.

Today, I just want to give you, the reader, a little bit more information on how to find me in that dauntingly large universe we call the internet. I look forward to meeting you guys, so please feel free to add me on any and all of my social media pages. They are as follows:

My Home page:
http://bit.ly/1cbAM4M

Facebook (Gus Gallows):
http://on.fb.me/IsJJiL

Twitter (@GusGallows):
http://bit.ly/1cYt0wF

LinkedIn (Gus Gallows):
http://linkd.in/1iAdu1k

You can also catch my interview on blogtalkradio.com at the following URL:
http://bit.ly/18iEXh8

As for my books, currently, only the first one is in print. The second should be in print within the next couple of days. The third, again, will be available on February 14th. The first two are available on Smashwords if you are using a NOOK or other reader. All three books will be available on the Kindle as soon as we can get them there. The URLs for the currently published books are as follows:

The Price of Honor, Book 1 of the Lore of Algoron, A Dark and Shattered Lands novel:
Amazon (paperback): http://amzn.to/1cXBswC
CreateSpace Store (paperback): http://bit.ly/IsJEve
Smashwords (E-formats): http://bit.ly/18D4CUu
Kindle Store: COMING SOON

The Price of Dignity, Book 2 of the Lore of Algoron, A Dark and Shattered Lands novel:
Smashwords (E-Formats): http://bit.ly/18mnKjX
Amazon, CreateSpace, and Kindle: COMING SOON

The Price of Love, Book 3 of the Lore of Algoron, A Dark and Shattered Lands novel:
All editions to be released on or around February 14th, 2014.

Again, I am eager to meet my readers and if you are not yet one of them, I still want to meet you. For those loyal readers out there, help me get the word out. Please share this blogpost on whatever social media site you are on. It is time for the Lore of Algoron to be told.

Thanks for hanging in there while I immersed myself in the inkwell to get these three books written. I hope you like them as much as I enjoyed writing them.

Godspeed you gentle (and some not so gentle) souls,

Gus Gallows

Monday, August 26, 2013

The Price Of Honor, Book 1 of the Lore of Algoron

Good day everyone,

It would appear that my book, The Price of Honor, book 1 of the Lore of Algoron, released early. It was slated for September 6th, but it showed up in Amazon.com today. You can find it at the following URL:

http://www.amazon.com/The-Price-Honor-Algoron-Volume/dp/149210499X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1377543772&sr=8-1&keywords=the+price+of+honor+gus+gallows

I was surprised by the early release but not upset in the least. I am glad to finally see it in print as a fully edited and published edition. Now I can focus on book 2, the Price of Dignity, so we can get it in print. It also means I can shift focus to book 3 which I am still writing.

Speaking of book 3, it had some interesting developments this week. One of the players of a character paramount to the story got in touch with me out of the blue and I was able to extract a lot of information which I had forgotten from her. This is good news because I was starting to get away from my goal to include as many actual player characters from the game as I could. It also helps me bring a more dynamic and interesting character into play which I was struggling with find a fit for. Now the character will be integral to the story.

So, long story short, it was a pretty good weekend.

As for my Kickstarter project, it isn't doing so well. As of  this writing, it has $126 pledged, which I am stoked about, but that is well short of the $10,000 we are trying to raise for the marketing campaign. As of this writing, we have 16 days left, so hopefully, there is a spike in interest. Please pass it along to your friends and colleagues.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/gusgallows/a-dark-and-shattered-lands-novel

On to other news, I am looking for others to start writing novels based on the world of Algoron, from the Dark and Shattered Lands game. If you are up for it, I would be glad to work with you on it and if we can get it done, maybe even help you get it published with my publisher. The book would need to be at least 50,000 words, it could be a compilation of short stories, or a full series of novels. I really want to open this world we created up to the world we actually live in. My three stories are such a small part of Algoron and I would love it if the people who still play in it, would share their own stories.

I own a web site which I haven't developed yet called Authors-pad.com. I am considering making it a story site for folks to relay stories for all to read and we could set up a section just for DSL. What do you think about that? Let me know and please, let me know what you think of my book.

Have a great day, and if real life has dictated that you shouldn't have a great day, then at least get your character to that next level. :)

-Gus