Wisconsin Werewolf 2nd Edition & International Availability

I’m an indie author. There’s a lot of good and bad that comes with that. The good is that I’m able to tell the story how I feel it should be told, and use all of my resources to reach the audience that would like to read it. Especially in this day and age, there are so many great reasons to be an indie author. Truly, the gap has been closing between the big guys and the little guys like me.

But, it does come with some limitations.

That’s why previously, Tale of the Wisconsin Werewolf has not been available in most bookstores, and international fans have had to either get the e-book version, or pay a ridiculous overseas shipping price. Not ideal, for sure, but have to work with what I’ve got.

But that’s all about to change.

I am proud to announce that, alongside the launch of Tale of the Gévaudan Beast, I will be releasing the 2nd edition of Tale of the Wisconsin Werewolf, which will be available to many international markets as well as bookstores across the world.

What do you mean, “2nd Edition?”

Mostly, this 2nd edition of Tale of the Wisconsin Werewolf is just going to be a few minor touch ups. Different font, larger margins, plus an excerpt of the prequel at the end. It’ll be a nicer version, but if you already have the paperback of Wisconsin Werewolf, you probably won’t need this new one. There isn’t any new material in it, such as the extra scenes I’ve started revealing (although there may be a deluxe edition with those sometime in the future).

The biggest new thing about this 2nd edition, however, is in the distribution. It will be made available for any bookstore or library in the US to order, and will be available to purchase in many international markets as well. I know for a fact that most of the UK will be able to purchase the book when this 2nd edition comes out, and I’d imagine several other places will soon as well.

This is great news! If you’re overseas and have been anxious to get the paperback copy of Tale of the Wisconsin Werewolf, soon you will get your chance. And fans in the US will soon be able to request this book at their library, and maybe even convince their local bookstore to stock it as well. Most of the time, these places will order a book based on customer requests. So when the 2nd edition goes live, be sure to hit up your local bookstores and libraries!

Exciting times ahead for the end of October! Start the countdown; Tale of the Gévaudan Beast will be released on October 26th, and the international version of Wisconsin Werewolf goes live soon after!

Edison & Wisconsin Werewolf

Recap of Wisconsin Werewolf’s Free Ebook Weekend

In case you missed it (and I really hope you didn’t), last weekend I was giving away the kindle edition of Tale of the Wisconsin Werewolf free. I really talked it up big time—I wanted to make sure everyone got their chance at it.

So, how did Tale of the Wisconsin Werewolf’s first free weekend go?

It was amazing. We gave out 317 copies locally, and even more internationally!

Everyone pitched in, got excited, and really helped spread the word. I couldn’t have done it alone, and I can’t thank you fans enough. You all stepped up to the plate, and made this an incredible weekend.

But… Why Give It Away?

A couple people asked me this. Why give the book away? It sounds like a crazy idea. There are two major reasons why this was a great thing for everyone.

Edison & Wisconsin Werewolf

Reason 1; Free is Awesome

As I mentioned on my personal blog, I love reading high-quality free books. It rocks. And due to a special deal Amazon gives its Kindle authors, we can run short sales like this where the book is completely free.

Readers love this. I love it! I love getting great books without having to spend money. It encourages me to try new authors, too. If I had to pay for every book I read, you better believe I’d stick with the sure thing more often—and quickly run out of books by Stephen King, Michael Crichton, Dan Brown, Dean Koontz, etc. But if it’s free? Sure, I’ll try it. Why not, right? If I start reading and it sucks, I’ll stop and won’t be out anything more than a couple minutes.

I’ve discovered some great books this way, by authors I never would have taken the chance on otherwise.

So that’s a big reason why I did this promotion; because I believe in it strongly from the reader’s perspective. I know how great it is to discover a new favorite author without risking your money on it. Some people who got a free copy of Wisconsin Werewolf last weekend are going to absolutely love it. And they’ll keep me in mind. Maybe they’ll sign up for The Enoc Tales Newsletter, or follow me on Facebook, Google+, Youtube, or Twitter. Or maybe they’ll just tell one friend, who thinks that book sounds cool.

Either way, it’s totally worth it.

Reason 2; Building Momentum

I’ll admit it—I kind of fell off the face of the Earth for a few months there. It happens. But now, things are really kicking into gear around The Enoc Tales. As this post explains, the newsletter is up and running, the prequel—Tale of the Gévaudan Beast—will be out very soon, and even more great surprises for the series are coming.

But first, I had to remind people that I existed.

So spending two days giving away free copies of a great book? Yeah, I’d say that got peoples’ attention. Now that I have it, the party can really get started. The countdown begins for Gévaudan Beast, and the next books in The Enoc Tales. Things are in high gear, and the best way to stay in the loop is to sign up for the newsletter. Seriously, do it. You’ll be glad you did.

Will You Do a Sale Like This Again?

Absolutely! This was the first free weekend, but I’ll be doing this again (for this book AND future ones!) So keep up on the news to hear when the next sale is coming around.

Got Your Copy? Want to Help More?

First of all—awesome! Hope you love it.

If you have your copy of Wisconsin Werewolf (whether you got it free last weekend or have had it awhile now), one thing that would really help is taking a few minutes to leave a review on Amazon. It doesn’t even have to be good; just honest. Say what you really thought about the book, so other potential readers know better if they’ll like it or not. It helps me, sure, but it also helps people flipping through Amazon.

So Thanks Again, to each and Every Wisconsin Werewolf Fan—Last Weekend was Awesome, and it’s Only Going to Get Better!

This Weekend, Get Your Copy of Wisconsin Werewolf FREE!

That’s right; the time has come. For today and tomorrow ONLY, the digital version of Tale of the Wisconsin Werewolf is available FREE!

Click Here to Get Your Free Copy!

This deal only is only good for Saturday, August 31st and Sunday, September 1st. After that, the ebook goes back to it’s original price.

So get it while you can! (And if you’re a fan, feel free to tell a friend about this deal, too. You’ll look like a cool kid, plus you’ll earn major awesome points from me ~_^)

No Kindle? No Problem!

If the thought of reading Tale of the Wisconsin Werewolf free got you all amped up, only to be crushed by the grim realization you don’t actually have a Kindle, don’t worry! That’s no excuse for losing out on this great deal.

Here Are Your Options, My Kindle-less Friends

  • Read it in-browser with Amazon’s Cloud Reader. Because most people in the 21st century have a web browser. You can pick up your shiny new free copy of Wisconsin Werewolf, and read it right on your browser. Don’t have to download anything, pay for anything, or even really do anything. Just sit back, and read.
  • Download the Desktop Kindle program. For serious readers who don’t want to fuss around with a web browser (or would be too easily distracted by Facebook if the temptation was so close). Amazon offers a free program you can download to your computer, and read all of your Kindle books there. Very handy, particularly if you don’t have consistent internet to use the browser-based option.
  • Get the free Kindle app for your phone or tablet. Most of us have phones smarter than we are by now (I know I do). Or maybe you have a tablet best-buddy. Whether it’s Android or iSomething, Amazon has a free Kindle app available. So, as long as you have your phone, you could be flipping through Tale of the Wisconsin Werewolf!
  • Best of all—these things all sync together! You can start reading on the web-based cloud reader, succumb to your Facebook urges, free yourself by switching to the desktop program, then run to the grocery store and finish that chapter while you wait in line at the checkout. All without ever spending a single penny! Now that’s a deal! Plus, as an added bonus, if you ever do get a dedicated Kindle device, you’ll already have your first (and favorite) book ready to go.

But, but… I already have the Paperback of Wisconsin Werewolf

Cool!

So, since you already have it, should you still pick up a digital copy for free?

Of course you should!

Seriously, why not? I already showed you all the easy ways you can read it, even without a Kindle. If you enjoyed Tale of the Wisconsin Werewolf (again, cool!), then you might as well grab a digital version of it for free.

Say you’re stuck at a family reunion, with nothing but your phone and bad food. Sure, you could play Angry Birds and Bejeweled until your fingers are numb… Or, you could go on an adventure with Will all over again, reliving the fun you had the first time.

Or, what about that ever-annoying checkout line at the store? You might not have the hands to play a game (one hand gripping your cart tightly, for fee of grand theft lettuce), but read a book? Sure. Only takes one palm, and the occasional flick of a thumb.

Or maybe someday you do get a Kindle. Not just an app, but a real, honest-to-goodness, glorious, E-ink displayin’ Kindle. Wouldn’t you rather have picked that free book up while you could?

So Pick up your Free copy of Tale of the Wisconsin Werewolf now—while you still can!

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Extra Scene: Travis, part 1

Ever wonder if there was more to Tale of the Wisconsin Werewolf?

I’ve always had scenes in mind that didn’t make it to the final cut. The biggest reason was perspective. I wanted Tale of the Wisconsin Werewolf to stay inside the head of Will.

But what about the other characters?

Travis, Eliza, Mason, Barbason… Every has their own story. Much more than turned out in the book. So I decided I would release them as “deleted” scenes after the book was out.

Now, it’s time to start showing them.

Travis, part 1

This scene shows Travis before he meets Will. In the book, it would be near the beginning (if not the beginning) of Chapter 3: Elkhorn Area High School.

No real spoilers. Too early in the book for that. So whether you’ve read the book yet or not—enjoy!

Tale of the Wisconsin Werewolf eBook

Tale of the Wisconsin Werewolf – for FREE?

What if you could own your very own digital copy of Tale of the Wisconsin Werewolf, absolutely free?

Next week, you’ll get your chance.

Tale of the Wisconsin Werewolf eBook

Weekend Deal: Get the Kindle Edition of Wisconsin Werewolf, Free for 2 Days Only!

That’s right; for one weekend only, you can pick up the Kindle version of Tale of the Wisconsin Werewolf for free.

This Deal is Only Around for 2 Days—Saturday 8/31 & Sunday, 9/1

Next weekend, the normal price of $7.99 will be slashed to $0.00 on Amazon. All you have to do is check out Tale of the Wisconsin Werewolf next Saturday or Sunday—August 31st or September 1st—and click “Buy Now.” That’s it. Suuuuper simple, right?

No Kindle? No Problem!

If the thought of reading Tale of the Wisconsin Werewolf free got you all amped up, only to be crushed by the grim realization you don’t actually have a Kindle, don’t worry! That’s no excuse for losing out on this great deal.

Here Are Your Options, My Kindle-less Friends

  • Read it in-browser with Amazon’s Cloud Reader. Because most people in the 21st century have a web browser. You can pick up your shiny new free copy of Wisconsin Werewolf, and read it right on your browser. Don’t have to download anything, pay for anything, or even really do anything. Just sit back, and read.
  • Download the Desktop Kindle program. For serious readers who don’t want to fuss around with a web browser (or would be too easily distracted by Facebook if the temptation was so close). Amazon offers a free program you can download to your computer, and read all of your Kindle books there. Very handy, particularly if you don’t have consistent internet to use the browser-based option.
  • Get the free Kindle app for your phone or tablet. Most of us have phones smarter than we are by now (I know I do). Or maybe you have a tablet best-buddy. Whether it’s Android or iSomething, Amazon has a free Kindle app available. So, as long as you have your phone, you could be flipping through Tale of the Wisconsin Werewolf!
  • Best of all—these things all sync together! You can start reading on the web-based cloud reader, succumb to your Facebook urges, free yourself by switching to the desktop program, then run to the grocery store and finish that chapter while you wait in line at the checkout. All without ever spending a single penny! Now that’s a deal! Plus, as an added bonus, if you ever do get a dedicated Kindle device, you’ll already have your first (and favorite) book ready to go.

But, but… I already have the Paperback of Wisconsin Werewolf

Cool!

So, since you already have it, should you still pick up a digital copy for free?

Of course you should!

Seriously, why not? I already showed you all the easy ways you can read it, even without a Kindle. If you enjoyed Tale of the Wisconsin Werewolf (again, cool!), then you might as well grab a digital version of it for free.

Say you’re stuck at a family reunion, with nothing but your phone and bad food. Sure, you could play Angry Birds and Bejeweled until your fingers are numb… Or, you could go on an adventure with Will all over again, reliving the fun you had the first time.

Or, what about that ever-annoying checkout line at the store? You might not have the hands to play a game (one hand gripping your cart tightly, for fee of grand theft lettuce), but read a book? Sure. Only takes one palm, and the occasional flick of a thumb.

Or maybe someday you do get a Kindle. Not just an app, but a real, honest-to-goodness, glorious, E-ink displayin’ Kindle. Wouldn’t you rather have picked that free book up while you could?

So There We Go. No Reason To Miss Out—Pick up your FREE digital copy of Tale of the Wisconsin Werewolf 8/31 to 9/1!

Character Bio: Will Lewis

Name: Will Lewis

Age: 15

Hair: Brown, trimmed.

Eyes: Blue

 

Personality

Will isn’t popular. He’s not charismatic. In fact, he thinks of himself as completely unremarkable. He loves Sudoku. Always follows the rules. Enjoys reading. And never, ever expected his life to turn around like it did.

At his core, Will has a strong heart. He has a firm belief in what is right, and does his best to live by it. This might make him seem “by-the-book” when it comes to rules, but it goes beyond that. Will is compelled to do the right thing, even when it puts him in danger.

Will is introverted, and lacks people skills. He’s never been good with finding the right words, and when nervous struggles to find any at all. He keeps most of his thoughts to himself.

His love of Sudoku has trained Will to think analytically. When faced with a problem, he looks for the missing links to complete the picture. Life is a puzzle to Will, and he solves it like any other; with quiet concentration.

Background

Will was born and raised in Beloit, Wisconsin. An only child, Will spent most of his time to himself. He was the kid who read a book instead of played with others. Will didn’t mind; in fact, he enjoyed time to himself more than anything.

Will’s parents, John and Cassandra Lewis, gave him the best life they could. John was the area manager for a local bank chain. He worked long days, and spent most of it keeping his employees honest. John Lewis held his son to that same standard; Will was expected to tell the truth, have manners, and always follow the rules. Will looked up to his father. It was because of him that Will knew the difference between right and wrong.

Cassandra Lewis prided herself on being a stay-at-home, working mother. She always had a home cooked meal on the table. Took care of her son. And worked from home as a freelance virtual assistant. The hours were flexible, and allowed her to do all the things that were important to her. Between her and John’s combined income, money was never a crisis for the Lewis family.

Occasionally Will’s family went to Elkhorn to visit his grandparents. Grandpa Connor and Grandma Eleanor were the only extended family Will had (aside from his great-uncle, Barbason, but he rarely spoke to him). He enjoyed spending time with his grandparents. They were always so happy, and made each visit a big event.

Will was happy with his upbringing. But none of it prepared him for what was to come.

Pre-Order Wisconsin Werewolf, & Read Half the Book—Today!

That’s right—if you pre-order Tale of the Wisconsin Werewolf, you can read over half of the book before it goes on sale!

Part 1 of Tale of the Wisconsin Werewolf has the first 10 chapters—that’s 156 pages!—of the book. It is available as either a downloadable PDF or as a “Kindle-Friendly” version. Everyone who has already pre-ordered has an email on the way with instructions to download.

Speaking of “Kindle-Friendly,” I will be adding another option for pre-ordering soon. For all those e-reader enthusiasts, you will soon be able to pre-order the Kindle edition of the book, for only $7.99! Keep your eyes peeled for that update in the days to come.

The wait is over. Start reading today, and come to the epic conclusion when Tale of the Wisconsin Werewolf goes on sale 12/15/12!

The Change Begins—Today!

Tale of the Wisconsin Werewolf

The Official Cover Art & Release Date!

You’ve waited, and now it’s time.

I am proud to announce the official release date of Tale of the Wisconsin Werewolf, as well as reveal a preview of the cover art!

I hope it was worth the wait.

March 22nd, 2013.

Let the countdown begin!

~ETC

Something big is coming…

Hi all,

If I’ve seemed absent, don’t worry; I’ve been getting my hands dirty writing like never before. Tale of the Wisconsin Werewolf is quickly transforming into a finished product. It’s so close, I can almost count the days until it hits the market.

That being said, there’s big news in store…

Starting today, WisconsinWerewolf.com will be under construction. Expect new content, features, and other surprises over the next few days.

Now, there’s one change that might be a little disappointing… The chapter-by-chapter updates will no longer be available!

Don’t worry—I won’t leave you hanging. They will be replaced by a fully-finished sample of Wisconsin Werewolf’s first 3 chapters. Within the new few weeks it will be available as a free PDF download.

Stay tuned. Good things are on the way!

 

~ETC

P.S. Check back tomorrow for some really big news…

The Fourth Installment

The newest chapter of Tale of the Wisconsin Werewolf is now available for users to read!

Still haven’t registered? Click here to make an account, and access exclusive content.

If the last chapter left you with questions, Will is right there with you. But the search for answers only deepens the mystery of Elkhorn’s little secret. What is the Beast of Bray Road? And could Uncle Barbason have anything to do with it?

 

You can read Chapter 4 in the Chapters section, available to registered users only.

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