Project Alpha Book 2 Pre-Order Up, Book 1 FREE till 7/1

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FREE Book Give Away

The release date for Project Alpha: Book 2 is just around the corner (July 1st) and to help anyone that hasn’t had a chance to start the series, I’ll be giving away book 1. From June 27th to July 1st, Project Alpha: Book 1 will be FREE.

Pre-Order Project Alpha: Book 2 07/1/2019

USA https://www.amazon.com/Project-Alpha-Book-ebook/dp/B07TBSKRQF/

Canada https://www.amazon.ca/Project-Alpha-Book-ebook/dp/B07TBSKRQF/

UK https://www.amazon.co.uk/Project-Alpha-Book-ebook/dp/B07TBSKRQF/

Project Alpha Book 1 FREE!!

USA https://www.amazon.com/Project-Alpha-Book-R-Mejia-ebook/dp/B077YV7S2W/

Canada https://www.amazon.ca/Project-Alpha-Book-R-Mejia-ebook/dp/B077YV7S2W/

UK https://www.amazon.co.uk/Project-Alpha-Book-R-Mejia-ebook/dp/B077YV7S2W/


LitRPG Podcast moderates LitRPG/GameLit Panel

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The LitRPG Podcast will be at the HereHow Festival in Kansas City. We’ll be moderating a panel on GameLit/LitRPG with some amazing authors and narrators:  Jeff Hays and Andrea Parsneau, members of Soundbooth Theater, along with authors Dakota Krout, Charles Dean, Dave Willmarth, and Harmon Cooper.

SATURDAY, JUNE 8th 11:00am - 12:15pm at the Kansas City Public Library's Park Plaza Truman Auditorium. So if you’re in the area, come on by and say hello. If you can’t make it, we’ll try to Live Stream the panel for everyone.

If you want to help out, please leave questions for participants in the comments section. We have a whole hour to talk so your questions will be super useful!


Live Broadcast of Independent Audiobook Awards

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The Independent Audiobook Awards will be live broadcast June 7th, 2019 at 8:30pm,(CST). You can watch at the link below. There is a whole GameLit Category for the audiobook awards, and Dakota Krout will be presenting that award.

https://spectrumaudiobooks.com/live-independent-audiobook-awards/


M.A. Carlson and Anneliese Rennie on the Anchor Podcast

Author M.A. Carlson and narrator Anneliese Rennie were guests on the Anchor podcast talking about World Tree Online: The Curse of Hurlig Ridge 1st Drive. They talk about what gamelit is and what it’s like to narrate it. Go check it out.

Massive 38 Audiobook Giveaway Contest

A big group of LitRPG and GameLit authors to put together a massive audiobook giveaway contest, organized by Richard Hummel. The group’s intent is to promote their pages: Facebook, Twitter, Newsletters, Websites, etc. while giving people a chance to win 38 audiobooks. There will be a total of 10 winners who each win ALL the audiobooks, 5 in the US, and 5 in the UK.

Call for System Apocalypse Short Story Submissions

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Tao Wong, author of System Apocalypse, is taking open submissions for a short story anthology set in that universe.

 

Setting: Earth, the System Apocalypse before book 3 ends (within the 1st year of the System).

Length: 10,000-20,000 words

Deadline: June 30, 2019

Payment: $0.06 per word

 

Full details are on Tao Wongs website at the link below.

http://www.mylifemytao.com/652-2/

Disgardium Cover Art change

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Magic Dome books announced this week that they would be changing the cover art for Disgardium book 1. I guess a few people noted that it wasn’t very engaging.

https://www.facebook.com/magicdomebooks/photos/a.1224844880864213/2758017807546905/?type=3&theater

Apocalypse Gate sale till May 14th

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Daniel Schinhofen let us know that he is publishing the 4th book in the Apocalypse Gate series on May 15th and to help promote that, he plans to put all the earlier novels on sale. The sales will be staggered a little with the biggest discounts happening early starting at $0.99 per book and then gradually rising till its the normal price. So, buy early folks.

 

Book 1 - Sale from May 6th-8th

Book 2 - Sale from May 9th-11th

Book 3 - Sale from May 12th-14th

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07KYWG9M1?ref=series_rw_dp_labf

Audible sitewide sale till Mother's Day

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Site wide sale on all audio books on Audible for active members. Take advantage. Thank you Sound Boothe Theater for letting us know. We of course recommend getting all the R. A. Mejia audiobooks you can for your mom. She’ll enjoy them.

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This Mother's Day, why not give your mom the gift of your happiness by showering yourself with discounted Soundbooth Theater audiobooks? The link below will take you to the details.

 

Given the magnitude of these discounts, we felt the need to propagate the news that Audible is hosting a sitewide sale through Mother's Day. ALL titles will be 50-70% off. If you aren't already an Audible member, you'll have to register; but that seems like a small price to pay for some discounted SBT goodness. And hey, maybe your mom is more edgy than you know...

 

Give your moms a hug for us!

The SBT Family

https://www.audible.com/ep/Mothers-Day-2019

HearNow Festival announces schedule - GameLit awards and LitRPG/GameLit Panel

The Hear Now Festival has announced its schedule for the event which is scheduled for June 6-9, 2019 in Kansas City. It’s a convention that focuses on audio stuff like audiobook narration, music, and podcasts. This year, there’s a GameLit audiobook category and a LitRPG/GameLit panel.

Dakota Krout announces latest novel and expanded universe (Video)

Dakota Krout, author of the Divine Dungeon series and the Completionist Chronicles, and the head of Mountaindale Press did a live stream this past week and he made some really great announcements and he did a Q&A.

M.A. Carlson ESPN Commercial

Anneliese did a commercial for M.A. Carlson’s novel The Curse of Hurlig Ridge: 1st Dive: World Tree Online and put it on ESPN. It's around 01:53:03 into the show:

http://www.espn.com/watch/_/id/3502359/us-pizza-team-trials?fbclid=IwAR3GISCeCfudSJ2r7_TGgA1FbNkmw6M7LEUcHsRi65m8Pelp02Q1XRku4Gs

LitRPG and GameLit Deals this weekend

James Baldwin has also organize a whole group of LitRPG and GameLit authors to discounted/Free books in their series for a convention and also just to promote their works. There are various time limits on the sales, most from expire 4/20/19, so get them quick.

Andrea Parsneau panelist at PortCon Maine 2019

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Andrea Parsneau is going to be a guest panelist at Protcon Main in June 2019. If you’re in the area or at the con, go watch her panel and show your support of one of the best LitRPG narrators.

http://portconmaine.com/site/index.php/2019/04/10/andrea-parsneau-voice-actor/

Life Reset series heads to Kindle Unlimited

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Shemer Kuznits announced that all of the Life Reset books have been placed on KU to promote the release of a separate series he’ll be publishing next month. Go enjoy these novels, it’s the first time they’ll be on KU I believe.

https://www.facebook.com/Liferesetlitrpg/

https://amzn.to/2Id5Exm


Join this group to get Charles Dean to sing us a song Live!

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Charles Dean has issued a challenge. If his favorite fan group, Spoiled Rotten Readers gets 300 followers by the end of April, he will do some special performances that will be live broadcast for all to enjoy. In his own words:

 

If we reach 300 members for spoiled rotten readers by the end of April, I shall pull a Chris Johns and narrate / sing and little. I’ll try to rope Jeff Hays and Annnie into the narration, so we can do a mini play with one of the books. Don’t worry about them finding out, they ignore tags.

 

The group is currently at 251 of the needed 300 followers. So, if you’re like me and want to see the author of War Aeternus and the Bathrobe Knight do some fun skits and songs, please join the group. Full disclosure: Charles is a friend of mine and I really just want to see him do silly things live on the air.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/541733016223492/

 

S.L. Rowland interviewed by JVJ Podcast

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S.L. Rowland, author of Pangea Online series and Sentenced to Troll,  was interviewed by the JVJ podcast recently. They talk about his novels, LitRPG, why he chose to make an audiobook out of it, and future plans. Give it a listen.

http://jvjpodcast.com/?name=2019-04-02_s_l_rowland_224.mp3&fbclid=IwAR30dI7Y0hoURwcPIdeLLdcktAv7XnV59AZZsTFH0Xav1dMsx3JVYN59jaE

Slime Dungeon Game Update (Video)

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Jeffrey Falcon Logue, author of the Slime Dungeon Chronicles, has released an update on the side scroller game he’s making based on that property. It has a variety of monsters, new locations, new slime powers, and some pretty great music. It looks very impressive.

https://youtu.be/EM8ftuBjNFU

John Van Stry legal battle with piracy site and GoFundMe effort

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If you haven’t heard of ebook.bike, it is a website that lets its users post pirated ebooks for anyone to download. Not only do they list files, but actively promote popular pirated titles for people to download. The piracy site has a ton of authors including including many LitRPG ebooks. Travis Robert McCrea, the site founder and manager, has also regularly been accused of ignoring Take Down and DMCA notices sent by authors.

 

His response to the accusations?

 

“If people don’t think that I am upholding my duties as a web developer or the website owner to prevent copyrighted material from entering my website ... take me to court,” he said. “I’m confident that I’m upholding the letter of the law.”

(https://www.thestar.com/entertainment/books/2019/03/09/authors-irritated-by-smug-defence-of-vancouver-website-they-say-is-stealing-their-work.html )

 

Well, John Van Stry, author of the Portals of Infinity series, Valen’s Legacy series, and Days of Future Past series, has had enough and is suing the founders and managers of that site. He’s already invested over $19K of his own money in the legal battle with piracy site eBook.Bike.

 

Now, John Van Stry has started a GoFundMe campaign to help cover future legal costs associated with the battle and readers and authors have responded. He’s raised $20K of the $30K goal in just a few days, which reflects the sheer frustration that authors have had with the site.

 

On a related note,  Travis Robert McCrea tried to also do a GoFundMe to cover his side of the legal expenses but it was shut down, likely because it violated some terms of service or because of user complaints.

 

You can read a little about many author’s issues with McCrea and his responses at the link below.

https://www.gofundme.com/bring-ebookbike-to-justice

http://eroticauthorsguild.org/1-main.pdf

https://www.thestar.com/entertainment/books/2019/03/09/authors-irritated-by-smug-defence-of-vancouver-website-they-say-is-stealing-their-work.html