Plans for Like Glass


Okay, this’ll be a short one, mainly just to get it out there.  Now that Like Glass is back in my hands, I’ve been debating what – if anything – I’m going to do about getting it back on the market.  So, here’s the preliminary plan for the moment.

  1. eBook release, mainly on Kindle and Nook platforms.  I might look into other distributions means; I haven’t decided yet.  Also haven’t planned a release date yet either — that’ll depend on how long it takes to edit everything, and what needs to go into converting for those platforms.  Shouldn’t be terribly long, but at the same time, I still have a full-time job, a wife, and a kid, so there’s no telling how much time I can really devote to it.

That’s it, actually.  I do have some other ideas I’m throwing around, such as:

  • Release as a web serial, with chapters coming out periodically.  Haven’t decided how to handle this, especially with the eBooks.  Don’t want to give it away for free one way and charge for another. Maybe a subscription fee?  I dunno…
  • Audiobook.  Not really considering this one too seriously, as it’d take a lot more time than I can really invest now, but it’s something I’ve thrown around a little.  It’d be fun, but there’s almost no chance I’d get things quiet enough around the house for any recording, even if I had all the free time in the world.
  • Print, primarily self-published.  I really don’t want to futz around with another publisher that’s going to disappear on me, and I know I won’t get an agent (and probably not even a publisher) at the moment.  So it’d be self-published, and that’d take more time than the eBook would — typesetting, cover design, checking proofs and re-submitting any changes, etc.  At least it’s relatively cost-effective, since there’s a few POD publishers who only charge you for what’s ordered (namely the first proofs).

So that’s where I’m at with it.  Hopefully I’ll be able to spend a bit of time editing over the next few days, and I can come back with some more concrete details about when things might be available.

Any suggestions are most welcome, so if you have an idea, don’t be afraid to speak up.

–Matt

Like Glass Update


Okay, straight to the point:

Like Glass is no longer being published through H and E Media.  The company has been going through some changes over the past year or so, and they’re currently going through further changes that have allowed me to consider other options. 

I don’t have a plan at this point, but I’m going to look at the various possibilities over the remainder of the holidays and see where to go from there.

In all honesty, the two main ideas I’m looking at are either self-publishing again or simply doing nothing with it – at least, nothing special.  If I don’t self-publish, then I may well release it here as either an eBook download (probably just PDF; we’ll see) or as an online eBook, maybe released as a serial to give people an excuse to come back to the site more frequently.

I would like to thank the staff at H and E Media.  It’s been an interesting ride to say the least, and while it didn’t pan out like we all would’ve hoped, at least they saw enough in the novel to invest their time and money into trying to make something out of it.

Ernest Hemingway on Symbolism


No good book has ever been written that has in it symbols arrived at beforehand and stuck in. … I tried to make a real old man, a real boy, a real sea and a real fish and real sharks. But if I made them good and true enough they would mean many things.

–Ernest Hemingway, 1954, referring to The Old Man and the Sea.

Breaking News: Like Glass Now Available on Kindle


Like Glass by Matthew Cory - 978-1-906873-39-4

That’s right: my début novel, Like Glass, is now available on the Kindle platform!  Accessible from four Amazon sites – U.S., U.K., French, and German – you can now have the story of Rob Jackson on any device that supports Kindle – including Android, Blackberry, Windows, Mac, and others!

A little more about the book:

Like Glass is, in essence, a love story. However, to say it is a romance would be misleading.

Rob Jackson is an entrepreneur who lives to work rather than works to live.  His best friend is a six-pack of beer and he leads a life that is convenient for him, but to others he merely exists.  This simple existence changes the day he receives a phone call which compels him to revisit his past and to tackle both an unfading love and an ever-present hate he’d tried diligently, and unsuccessfully, to forget.

As Rob’s past invades his present, he is forced to come face to face with a lost love and to confront years of painful truths that he had tried to ignore. He soon finds himself on a dark journey of regret and despair as he struggles to come to terms with the hand that life has dealt him.

Get it for Kindle:
Amazon US Store ($2.99)
Amazon UK Store (£2.15)
Amazon German Store (€2,99)
Amazon French Store (€2,99)
Note: The German and French storefronts are in their respective languages; however, the novel is only available in English at this time.

Or get the original paperback version:
The Book Depository ($9.55 – Free shipping worldwide!)
Amazon UK Store (£7.19)

Don’t forget to drop me a line when you read the book!