Where to find Blade Of The Broken

Blank white book w/pathWhen we indie authors self-publish, we don’t have a publisher to tell the public where to find our books… Or magically get our at Walmart, Barnes & Noble, Costco, etcetera.

Thankfully, books can be sold online directly to you… But it can be tough to find books sometimes. So here’s a master list of where to find my latest book. :)

Paperback

My eStore (The paperback is at full price here. $10.99) https://www.createspace.com/4865309

Amazon (Cool thing on Amazon is if you get a print copy, you get a FREE copy of the eBook version.) http://www.amazon.com/Blade-Broken-Runeblade-Jake-Scholl/dp/1500410551/ref=tmm_pap_title_0?ie=UTF8&qid=1416341951&sr=1-1

Barnes & Noble (Won’t be on any store shelves, but if you use the website you’ll find the book.) http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/blade-of-the-broken-jake-scholl/1120753886?ean=9781500410551&itm=1&usri=9781500410551&cm_mmc=AFFILIATES-_-Linkshare-_-GwEz7vxblVU-_-10:1&r=1,%201

eBook

Smashwords https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/486682

Amazon Kindle http://www.amazon.com/Blade-Broken-Book-Runeblade-Trilogy-ebook/dp/B00OQT9CMS/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1416341951&sr=1-1&keywords=jake+scholl&pebp=1416341960206

 

Nook Store http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/blade-of-the-broken-jake-BladeOfTheBroken-3Dkindle-webscholl/1120651860?ean=2940046369076

Kobo http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/blade-of-the-broken-book-i-of-the-runeblade-trilogy

 

 

 

 

 

 

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A big announcement! (Book launch party!)

BladeOfTheBroken-ebook-webMy novel Blade of the Broken, is coming out in one week! : )

It’s very weird to say that… I’ve been telling you guys since November 2011 that I was working on my novel. I’m a bit nervous, like a parent taking their firstborn child to daycare for the first time. But you can’t keep your child away from the world around them.

You have to be able to let your child find its place… My book is essentially my firstborn child. I’ve got to let him take his first steps someday, rather than keep him in a file cabinet.

And that is what I’m going to do… On the 13th, I’m having a baby shower—err I mean online book release party! And I want my blog readers to join in the fun also! The party will be on Facebook, and is open to anybody, anywhere with a Facebook account! And it’s all day! (:

I’ll be giving you the scoop on the journey I took to get to this point of publishing. I’ll be answering any kind of questions you may have about the writing process, books, or any other questions you have. (Heck, we could even argue about what pizza is best cold!) I’ll even have a special giveaway!

In the end, I’d be honored if you joined me in the book release mania. The link is below.

https://www.facebook.com/events/306579109543374/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming

P.S. Blade of the Broken will also eventually be selling in paperback also. I haven’t forgotten about you paper aficionados! (: (The latest proof I have is quite sexy.) :)

 

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Blade Of the Broken… Up for pre-order! (And ARC info.)

BladeOfTheBroken-ebook-webAfter months of work and toil, I am pleased to announce that my debut novel, Blade Of the Broken Book I of The Runeblade Trilogy, is up for pre-order on the Amazon Kindle Store and Smashwords! (For $4.99) The eBook will hit the internet on November 13th, 2014, and the paperback version will follow soon after. (You can currently read the first %40 of the novel on Smashwords.)

Here is the synopsis:

Thirteen years ago, the lands of Kronea were embroiled in war.

The Sorcerer King, Warrick Volung, killed thousands of innocent men and elves with his sorcery, and the powerful Runeblade, forged by the God of Light Tuireann himself… When it was created, the blade was a weapon of good. But it was warped by Warrick’s evil soul, and his worship of his God: the Arch-Demon Morak.

The people of the lands, the last of the Elves, the Mages & Paladins of Seran Drakis, and the Rangers Guild united to stop the King. They defeated his army, and took the Runeblade, and broke it in two.  Warrick was forced to retreat to his homeland, and has hid there ever since.

Now Kronea is relatively peaceful. Even with peace, there are still monsters in the shadows: human and humanoid alike. To keep order, the Rangers Guild seek them out, and deal with them accordingly.

Stefan Rickardson is one of the best Rangers. He always gets the mission done, no matter the cost. When he’s sent on a quest to stop yet another person, he thinks it’s the same as every other mission… But the further he goes on the hunt, the more Stefan starts to question his orders. Especially when the person he’s after isn’t evil.

Meanwhile, a greater evil is stirring up again, and will push Stefan to his emotional and psychological limits… And it will break him, and everyone around him.

Wills will be tested… And blood will be spilled.

 

I’m also giving away free review copies! Here’s what that’s all about:

Interested in reading and giving a review of Blade Of the Broken before anyone else does? Here’s how you can apply:

Send an email to me at jakeschollwriter@hotmail.com with the words “BOTB Review Request” in the subject line. Give a short intro of who you are, and where I should send the reviewer’s packet to. (The folder will include a .mobi file for Kindle and/or various Kindle Apps, a .pdf file, an .epub for Nook, Sony and Kobo ereaders/apps, and an .html for reading in any web browser. And some cover files.)

Before you send an email, here are the rules.

1)   Only apply if you can start and finish the novel. If you can’t finish, your request to review an ARC in the future for other books will be ignored.

2)   Must be unbiased & honest. As a writing professional, I need to know the good, the bad, and the ugly. That is the only way I can become a better writer. Don’t worry about my feelings.

3)   Finish in a timely manner. I think you should definitely take your time. But, it would be preferable if you think you can finish reading in 2 weeks, and take at least a week after to write a review. If you need more time, please let me know.

4)   Must write a review. Every review helps, even if you didn’t like the book. Opinion will help me improve my writing. And it will help readers decide whether or not to purchase by every review. Post on Amazon, your blog, Goodreads, your website, EVERYWHERE. (At the very least Amazon.

5)   No sharing.  The ARC is only for you, and you alone. No distributing to anyone else.

6)   If you happen across a typo or misspelling tell me what chapter and paragraph it’s in. Even the most experienced editor an author can hire misses things.

Thanks for your time!

– Jake

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Never Alone…

This post has been blank ever since I typed in the title. Mainly because the subject matter unexpectedly hit close to home.

There’s a horrible epidemic in this country. And its a dark thought that wells to the surface of our consciousness multiple times in someone’s life… Suicide.

You see it on the news practically every day. Mostly when a celebrity does it is when it gets the most attention.

The week Robin Williams killed himself, I felt empathy for his family. But when its someone you’ve never known, it never becomes something more than empathy. And it doesn’t make you cry… So I decided to write my thoughts on this rather horrible phenomenon.

A week after, I got a phone call. A close friend was in tears, and said a friend from our childhood committed suicide.

I was silent. The news hit me hard. I was shocked. I was angry. I was heartbroken.. I couldn’t imagine how his family was feeling. It would be wrong for me to even guess.

His life from the outside was perfect. He was married to the love of his life, and had a beautiful daughter. And he was a good father… None of us knew why a blessed man would do this to himself. To his family.

I was also reminded of my own battles… Thus, this article became personal.

I have depression. And at my very worst, I thought about just ending it all. I told friends and family, and a psychologist. The problem was I wasn’t looking at the blessings in my life. Or reminding myself of family.

I also wasn’t looking to the future. My life is far from over, and no one is qualified to end someone’s life: including their own… I could fall in love. I could travel the world. Anything can happen. And just because I’m having a bad day is life. Life always gets better.

The biggest thing I was reminded of was that I’m never alone. It may be hard to speak about problems, but when I do life is less of a burden. You’d be surprised at how many people have felt the same way you do, and can give great advice.

Don’t end everything all over feeling down. No one is truly alone, and don’t feel like no one understands you: most people have been where you are.

Never let fear get in the way.

 

 

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Interview at Grimdark Fiction

To help promote my upcoming novel Blade Of the Broken, I was interviewed by Rob Matheny at his blog Grimdark Fiction Readers & Writers.It was fun to be the interviewee rather than the interviewer. :) 

(Also, feel free to check out his website. Its pretty cool.)

Here’s the link: http://grimdarkfiction.blogspot.com/2014/08/grim-interview-jake-scholl.html

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Blade Of the Broken… Cover revealed!

Quite a few of you have been asking to see the cover for “Blade Of the Broken”. Well, you’ll get to see it now! :D And also, you can read the first chapter here at Wattpad. Here’s the cover and blurb below. — Jake

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Thirteen years ago, the lands of Kronea were embroiled in war.

The Sorcerer King, Warrick Volung, killed thousands of innocent men and elves with his sorcery, and the powerful Runeblade, forged by the God of Light Tuireann himself… When it was created, the blade was a weapon of good. But it was warped by Warrick’s evil soul, and his worship of his God: the Arch-Demon Morak.

The people of the lands, the last of the Elves, the Mages & Paladins of Seran Drakis, and the Rangers Guild united to stop the King. They defeated his army, and took the Runeblade, and broke it in two.  Warrick was forced to retreat to his homeland, and has hid there ever since.

Now Kronea is relatively peaceful. Even with peace, there are still monsters in the shadows: human and humanoid alike. To keep order, the Rangers Guild seek them out, and deal with them accordingly.

Stefan Rickardson is one of the best Rangers. He always gets the mission done, no matter the cost. When he’s sent on a quest to stop yet another person, he thinks it’s the same as every other mission… But the further he goes on the hunt, the more Stefan starts to question his orders. Especially when the person he’s after isn’t evil.

Meanwhile, a greater evil is stirring up again, and will push Stefan to his emotional and psychological limits… And it will break him, and everyone around him.

Wills will be tested… And blood will be spilled.

 

Coming soon to Paperback, Kindle and ePub devices.

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The Case Against Author Solutions, Part 1: The Numbers

jakeescholl:

When looking for book publishers on Google, an Author Solutions company is always one of the first results. If you see that result DO NOT CLICK. Don’t fall for the wonderful promises. These guys are scammers, and will take all your money… There are cheaper and better ways to self-publish.

Originally posted on David Gaughran:

authorsolutionsPRHThe more you study an operation like Author Solutions, the more it resembles a two-bit internet scam, except on a colossal scale.

Internet scammers work on percentages. They know that only a tiny fraction of people will get hoodwinked so they flood the world’s inboxes with spammy junk.

While reputable self-publishing services can rely on author referrals and word-of-mouth, Author Solutions is forced to take a different approach. According to figures released by Author Solutions itself when it was looking for a buyer in 2012, it spent a whopping $11.9m on customer acquisition in 2011 alone.

This money is spent on:

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