I am very excited to announce that we’ve added a link to the official Names of Power page where you can read the first ten chapters for free! You can read it directly from the page, or you can download it to your device and read it later. Please enjoy and share it with your friends. Thank you!
I’m pleasantly surprised to see the approval process go so easily and quickly. Names of Power: The Angel is now available for download to Kindle!
The proofing process went wonderfully and we’re proud to announce we’re ready to print and deliver premium finish softcover books directly to your home.
To purchase, please click the buy link on the official Names of Power webpage:
Names of Power
FYI… We’ve also submitted the book to Amazon.com to be made available on Kindle. We should be approved and listed within in the next 3 days (April 18-20). Thank you!
I received my first proof copy today! I have to say, it’s an amazing feeling to hold my own words in true book form. The matte finish feels fantastic in the hand. The cream color pages are easy to read. The layout is beautiful. Even the back cover brings me joy!
I did find a few small places where I could improve the look of the final product. Then again, that’s the whole point of the proof copy :). I’ve already updated the files and sent them to the printer for approval. Hopefully we’ll have links available on the primary webpage for readers to start purchasing on Monday or Tuesday.
I had a dream that I wrote a scene for one of the books in the series. Now that I’m awake, it feels like book 4 material, so it will be a while before any of you see it. It was so fun that it actually woke me up with excitement, and now I can’t go back to sleep … so I have to write it to get it out of my system before I’ll be able to sleep again! I’ll leave one clue, which readers of Book 2 may catch onto: Bozart
I’m getting into the social media aspect of book promotion late in the game. I should have started this a year ago. That said, I’m doing alright for only having publication related social media accounts active for the last four days. I’ve had to rebuild my Facebook page three times already, but I’m very happy with where that is now. I don’t foresee another rebuild on that one, ever.
My twitter account was lucky enough that I could just do a cosmetic rename on it. As a result, my follows on that account haven’t been negatively impacted and in only four days, as of just a few minutes ago, I’m up to 201 followers! WOOT!
I know that’s not a very high bar, but considering it’s only been four days and the book isn’t even in print yet, I’d call that a victory.
I am ecstatic right now! I’m SO CLOSE to having a bookstore-quality physical copy of my novel in my hands for the first time!
I’ve formatted and uploaded all of my files to the printer’s webpage. I’ve created a temporary promotional cover to print until my artist delivers the official cover art. The printer still has to review everything, which should take another day or so. Once that’s done, if everything looks good, I’ll be able to print a proof copy.
I was able to get a copy of the promotional cover. Is that too legit to quit, or what?!
One of the hardest things to do is write a good synopsis that correctly describes your book without giving away all of your big reveals. If you were to read my synopsis and then ask me what it was really about, I’d have to say, “it’s a supernatural mystery involving an angel, a werewolf, and a wiener dog. What’s not to love?”
That gives you a little more without giving up too many of my secrets.
The Names of Power series, by Travis Galvan, follows a pair of siblings as they are forced into the world of the supernatural against their will. Please return to this blog for regular updates on the series, special events, and writing samples.