A year ago, I helped create Rise of the Europan. To help celebrate this anniversary and increase the visibility of the book, Dryden House is making the Kindle edition of Rise of the Europan free from November 21 to November 25.
This is obviously the best deal you’re going to get, so if you’re interested in reading the book but you’ve been holding off due to the cost, now’s the time.
To my fellow collaborators of RotE, I want to apologize for my actions of the last year. I worked hard on my story and was an active participant in many aspects of this book’s genesis, but shortly after it debuted, I dropped off the map and have not put in any appreciable effort to promote it in the time since. I had my reasons, excuses, etc., and all that, but those things are mostly just noise.
What’s true is that I made a promise to myself and all of you, to help keep this book alive, and I have failed to live up to my word. I’m not happy with the way I’ve handled this, and many other things over the past year, but at this point all I can do is own my mistakes and attempt to do better.
I believed in this book when we wrote it, and I still do. I want more people to read it, so I’m going to have to suck it up and put in the hard work that I’ve been neglecting to do for so long now.
If you’ve stumbled across this post, please consider downloading a copy of Rise of the Europan during its free Kindle promotion. A great group of people came together to make that book a reality, and it is filled with some eclectic and entertaining sci-fi stories, all set in amazing collaborative science-fiction setting that continues to grow.