After a long time, I’m proud to announce that the book is now officially released. The prequel is called A Triggered Past.
If you’re already on my mailing list, you should already receive an email with the link to download the book.
Why it takes so long to publish Trigger Locked prequel
The answer to this question is easy. I didn’t have the budget to get the book published.
In case you’re wondering, it takes a lot of money to publish a book of any kind. And that’s the reason why some authors, mangaka and even anime directors are launching a crowdfunding campaign.
Well, I’m fortunate that I can do most of the book publishing myself. But the only thing I can’t do is the cover illustration.
In my case, book cover illustration takes a significant portion of my book publishing budget. Since I don’t have a lot of budgets, I can only spend only on one thing. And that is the book cover illustration.
Regardless of the type of book you sell, people will only give your book a chance if you have a professional-looking cover.
You don’t have to browse through on Amazon just to see for yourself. Just head over to places like Wattpad. You’ll realize that most books that get the most readers have a professional-looking cover.
Even Wattpad guideline also encourages the Wattpad authors to get a professional-looking book cover if they want to increase their readership.
So, having a professional-looking cover is important if you want your readers to take your book seriously.
I can talk about the book cover all day long.
But my point is having a professional-looking book cover is important to me even if I’m giving my book away for free.
Free books are the extension of my brand. It also matters as much as my paid books.
How you can get the book
In case you’re wondering, I’m giving the Trigger Locked prequel for free if you join my mailing list. In addition to A Triggered Past, you’ll also get my other book, Twisted Destiny: The Past after you sign up. It’s a prequel to my other novel, Twisted Destiny.
If you’d like to get your hand on any of these books, all you need to do is to sign up for my mailing list right here:
The future of Trigger Locked series
I have to admit that I didn’t plan to release A Triggered Past this month. But I do have a plan to release the book somewhere around this year, though.
After revising my budget for the remaining of 2017, I realize that I can still cover other business expenses even after paying for the book cover illustration. Since I needed to get the book published as soon as possible, I contacted Color-LES to get the book cover done.
To be honest, I feel a bit rushed. But that’s fine with me so then I can concentrate on writing the second book in the Trigger Locked series.
My initial plan was to write the second book early this year. But with the release of the brand new edition of The Diary of Modern Cinderella that takes a huge amount of commitment on my side, I had to push my plan to write the book to a later date.
I thought that I could begin writing the second book this month. But with so many of my projects that are yet to be completed, I’ve decided to postpone and write the book during NaNoWriMo 2017.
Again, I didn’t plan to take part in NaNoWriMo this year.
But with so many things I have to do, I can only dedicate my time to writing the second book in November.
If you’re already on my mailing list, I’ll keep you updated on the book progress.
Do you love original light novels in English?
Just like the other authors, I’ve also started my own Patreon campaign. If you love original light novels in English and you enjoy my writing, you can now support me on Patreon for as low as $2 per month.
If you’re interested in supporting me, you can read more about my Patreon campaign right here:
Besides Patreon campaign, I’ve also written a blog post specifically on how you can support me. You can read the blog post right here.
It doesn’t matter how you intend to support me, I’m grateful from the bottom of my heart that you’re interested in seeing me continue to write the original light novels in English.
In the meantime, I’ll keep you updated on my next releases.
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Hi, my name is Sekina Mayu
Judging by the content of this blog, you may think that I’m just a blogger who loves to write about anime, manga, and video games. But blogging isn’t my primary focus, though. I’m actually an indie author who writes original light novels where most of my books are thriller and suspense original light novels.
While I usually use this blog to share behind the scene related to my book, I also love to write commentaries about what’s happening in the anime, manga, and video game industry. Instead of writing the commentaries from the consumer’s perspective, I prefer to write from the creator’s perspective.