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#1 scubasteve4

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Posted 16 March 2014 - 09:55 AM

My debut novel Battery Brothers is due out March 30, 2014, and I’m excited to reveal the following: 1) the cover design; 2) a donation agreement w/ a children’s wish granting charity

1) THE COVER: The awesomely talented Kirk DouPonce shot the photo of the pitcher/catcher models and designed the cover. I’m biased, but I think Kirk knocked it out of the park. 

2) THE DONATION: 100% of the proceeds from the sale of Battery Brothers benefit the Sunshine Foundation, a 501c(3) charity. Their sole purpose is to answer the dreams of chronically ill, seriously ill, physically challenged, and abused children, ages three to eighteen, whose families cannot fulfill their requests due to the financial strain that child's illness may cause. I’m indebted to AQC's own Matt Sinclair, CEO of Elephant’s Bookshelf Press, for going along with my idea to go the charity route. Matt and I are thrilled the Sunshine Foundation is partnering with us, and we hope to sell a lot of books and help fulfill the wishes of children in need.

Due to be published by Elephant’s Bookshelf Press on March 30, 2014, Battery Brothers is the story of two brothers, a pitcher/catcher duo on a high school baseball team. Publishers Weekly described it as “Friday Night Lights meets baseball . . . edgy coming-of-age story about overcoming adversity and personal tragedy.” Battery Brothers will be initially available in paperback and e-book on Amazon.com, with further distribution soon thereafter.

 

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#2 LucidDreamer

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Posted 16 March 2014 - 10:08 AM

The cover looks great!

Congratulations on the publication of this book, Steve -- and bless you for your awesome contribution to a very worthy cause.



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Posted 16 March 2014 - 10:33 AM

I really like it. It's a fantastic cover. Congrats! 


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Posted 16 March 2014 - 10:44 AM

Fantastic!! Congrats :)



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Posted 16 March 2014 - 12:38 PM

Thanks. And I owe a huge THANKS to the AQC community. I've learned so much from so many talented people on this site. You guys rock! 


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Posted 17 March 2014 - 12:06 AM

This is amazing, Steve! I remember seeing snippets from this waaay back on the original AQC site! The cover looks great and the charity arrangement is so fantastic. Congratulations.

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Posted 17 March 2014 - 05:12 PM

Awesome work! I love the cover - it turned out excellent.



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Posted 18 March 2014 - 08:13 AM

I remember the query for this one, and I have to agree that the cover is amazing. Congrats on publication!


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Posted 31 March 2014 - 10:43 AM

Great to see this...



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Posted 31 March 2014 - 07:35 PM

Great to see this...

Thanks! There are a lot of advantages of being published by a big publisher. It was and still is a dream of mine. I am, however, very happy with my decision to go with EBP for my debut. I mean, what publisher says that they're willing to put in huge amount of work to get a book ready for market, invests financially in the project, and then signs away the rights to benefit financially? Well, I know one. Matt Sinclair's Elephant's Bookshelf Press. His other books are for-profit -- give them a look. 


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Posted 02 April 2014 - 07:04 PM

Congrats and a cool cover. Just in time for the start of the season, eh?


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Posted 02 April 2014 - 07:49 PM

Congrats and a cool cover. Just in time for the start of the season, eh?

 

Thanks! Yeah, good timing :smile:. I love your book covers. The Alliance is a beautiful work of art! 


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Posted 15 April 2014 - 07:33 PM

Thanks! Yeah, good timing :smile:. I love your book covers. The Alliance is a beautiful work of art! 

 

Thanks, man. The artist is a Russian fellow, but the design was done by ACQ's own Midnight Whimsy. I highly recommend her! She will be doing the design (next month!) for my third novel (to be released before Christmas).


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