Derelict: Trident – Episode 06.5

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Howdy, folks and welcome to The Derelict Saga finale. If you’re new to the story? Please check the links below for the first book: Derelict: Marines.

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Derelict: Trident – Episode 06

The Taulbee Express

Howdy, folks and welcome to The Derelict Saga finale. If you’re new to the story? Please check the links below for the first book: Derelict: Marines.

New to The Derelict Saga? Start with Derelict: Marines.

Books 1-3 of The Derelict Saga are available for purchase in both ebook and trade paperback from Amazon.com http://amzn.to/2rNbInT

Audiobooks available from all major vendors including Audible, iTunes, and public libraries.

Visit my Patreon page and learn how you can help support this podcast and my work.

Please visit Shadowpublications.com for more information about the author and this series.

If you’re suffering from depression, bipolar disorder, or have suicidal thoughts, please check out these resources and get help.

To stalk the author on social media:

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Music by Kevin MacLeod. You can find his work at incompetech.com.

Some sounds courtesy of freesound.org.

This has been a presentation of Shadowpublications.com
where some mysteries shouldn’t be solved.

Derelict:Trident – Episode 05

A Plan For Red

Howdy, folks and welcome to The Derelict Saga finale. If you’re new to the story? Please check the links below for the first book: Derelict: Marines.

New to The Derelict Saga? Start with Derelict: Marines.

Books 1-3 of The Derelict Saga are available for purchase in both ebook and trade paperback from Amazon.com http://amzn.to/2rNbInT

Audiobooks available from all major vendors including Audible, iTunes, and public libraries.

Visit my Patreon page and learn how you can help support this podcast and my work.

Please visit Shadowpublications.com for more information about the author and this series.

If you’re suffering from depression, bipolar disorder, or have suicidal thoughts, please check out these resources and get help.

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Music by Kevin MacLeod. You can find his work at incompetech.com.

Some sounds courtesy of freesound.org.

This has been a presentation of Shadowpublications.com
where some mysteries shouldn’t be solved.

Derelict: Trident – Episode 04

The Uninvited Guest

Howdy, folks and welcome to The Derelict Saga finale. If you’re new to the story? Please check the links below for the first book: Derelict: Marines.

New to The Derelict Saga? Start with Derelict: Marines.

Books 1-3 of The Derelict Saga are available for purchase in both ebook and trade paperback from Amazon.com http://amzn.to/2rNbInT

Audiobooks available from all major vendors including Audible, iTunes, and public libraries.

Visit my Patreon page and learn how you can help support this podcast and my work.

Please visit Shadowpublications.com for more information about the author and this series.

If you’re suffering from depression, bipolar disorder, or have suicidal thoughts, please check out these resources and get help.

To stalk the author on social media:

Email: paul@shadowpublications.com

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This podcast presentation of Derelict: Destruction is copyright 2020 by Paul E Cooley and is protected by a creative commons, attribution, non-commercial, no-derivatives license.

Music by Kevin MacLeod. You can find his work at incompetech.com.

Some sounds courtesy of freesound.org.

This has been a presentation of Shadowpublications.com
where some mysteries shouldn’t be solved.

Derelict: Trident – Episode 03

Approaching Red

Howdy, folks and welcome to The Derelict Saga finale. If you’re new to the story? Please check the links below for the first book: Derelict: Marines.

New to The Derelict Saga? Start with Derelict: Marines.

Books 1-3 of The Derelict Saga are available for purchase in both ebook and trade paperback from Amazon.com http://amzn.to/2rNbInT

Audiobooks available from all major vendors including Audible, iTunes, and public libraries.

Visit my Patreon page and learn how you can help support this podcast and my work.

Please visit Shadowpublications.com for more information about the author and this series.

If you’re suffering from depression, bipolar disorder, or have suicidal thoughts, please check out these resources and get help.

To stalk the author on social media:

Email: paul@shadowpublications.com

Twitter: http://twitter.com/paul_e_cooley

Newsletter: http://mailinglist.shadowpublications.com

This podcast presentation of Derelict: Destruction is copyright 2020 by Paul E Cooley and is protected by a creative commons, attribution, non-commercial, no-derivatives license.

Music by Kevin MacLeod. You can find his work at incompetech.com.

Some sounds courtesy of freesound.org.

This has been a presentation of Shadowpublications.com
where some mysteries shouldn’t be solved.

Derelict: Trident – Episode 02

Up and At ‘Em

Howdy, folks and welcome to The Derelict Saga finale. If you’re new to the story? Please check the links below for the first book: Derelict: Marines.

New to The Derelict Saga? Start with Derelict: Marines.

Books 1-3 of The Derelict Saga are available for purchase in both ebook and trade paperback from Amazon.com http://amzn.to/2rNbInT

Audiobooks available from all major vendors including Audible, iTunes, and public libraries.

Visit my Patreon page and learn how you can help support this podcast and my work.

Please visit Shadowpublications.com for more information about the author and this series.

If you’re suffering from depression, bipolar disorder, or have suicidal thoughts, please check out these resources and get help.

To stalk the author on social media:

Email: paul@shadowpublications.com

Twitter: http://twitter.com/paul_e_cooley

Newsletter: http://mailinglist.shadowpublications.com

This podcast presentation of Derelict: Destruction is copyright 2020 by Paul E Cooley and is protected by a creative commons, attribution, non-commercial, no-derivatives license.

Music by Kevin MacLeod. You can find his work at incompetech.com.

Some sounds courtesy of freesound.org.

This has been a presentation of Shadowpublications.com
where some mysteries shouldn’t be solved.

Derelict: Trident – Episode 01

Awakening the Crew

Howdy, folks and welcome to The Derelict Saga finale. If you’re new to the story? Please check the links below for the first book: Derelict: Marines.

New to The Derelict Saga? Start with Derelict: Marines.

Books 1-3 of The Derelict Saga are available for purchase in both ebook and trade paperback from Amazon.com http://amzn.to/2rNbInT

Audiobooks available from all major vendors including Audible, iTunes, and public libraries.

Visit my Patreon page and learn how you can help support this podcast and my work.

Please visit Shadowpublications.com for more information about the author and this series.

If you’re suffering from depression, bipolar disorder, or have suicidal thoughts, please check out these resources and get help.

To stalk the author on social media:

Email: paul@shadowpublications.com

Twitter: http://twitter.com/paul_e_cooley

Newsletter: http://mailinglist.shadowpublications.com

This podcast presentation of Derelict: Destruction is copyright 2019 by Paul E Cooley and is protected by a creative commons, attribution, non-commercial, no-derivatives license.

Music by Kevin MacLeod. You can find his work at incompetech.com.

Some sounds courtesy of freesound.org.

This has been a presentation of Shadowpublications.com
where some mysteries shouldn’t be solved.

Hey! Where’s The Black: Evolution??

Parsec Award Winner “The Black”

I’ve put this out there on other media, but it still seems as though some folks haven’t heard about it yet. With that in mind, I’ll drop the bomb for the TL;dr crowd:

The Black: Evolution will not be “published” anytime soon.
Neither will additional installments of The Derelict Saga.
 
Shit. I see a lot of pissed off people. Okay, step back and let me talk. Okay? Okay.
 
Due to reasons I’d rather not get into, I’ve decided I won’t be publishing any more titles with Severed. Since I don’t get my publishing rights back for a couple of years, I have to put those series out in an audio only format. Right now, in fact, The Black: Evolution is running in the podcast feed on Patreon.com/paulecooley. When I finish Derelict: Trident, it will be available there too.
 
However, the books will STILL be in the Shadowpublications.com podcast feed. More importantly, the full length audiobooks will be available from my site. So if you want to purchase the next few installments, that’s where they will be available.
 

Now. The big question. What does this mean for The Derelict Saga?

 
Derelict is not dead. It is very much alive. However, my productivity on finishing up the second two installments is going to be radically impeded. I have to focus on some new titles I can actually publish and sell and I’m also working software contracts to make up for last year’s royalty shortfalls. In other words, I’m not exactly sitting on my laurels.
 
The “final” book in The Black series, Extinction, stands at 15k words. Derelict: Trident stands at around 30k. I have various other works in progress waiting for my time and attention and I have to carefully pick and choose what I work on. For now.
 
The bottom line is that this is a business decision pure and simple. I put my heart and soul into The Derelict Saga and I’ve been rewarded by a rabid fanbase as well as my second Parsec Award. It’s brought in new readers, listeners, and stoked numerous conversations about the future. Or possible futures.
 
I have at least another ten books in the Sol and Beyond series and two or three of them are in various states of outline. I’m not ceasing work on that universe in any way shape or form. It’s just going to have to wait for a while.
 
This wasn’t an easy decision. I have to start from zero. It’s a difficult place to start, but barring a negative axis, it can only go up from here.
 
In addition, let me be clear. I don’t blame anyone else for the lack of financial success with the latest titles. I blame myself. If I’d put the books out faster, this wouldn’t ever have been an issue. But it is what it is and now I have to live with the consequences.
 
So there it is and that’s that.
 
Now the big question: where do I go from here? Do I go for another publisher? Indie publish? Or maybe go after another business model entirely?
 
I don’t have an answer. I only know I’ll keep talking to you every week and the stories will continue broadcasting at Shadowpublications.com. Apart from that? It’s a blank slate. Let’s see what I write.
 
As always, I thank you for your interest in my work, listenership, readership, and years of support. We’ll move on together.

Derelict: Destruction –Episode 20


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Derelict: Destruction –Episode 19


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New to The Derelict Saga? Start with Derelict: Marines.

The Derelict: Destruction enhanced edition audiobook is now available from my store.

Want to hear a cool podcast about Kuiper Belt Objects and other madness? Check out the After-On podcast.

The Derelict Saga is available in ebook and trade paperback from Amazon. Purchase a copy, leave a review, and help support the free podcast.

Like Mechs? Like deep ocean horror? My new story “Jury-rigged” combines both. It’s available in the new Four Horsemen Anthology Luck Is Not A Factor. Check it out.

Support me on Patreon and earn exclusive rewards.

Are you in The Graveyard?

If you are suffering from depression or other mental disorders, please get help.

Continue reading “Derelict: Destruction –Episode 19”