Greetings! It is with great enthusiasm that I am formally announcing that “The Project” as it has been known for the last seven years, has finally reached fruition. A week ago I pressed the submit button and The Modern Jedi Knight is now available as an e-book in the Kindle format from Amazon.com. The Kindle reader can be downloaded for all platforms, phones, and tablets for free from the appropriate app store or through Amazon itself.
The book is available for $3.99 USD and is a real bargain for being the equivalent of a 249 page paperback book. I initially offered the book at $9.99 based upon a few other books from traditional publishers, both in hardcover and e-book format. One book I just read in the last few days echoes many of the thoughts and processes that I describe in my book, although the author did not use Star Wars as a central theme. Luke Skywalker and the Hero’s Journey were mentioned a few times, though. This book I just read is available for $14.93 in hardcover and $11.88 in e-book format so I felt my product was competitive. A pricing calculator that took data from similar books and previous sales, along with the input from a few initial readers, said my initial price was too high so I lowered it and am offering refunds on the price difference to those who were first to purchase the book.
Even though I followed all of the protocols while formatting the book I do notice that there are some issues with paragraph indention that I am going to need to work on. Otherwise, I am very happy with how the book turned out. It appears that I will be able to edit the book and add new content, such as illustrations, at a later date for no additional charge to the reader.
With the project now completed, I am ready to begin working on the website once again. I will be working on adding content to the Modern Jedi Knight YouTube channel as well as adding regular content regarding current affairs and the Jedi as I did before concentrating on writing the book full time. There will be other symbiotic projects that will be worked on as well.
I want to thank everyone who has already purchased the book and also thank those who provided me with feedback and inspiration to complete what turned out to be a truly daunting task. Writing a book is substantially more difficult than I imagined the process to be. And I am crazy enough to have two more book ideas, albeit much smaller projects, in the works. I must be crazy.