The whole event was organized in an informal setting in nature`s lap. The reason for that was that the main topic of the novel is related to the nature and environment protection, so I desired the setting of the novel presentation to be correlated with its essence. Besides that, at the first presentation I wanted to see mostly my amazing friends and people, who supported me in publishing the book “The Monster: Blade of Darkness”.
Overall, in my opinion, the book presentation event was quite successful. I managed to meet dear friends and colleagues, discuss the latest updates in our lives with them, present the story of writing and publishing “The Monster: Blade of Darkness”, express my gratitude and give the books to the contributors and supporters of this dream that came true, as well as sell a number of Russian versions of the novel with my autograph in them. The only drawback at the event was that I had not been used to be in the center of attention “under the spotlights”, so I was rather shy in telling the audience about my book. In fact, I tried to “redirect the spotlight” to the potential readers, as they were the true heroes of that event, in my view. It was they who had believed in me, supported me, contributed to making this dream come true, and now are spreading the word about my novel. For all that I am immensely grateful to each one of them.
Lulu is an interesting initiative. It represents a self-publishing platform for authors to easily publish their books and bring them to the global market. The platform works based on the “print-on-demand” principle, where a book is published only when a reader orders it at www.lulu.com. This is quite a nice way to use natural resources for book-printing efficiently.
All in all, my novel “The Monster: Blade of Darkness” slowly but steadily enters the global world of books. Soon it is going to be available for reading on many more book selling and sharing platforms all over the globe. And I am sure that one day I will reach your hands and mind.
The moment all of you have been waiting for is here!
Finally I know the date of the first event where I will officially present my novel “The Monster: Blade of Darkness”. It is going to happen on the 9th of August, 2014 at the nice Dendrarium Park in Chisinau, Moldova.
The title of the event is “The Monster” and Dreams that Come True. Why is it so? Because besides benefitting from the opportunity of getting a signed book with my personal message for you, you will also have the possibility to participate in the training “Success through Crowdfunding” on how to create a successful crowdfunding campaign for your dream. So, if you consider writing and publishing a book yourself or releasing any other piece of creativity of your own, this is the event you should not miss!
For more details about the book launch event you can visit its Facebook page. Also you can read about it (in Romanian) in the blog post written by my former colleague in AIESEC Moldova and a very good friend, Nicolae Apostu.
Furthermore, please consider that the publication of the English version of the book “The Monster: Blade of Darkness” is managed not by me, but by serendii publishing in Austria, and the books themselves are printed in the UK. So, if you would like to have your personal copy signed by me at the book launch event, I suggest you to pre-order it in advance (at least 5 days before the event date) by using the Bookstore of this website.
The interesting thing is that the English books have been sent to me from the UK. It brings the number of countries that contribute to their writing and publishing to 7: the novel was written in Moldova, translated by a Swede, proof-read and edited by an American, featured the illustrations made by Estonian and Ukrainian, its publishing is managed in Austria, and the actual printing is done in the UK. Now that is a truly global collaboration! And it has resulted in a unique book that you will soon get your hands on.
So, yes, with both Russian and English versions of the novel “The Monster: Blade of Darkness” available, I am ready to present them to the public and officially launch their sales.
Concrete details about the presentation event will be disclosed in the next post.
I know that you are looking forward to get your hands on the English version of the novel “The Monster: Blade of Darkness”. And I am happy to inform you that the publishing process comes to an end and that the English novel is going to be ready by the end of July 2014.
Recently I have paid a visit to Austria and the so-called Dreamicon Valley there, where the office of the publisher, serendii, is located. There I met with its founder Wolfgang Stricker and together we discussed the novel publishing process and signed the contract of cooperation.
Besides the official discussion and unofficial sightseeing and spending a wonderful time at Dreamicon Valley we also did an interview for the serendii website. This became my first interview as the author of the novel “The Monster: Blade of Darkness”.
It is well known that it is not enough just to write and publish a book to make it successful. You need to inform people about it. And this is what Wolfgang at serendii and I are currently doing.
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What would you feel when you see you dream coming true… and you are actually able to hold it in your hands?
For me it is difficult to describe the emotions and feelings that rose inside me when I took the Russian version of my novel “The Monster: Blade of Darkness” in my hands. It was some sort of mixture of happiness, gratitude and the feeling of having realized something important.
Yes, that’s right, I have received the first 300 copies of the book “The Monster: Blade of Darkness” written in Russian. They are now stocked in my apartment until the 19th of July 2014 – the official Book Launch Event, when the novel is going to be presented and made available for purchase. So, do mark that day in your calendar, if you want to get an exclusive copy of “The Monster: Blade of Darkness” with the author’s autograph in it and for a discounted price.
Until then I am working on releasing the e-book version of “The Monster: Blade of Darkness” in Russian, as well as publishing the English version of the novel (both hardcover and e-book) with the help of my awesome friend Wolfgang at serendii publishing.
So, stay with me for more great news and updates!
And, like my amazing mentors from Dream Academia in Austria, Hermann and Katzi, like to say:
I know that some of you are already waiting impatiently for the novel “The Monster: Blade of Darkness” to be published, so that you could start reading it and experiencing the mysterious adventures on a remote island. Do not worry, the publishing is already in progress, and I will announce when and where the book presentation event takes place.
Until then, I have shared the text of the novel with a number of people, who contributed to it in one way or another, in order to receive the first feedback. And here is what they wrote me:
“The novel is quite readable; there are many scientific facts and moments. The whole picture is interesting; the problem described is of current interest indeed…”
Mihalevskaia Violina Nikolaevna, expert in Russian language and literature and editor of the novel
“I read it and enjoyed it…”
Erika Rydergard, the translator of the novel from Russian to English
“So I got around reading the book, and I really like it!”
Kärt Viljalo, one of the illustrators of the novel
“I would like to tell you that I really enjoy your book. At first I was a bit afraid that it would “just” be another adventure or science fiction story, but the more I read the more I realised how much wisdom there is in this story, how much the reader can learn about the different functions of nature, the indigo people (great) and gets inspired by so many possibilities and paralleles to our current living-world. It also feels like a bit of Jules Vernes 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea and sometimes the style has a bit of Paulo Coelho too. Especially I am so happy that there will be true and important wisdom at the reader when he finished reading the story.”
Wolfgang Stricker, founder of serendii publishing
These are only the first testimonials. When the book is published and you read it, I would be happy to hear your opinion about the novel.
On the website, you will find the information about the trilogy as a whole, the gallery of illustrations for the novels, brief information about me as the author, the list of all the awesome people worldwide, who contributed to this literary dream so far, and contact information for you to reach me at any time.
The novel “The Monster: Blade of Darkness” is still in process of being translated and published. At the day of writing this update the final chapter is being translated and the whole novel is being reviewed by potential publishers. The website will serve to give you updates about the progress further on and inform you where and when the book presentation event will take place. You can subscribe to the updates by using the “Follow via E-mail” button below.