Quick note - I’m going to try to shift over to a different model for posting material in the “latest news” section. I think I’ll just post stuff as things come up, and then send out the one monthly newsletter summarizing what’s happened since the last one. I suspect that this site will always be a bit of a work in progress as I think of new and different ways to use it.
Anyway, today’s post – as I’m sure you already know, I had a novel come out a little over two weeks ago called THE ORACLE YEAR. Since the release, it’s been a pretty amazing whirlwind of activity and good stuff of various types. Sales have been strong and rock-steady, and reviews from media outlets have been universally positive. The Washington Post (!) for example, called it an “electric new novel” that “anyone will enjoy.”
If you haven’t checked it out yet, man, I’d be thrilled if you did. There are order links on the Oracle Year page here on the site, and you can also go over to www.oracleyear.com for more. For those wondering about their pre-order prediction postcards, I’m almost done, I promise! The final batch should go out next week.
If you have read it, and you liked it, please consider giving it a star rating on either Goodreads or Amazon or both. There are software algorithms behind the scenes that can truly influence how a book is perceived by visitors to the site, which means sales, which means… well, sales.
Here’s the link for the book’s Goodreads page: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/35230913-the-oracle-year
Here’s the link for the book’s Amazon page: https://www.amazon.com/Oracle-Year-Novel-Charles-Soule/dp/0062686631
If you only want to do one… perhaps Amazon. But either would be wonderful!
Another fun thing I’ve been able to do in connection with the book’s release: contribute essays to a number of very cool websites and such. Each piece is a bit different, although they all tie back to the central themes of THE ORACLE YEAR.
“On Finding the Joy” – Chuck Wendig’s terribleminds site: http://terribleminds.com/ramble/2018/04/12/charles-soule-on-finding-the-joy/
“The Seven Worst Prophecies of All Time” – Powells.com, the awesome Portland bookseller: http://www.powells.com/post/lists/the-seven-worst-prophecies-of-all-time
“We’re All Prophets” – John Scalzi’s Big Idea Blog: https://whatever.scalzi.com/2018/04/09/the-big-idea-the-oracle-year/
“Black Manhattan” – Drinks With Reads (my recipe for a cocktail connected to the book): http://www.mysteryplayground.net/2018/03/drinks-with-reads-oracle-year.html
I have a few more of these lined up, for Tor.com, Writer’s Digest and some other cool spots, which I’ll post up on this page as they arrive.
In the meantime, thank you for reading, and all the support you’ve been showing for the book. I’ll be in Austin, Texas this coming Wednesday, April 25 at 7 PM for a signing at Book People – hope to see some of you there!