All posts by CJ Embers

CJ Embers is a Canadian fantasy author of three published novels, with many more on the way.

No More Works in Progress

Despite wanting to publish a minimum of two books per year and eventually work my way up to more than that, at this point in time it will only be possible to do one, if that. Because professionally-done covers are in my books’ (and every book’s) best interest, I cannot afford more than one per year. This will hopefully change in the future, when my books become more well-known and actually start selling half-decently. Because of this, I won’t be providing any more estimated publication dates until I can regularly afford covers.

If you enjoy my books and would like to support the making of new ones, the biggest ways you can help are by buying copies and especially leaving verified reviews on Amazon and Goodreads.

Update: I realized the title could be misleading. It’s not referring to there literally being no more WIPs, but to the “Works in Progress” page I had under the “Novels” tab. There are certainly many WIPs going on right now and many books planned for the future, I just won’t be able to publish them very fast. If you’re interested in supporting the creation of my books, here is another way you can help:

How the Third Edition of Dragons’ Myth is Different

Since I had already written most of this out before my hiatus, I figured I’d post it. So…

The new edition of Dragons’ Myth is officially published (paperback. EBook coming July 1st), and that means I can explain the changes. This will have spoilers, so only read if you have read the previous edition or when you’ve finished the new edition. Or if you’re a weirdo who likes spoilers, you do you. Continue reading How the Third Edition of Dragons’ Myth is Different

My First Amazon Review!

I’ve been writing actively for three -ish years (although I published my debut way back in 2012), and honestly… I constantly had doubts. Constantly. With sales being basically non-existent, zero reviews, and having no social circle to help get the word out about my books, there was always a nagging thought in my head that I’m just a bad writer.

Well, I’m beyond excited to announce that yesterday, I noticed my very first review on Amazon! Continue reading My First Amazon Review!

My Struggles as an Indie Author

Anyone who’s done a smidgen of research on the differences between self-publishing and traditional publishing would know that self-publishing takes a lot more effort. That’s not to say the traditional way doesn’t take effort, but once you get a publisher, it’s pretty much smooth sailing from there. There’s a whole team working for you, and you don’t really have to worry about marketing.

Self-publishing on the other hand Continue reading My Struggles as an Indie Author