For those of you who have been around since I made my first Facebook page and started promising to publish a book, you already know this fact I'm about to share. The original name of my website was BooksByBond which matched the name of my Facebook page a while back. Since then, I've changed my author page and website to a more appropriate title of EvanBondAuthor. However, I still love the BooksbyBond name and tag. I've been wondering how to use it again ever since. And I think I have it.
You may have noticed there is now a page on my site called Books by Bond. If you're curious what that is, give it a click and find out. Or I'll just tell you now. I've decided to do something new on my YouTube channel. I've been struggling for a while trying to figure out how to properly incorporate YouTube into my social media and writing career. I didn't want to do the typical book review thing or even give writing or publishing advice. There's a lot of channels out there that already do this and probably do it better than I could.
I will now be writing short stories for YouTube. Probably about 5-10 minutes long. Each story will be narrated by myself and matched with imagery, also taken by me, to match the tone. The idea behind this is to create an audio book type of experience that can be either watched or listened to. With YouTube Premium allowing you to lock your phone and listen to videos rather than having to watch them, I feel there's a market for more audio entertainment. I'm hoping I'm right.
So, if you like audio books and short stories, I hope you'll subscribe to my channel and look forward to those stories coming soon. I won't be releasing them on any set schedule. With having to write the story, record it, record video, and produce it all, it might be a while between stories. But hopefully they're fun, unique, and entertaining!
Let me know what you think of this idea in the comments below. And please consider subscribing to the channel now so you can be among the first to hear these stories!
There's been a bit of a delay with my podcast and it's not premiering this month as I initially thought. I'm upset about this but I'm also relieved. I wanted this project to be well crafted and perfect and I can't do that if I'm forced to rush to get it out there. So, instead of the podcast premiering this January, it will instead be coming out in October. It's a long time to wait but I think it's the appropriate time of year for the type of podcast that it is. And it gives me time to work out all of the kinks and make sure that everything is ready and polished. I'm very excited to share this project with you and I hope you all love it. More details will be coming later.
If you made a resolution to read more this 2020 then I've got some good news for you! My books are currently only .99 cents. Don't wait, though! The sale ends January 15th! Get all of my books for less than $5. Happy new year everyone!
Hey there! I have a few updates on my appearances for next year already. There's more coming soon so I'll be sure to update as they come in. For right now, I will be attending the events listed above. Hope to see you there!
If you've been on the fence about signing up for my newsletter, now is the time! From now until 2020, new subscribers will receive a free ebook copy of my latest novel Echoes of the Past. It couldn't be easier. Don't wait around because this opportunity will only last until January 1st! Click here to sign up.
After you've eaten all the turkey and stuffing you can handle and you've listened to Uncle Jimmy's story about how he "used to be a star athlete until the stupid injury" for the millionth time, why not get excited for my sale? This Black Friday through Cyber Monday is going to be great!
From Friday to Monday, all my eBooks will be .99 cents each! That means, you can get all 5 of my published books for less than $5! Why spend Black Friday rushing around for the deals you don't want when the one you do is right here?
Also, don't forget about my Black Friday giveaway. You can win autographed paperback copies by simply signing up for my newsletter here. One lucky winner will receive all 5 of my published books, signed, and delivered to their door! It's going to be a great weekend. Don't miss out!
Hey guys, welcome back to Bond's Blog.
I have something neat to share with you today. From this point forward, anyone who signs up for my monthly newsletter will get access to an exclusive short story written by me, of course. This story is only available through my newsletter and won't be published anywhere else. So, if you want to read it you have to sign up. And if you're already a subscriber, don't worry. I'll be sending out an email with a link to the story so you can read it as well. I hope you enjoy the story and I look forward to having you on my subscriber list!
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Something big is coming 01/01/2020. Want to know what it is? If you haven't guessed by now, allow me to tell you. My podcast Chiller Chronicles will be premiering. If you like unsolved murders, unexplained mysteries, creepy encounters, chilling tales, and audio dramas, then you'll love this show. I've been putting a lot of work into it and I hope you love it as much as I do! More details will be coming soon!
November 9th, 2019. Saturday. There will be an event at the USF St. Petersburg campus. It's called the Festival of Reading. There will be several authors there headlining such as Tim Dorsey and R.L. Stine. In addition to author talks and book signings, there will be a market surrounding the event as well. It's a huge festival for my fellow book nerds! It's going to be awesome.
Of course, I will be attending and also selling my books. So, if you're in the Tampa Bay area and want to meet me (and some other authors) come say hi. I'm really excited for this event and hope to see many of you there!
Today, I have some bad news to share with you all. I've decided to scrap my blog series. That's right, the upcoming horror blog series Chiller Chronicles will not be premiering in October as previously promised because I am no longer working on the blog. If you were excited for the blog, I am sorry. However, I do have a good news to share with you so keep reading.
The reason I've scrapped the blog series is because I've got something much better in the works. While writing the stories for my blog series, I began to realize it wasn't suited for a blog. It was better suited for a podcast! That's right, Chiller Chronicles is going to be a podcast instead of a blog series!
It's going to be a fun show. You're going to love it. Here's how it's going to work. You will be fully immersed into the story as I narrate you around an old mansion in the middle of the woods. As you explore the old, creaky house, you will find doors which beg to be opened. Once inside the room, you will be greeted with memorabilia and items foreshadowing the story to come. Each room will contain an audio device which will play the stories called Chiller Chronicles. And when the story is done, I will narrate you out of the room and on to your next room and story. So, you see, it's a story within a story. I'm very excited about this concept and if you like unexplained mysteries, unsolved murders, terrifying encounters, and audio dramas then this podcast is perfect for you. Each season will feature a new location to explore. Season 1 is The House. I don't have a release date for you yet. I'm currently writing and producing episode one as a tester. A pilot episode, if you will. I have a couple people I will be sharing the first episode with for feedback. If you're interested, let me know. Either comment below of email me at BooksbyBond@gmail.com.
Of course, producing a podcast can be a lot of work and there's a little money involved so insert obligatory Patreon promotion here. You can help support the show and get it off the ground faster by supporting me over on Patreon. And if that's not enough to sign up, how about this? Chiller Chronicles will still be posted as a blog series exclusively on my Patreon page! When the podcast episode airs, the text version will be posted to Patreon as well. But I have one more surprise. I will also be adapting Chiller Chronicles as a book series. And, supporters on Patreon will get that book free. Each new book which comes out in the series will be free to Patrons of all tiers! This is my biggest project yet and I am very excited for it. I would be thankful for any help you can give.
Look forward to the Chiller Chronicles Podcast, coming soon! I'll give you more details as I get them. Until then, keep wandering. Just not alone.
I am a self-published horror/thriller author. I love reading, writing, and taking long walks through scary parts of the forest. I'm learning new tricks everyday to become a better author and occasionally will share those tips with you. Otherwise, you can read book reviews, info about my writing, and personal stories about my adventures in nature.