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BAD NEWS, GOOD NEWS for ISSUE 04

As announced, Issue 4 was anticipated to be released with a price tag of $1.99. However, Amazon is locking the price of DARK MEMORY at $2.99 due to the new digital conversion rates and the royalty scheme.

You can purchase Issue 4 by following the hyperlinks below:
Amazon | Google

It is in deeply frustrating, but in a countermeasure to help future customers save money, I had personally adjusted the price for all books so that customers will still be able to save one dollar for the price of the collection. In addition, the regular price for the first issue, Awakening, will not increase in price. Issues 2 & 3 will continue to have a $1 increase.

Click here to purchase older issues of Yscariot: Sphere of Light comics.

It is expected of Amazon to sometimes limit the low value price for books created by independent creators and authors. So, I apologize on their behalf and continuously hope that my supporters, which is hopefully you, will continue to be at my side while I am preparing the next issue.

As for GooglePlay, my sales are quite low on that end, and the GooglePlay reader app is actually a much better app to view on. So, I prefer that any reader who wants to buy my book for a lesser price on a better viewing model, download the book from the GooglePlay Store. The pricing scheme is much better on GooglePlay and sales there may help Amazon lower the price of the first book (which will result in Issue 1’s increase). These are the only solutions I can come up with at this time.

Additionally, Issue 01 is available in SPANISH on GooglePlay! So, if you have any friends who only understand Latin American Spanish, this is your chance to share the story! An Amazon version will come soon.

Once again, I want to thank everyone who shown support and condolences for my family during this time and please keep yourselves and family safe.

~M~

Issue 4: available March 25

PRE-ORDER NOW:
Click Here for Amazon* | Click Here for GooglePlay

It’s here! The fourth issue of Yscariot is finally coming and it’s available for pre-order for the low price of $0.99. That’s NINETY-NINE CENTS! One cent less than a single US dollar! There are many things that can be done with a single dollar. However, owning this book through Amazon or GooglePlay store will allow you to keep this book in your library forever.

Continue reading Issue 4: available March 25

Delays: Family Matters

Due to unforeseen circumstances from the time of the first delay, I will be delaying Issue #4 of my comic book series until further notice. The team is still working on the book at the moment (we’re almost done!), so we thank everyone who is waiting patiently for the next episode in the Yscariot saga.

I will like to take this time to thank my grandmother, which some of you know the first book was dedicated to, for taking care of me throughout my entire life so far. She was my motivation for everything that I have done and it hurts to say that she has left us on February 24th of this year. She was surrounded by family who loved her dearly and she loved everyone in return. For all of the things I’ve done, she’s witnessed and I appreciate that she recognized what I’m trying to do now with my story, even though I wasn’t as successful as I hope.

Thank you, Granny. My wish is to keep making you proud and feel it for the years to come.

~M~

Corona virus impact & updates

As the creator of Yscariot, I hoped to bring the news as soon as I can about all things related to my life’s work. However, the Novel Coronavirus is reportedly causing a shutdown on the city of Shanghai as well as other cities in China. Schools, gyms, and businesses have all shut down. Does it mean more time to work on the story? Not quite, but it brings work home and there is a large amount of time researching solutions to any issue that may arise if I am unable to continue living in China. We are strong, and I believe that China will rise from this issue.

As far as Yscariot itself is concerned, it will be some time when I’ll release new material in a timely fashion. I will release new material, but in a slower capacity than usual, unless there is a lot of [financial] support from a community to help the story become more self-sufficient as my online work hours have been reduced significantly and that means it will be harder to produce work.

The novel-based Issue 04: Dark Memory was originally intended for a Valentine’s Day release and will be tentatively moved to March 4th. New songs (jingles) were also created as filler songs and may be released on a special page in the future for customers.

Chapter 2: Wrath of Royals sales were incredibly low, and that won’t stop its progression, however it does influence at lot of the progression towards a new chapter’s completion. With this, I’ll be creating a prequel to the events of the Yscariot: Awakening verse titled Yscariot: Verse Double Zero.

Although things are quite slow, don’t stop supporting the movement! We need all the help we can get! Thank you!

~M~

Happy 2020! News For All!

New things are coming for the Yscariot series!

Yscariot: Sphere of Light digital comic series:

  • Issue 01: Awakening will be re-released in Spanish for a special price (limited time). You can pre-order it on GooglePlay (Amazon coming soon). The book will return to $.99 USD on its release date JANUARY 17, 2020.
  • Issue 04 is currently in the works and will be released Spring 2020 (TBA).

Yscariot: Wrath of Royals

  • Verse 03 is currently in the works and will be released Spring 2020 (TBD)

More Yscariot tracks will be released via SoundCloud! A special page will be created with a password and link to the Yscariot tracks. You can download tracks from SoundCloud using the download button. More information to come.

Pre-Order Updates and Issues!

With Issue 3 being days away from its release, there were issues regarding the pricing of the pre-order.

After uploading over 20 pages of the eBook file, Amazon automatically blocked the 99¢ Pre-Order price and demands that the price be raised to $1.99. I apologize to anyone who was not able to afford the book at the discount price in the limited time left until my birthday. However, I came up with two really good solutions:

1. The prices of ALL other books will remain unchanged until November 30th of this year, so 10 more days to enjoy the lower prices.

2. Those who bought the book will get a free code to my SoundCloud’s private playlist and hear ALL Yscariot concept music in its entirety. Please contact me by email with a screenshot of your purchase (please hide your personal contact information).

To purchase any of my works, visit the BUY NOW page.

~M~

Second Novel Serialization is NOW!

I am very excited to announce the coming of the second chapter in the Yscariot‘s story, Chapter II: Wrath of the Royals, and its serialization. Like the previous novel, Chapter I: Sphere of Light, it will be serialized up to a number of verses, possibly up to 10, before closing to be a completed novel.

The LOWEST PRICE to ever buy the second novel begins now. Now available on GooglePlay (also available for Amazon Kindle platforms). Prices will increase after November 21st, 2019.

Mini-series Locations (Digital only)
GOOGLEPLAY
AMAZON KINDLE

The third chapter is estimated to be the shortest of the sixth with the final being the longest to create. In this time, it may take many years to complete the project based on the amount of support there is to back the writer and connected artists to all projects. We are all trying anything and everything for Yscariot to become something that is shared worldwide. With the first book being so large, I hope to shrink the word count down to 50,000-60,000 but if the consensus believes Sphere of Light the word and page count is okay, then there will be no focus on how big the next book will be.

Until then, I hope that you, the reader, will take time to purchase and enjoy this improved addition to the Yscariot line-up. If you own the SPECIAL EDITION novel, all updates will be automatic until the very end of the Wrath of the Royals timeline and will also include other goodies not found in the standard books.

The story continues as a standalone download for those who do not own the Special Edition on Amazon. The start-up price for first comers begins at $0.99 USD and will increase after November 21st, 2019!

Series details for the WOTR – ALPHA:

  • Preview Cover: Purple
  • Codenames: Greek alphabet such as alpha, beta, etcetera.
  • Verse Count:
    • Alpha: Verses 1-3
    • Beta: Verses 4-6
    • Gamma: Verses 7-9
  • Transforming File: The book will transform into the next codename as time passes.
  • GREAT NEWS! In the past, I separated books into categories based on their codename. This time, there will be only ONE book with limited price ranges. That means, if you buy the digital book now, you will buy it at its LOWEST PRICE ever. First to come will be the first to win! The regular estimated price will be set between $7.99 or $9.99. Again, SPECIAL EDITION customers of the digital copy of Sphere of Light will not need to make any additional purchases as Wrath will be given free through automatic upload.