In the next few hours, customers of Issue 02 will notice a change on the cover of their digital comic books. A temporary cover page was created to replace the traditional cover page that normally embraces the front of the books created by the author-creator of the series. Over five illustrators around the world were chosen create the cover over the span of four months but no submissions were made. In the meantime, the author has quickly substituted a cover that illustrates his concept of what the cover should have looked like.
Although the level of skill in the cover art is much lower than the quality of the actual comic images, it should be noted that this is only a concept and artists all over the world are more than welcomed to contribute a complete and permanent version to replace the substitute. If you are an illustrator interested in contributing cover art, please contact Marcus by clicking here.
The Special Edition eBook of Yscariot: Sphere of Light has been removed from the KindleUnlimited program for reasons unknown. This could possibly be due to the concept of introducing new content [hopefully] every season. Regardless of the reason, this works in our favor as we originally looked to pull the eBook from the program to track data easier.
SPECIAL EDITION novel soon! The ALPHA FILES will be released as roll-out content in the next few days. These pages will also be included in an illustrated version of the book to be determined on a later date.Remember YSCARIOT: ALPHA? It will make its return as selected pages of the hybrid book has been remade as bonus pages for the Special Edition book. In addition, the Double Zero verses will also extend the story with a journal entry that helps understand some of the story’s background.
Just in time for the holidays! The standard edition of Yscariot: Sphere of Light is now available for purchase at the low price of $7.99!! In additional to having access to the entire original first novel, the eBook will come with readability and corrective updates whenever necessary.
You can order the novel from the link below! Happy Holidays from Team X’el!
The Special Edition eBook will retain its price of $14.99 but it has been revised with an Epilogue Verse AND a bonus verse from the upcoming second novel!
The word count for Yscariot: Sphere of Light is now 73,137 before reaching the 23rd verse in the editing process. There are currently SEVEN verses left until the first editing process for Yscariot is complete.
TRIVIA: The attack done by Yscariot to Dreas was a favorite move first demonstrated in Tekken 3 by the character, Hwoarang from around the time the move was inspired a year before the story’s conception.
I am beginning to discover that editing is perhaps the hardest part of writing a book. The story is also looking more like a story. For that, I wouldn’t have to feel too embarrassed with my writing. The most awesome thing actually is reaching 70,000 words in the manuscript! That’s over four to five thousand words from its first completion!
In appreciation for all that my mother, and grandmother especially, has done for me and my family, I dedicate this art, illustrated by fellow team member and artist, Gladys Betiles, to my mother. You can also spread the love, too! Whether it’s your mother’s birthday, Mother’s Day, or any day… send this image to your mother, or simply give her a hug.
I thank my mother for her support of my story! It is a long process, but I am getting there! To see the biography of Yscariot’s mother, Maryam, simply click here or visit the character glossary!
Advertising the biggest preview to Yscariot: Sphere of Light was kind of slow with the big move to another city last year and the push to have the novel completed in early 2016. Other things like travel and writing breaks also prevented me from advertising. However, an attempt to advertise occurred for a 2-day only period, and about 1000 more downloads for the “Zeta Preview” of Yscariot™ were recorded through the website alone!
A major thank you to the people who took the time to visit the site and make 19/30 chapters a part of their digital library! If you haven’t yet done so, visit the DOWNLOADS page to get a free preview today!