I recently had the privilege of giving an author interview with Author Voices, an online Gazette for writers and authors. You can read the whole interview at this link:
I decided to release a new Paperback book for Alien Storm, my first story released in 2002 and revised several times since I released it as an ebook. I completely updated the story and broke several long Chapters into smaller sections for easier reading.
The ebook is available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Smashwords as usual. The Paperback book is only available in the US market at $15.99. The novel is a standalone book at 439 pages long. I hope you enjoy it and post some reviews.
My September Newsletter released on 9/13/19 offers several BookFunnel Sales Promos and free Giveaways, including several of my books. Sign up for the Newsletter at: http://www.subscribepage.com/donviecelli
and get Alien Storm for Free!
I am currently offering all of my books at 50% Off on Smashwords for their Summer July Sale, except for books already priced at 99 Cents. Good time to get them at
I am editing and proofreading all Nanomachine War Series books to prepare for the release of paperback versions by the end of July. Books 1 and 2 have been completed and released as version R4. Book 3 is in progress. I am confident I fixed 99%+ all previous errors. Its the best I can do without paying for expensive editors.
I just reduced prices on The Guardians - Books 1-3 paperbacks from $14.99 to $12.99 each! These prices include free Ebook version with each purchase. Time to get them for beach reading.
I still need more positive Reviews for my books to reach more readers influenced by Amazon ratings. I appreciate those readers who already posted reviews for my books. It really helps Indie Authors a lot.
I released Nanomachine War - Book 3, Killer Nanoboids on May 27, 2019. This completes my NW Series Trilogy. Book 3 will be 25% off at $2.99 for a limited time only. It took longer than I had planned for my new cover, but it looks great thanks to the efforts of my cover designer based in Madrid. All three covers match and tell my story the way I planned.
I was not sure how to end the series until I learned more about nanoweapons in development by the military. They are scary and very deadly. I used the concept of tiny drones built by nanomachines or nanorobots/nanobots to create the killer swarms I used in the story. I created the name Nanoboids to describe how they swarm like a flock of birds or insects to attack their prey. I hope this type of nanoweapon is never developed for warfare.
Book 3 is my tenth full-length novel. It propelled me past One Million Words as a Sci-Fi writer and author. I hope the story is entertaining and thought provoking.
I will spend the summer promoting my series. I publish online through Amazon, Nook and Smashwords. I offer reduced pricing and special promotions throughout the year. I also use BookFunnel to giveaway Free books and Sell my work.
Everything I write can be found on my Website. It is very helpful for Indie Authors to get book reviews, so please take the time to post reviews on Amazon and other sites after reading my books. Thank you for doing this.
Sometime later in the year, I will offer print copies of Nanomachine War Series. It will require one more round of editing and proofreading, which takes time.
Lastly, consider signing up for my Newsletters, which emails 2 or 3 times each month. I include books from the Writers Of SciFi Indie Authors, which I am a member.
It's been awhile seen I blogged. I have been busy writing my latest novel, which I do over the fall and winter months. I try to write one full length Sci-Fi story each year.
My next novel is the third one in a series. It will be called Nanomachine War - Book 3, Killer Nanoboids. I just finished the first draft today. I started it in October 2018. I reached 90,000 words putting the book at around 300 pages. As I said, it's a full length novel.
The story continues the war with the Yoykan Empire, which enslaves other alien races with their mind controlling nanomachines. The Military Alliance made up of Holtu androids, created by the Qumru, and the Human race are fighting the Yoyka for control of the galaxy. In this book, the Yoyka have developed a new Nanoweapon that attacks and kills intelligent beings based on their DNA. Emperor Rahta uses the nanoweapon to eliminate entire races who have rebelled against his empire.
The space battles are large and fierce. It is a war to the death. The Alliance develops a similar nanoweapon to use against the Yoyka. I call it the Nanoboid Drone Weapon, which is a new term I created based on the properties of the Nanoboids and the way they attack and kill their prey. It came to me organically as I worked out the most terrible mass destruction weapon real people are trying to develop even today for warfare. I feel it has more destructive power than nuclear warfare, chemical or viral warfare. The thought of using it in warfare is simply unimaginable.
The book won't be released until late May or June as I take the time to edit and proofread the story and do the same for Book 2 updates. This will conclude the Nanomachine War Series Trilogy and I believe it will be just as popular for readers as The Guardians Series.
Next on tap is the new cover, which my cover designer has agreed to do for me. Once I release Book 3, I will release the Box Set Book Bundle sometime this summer. After that, I will release all three books in paperback format. It will be a busy few months considering all the marketing and promotion efforts that must also be done.
I hope you enjoy this series and take some time to post reviews on Amazon if you like any of the stories. It's the best way I know to find out how I'm doing.
Keep reading Sci-Fi!
I achieved two new milestones recently and thought I would share them with my readers in this blog.
I finally decided to release paperback books for one of my best selling series; The Guardians - Books 1, 2 and 3. All are now available through Amazon KDP for $14.99 each.
I decided to do this after visiting Barnes & Noble to buy some gift books and noticed that most new paperback books available were all priced around $15 dollars. Wow, the retail prices have really increased since I last visited the store. I instantly realized that offering paperback copies of my work were now cost effective . I quickly checked the best sources for producing printed books and chose Amazon KDP since I already use them for my ebooks and they are easy to set up. To see the results for myself, I ordered five Author Copies for handouts to family and friends. It only cost me $30 for five printed books. The quality is amazing; just as good as what one can buy in a retail store. I plan to print more of my ebooks this year and offer them to my readers.
I just surpassed giving away over 10,000 free copies of my work through BookFunnel, which I use to build my Newsletter email list and create awareness for my writing. I do this even though I receive some critical comments on the need for more editing and proofreading on some of my stories. I am sorry the editing is not up to traditional publisher standards, but I do my best to correct any mistakes by self-editing, proofreading and updating my work every chance I can. This is one of the advantages of self-publishing.
I would love to use professional editors before releasing my books. However, since most Indie Authors cannot afford to pay hundreds of dollars for this function when the only way to get noticed is to offer Free books and only charge 99 cents per book, the decision to self-edit is understandable.
I promise to fix this issue when my books are best sellers or I find a traditional publisher for my books. Until then, I will continue to review and release new editions of my work until 99 percent of my work is error free. This may not end until the traditional publishers finally quit offering low priced ebooks from best selling author backlogs.
Writers Of SciFi has a new Sci-Fi Box Set Promotion going on for the Holidays. It will last until December 31, 2018. Prices range from $7.99 to only 99 Cents for a whole bundle. Here is the Link: https://www.donviecelli.com/holiday-box-set-promo.html
My bundle, The Guardians Series, Books 1-3, is included for only $2.99. You can review the Description on Smashwords (https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/659303) or Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/Guardians-Books-1-3-Don-Viecelli-ebook/dp/B01AMNC7IM/ref=sr_1_10?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1529941090&sr=1-10&keywords=don+viecelli)
It took me several years to complete The Guardians Series. Book 1 took the longest time to complete and I wasn't sure I should write a sequel after waiting a long time for some positive reviews. Finally, I just decided to do it because I liked the story and the characters. It was a good decision, not because of the great reviews I finally received, but because it allowed me to find my voice as a Sci-Fi writer and Indie Author.
Since I completed the trilogy, I have moved on to other stories. I am now completing the third book in The Nanomachine War Series. It contains similar themes as The Guardians Series, but deals more specifically with nanomachine or nanobot technologies and its use in war. Once I complete this series, I plan to write a Prequel to my UTOPIAS Series, which deals with different themes altogether.
I have no idea what I will write about in the future, but I hope my work is of interest to my readers. I write to entertain, not only my fans, but myself. Writing is what I wanted to do since I was young and I plan to continue to do it as long as I enjoy it.
Enjoy the Christmas holidays and find a good Sci-Fi book to read. Here is a link to some of the best Sci-Fi stories I have read and reviewed on Goodreads: https://www.donviecelli.com/book-reviews.html
In preparation for the holidays, I released updated editions of The Guardians - Books 2 and 3, and The Guardians Series Box Set. As an Indie Author I have to do this to correct mistakes in word use not found by automated spelling checkers and prior proofreadings.
Readers point out the need in book reviews, which I read and make corrections as time allows since I cannot afford to pay an editor yet. Thank you for highlighting this need.
The Guardians books have been well received and all have earned 5 Star Ratings on Amazon, Goodreads, Smashwords and other places. With the latest editions, all books are ready for the holiday season. This 950+ page Space Opera Military Science Fiction Series offers a lot of action and thrills for hard Sci-Fi readers. Books 1 and 2 are 99 cents each. The three book Box Set has been reduced to only $3.99. Please leave some reviews if you like any of the books.
I have two other series for sale as well; Nanomachine War and UTOPIAS. I am currently working on Nanomachine War - Book 3 for release in June 2019. Check out my website for all my books. Please enjoy the Holidays.
I try to participate in as many 99 Cent Sci-Fi book Promos I can as an Indie Author. I find this is a good way to sell more books and get my name out there.
Currently, I am hosting and participating in the Writers Of Sci-Fi Amazing 99 Cent Sci-Fi Promo in conjunction with BooksGoSocial, which will run for four weeks on numerous social media sites. Check it out at this link:
One final comment. I am in the process of creating my outline for Nanomachine War - Book 3. I will start writing the story in November and finish by end of May for releasing in June 2019. I have some good ideas how to complete the trilogy and end the series. I encourage you to try Book 1 and Book 2 and post a review if you like the story.
It's been awhile since I posted to my Blog. I've been busy and it's been a nice summer for me. Now that Fall is in the air, I decided to reflect on how my books are doing in the marketplace. I can't complain. According to Amazon my books rank is the top 35% for Sci-Fi Authors. It's been a long journey as a writer. My first book was self-published in 2003. Since then I have released nine full-length novels, two short stories and one three book bundle series. My next novel will put me over the one million word mark!
As an Indie Author I have to promote and market my books on my own. One way to do this is to giveaway free books. I use BookFunnel mostly. Looking at the numbers, I have given away almost 8700 free books since January 2017. Hopefully, those who downloaded my free books have enjoyed the stories and have since purchased more of my books. A few, very few, have actually posted a review to let me know how I am doing. It is gratifying to read the better reviews and know I have accomplished my purpose, which is to entertain and thrill my readers.
I write near future Sci-Fi using real science as part of the storyline and try to create characters with emotional qualities and motives readers can relate to. If I did my job right, you not only read one of my free giveaways, but actually bought the second or third book in the series and plan to post a review as soon as you are done reading the story. Thanks for your support. Hope to see you in the near future.
July is almost over. It has been a month full of Sci-Fi Free Book Promos, 99 Cent Promos, New Book Introductions and Summer Fun. As we move into August I would like to ask all of you readers out there to take some time after reading a really good Sci-Fi story, especially from a new author, to post a good review of the book on Amazon, Goodreads, Smashwords, Nook, IBooks or other online store in support of Indie Writers. Nothing seems to work as good to sell books as letting other readers know how much you enjoyed a book. I try to post a review for each good Sci-Fi book I read to help Indie Authors out. A short sentence or paragraph with a 4 or 5 Star Rating can make a real difference in that writer's life. Here is my own list of reviews to serve as a guide: https://www.donviecelli.com/book-reviews.html
Thanks for listening.
I write science fiction stories. I hope you like them.