Greetings, and welcome to the inaugural issue of the Daniel Gardina newsletter.
I wish to thank you for subscribing to these communications where I will pass along monthly updates as well as advance information of future publications, events, and giveaways.
The past few months have been exciting in that my entire approach to publishing has altered. This relatively new path of going independent that’s been rattling the established model has both dissenters and true believers, neither of which I would call myself. I only knew the forum deserved exploration.
My novel, The Last Night, has been sitting in the drawer for a few years after agents said they liked the story but couldn’t figure how to market it to readers. Well, I wrote the book to be enjoyed, not to confine it to a business flowchart. Still, I wasn’t ready to release the book on my own. Then I remembered a small collection of short stories that had been collecting dust since their first publications; so in March, I figured, why not start a trial run?
Within a week, the idea snowballed into the founding of my own imprint, King’s Men Press, and on May 1, I released The Lookout and Other Stories—first as a Kindle e-book, soon followed in paperback and a large-print edition.
Guess what happened.
You fine people, actual readers, started finding the book and telling me what you thought. That’s why I do what I do. I have stories that need to be told, and you have been kind enough to read them and hopefully come away with something more than when you started. So, really, thank you for allowing me to continue doing what I love. As long as I have that opportunity, I will hold up my end of the bargain by bringing you worthwhile tales. Also, regarding that novel I mentioned earlier, if things keep progressing as they have been, I will likely release it in the fall.
Until next time.