If you’ve read Iterate, then you know that one of the central themes of the story is a time loop that revolves around August 28th, 2018. Well, that is today, so on that note, Happy Iterate Day! To celebrate, I wanted to make the Kindle version free for today, but I found out when I went to make the price change that you cannot make a book on the Kindle Direct Publishing platform free unless it’s enrolled in KDP Select. I would have no issue with that, except KDP Select has an exclusivity agreement that I am not comfortable with. As a result, I can’t make the Kindle version of Iterate free today. However, I can still give it away, just not quite as easily! If you would like a free copy of Iterate, please Tweet at me. This offer stands until the end of August.
I also figured there is probably no better day to give more information on the sequel, which has been in the works since a few weeks after I published Iterate. The moment I cemented the title for Iterate was when I also knew that the sequel would be called Reiterate. It was an obvious choice for both books, which made the usually daunting task of picking a title pretty easy in both cases.
Clearly, I’ve been sitting on that tidbit for a while, but that’s not all that I have to share. The first draft of Reiterate is currently sitting just shy of 41,000 words, and I would be shocked if the finished first draft is anything less than 60,000 words. It’s hard to truly estimate a word length for a story you’re not done telling, but if my guess is correct, that would make Reiterate longer than Iterate by a bit.
I am still trying to release Reiterate in Q4 of this year (meaning sometime before January 1st, 2019), but that date may have been a bit too ambitious. Regardless, it will be done when it’s done, and I’m pretty excited with how it’s turning out.