Entries in 711 Universe (4)

Tuesday
Sep022014

All 711 Press Books in Kindle Unlimited Subscription Service!

Now you can enjoy each and every single 711 Press book at any time by signing up for Amazon's Kindle Unlimited subscrition service. For only $9.99 per month, you can access all of our books and read them whenever you like, as often as you like. This is Amazon new Netflix-for-eBooks subscription service, and we're a part of it. Join now to unlock our full catalog of books, both past and present, and you will also be given access to all of our future books as well! But it won't take you months to read our books. In fact, you can probably read them all in three weeks or less, so $9.99 will go a very long way in that sense.

The 711 Universe starts in The Crisis Trilogy, then dips back in the past with pre-medieval era books like Age of the Sigil and Legends of the Dread Realm, then flows forward with the likes of Mafiosi, Order of 5ive, The Kill Factor Series, and others, then beams into the future with The Werecat Saga and The Phoenix Earth Saga. Be sure to read all of our exciting titles and prepare yourself for future adventures!

Don't miss out! 711 Press is just getting started. You can see our entire Kindle Unlimited lineup here.

Friday
Jun082012

More History on the Temple From Crisis Artifact...

Ah, another golden question. Many want to know more about the mysical black pyramid from The Crisis Trilogy. How did the Ancients know how to build it? Where did it truly originate? Was it on Earth? Are there any more? Well, with all 711 Press titles, be it TV books or movie books, key aspects of stories are subject to reappear here and there from time to time. And concerning the temple, you haven't seen the last of it. Being a 711 Press author allows me access to stories way in advance of release and I'm able to be a part of the creative process where other authors are concerned. So I can assure you, the temple will reappear right around the corner. As for which TV or movie book it will make its appearance in, that I will not reveal, you'll just have to buy them all to find out, haha. However, once you find it, a little more light will be shed on the true purpose of the temple and whether or not it originated when Caesar Guevara saw it in The Catastrophe Scroll, or in another eon. We'll also learn whether the amazing temple of Peru is the only one in existence, as it could be one of thousands ;)

Look for clues in one of our current releases.

Tuesday
May012012

The Future of Books - Where Do We Go From Here?

So Borders has shuttered its doors, being the latest and probably most notable casualty in the book wars, as we shift from the outmoded traditions of old to new and uncertain technology-driven norms. Amazon.com is one of the main reasons bookstores are taking the hit, because they are undercutting the competition to a point that is making it hard for brick-n-mortar stores to compete. Even schools are bypassing their normal book ordering channels, electing to click a few buttons on an Amazon webpage rather than do their usual face-to-face deals with local middlemen.

The fact is, bookstores are going the way of the dinosaur, and that means we'll soon be without a place to hold crisp new volumes of our favorite tomes in hand and relish the smell and feel of mint pages. That is truly sad. I'm all for the digital age, believe you me, and 711 Press is embracing the future by releasing each and every title in the current major digital formats in addition to print (though we have eschewed the old offset press/warehousing model, which is wasteful and archaic, not to mention expensive). My fear, though, is that people will start to shy away from books altogether if the war rages on too long or gets out of hand. Right now we're still seeing the book giants battling it out in the literary cosmos and causing major rifts in the book world (I'm looking at you Amazon, B&N, and the big pubs). While there is a struggle to gain the larger sum of market share, these players are taking down smaller bookstores left and right and leaving communities with fewer places to find physical books. Not everyone has migrated to the web as concerns book purchases.

The fact is, rather than hold on to outdated business models, which is the primary cause of the money hemorrhaging big publishers are facing, they need to come up with cheaper, better ways to compete. At the end of the day, we don't want to turn people off when it comes to books, particularly the fiction variety, we want to keep folks reading at all cost. And that, my friends, is the primary aim of 711 Press, the reason for which we launched headfirst into this business to begin with. I've always said that a business, any business, particularly a new startup, should not try to emulate point for point what a competitor has done or is doing, else why compete. If you don't have something to offer in a unique way you won't stand out from the rest of the pack. Many a company have faded in the background for being run-of-the-mil.

711 Press is a publisher, yes, but there are many thousands of those in existence. We figured we had to offer something unique in order to stand out somewhat. While books are nothing new, we felt we had to present them in a new and unique way that would appeal to a wide variety of readers. And I believe we have succeeded in doing just that. While the big boys are fending one another off and trying everything they can to best the other guy, we're dead set on producing unique, quality fiction with a focus on keeping our readers entertained.

So far the future is looking bright.

Sunday
Jan292012

New LaFleur/Massie Joint "Shifters" Coming Soon

Hello friends, Gordon here. I wanted to update you on our busy schedule. James and I are finishing up our new book Shifters. This tale will answer a lot of lingering questions many of you may have about other 711 titles, because it ties in elements of the Crisis Trilogy, Kill Factor, and Order of 5ive. Considering that all 711 titles have characters that slip in and out of other Movie and TV Books (we're assuming you've figured that out by now) James and I decided to revisit the Bunker, which was first revealed in Order of 5ive: Ep. 0 - Origins.

We pick up six years after King started the Order, following the story of young Devin Podrick, the most gifted super-human to inadvertently be part of the Order Project before it went mainstream. We'll understand more about the powers the children of the Order possess, as well as reveal more about the old Redrum and revisit the Bunker and the paranormal beasts and experiments that go on a mile beneath the desert, including time travel. Stay tuned, this will be an exciting book.