Entries in Kindle Serials (8)

Friday
Oct122012

Mafiosi Season 2 Postponed Till 2013

As we announced recently in this blog post, 711 Press has changed its publishing model and will no longer be releasing single episodes of TV books. We would rather release all TV books as full season omnibuses. This means that while we have released two episodes of Mafiosi season 2 thus far under the old model, this action conflicts with our current plans and isn't fitting anymore considering the reduced price of our products.

So the bad news is you'll have to wait until 2013, tentatively February, to learn what happens to Vincenzo, Paul, and Co. The good news is you'll be able to purchase the full season in one shot, rather than looking for new episodes week after week. And you'll do this at a fraction of the old cost.

And just so we don't leave you out in the cold, we the publishers have decided to gift you a free copy of the first episode of season 2, DRM free in the Kindle format. Simply download the episode and load it on your Kindle device (or your smartphone, tablet, or MP3 Player and launch your Kindle app) and you're good to go.

Get your copy here.

Monday
Oct082012

Mafiosi Season 2: Episode 2: Expansion Plans

After a heated sit-down with a soldier from one of the Cleveland crews, Vincenzo takes matters into his own hands. He approaches Fat Tricky Sassano in an attempt to have the L.A. capo front him a few men in order to muscle the Cleveland crew into ceding territory to New York, thus expanding the Parazanos' reach out West. But Fat Tricky insists on having Vin and Paul do him a favor in return, which involves helping the corrupt L.A. Mayor. During all this, Vincenzo accidentally agrees to Loraine's propsition, to his regret, which helps to bring her out of a long funk. Meanwhile, Chris Bianchi and Canico want out, and they make arrangements to head back East, since the action in L.A. wasn't what they bargained for; an act that enrages Vincenzo.

Get your copy here.

Monday
Oct012012

Mafiosi Season 2: Episode 1: Legs Spread Eagled

In this exciting season opener, Vincenzo Abruzzi and Paul DeFicco are sent packing to Hollywood following their unprecedented success in New York, which the Paranzano bosses want to replicate out West. When the boys get there, they find a veritable virgin town waiting to be popped, and the two waste no time sinking their teeth in. But certain scattered crews from Cleveland have been operating in the vinicity, which forces Vincenzo to make a calculated move. Meanwhile, Loraine, who heads out West to join her man, hits Vin with a new proposition; one he is truly not ready for. Also, Chris Bianchi, Canico, and Tommy "Fishgut" are sent to Los Angeles by Carlo to aid Vin in his plans.

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Monday
Sep242012

Order of 5ive: Season Two: Episode Thirteen: Rogue Part III

Part three of Rogue ends season two of Order of 5ive. This is not your typical, explosive in-your-face saeson ending. It's a psychological cliff-hanger that will leave you yearning for season three! Now that Senator Adridge has been elected president, things are definitely going to change concerning the Order. With eradication ordered for King, Queen, Ace, Joker, Jack, Diamond, and Heart, the seven flee New York and begin to prepare for the future. Bringing down Aldridge and his shadow government won't be easy...in fact, it may take the help of other Order divisions spread throughout the world to help end the tyranny in the US. That's if the international Order hasn't been comprimised as well. Episode thirteen is guaranteed to leave the most seasoned conspiracy theorist wondering just how deep evil runs in democracy.

Check out this episode here.

Monday
Sep172012

Order of 5ive: Season Two: Episode Twelve: Rogue Part II

After a hair-thin escape from the Bunker, Clubs reveals the truth of the shadow government experiments going on a mile below the Nevada desert. When King, Queen, Agent Morris, and Riker come together with both the East and West coast Order to review the pictures Clubs retrieved from the Bunker, the full scope of Senator Aldridge's diabolical plans are confirmed. The only recourse is for King and the East Coast team to go rogue, leaving Morris and the West Coast order on the inside. One way or another, King plans to end the horrific experimentation being conducted on children within the Bunker in order for Aldridge to create the perfect soldier.

Learn more about the Order of 5ive and pick up your copy here.

Monday
Sep102012

Order of 5ive: Season Two: Episode Eleven: Rogue Part I

In the first installment of this three-part season finale, Senator Aldridge fires up his presidential campaign while secretly operating a black-ops program to create a group of super soldiers based on hypernatural DNA. In attempt to foil his plans, King sends Diamond and Jack to the Mojave Desert to locate the Bunker, a super secret underground government-run testing facility. But, when Riker reports that scientists are experimenting on children without resignation, King calls in West Coast Ace and Clubs as backup and sends his team of misfits on a mission to locate and infiltrate Bunker in order to discover the truth.

Get your copy here.

Friday
Sep072012

Amazon Steals Serial Novel Thunder From 711 Press: Part 2

As promised, for our readers and subscribers who've sent so many wonderful emails in support of this latest 711 Press blog, we've decided to turn this particular blog subject into a series. Hey, we might as well "serialize" it, ha-ha. Through this blog, we'll keep you updated on our thoughts about Kindle Serials and how they compare to 711 Press TV Books over the weeks and months to come. Without knowing much about Amazon's Serials at this point, considering Amazon is releasing little information on the 8 titles they've announced except for the names of the books and authors, we've decided to make the focus of this particular blog post about how we stand out beyond what you'll receive through Amazon Serials.

First off, we're fine with Amazon putting out serials. In fact, we welcome it. It will only serve to prove what we've already stated in the past, that episodic fiction is the future for readers who love their Kindles. And who better to release a slew of serialized Kindle books than Amazon? However, with that said, one may wonder if Amazon is just trying to repackage their fallen "Kindle Singles" platform, re-envisioning the form of a single to stay at the head of the game, since that failed to catch on... No need to thank us Amazon, we knew you'd "catch on" eventually.

So, in our observation, if Amazon were a major television network such as NBC, 711 Press would be considered the Fox network in its beginning stages. As a "smaller" network, we (Daniel Middleton and Jaime Vendera) have the creative freedom to do what we want to create amazing, quality programming. Being a smaller network is to our advantage, because we started this company with a vision to release only books that we oversee from start to finish, refusing to release more than one serial at a time, choosing quality fiction releases over quantity. By focusing our combined efforts on one serial TV Book show at a time, while working with dedicated writers and a season editor, we can lift the storytelling to lofty and highly entertaining heights, particularly for those who are into the kinds of genres we are.

What does 711 Press being a smaller network mean to you? It means that you are guaranteed to receive one new Movie Book per month and one new TV Book episode per week. We stand by our "programming" and it's our promise that each Movie Book (check out our current Movie Book Titles here) and TV Book release, including Order of 5ive, Mafiosi, Age of the Sigil, Phoenix Earth, and all future titles, have and will be thoroughly plotted, eloquently written, and furiously edited to make sure that every single 711 Press release is grade A quality. And as each new 711 serial nears its end, we have a new TV Book series waiting in the wings to fill it's shoes. So consider us an alterntive TV Network or movie studio with literary programming.

Many have asked us for more products. To that we say, "Quality over Quantity." We believe that if we were to release multiple TV Books at once, each individual TV Book serial may suffer in creative quality, due to loss of focus or attention. Lack of attention toward a fiction title brings to mind companies like AuthorHouse who've released books featuring poorly edited content with subpar covers.

Will Amazon go the way of AuthorHouse? We wonder what lengths Amazon will go to to make sure each of their serialized books receives the care and nurturing required in order to provide the reader with typo free, inspired, quality content worth the reader's attention. I guess we shall see--but we already know where you can receive that kind of quality this instant. So if you want to read quality, cutting edge serialized fiction from the company that reinvented the episodic read, check out our TV Books here.