Cargo 3120 ‘Ties that Bind: Part 2’

EDITOR’S NOTE: What is Cargo 3120? We’ve written about this project many times over the past couple of years, but the best place to go to understand what Aaron Walker Sr. is up to is HERE.

And now that that’s settled:

by Aaron Walker Sr.

Whew! It’s been quite a while, but book 2 is finally done! It was a long and hard road that I outlined in our last two blogs. Check them out (read update 1 here and update 2 here).

As I mentioned in the posts above, I had a few setbacks along the road, including many changes that had to be made to get is where we are today. But now I am proud to announce:

Cargo 3120 Ties that Bind Part 2 will release this month on June 17th, 2017
(Pre-orders are available now on Amazon for only .99 cents!)

Part 3 will be released around December of 2017. And if all goes to plan, the fourth and final installment in the Ties that Bind storyline will release in early 2018. Initially the book will be available only on Amazon Kindle. Later, I hope to have the book released on smashwords, which distributes in many formats, including Nook, iBooks, Kobo, and others.

It was never my intent to have such a long delay between books, and we are hard at work behind the scenes to prevent that from happening again. In fact, I have plans to bring on a special guest this fall to help further develop the universe of Cargo 3120! So, stay tuned, the future of Cargo 3120 is indeed a bright one!

Haven’t finished or read book 1? You can now get the full eBook version on Amazon for free! You can also get it on smashwords, or read the full book on our website.

While I’m at it

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As I mentioned in update 2 on my blog, the reason we didn’t launch in May was because we were still finalizing the cover art. We felt this step was too important to rush, so I made the call to delay the launch until we got it right.

We’ve probably all heard the saying: “You can’t judge a book by its cover…”

And while this certainly should be the case, from my experience, people often do judge a book by its cover. This is especially true in the eBook realm, as people quickly scroll past titles, often stopping on titles with an eye-catching cover.

My first thought was to have something that was jam packed with imagery that I thought highlighted the best of book two. But after many discussions with our talented artist out of Los Angeles: Lee Wherry, we decided to go with a “less is more” approach. We wanted something that was clean and easy on the eyes.

What do you think? Did we succeed?

Cargo 3120 Book 2 Update!

by Aaron Walker Sr.

Hello everyone! I know it’s been a while since our last update. But rest assured, we are still moving forward.

After several overhauls and fixes, I am proud to announce that the first draft of Cargo 3120: Ties that Bind Part 2 is now complete. I am in the process of editing and polishing what we have. But after having a core group of readers to test it out (folks that are not afraid to tell me if something sucks), I think we nailed it this time.After several setbacks behind the scenes, including a number of urgent family matters over the last year, progress on the second book was much slower than expected. I was originally trying to release the book sometime between September and November of 2016. But by that time, I felt the book wasn’t quite ready.

As a new author, I have always felt that it was important to put your best foot forward, rather than trying to rush something to the public for the sake of meeting a deadline. It has always been my commitment to our readers to put out a product that we can be proud of and that our readers will enjoy. We want to create a fully realized universe filled with characters that you will come to care about and connect with.

With that I do apologize for the delay, but I sincerely hope you will find that it was worth the wait. The goal right now is to hopefully release before the end of March or early April (sooner if possible). But I will be sure to keep everyone in the loop if that date changes one way or the other.

I think I am finally finding my voice as an author, and hopefully the 3rd book will not take as long as the first. I was originally going to release the Ties that Bind Episode story arch as a four-part series, but after editions that I made to book two, I feel we can do this as a trilogy. This means the books will be a bit longer (which I believe is a good thing for the reader).

And now, the best part of this update:

You Can Get Cargo 3120 Part 1 for Free!

And in case you didn’t know, you can now get Cargo 3120 Ties that Bind: Part 1 Ebook for free on Amazon and Smashwords! Check it out and spread the word!