Let’s Talk About HAB 12 and Other Things!


HAB 12

Hi!  Here’s a quick update on Scrapyard Ship and other books in the works.

I get a minimum of four to five emails each day requesting information on HAB 12, which is the title of the next book in the Scrapyard Ship series.

The typical questions include:

Is there really a HAB 12 book in the works?

Did you see my review?

Who did the cover design for Scrapyard Ship?

Does HAB 12 take off from where Scrapyard Ship left off?

When will it be released?

Will it have the same unconscionable cliff-hanger type ending?

Why don’t you get off your ass and finish it?

I’ll attempt to answer some, if not all, of these questions.

Scrapyard Ship:
First of all, when I wrote Scrapyard Ship I really had no idea what to expect. I thought the book would be a fun read and could, possibly, have a limited following. Now, just shy of two months since its release, the book has done phenomenally well–typically selling hundreds of copies a day on Amazon. Also note it’s gone through a re-editing process. It’s far from a perfect book, but I’m fairly happy with it. For those interested in the cover design, I do the covers myself. After thirteen years working in my own creative marketing agency, Photoshop is second nature to me–and it’s fun!

Amazon reviews are the life-blood of any ebook author. I’m over-the-top appreciative of those who have taken the time to give my book(s) a review. There are several hundred reviews on Amazon for Scrapyard Ship and, for the most part, they are very favorable. I read them all at first. Now I’m a bit more selective of what I read. There are some really negative, downright angry people out there! So now my wife, periodically, reads them to me–especially the nicer, more constructive ones. I don’t typically comment on the reviews, but I’m available through this site or email.

HAB 12:
HAB 12 refers to Habitat 12. For those who read Scrapyard Ship, you’ll be familiar with the Zoo and the Habitats there. You’ll get more information as time goes by. But yes, there really is a HAB 12 book in the works. What I can say is the story continues from the exact second where Scrapyard Ship left off… As for a release date — those on my mailing list will be the very first to know.

How many books will be in the Scrapyard Ship series?  It depends. As long as there are fans / readers and I can keep the stories fresh and alive, I’ll continue to write them. Typically, one will be released every three to four months. There’s a second series in the works, too – more on a paranormal slant, called “Tapped In.” I’m hoping the first “Tapped In” book will be released sometime mid-January 2014.


2 replies
  1. george
    george says:

    I bought scrapyard ship in paperback but have only been able to find the other 2 installments in Kendal. I only read paper. Are you going to put them out in paper? thanks george

    • Mark Wayne McGinnis
      Mark Wayne McGinnis says:

      Hi George — Yes, it’s on my list of things to do. The paperback books versions are important and I’ve been lax in getting them formatted and put up for sale. Thanks for reminding me – I’m on it! — mark


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