The final draft of the first book is completed and will be submitted to amazon.com shortly. At this point, it will only be available in e-book format. A print version will only be released if electronic sales are strong enough to warrant it. The price will be $2.99 (USD) with an availability date of November 2, 2015. The book will be open for pre-sales in another week or two. I don't know the exact date yet but I will announce it when it's known and the cover image (on this page) will link directly to the page on amazon.com. The book will be available internationally, so it may require a little extra effort to get to the local amazon if you're not in the United States.
To support the release, I will be providing one sample chapter per week for the next five weeks (for a total of six chapters). After that, if you want to read more, you'll have to buy the book.
Also, to limit frustration for those who read the first book and want to continue, the wait between books will be only two months. Books 2 and 3 are completed but are not yet in final publication form. However, there shouldn't be any difficulty getting them ready for January 2016 (Book 2) and March 2016 (Book 3).
If you plan to wait until the entire trilogy is available to start reading, I would still encourage you to buy the first book when it becomes available. Early sales are important for a variety of reasons.
One final note: the book will not be DRM protected. I made the decision because of a strong bias I have against DRM. This is a personal decision. My hope, however, that is that if you are interested in reading the book, you'll spend the $2.99 to get it. Thanks.