A few weeks ago, a bunch of us at Eos made the trek from NYC out to Best Bargain Books on Long Island to support Patrick Lee and his signing of New York Times Bestseller THE BREACH. Patrick gave a great reading, and he answered some tough questions. Here he is in action!
EARTH STRIKE, the first book in Ian Douglas' new STAR CARRIER series, is out now. Click here for an excerpt.
There is a milestone in the evolution of every sentient race, a Tech Singularity Event, when the species achieves transcendence through its technological advances. Now the creatures known as humans are approaching this momentous turning point.
But an armed threat is approaching from deepest space determined to prevent humankind from crossing over that boundary—by total annihilation if necessary.
To the Sh’daar, the driving technologies of transcendent change are anathema and must be obliterated from the universe—along with those who would employ them. As their great warships destroy everything in their path en route to the Sol system, the human Confederation government falls into dangerous disarray. There is but one hope, and it rests with one rogue Navy Admiral, commander of the kilometer-long star carrier America, as he leads his courageous fighters deep into enemy space towards humankind’s greatest conflict—and quite possibly its last.
Kim Harrison signs in Cincinnati, Dayton and Ann Arbor MI the next few days--if you're in the area, come on by and say hi! If not, I'll be putting pictures and anecdotes here and on Twitter and Facebook.
“I wouldn’t miss a Kim Harrison book for anything.” —Charlaine Harris, author of the Sookie Stackhouse novels
Rachel Morgan has fought and hunted vampires, werewolves, banshees, demons, and other supernatural dangers as both witch and bounty hunter—and lived to tell the tale. But she's never faced off against her own kind . . . until now. Denounced and shunned for dealing with demons and black magic, her best hope is life imprisonment—at worst, a forced lobotomy and genetic slavery. Only her enemies are strong enough to help her win her freedom, but trust comes hard when it hinges on the unscrupulous tycoon Trent Kalamack, the demon Algaliarept, and an ex-boyfriend turned thief.
It takes a witch to catch a witch, but survival bears a heavy price.
A freshman at Malone University in Ohio, Stephen beganto write November Reign as a high school student while being treated for chordoma. Working with the Make-A-Wish foundation, Stephen partnered with The Learned Owl Bookshop and with some of our favorite publishing colleagues here in New York City as his novel made the journey from manuscript to published trade paperback. He celebrated the book's release in 2008, donating the proceeds to the Make-A-Wish foundation.
Kim Harrison's new Hollows adventure, BLACK MAGIC SANCTION, goes on-sale next Tuesday, 2/23. In addition to the hardcover, we are thrilled to announce an enhanced e-book will also go on-sale 2/23.
Available via iTunes for the iPhone and iTouch, this enhanced e-book features videos and audio commentary from the author, plus the audiobook synched with the e-book, and more.
The regular e-book for all formats (Kindle, Nook, Sony E-reader, etc.) will be on-sale 4/6.
As you know, the e-book world is changing rapidly, as shown by Amazon v. Macmillan a couple of weeks ago. I'm not going to go into that in detail, but yes, it's about determining the course of e-books in the future.
Many people argue that e-books don't cost anything to produce, and thus the price should be lower. Often, these same people then complain when the e-book is not well formatted, has errors, etc. Or, sometimes, argue that publishers don't do anything to promote the book, and/or are actively trying to ruin the author's career, and authors would be better self-publishing.
None of these are true, but to fully answer would take several posts on their own (you can, however, check out posts by John Scalzi, Making Light, Charles Stross and many more. Just poke around for a couple of minutes online).
I'll just say that like anything, it is always easier to armchair-quarterback, that it is much easier to strike out on your own once you have a following/backing/audience/credentials/experience, and then ask why any business would not be trying to make money in this economy.
We're doing this because we're looking at the long-term future of publishing--hardcover books, electronic, etc.--to figure out the best way to keep publishing and growing our authors. Things are changing literally every day, and we all wish there was a way to fast-forward so that we knew the best possible way to make this work on all fronts, from author to publisher to retailer to consumer.
Kim Harrison discusses the e-books on her blog. Her agent, Richard Curtis, runs e-book publisher E-Reads--check out his blog for more analysis of the market, etc.
Back to business, next Tuesday you can get the enhanced e-book of BLACK MAGIC SANCTION via iTunes on Tuesday, including videos, audio, etc., for more money. And then the regular e-book will be available 4/6, at a lower price.
Kim Harrison blogged at Bitten By Books yesterday, talking about romance versus urban fantasy, the death of Kisten, and asking for reader thoughts on romance, how long it takes to heal, and more.
Read her thoughts on this at Bitten By Books, then write your own comments. Send in your thoughts there by 11:59pm today (12/17) for your chance to win a prize pack containing a t-shirt, mug, and hc copy of WHITE WITCH, BLACK CURSE.
Joe Hill's latest supernatural thriller is on sale 2/16/10 and it's been getting rave reviews. Time Magazine says, “On the strength of his two masterly thrillers—Heart-Shaped Box and Horns—Hill has emerged as one of America ’s finest horror writers.
We were hooked after the first page...
Ignatius Martin Perrish spent the night drunk and doing terrible things. He woke the next morning with a headache, put his hands to his temples, and felt something unfamiliar, a pair of knobby pointed protuberances. He was so ill--wet-eyed and weak--he didn’t think anything of it at first, was too hungover for thinking or worry.
But when he was swaying above the toilet, he glanced at himself in the mirror over the sink and saw he had grown horns while he slept. He lurched in surprise and for the second time in twelve hours, he pissed on his feet.
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