Immortal and the Island of Impossible Things, the latest Immortal novel, is now available as an Audiobook, as of, oh, a few hours ago. Here’s the nifty cover.
And here are the nifty links:
I came to an important realization last week: there may come a time, in the next few months, when I have to publish something I actively do not want people to buy.
No, I don’t mean my next novel. (Good guess! But please buy it!) I’m talking about something else, a thing we industry professionals like to call the boxed set.
I basically have two kinds of blog posts:
In what I expect will be a common practice for quite a few of my fellow writers in the coming years, last week I republished four novels after the publisher (who is closing shop) released the rights.
In other words: welcome to the first day of the rest of my writing career!
I would like to declare an official moratorium on all of the following cinematic tropes:
As I mentioned at the beginning of the week, The Spaceship Next Door is now an audiobook!
I also mentioned I’d let everyone know when “Whispersync” was available, and in saying that I was relying upon the received wisdom from many online resources, including the kind people over on the KBoards and on the FAQ on the Audible.com dashboard (ACX), and I apologize if that’s about three too many links and acronyms for whenever you happen to be reading this.
I’ve mentioned a couple of times now that I’m going to be reacquiring the rights to four of my novels, but after a few conversations I’ve had with a few people—offhand chats with persons not involved in publishing who are aware that I also exist as a writer—I came to realize I never discussed why I’m getting those rights back, and what that actually means.
Today I’d like to talk about what price to put on your book. Or my book, if you don’t have one. Or some other writer’s book if we don’t want to talk about my books either.
Pricing, though. Let’s have that conversation.
I had plans a few weekends ago that involved my escaping the house with my wife to run off to a hotel room in another state and… get a lot of writing done. This sounds a tiny bit less crazy once you understand that she was on a business trip and I was just along for the ride, unless you’re hung up on the part where I spend an entire trip to a new city inside a hotel room, in which case I can’t help you.
Note: this is the first article I wrote for the Huffington Post to receive widespread attention. It’s a tiny bit dated—my perspective on Amazon has evolved somewhat, and the Hachette dispute is over—but I’m re-posting it so it has a home on my new site. I do believe the widespread attention I originally received is due to the estimable Anne Rice.