I have two new books out this week. Well...I announced the arrival of Don't Let Me Go last week. So I might be stretching a point just slightly. But today is its official launch date. So it feels a lot like two books in the same week.
Because, thus past Tuesday, How to be a Writer in the E-Age...and Keep Your E-Sanity!, which I co-wrote with author and publishing industry blogger Anne R. Allen, became available in e-book format. Both a US and UK edition. Paperback editions to follow.
Here are the big announcements, the things I want you to know today:
1) The Don't Let Me Go ebook is free. But only today and tomorrow. In the past my US ebooks have gone on 5-day free promotions. But this one is short. But it's still plenty of time to go snag a free ebook. But go do that now, because these prices won't last. (If you don't have a Kindle, you can download free Kindle software from Amazon. If you have a Nook, or other non-Kindle ereader, click here for conversion instructions.)
It's also available in paperback. But not for free. Sorry. There are production costs involved with paper books.
2) I'm doing a web event to celebrate the launch. It's today, June 29th, at 3:00 p.m. Pacific, 6:00 p.m. Eastern. It's also free. Catch the theme here? I'm trying to go easy on your book-buying budget. More details in my blog post Join Me For a Live Event.
3. How to be a Writer in the E-Age is on sale for only $2.99, but for a limited time. And I don't know how long that limited time will be. So, if you're a frazzled writer (Ha! Like there's any other kind of writer!) you might want to snag one of those, too. It comes with free 6-month updates to keep the information current. Not a bad deal for three bucks.
I know that sounds like enough news to last us, but just a peek into what the future holds, especially for ereaders. Over the next four months, my four out-of-print backlist titles, Funeral for Horses, Earthquake Weather, Electric God and Walter's Purple Heart will come back into "print" in ebook editions. Why ebook only? Because these books have already been traditionally published in the US, and there are lots of new and used hardcovers floating around. You can find one of those titles quite easily on the Internet, and probably for less than the cost of a brand new trade paperback. Still...they're coming back! Then all my books will be in print again!
Finally, look to the holidays, maybe even as soon as Thanksgiving, for When You Were Older, the next new US fiction release to follow Don't Let Me Go.
Whew! I think that's all the news. Which is not to say I don't think it's enough. Thanks for stopping by the blog, thanks for reading this, thanks for reading my books. As always.