Category Archives: self-publishing

Posted in Audio books, Books, DAW, ebooks, Queen of the Dead, self-publishing.

Today, Grave is offi­cially out in the wild. Book Three of The Queen of the Dead, it’s avail­able in hard­cover. I’m both nervous and excited because the series is finished with this book. Grave is longer, by about 55k words, than either Silence or Touch. But everyone expects the last book to be longer, right? I went into the store and signed the copies that arrived, and I’ve stubbed my toe on the boxes in the hall (author’s copies — I swear stub­bing my toes on a box is how I know a book is real). I can sign/dedicate books if you order them through the store — but as we’re not amazon, the postage is not cheap =/. The Audio book, narrated by Alexandra Bailey, will be avail­able as well. This … Continue reading 

Posted in Cast, DAW, Elantra, Essalieyan, self-publishing, writing, covers.

I have revised and submitted Cast in Flame. It’s going two places: the first, to my editor at HLQ. (She already has it). The second, to Patrick Roth­fuss’ World­builders fundraiser. Yes, I am sending a copy of the submis­sion manu­script for a book that won’t see print until the end of July, 2014, to Worldbuilder’s. It’s not there yet. I had to have it printed, and then had to change the printing so it was two sides of a page so I could have it spiral bound. I will post again when the auction goes live. I have written a bunch of Oracle words — but the book isn’t done yet. And I have been working on The Hidden City, City of Night, and House Name for the non-North Amer­ican ebook … Continue reading 

Posted in Books, Business, DAW, ebooks, Elantra, Essalieyan, Luna, self-publishing, writing.

It’s Cana­dian Thanks­giving today — Amer­ican Thanks­giving is in November. But, as I’m Cana­dian, we cele­brate in October in these parts :) In between my last report and this one, I finished the page proofs for TOUCH, which is sched­uled for January, 2014, in hard­cover. I will have a cover to post very shortly, and will change the book on the front page at that time. I am now over half way through Cast in Flame, although I’m now wondering about the title, given the compli­ca­tions that have arisen from the events at the end of Cast in Sorrow. I am now over halfway (with luck!) through Oracle, which is the new title for the second last book in the House War series. So writing … Continue reading 

Posted in Books, self-publishing, Short Stories.

Last July, I started repub­lishing ebook versions of my out of print short stories. I still have fifty-nine to go, but sold Silence, and added a book to my dead­line plate. Since I publish the short stories, I am unlikely to seri­ously tick me off if I let things slide. I promised I would have a print version of Memory of Stone and Other Stories for my print readers. I’m grateful for the many years of support print readers have given me. This doesn’t mean that I’m less grateful for the support ebook readers give me now, but I started writing and publishing in a time when the only medium was print, and many of you have been with me since I started. Also: I have an iPad, but I still prefer reading … Continue reading 

Posted in DAW, Essalieyan, Queen of the Dead, self-publishing, writing.

First: Battle has been turned in to my editor at DAW. It is not finished in the sense that it is now a book — she’ll read it, and she’ll make notes of the things that don’t work or are not clear enough, and I’ll do a revi­sion pass to correct the things I can address. After which, it will go out to a copy-editor and from there, to produc­tion, which will then print out galley pages, which come back to me. This makes me cry (and I apol­o­gize in advance because I know I whine a bit on twitter when I am proof-reading). There is nothing worse than reading your own books looking only for your mistakes, typos, etc. All of the good things become invis­ible: you’re left with the … Continue reading