Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Riyria Hardcover Editions

Since the publication of The Death of Dulgath in hardcover, I've received a lot of emails from people who would like to have the other books of the series match. Unfortunately, Orbit never released their books (Theft of Swords, Rise of Empire, Heir of Novron, The Crown Tower, The Rose and the Thorn) in hardcover format.

They did sell book club rights to the Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Club, but the Revelations versions sold out years ago. Today, people can only find them on the used book markets, and usually at a premium cost.

For several months now, I've been trying to negotiate the right for a limited edition hardcover run of the earlier books, and now Orbit has agreed!  While we still have to nail down some details, the hard part is over -- getting permission. So Robin and I spent yesterday's lunch brainstorming the project and how to roll it out.

We most likely will utilize a Kickstarter campaign, and since the number of books is limited, we are likely to sell out (especially the rare editions) rather quickly.  To make sure ardent fans don't miss out, we've started a wait list. People on this list will receive the Kickstarter URL before it goes live and will know the date and time of its launch. That way people on the waitlist will have the best chances of getting their copies.  If you would like to sign up, here is the link to do so.

We hope you are as excited as we are about this opportunity. I love the way the hardcover editions of The Death of Dulgath look on my desk and shelf, and I can't wait until the entire Riyria saga sits beside it.  I hope you are equally excited.

5 comments:

  1. This is AWESOME news! Can't wait!

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  2. Agreed! Definitely would pick these up! I got a copy of the limited edition hardcover and it's awesome. Did anyone get a copy of the super rare version? Are there any pictures out there of it and its cover?

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  3. This is fantastic news Michael, as soon it goes live i will be right on the page! I love my hardback (rare) edition of The Death of Dulgath as well.

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  4. @Tom - yes I'm excited too.
    @Aaron - I'll get some pictures of the Rare edition posted
    @Peter - glad you love your rare edition - thanks for the support.

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