Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Have you pre-ordered Age of Myth? Get your free bonus material!


Hey everyone, today I'm pleased to officially open the Age of Myth pre-order bonus program!  Some of you might already be familiar with it, but in case you aren't here's the deal.

Pre-ordering a book shows your early support and provides a host of benefits for authors such as:
  • Pre-order sales count as first-week sales, and it's this all important debut week that gives a book the best chance of hitting a major best-selling list like the New York Times or USA Today.
  • Books with a high number of pre-orders will get more traction with booksellers such that the books will be carried in more stores and in higher quantities.
  • Books with a high number of pre-orders will receive increased marketing support from the publisher.
  • Books with a high number of pre-orders will generate a larger print run.
Now, that's what I get...but I want a win-win for both readers and writers, so I (and Del Rey) have put together a nice package to reward you for pre-ordering the book.  It's like getting Kickstarter perks without a Kickstarter!

So, what do you get?
  • Character profiles with photographs.
  • The first five chapters of the book to read right now!
  • A package of free short stories.
  • Access to a high-resolution map.
  • A signed bookplate (free to residents of the US)
  • A signed bookmark (free to residents of the US)
  • Wallpaper for your computer, iPhone, and tablet featuring the amazing artwork of Marc Simonetti.
If you are outside the US, and still want the bookplate and bookmark, I'll gladly send them to you if you cover $3 for the postage and handling. Here is a link to order them.

Here is what the bookmark and bookplates look like:


Okay, so how do you participate?
  1. Pre-order any version of Age of Myth: ebook, audio book, or hardcover from your favorite store.
  2. Take a picture of your receipt.
  3. Fill out this form so we know where to send your stuff.
  4. Be sure to upload your proof of purchase (there is a field on the form).
  5. If you are overseas and want the bookmark and bookplate, order it from this link.
That's it. We'll take care of the rest.  Oh, and if you have ordered a signed copy directly from my website, you don't to do anything. Your book will be signed and personalized based on the instructions you provided, and you'll have a spare bookplate to do with as you will.

I hope you are as excited as I am about the new release.  Just 1 month and 25 days away!! And thank you for pre-ordering, it means a great deal that you have such faith in my upcoming series.

22 comments:

  1. Pre-ordered and filled out the form ;)
    Thank you, Michael. Can't wait to read the book.

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    1. Thanks for the support!! I really appreciate it.

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  2. Do kindle or Audible versions count (or at least help you in first week sales totals)?

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    1. I'm not sure about Audible - I suspect not. But Kindle defiantly do.

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  3. Done! Looking forward to the book and bonus material.

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  4. Does purchasing from your store also come with the bonus material including the signed bookmark and bookplate?

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    1. It does. Books from my store are already signed (on the page)...but the bookplate will also be included so you get two signatures - a bonus for ordering direct.

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  5. Is one source better than the others, or will any of them work the same?

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    1. Pretty much all the same. When ordering directly from me, you can have the book dedicated (but it'll cost a bit more because it's not discounted). When ordering from Amazon you can get 23% off and free shipping. I "make more" when you buy direct, but really whatever works best for you is good for me.

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  6. Any plans for a limited edition hardcover with more art by Marc Simonetti?

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    1. The artwork of the hardcover edition that Del Rey is putting out DOES have artwork from Marc Simonetti! IT's not a limited run (I hope) ;-) but it will be a hardcover. As for some form of limited edition - I probably won't know if that makes sense until some time after the book is released, and I would have to get Del Rey's permission. So, at this point I don't really have "plans" for one. Maybe a "hope" for one, but that's about it.

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  7. I also plan to get the audio and will encourage my library to do so. Please make sure theses books are available for Overdrive in both Ebooks and Audio.! Deb

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    1. Hey there. It's not something I have control over - but I will talk to the various publishers (Del Rey for ebooks and Recorded Books for audio) and see what I can do.

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  8. I pre-ordered it a while ago. Filled out the form and have it on my calendar.

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  9. I pre-ordered the Audible version. Does that qualify for the perks?

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  10. Just read this amazing new YA fiction on Ganesha - Part 1 of the Temple Wars series - I think everyone should check it out! Temple Wars

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  11. Just placed my order on your web site, Michael. Looking forward to reading your latest creation! Hope all is well with you, Robin and the kids. Let me know if you plan to be in the Detroit area on June 12.

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  12. Michael we appreciate that you take care of your fans - you promise and deliver!!! I am excited to read the book.

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  13. Just ordered from your website and I'm stoked to get my first physical copy of one of your books.

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