Saturday, October 9, 2021

Out of Print: The Disappearance of Winter's Daughter

The fourth book in the Riyria Chronicles is now officially out of print.  As such, the marketplace retailers are price gouging their few remaining copies (currently new copies run from $43 - $60.99, and used copies are priced at $59.99). That is completely ridiculous!  

The good news is we still have copies available directly from us (and they come signed and with a matching bookmark).  And the better news is we aren't marking them up at all, so you can still get them for just $17.00.

If you want to buy an entire set of the chronicles before our copies run out, then we'll offer all four books at a 25% savings ($51 rather than $68 a savings of $17).  That's four books for the price of three!

Once our supply runs out, we'll probably shift this over to a print-on-demand version and the books will be available through retailers once more. The only problem is it will be slightly taller than the other books which were produced by Orbit. The first two books of the series are 8.25" in height and the print-on-demand version (once printed) will be 8.5".  So if you are someone who wants all your books in a series to "line up" - buy directly from us now while supplies last.

Thursday, September 2, 2021

New York Times Bestseller!!


So when I started this whole writing thing, I hoped—but never thought it would be possible—to call myself a New York Times Bestselling Novelist.  Well, lightning has now struck three times and Nolyn joins Age of War and Age of Legend on this prestigious list.

Nolyn is #11 on the Audio Fiction Bestselling List - which is a difficult list to land because it compiles data for an entire month whereas the print/ebook list just has to sell well for a single week.

My thanks go to Tim Gerard Reynolds (my long-time narrator, Kristin Lang (my acquisitions editor), and Esther Bochner (Senior Director, Content Marketing) for all their faith, talent, and hard work to make this possible.

If you haven't picked up your copy yet, you can get them here: Audio | ebook | Hardcover 

Wednesday, September 1, 2021

End of the Summer Multi-author ebook sale

It's that time of year again. Summer is coming to an end, and fall is quickly approaching. Before too long we'll be off the beaches and campgrounds and curled up by the fire with a good book. So this makes it a perfect time for savings. All novels on this multi-author sale are just $0.99 from Aug 30th to Sep 6th. That's 75% to 90% off the regular prices! And to make this sale even more special, one of the novels is a new release and another is a three-book omnibus. At these savings, why not get all 6? It'll cost you less than $4! And you just may find a new favorite author to follow.

Here's what's on sale:

 Reg Price 
 Amazon Ratings 
 Dragontiarna Omnibus #1 
3 Books - 1 Low Price 
4.6 - 293 reviews
 4.7 - 272 reviews 
4.7 - 266 reviews
New Release
 4.7  -  46 reviews 
 The Death of Dulgath
NYT Bestselling Author
 4.7 - 896 reviews 
I Was Legion
First in a New Series
4.3 - 557 reviews

Saturday, August 21, 2021

Amazon Editor's Pick - Nolyn!

It's been two and a half weeks since Nolyn hit the retail shelves and the rollout continues with its strong momentum.  Today I took a look on Amazon and was pleased to find it's been selected as an Editor's Pick.  But what is even more important is what readers think about the release.  Here are the current recent stats:

  • Amazon: 4.5 stars with 129 ratings
  • Audible: 4.7 stars with 985 ratings
  • Goodreads: 4.6 stars with 814 ratings


In other news, finishing up Esrahaddon is going well. I have a long runway for this book (releasing in the summer of 2023), so that lack of pressure really helps me to take my time and wrap this series up in a really spectacular way.  I'm up to 155,000 words and still have a ways to go, so it's likely to end up being my longest book yet.

Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Nolyn #3 Bestseller for Fiction Audiobooks for week ending August 6th

So, Nolyn has officially hit the street, and we knew it was going well, but we didn't realize just how well until the Associated Press announced the Audiobook Best Seller List for August 6th.  Nolyn landed on it, and at #3!  Here are all ten titles that made the list.

And while that is exceptionally good news,  I have hit that list a few times in the past. But what I've never done in my 13+ years of publishing is "charted" on Amazon -- until now!

But the best news of all is that people seem to be liking the story.  At least according to the ratings/reviews that are coming in:
It's been so very long since I started writing this book (because all like to write all books in the series, and while you hope that it will be well received, it's an anxious time when a book "rolls out" - I'm thrilled with how it's going so far.

Thursday, August 5, 2021

Just when I thought it couldn't get any better

 So, two days ago Nolyn "hit the street." As you might imagine, I was anxious to see how it would do.  When the audiobook made it into the Top 10 Bestseller list, I was thrilled. But this morning I woke up to this:

Number 2?  Is that really number freaking two? And how can I possibly be sitting next to a new Stephen King book that was released on the same day? That's beyond Surreal.  I know I express my gratitude all the time, but my thanks to everyone picking up a copy CANNOT be overstated. I do hope you'll all enjoy the listen.

Wednesday, August 4, 2021

A very good start


Well, we are now at release day + 1 and the launch of Nolyn went VERY well.  Here are some of the positive signs we noticed. It was one of ten Science Fiction and Fantasy books picked by Amazon editors as the best of August 2021.

Currently, the audiobook is #10 in the ENTIRE Amazon store for bestselling titles:

And that Top 10 ranking puts it #1 in fantasy - step aside Harry Potter!

But the even harder bestselling list to get on is is the one that takes into account all book formats: audio, kindle, hardcovers, paperbacks. And Nolyn is #1 in fantasy there as well!

This type of added exposure is a direct result of so many people pre-ordering and buying the book on release day, so our eternal thanks go out to everyone who jumped on the Nolyn bandwagon so quickly!  Robin and I thank you for your continued support!