Friday, September 4, 2020

Questions and Answers!

 I must admit, I enjoy doing interviews.  Oftentimes it gives me a chance to reflect on things I never thought on without someone posing a question.  

Recently, fellow author A.C. Cobble (who I know as Andrew), did an interview with me and today it went live on his site. I've had Andrew out to my house and we often talk about "the business." He's a sharp guy and an excellent writer, and I'm proud to have played some part in helping to make his path to publication just a little bit easier.  That said, I'm sure what I contributed is NOTHING compared to all his hard work, but I was still honored by his introduction to the interview...

"In addition to being the best-selling author that I know, Michael and his wife Robin, are amongst the most generous people I have ever met. There is no manual on how to achieve success in the publishing game, and when someone says there is, it’s because they’re a charlatan trying to sell you a course. Instead, we have something better, we have Michael and Robin. They are always open to sharing what they’ve learned in the industry, and for a legion of Indie authors, they are our insiders and can tell us how it REALLY works."

So if you want to learn a bit about my past, how Robin and I work together, and what's coming down the pike,  drop by Andrew's blog and read the interview here.

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Nolyn Sneak Peak


So, after a marathon session of intensive weekend editing, Robin and finally agreed on the content for the first section of the first chapter of Nolyn.  Yes, it took us 2 days to edit 8 pages, but we finally got something that we are willing to show others. So, how about a sneak peek?

Here for your reading enjoyment is the first paragraph.  I hope you like it!

Friday, August 21, 2020

Riyria and more on Audible's $6.95 Sale

I'm honored to be included along with the likes of Brent Weeks, Joe Abercrombie, R. A. Salvatore, and many more for Audible's $6.95 sale.  If you haven't yet started the Riyria Chronicles, now is a great time as The Crown Tower is included in the sale.  But you have to hurry, the sale ends August 23rd at 11:59 PM PT (US).

If you haven't yet heard the amazing talent that is Tim Gerard Reynolds, you owe it to yourself to check out the story (if for no other reason than to hear him work his magic).

Here are twelve fantasy books that caught my eye in the sale, but there are plenty more as well.  I hope you'll find something you'll love.

Thursday, August 20, 2020

Boxsets are back in stock!

 Orbit ran through the print fun for the boxsets of Riyria (seen here)

So we've had them marked "out of stock" on our store. But we just received a shipment of 48 of them, so they are back in stock for now. For those who were waiting, check your emails as we have set aside copies for you.  We'll order more if this batch goes quickly, and I think it won't take so long in the future as it was the printing that was the problem.

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

German Edition of Legends of the First Empire #4

 I just received my copy of the German translation for Legends of the First Empire #4. Looks like it hits the retailers later this month on the 27th.

Other books in the series include:

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Experienced masters and exciting newcomers in 2-for-1 audiobook sale!

Fantasy by experienced masters such as Brent Weeks and Raymond Fiest are joined by newcomers Duncan Hamilton and Will Wight in Audible's 2-for-1 sale. I picked the 14 fantasy titles that caught my eye, and, of course, my own Age of Death was one of them!  It's always great to get twice the listens for the same 1-credit price, so come on by and see what tickles your fantasy fancy and pick up a few new books to try!

Thursday, July 2, 2020

Legends of the First Empire slipcases are a go!

Now that the entire series is released, we thought it would be a good idea to do a slipcase to turn the hardcover editions into a nice boxed set.  But slipcases are expensive to make (especially in quantities under 250), and we weren't sure if people would be interested in them.  Well, to determine if people had some interest we launched a . . . you guessed it a Kickstarter!

We reached our goal in under 15 minutes, and currently have demand for at least 620+ slipcases in the US.  For people outside the United States, you'll also be able to get a slipcase, but there are two possibilities for shipping.
  • Ship directly from the US with the USPS - which is quite expensive.
  • If there are is enough demand, we can transfer a large shipment to the UK for distribution throughout the world.
So, if you aren't in the US, you can sign up here and we'll calculate the postage for you using both alternatives and you can determine if you want to proceed once you know the final costs.

Oh, and as part of the Kickstarter you can pick up discounted hardcovers in case you are missing any in your set.  Two of the books (Age of Swords and Age of Legend) are already out of print in the hardcover edition, but we purchased up a large supply of both for this Kickstarter.

If this sounds like it is of interest to you, stop on by the Kickstarter and check it out. But you have to do so soon. The Kickstarter will end July 14th at 7:00 PM (EDT).