The project was fully-funded in under 15 minutes (which I think breaks a record for us), so I guess people really were interested in these. Thanks all for the amazing support. I’m going to go ahead and lock in some production time for these with the manufacturer!
Now that all the books in the Legends of the First Empire series are completed, I’ve had a number of people asking about slipcases to add that “special touch” usually reserved for most-beloved books. Well, Robin looked into it, and she found a number of suppliers who can take care of this for us. We’re going to launch a Kickstarter to see if enough people are interested in getting them. The Kickstarter will launch on Tuesday 6/23/20 at 12:00 noon EDT. There are a limited number of early-bird discounts for people who hop in right away.
While getting a book published at the height of a pandemic has been challenging, we are getting close to having all the pre-orders (both through my online store and the Kickstarter) sent out. Of the 3,077 orders we have 574 left to go. So, we’re at 81% shipped. Hopefully the rest of them will be out this week.
I’m pleased to announce that Age of Empyre was picked as a customer favorite and is one of the 20 Best Listens of May. Here is the complete list. Take a look, find something you like, and escape from all the crazy times we are finding ourselves in.
If you would have told me a decade ago that my book would one day appear on a Best Of list along with people like Patterson, Roberts, Meltzer, Walker, and Wells, I would have said you were crazy. I’m honored by my readers support, and I’ll do my best to keep the books coming.
No, it’s not the actual book – that’s still on the press, but the dust jackets have arrived and I wrapped it around an Age of Legend book (they are the same number of pages). Won’t be long now. Books will be shipping from the printer on May 20th.
The final book in the Legends of the First Empire is at hand.
Ebooks are already available through our site & live at online stores on May 5th.
The audiobooks will download to devices on May 5th.
The hardcovers will come off the presses on May 20th (we’ll be shipping books ordered from our site on May 21st, but I’m not 100% sure when the online bookstores will have copies in their hands as the books have to first go to Ingram’s warehouses, and then ship out to the distribution centers at Amazon, Barnes & Noble and the like. I doubt books are being shipped to any brick and mortar stores right now and I’m not sure when they will.
For people looking for mass-market paperbacks, we don’t yet have a ship date for them, but they will be produced and will likely start selling around the time that the hardcover sales fall off.
If you’ve been waiting for the final book, now is the best time to get your copies. This page will provide links to all the various retailer sites.
If you are not in the US, Book Depository (the blue book icon between BAM and IndieBound) offers free shipping worldwide. In addition, here are links to various Amazon sites for various countries.
As you might imagine, releasing a new book (especially the first or the last in a series) is stressful or an author. With the release date of Age of Empyre quickly approaching, the first review came across our radar. And boy, was it everything I hoped for.
It’s 100% spoiler-free, so if you are interested in seeing what Novel Notions had to say about the book, drop on by. And consider following the blog for other great reviews of books. They do a nice job over there.
it looks like the hardcovers for the Age of Legend are pretty much sold out. Which means we are just in time for the mass market paperback edition. The official release date for the mass market paperback is April 28th, but we have several cases in hand already and they are signed and ready for order at our website. If you’ve been waiting for fort this format, the wait is over!
I’m honored to have not just one, but two books in Audible’s amazing 2-for-1 sale for storytellers they feel are at the top of the game. And with Age of Empyre coming out on Audible in May, that means you can can get the six-book series for the price of 5 books since both Age of Myth and Age of Legend are in the sale. But, if you’ve already gotten these books, check out the sale anyway. There are plenty of other great books from the likes of: Stephen King, Brandon Sanderson, Joe Abercrombie, Mark Lawrence, N. K. Jemisin, V.E. Schawb, Andrzej Sapkowski, Brian McClellan, Paolo Bacigalupi, Andy Weir, James Islington, Mary Robinette Kowal, Johnathan Renshaw, Rachel Aaron, Neal Stephenson, Andrew Rowe, Jack Campbell, William Gibson, James S.A. Corey, and dozens more!