Monthly Archives: June 2012
|June 29, 2012||Posted by annathepiper under Books||
Because even though working on my own words lately has put a big dent in the rate at which I’m reading other people’s words, I am still also BUYING other people’s words, so here ya go.
Picked up in print from Third Place Books, bought new even though they had a delicious 40 percent off Used Books sale going on at the time:
- Mechanique, by Genevieve Valentine. Steampunk. Picked up pretty much because Kiri Moth did the cover art, and hey, she’s MY cover artist, so we’re talking cover artist solidarity here. Also, the book sounded like fun and I’d been meaning to get it for some time regardless.
- The Inimitable Jeeves, by P.G. Wodehouse. Bought because the Murkworks loves us some Jeeves and Wooster, and the original stories were heartily recommended to me!
Picked up in electronic form from Barnes and Noble:
- A Kiss at Midnight, by Eloisa James. Grabbed because B&N had it available for .99, and Eloisa James has been spoken well of on the Smart Bitches site. Also because this story’s influenced by fairy tales and I’m a sucker for that, and interested in seeing how a historical romance plays off of fairy tale tropes.
- Canadian French for Better Travel. Grabbed this since it was available in ebook form for cheap, and because I’m interested in Canadian/Quebecois French, and hey, because I’m going to Montreal for a weekend soon!
75 for the year.
|June 29, 2012||Posted by annathepiper under Faerie Blood||
Faerie Blood has now gone live on four iBooks stores: the US, Canada, UK, and Australian stores! So if you’re an iDevice owner in any of those markets and you don’t have the book already, there’s another way for you to get it! If you’re an iDevice owner in other markets and you’d like to see me deploy to your home iBooks store, let me know! I’m certainly going to look at the iBooks stores for countries in the Eurozone at minimum–but feedback on this would be great nonetheless.
Direct links off to the US, Canada, UK, and Australian iBooks pages are now added to the official Faerie Blood page. Clickie!
|June 28, 2012||Posted by annathepiper under Faerie Blood||
Hey, Nook owners! You can buy Faerie Blood now right over here!
For extra bonus fun, I’ve found out that B&N also has a pre-order link live for the print version, which I was NOT expecting! Third Place tells me they must have picked that up when the ISBN for it went live. And that link is over here!
(I noted with chagrin that Korra’ti came through spelled wrong on the print version–as Korra’Ti, which is sadly a common way my name gets mangled, and which is one of the big reasons that Angela Highland will be coming into play soon. I’ve already asked Third Place to fix that. I’ll have to see if that fix gets processed. Surprised and pleased though to see that if you search for the book on B&N now, both versions pop up. COOL!)
Anyway, there you go, another way to buy the book! The official book page has been updated accordingly!
|June 27, 2012||Posted by annathepiper under Music||
Susan, The Most Awesome Le Vent du Nord Fan on the North American Continent (and very possibly the entire northern hemisphere), has arranged a show for those boys in August in Uxbridge, Ontario! And as part of that, she got a whole mess of promotional posters! And, being the super-awesome Susan that she is, she promptly flung me an email to ask me if I wanted one!
For the record, Internets, when someone asks you if you want a poster of pretty Quebecois musicians, the correct answer is YES PLEASE I’LL HAVE SOME! I said as much to Susan, after hastily checking with the equally awesome and local Dejah to see if she wanted one too! Two please, I requested of Susan!
Internets, she sent me FOUR of these pretty things. (And she also sent me four posters! >:D ) They showed up in the mail today and I found them waiting for me when I got home tonight! Who knew four Quebecois musicians could fit into one poster tube?
took one look at these posters and proclaimed, “That’s one sexy hurdy-gurdy!” He is quite correct!
Now to see if I can safely hang up one of these lovelies by my desk at work!
|June 24, 2012||Posted by annathepiper under Faerie Blood|
Everything is done processing, and so now the shiny second edition of Faerie Blood is available for general purchase for Kindle owners! Check it out, you guys! The Amazon.com link for it is right over here!
I’m also available for purchase on the UK, DE, ES, FR, and IT Amazon sites, since those are apparently the other Amazon sites that have actual Kindle sites on them. However, I did set the book for worldwide rights, so at least in theory, if you’re an international customer and you go to the .com site, you should be able to buy it. I hope! If you ARE an international customer, let me know if that works for you!
I’ve already had a couple of sales, about which I’m in a suitable state of squee, especially given that the first one was actually to an amazon.es customer. So THANK YOU random person in Spain who bought my book!
The Faerie Blood page has been officially updated with all the Amazon links you can buy it from. I’ll be adding a link for Barnes and Noble when they’re done processing my account–so stand by, Nook owners, you’re next! I’m also working on getting onto the iBookstore, but since you have to buy stuff for that via the actual iBooks app, there won’t be a direct link here off my site. I’ve also put in the official prices I’m asking if you want to just buy the book directly from me, whether in electronic or physical form. More data will be added as I have it.
If you’re a prior reader of Faerie Blood‘s original Drollerie edition and you’d dropped a review on the Amazon page for it before, I’d very much appreciate a re-review. If you’re a Kickstarter backer, I’d also appreciate a review from you (a couple of you have already done so, and big, big thanks for that)!
Many, many thanks to all who’ve supported this book! I’m thrilled to make it available once again!
|June 23, 2012||Posted by annathepiper under Faerie Blood|
Third Place has provided me an ISBN for the ebook edition of Faerie Blood, O Internets, so my big project for tomorrow is going to be deploying for general release! Here is the Plan:
The mobi version will be going up on the Amazon Kindle store. I don’t actually need the ISBN for this version, since Amazon has its own internal tracking numbers for Kindle books, but an ISBN can be optionally specified.
The ISBN will officially be for the epub version, which I shall deploy to Barnes and Noble, to the iBookstore, and probably also to Smashwords depending on how much of a pain in the neck setting that up is. I’ve seen other writers posting about the headaches of Smashwords book conversion, so I need to read up on that and see how much work is required, or whether I can just straight-up post the perfectly lovely epub I’ve already handed out to Kickstarter backers.
I’m going to be targeting $5.99 as the retail price for versions of the ebook. This is comparable to prices I regularly pay for similar ebooks elsewhere, such as, say, with Carina. (And moving forward, for anything I self-pub, a pricepoint of $5.99 for a novel, $2.99 for a novella, and $.99 for a short story will be likely.) The instant I have confirmed links for these, I will be updating Faerie Blood's official page with them.
As a general point of interest, though, I will NOT be deploying the PDF version for general release. Two reasons for this: one, best practice for ISBNs is that if I really wanted to sell the PDF, I’d need another one, and two, PDF sales have declined sharply in ebook markets in general since the sales numbers haven’t supported them. But that said, I will continue to hand-sell the PDF to anyone who really wants one. It’s got the lovely high-res art in it, so as I’ve said before, it’d be a good fit for anybody with an iPad 3 or other tablet that’s friendly to high-resolution art.
For persons who want to buy the PDF, the same hand-sell prices I’ve offered before will still apply: i.e., $5 straight up to anyone who can pay me via Paypal.
Meanwhile, stand by for updates on the print edition! Third Place informs me that they’ll be queuing up the print run to target finishing up sometime late this coming week. So by next weekend, hopefully, I should have all the copies going out to Kickstarter backers. The rest of them will include contributors’ copies (most notably of course to the fabulous Kiri Moth, as well as a couple for Dara to keep in her own portfolio), as well as my initial personal stock. Chances of using a couple for a Goodreads giveaway are very, very high as well!
The plan for selling the print copies will be that Third Place will offer them for retail sale, so people will be able to go to their site to order them right off the Internet if so desired. Anybody who actually wants one signed, though, you can buy them directly from me. And if you specifically want one out of the first print run, let me know ASAP so I’ll know how many of this print run I can plan on selling to people.
For copies sold by Third Place, the expected retail price will be $16.99 plus applicable sales tax and shipping charges if you’re ordering from them online and want them to mail it to you. The main advantages to ordering from Third Place will be convenience (because you won’t have to wait for me, they can just print you a copy on demand), the ability to pay with credit cards and such, and the support of one of the most awesome bookstores in Seattle.
On the other hand, if you want to get it straight from me, I will ask $15 if you are local or if I can otherwise hand-deliver it. If I need to ship it to you, I’ll be asking $20 to cover shipping and packaging costs. As with the hand-sells of the PDF, the best way to get me payment for this if you’re not local to me will be Paypal.
Excited about being almost ready to offer this book out to you all!
|June 20, 2012||Posted by annathepiper under About Me, Faerie Blood||
First and foremost, re: that poll I had up for y’all the other day, I have reached a formal decision. For reasons I still can’t tell you about yet (but which I will be doing ASAP), y’all should look for the name of Angela Highland to be coming into play on this site in the near future, probably later this summer. I’ve already bought the domain name angelahighland.com, which as of right now redirects on my servers to angelakorrati.com, so nobody has to worry yet about changing any bookmarks. Stand by for further news on this as I can give it.
Meanwhile, given that Faerie Blood has gone out in ebook form to Kickstarter backers and the print copies are Very Very Nigh, I have taken the liberty of updating Faerie Blood's official page with updated information about it. The beautiful new cover is there, as well as links to the four sample chapters I provided to Kickstarter backers. I’ve refreshed the data about my offer to hand-sell ebook copies to people until I can deploy for general release. And I’ve put in a bit about what to expect for how to get the print copies as well. This page will be updated again as soon as the book becomes generally available, so keep an eye on that link as well as my update posts!
On a related note, I’ve also updated the sidebar to properly reflect the Very Very Nigh-ness of the release of the Second Edition, and also just because I wanted to give the new cover some prominence on the front page of the site!
Lastly, I updated my In Progress page with a couple of tweaks to the information on Lament of the Dove, as well as adding Mirror’s Gate since it wasn’t in there before.
And now, I CAN share with you the first of the Things I Haven’t Been Able to Tell You About Yet because important pieces of paper have been signed. Here we go, drumroll if you please:
I have an agent! I have accepted literary representation from Miriam Kriss at the Irene Goodman Literary Agency, who will be working with me on the Other Thing I Can’t Tell You About Yet but will be ASAP! Miriam came to me highly recommended, and I was very, very fortunate to get a chance to query her. Y’all may take it as read that I am MASSIVELY EXCITED, to levels I normally reserve for imminent Great Big Sea and Le Vent du Nord concerts!
Watch this space for more revelations as I can share them, in between updates about deploying all the Kickstarter goodies! This, O Internets, is shaping up to be one HELL of a summer!