Posts Tagged by faerie blood: second edition
|March 16, 2015||Posted by annathepiper under Main|
For those of you who are my Kickstarter backers:
I have arranged with PS Print to get a second shipment of posters since the first shipment arrived damaged. When that second shipment arrives (ETA currently somewhere between the 20th and the 23rd), I’ll get those posters out to you. I also need to start sending out the postcards, since I have those as well.
Props to PS Print’s customer service who were very willing to work with me on getting this satisfactorily resolved.
I am deploying an updated digital file for Faerie Blood out to the places where it’s sold. The differences in this file are:
- I’m correcting a long-standing typo of the name of the demon Azganaroth in Chapter 20
- Adding a bit of extra styling to fix wrapping issues with an mdash early in the book
- Adding the same “Also by the Author” list of my titles that appears in Bone Walker
- Adding ads for my other books and for the soundtrack at the end of the book, similar to Bone Walker
This updated file has been deployed to Smashwords, and as soon as it clears review there, I will be using Smashwords to deploy out to B&N and Kobo.
Which, by the way, is a thing I’m going to be doing now. My sales numbers on B&N and Kobo are low enough that I am electing, moving forward, to use Smashwords to deploy out to those sites instead of deploying to them directly. I will also be looking into Smashwords to deploy to iBooks as well.
The overall reason for this is to simplify my book deployment process some, and to cut down on the number of individual sites I have to check for sales numbers. If I use Smashwords to deploy to B&N, Kobo, and Apple, that’ll cut the number of sites I need to check from six to three.
Pleased to report that crossposting to Dreamwidth and Livejournal is working again. But in case you missed a couple of my recent posts that had crossposting issues, here they are:
- Trilingual Harry Potter Reread: Book 1, Chapter 1
- Boosting the Signal: Well of Sorrows, by Joshua Palmatier
- Boosting the Signal: Leaves of Flame, by Joshua Palmatier
- Trilingual Harry Potter Reread: Book 1, Chapter 2
Last but not least, I was pointed on Facebook to this rather nifty little video, called “What is up with Noises? (The Science and Mathematics of Sound, Frequency, and Pitch)”. Pretty much what it says on the tin, and it’s a lovely little exploration of the science of sound and how we hear things. Check it out.
|November 27, 2013||Posted by annathepiper under Faerie Blood, Valor of the Healer||
I note with some amazement that yesterday I apparently made a sale of Faerie Blood on the UK iTunes store–that’s the first time this has ever happened. Thank you, unknown UK reader! I hope you enjoy the book!
This means, O Internets, that I am now a single sale away from the 300 mark, and the promised Dyeing of My Hair. Which means in turn that probably some time in the next couple of weeks, I will be scheduling myself a trip to Dara’s salon, and hopefully booking the same girl that does her hair! There will, of course, be pictures. And the side benefit of having cut my hair prior to my recent surgery is that now I have quite a bit less hair, so dyeing it will be cheaper!
As a general reminder, since I have been asked on this on the social Intarwebz, Faerie Blood is available on several major ebook vending sites–Amazon, B&N, iTunes (in LOTS of countries), Kobo, Smashwords, Google Play, and Sony. You can also buy it directly from me if you’re PDF-inclined and you’d like the lovely high-res-cover PDF version that Dara made.
AND! As a second general reminder, I do have a piping hot fresh print run in so I have a bunch of print copies available. So if you’d like a print copy, either for yourself or for a gift for someone for the upcoming holidays, you can get one directly from me.
See the official Faerie Blood page for all the deets on where to buy it! And as always, thank you for your support, everyone!
P.S. And don’t forget–Valor of the Healer remains NICELY cheaply priced as well, at the apparently now-permanent $2.99 price point! Since Vengeance of the Hunter will be coming out in April, you might want to read up on Valor before Vengeance drops!
|September 10, 2013||Posted by annathepiper under Faerie Blood, Guest Posts||
My turn’s come up again to post on the Here Be Magic blog, so you can find my post right over here! This time, I answer the excellent question that was given me by my pal Dejah on Facebook, asking what city I’d choose to defend (and stay in for the rest of my life) if I had access to Warder power.
C’mon over and tell me what city YOU would choose!
|July 1, 2013||Posted by annathepiper under Faerie Blood|
Because it’s Canada Day, and I have a well-documented love of things Canadian (namely, trad music, bouzouki players, Montreal-style bagels, and maple whiskey), and because I do have a Canadian as the male lead character in Faerie Blood…
Here, have a Smashwords exclusive coupon to celebrate Canada! Coupon code HE37T will get you 20 percent off of Faerie Blood‘s current price if you buy the book from Smashwords right over here!
I don’t have an easy way of generating coupons on the other channels I sell the book through–so I will also honor the 20 percent reduction for anyone who wants to buy the book directly from me in the format of their choice. (And yes, this includes the print editions. Of which I have only SEVEN left in the current print run, so if you want one, now would be a REALLY good time to jump on it!)
This price will be in effect until EOD Friday, July 5th! (I.e., pretty much up until Dara and I go to Canada this coming weekend!)
Please feel free to spread the word, and enjoy, all! Particularly if you’re Canadian.
|March 29, 2013||Posted by annathepiper under About Me, Carina Press, Valor of the Healer||
Hey folks! Surfacing from Norwescon long enough to report that my very first contribution to the Here Be Magic blog has gone up today! I’m being relaxed and groovy, and talking a bit about Valor of the Healer as well as Faerie Blood, and mentioning a few of the ways I’m shooting for equality and balance in my work. It’s no accident that both of my heroines of record, to date, are elves who are not white.
And being, well, ME, I also mention a few of the ways I love to geek out!
Come on over and say hi! I AM at Norwescon so I’m only able to pay erratic attention to the comments right now, but I’ll be trying to answer any comments as the weekend progresses and I have time in between convention programming.
Many thanks to my fellow Here Be Magic authors for spreading the word!
|March 28, 2013||Posted by annathepiper under Faerie Blood|
So! Here I am on my first night of Norwescon, and all, repeat, all of my remaining postcards and posters for Kiri Moth’s awesome Faerie Blood cover art have vanished off the freebie tables where I left ‘em. And at least one person appears to have bought Faerie Blood on Amazon today, and I have picked up a couple new followers on Twitter as well.
If you’re coming by because you found those posters and postcards, and you see this before the end of the convention: special offer! Come find me and I’ll sign that postcard or poster for you, and also give you $1 off either the print edition of Faerie Blood OR the CDs of the ebook that I have with me! Blonde chick. Brown hat. Great Big Sea hoodie. Can’t miss me!
Asking $15 for the print editions, and $5 for the ebook CDs–which contain not only the EPUB, PDF, and MOBI formats of the current edition of the book, but ALSO the EPUB and PDF of the original Drollerie Press edition. And I’ve thrown in the EPUB, PDF, and MOBI editions of the Warder universe short story “The Blood of the Land” as well. I have 17 copies of these discs, and they’re a Norwescon exclusive. Get ‘em from me while supplies last!
ALSO: I have arranged with the nice lady who runs the Book Universe table to have four copies of the print edition on consignment for the con! If you can’t find me and you want a copy of the book, look in the dealers’ room for the Book Universe table! I buy books from them every year just because they’re awesome.
ALSO #2: Special shoutout to Tiger Gray and Vivien Weaver at the Hard Limits Press table in the dealers’ room, who turn out to know my most EXCELLENT editor at Carina, Deb Nemeth! I bought the two books they were selling on the grounds of that, and we had an awesome conversation about each other’s book covers, and publishing under pen names. Note also: Hard Limits Press is taking submissions. Fellow writers, go look ‘em up.
|February 5, 2013||Posted by annathepiper under Faerie Blood||
As y’all know, Internets, I had announced that the Faerie Blood sale would end on January 31st. So when the calendar rolled over to February 1st, I reset the price on the Faerie Blood ebook to $4.99 on the various places where it’s sold.
It is now correct everywhere except for Amazon’s US site, which for some reason is still convinced that the price is $2.99. I have an open support request to them about this, since as near as I can tell this means that their servers think that they should be price-matching against some other site when this is no longer actually the case.
But what it means for YOU, if you’re a US-based Kindle owner, is that OH HEY, the book is still on sale! So grab it for $2.99 while the grabbing is good!
Also, for those of you who are NOT US-based Kindle owners, since the price is actually correct everywhere else and I don’t want to stiff you out of an ongoing sales price, tell you what–I will hand-sell you the book in the format of your choice until the Amazon price resets itself.
ETA: Ah, comprehension dawns! Poked around the other places where the book is on sale and determined that while Smashwords HAS deployed the price reset out to Sony, Sony hasn’t caught up yet. So the book is still $2.99 on the Sony store. So if you’re a reader on that platform, you can scarf it for the sales price from that site right now too.
When Sony finally catches up though, Amazon should reset too.