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Bone Walker, Faerie Blood

In honor of VCON, new Faerie Blood and Bone Walker sale!

It’s almost time for Dara and me to go up to VCON in Canada, and as I do like to do every time I go to a convention, I’m putting Faerie Blood and Bone Walker back on sale for 99 cents each!

This price point is now in effect, or shortly will be as soon as various sites finish processing, on all places where the ebooks are sold. As always here is the list of official places to buy these ebooks:

Faerie Blood: Amazon | Nook | iBooks | Kobo | Smashwords | Google Play | Square

Bone Walker: Bone Walker | Nook | iBooks | Kobo | Smashwords | Google Play | Square

On Smashwords, both books are set Reader Sets Price for the time being, including Free. Recommended price is 0.99 for the sale, but I will certainly not object if you want to go over that!

On my Square store, you may use the promo code VCON in order to knock two bucks off the price of the ebooks. (Or for that matter, anything else you’d like to order off the store.)

These prices, and the promo code on Square, will be in effect until 10/6. Please spread the word if you are so inclined, and thank you for your support!

Faerie Blood

Heart book meme

This is the second of the two memes I’ve been tagged on on Facebook recently, and this one came at me via fellow Here Be Magic author Sonya Clark. As with the previous meme post, I won’t outright tag people on this. But if you’re a fellow writer and want to jump in, feel free!

From Sonya’s post:

Amy Burgess tagged me to share a “heart” book and the story behind it.

This one’s almost too easy, really. Because even with five released books, to this day I continue to think of Faerie Blood as the Book of My Heart.

And not just because it’s my first released novel, either. Every author’s going to be partial to their first release.

I could say as well that Faerie Blood‘s notable for being the book I finished Nanowrimo with in 2003, which gives it extra heft in my affections. But that’s not really why it’s the Book of My Heart, either.

What makes Faerie Blood my Heart Book is that I’ve thrown so much of what I love into it.

Music, obviously. Elessir is an “unofficial” Elvis impersonator and Christopher is a bouzouki-playing Newfoundlander for music-fangirling reasons that will be obvious to anybody who knows me: i.e., that I’m a lifelong Elvis fangirl and that Great Big Sea remains my all-time favorite band. But not even just that. Multiple characters in Faerie Blood are musicians, and not for any reasons that are particularly relevant to the plot or the worldbuilding, but rather, just because I feel very deeply that making music is an important part of life.

This is also why there’s a scene in Faerie Blood in which Kendis and Christopher geek out a bit about bouzouki tuning, and another in which they just hang out together and play their instruments. The latter in particular has its origins leading straight back to Patrick O’Brian’s Master and Commander, and how much I simply adored that Aubrey and Maturin took the time out in between all the action to just hang out and play music together. That won my love as a reader, and that love hung out in the back of my writer brain until I was able to write a “characters hanging out and bonding over playing music” scene of my own.

Then there’s the Sidhe. I know it’s fashionable in the SF/F genre these days to dismiss elves as a cliche. I know there’s such a thing as the Our Elves are Better trope and the Screw You, Elves trope. I know there’s even an entire filk album called Everybody Hates Elves.

As y’all might guess, I do not count myself amongst that “everybody”. C.f. all my previous commentary about how Elfquest is such a formative influence on me.

Now, also obviously, Faerie Blood is only the first step into my Warder universe. And I’ve got a lot coming that I’m very eager to share with you, stories that will hopefully do for you as readers what they’ll do for me as a writer: deepen the universe, show you more about what’s going on, and give you more to love about it.

But really, Faerie Blood is what started it all. And for that, it’s the Book of My Heart.

Bone Walker, Faerie Blood

Faerie Blood and Bone Walker back on sale for 99 cents

I was going to hold off on this until July 1st, because Westercon and Clallam Bay Comicon are coming. But this week has been a trashfire of suckage, so screw it, I’m starting the sale early!

To wit: Faerie Blood and Bone Walker are now back on sale in digital form for 99 cents each. Price applies on all platforms where those books are sold, including “buying directly from me”. All links where the books are available are on their official pages; just click over to Faerie Blood or Bone Walker and look for the Buy button towards the top of each page, or go to my Square store!

If you want go pay me directly without going through any other channel, you can also pay me at my link.

These prices will be in effect until July 16th, one month from today. Spread the word if you are so inclined, and thanks as always for your support!

Bone Walker, Faerie Blood

Periodic reminder post: best ways to buy my indie titles

I’ve had a friend and reader contact me about buying print copies of Faerie Blood and Bone Walker, and in the process of this, she wanted to specifically know how best to buy books from me to get me the maximum amount of money. So since I periodically do get asked about this, here’s a reminder post!

If you want the print copies of Faerie Blood and Bone Walker

Your only option for getting those books is pretty much “buy them from me”. The best way to maximize the amount of money I get for them is to buy them from me in person, which will have the added bonus of getting you a discount on the price. You won’t have to pay for shipping, AND I knock a couple bucks off the price when I sell the books in person.

I show up at Seattle-area conventions at least three or four times a year, and it’s a safe bet that if I’m at a con, I WILL have books with me to sell. I’ve been working tables with fellow authors in dealers’ rooms at cons a lot the last couple years, so your chances are good at finding me doing that. But even if I’m not working a table, if you want to drop me a line and say “HEY ANNA! I’m going to be at the next Orycon/Norwescon/etc., can you bring me a couple books so I can buy them from you?”, I will be delighted to do that.

I will usually publicize my convention attending a few months in advance, so watch this blog or my social media accounts for updates on where to find me.

I can also usually be found at Quebecois trad music events in the Seattle area, and sometimes in BC as well. So if you know you’ll see me at oh, say, a forthcoming Le Vent du Nord concert, or the next Festival du Bois, or whatever, same thing applies: make arrangements with me and I’ll be happy to bring you a book or two.

If you’re NOT likely to see me in person any time soon, order print books from me. This will mean the books will be slightly more expensive, yes, because shipping. But this will also mean that you have a few more options as to how to pay me.

If you are in the US, you can use my Square store. Note that I do include a print bundle on the Square store which will get you a bit of a discount if you buy Faerie Blood and Bone Walker together.

If you are NOT in the US, you should use the Bandcamp pages Dara set up for the books, which are here for Faerie Blood and here for Bone Walker.

Note that both Square and Bandcamp will take cuts of the sales, but on the other hand, you can also use credit cards on both of those sites, which gives you more ways by which to pay me.

If you want to maximize the amount of money I get, though, you can just also Paypal me the money. Also, if you’re in Canada, I can take payments by Interac since Dara and I maintain a Canadian bank account (since we’re up there a lot). Talk to me to make arrangements for either of these.

If you want ebook copies of Faerie Blood and Bone Walker

As with the print copies, buying directly from me WILL mean I get a little bit more money. My indie ebooks are listed on my Square store, so you can go there to order those books from me, with the added bonus of specifying what format of book you want. (This is the best way to, say, get the PDFs of the two books if you happen to like PDFs. And also: note that my short stories are also available on the Square store.)

And, you can also Paypal me or Interac me as with the print books.

However, let me also note that if you are a digital reader, and you happen to read most of your books via a particular ebook system, I am also totally cool with you buying my titles via whatever system you usually use to get your ebooks. If you’re a Kindle person, by all means, buy ’em via Amazon. If you’re an Apple person, get ’em on iBooks. Or if you’re an Android user, I AM on Google Play.

And while those sites will take their cuts of my sales, it’s also useful to have sales on those sites as well–because it makes the books a bit more visible, and raises the chances of their being seen by other readers who might also want them. And that is also a valuable thing for an indie author like myself.

For more data, you can also always check my FAQ and the Buying From Me page. And you’re always welcome to Contact me if you have any questions!

Bone Walker, Faerie Blood

In honor of Norwescon, latest Faerie Blood and Bone Walker sale!

Norwescon is next week and I’ll be there selling the print editions of Faerie Blood and Bone Walker, as well as the Bone Walker soundtrack CD! And as I usually do when I’m going to be at a convention, the ebook editions of Faerie Blood and Bone Walker will ALSO be on sale. I’ve punted the prices down on each to 99 cents!

These prices will be in effect through the end of March, and apply to the major ebook vendors where I sell as well as to my Square marketplace. As always, here are the major places you can buy both books:

Faerie Blood: Amazon | Nook | iBooks | Kobo | Smashwords | Google Play | Square

Bone Walker: Amazon | Nook | iBooks | Kobo | Smashwords | Google Play | Square

If you choose to buy the book from the Square store, please note that there are two prices available on those pages, so choose the sale price! Also, if you want to buy from Kobo or B&N or iBooks, give it a day or two if you don’t see the 99 cent price point. It may take those sites a bit to catch up.

Please spread the word!

Bone Walker, Faerie Blood, Rebels of Adalonia

Periodic reminder: How to buy my books

I get asked about this every so often, so here’s a reminder of what books I have, and how to buy them!

Faerie Blood and Bone Walker are both available in print and in ebook form. You can order the print copies via my Square store, via the Bandcamp merch pages set up for them, or via the various ways you can pay me directly. Note also that these are my only two books currently available in print. If you want something from me in print form, these are the titles to get.

Faerie Blood and Bone Walker are both also available wherever I sell ebooks, which currently includes Amazon, Kobo, iBooks, Nook, Google Play, and Smashwords. All places you can buy the ebooks are linked to on the books’ official pages, although you can also just buy them directly from me, like you can the print copies. Best way to do that is via my Square store.

The print editions of these books are $15 each if I’m selling them to you directly, $17 if I need to mail. I also ask for cost of shipping. The ebooks are $2.99 each. See my Buying From Me page for what to do if you’d like to buy things from me directly. Otherwise, look at the Faerie Blood and Bone Walker official pages for where all you can buy the books.

Valor of the Healer, Vengeance of the Hunter, and Victory of the Hawk are all available digitally wherever ebooks are sold. Worldwide, your best best for where to buy them is straight off of the official Carina Press site. I get slightly more of a royalty for purchases directly from Carina. However, you can also find the titles on Amazon, Kobo, iBooks, Nook, and Google Play.

The Rebels books are not available in print. If you’d like them to be so, the best way to make that happen is to buy the ebooks and demonstrate to Carina that the sales numbers warrant it. If you have the Rebels books already, consider buying them for friends!

The ebooks of the Rebels trilogy are all $2.99 apiece, although prices may periodically vary if one or more of the ebook selling sites decides to do a special. (But they don’t warn me about that in advance!)

ALSO: Valor of the Healer is the only title of the Rebels books that also has an audiobook. You can find the links to where to buy the audiobook on Valor’s official page. If you’re an audiobook fan and you’d like to see Vengeance and Victory get audio versions, again, buy the first one and show Carina there’s a demand for it!

Any questions? Let me know!

Bone Walker, Faerie Blood

FYI: Inventory updated on my Square store

I’m getting a book order ready to mail out tonight, and so I have needed to take the time to make sure my Square storefront is up to date. I have updated the prices of my Faerie Blood and Bone Walker ebooks back to $2.99 there. Also, for anyone who might be interested in purchasing books directly from me, I currently have the following in my personal stock:

24 print copies of Faerie Blood
19 print copies of Bone Walker
10 remaining Faerie Blood ebook bundle CDs, which include ebook editions of both the first and second editions of the book

A few folks have actually bought things off my Square store lately, so many thanks to those who have done so!

The Square storefront is here, and I note as well that it includes a bundle deal for both of the print books for $25 total. In other words, if you buy them together, I will cut you a discount. (Shipping costs still apply, though!)

You can buy the ebooks directly from me on the Square storefront as well–at least, my ebooks that are indie-published. The Carina Press ones are, of course, sold by Carina Press.

Also note: the Square storefront is most useful for ordering the print copies if you’re within the US. If you’re outside the US and you want either of the print books, you should use the Bandcamp links since Bandcamp can differentiate the shipping costs. See the Faerie Blood and Bone Walker pages for more details on that!

Anybody should, however, be able to use the Square store to order the ebooks from me. 🙂

Any questions, let me know!