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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!

Valor of the Healer

Surprise Valor of the Healer sale!

Whoa hey, Valor of the Healer went on sale for 99 cents on Amazon–and I only just found out about this when I saw Valor‘s numbers start going up on NovelRank. So far this sale appears to be specific to–none of the other major vendors are price-matching, and Amazon’s international sites don’t appear to be picking up the price shift either.

But, if you’re a Kindle reader who buys from the US store, and you don’t already have Valor of the Healer, now would be a real good time to snap it up. I don’t know how long this price will be active, since I wasn’t warned this was going to happen! So jump on it now while the jumping is good.

If you know others who are US-based Kindle readers who you think might like the book, spread the word, won’t you? Or consider gifting it to someone! Amazon does let you do that! 😉 And don’t forget–Vengeance of the Hunter and Victory of the Hawk are both steals at $2.99, so you can plow through the whole trilogy quite inexpensively.

Valor‘s Amazon page is right over here.

Thanks to all to spread the word!

Victory of the Hawk

It is Victory of the Hawk RELEASE DAY!

Victory of the Hawk

Victory of the Hawk

The Healer has proven her valor.

The Hunter has sought his vengeance.

Now the Hawk gains his victory–and in so doing, shakes the entire realm of Adalonia to its core.

The final book of the Rebels of Adalonia trilogy releases today, O Internets, and I invite you to check it out! If you’re the sort of reader who prefers to charge through a completed series rather than waiting for the next one to come out, you can now do so–and since Carina’s prices are quite good, you can read the whole trilogy on your device for about the cost of a paperback!

And if you have not yet read Valor of the Healer and Vengeance of the Hunter, definitely do so before you read Victory of the Hawk. As always, all links to where you can buy the books are on the Valor of the Healer, Vengeance of the Hunter, and Victory of the Hawk pages. And here are the primary links where you can get Victory TODAY:

Carina Press | Amazon | Nook | iBooks | Kobo | Google Play

Thanks to all who have bought and read the first two books, and I hope you all find this a worthy conclusion to the trilogy!

Bone Walker, Faerie Blood, Victory of the Hawk

Norwescon is IMMINENT so here, have some Smashwords coupons

Dara and I will be heading to Norwescon tomorrow! Yay!

Y’all will be able to find me at the NIWA table in the dealers’ room, where I and several other members of the group will be joining forces to sell our books. I’ll have print copies of both Faerie Blood AND Bone Walker, so if you’re local and you don’t have the books yet and you want ’em, this will be an excellent time to get copies!

I will also be selling copies of the Free Court of Seattle Soundtrack CD on Dara’s behalf, so if you really want to make a fell swoop of it, you’ll be able to get both books and the CD all at the same time!

ALSO: for the digitally inclined, I have activated two 20 percent off coupons you can use to buy both books from Smashwords in DRM-free format!

The coupon code for Faerie Blood is ZS73N, and you can spend it here.

Likewise, the coupon code for Bone Walker is TA27R, and you can spend it here.

These coupon codes will expire on Monday the 6th, so use ’em now while the using is good! And if you’ve got the books already, please share the word of these coupons far and wide. Thank you!


Speaking of Bone Walker: Dara has now provided me with the official PDF copy of the book. If you prefer to read your ebooks in PDF format, I will be happy to hand-sell this version of the book to you. Directly from me is currently the only way to get this format, so if you’d like a PDF copy (and you’re not one of the Kickstarter backers who already got one), talk to me! And see the Buying From Me page for details on how to pay me for it.


MEANWHILE: friendly reminder that Victory of the Hawk is REALLY FREGGIN’ NIGH. Monday the 6th is ALSO important because that’s Victory‘s release date!

AND: you can now preorder the book directly from Carina Press right over here. I do get slightly more royalties for books purchased directly from Carina. BUT, don’t let that stop you from buying from the vendor of your choice, either–basically, I want you to buy the book, so do please buy it in whatever way is easiest for you! 😉

All preorder links I’m currently aware of are on the official Victory of the Hawk page!


One more thing: in case you missed it, the Here Be Magic author group I’m in has been posting our snippets of flash fiction based on submitted words from readers! You can find mine, a brand new Warder universe scene, right over here. Clickie to see what words I got for the March Melange, and how I used them.

And go check the blog for other fun scenes as well!

This ends my Wednesday book promotional post. 🙂

Victory of the Hawk

Victory of the Hawk is IMMINENT and people are even reviewing it!

Just a couple more weeks to go until Victory of the Hawk comes out, which is exciting!

Particularly when I stumble across early reviews like THIS ONE at Library Journal–wherein I’m reviewed in passing with a few other titles!

I particularly like this quote:

Somehow, Highland is able to introduce numerous characters and story lines and connect them seamlessly. Readers will be pleased at how the author ties up these plots and ends the trilogy.

The reviewer points out quite correctly that I do not have much overt romance resolution in this book–although there is some. But there’s not much by romance reader standards, to which I note again that I am not actually writing a romance here, so that’s all to the good. And yeah, I’ll totally take this entire review as a lovely treasure!

I’ve updated the Victory of the Hawk page with this review’s link, as well as adding in several more links to where you can buy the book. It still hasn’t shown up on Carina’s actual site, but the instant it’s up there, I WILL be letting you all know!

(I note in particular for any of my readers in Quebec that Archambault does have the Rebels of Adalonia books for digital sale on their site, too. And I’m pretty tickled to see surrounding graphics promoting The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies on the page for Victory right now. I consider this delicious genre synchronicity and will take any excuse to have my work in the company of Tolkien that I can get. >:D )

Bone Walker, Faerie Blood

Updates to Faerie Blood and Bone Walker pages!

FYI to all:

Since I am moving over to using Smashwords to deploy Faerie Blood and Bone Walker out to B&N, Kobo, and iBooks, this means the purchase links for the books at these locations are changing.

I have new viable links for both books at B&N and iBooks, and both of their pages have been updated accordingly. Kobo has a new working link for Bone Walker, but Faerie Blood‘s new link hasn’t shown up yet in their system; once it does, I’ll update the FB page with that, too.

All new links I have are now in place on the Faerie Blood and Bone Walker pages, and they’re added to my full Books page as well. But the most immediately useful ones are:

Faerie Blood:

Nook | iBooks

Bone Walker:

Nook | iBooks | Kobo

ALSO of paramount interest: since Smashwords does deploy out to Overdrive, OH HEY LOOK! Bone Walker is now actually on Overdrive, which means in theory it COULD actually show up in libraries! I’m not seeing it at the two Seattle library systems, but if Overdrive has it, that means libraries can get it. So if you’re a library fan, talk to your library and ask them if they might want to consider adding the book to their digital systems.

AND! This also means that I can take advantage of Overdrive’s pretty capabilities for reading ebook samples, like I did with Valor of the Healer and Vengeance of the Hunter. I have accordingly added a link to read an excerpt of Bone Walker at Overdrive to the book’s page!


General reminders: How to buy my books

Now that Bone Walker has been released, I’m starting to get asked this again, so a quick general reminder:

If you want to buy either Bone Walker OR Faerie Blood in print, you have two options.

One, order them via the pages Dara has set up on Bandcamp. Those pages are here for Faerie Blood, and here for Bone Walker. If you order from there, the book is slightly more expensive because we need to allow for Bandcamp taking a cut of the sale. However, the tradeoff is that you can also use all methods of payment that Bandcamp can accept, including credit cards. The asking price for either book there is $17 + $3 shipping to US addresses, $6 shipping to Canadian addresses, and $8 for shipping anywhere else.

Two, you can order the books directly from me. Best way to pay me is via Paypal. Buying directly from me makes the price $15 per book, but the shipping costs remain the same. See the Buying From Me page for details.


Second quick general reminder: both Faerie Blood and Bone Walker are available on all the major ebook vendors where I usually sell stuff: Amazon, B&N, iBooks, Smashwords, Kobo, and Google Play. Links to buy on all those sites can be found on the Faerie Blood and Bone Walker pages.

I will also hand-sell copies of the books to people if you don’t want to go through any specific vendor’s ecosystem. Again, see the Buying From Me page for details.


Third quick general reminder: Victory of the Hawk IS available for preorder! I’ve found it up on Amazon, B&N, iBooks, Kobo, and Google Play, and as soon as a page for it goes live on Carina’s own site, I’ll be linking up to that. All links for preordering Victory can be found on the Victory of the Hawk page.

And if you haven’t read Valor of the Healer or Vengeance of the Hunter yet, they do remain quite the steal at $2.99 each, so consider picking those up if you haven’t already! You should read Valor and Vengeance in order for Victory to really make best sense. While I have done my best to give new readers context if they come in cold on Victory, the Rebels of Adalonia trilogy IS intended to be one big story. I do recommend you read it as such.

ALSO: don’t forget, Valor is available as an audiobook, and while Audible has not elected to do an audio edition of Vengeance of the Hunter, they might change their minds if the Valor audiobook shows some signs of life. So consider picking that up if you like audiobooks!

This concludes this Monday promotional announcement. ^_^