Price Drop

Just a quick note to mention that Amazon appear to have dropped the price on the Kindle editions of all my Shoal books quite considerably, including Marauder, which is only just out, in both the UK and US. This kind of thing often happens entirely without the involvement of the publisher, and so I have no idea exactly how long Amazon's offer is going to last. Which means if you want to get them, or you've been thinking about getting them, the time to do it is pretty much right now.

At the time of writing, Stealing Light is going for £1.78 and $2.99 respectively, and Marauder isn't far behind at £4.58/$7.49. Nova War and Empire of Light cost only slight more, which is pretty bargain-licious. That's a pretty good deal (and in case you're wondering, I'm not losing out - regardless of the promotion, I and the publisher still get the same money and it's Amazon who take the hit). 


Update on book launch, appearances, publication schedule

Marauder is officially released in a little under twenty-four hours, which means those of you who pre-ordered it to arrive on the day of release should have it tumbling through your doors pretty soon (and those of you who pre-ordered the digital edition should find it appearing on their Kindles pretty soon as well).

I'll be at the York Festival of Writing this weekend, speaking to a whole lot of would-be novelists. Next after that is the book launch for Marauder, which I already mentioned (the reason it's taking  place a week after publication is because of my prior commitment to the festival).

Apart from that, I'm only rarely emerging into the sunlight while I work on the final drafts of The Extinction Game, the next book after Marauder, featuring a new story, new settings and new characters. The work's pretty intensive at the moment. The deadline is the end of the month, and I'm working on the third draft, furiously re-editing roughly ten thousand words a day to make that deadline. I'll make it, by the skin of my teeth.

And apart from that, I've been indulging when I have the rare opportunity in some cycling. I've always cycled - only marginally because I never bothered to learn to drive - but recently it's become more of an obsession. I put this down partly to improved health, since I've always had some (minor compared to most people, but debilitating in their own way) health problems. But for some reason that appears to be diminishing recently. My hope is it stays that way. There are times when I've thought of blogging, but only really felt like writing about cycling. You may get some posts in the future on that subject.


Book Launch

Just a note to let you all know I'll be having a book launch for Marauder in the Argyle Street branch of Waterstones in Glasgow (just across from Central Station) on Thursday, 19th September, at 7pm. This is notable to me because it's been about ten years since my last book launch, for Angel Stations, in the now-vanished Ottakars. Hope to see some of you there.

Here's a link to the details.