The time has come to take down my Amazon.com listing for Blood Song to make way for the Penguin version. I know it’s only a few lines of html but it does feel oddly emotional, like saying goodbye to an old friend, one who took me a long way. The current listings for Amazon UK, France, Germany, Spain, Italy and Japan remain unchanged for the time being.
The Smashwords listing has also been removed and the affiliate listings should disappear in the next day or two. New links are on the books page together with a rejigged cover courtesy of the graphic department at Ace. The new Nook link is already up with iBooks and Kobo to follow.
I would ask anyone who’s linked to the book on their own blog, facebook page, Goodreads (or anywhere else) please update their links.
Anyone who left a review on the old Amazon.com page fear not, I’m told Ace are working to have these moved over to the new page.
And finally, the hardcover of Blood Song is now available for pre-order. My editor assures me there’ll be a whole new cover by the time it appears on July 2nd 2013.
Thanks to James at Humblenations.com for the excellent new cover for my novella Slab City Blues: A Hymn to Gods Long Dead. He’s also produced a cover for the upcoming The Ballad of Bad Jack, which I’ll put up whenever I’ve actually finished writing it.
Penguin have advised me they’ll be uploading their edition of the ebook version of Blood Song tomorrow priced at $4.99. Just to be clear this is identical to the current version, it’s just being sold by Penguin rather than me. Due to the nature of digital publishing there’ll be a transitionary period of a few days where my version and Penguin’s will both be available. The Book Page links will be updated when mine disappears.
My version will also continue to be available via the non-US Amazon sites until such time as in-country publishers take it over. So far rights have been sold in the UK, Germany, Bulgaria and Brazil – more news as I hear it.
I can also advise that work on the hardcover edition of Blood Song continues towards a projected release in July 2013. Updates to follow as and when I receive them.
In the meantime, anyone wishing to demonstrate their continued support might consider that an e-reader will make a perfect gift for a loved one (or anyone else) this Wintertide season.