This week I carried out a long overdue review of my sales figures and it turns out that, thanks to The Empire of Ashes, I’ve now sold over one million books in English worldwide. It all feels a bit surreal given that it doesn’t seem that long ago when I wrote this post about reaching the what I once thought to be the impossibly out of reach goal of surpassing ten thousand sales, but I guess six years is a long time in publishing.
As a thank you to all my readers for making this happen I’m running a mailing list giveaway for a rare signed US first edition hardcover of the book that started it all – Blood Song. The giveaway is open to all existing mailing list subscribers and anyone who joins the list before midnight GMT on July 31st. The winner will be chosen at random and notified on August 1st.
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For all the data freaks out there, here’s a percentage breakdown of those sales by format:
Ebook – 51%
Audiobook – 21%
Mass Market Paperback – 16%
Trade Paperback – 7%
Hardcover – 5%
To celebrate the release of the Blood Song trade paperback edition by Ace on 3rd February I’m running a giveaway on Goodreads for five copies, all signed, lined and dated. You can enter here: https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/124416-blood-song
Congratulations to Zoe Troka, Thomas L. Wacher, Taha Saifuddin, Silas Wheeler and Christopher A. Campfield for winning a signed US paperback edition of Blood Song. Thanks to everyone who took the time to enter and for the many kind comments in the emails, sorry I couldn’t reply to everyone individually.
The US mass market paperback edition of Blood Song is released today. Find it at all the usual outlets, including these ones:
Barnes & Noble
To celebrate I’m holding a competition for the chance to win one of five signed copies. To enter simply email me at firstname.lastname@example.org between now and midnight GMT 29th June. Mark your email ‘Blood Song Paperback Giveaway’. Non-US contestants are welcome. I will choose the five winners at random on 1st July and I’ll email them for address details. Each winner will receive one signed US mass-market paperback edition of Blood Song with a personalised dedication. P&P will be paid by me. All addresses supplied will be deleted at the close of the competition. Only one entry per contestant please, multiple emails from the same source will be banned and the sender blocked. Best of luck.
Thanks to Goldsboro Books in London for once again choosing one of my books to offer as a signed first edition. They are now offering 100 signed, stamped and numbered copies of the hardcover UK 1st edition of Tower Lord for £25.00: http://www.goldsborobooks.com/books/tower-lord-book-2-of-ravens-shadow-signed-first-edition-4081.html
They are also offering a limited number of signed Tower Lord 1st editions at £18.99: http://www.goldsborobooks.com/books/tower-lord-book-2-of-ravens-shadow-anthony-ryan-signed-first-edition-4080.html
Goldsboro’s stock of Blood Song sold out in a matter of days last year so you may want to order early to avoid disappointment.
Many thanks to everyone who entered the signed Blood Song UK paperback competition, and all the very welcome comments in the emails, sorry I couldn’t reply to all of you individually. In total there were 104 entrants from a wide variety of places, ranging all the way from Hawaii to the Philippines. I expanded the winners pool to five thanks to the good people at Orbit who sent me a couple of extra copies. So, without further ado, the randomly selected winners are:
You books will be mailed off by the end of next week. Enjoy. Commiserations to everyone else but stay tuned for another competition when Tower Lord comes out in July.
To celebrate the UK release of the Blood Song paperback I thought I’d hold a giveaway competition. To enter simply email me at email@example.com between now and midnight GMT 28th February. Please include your name and address in the email – non-UK contestants are welcome. The three winners will be chosen at random on 1st March and will each receive one signed UK mass-market paperback edition of Blood Song with a personalised dedication. P&P will be paid by me. All addresses supplied will be deleted at the close of the competition. Only one entry per contestant please, multiple emails from the same source will be banned and the sender blocked. Good luck.