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%
For any collectors out there, I’ve contributed a signed US first edition hardcover of Tower Lord (Raven’s Shadow Book 2) to the fundraising efforts for horror author Brian Keene who recently suffered severe burns in an accident. Like many US authors, Brian doesn’t have medical insurance and is facing bills in excess of $250,000 for his treatment.
The auction is listed on eBay: https://www.ebay.com/itm/TOWER-LORD-Anthony-Ryan-Signed-Limited-Brian-Keene-Fundraising-Auction/163102890574
Bidding starts at $50 and the auction will close in five days. Please also be sure to check out the other auctions for this fundraiser which include signed books by Stephen King, Alan Baxter, and Christopher Golden.
You can also contribute to Brian’s Gofundme page here: https://www.gofundme.com/brian-keene-burn-fund
I have three advance review copies of The Empire of Ashes, Book 3 of The Draconis Memoria, which I’m giving away to existing mailing list subscribers and anyone who joins the list between now and midnight GMT on 30th April. The giveaway is open to all subscribers, not just readers in the US or UK. Join the list by clicking here.
The winners will be chosen at random and notified on 1st May.
‘La Légion De Feu.‘ How about this for an amazing cover? If anyone knows the name of the artist please let me know.
Released June 13th this year. Thanks to everyone at Bragelonne for making it happen.
I’m delighted to reveal the US cover for The Empire of Ashes, the third and final volume in The Draconis Memoria.
Thanks to Leesha Hannigan for the spectacular illustration and to the graphics team at Ace/Roc for the cover design. You can see more of Leesha’s work on her website (hint: she likes dragons, a lot).
The Empire of Ashes is released on July 3rd, 2018. Check back soon for a sample chapter and the reveal of the UK cover.
Pre-order the e-book here: Amazon.com – Amazon.co.uk – Nook – iBooks
Pre-order the hardcover here: Amazon.com – Barnes & Noble – Indiebound
The UK paperback edition of The Legion of Flame (Book 2 of The Draconis Memoria) is released today by Orbit. Congratulations to the winners of the Mailing List signed book giveaway who have now been notified and will receive their books shortly.
Buy the paperback here: Amazon.co.uk – Waterstones – Wordery – The Hive – WH Smith
Audiobook: Audible.com – Audible.co.uk – Kobo – iTunes