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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Hey, be my pal on Facebook and keep up with fast-breaking developments...

Greetings Earthlings, there are some fairly exciting developments happening round this ways these days... including the upcoming publication of my fifth "serious" novel, An Age of Madness, sometime in 2012 (details forthcoming). In addition to that, however, is the imminent release of a eBook exclusive version of my epic fantasy novel, The Gamble of the Godless. This is a mighty tome I wrote back in 1995-96, then revised, then follwed up with a couple other sequels (making a trilogy) which actually landed me my first literary agent, a fellow in Chicago named Michael Steinberg.

Alas, Michael was unable to place the books, and we subsequently parted ways. But when The Preservationist was released in 2004, I dusted off the fantasy trilogy and found it pretty good. My current agent, Scott, loved it also, and has been trying to place it ever since. Which brings us to...

The E-BOOK EXCLUSIVE release, which is tentatively planned for sometime in late May. Yep, that's about a month from now (things happen fast in the e-world). There are still some bumps to iron out, and we need someone to paint a, like, cover, so it may get pushed back till midsummer. But stay tuned! This is a wildly exciting development for me, and it might even be a harbinger of change in the publishing paradigm in general, so let's see what happens.


The Gamble of the Godless will be available for download on Amazon.com, BarnesandNoble.com, and elsewhere (like the Apple store). You'll need some kind of e-player to read it, obviously, but I understand that there are also programs that allow you to read these things on an ordinary computer or laptop as well. If the sales are decent, we'll release the two sequels as well, and if they're really decent, we might even end up with a traditional publisher making a bid... we'll have to see what happens.

Anyway, to keep up with developments, which are happening quickly, I urge you to friend me on Facebook, as I suspect I'll be updating that page often as news comes in. I'll still post updates here too, of course (including the cover image once I get it), but I suspect FB will be more immediate.

http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/profile.php?id=100001054731276

I guess I should go proofread this thing now, hey?

7 comments:

Susie said...

Yay - new books! Looked for you on fb, but there were about a thousand David Maines and I certainly didn't want to end up friends with the wrong one :) Can you add a link?

DAVID MAINE said...

Hi Susie

Funny! I looked for you and found about million of you... link is forthcoming. Thanks for pointing it out.

PS Hope things are great with you.

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TNBBC Super Mod said...

Hi David! Oh my, you didn't mention TWO books.. I cannot wait to see them. I am very excited for you, so many good things are happening at once!

You've made it to facebook, is there any chance we can entice you to join twitter too?

So happy to see you out there!

TNBBC Super Mod said...

by the way, I read that you need a cover design? You might want to check out this website - http://www.aestheticallydeclined.net/

The guy who created this company is also part of Artistically Declined Books.....

DAVID MAINE said...

I dunno if I can deal with Twitter, man... it's just toooo short-attn-spanny for me. But maybe I should try?

I like the guy's covers but I was hoping for a Boris Vallejo knock-off. can he manage that?

BTW Lori, do you (or anyone out there) know of any sites that review e-books exclusively?S eems like there must be stuff going on out there, that I don't know of...

TNBBC Super Mod said...

Sent him a link to your blog.

I actually prefer twitter to facebook. Facebook is too status-ish for me. If you follow the right people on Twitter, you are insta-connected to bloggers, publishers, agents, etc. For me it's like the news but totally without all the shit I don't care about :)