The good folk at Bloomsbury USA have gone positively wild celebrating the release of 'Caveat Emptor.' They've now made the second Ruso adventure, 'Terra Incognita', briefly available in e-book form in North America for a mere 99 cents. Sorry I don't have the links but I'm assuming it's the same sources as before - Nook, … Continue reading Quick! Grab a 99-cent bargain!
To celebrate the publication of Caveat Emptor, the nice people at Bloomsbury USA are giving away a free e-book of 'Medicus' - for the next few days only. As it's the American edition, I'm in the bizarre position of not being able to download my own book - tho' since umpteen versions of it are … Continue reading ‘Medicus’ e-book for free!
I suspect that somewhere in Bloomsbury's New York offices this afternoon, a hard-pressed production editor could have been seen banging his head on his desk. If we'd had a video link, he and I could have done it in unison. I'd promised to get my corrected proofs of Ruso 4 to said Editor by last … Continue reading It’s in the post, honestly…
75 years old today! Here's the link to their celebratory web page, and the chance to win free books - always a good thing.
Just in case anyone's wondering where it's gone... At the moment stocks of 'Ruso and the Disappearing Dancing Girls'* are pretty much sold out. Apologies to the people who've tried to get hold of it and can't, but the nice people at Penguin say it should be available again by the end of the month. … Continue reading Ruso and the Disappearing Paperback
I know we've been here before on this blog, but a comment from Phil about manuscript submission prompts me to observe how fast things are changing even in the few years I've been involved this publishing game. Not that long ago, sending the latest effort to the agent involved hunting round for a box to … Continue reading Even faster than the speed of a horse
Good news on the audio version of 'Persona Non Grata' - not only is it on the way, but it's being read by Simon Vance, who did such a good job on the first two books. More information on the Tantor site.
Several people have kindly asked if there's going to be a recording of 'Persona Non Grata' and the embarrassing answer is... I don't know. Sorry to be so vague. The person who does know is on holiday at the moment, but as soon as there's any news it will appear here. UPDATE, 27 July - … Continue reading Audio book of Persona Non Grata
The arrival of a box of shiny and very lovely copies of 'Persona Non Grata' reminds me of a statement attributed to Paul Gardner - that a painting is never finished: it just stops in interesting places. You could say the same for a novel. Part of the editor's job is to wrest the manuscript … Continue reading I know we agreed the proofs, but…
Ruso and the Demented Doctor (the British edition of 'Medicus 2') is finally on sale in paperback, under a smart cover featuring a lady with a large knife - see right. Somebody asked me last night whether a paperback gets a 'launch'. Nope - just a quiet smile and an entry on the blog.