street date!

Yes, it’s odd that I usually get this first from Amazon — but it looks like the publication date for A Star Shall Fall will be August 31st. (The day before my birthday!) For those who have been champing at the bit to get this one, at least now you know when to expect it.

0 Responses to “street date!”

  1. jimhines

    What a great pre-birthday present!

    It’s weird, isn’t it? I often learn my official release dates from Amazon too. Half the time, that’s where I first see my final cover art as well. (B&N.com beat them to the punch on cover art this last time, though.)

    • Marie Brennan

      I’ve seen almost-final cover art on every book so far; sometimes it gets tweaked a bit between the last version I see and what shows up on Amazon, but then it’s something little like the title font.

  2. praetorianguard

    Perfect timing for Sirens! We can make sure our local bookstore gets it, and then make everyone buy it. πŸ™‚

    • Marie Brennan

      There was actually a point where I discussed with my editor the possibility of pushing my deadline back a month. But that would have delayed publication until October, and I wanted it out in time for Sirens. πŸ™‚

      • praetorianguard

        And happily, this gives me time to read it before we head to Vail. πŸ™‚

        We’d love to host a belated launch party, if you’re up for it! (Not everyone, it turns out, is interested in that sort of thing, even if it comes with cake, which is also okay.) I would say have your people contact my people, but heh, I am my people — but I’m happy to talk to your marketing folks whenever they’re ready.

        • Marie Brennan

          See (if you haven’t already) my discussion with down the page — might just do it as an Afternoon Tea thing. Basically, I’m interested in something; we’ll figure out what it is once I have a marketing person to talk to on my end.

  3. newsboyhat

    Hurray! Over a month before Sirens πŸ˜€

    • Marie Brennan

      Yep! I’m trying to decide whether I want to host some kind of little belated launch party thing there.

      • newsboyhat

        I think we’d all be receptive to a book party πŸ™‚ We may as well have hosted a launch party for FIRE last year, since we bought so many copies the bookseller had to ship another batch. Though we’d buy the book anyway if you’d just plugged the book at the end of your keynote–it’s basically a 4-day long party anyway *g*

        (though if your marketing people are willing to give Sirens some funding for a book launch party, that would be awesome…)

        • Marie Brennan

          They haven’t tapped a specific person for marketing yet, but once they do, I’m planning to ask about that, actually.

          The nebulous idea in my head — since the book takes place in the 18th century — is to do some kind of deliberately salon-like thing. (Since that’s more or less the model Sirens operates on anyway, and the literary/artistic salon thing also appears in the novel.) It’s still a nebulous idea, though, rather than a concrete one with actual details.

          • newsboyhat

            πŸ˜€ I love salon-type gatherings and that’s one of my favourite things about the Victorian era. I’m so on board.

            Maybe it could coincide with one of the Afternoon Teas–since the time (3ish) lends itself to dainty scone-eating and light conversation? The food is in the same spot as the booksellers’ table, all that’s missing are some and lace tablecloths and ribbons and a huge blowup of your book cover.

          • Marie Brennan

            I could even supply Baroque music from the soundtrack to the novel. πŸ™‚

  4. strangerian

    Woo and likewise hoo! I’ve been looking forward to this one. Bringing the premise forward as the world changes around the fae has to be a big, big challenge.

    • Marie Brennan

      It is — and it’s also one of my favorite things about writing this series. When I decided to make it a series, it occurred to me that faerie fantasy tends to treat the fae as being either stuck in a vaguely medieval-Renaissance past, or else as being totally modern; I hadn’t seen any authors deal with the intervening time. Now I kind of know why (it’s hard!), but I’m glad that I’m doing it.

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