huh . . . upgrades

So you know how sometimes Amazon gets a wrong piece of information into its book database? The wrong format, or release date, or cover copy, or whatever.

That didn’t happen here.

With Fate Conspire really is going to be a hardcover.

It’s kind of awesome to get that news right after I posted about the celebration of my five-year anniversary of Realio Trulio Being a Novelist. πŸ™‚ And it prodded me to stop waffling over the lovely, lovely icons you guys made for me and finally pick one, with victory going at last to airo25. (This was a hard decision, y’all. So props to everybody else who made me an icon, too.) airo25, e-mail me your address at marie [dot] brennan [at] gmail [dot] com, and I’ll make a note to send you an ARC of Fate when they come in.

My first hardcover. Maybe I can use that to stave off the tedium of the page proofs, which arrived yesterday. πŸ™‚ Whee!!!!!

0 Responses to “huh . . . upgrades”

  1. alecaustin

    Congratulations! It’s well deserved, I feel.

  2. owldaughter

    Wow! Congratulations on your numbers pulling you up into hardcover!

    (A little bit of me is saying, “But but but… now it won’t match the rest of my set!” But I’m OCD that way.)

    • ninja_turbo

      You’ll just get to buy it twice. Once to read it ASAP, again in TPB to match your set. πŸ™‚

      • Marie Brennan

        I dunno if it’ll be reissued in TPB or not; we’ll have to see.

        • ninja_turbo

          *nod* It’s frequent, but not guaranteed. I’m still waiting for Blake Charlton’s Spellbound to get a paperback release — I dislike buying HCs when I can avoid it. Too heavy to move!

    • Marie Brennan

      I’m OCD that way, too. Fortunately, it will probably be the same trim size as the book club editions of the first three, so I can still have a matched-looking set. πŸ™‚

  3. ninja_turbo

    W00t! Congrats. πŸ™‚

  4. wshaffer

    Yay, hardcover!

  5. wadam

    Congratulations. Does this presage anything about hardcover editions of the other books in the series?

    • Marie Brennan

      Not so far as I know. Orbit (my original publisher) currently holds the rights to the first two anyway.

      But if they somehow turn into runaway best-sellers . . . πŸ™‚

  6. moonandserpent

    YES! I’ve found since I’ve become an ebook fiend that hardcovers mean more to me than they used to.

    • Marie Brennan

      Interesting! I hadn’t thought of that kind of pattern, but now that you mention it, it makes sense.

      • moonandserpent

        Yeah, basically if I’m buying a physical book, its because I’m putting extra value on possessing that physical artifact.

        (All the better to get your autograph, ya know. And this one has a special place in my heart. :))

        Hardcover is what makes sense if the physical artifact matters.

  7. lowellboyslash

    That is WONDERFUL news. Congratulations!! Being upgraded at this point in your career seems like a sign of even better things to come. I am so happy for you.

  8. marumae

    Congratulations! :D.

  9. stevie_carroll

    Congratulations. That is exciting.

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