I got a nice surprise yesterday while checking up on my German books, written under the pseudonym Joshua Palmatier. Every now and then I check on the German editions of the Throne of Amenkor
trilogy. In the past few weeks, I was getting a little concerned because the first book Die Assassine
went down to only 1 copy, then none, then it would come in 1-3 weeks, and finally it became unavailable (except for used copies). After the initial pain and sorrow, I figured it had had its run and wasn't looking for much to happen with the other books after that because, well, they're sequels. If you can't find book 1, you're unlikely to buy books 2 and 3.
BUT, yesterday, I checked on them again (hoping it was all a lie) and discovered that the reason the book was no longer available . . . was because they're releasing it in a smaller mass market format! YAY! It's not out of print! It's simply coming out in a different version.
I had no idea they were going to do this, but I'm excited about the German releases all over again. Here's hoping the mass market version does as well or better than the trade! So if you're in Germany or read German, check out Die Assassine
in the new version. Tell all of your friends! (I don't think it's been released yet though . . . let me check . . . ah, it comes out in mid-November.)
But anyways, yay, and now for my upcoming events schedule. This is what I have planned for the next few months. If you in the area for any of these, feel free to come out and harrass me!August 28th, 1pm
: Talk at the Woodbridge Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers Meetup
in Woodbridge, NJ, at the Woodbridge Public Library.September 16th, 7-8pm
: Reading at the Africa House
, an art gallery in Endicott, NY.October 28th-31st
: Many parties and events at World Fantasy Convention
in Columbus, OH.April 21st-24th
: Many parties and events at Norwescon
in Seattle, WA.April 28th, 7-8pm
: Reading for the After Hours: Tales from the Ur-Bar
anthology at the Africa House
, an art gallery in Endicott, NY, with many of the authors who contributed to the anthology coming.
There will be many more events for the Ur-Bar anthology once they get organized and it gets closer. In particular, we're looking for some conventions in March where we could potentially host a release party. I'll update everyone on that once I have details. But for now, that's it. Hope to see some of you there!