I know news about my books and film adaptations has been pretty thin on the ground recently, hopefully that’ll change in the near future. I’ve nothing to announce just yet, but there’s plenty of work going on in the background and a number of projects should soon see the light of day.
A picture of me as a zombie in the Autumn movie. For no other reason than to say if you don’t follow me, maybe I’ll follow you…
It seems that no matter how loud/frequently/often I mention things, though, someone always seems to miss the announcement. So the point of this brief post is simple: if you’re keen to keep up to date with my work, please follow me.
Also, please consider signing up to my mailing list. In the past I’ve been guilty of just using the list to sell books, but that’s changing too. And don’t worry – your data’s safe and won’t be shared/sold/used for any reason other than to keep you updated about my work.
I guess I could file this post under the ‘What Works For Me’ heading, but it should also be of interest to those of you who are here more for reading than writing, in particular those who’ve already read STRAIGHT TO YOU.
WARNING – MILD STRAIGHT TO YOU SPOILERS AHEAD!
I wanted to talk about locations today: how rather than finding the right scenery to fit your story, sometimes the story can be shaped by a location or, in this case, a journey. If you’ve not read STRAIGHT TO YOU yet, why not grab a low price ebook or signed paperback then come back and see how some of the scenes in the new version of the story came about.
I’ve already spoken at length about how I wanted the rewritten version of STRAIGHT TO YOU to feel more honest and emotional in comparison to the hopelessly naïve original, and I decided early on in the planning process that in order for that to happen I’d need to give the book a foothold in reality.
Here’s me pictured in the idyllic Welsh village of Criccieth last Sunday, and in the background you can see the castle which features prominently in the book. Click the link below to find out more, but please be warned – there are potentially some spoilers ahead.
I’ve been bowled over with the response to the new version of STRAIGHT TO YOU. Sales have been strong, and folks have been really positive with their words. To celebrate, until March 21 you can pick up signed copies of STRAIGHT TO YOU, TRUST and AUTUMN: THE HUMAN CONDITION at a 10% discount from www.infectedbooks.co.uk. And don’t forget, complementary ebook versions are included with all those titles.
Alternatively, you could try and win a copy of the new book. There’s a giveaway running over at SCREAM MAGAZINE!
I don’t know if you’re aware, but it’s Read an Ebook Week this week. This is something I’ve talked about in previous years… an annual campaign to get more folks reading ebooks. The ebook market has exploded since the event first appeared (I remember posting about back in 2007 or 2008, I think), but I’m always happy to lend some support. I don’t favour ebooks over print or vice versa, I just want people to keep reading, so the more ways there are for folks to get hold of books, the better!
If you’ve never read an ebook before, might I offer up TRUST and STRAIGHT TO YOU, the ebook editions of which are available for half-price through this week via Smashwords(use discount code REW50 at checkout). There are also literally hundreds of other novels available at a special discount from Smashwords this week – click here for the catalogue. Or, if you’ve yet to try the AUTUMN books, why not pick up the AUTUMN COLLECTION from Gollancz (which they’ve brilliantly taken to calling the ZOMNIBUS!). Five AUTUMN novels for just £12.99. Bargain!
You’re probably sick of hearing me banging on about this by now, but I want to make sure everyone has chance to get hold of the (very) limited edition hardcover of AUTUMN: AFTERMATH which will be released at the end of January.
As I’ve said before, I’m releasing this book primarily for those folks who were collecting the UK hardcover editions from Gollancz and who were left in the lurch when Aftermath was released as paperback only. As such, numbers are going to be very, very limited. I expect to only have somewhere in the region of 150 copies printed.
I’m not planning to make any money from this. In fact, right now I’m looking at making a healthy loss! To try and mitigate my financial pain, I’ve cleared out my shelves and am selling a number of very rare advance uncorrected proofs. These are bare-bones paperback editions of my books which were produced by Thomas Dunne Books ahead of release. Find out more by visiting www.infectedbooks.co.uk or clicking the image immediately below.
And as a New Year treat for 2014, anyone who shops at www.infectedbooks.co.uk this week can help themselves to a 10% discount on their order (even on the rare proofs I just mentioned). Simply quote code ZOMBIE2014 at checkout (original, eh?!).
This will be the last post of the year – a very quiet year, but enjoyable nonetheless. All that remains is for me to say thanks to each and every one of you who’ve bought a book, recommended a book, come to an event, sent me an email, joined the Survivors, liked a post, retweeted a tweet and so on… in fact everyone who’s supported me and my writing in any way, shape or form. I don’t say it enough, but it’s all hugely appreciated.
I feel like post after post recently has been me trying to sell you stuff (I guess that’s what this site’s all about, really). Anyway, if you’ve been following progress on Facebook you’ll have seen a number of Infected Books special offers come and go. This is the last week for posting before Christmas, so I thought I’d summarise things here.
Any UK orders placed via www.infectedbooks.co.uk before midnight Wednesday 18 December will be shipped first class at no extra charge (and don’t forget, UK postage is free until the end of 2013 as it is). And before you get fed up and tune out because I haven’t provided a proper update or told you about any new books recently, hold fire. There’s news coming shortly…
DOG BLOOD and THEM OR US bundles – two signed hardcovers for the price of one from the original US pressings (£10 – only five sets left)
THEM OR US UK hardcover (now out of print) reduced to £7.50
AUTUMN: THE HUMAN CONDITION limited edition hardcover reduced to £15
AUTUMN: THE HUMAN CONDITION paperback reduced to £7.50
These prices are good until close of play Wednesday 18 December.
After a series of unavoidable delays, I’m delighted to be able to announce that the long-overdue limited edition hardcover edition of AUTUMN: AFTERMATH is about to become a reality. The ink is drying on the contracts, and pre-orders will be opening on Monday 9 December. All those folks who’ve registered their interest will be contacted directly on Monday, and a further announcement will appear here on davidmoody.net. Until then, here’s a brief summary of the important points:
the book will be published by Infected Books in arrangement with Gollancz
it’ll exactly match the look and feel of the previous Gollancz AUTUMN hardcovers (the same printers are being used)
it’s envisaged that the book will now be published in late January 2014
it’ll cost £20 plus postage, though there will be a loyalty bonus/discount of 10% for those folks who’ve bought the Infected Books hardcover of AUTUMN: THE HUMAN CONDITION (see below)
everyone who pre-orders before 10 January 2014 will have their name included in a special thank you section in the book, exclusive to this edition
Again, huge apologies for the long delays in making this book a reality and rounding out the series for those of you who’ve been collecting the UK hardcovers. Thank you for your patience and support.