No need for artists impressions any longer (see my previous post) – the limited edition hardcover of TRUST is on its way back from the printers and here’s a picture of the very first copy. It’s a thing of beauty. Pre-orders have been coming in at a great rate and there’s still time to purchase the book at a 10% discount: click here for more details. More good news for those who snagged a copy early – your books will be dispatched next week, a couple of weeks ahead of schedule.
Still not sure? Let Wayne Simmons try and persuade you: “Moody is selling TRUST as an anti-scifi book, and that’s pretty much what you’ve got here. Unlike a lot of contemporary scifi, this story is defiantly character-focused, and heartbreakingly accessible with it. It’s not Hollywood fodder. Think DISTRICT 9 as opposed to INDEPENDENCE DAY. I’ll stand by the word ‘epic’ to best describe this book. Because from gripping start to heart-pounding finish, this is a story that will shake you to the very core, resonating long after you’ve turned the final page. And there’s nothing more epic than that.”
And I loved these words taken from an Amazon review by Chris Bowsman: “For the majority of the book it’s a slow burn, obviously building towards something. The payoff is immense, and once it gets going it’s like dozens of pages of falling down the stairs. Very highly recommended.”
The release is strictly limited to 500 signed and numbered copies. The image you see here is just for effect – the real book is far better looking with a full wraparound dust jacket designed by Craig Paton. As well as the 2012 version of the novel, the limited edition also includes an exclusive (and snappily titled, I think!) 5,000 word essay about the novel: ‘Standing on the Edge of a Cliff, Thinking About the End of the World.’
One more thing… several other Infected Books releases are being planned for the next couple of years, with three titles already in the pipeline – two for 2013 and one in early 2014. There will be limited edition hardcovers of each of these books, all numbered and signed as per this release of TRUST. If you pre-order TRUST, you’ll be invited to buy the subsequent IB releases before general pre-orders for those books begin.
Hope this is all okay. Thanks for your patience. Sorry it took a while longer than planned to get these details out. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to get in touch.
Good evening. Just a quick post to let you know that the next chapter of TRUST is now available to read over at www.trustdavidmoody.com. Hope you enjoy it.
Come back here tomorrow when pre-orders for the limited hardcover edition of the book will open. I’ll be able to let you know how much it’ll cost, what’ll be in it, and when you’ll be able to get your hands on it.
This seems like the ideal moment to apologise for the fact the eBook remains unavailable anywhere in the world but the US. It has me stumped and, more worryingly, it has Amazon stumped too. As soon as there’s any update I’ll post here and on Facebook and Twitter.
Got quite a lot to tell you about next week. There will be further chapters of TRUST posted on Monday and Friday, of course, and I also hope to announce pre-orders for the limited edition hardcover release of the book.
The long awaited, completely revised, rewritten and expanded version of TRUST is now available.
You can order the paperback from all the usual online retailers now, or pick up a signed copy direct from www.infectedbooks.co.uk. Over the course of the next day or so, the book will appear online at all the various Kindle stores around the world.
Don’t forget, the book is being serialised over at www.trustdavidmoody.com between now and the end of the year, with the first chapter already posted. Subsequent chapters will be added every Monday and Friday.
A final post for the week to let you know what’s happening with TRUST – my Infected Books reissue/experiment.
The book is primed and ready to go. Unfortunately, because of recent time constraints, the limited edition hardcover won’t be available straightaway. More information about that in a moment. First, here’s a very brief recap of what the book’s about…
The most important event in human history takes place in the middle of nowhere. Perspectives are altered. Perceptions are changed. Nothing will ever be the same again. Is this a moment of deliverance for the human race, or the beginning of its end? Tom Winter thinks he knows, but if he’s right, then seven billion other people are wrong.
Early on Monday, the book’s website – www.trustdavidmoody.com – will be refreshed with the opening chapter. Subsequent chapters will appear on the site every Monday and Friday from now through ’till December when the whole novel will have been serialised.
Also on Monday, the novel will be available worldwide on Kindle for $2.99 or similar depending on your local currency. Other eBook formats will follow in due course.
Finally, about that limited edition hardcover… Pre-orders will open in early August, and this edition will be strictly limited to 500 signed and numbered copies priced at £25.00 plus postage. The hardcover will also contain exclusive content – an essay about the history of the book, it’s influences and more.
I’m really excited for this release. It’s felt unexpectedly liberating to be back behind the wheel of Infected Books again. I have a few more mainstream projects I’m working on right now, but if TRUST is a success, then STRAIGHT TO YOU will get the same treatment in late 2012/early 2013.
I know I’ve not posted here with much regularity recently, but I wanted to let you know I’ll be around even less for the next couple of weeks. I’m moving house tomorrow and, as I work from home, I’m moving offices too. It’ll be at least a week before I’m back online.
I’ll be able to keep a cursory eye on my emails, so please do keep sending stuff through, though it’ll take me longer than usual to reply. And if you’re in Birmingham on 8th July, don’t forget I’ll be at the Shock and Gore festival at the Electric Cinema (see the poster below and click here for more information).
Plenty to let you know about when I get back, including a few new releases and some long overdue ISOLATION news. Of course, then it’ll almost be time for the launch of TRUST, and pre-orders for the limited edition hardback version will be opening.
Right. Got to turn off the computer and get shifting. See you on the other side.
I wanted to give you a glimpse of the fantastic TRUST cover art which has been created by Craig Paton, one of my favourite artists and someone I go back to time and again. I think Craig’s done a great job with this cover, and his illustration has captured the look of the aliens (if that is an alien…) perfectly. There’s also a lot of background detail which you’ll get to see more of in due course. Click on the cover to see a bigger version of the image.
More information on the release of the book will follow in the next few weeks, including pre-orders for the extremely limited hardcover edition which will include exclusive additional material. In the meantime, please keep an eye on www.trustdavidmoody.com and use the buttons at the bottom of the page to share with your friends. After all, who doesn’t like a free book? Remember I’ll be serialising the entire novel online between 23rd July and mid-December.