Monday, 5 March 2018

An update on the Dead Man's Steel US paperback...

Unfortunately, my US publishers, Penguin, have decided not to release a paperback edition of Dead Man's Steel at this time, mostly due to my digital sales vastly outnumbering my physical book sales.  You can still get hold of the book in hardcover as well as e-book/kindle editions. The novel has been available in paperback in the UK for quite some time, but I appreciate the cover design is very different to that of the US books and probably won't please collectors. I'm very sorry that this happened -- fingers crossed Dead Man's Steel will see a paperback release at some point in the future, even if it takes a few years.

Sunday, 9 July 2017

New two-book deal!

It's the news I've been waiting to announce -- I've signed up for two new books set in the world of The Grim Company! Both books will be standalone novels, taking place some time after the events of the trilogy. 

The first novel, provisionally entitled Kingdom, will be set in the sun-kissed south and feature a largely new cast together with a few returning faces. The aim is to keep the gritty feel of my previous books, while channeling Gemmell and others to achieve a slight evolution in tone from the unrelenting grimdark. More of an emphasis on epic (dare I say, heroic) fantasy with a dash of horror, perhaps...

Head of Zeus will publish both novels. Audio rights have sold to Audible. The bad news is that Kingdom is still in the early stages of writing -- and it's likely to be a considerably longer novel than any individual book in the trilogy, perhaps upwards of 175,000 words. Don't count on seeing it before late 2018 at the earliest.

I also intend to publish a short story every couple of months. These will be made available on Amazon or through various publications. My first short story, "A Ring to Rule Them All," can be found in this month's issue of Grimdark Magazine.

Thank you to all my readers for your continued love and support!

Saturday, 8 July 2017

New short story in Grimdark Magazine

My first published short story is now available in this month's issue of Grimdark Magazine. "A Ring to Rule Them All" is set a few years before the events of The Grim Company, and tells the story of the night Jerek freed Kayne from the Shaman's cage. In addition to my 4,000 short, there is also new fiction from Anna Smith Spark and William Stiteler, as well as reviews and interviews. You can grab it now for only $3.99.

Thursday, 8 June 2017

The Grim Company -- 100k+ sold

I'm pleased to announce that The Grim Company trilogy has now sold over 100,000 copies worldwide! The true figure is likely to be substantially higher as foreign language sales figures tend to lag at least a year behind, but it's nonetheless a nice milestone to reach. It doesn't exactly make me a big fish, of course -- you might say I've moved up from minnow to koi-sized in the great ocean of literary luminaries! -- but it's a solid start.

Here's to a million books sold -- no, scratch that, a billion!

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Signed books for sale

The 55 books I handed out to lucky readers in my latest Goodreads giveaway have been posted! All in all, over 4,000 people entered.

That still leaves me with over 150 books in various editions and languages. Aside from a single copy of each edition for me and a small reserve pile for charitable use, I've signed them all and put them on eBay to clear some space. Books are available in UK & US hardcover as well as German, French, Italian, Polish Dutch and Czech.