1. We’re going to be reprinting A THRONE OF BONES for re-release before AODAL BOOK 2 comes out. Markku prefers casewrap, which is more durable, where the image is printed directly onto the hardcover. The reason the mainstream publishers use dustjackets is because the retailers prefer them. Since these are being produced for direct order, is there a strong preference for one versus the other? The problem, of course, is that the original Marcher Lord hardcover was printed with a dustjacket. Anyhow, if you’re planning on buying a hardcover, please let me know your opinion. If you’re planning on buying the ebook, go ahead and say so, but please stay out of the case vs dust discussion.
2. AWAKE IN THE NIGHT LAND by John C. Wright will be published in hardcover with a dustjacket. It will be available very soon. As, we hope, will the excellent ONE BRIGHT STAR TO GUIDE THEM ebook.
3. The pair of ads on the right sidebar are a test that will last until tomorrow. If the ad company makes me a decent offer as a result, I’ll consider keeping them. On a scale of $100 to $10,000 per month, how annoying are they? By which I mean, at which point would you say I should ignore your opinion about how annoying they are.
4. As usual, I have been tardy with the VPFL stuff. Please get your keepers in right away. You get to keep three, but you don’t have to keep any. Draft is Sunday, August 31, 2014, 3:00 pm. Get your keepers in by Saturday.
UPDATE: The people have spoken. Much to my surprise, it appears we will go with casebound for ATOB and Book Two.