THE QUEEN'S NECKLACE REPRINT now available!!!

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  1. Parson

    Parson This world is not my home

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    That was a legendary review! I can't imagine a Fantasy fan not being wholly intrigued by the possibility of the story.
     
  2. Juliana

    Juliana YA author, Juliana Spink Mills

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    I went to Barnes and Noble this morning and they could only find the old, out-of-print reference on their computer system. I'm guessing the new version hasn't reached their stock yet? Anyway, I'll wait and try again in a week.
     
  3. ratsy

    ratsy www.scifiexplorations.com

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    I am keeping an eye on the Amazon Canada site for delivery and the US says release date of January 1st , 2075!! I mean I'll preorder it but I hope when I'm 94 I can still read. :)
     
  4. Ray McCarthy

    Ray McCarthy Sentient Marmite: The Truth may make you fret.

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    I'd be amazed to be alive in 2055 never mind 2075, but some people have lived that long.
     
  5. HareBrain

    HareBrain Bunny of Wonder Staff Member

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    This link now says it's unavailable, and I assume refers to the old printing?
     
  6. Teresa Edgerton

    Teresa Edgerton Goblin Princess Staff Member

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    They're still offering the new edition online http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/queens-necklace-teresa-edgerton/1004462901?ean=9780380789115 (at least as I write this) so it ought to be in their computer system. However, one can never guess how these big companies work.

    It didn't last long at amazon.com, and less time at The Book Depository, so I am assuming they didn't stock many copies. I hope they'll be restocking the book soon. These booksellers are wearing me out with this who-has-the-book-oops-no-they-don't business (because of course I am going to check on them, obsessively and often), so I will be relieved when the ebook comes out. Whenever that is.

    This business of the mass market paperback in 2075 is really strange, because not only is the date obviously a mistake, nobody at HC told me the book would be coming out in mass market paperback. It was never in that format before.
     
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  7. VALIS13

    VALIS13 Todays Empires, Tomorrows Ashes...

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    Do you have any objections to me purchasing an e-version of your book, Teresa?

    I'm not sure if your royalties differ with the versions, but if you'd like me to buy a tree-version, then I shall!!
     
  8. Teresa Edgerton

    Teresa Edgerton Goblin Princess Staff Member

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    Goodness no. I have no objections at all and am only happy if people decide to buy and read my books in whatever form. One reason I started self-publishing my backlist (though, in the event, I never got past Goblin Moon before Gary wanted to reprint GM and its sequel) was because I wanted my books to be available again, I wanted people to be able to read them, and if that was a few people or a lot that didn't matter so much as the fact that the books would "live" again. And ebooks would be a big part of that, because they can stay in print forever.

    As far as self-publishing, or submitting to a small publisher like Tickety Boo, TQN was actually next on my to-do list. I had even written to HarperCollins asking for the rights back, when they surprised me by saying, "No, we're going to reprint it ourselves." After all these years. So another of my books has been granted a second chance at life, and I just want people to know about it. Whether they decide to buy TQN or not, whether they buy it in paper or the ebook eversion, I'm just glad that they will have the opportunity. (As the author, naturally I think it is a splendid book and deserves a second chance, but others have loved it, too.)

    Whether HC decides to keep the book in print in paper will depend not only how many books are sold, but how quickly they are sold. That's how publishing works these days. And the fact that the reprint is only showing up intermittently at online bookstores is not helping with that! But whatever happens with the print version, an ebook will have more time to make its mark.

    Though HC has plans (but publishers sometimes change their plans, which leaves me a bit edgy), right now there is no ebook, because there were no ebooks when it first came out.* This is a whole new world of possibilities for TQN and everything I wrote before it. If HarperCollins goes through with their plans for TQN to come out in e-books I will be thrilled. And I will be thrilled when people buy those ebooks and read them and (I hope) talk about them. That's the important thing, that the book will be there for people to read. That's why I wrote it, after all.

    You are wondering about royalties: the contract amendment says I'll have a larger percentage but since I don't know what the price will be I have no idea whether that will actually be a bigger royalty than the paper version. I won't say I wouldn't like to earn a lot of money from the ebooks, but that's not my first concern.

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    * Publishers were asking for electronic rights in those days, but those clauses granted such sweeping rights and included a lot of ideas that no one was sure would catch on or quite how they would work, and no one knew what it would really mean for the writers. So agents routinely struck those clauses out, which was probably a good thing, because when ebooks came along publishers were offering writers a better deal.
     
  9. Juliana

    Juliana YA author, Juliana Spink Mills

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    Well, in any case I intend to bother my local B&N every week until they decide to stock it in paper form! :D
     
  10. ratsy

    ratsy www.scifiexplorations.com

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    That must be frustrating since they don't seem to have stocked the shelves at the major retailers like B & N and Amazon. I will be more than happy to purchase it when they have it available. And as I said, I am really enjoying Goblin Moon and TQN blurb sounds really good and refreshing.
     
  11. Teresa Edgerton

    Teresa Edgerton Goblin Princess Staff Member

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    They seem bent on confusing me at the big online retailers, with the book appearing than disappearing. Then there is the alleged mass market paperback which is supposed to come out in 2075(?!), and I have written to HC for a clarification about that. The problem is that the book is an orphan -- the original editor has left for another company -- and that makes it hard to get answers. Especially since the person I'm supposed to contact with questions wasn't even at HC when the decision to reprint was made.
     
  12. VALIS13

    VALIS13 Todays Empires, Tomorrows Ashes...

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    It will look good on my shelf so I'll buy a tree version in direct contravention of my wife agreement (which goes on about 'too many books already', 'saving shelf space' and other things that make little sense to me).
     
  13. Brian G Turner

    Brian G Turner He's a very naughty boy! Staff Member

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    Is it possible that HC doesn't believe it has the rights for these?
     
  14. Teresa Edgerton

    Teresa Edgerton Goblin Princess Staff Member

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    Brian, they didn't have the electronic rights, as they knew and I knew. Which is why I signed an amendment to my original contract. That was last week, so the amendment might still be waiting for someone at that end to add their signature. Or ... they may already be working on getting the ebook into production. I have no way of knowing.

    Valis, you might have some difficulty getting the book since it's not available in the UK as yet. The only place I see it online at the moment is Barnes and Noble, and shipping from there to the UK might cost you almost as much as the book. I think it would be best to wait and find out what is going on with Amazon and The Book Depository.
     
  15. VALIS13

    VALIS13 Todays Empires, Tomorrows Ashes...

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    Thanks Teresa, I will keep my eyes open for it. :)
     
  16. Teresa Edgerton

    Teresa Edgerton Goblin Princess Staff Member

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    Mine has a nice inscription and autograph -- do that with your non-tree versions! :p
     
  18. Teresa Edgerton

    Teresa Edgerton Goblin Princess Staff Member

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    Yes, and even though I can (and will gladly do so) send out signed bookplates for people to paste into their paper-and-ink copies, the effect just wouldn't be the same if they paste them to their e-readers!

    But, in other news, I have just posted the prologue to TQN, so that those who wish may read a sample of the book before they decide to buy.

    The Queen's Necklace -- Prologue
     
  19. HareBrain

    HareBrain Bunny of Wonder Staff Member

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    Is the one being offered by TBD trade paperback? It gives the size as 205mm (just over 8") but that might be just that they haven't updated their info. Is the new printing 592 pages?
     
  20. Teresa Edgerton

    Teresa Edgerton Goblin Princess Staff Member

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    As I understand it, it's a second printing for the 2001 trade paperback, which (checking my bookshelf) is indeed that size.

    I don't believe there was any reformatting involved. So far as I know they just took what they had and went back to the press.
     
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