I’m still finishing up the fulfillment for the Dragonfire Omnibus Kickstarter campaign – which will only be completed when the ebook of Kiss of Enchantment is delivered to those who ordered an advance copy through the campaign – but am already planning my next campaign.
My next Kickstarter will feature new print editions of The Dragon Diaries trilogy. Since there were still some of Penguin’s trade paperbacks out in the marketplace when I republished the books, I haven’t done new paperback editions yet. That will change in May. There will be new trade paperbacks of the three books, available first at Kickstarter. They’ll be available at the various portals in the fall.
There will also be a hardcover illustrated omnibus edition of The Dragon Diaries. This will have a new cover and interior illustrations, and will be available only at Kickstarter. If you order a copy during this campaign, you’ll be able to get your copy signed by me, but you’ll also be listed in the acknowledgements of this edition. I’ve wanted to do an omnibus for a while and am excited about this edition. I’ll show you the cover when I can. (It’s getting close to completion.)
There’s a cumulative effect at Kickstarter, especially in the add-on tiers. So, you’ll be able to order the omnibus Dragonfire editions as add-ons in The Dragon Diaries campaign. The acknowledgements in those books are fixed now, and you’ll be able to get them personalized instead of signed, but they’ll also be a bit cheaper than they were before. (Less postage for one thing. The signed copies have to be shipped to me in Canada before being shipping to you, and our postage is expensive.)
Of course, there will be special swag. I’ll offer a swag box with each Kickstarter, since that’s fun and means that you can buy just the swag if you already have the ebooks.
Now you know the plan! You can keep watching here for more details, and/or follow me on Kickstarter to be notified of new campaigns.
I’ve added a new product to my online store. It’s a bundle of the first three trade paperbacks in the Flatiron Five series: Simply Irresistible, Addicted to Love, and In the Midnight Hour. When you buy your print books from me, of course, your copies will be signed.
This bundle should retail at $50.97 CA but is discounted to $39.99 CA when you buy the bundle. That’s just over $31 US.
You can find the bundle in the store, right here.
As the new Dragonfire editions are formatted for digital and print, I’ve been ordering single copies of the print books. I want to read them one more time for typos before the books are published. OCR scans leave a lot of teeny tiny typos, and we want to catch them all.
This also gives me the chance to show you all the new print books. They’re trade paperback, the same trim size as the conclusion of the series. Here are the new editions of Kiss of Fury, Kiss of Fate and Winter Kiss with the original mass market editions.
The Dragonfire editions that are in trade paperback already have the gloss covers and I can’t change that setting. (That’s The Dragon Legion Collection, Serpent’s Kiss and Firestorm Forever.) I tried Winter Kiss in the matte finish here, because pale covers look good with that finish. It looks nice, but I’m going to change it to glossy to match the others. I think the glossy finish echoes the finish of the original books, which had foil stamping and embossing too. Kiss of Fury even had a tint varnish in its original edition, which was kind of a silvery-blue and very pretty.
If you’re looking for mass market editions to complete your collection, they’re getting pretty scarce. The rest of mine are listed for sale in my online store as signed editions. You can find them in Collectors Editions, starting here on page two of the listings. And yes, there’s a new cover of Kiss of Fire shown there, too. That’s the hardcover edition.
What do you think? I’m really pleased with them. 🙂
The delivery guys have been good to me this week. I have shiny new books!
Not only do these editions have new covers, but the interiors have been updated, too. The historicals have pretty illuminated capitals at the beginning of each chapter, like this:
You can order signed copies of these new editions in my online store. Here’s the series bundle for The Rogues of Ravensmuir and here’s the series bundle for The Jewels of Kinfairlie.
What do you think?
One of my challenges in going indie has been trying to ensure that my new books are available where you (my readers) like to shop. Since I’m Canadian, many of my readers are in Canada, which means that Chapters/Indigo is the place they shop. That’s the big bookstore chain in Canada. My digital books are available from KOBO, and since Indigo was involved in the start-up of KOBO (they later sold their share to Rakuten), my digital books are linked from the Chapters/Indigo site to the KOBO site.
But what about paperbacks? The terms offered by Createspace, where I’ve done my trade paperbacks to date, apparently don’t suit Chapters/Indigo. I did some digging this year and tried and experiment with another POD portal.
Lo and behold, it WORKED!
My test case was the True Love Brides series. I made them available through this other portal, just to see what would happen. This is what happened:
The Renegade’s Heart at Chapters/Indigo
The Highlander’s Curse at Chapters/Indigo
The Warrior’s Prize at Chapters/Indigo
There was a production question with The Frost Maiden’s Kiss, but it’s on its way to Chapters/Indigo as well and will show up there soon. YAY! The books are available for order from the online portal, but having them in the system probably also means that you can order a print copy at your local Chapters/Indigo bricks and mortar store.
Ha. I’m so glad I’ve figured out a way to do this. Going forward, all new titles will be published so that they’re available at Chapters/Indigo in print, too. For example, The Crusader’s Bride will be set up for this distribution path from the outset.
I’ve also started the process to make the print editions of The Dragon Legion Collection, Serpent’s Kiss and Firestorm Forever available at Chapters/Indigo. Stay tuned!