Well it looks like we finally got Amazon fixed and you can now once again pre-order Hollow World. The broken page with the old ISBN is gone, and I’m hoping the pre-orders to the old version has (or will) move over to it. When checking out the page it was nice to see that the book is making the Time Travel Bestseller list:
It looks nice sitting next to Ian TreGillis’s books:
I took the screen shots as I expect it to disappear from this list pretty quickly…but hopefully it will come back when the book goes into actual release. Tachyon is working on the final production version of the book, and that will mean a change to the cover but the page count is now accurate and some nice reviews are coming in from the advance readers. If you are thinking of getting the book, please do consider pre-ordering. It helps the publisher determine the print run and amount of marketing dollars the book will receive, and it also gets the book on these lists which helps with discoverability. Even if you don’t want to order it now, consider putting it on our wish list (as that also adds some visibility, for instance, right now Hollow World is: #51 on the Time Travel Wish List).
A few things to keep in mind for those considering pre-ordering:
- All paperback and audio orders will receive DRM free copies of ebook (in as many formats as you desire)
- Those that pre-order will receive the ebook in mid March – a full month before the official release
- I’ll provide signed bookmarks and book plates for those that pre-order (more about this soon)
- Current pre-order discount is 24% off. That’s just $12.12.
- If the price goes down before the release, you’ll get the lower price
- Links to pre-order from a number of sites can be found here.
- I offer pre-orders from my own website (both print and ebook). I’ll even sign and dedicate them if you wish. Even with the 15% discount I give, I still receive more money per book as buying direct cuts out the distributor’s share. Tachyon still gets their full payment (as I buy the books wholesale from them). Here is a link.
It’s still 131 days until the release of Hollow World, but four lucky people will be mailed signed limited-edition hardcovers tomorrow. This means you have a chance to join the nearly one thousand people who are already reading the novel (because they participated in the Kickstarter). The Kickstarter backers paid $75 for these editions, and as there are only 250 of them in existence, the books will become collector items. Here’s a bit of information for those just being introduced to the book.
The future is coming…for some sooner than others
Ellis Rogers is an ordinary man who is about to embark on an extraordinary journey. All his life he has played it safe and done the right thing, but faced with a terminal illness he’s willing to take an insane gamble. He’s built a time machine in his garage, and if it works, he’ll face a world that challenges his understanding of what it means to be human, what it takes to love, and the cost of paradise. Ellis could find more than a cure for his illness; he might find what everyone has been searching for since time began…but only if he can survive Hollow World.
“This is a clever and thought-provoking story, with loads of interesting ideas, some adrenalin-pumping action and plenty of humor” — Pauline M. Ross, Fantasy Review Barn
There are two ways to enter:
If you live in a place where you can enter in both…feel free to do so. For those outside the specified countries, you’ll actually have two ballots entered in my drawing (the software that takes the poll will determine what country you are from). This way everyone will have two chances to win.
Even if you’ve read Hollow World, or have your own print copy, I encourage you to enter. The books will arrive in time for holiday gift giving so you might just get a nice present for a friend or loved one.
I’ve received some emails from people who are trying to pre-order Hollow World and having difficulty doing so. When going to the page on Amazon they are presented with:
First off, thanks so much for pre-ordering as this will really help with the launch of the product. Secondly, there has been a glitch that has required a change in the ISBN – as such the old pages are being replaced with new ones. It’s going to take awhile to populate the pages throughout, but I’ll be back and update you soon. For those that previously purchased, I’m not sure whether you’ll have to cancel your prior order and re-order or not. I’m waiting to hear more from Tachyon Publications, so stay tuned.
Rest assured the distributor, Tachyon Publications, and I are working to get a fix as soon as possible. In the meantime, I’ve added both the ebook and the print book to the Michael J. Sullivan store, so that you can pre-order them from there. Print books can be signed/dedicated and will include free copies of ebooks in whatever format you wish. (An email will be sent after ordering to choose your preferred format(s). Any book that is pre-ordered from my site will be shipped as soon as I get my copies from Tachyon, which I anticipate will be ahead of the official release date.