My new novel SIREN got some nice cover play on an MSNBC video news report today!
Unfortunately, the news report was about the rise of e-publishing and the consequent death of the mass market paperback line of my publisher, Leisure Books, (SIREN was the last mass market book they published), but check out the news video here:
E-readers quickly replacing ink, paper:
Sept. 10: For Dorchester Publishing, one of the country’s oldest at paperback publishers, the writing on the wall was “digital.” NBC’s Chris Clackum reports.
I’m off in the morning to drive down to Atlanta for Dragon*Con 2010. If you’re going to this phenomenal SF/F/H fan convention, I hope you’ll come by one of my panels or my autographing session and say hi!
I have to admit it’s with somewhat mixed emotions that I pack up to go this time around though. Two years ago, in 2008, I did my very first signing to promote the mass market release of Covenant from Leisure Books (at a Borders by Vanderbilt U. in Nashville) on my way down to Dragon*Con.
This year, I should be going down to triumphantly debut Siren, my fourth novel from Leisure, which just came out a month ago. However… at the moment, due to a number of factors, from distributors collapsing , the poor economy, the e-book revolution… Leisure finds itself on the brink. This means that Siren is in fact the company’s last mass market release, and a poorly distributed one at that.
Where do we go from here? is the question I’m faced with this month as an author. Nevertheless… tomorrow, I drive to Dragon*Con.
The future is so bright, I have to wear shades….