The early reviews of Cibola Burn are pretty decent. Starred reviews in Publisher’s Weekly and Library Journal. We’re being sent out on a book signing tour for the first time ever. Interest is high, especially with the TV show taking shape. But chances are good that the preorders are going to be low. Why? Because Amazon has decided to escalate its let’s-call-them-negotations with Hachette by pulling the preorder option.
Now to be perfectly honest, we’re going to be fine. Our last book hit the NYT bestseller list, and this makes it less likely the next one will, but James SA Corey is a solid thing. Some of our fellow authors at Orbit and Little Brown aren’t in as good a position. Maybe they don’t have three books already out or the books they have have taken longer to grow the series. Whatever. My point is that there are damned good writers and people who are going to be hurt by this. Hell, we’ll be hurt by this too. It’s just we bought up to a 16 constitution and have enough hit points.
So let’s talk about how you can buy Cibola Burn.
I mentioned that we were going on a book tour, right? Well, almost all those signings are going to be at independent bookstores! Many of which will be happy to have us sign a book for you while we’re there!
TATTERED COVER in Denver
We’ll be at the Highland’s Ranch location on June 18th.
POWELL’S in Portland
We’ll be at the Cedar Hill store on June 19th.
MYSTERIOUS GALAXY in San Diego
We’ll be there on June 20th.
BORDERLANDS BOOK in San Francisco
We’ll be there on June 21st.
ELLIOT BAY BOOKS in Seattle
We’ll be there on June 22nd, our bodies broken and our lives in shambles.
Consider ordering from one of these stores. We’re happy to sign and personalize the books, and most if not all of them will ship Cibola Burn (or any other books you’d care to pick up) straight to you afterward.
Failing that, Cibola Burn — like all Hachette titles — is still available shipping at no particular delay from Barnes & Noble, Books-a-Million, and a wide variety of critically important indie bookstores near you.
Just not Amazon. Please do feel free to mention this to your friends, your enemies, pretty much everyone you know.