Writing News.

Oops. Looks like the first derisory print run of Line War has gone as well, so if you want a hardback 1st edition of it you better grab it quick. For those of you who’ve obtained signed 1st editions from me before now, forget it. Either someone has sticky fingers in the Post Office, or prior to posting, or someone fucked up, because even I didn’t get any copies. Pissed off right now.

10 thoughts on “Writing News.

  1. You should know the same thing happened to me. A box of twenty hardback copies of Stealing Light never got to me. I was practically the last person to get my hands on a copy.

  2. I heard that from Peter, Gary. But hopefully you got your allotment of 1st editions. My annoyance is due to a combination of not receiving my copies and the whole print run going because they didn't do enough. One would presume the print run is based on previous sales, but perhaps they don't bother when it's that small-selling squids-in-space nonsense. Luckily I got my copies of Prador Moon, but only after I asked for them again.

  3. Nice to see you on Saturday, Daniel. I hope your hangover wasn't as bad as mine.

    Mike, someone is being greedy there, but the best option is just to go elsewhere. A few posts further back you'll find the Book Depository and in the comments section other sites that are also more reasonable.

    Martin, I like Hanlon's Razor – a slightly more specific instrument than Occam's one.

  4. I've been getting my copies from the Book Depository…when ordering from the USA the net price is cheaper than Amazon/UK.

    My intent with my conspiracy comments was not as much to blame anyone, as to start constructive thought. Purchasing Power Parity suggests something is out of whack, and yes its probably from greed or stupidity. Its one thing if your getting greater royalties from the higher U.S. price, I only point out that the U.S. pricing may be keeping you out of alot of U.S. book stores and limiting your new US reader growth. If as in your comments you feel that the publisher is too conservative on first prints, perhaps your best interests are not being met in other areas as well. As I'd like to come to one of your book signings, I'm all for giving you a reason to come to the U.S.

    I'm not calling malice, although I prefer; Never attribute to malice that which can be adequately explained by stupidity, but don't rule out malice. –Heinlein's Razor

    Mike B.

  5. I got mine. 100 pages in and I'm just thinking "are there any still living characters you've omitted? Could Neal possibly add any more plot threads?"

    I'm enjoying it immensely . Also read "Hilldiggers" (liked that a lot too) and "The Voyage of the Sable Keetch" again on me hols.

    I do hope you've more Hooper stories coming.

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