We’ve been holding on to this bit of fan art for a while, so we could really highlight it’s awesomitude ( or fantabulousness, if you prefer). Author Ben Galley animated the cover of THE BURNING WHITE (it’s a 10-second video, so you’ll need to press play):
Galley sent us a GIF as well, but note that it’s lower res and doesn’t look quite as cool:
Thanks for bringing this beautiful color to life, Ben!
Every year, Goodreads runs an awards competition. Basically, Readers’ Choice Awards. I’ve been a finalist before (thank you!), but as Goodreads has tweaked which books are counted into which genres, it’s gotten significantly more difficult for my kind of work to land on the list. When hugely-popular crossover writerslike Nora Roberts (400 million copies sold!) show up in your pool of competitors, a win simply isn’t going to happen.
Which is fine. Ms. Roberts works incredibly hard and has earned every fan she has.
Additionally, this year, THE BURNING WHITE published just a couple weeks before the end of the eligibility period. And as you may have noticed, THE BURNING WHITE also happens to be a rather lengthy novel, so it didn’t surprise me in the least that I didn’t appear on the longlist.
But then something happened that did surprise me.
Some of you wrote me in.
ENOUGH of you wrote me in that I made the Semi-Finals–despite not even showing up on the longlist!
Very, very cool. Thank you.
Now, two things: one selfish, one not. First, I’m not winning this thing regardless, but it WOULD be sweet to be a finalist again, especially if Joe Abercrombie isn’t.
Second, even if you don’t vote for me (which is totally fair, so long as you don’t vote for Joe), the list is a great place to find books that OTHER readers are loving. Not just in fantasy, but in all genres. So it’s worth clicking through to find some great books for your TBR pile–and look up readers’ reviews of ones that sound interesting.
This round of voting ends Sunday, November 17, so check out all the Semi-Finalists HERE. And thanks again.
We heard a rumor that you’re looking for a retailer who will let you pre-order a signed copy of THE BURNING WHITE.
Look no further! Below is the list of booksellers who will have limited quantities of signed stock (with the fancy designed page in front).
These beauties are selling like hotcakes, so politely inquire with your favorite friendly bookseller what is available for pre-order. Please note that since some of these are tour stops, you should specify which edition you are looking for when asking about availability (the pre-signed fancy-paged edition, or the not-yet-signed but gonna-show-up-for-the-man-himself-to-sign edition).
If there are any updates or changes, they’ll be noted right here. Go forth, minions!
These stores have ordered stock of the signed editions with the special inscription plate. Stop-in or call for details before ordering – the editions listed on their websites may not be the signed ones. If the listing is marked with a (*), make sure to specify that you’re looking for the pre-signed edition. Alexander Book: San Francisco, CA www.alexanderbook.com