As I'm sure many of you are aware of by now, my publisher Hachette is in a bit of a spat with Amazon as they try to come up with an agreement on ebook pricing. One of Amazon's negotiating tactics is to delay shipping of many of Hachette's books (like Promise of Blood). Another is to take the pre-order buttons down off of future Hachette titles, including the final book in the Powder Mage Trilogy, The Autumn Republic, which is due out February 10th, 2015.
This has become a bit of a concern for me. Amazon accounts for a huge portion of the book market and there are plenty of people with no knowledge of the ongoing fight between the two companies that are no doubt going to my book page on Amazon, scratching their head at the lack of a pre-order button, and moving on with their lives.
Pre-orders are kind of a big deal. They tell the publisher how many physical copies they should print and whether they should bother putting marketing money behind a book and so on. I'd rather not lose those pre-orders.
But that's not all. If you're looking for a discounted hardcover or to support an indy bookstore or for the ebook pre-order, I've included a big old list of the places you can put your money down for a copy of Autumn Republic: