Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Second printings!

Here's a bit of publishing news that may matter only to me--but that I am nonetheless going to share with you.

The paperbacks of both One Jump Ahead and Slanted Jack have gone back for second printings!

I'm quite excited, because these developments mean that my publisher needed more of the books, which in turn means booksellers needed more of them, which of course ultimately means that people bought a lot (as in, almost all) of the first printings.

OJA took 15 months to reach this stage, but SJ has been out only since May, so it hit the mark much faster.

I assume that such events are common among more established and more successful writers, but for me, this is big and welcome news.

My thanks to all who bought these books. Now, I have only one related request: Buy more, please, especially of the hardcovers. Having Overthrowing Heaven go back for a second hardcover printing, though not very likely, would definitely be a huge dish of heaping excitement.


Michelle said...

Congratulations! Overthrowing Heaven will exceed expectations as well. You gotta have faith.

Mark said...

Thanks for the kind words. I do have faith--but in odds, statistics, and so on, not in defying them. Still, I will hope you are correct.

Anonymous said...

I hope there will be enough Jon and Lobo books at Borderlands Books (866 Valencia St., San Francisco) for the September 20th reading.

Mark said...

I obviously share that hope, but I have a lot of faith in Alan and Jude and all the other folks there.

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