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Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Ascend News - plus a teaser

Here's what's up: Today I published Ascend to Amazon and Barnes & Noble. So when will you be able to buy it?

I don't know for sure. Somewhere between 24-72 hours. From this point out, I have no control when it publishes. It's all up to them.

On the 14th, I will publish Ascend to Smashwords. That will be available instantly after I hit publish, and it sells formats that are supported by pretty much every ereader, including the Kindle, nook, Kobo, Sony ereader, and iPad. So even if the books aren't for sale on Amazon or B&N, you will definitely be able to buy them through Smashwords on the 14th.

As for paperback, I'm working on getting that formatted correctly. It usually takes a bit longer for it to go through, because Createspace and I are forever locked in battles about how big .5 inch margin really is. Ideally, I'd like to have the paperback for sale by the 15th too, but if Createspace and I end up fighting like we always do, I won't be able to fix it until I get back from vacation on the 22nd. So it might be up in paperback until the last week of January.

Also, when I published Ascend to Amazon, I didn't list myself as the author. Because I'm an idiot. I only listed the editor, Jason Letts. I emailed Amazon, telling that I'm an idiot and asking if they could correct and add my name.

But I'm letting you know that when searching for Ascend on Amazon, you'll probably be better off just typing Ascend and/or Trylle Trilogy. And not my name. I'll fix it, but I don't know when. UPDATE: I fixed it. Amazon let me.

I sent out four eARCs for early reviews. I got back three 5-star reviews and one 2-star review. I suspect this will be pretty standard for Ascend. I love this book. I really do. And most of the people who have read it have loved it, but I know that some people will hate it. So it's scary for me, but I'm standing by this one. 

And since Ascend is coming soon, I'm asking for one request - please be mindful of spoilers when you talk about it. There are some discussions on my Facebook fan page that are open to spoilers, but when commenting on Facebook or my blog, please try to keep spoilers to a minimum. Or at least alert people that there will be spoilers.

Meanwhile, if you want to check out the early reviews for Ascend, which are spoiler free:

A Tale of Many Review's review of Ascend
Fiktshun's review of Ascend
Bewitched Bookworm's review of Ascend
Sunny's review on Goodreads of Ascend 

And I'm ending this with a Teaser Tuesday. So here's a couple lines from Ascend:

    “Princess!” Duncan yelled, and he appeared in the doorway. “They’re coming for you.” 
    “What?” I asked. I tossed my bouquet aside, gathered my skirt, and raced from the altar.


  1. Congrats!! So do you publish it through pubit too? I'm seeing that recommended more and more but as an author in NZ its a bit of a pain in the butt... must look into it. As I must do with createspace! Quite excited at the idea of a 'real' book ;p.

    Congrats on the 5 star reviews - I finally know what that feels like!! I got my first yesterday (I cried - so happy & relieved). Today is looking like a great day too as Smashwords finally approved my formatting (third times a charm). Do you do yours yourself still or pay someone? I so can't wait to be able to pay someone *lol* the last four weeks have been sooo hard with formatting ;p
    Take care and can't wait to read Ascend!!!

    The Arrival, on Amazon NOW!

  2. Awesome! I start working towards my masters degree and I start a new job on Monday. It's going to be crazy. Anyways, I was worried that Ascend would not come out in time and I would have to wait until my schedule cleared to read it. But of course, you are amazing, and I will have time to read it before things get insane.

    I have no doubt this book will be epic and I'm so looking forward to reading it.

    Thank you! Congrats on your success. Enjoy your much deserved vacation.

  3. I try not to read anything about your books before they come out. I don't like teasers. That's why I change the channel right after one of my favorite shows is over so I don't see the commercial for the next episode. Sometimes they're hard to avoid though. Haha!

  4. Hmm...Amazon slow--Smashwords fast...know where I'll be buying mine!

    LINKED still doesn't come up in the search, but it does come up with the AIN--do you have that yet?

    I can't wait to read it.

    Createspace must have changed. They were easy when they were Booksurge. My books looked great through them and formatting was very easy for Booksurge. They must have changed when they changed names.

  5. I'm so jealous of those that get to review this book early! I keep stalking Facebook, this blog, and Amazon to finally be able to get my hands on "Ascend!" It's like waiting on Christmas to finally get it! Have a great vacation Amanda! Be inspired and love your life! :)

  6. Wow, so Excited!! I get chills just reading the couple lines you posted. I am soooo excited for it to come out! I sound like a crazy fan girl, but I love this series!

  7. I'm so excited for Ascend and I'll be stalking Barnes and noble waiting for it to come up.

  8. Congratulations! Can't wait to read.

  9. @Nicole Publishing through PubIt is way better than publishing through a third-party. B&N does more to promote PubIt books, too.

    @ Everyone Else - Thanks for the words of encouragement! I hope you all don't hate the book. ;)

    @Val Sorry for teasers but I don't think I'm doing anymore because the book's almost out. I love seeing what will happen next week on shows.

  10. I'm sure we will all love it! I read so many books, I forget what happens at the end of series--so am re-reading in preparation of Ascend.

  11. I LOVED the first two, my only complaint was the typing errors.

    I can't WAIT!!! =) I haven't read any spoilers or teasers either, I want to be completely surprised =)

  12. Congrats on the release of Ascend. You are amazingly prolific.

  13. AHHH! I'm SO excited!!!
    I'm a little nervous because it seems it's not going to end like your other books, but either way I know I'll love it!

  14. Congrats! on the new release and hoping your vacation is fun. Really liking your work? Reading Hollowland right now! You have inspired me to start writing again. Thank you!!!

  15. Good news about Ascend! Cannot wait to download it to my Nook! Been watching for it daily since finishing Torn last week. Thanks for such an awesome tale!

  16. I could Marry your books! I ADORE them. I stayed up all night reading Hollowland. W...O...W! I can't think of anything else to say expect that your books are... there are no words. :)

  17. Please post ISN# and the link to purchase for Barnes and Noble. When you have them. I have set aside this Saturday to read the whole book. Thank you for writing. I enjoy your books and that is what matters. I think you should just say the typing errors are on purpose and how many can people list. Make the a game out of it. A positive spin.
    I can't wait.

  18. Can't find it on Barnes & Noble yet but will find it by Friday. lol I'm an addict. Glad you are getting things fixed with Amazon. Best wishes and look forward to reading Ascend along with more of your work.

  19. I'm very excited! I'll be finishing up Wisdom in the next couple of days and will be starting Ascend as soon as I can DL it to my Nook! Congratulations to what I'm sure will be another successful book :)

  20. Amanda I just came across your work a few weeks ago and I have to admit that I've read all your books already:-) I love your writing and can't wait to read Ascend. I know it's going to be GREAT!!

  21. Just bought Ascend on Amazon!!! Can't wait to read it!!! I love all your books.

  22. ahhhh! i just bought it for my kindle. im so excited. unfortunately i have to go to the dentist right now so I will have to read it later tongiht. :[ your an amazing writer!


  23. I’ve been obsessively checking Amazon hoping that it has been posted. I really wish we could preorder!

    Congratulation Amanda, I’m sure I’m going to love it!! The small excerpt had me desperate for more. Enjoy your vacation!

  24. Amanda, I hope you will update us with your sales!

  25. It is officially available on amazon at this link:

  26. Just bought it!! WooHoo can't wait to read it! Thanks for letting us stalk you until it was published!

    love, love, love, love it soooo much.
    Today I lied i was sick just so i could finish Torn
    Its sad but it was worth it coz I love school but i love this series more.
    Love D.K

  28. Just read it because I only found out last year and wow...loves it...and now that I'm finished, I feel disappointed and empty...I wanted more of that adventure!!