Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Hey, It's Torn

Hey you guys, the re-release of Torn is out today. I'm pretty excited about it, because Torn is an awesome book. For those of you that don't know, Torn is the second book in the Trylle Trilogy. The first book, Switched, is out now, and you should check it out if you haven't.

Also, there's some new content on my website (www.worldofamandahocking.com), including this awesome new floor of the palace in Forening. You can check that out: here.

For those of you that do know about it, you may have some questions about the re-release of Torn. Here are some of the questions you may have, and the answers to them:

Wait. I thought Switched and the other Trylle books were already out. Are these new books in the series?

No. Switched, Torn, and Ascend were previously self-published, but St. Martin's bought the English world rights to them in early 2011. I unpublished all three books in mid-2011. Since then, they've gone through an editing process and are being re-released in both ebook and paperback. Switched came out January 3, 2012, Torn February 28, 2012, and Ascend April 24, 2012. There are still only 3 books in the trilogy.

How are the Trylle books different from their previously self-published versions? Are they different?

There are some differences, yes. The most notable will be fewer errors, since they've had a more intensive editing. They've been polished up and smoothed out, with a few things elaborated on. There are extended scenes, and the third book even contains an additional chapter. But there isn't alternate ending for the series. All the character's fates remain the same.

Additionally, each book contains a brand new, never-before-published short story. Switched has "The Vittra Attacks" which sheds some light on how the Vittra came after Wendy and what they plan to do next. Torn has "One Day, Three Ways" (my personal favorite of the three stores) which shows how three different characters spend a pivotal day from the book. Ascend has "Ever After" which  explains more of what becomes of the characters after the end of the book, and it's set roughly a year and a half in the future.

If I already bought the Trylle books as ebooks when they were self-published, will the new content be updated?

No, sorry. I can't even do that with my self-published books. I've made changes and updates, but when I re-publish them, they don't update to previously purchased books. It's just the way things are.

Can you tell us about any changes in Torn specifically?

I can tell you that while characters haven't changed, there is a new revelation to the book. I can't really say more than that without giving things away. It's more of a clarification than than an actual change, and the book is stronger for it.

Where can I get Torn?

Torn is available in ebook for all ereaders. The paperbacks are available pretty much anywhere books are sold, both online and in stores. There are links to buy the book from my website: here. The books are also out in audio format.