I’m going to link to this through the main page on my blog and make it an “evergreen” post, but it’s not going to be what you might think.
One issue I hear from readers (and other writers) is that someone will really enjoy a new series but miss the new books when they come out. (This happens to really well-known writers, too, and I’m talking about big names you might not expect.) Maybe it’s because so many books are released now? Maybe it’s that so many people buy online that they spend less time browsing shelves?
I don’t know. I talk about this sort of thing on my blog, but I also put all sorts of other stuff there, too, and not everyone is interested in all that shit. So do I rely on readers’ willingness to follow my blog when all they care about is book news? Do I rely on the odd “Whatever happened to…?” moments that prompt someone to look me up?
I don’t think so. Here’s my plan: I’m going to set up an email list for people who want to know when I have a new book coming out. I know, right? So high-tech. If anyone out there has a better idea, I’m open to it.
But for right now, if you want to be notified when I have a new book out, and you don’t think you’d see it here on the blog, on Twitter, or where ever, send me a note at harry at harryjconnolly period com asking to be put on the newsletter list. I send those out about once a year, maybe twice; I’m not terribly prolific. I’ll also be happy to take your name off if you decide you don’t want to receive them any more.
Added later: Even easier would be to use this convenient form.
Note: This will get you on the newsletter. If you want to be taken off, please use the email address above.
Anyway, as of today, 12/3/11, all four Twenty Palaces books have been released and there won’t be more for a while. I also have a number of short stories for sale at the usual online spots, including at the “store” on this very web site.
I’m sure I’ll forget to keep that paragraph updated. Sign up for the newsletter if you want to stay up to date.
By the way, this is my 1,500th post on the main blog, and my 3,434th on my LiveJournal.