My new book is out! … would have been nice to know.

As all fourteen of my regular readers know, my newest and funniest book, The Notorious Ian Grant, comes out in October. (Yes, I’m aware it’s a little early to make that claim. I’m working on my self-confidence.)

Almost nine of those fourteen readers are also aware that my publisher, Whiskey Creek Press, has been acquired by a larger publisher, Start Publishing. (Incidentally, if you Google Start Publishing, you have to wade through a lot of advertisers wanting you to … start publishing.)

Now, sometimes, during an acquisitions process, things can get … mixed up. And … *ahem* well, here’s the thing:

The Notorious Ian Grant has already been published.

According to Amazon, it came out as an e-book Thursday. Barnes and Noble had it up on Friday, and it’s also up on the Whiskey Creek Press website. All for $3.99, by the way, which is a nice drop from the initial price of my first book. Apparently they figured out that $6.99 for an unknown author was … unknown.

I found out by accident early Saturday.

The print version isn’t available yet, because that’s something I’m involved with, and I’d planned to time it with the e-book release. In October. But that’s okay, because my new plan is to have people love the e-book so much that they want an autographed copy of the print version. That actually happened to me … once.

So my big build-up to the release date, including the cover reveal and the related short story giveaways, will be somewhat anti-climactic. On the other hand, considering the nightmares you sometimes hear about publishing delays, it’s hard to complain too much.

Oh, and the cover:


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12 thoughts on “My new book is out! … would have been nice to know.”

  1. Congrats on the book, Mark. And although it is annoying being caught unawares, I am sure that the legions of would-be authors sweating over manuscripts would’nt mind the problem of an early publication!

  2. You have fourteen readers? Wow! 😉

    Congratulations on having a book out, even if you didn’t know it. I hope you sell a boatload of autographed print copies (and I want one).

    1. Well … I haven’t fourteen regular readers of my columns. I can’t guarantee they all read the books! I’ll let everyone know when it comes out in print.

    1. Heh — I never looked like that on my very best younger days! However, the cover artist did a pretty good job with how I’d pictured Ian’s appearance.

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