We here at the Cat Farm and Confusion Factory, operating under our Trade Name, Pinbeam Books, are conducting an experiment, because what is life if there is no challenge, no foray into Unknown Territory, no adrenaline?
What We Thought We Would Do is set up pre-orders for Degrees of Separation: Adventures in the Liaden Universe® Number 27, which will be officially released on January 15, on Amazon (ebook and paper), BN, and the rest of the Usual Players. For those just getting back to work after the Holiday Season, Degrees. . . is the prequel to “Block Party,” which you can read, for free, until January 15, on Baen.com. Here’s your link.
What We Actually Did was set up pre-orders for the Kindle edition on Amazon — here’s your link. Possibly, we have also set up pre-orders to Kobo, Apple, and those vendors to which Draft2Digital distributes.
What We Have Not Done is set up pre-orders for the paper book on Amazon, because That Is Disallowed. Nor have we set up pre-orders at BN, because That Is ALSO Disallowed.
Baen will publish the ebook edition on January 15.
So, this will be interesting. I will need to remember to go into BN and to Amazon on January 13 in order to release the “drafts” of the Nook edition and the paper edition for publication. And there is the delightful possibility of the book showing up early at Other Vendors.
In fact, we may have Created Chaos, but that’s OK, because, after all — it’s for Science!