This morning is cool, but So Very Sunny. My office, the repurposed sun room, is Awash, and there are three coon cats scattered among the various puddles of warm, soaking it all in.
I am at the desk, fighting sleep-rays with More! Tea! and wearing my Sun Goddess cap so that I can see the computer screen. This is not to be understood as a complaint. I would much rather the sunshine than not.
This morning’s check-in at Amazon reveals that pre-orders for The Wrong Lance now stands at 455, the most pre-orders for any Pinbeam Book since the mind-blowing 693 for Degrees of Separation, back in January 2018.
Which discovery led me to the realization that we are just entering a Lee-and-Miller Busy Season. Let me just summarize what’s coming down the road for y’all from now ’til the end of the year.
Of course you all know this, but it bears repeating for the Guy in the Back: You can pre-order signed (but not personalized) copies of Trader’s Leap from Uncle Hugo’s right now. Here’s your link.
But wait, there’s more! Let’s do this chronologically.
October 27: Release Day for Accepting the Lance mmp AND The Wrong Lance
November 15 +/-: “Preferred Seating” published on Baen.com
Date TBA: Paul Semel interviews Lee and Miller.
December 1: Release Day for Trader’s Leap hardcover and ebook*
December 2: Lee and Miller will read and talk, virtually, from Mysterious Galaxy Bookstore. There will be giveaways! The event is scheduled for 7 pm PACIFIC Time, so check your watches. ALSO, you will need to set up an account at Crowdcast ahead of time in order to attend. More information here.
December 15: Ambient Conditions: Adventures in the Liaden Universe® Number 31 Release Day! This chapbook contains short story reprint “A Visit to the Galaxy Ballroom,” original novelette “Ambient Conditions” and an Authors’ Foreword. This chapbook is still in process, so no link yet. Watch the skies.
And that gets us through the end of the year.
*YES, there will be an ebook edition of Trader’s Leap. No, you can’t pre-order it. This is how it always is with Baen ebooks, because they offer eARCs. No, there is nothing the authors can do about. I DON’T KNOW if there will be an audiobook edition of Trader’s Leap. I have inquired at Baen and have yet to receive a reply. As soon as I have an answer, I’ll post.