Posted: under Echoes of Betrayal, Errata.
Tags: Errata, mistakes June 13th, 2013
An alert Canadian reader pointed out an error that I had missed in my read-through of the paperback.
Page 456 has part of the paragraph missing. This is the last page of Chapter Thirty, facing the first page of Chapter Thirty-one.
Text should read as follows:
“But you’re our king,” Sier Tolmaric said. “You’re what we hoped for, all those years since your sister died–yes, half-elf, but a man who could–who would–stand up for us. You lived as a human all those years, not influenced by elven magery.” Tolmaric’s expression was pleading, his hands reached out.
….As it appears in my copy, the page starts with “hoped for.”
Posted: under artwork, Echoes of Betrayal, Good News, the writing life.
Tags: artwork, characters, the book business, the writing life July 9th, 2012
Echoes of Betrayal has a new cover for the paperback edition coming early next year. I liked the hardcover art, but this is a very strong cover that will show up better on the smaller format.
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Posted: under artwork, Bookstore Event, Echoes of Betrayal.
Tags: artwork, the book business February 24th, 2012
Terie Garrison sent me this image of Echoes of Betrayal alongside its siblings on a shelf in Waterstones, Arndale Centre, Manchester City Centre, UK.
That crossbow looks like it’s coming right out of the cover, doesn’t it?
Posted: under Bookstore Event, Echoes of Betrayal, Life beyond writing, Marketing.
Tags: the book business, writer-appearance February 24th, 2012
For those in easy distance of 6th and Lamar, in Austin, TX, I’ll be doing a reading from Echoes of Betrayal, chat, and signing at BookPeople tonight at 7 pm. Knitters–bring your yarn & needles along–it’s fine with me, and I’ll be bringing my socks-in-progress (though not knitting while reading or talking…not able to handle that yet.) I’ll feel less silly about that if someone else has their needlework project along.
But come if you can–would love to see you.
Posted: under Echoes of Betrayal, Good News, Marketing, Reader Help, the writing life.
Tags: Contents, Life beyond writing, the book business, the writing life February 23rd, 2012
Editor emailed this morning to let me know Echoes has gone back to print another 3000 copies. I don’t think I’ve ever had a hardcover sent back to print that fast before. Very happy dance of writer. Wowza and all that.
And it’s you folks–the readers–who have made the book popular enough for this to be needed. THANK YOU. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: under Echoes of Betrayal.
Tags: the book business, the writing life February 21st, 2012
Am I still excited on Launch Days? You bet! Excited and worried all at once. I always worry. Part of the game.
Here, the sun is shining, high clouds diluting its warmth, and spring is springing out of the ground thanks to the rain Friday night and Saturday. I hope those of you who ordered the e-book are finding it on your readers this morning, and those of you who have it in transit by mail or waiting for you at the store have good weather for the pickup or delivery. And time to read.
I’ve got stuff stacked up to do today (including stay by the phone so the people from the hotel can reach me…idiot writer left her traveling music in the hotel room) and I will get to comments (answering them, that is) as other things allow.
Posted: under Echoes of Betrayal, snippet.
Tags: snippet, the book business February 10th, 2012
My US publisher offers 50 pages of a new book free every Friday, and today that’s Echoes of Betrayal. Read fifty pages, plus some paragraphs I wrote about the process at http://sf-fantasy.suvudu.com/2012/02/50-page-fridays-elizabeth-moon.html .
Posted: under Echoes of Betrayal, Good News, Kings of the North, Marketing, the writing life.
Tags: the book business, the writing life January 18th, 2012
OrbitUK has me in their Author Spotlight this month. I’ve also been told my author copies are shipping this week. Yay, hurray, and rejoicing by writer (esp. with Book IV about to head for the big city.)
For US readers, the mass market paperback of Kings of the North is coming out very soon, and the hardcover of Echoes of Betrayal releases February 28. Even better (for those who still buy hardcover books) I’ve been told it will be on the Random House Triangle displays at Barnes & Noble.
Now I really must get back to work. It’s kind of like the cross-country of three-day-eventing….you have to ride the whole course, including the last fence.
Posted: under Contents, Echoes of Betrayal, snippet, the writing life.
Tags: Contents, craft of writing, revision, snippet, the writing life December 6th, 2011
First a thank-you to y’all for your patience. It has been a…um…very busy time here at the old homestead. Tonight is the night of the Messiah performance, and that will make four days in a row of driving to the city for 3+ hours of singing (and on Sunday I drove in early to sing the first service at church, then drove home to do the other stuff.)
Your reward for the patience is a snippet, after a short review of revision progress. I have finally (FINALLY) got important two important events tied in neatly with all their threads connected. As I near the end of a book, everything has more and more threads hanging off it (it’s connected to this, that, and the other in various ways–foreshadowings that may go back several books, links to contemporaneous happenings, hooks set that will turn out later to be significant, etc. The next to last book in a group is even more rife with threads for every major event, internal and external. And every one of those little stinkers needs to be woven in, as invisibly as possible, so the pattern is unbroken. But enough about the work in progress: Herewith a snippet from the work to come.
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Posted: under artwork, Echoes of Betrayal, snippet.
Tags: artwork, snippet October 14th, 2011
Most of you may have seen the cover art elsewhere, but it’s now time to show it off here for anyone who might wander through:
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