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A quick note about Twenty Palaces books

For a while I’ve been working on a project I haven’t wanted to be specific about, but what the hell. The deal is, I’ve been revising the Twenty Palaces prequel (cleverly titled Twenty Palaces) in the hopes of…

Actually, I’m not sure what I’m going to do with it. When I review what’s coming up this summer, I don’t really see a window when I could release it independently (unless I was intent on messing up Del Rey’s plans for the summer–more on that later). Maybe this fall?

Anyway, I’ve been working like crazy on the book, cleaning it up and fixing the story. The scene where Ray creates the ghost knife! His first meeting with Annalise! What exactly he did that made her hate him sooooo much!

It’s been fun, and it’s been instructional to see how screwed up this book really is. Sorry, everyone I ever queried about this! At some point, I’ll have to write a new story of how I got an agent and landed my contract, because now that I’ve seen the book that didn’t sell, I know I’ve been telling the story all wrong.

Mirrored from Twenty Palaces. You can comment here or there.

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sinboy
Apr. 11th, 2011 01:26 pm (UTC)
What to do with it?
Have you or your agent talked to any of the smaller publishers, like Golden Gryphon, Norilana or Subterranean?

Or you could release it online for a few bucks a pop

Or have it recorded as a radio play/audiobook only release.
burger_eater
Apr. 11th, 2011 01:57 pm (UTC)
Re: What to do with it?
I'm still leaning to releasing it independently, but probably not until the fall, when it wouldn't interfere with the plans Del Rey has to promote book 3.
sinboy
Apr. 11th, 2011 02:02 pm (UTC)
Re: What to do with it?
Try Sub Press if you've got the chance. They've done novellas for Jim Butcher. Might be worth it to do a small run limited print edition, and then an e-release and (dare I hope) an audio book. I know someone at Brilliance who might be a good fit, if you're not already in negotiations.
burger_eater
Apr. 11th, 2011 02:28 pm (UTC)
Re: What to do with it?
Thanks. I'll keep that in mind.

My agent has had offers for the prequel from a small press or two, but we haven't decided what to do yet.
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