Buy now or forever hold your pieces

Given the surprise I heard when I said the words "out of print" a couple of times at Dragoncon, it occurs to me I haven't been clear enough about what's going on with the books.

Many of my titles have gone out of print or are going out of print this year. This isn't necessarily a bad thing; it's the nature of the industry. I consider myself damn fortunate that Setting Suns is still in print and available nearly a decade after its release; that's like a century in book years.

However, the Blackfire zombie series is out of print due to the demise of Sam's Dot Publishing. I still have a decent inventory of paperbacks, but when they're gone, they're gone. Does that mean the end of Major Sara Harvey and her bloodsoaked crew? Of course not; there's a final novel to write. I am in negotiations with interested parties, and when the Blackfire series has a new home, I will be happy to share the news.

The Nocturnal Urges series also will be going out of print shortly. Cerridwen Press went the way of Sam's Dot, and the parent company is due to relinquish the rights shortly. Likewise, I am in negotiations for a new home for the vampires, and not only do I hope to re-release the first three books, but there are several more books to be written. Vampires rise again... see what I did there?

As to the chapbooks, both Infinity and Gethsemane were intended to be limited-edition runs. I did a reprint of Infinity because it was selling so well, but circumstances I am not free to reveal will probably mean that Gethsemane will not be reprinted. (It's a good thing.) So if you're fond of the dead-tree chapbooks, best pick them up before I run out!

Below is the list of titles and their current status, with links.

Setting Suns: Currently in print. Copies available at Literary Underworld, Amazon and fine booksellers everywhere. Also available in ebook now!

Dreadmire: Currently in print. Copies available at Literary Underworld, Amazon and fine booksellers everywhere.

The Cold Ones: Out of print. Copies available at Literary Underworld while supplies last.

Blackfire: Out of print. Copies available at Literary Underworld while supplies last.

Nocturnal Urges: Going out of print. Ebooks available for only a short time longer.

A More Perfect Union: Out of print. No copies available except through Nocturne (see below).

Abaddon: Going out of print. Ebooks available for only a short time longer; no paperbacks available.

Nocturne: Out of print. (For those joining us late: this is the paperback combining ebooks Nocturnal Urges and A More Perfect Union.) Paperbacks long out of print, as far as I know; no ebook available combining them. Literary Underworld has only six copies left.

Infinity: Out of print. Literary Underworld has only two copies left.

Gethsemane: New release; limited edition. Dead-tree available exclusively at Literary Underworld; ebooks available at Literary Underworld, Amazon Kindle and iBooks.

I should add that in the metro-east St. Louis region, both Afterwords Books and BSR Books carry a selection of my titles, including some out-of-print items. I will always urge you to support your local independents. If they don't carry me (and there are others nationwide that do, I just don't have a list), they can usually order the in-print stuff through Baker & Taylor. If it's out of print, though, your best bet is LiteraryUnderworld.com, which I help run and thus has a full selection of my books.

There's other stuff brewing: some exciting new projects, returns to some familiar places and new territories to be scouted. And I'll be keeping up the fall tour in spite of the impending nuptials; I'll be at Imaginarium toward the end of this month, and of course I can't miss Archon. Come and see me!

(But if you want any of these... better hurry.)

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