I recently cranked away about the fact that, for now, Stephen King's Joyland is only available in a noirish paperback edition. And I didn't want to wait for no paperback. Not when I wanted to read it right then at 11 PM. I wanted a good story, not a single paragraph from the author explaining some notalgic artistic concept.
So I was quite pleased to get an announcement from my friend Heather Ordover, host of the Craftlit podcast, that her Young Adult novel, Grounded: The Seven (Book 1), will be available however you want it: print, signed or unsigned, e-book, Kindle book, or a combo. An audiobook is in the works.
That's what I like: a choice. And a simple way to order.
The book will be released in the first week of October. If you need it at 11 PM tonight, no dice. But she is taking pre-orders.
Since I am someone who loved the medieval teenage assassin nuns, I know I will enjoy Heather's tale about a teenaged girl with supernatural abilities who gets sent to psychic boot camp run by her aunt. If this isn't your idea of fun, you should buy it as a gift, or spread the word, or like it on Facebook. Someone you know might really enjoy seeing the information, and you'll be supporting independent publishing in general and my pal Heather in particular.
Just for the record, I have not been given a free copy of this book. I ordered mine, both signed and Kindled.