Sunday, July 12, 2015

Publishing Today

Nothing sums up modern publishing like the fact that Lois McMaster Bujold's fourth theological thriller set in the World of Five Gods did not get picked up by the publisher, so she's e-pubbing it herself.

And now I have to cave in and get an e-reader. Because there's not going to be a print run, and Bujold is a read-while-walking, read-while-eating, take-book-to-bed-to-finish-chapter-oh-look-I-finished-and-it's-three-AM author.


  1. That is quite a recommendation!

  2. And I stand by it. Bujold is difficult to oversell. But, readers being the way they are, a significant number of people who read her science fiction Vorkosigan books, which get marketed as military SF though some of the books are romantic comedies, wouldn't follow her to a fantasy world, and it's a shame. Also the Vorkosigan books are "really" YA, while the Five Gods books are grown-up books. I don't normally read grown-up books, though, and I'll read these avidly.

  3. You're going to love having the magic book that can be any book.