• All The Ebooks, Right Now

    by  • March 1, 2011 • Book News, ebooks • 20 Comments

    According to my old publisher, ebooks now account for a quarter of all sales in their science fiction and fantasy categories, and that rate is increasingly rapidly. It’s understandable with so many early adopters in this genre, though I could have guessed it with the number of ebook queries I’ve been getting lately.

    So as a resource, I thought I’d list all my ebooks currently available and point to those about to be published. You’ll find that below.

    I’ve also recently been talking to some colleagues about making out-of-print backlist books available. A quick skim of the files suggests I could do Lord of Silence, the British Fantasy Award-winning The Fairy Feller’s Master Stroke, a bunch of short stories, possibly in an anthology, the dark fantasy novels The Eternal, Nocturne, Scissorman, Underground and the non-fiction paranormal book Testimony. If you want to register any interest in these, contact me through the usual channels, or comment here, and I’ll talk to some people…

    In the UK we have the full nine-book Brothers of Dragons sequence:

    Age of Misrule
    World’s End
    Darkest Hour
    Always Forever

    The Dark Age
    The Devil in Green
    The Queen of Sinister
    The Hounds of Avalon

    Kingdom of the Serpent
    Jack of Ravens
    The Burning Man
    Destroyer of Worlds

    (I’m reliably informed that all these are also available in ePub format from Waterstones.

    In the US, we have:

    Age of Misrule
    World’s End
    Darkest Hour
    Always Forever

    The Dark Age
    The Devil in Green
    The Queen of Sinister
    The Hounds of Avalon

    Swords of Albion
    The Silver Skull

    In the UK, The Sword of Albion and The Scar-Crow Men will be available shortly. In the US, The Scar-Crow Men, Jack of Ravens, The Burning Man and Destroyer of Worlds will be out in the very near future.


    20 Responses to All The Ebooks, Right Now

    1. March 1, 2011 at 4:25 pm

      A quick look suggests the UK eBook titles are also available in ePub format from Waterstones for those of us using a Sony device rather than a Kindle.

    2. March 1, 2011 at 4:45 pm

      Thanks, Selina – I’ll update.

    3. March 1, 2011 at 4:49 pm

      It would be great to get hold of a copy of The Fairy Feller’s Master Stroke, as I have always been a fan of the painting, and keen to read it since I stumbled across Neil Gaiman’s review years ago.

    4. March 1, 2011 at 4:54 pm

      Yes, I think lots of us are making moves to get our backlist out there in e-format at the moment. Definitely the right time to be doing it! It’s certainly been an interesting few months, since I started doing this at infinity plus.

    5. March 1, 2011 at 4:58 pm

      Keith, love to have a chat with you about your experiences, maybe via email?

    6. Paula Dexter
      March 1, 2011 at 9:17 pm

      Excellent, thanks Mark, very happy now, time to get downloading :-}

    7. March 2, 2011 at 8:28 am

      Lord of Silence is one I’d be interested in acquiring for future reading. Since starting my new job, I’ve found my time froi reading much more limited. I’ve been finding myself read e-books since I can have them on my phone and can read a chapter here and there rather than carrying around the physical book. I can sneak in a few chapters at work sometimes that way too…lol

    8. Danger
      March 3, 2011 at 2:59 pm

      Call me old fashioned but I like holding a book! It would be nice to be able to ready a copy of ‘Undergroud’ and ‘Testimony’ though.

      I failed to notice until now that you wrote ‘The Fairy Feller’s Master Stroke’ and am now very excited as I did an essay on this at uni, after visiting the painting in London.

    9. March 3, 2011 at 4:15 pm

      I prefer books myself, but an ebook reader is good for cheap versions of books you might not normally buy but are interested in checking out + it’s easy to download samples to see if you’d be interested.

      I also did a lecture at the Tate about the painting. Dadd is a fascinating artist.

    10. DaveG
      March 10, 2011 at 9:43 pm

      I’m in the USA and trying to read the Brother’s of Dragons, but I can’t get any of the Kingdom of the Serpent books for $40 a book. I’ve really enjoyed the series and it kills me that i won’t be able to finish for a while. Do you know when the ebook versions will be available in America?

    11. March 10, 2011 at 9:49 pm

      Hello Dave- Pyr, my publisher in the US, is publishing all of the Kingdom of the Serpent books in hard copy and ebook in the first quarter of 2012. I know it’s a bit of a wait, but it’s just how Pyr’s schedules worked out.

    12. Richard Flynn
      March 28, 2011 at 8:52 pm

      Yeah, I too prefer books, but I’m seeing the benefits of e-readers. My uncle got my mum a Kindle recently, and I love it!

      I think if I end up with a Kindle (or equivalent) of my own, and I ended up with a book (or series of books) that I really loved, I’d end up forking out for physical copies, too. Kinda like some people do with MP3s/vinyl. :)

      As for your back catalogue, Mark – Fairy Feller! Definitely!

    13. Jonathan L.
      March 31, 2011 at 12:57 am

      Hey Mark, I know you said you expect the Kingdom of the Serpent series to hit the US in the near future, but I was wondering if you may have a more specific time. I’ve just finished the Hounds of Avalon and I’m dying to see what’s next.

      Also, thank you for writing the best series I’ve ever read. I’ve enjoyed every moment.

    14. March 31, 2011 at 9:34 am

      @ Jonathan – Glad you’re enjoying them!

      Pyr will be publishing the Kingdom of the Serpent books in early 2012. John Picacio is currently working on the covers.

    15. Scott
      November 22, 2011 at 1:59 am

      I have recently moved to the Uk from Australia and all my books are packed away in boxes in Aus as they are too expensive to ship. I have been trying to get ebook copies of all my favourite books so I can take them anywhere on my IPad. One of my favourite books is Scissorman, anything you can do to get an ebook version out as soon as possible would be greatly appreciated.

    16. November 22, 2011 at 10:12 am

      Scott- Scissorman is high on the list. Spoke to my agent about it last week, so fingers crossed…

    17. T.
      November 25, 2011 at 9:28 am

      Please make ebooks DRM free. DRM does not prevent piracy but
      just makes thinks complicated and thus, it starts making piracy
      interesting :(

      For example, I’ve just googled for ebooks from you and found your blog entry. Great, I thought and went to waterstones to immediately buy an ebook. To bad, it’s not DRM-free. Means, I can’t just buy it, download it and move it to my reader. The whole thing is annoying. So, I now bought
      instead some DRM-Free books from a different store.


    18. November 25, 2011 at 9:58 am

      Firstly, authors have no say over e-formats – this is all solely decided by the publisher, in the same way that the publisher decides what constitutes a hardback, trade paperback and the rest.

      Secondly, there *is* a debate going on right across the industry. I’m not a supporter of DRM and I’ve made my voice be heard.I think in the coming months and years we’ll see some big changes in this area.

    19. Scott
      July 10, 2012 at 11:42 pm

      Hi. Any progress on getting some of your older books reprinted in e-book format?

    20. July 11, 2012 at 8:35 am

      Hi Scott – Good timing! They’ll be coming at a regular pace from this August, starting with ( a re-titled) Testimony.

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