I believe that every book I owed any donor is now on its way, though how I’m defining that gets a bit tricky.
There are seven sitting in a box in the dining room waiting to be taken to the post office. There’s one on my desk waiting for an e-mail confirming how the donor wanted it personalized.
All the others have been mailed.
Most packages included The Vondish Ambassador, a chapbook of “The God in Red,” and an insert map of the Empire of Vond. I signed or personalized The Vondish Ambassador as requested.
However, I know that in at least one case I sent a signed book to someone who hadn’t wanted it signed, and sent an unsigned copy to someone who had requested a signature. I’m fairly sure that I forgot at least one map. It’s possible I also messed up in other ways. My apologies, but packing and mailing hundreds of books is one heck of a job. I got most of them right.
There were also a few people who I could never get a response from, so those books may have gone to incorrect addresses. I tried, honest.
If you did not receive the map (it should be just inside the front cover), let me know, and we’ll see what we can do about it.
Two people who are entitled to a copy of the book declined — one prefers an e-book and the other is waiting for a mass-market edition.
If your copy of the book hasn’t arrived yet at all — especially if you’re outside the U.S. — give it a few days, but if it hasn’t shown up by Candlemas, drop me a line.
As of right now, there’s still nothing definite about a mass-market edition.
Several people have asked me when I’ll be starting the next serial, and what it’s going to be, so let me once again say, “I don’t know.” It depends on when I get other projects done, what sort of offer Tor makes (if any) for the Fall of the Sorcerers, and various other factors, some of them beyond my control.
My best guess is that I’ll start a third serial late this year — maybe as a Christmas present for my readers. Whether it’s Ethshar or science fiction — well, we’ll see.
Thanks to everyone for your continued support!