Stone Dance Second Edition release schedule

Before writing this, I read my last post on this issue and discovered that I’d claimed that the new Second Edition Stone Dance books were going to start coming out in weeks… and that was weeks ago. Oops! I thought that plan had only been in my head, and had forgotten I’d ‘said it out loud’. Oh dear. My apologies. If you read the First Edition, you will know that I missed my delivery times by years. I have put a lot of work into this new edition, and I want to ensure that, once I start releasing the books, everything goes smoothly. Another issue with my proposed launch in November was that it would have meant a second book in December—I felt it better to avoid all the carnage of the festive period.

So, my plan is to release the first book, The Masters, on the 31st of January, 2020; the second book will come out in February, and the rest will follow every two months after that. I am hoping to launch the third book, the Second Edition of The Standing Dead, at Eastercon in Birmingham in April. The last book is slated for November, a month after the sixth book is released, so as to avoid more December confusion. By stretching the whole launch process, I hope to make absolutely certain that none of the books will be late. The proofing process—among others—has turned out to be more involved than I expected. To be honest, everything about this process has turned out to be more involved than I expected! As an example, The Masters is on its eighth proof! I will get better at this…

19 thoughts on “Stone Dance Second Edition release schedule

  1. Thanks so much for the update. Will have to wait a little bit longer but still very exciting. Will they be released in different formats?

    1. they will be released in paperback and ebook formats… is that what you mean? And they will be simultaneously released on and…

      1. Awesome. Yes that’s what I meant. i’ll be getting both paperbacks and ebooks lol. This is one of my top fave reread series. In this day and age it’s just easier to access a good story on your device while trying to Ignore what’s about going to happen while waiting at the dentist for instance, but then there is Saturday morning and a trip to Starbucks for a tall blonde with almond milk and 2 Stevia (lol) – this is definitely a true paper book time! 😁

  2. Best to get it right 100% than rush it, also the gap being longer between gives us a chance to take it all back in, even maybe a re-read or 3! Those proof copies look really good, love the artwork, will sit perfect next to the original books. Any thoughts on a competition to gain hold of one of them? πŸ˜‰

        1. *grin* what sort of competition? I’ve never held one; can’t recall ever hearing of one. A race? See who can hit me through the head with an arrow? *wide grin*

          1. Haha, not with my aim πŸ˜‰ I’ve seen fanart, short story submissions by other authors, might generate some build up for the release in the process.

            1. your aim is what I am counting on!! πŸ˜› Fanart? You mean ask for people to send in art to win? Or to send me a short story? I’m up for this, but can’t see a clear way to it…

              1. Could be sent to a dedicated email address, post art submissions on your Instagram? Promote it through here and Instagram?

                1. hmmm.. problem with that is that it means that only arty readers could take part… hardly seems fair. Let me think about it. I will definitely try to do something like this. Thanks for the valuable feedback.

                  1. How about most interesting photo that includes one of your books? For example someone pictured reading one on top of a mountain or their cat reading a copy etc.

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