Amanda Hocking

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Good News, Everyone!

July 26th, 2011 by
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I’m home!

I had a great time at Comic-con, and everyone on the panel was super nice. But I’ll go in to that in more detail in another blog, because I have more announcements to make. (Other than to say that I saw Charlie Hunnam and totally squeed).

My announcement is this: I’m taking down Switched today, which means that in approximately 24-72 hours, it will no longer be for sale, (EDIT: Switched is no longer for sale as an ebook) and I’ll be taking down Torn and Ascend by Friday, August 5, 2011.

You may be saying, “Wait a second. I thought this was good news!”

But it is! Because first of all, you still have plenty of time to buy any of the books in their current state at their current price. And if you don’t get a chance to get them or decide not to get them now, they will be available again in a few months.

In an earlier blog, I mentioned I would be taking down the books in August and September to get ready for the St. Martin’s release of the Trilogy. After talking with the publishers, we’ve decided to move the dates up to July and August because there is a big cover reveal for the new books happening in August, and we thought it would be wonky if the old books were still up.

Basically, St. Martin’s is going to start their big launch for the Trilogy, and it would be confusing and messy if my older versions were still available. So I’m unpublishing them.

Here’s why this is good news for you, the reader:

  • The big cover reveal is going to happen in early August. (I’ll let you know the exact date as soon I find out).  It’s fun to see new covers. (Especially if you’re Alex, who’s been dying since I won’t let him see him them yet.).
  • I’m also going to announce something new and fun with the Trilogy. I’m not going to tell you what that is yet, but I will at the same time as the cover reveal.
  • And remember, even if you don’t get the books now at their current prices and forms, they will be available in a few months with less errors at only slightly higher prices. In fact, you can pre-order all three books in the Trylle Trilogy in paperback already, with the pre-ordering for ebooks coming soon. (The paperbacks are actually cheaper with St. Martin’s).

Pre-order Switched: here
Pre-odrer Torn: here.
Pre-order Ascend: here.

For people who didn’t know that the Trilogy was going to be published with St. Martin’s, here’s the blog where I discuss it from back in May: blog.

And now I am going to go spend some time with my dog and cats, who I missed terribly while I was away.

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  • RS Gold says:

    If we currently individual them on our kindle, are they going to disappear from there
    When you have nothing to do or unhappy? What should you do to spend the free time? How about the game? like to get WOW Gold in WOW, and how to have theCheap Gold for WOWwith less money, is there anyway to get the for us? We need to think about this.

  • Thank you very much! I can sort of hear the final i on chiisai, though it’s very faint. Having the romaji makes memorizing so much easier.

  • ADBBingo says:

    I posted to the other thread before actually looking at the pre order page.

    So the books my daughter bought for $0.99 are now $7.99 because of the ‘benefit’ of having a publisher ? I wish you success, but I can not conceive of how the value of these books went up 800% (while you by your admission make LESS per book) because they passed through a publishing house.

    What was an impulse purchase to buy a series now costs $24 for e-books. I have a bad feeling that this will have a real negative effect on your sales and audience, which is a shame.

    I respect your decision, but I do fear it’s a mistake in the long run. Hopefully I’m wrong.

  • Congratulations! Keep writing! We want more from you!

  • Amy says:

    I’m so glad you mentioned this. I just finshed reading Torn and I’d have been so disappointed if I had to wait months to know how the series ended.

    On a side note, I’m getting ready to put my debut novel on Kindel and wondered if you might have any suggestions on how to upload it. I’m struggling with some of the requirements and was wondering if you load your own books or have a company help with that. I’d love to hear back. Thanks so much!

  • julesie72 says:

    hi amanda,

    i read the new york times article from june 17th and was intrigued. now i am hooked and have read everything except for letters to elise. i just finished hollowland this afternoon and literally can’t wait for the sequel. each book i like more and more. congratulations on your success and keep up the good work. cheers,


    ps any chance of speeding up the release date of hollowmen? i am officially hooked 🙂

  • Sweet. I can’t wait to see the new art for them.

  • Rosario says:

    I might have missed this, but is there going to be a hardcover as well?

  • Angela Brown says:

    Glad you had an awesome time at Comic Con. It’s great that you’re able to move up the dates. I look forward to the cover reveal. Awesome!

  • Kim says:

    very interesting, thanks for the kindle information. that kind of sucks.