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#26 2014-04-08 09:30:39

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Re: Past Publications 2014

It absolutely is!


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#27 2014-04-09 14:13:16

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Re: Past Publications 2014

Nice shoutout in Publishers Weekly for upcoming story "Strong Medicine"

The most exceptional contributions are Ken Liu’s exquisite “What I Assume You Shall Assume,” which enfolds Chinese mysticism and Thoreau in a tableau of magical language, and Tad Williams’s “Strong Medicine,” which allows dinosaurs to rampage for a day in Arizona via an ingeniously conceived rip in the fabric of time. While there’s some repetition of theme and concept, Adams has produced a satisfyingly filler-free compilation.

http://publishersweekly.com/978-1-78116-450-1

Also added DEAD MAN´S HAND audiobook.


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#28 2014-04-16 10:27:01

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Re: Past Publications 2014

Added German award nomination for DIRTY STREETS.

http://dontapir.de/dpp/

The shortlist for Tad´s category:

Bester internationaler Roman

    Ben Aaronovitch: Ein Wispern unter Baker Street (dtv)
    Brent Weeks: Die blendende Klinge (Blanvalet)
    George R. R. Martin: Der Heckenritter von Westeros – Das Urteil der Sieben (Penhaligon)
    Jo Walton: In einer anderen Welt (Golkonda)
    Peter V. Brett: Die Flammen der Dämmerung (Heyne)
    Stephen King: Doctor Sleep (Heyne)
    Tad Williams: Die dunklen Gassen des Himmels (Klett-Cotta)
    Terry Pratchett: Dunkle Halunken (ivi)


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#29 2014-04-17 14:36:27

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Re: Past Publications 2014

Details about German Happy Hour in Hell edition:
http://www.klett-cotta.de/buch/Tad_Will … schreibung

»Man hat mich schon verdammt oft zur Hölle geschickt. Aber diesmal gehe ich wirklich hin.

Mein Name ist Bobby Dollar oder auch Doloriel, und natürlich ist die Hölle nicht gerade der angenehmste Aufenthalt für einen Engel. Wir sind dort unten nicht besonders beliebt, nicht mal die sogenannten ›gefallenen‹. Aber es gibt Leute, die halten dort unten meine Freundin Caz fest …«

Aus dem Amerikanischen von Cornelia Holfelder-von der Tann (Orig.: Bobby Dollar 2, Happy Hour in Hell)
1. Aufl. 2014, ca. 570 Seiten, gebunden mit Schutzumschlag
ISBN: 978-3-608-93833-3

http://www.klett-cotta.de/media/1/9783608938333.jpg


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#30 2014-04-21 15:39:58

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Re: Past Publications 2014

Added new Polish edition of Happy Hour in Hell. To be publlished on May 27th.


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#31 2014-04-22 00:36:16

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Re: Past Publications 2014

Added yet another category (Non-fiction) and first entry in said category. Tad`s contribution to a fantasy antho funded through kickstarter. The intro is avaiable on Amazon.com in the kindle sample:-)


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#32 2014-04-24 10:42:01

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Re: Past Publications 2014

Added new audiobook HAPPY HOUR IN DER HÖLLE to first post. Will be published simultaneously with the German hc.


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#33 2014-04-27 11:06:22

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Re: Past Publications 2014

Added US and UK audio books for SLEEPING LATE to audio category since they are listed on both publishers´ websites. Neither publisher has mentioned the reader yet, but it is safe to assume that they are producing their own versions as they did for books 1 and 2.

Both will be unabridged and only available for download. Publication is simultaneous with the respective hardcover on September 2nd and September 11th.


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#34 2014-05-14 04:13:04

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Re: Past Publications 2014

General update of what has been published in the last couple of weeks. In short, quite a bit:-)


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#35 2014-05-29 09:34:33

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Re: Past Publications 2014

Updated first post with pub news for:

Spanish ed. of Shadowheart (moved to early June)
Polish ed. of Happy Hour in Hell (published)
French ed. of The Secrets of Ordinary Farm (published)

May has been a busy month for Tad´s publishers world-wide:-)


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#36 2014-05-29 15:52:19

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Re: Past Publications 2014

Added two new audiobooks to the first post.

Otherland is finally published in unabridged English-language audiobooks. The first two volumes will be published in October by Daw Audio. The reader is George Newburn, who is also doing the Bobby Dollar books. These will be digital-only!


CITY OF GOLDEN SHADOW
Otherland Volume One
TAD WILLIAMS

October ’14. Mass market paperback available from DAW.
Unabridged Digital Only • 32.5 hours • $80.00/$92.00 CAN • Digital ISBN 978-0-75641-032-2

RIVER OF BLUE FIRE
Otherland Volume Two
TAD WILLIAMS

October ’14. Mass market paperback available from DAW.
Unabridged Digital Only • 28.5 hours • $80.00/$92.00 CAN • Digital ISBN 978-0-75641-033-9

Info from the Penguin audio catalog for fall 2014: Tad is on page 26:-)
http://booksellers.penguin.com/static/p … fall14.pdf


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#37 2014-05-29 16:00:39

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Re: Past Publications 2014

Yaaaaayy...ohhh... that price must be a typo. $80.00 each?!


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#38 2014-05-29 16:12:21

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Re: Past Publications 2014

That may be the publisher´s price, but I highly doubt that it will retail for that kind of money from the big audio portals. It is going to be on Amazon/Audible for far less. And if you have some kind of Audible plan, it will be much, much less. I have an Audible plan (Audible Germany) from way back when (before Amazon even bought the company), and I pay 14.99 a month and I can download two audiobooks a month for that.


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#39 2014-06-12 14:47:43

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Re: Past Publications 2014

Updated the first post with pub news of fourth Shadowmarch book in Spain.


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#40 2014-06-18 08:41:39

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Re: Past Publications 2014

Added just announced fifth Bobby D novel to first post.


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#41 2014-06-19 23:10:10

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Re: Past Publications 2014

Whoa.  Bobby's doing well enough that they've pre-bought a fourth and fifth?  Nice.


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#42 2014-06-19 23:13:03

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Re: Past Publications 2014

Firsfron of Ronchester wrote:

Yaaaaayy...ohhh... that price must be a typo. $80.00 each?!

It's possible that stuff like eBooks and audiobooks would have different prices for rentable copies (like for libraries).  I know for sure that videos do.  They include more stuff like previews on DVDs or Blu-Rays intended for the rental market.  It's illegal, subject to tens of thousands of dollars of fines, to rent out copies of consumer-market discs.

Books do not, partly for historical reasons, and partly because they're not so inherently copy-able.

Over the last six months or so, I've seen, on a bunch of my Netflix'd Blu-Rays carrying content from the big studios, this thing where they'll show the menu items for special features, but then when you click on them, you get taunted with a message that you have to buy a personally-owned copy to get those features.  It's kind of obnoxious.

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#43 2014-07-04 14:05:31

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Re: Past Publications 2014

Happy Hour in Hell US paperback from Daw Books with new cover art has been published.


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#44 2014-09-06 11:59:33

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Re: Past Publications 2014

Various edits to first post to bring it up to date!


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#45 2014-11-11 14:55:00

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Re: Past Publications 2014

Added new Bobby Dollar story.


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