Magic ex Libris News and Other Niftiness
After a bit of negotiation, we’ve accepted an offer from DAW, which means THERE WILL BE MORE MAGIC EX LIBRIS BOOKS!!!
Book three, tentatively titled UNBOUND, will probably be coming out in early 2015. (There’s no official or unofficial release date; this is purely speculation on my part based on my deadlines.)
Book four, tentatively titled I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT TO CALL THIS BOOK, would presumably come out in 2016.
But wait, there’s more! Last month also brought a royalties check for Libriomancer [Amazon | B&N | Mysterious Galaxy], which EARNED OUT ITS ADVANCE WITHIN ITS FIRST FOUR MONTHS! (THANK YOU!!!)
To celebrate all of this goodness, last night I went online and PAID OFF THE REST OF MY WIFE’S STUDENT LOANS! (Yeah, some people don’t see the excitement and awesomeness involved in paying off debt, but for me, this is party time!)
I have no doubt I’ll celebrate some more this weekend, when I join Saladin Ahmed, Gary Braunbeck, and Stephen Zimmer as guests at Mo*Con 8!
Finally, just to make sure I cram a year’s worth of good news into a single blog post–I’ve seen the cover art for the German edition of Libriomancer, and it is nifty. It looks like Die Buch Magier should be out in March of next year.
If anyone needs anything, I’ll be sitting here in a daze, grinning goofily and wondering what just happened…
Sarah Beth Durst
May 2, 2013 @ 9:45 am
Yay!!! Congratulations on all the wonderful news! Looking forward to more Magic Ex Libris books.
May 2, 2013 @ 10:04 am
Paying off student loans is AWESOME.
Earning out your advance in four months is AMAZING. As is all the other good stuff.
Go ahead and be dazed – your earned it. Congrats!
May 2, 2013 @ 10:05 am
Congratulations on this bounty of wonderful news, Jim!
May 2, 2013 @ 10:28 am
I’m selfishly happy that there will be more Magic ex Libris books. Less selfishly, congrats on paying of those student loans! When we paid off my wife’s last one, we hung the “paid in full” letter on our fridge for weeks!
May 2, 2013 @ 10:28 am
May 2, 2013 @ 10:35 am
Congratulations! My wife paying off the last of her student loans was one of the happiest moments of her life.
May 2, 2013 @ 10:42 am
If i could get more news as good as this one, i would sleep a lot better ;-). Actually, when i think about it, it is good news that will make me sleep one night less in 2016….
May 2, 2013 @ 10:43 am
Congrats on all the good news! Earning out your advance and paying off student loan debt all in one fell swoop. Damn, that’s gotta feel good.
May 2, 2013 @ 10:47 am
Hoorah! Paying off loans is such a relief. I think you’ll get a nod agreement from many of us on the party time sentiment. 🙂
May 2, 2013 @ 10:53 am
P.S. Conservative cover and translation of the title. I would go for something more sparkling.
– “Magie der Seiten” (Magic of pages)
– “Die Buchmeister” (Literally “Masters of books”, but master has a secondary meaning as mage)
Erin M. Hartshorn
May 2, 2013 @ 12:00 pm
Awesome collection of news! Kudos on all fronts.
May 2, 2013 @ 12:26 pm
YAYYYY! Congratulations! I am so happy for you and me too since we’ll get more of the stories!
May 2, 2013 @ 12:56 pm
YAY! *happy dance of glee*
Libriomancer grabbed me in a way that meant I could not let go (I enjoyed your others, but they didn’t GRAB ME AND HOLD ON TIGHT, it’s just me, of course), so this is wonderful news.
Congrats: and congrats on the royalties and the paying of student loans (I celebrated turning fifty and paying off my student loans by getting mondo tattoos!).
May 2, 2013 @ 12:58 pm
YES! Sweet. Paying off debt is the dream, and I’m glad for my sake that you’re writing more Magic Ex Libris books. Also, for yours. Ahem.
May 2, 2013 @ 1:01 pm
that’s phenomenal! congrats!!
and i can’t wait to read the whole series 😀
May 2, 2013 @ 1:01 pm
though, obviously, there will be waiting involved. . .
May 2, 2013 @ 1:42 pm
It’s good that you’ve paid off your wife’s student loans, you would want her to be repocessed.
May 2, 2013 @ 2:24 pm
Huh, seems like the birthday magic showed up a couple weeks late, but better late than never! Congratulations!
May 2, 2013 @ 4:02 pm
Congratulations Jim!! This is great news for all of us! And a special congratualtions on the end of your wife’s school loan!! You realize of course that this puts you in a very specail, small class of people (that have actually paid off those loans!)!! You should feel proud!!
May 2, 2013 @ 5:02 pm
All of this is wonderful news! I’m so happy for you. Congratulations!
May 2, 2013 @ 6:16 pm
Hurrah! And an especial hurrah over the student loan payout.
May 2, 2013 @ 6:35 pm
Happy for you, happy for me! Hooray!
Jim C. Hines
May 2, 2013 @ 6:58 pm
Thanks so much, everyone!
May 2, 2013 @ 8:21 pm
w00t! just doesn’t seem to cover it. (And yea, being out of debt is cause for celebration)
May 2, 2013 @ 8:38 pm
I am turning cartwheels on your behalf because that is AWESOME! Congratulations!
Mary Robinette Kowal
May 2, 2013 @ 8:40 pm
Also, I’m so, so happy that there will be more of these books.
May 2, 2013 @ 10:13 pm
Obviously, Unbound should be followed with Library Paste.
(I’ll put on my hat and quietly sign out.)
May 3, 2013 @ 9:03 am
The German Buchmagier look great!
May 3, 2013 @ 4:18 pm
Hooray, more Magic ex Libris books! And congrats on paying off your wife’s student loans – paying off a debt is always a great feeling.
Love the German cover. And thought you might like to know, Libriomancer showed up on the Unshelved Recommendations list today: http://www.unshelved.com/bookclub/2013-5-3#9780756407391
May 3, 2013 @ 5:30 pm
Actually, I think book 4 totally SHOULD be called that…
Jim C. Hines
May 5, 2013 @ 7:23 pm
Oh, cool! Thank you for that link!
May 5, 2013 @ 9:33 pm
Many congratulations on paying off your wife’s student loans. I think we’re probably a few years off from that ourselves and looking forward to it with quite a bit of happy expectation.
May 6, 2013 @ 4:52 pm
Next up, the t.v. series version of Libromancer, the animated film of Goblin Quest, the live action film of the Princesses, and the mass marketing of Smudge plush toys through some nice toy company! Congratulations, Hines. What happened is that you are a good storyteller. Plus, Germans love you and David Hasselhoff.