Imprinted is Out Today!
As many of you already know, the next chapter in the Magic ex Libris saga is out today. “Imprinted” is a 15,000-word novelette set after the events of Revisionary. It’s told from the perspective of Jeneta Aboderin, the first person in history to perform libriomancy using e-books.
If you remember Jeneta’s project proposal from Revisionary, you’ll have a good idea where this story starts 🙂
I’d love to do more of this kind of thing. There are plenty more stories to tell in this universe, and other characters I’d like to explore. In part, it will depend on how well this one does. (Yes, that was a hint. No, it was not subtle. “Subtle” has never been one of my strong suits.)
Huge thanks to everyone who signal-boosted this one. It’s available electronically at the following links for $2.99:
- Barnes & Noble
- Google Play
- Buy Direct and receive the story in .epub, .mobi, and .pdf formats
A print edition is available via Amazon. I feel bad about charging $5.99 for the print edition, but I can’t really price it cheaper, given the self-publishing options there. And I wanted to at least make the option available.
You might notice there’s no link to Barnes & Noble yet. I’ve noticed this too. I’m not happy about it. All of the files and information are there, but have been stuck in processing limbo. I’ll update as soon as the book escapes.
If you feel $2.99 is a bit much for a 15,000-word story (which is totally reasonable), I’m planning to reduce the price to $1.99 in a month or so. But a lot of people had told me $2.99 was a fair price and they’d be happy to pay it. Since it’s the difference between about $2 in royalties vs. about $0.50 per copy, I figured I’d start at the $2.99 price point.
I like Jeneta’s character a lot, and I love the reveal in this story. I can’t wait to see what you all think of it.
PS, As long as you’re out shopping for books, here are some other cool releases today!
- Robots vs. Fairies is a collection of short stories, and includes “Second to the Left, and Straight On,” by me.
- Beneath the Sugar Sky, by Seanan McGuire (who also has a story in Robots vs. Fairies!) is out today as well.
- Magic, Madness, and Mischief, by Kelly McCullough, looks like a lot of fun.
January 9, 2018 @ 4:20 pm
Must… not… sync… reader… till… bedtime…
(If you sold one on Google, that’s me. Hi. I had credit there.)
Jim C. Hines
January 9, 2018 @ 4:48 pm
Sally – It’s always bedtime somewhere! 🙂
And thank you. I hope you like it!
January 9, 2018 @ 5:03 pm
had to turn it on for Neko Atsume and there it is.
January 10, 2018 @ 3:49 am
I can’t believe I just HAPPENED to check your site today… Ordering a hard copy now!! So excited to read more in this story.
January 10, 2018 @ 4:52 am
As someone who’s used Createspace yes, it’s hard to go cheap. But my book (which was nonfiction) sold way better than in digital form. I’ll be curious to see how yours does.
Jim C. Hines
January 10, 2018 @ 11:01 am
Kit – It must have been fate 🙂 Enjoy!
Jim C. Hines
January 10, 2018 @ 11:02 am
Fraser – You and me both! So far, it’s done really well on the e-book side. Haven’t seen numbers yet for the paperback. I may do a follow-up post looking at sales numbers and data in a few weeks, once I have a little more information.
January 10, 2018 @ 3:35 pm
If it’s not too intrusive to ask/it’s okay to ask, do you earn more on Google Play sales or on Amazon sales? Personally I usually prefer to buy on Google Play, but if your earnings are more on Amazon, I’ll get it there. Or do you have a preference because of numbers/traffic/something? Because then I’ll do by your preference 🙂
Jim C. Hines
January 10, 2018 @ 4:47 pm
Stephanie – It’s very kind of you to ask, thank you. The royalties on both sites are so close it makes no real difference, so by all means go with whatever works best for you.
January 11, 2018 @ 6:06 am
Thank you so much for the quick answer! *dashes off to go buy Imprinted* I am very excited to get to read this! It feels like it’s been too long since I was last in the Libriomancer universe, and I miss it.