From Erika Tsang:
“Wanted to warn you that the galley of EB will/should be dropping to NetGalley today.”
I will just leave that here. For those of you who are members of the Facebook fan group, I will ask the moderators to make a spoiler thread.
Update: yes, it is on wish status. That’s because we get a massive wave of requests on Netgalley, as in hundreds and hundreds. 🙂 There are only so many ARCs the publisher can distribute.
Anne - Books of My Heart says
It’s there but only Wish for it.
It is up on Edelweiss as well if you are on there. My request is pending on NetGalley right now.
Michael Cain says
This summer is going to be epic… for Reading. Your book, two by Jim Butcher, and Midnight Sun. Can’t wait!
Gotta be honest — I got the ARC of Peace Talks and it… wasn’t…. great. But Emerald Blaze! VERY PSYCHED FOR THAT!
Tasha A. says
Question: What is NetGalley and what are ARCs?
I’m guessing its for editing, or prereads of some kind. Im assuming you have to be special to get on the site and get early access. Isn’t this ripe for the story being seen by people early or put on the web somewhere for people to read?
ARCs are Advanced Review Copies, but I have no idea what NetGalley is or why it should somehow give one access to ARCs. They are generally given away (by the armfuls) by the publishers to reviewers to ensure that reviews are out a bit before or at least coinciding with the book release.
Tasha A. says
I have no idea what NetGalley is, but ARC stands for advance reader copy.
Netgalley is a site that offers advanced reader copies to people who are librarians, bloggers, book sellers and other people that are influencers. Generally ARCs are edited and are ready for sell. However, you do find an error or two once in a while. The people do provide feedback to authors and publishers that alert them to errors. I personally have not seen the author and/or publishers cut scenes or edit big chunks of the book.
That’s mostly because they use best estimate on how much of a detrimental impact it will have on sales. If it isn’t horrifyingly bad, they don’t really concern themselves. It gets to Netgalley or other platforms and it has already been through editing, proofreading, and beta-readers. So Netgalley is primarily a marketing tool. Build up hype before it goes on sale.
Anyone can have an account with Netgalley. Some ARCs you need to ask for them and others I was able to get just by selecting them, well, once upon a time and when I used Netgalley lol. Now, when it comes to authors like Sra Ilona and Sr Gordon, the possibility to get it is low, since the publisher give them to bloggers or known reviewers. Which is understandable.
Tasha A. says
Yay! Progress. It will be here when it’s here. I know it is out of your hands at this point.
(Damn – August is a long way off.)
Thanks for the update.
Super exciting! Another step toward release! I feel like you guys are blazing through stuff all the time. I wonder if that’s because us readers/ fans get to follow such an active blog and updates on writing and/ or there’s two writers so more writing gets done?
I eagerly await each piece of writing as always!
Louisa Paarsmarkt says
It’s also up on Edelweiss for request. I hedged my bets 🙂
I thought about that as well but I’ll only hit Edelweiss if I get turned down on NetGalley. Of course I just got a bunch of approvals in this morning.
Last year, I was privileged to get a copy of SAPPHIRE FLAMES through NetGalley so I’m not entering this time. Best of luck to all who enter!
I asked for it on Netgalley and Edelweiss, I hope to be twice as lucky 🙂 thanks anyway!
Cherylanne Farley says
Doing reread of second one as we are in hiding from 105 107 110 degree heat.
Donna A says
Ooh, that means soon it will be published 😉
It’s available for pre-order on Amazon! I cannot WAIT until 6am my time (CET) on August 25th.
I also hate those Pacific Time people who get it at 9pm on the 24th. Yes, I realize that’s the exact same time, but they got sleep that night. They weren’t up all night counting the minutes.
No… Not sleeping, up all night reading ????
trailing wife says
Amazon pre-order link here: https://www.amazon.com/Emerald-Blaze-Hidden-Legacy-Novel-ebook/dp/B081ZGKN7H/ref=sr_1_1?crid=2F2OKBUC5RBU9&dchild=1&keywords=emerald+blaze&qid=1590519310&s=digital-text&sprefix=emera%2Cdigital-text%2C148&sr=1-1
Once again I discover I pre-ordered it December 4, 2019.
Something I am not proud I have done but…
If you are using Kindle books, you can change your address to be an earlier time location. For example, set your address to be some random address in the UK and you will get your whole Kindle store switched to that version, thereby getting the book possibly hours earlier. Things to keep in mind though:
1. Obviously remember to change it back as soon as possible after the book has released in your country. And don’t worry it will still be available.
2. Don’t place any physical orders ofc… They will get sent to a random address
I have only don’t this for 1 book and that was Iron and Magic lol. But if you are motivated there are ways ????
…and yet I live in Australia, one of the earliest time zones on the planet, and I still can’t get ebooks on the day they’re advertised to be released. It’s always (…well … usually) the US release date they’re referring to.
Drives me nuts to no ends.
But .. has also made me realise I need to work on my capacity for patience.
Usually the tree version (book copy) is sometimes available earlier (2-3 days) if you go ask for it at your bookstore. That is what I always do and the small bookstore I use in the UK is usually nice about it. Larger bookstores, not so much.
I… don’t see how that would work. I’m still sitting in Wien. In Central European (Daylight) Time. If I set my Kindle to East Coast Time, it will send the book to my Kindle at midnight Eastern time — and it will still be 6am where I am sitting. Same with PDT. If I set it to Pacific Time, it will send my book at 9pm the day before — and it will still be 6am where I am sitting. I can change the local time but not the relative time. The book will hit everyone’s Kindle at the same time anyway.
Take my money!!!
Ah, yes, sorry to rub it in but I love this aspect of living in Pacific Time.
I’m re-reading Sapphire Flames right now and I had forgotten it was so good! August seems far far away.
Each series is so fabulous. . . My favorite is always the one I am currently reading. The breadth & depth & variety of the work is so impressive.
Thank you for this anaxung news, “Wish for it” buton pressed! ???? Fingers crossed now ????
Best of luck to all who can enter there! (Alas, not me.) ????
Lynn Thompson says
Thank you for the heads up. We are already on preorder list for August so will patiently wait. Grin But it’s nice to know it’s coming soon. Thanks.
Baen sells Sharon Lee and Steve Miller e-arcs. Also Star Trek released paperback books of fan fiction long ago.
Baen is good to those of us. Who. Just. Can’t. Wait. Of course, there is that tiny bit of extra cost…But! Worth it!
I’m looking forward to it. This year has been a total bummer, and I need something to read that makes me flip pages as if it’s a flip book. Then I’ll read it again and catch things I glossed over to see what happens next. Then I’ll read it again to see what I missed the first two times I read it. It’s months away, but it’s there, and it’s calling to me.
Oooo that is how I read. It’s so great to find something different the third time around! I just reread the CJ Cherryh Foreigner series. THAT was a great roller coaster.
Yes! I reread the series in the lead-up to the release of Resurgence. So good. I’m just bummed that the Audible of it isn’t available yet…
The one thing I miss about working at Waldenbooks/Borders9 is my ability to get ARCs. I used to collect them.
Ah, Waldenbooks…. how I miss thee….
Amanda P says
Early Christmas treat, I preordered mine 21 Dec 19
Really looking forward to it
Patricia Schlorke says
The next step towards getting the book! Yay! 😀
To those who get the ARC, have fun reading.
(couldn’t fine my comment so had to rewrite)
I have a question which is completely out of context to this piece. In Magic Bites why was Curran pissed off at Kate when the realised Crest wasn’t their “guy”. Wasn’t Curran the one who brought up his name? I am really confused
I am not going to answer your question because this is clearly not the place for it.
(couldn’t fine my comment so had to rewrite) I have a question which is completely out of context to this piece. In Magic Bites why was Curran pissed off at Kate when the realised Crest wasn’t their “guy”. Wasn’t Curran the one who brought up his name? I am really confused
Claudine Schneider says
I wished for it on NetGalley! So exciting. I keep rereading the series because it’s so well written.
Eeep, looking forward to reading some early reviews. 🙂
Just dropping by your blog to make some series recommendations.
Recently finished ‘Sleuth of Ming Dynasty’. I think you’d enjoy it. Develops some real humanity in the characters as it goes along.
Also, while I’m here may as well make some other recommendations..:
Princess Silver – beware : a kinda sad ending, but in a beautiful way. Made me fall in love with Leo Luo.
Goblin – kinda on the melodramatic side, but done beautifully. And when they get the main male lead in his historical getup for the flash backs … yum.
(Why do I drool over men with long hair so much..?)
Longest Day in Chang’an – half way through this one at the moment.
The Romance of Tiger and Rose – also half way through this one at the moment. Still recommending these two as they have been entertaining to now.
Legend of Condor Heroes – also only half way through, but as above, is entertaining. It seems to be a favorite as it has a few different versions produced over the years.
Under the Power – omg that rooftop kiss … they matched the music perfectly to the scene. I really don’t understand why they had to split that scene over the break between two episodes though.
Story of Yanxi Palace – which is where the male lead from The Legends first got some attention.
The Legends – kinda iffish about recommending this one because it drags at points, but is a right is wrong, wrong is right, differing take on the usual story tropes. Plus I can’t get enough of the song that plays at the end of the episodes. Also can’t get enough of that ‘Upwards to the Moon’ theme song from Ashes of Love but have never been able to really get into Ashes of Love as the main female character is too frustrating.
My Secret Romance – different from my usual historical/fantasy/wuxia tastes in that it’s a modern romance story, but I found it an enjoyable watch.
Princess Weiyoung – melodramatic as hell in parts, but I loved it.
I’m not recommending Goodbye My Princess, or Rise of the Phoenixes. Their endings are simply unacceptable despite how beautiful the series were leading up to those ends.
Saw that you’ve already seen Ever Night. I’ve deliberately forgotten about season 2 and am choosing to believe only season 1 exists.
Regarding Untamed. It can take people a while to get into it, but when you’re hooked, it becomes an obsession. I swear I rewatched that series over 10 times (closer to 20 times) last year. Or, at least I watched it that many times starting from the episodes closer to when Wei Wu Xian is reborn 16 years later. I usually start my rewatches from episode 19 to catch Wei Wu Xian’s revenge awesomeness against Wen Chao, or 33 which is the episode where his reborn life picks up again. Probably my favorite part is the Yi City story arc from episodes 36 through 39, which features three characters that were brief mentions in earlier episodes, but they get a dedicated story arc that really gets the feels in. If you don’t really get why people like it so much, I recommend watching the Yi City story arc. Maybe that’ll help.
Yes, I have wondered this too. Just re-reading KD now and every time I get to that part I wonder if someone edited out a crucial conversation? Or if I’m just missing something in the context. Thanks for asking the question, Em!
Meryl Markowitz says
I wish I may, I wish I might, get an ARC from NetGalley!
Very excited about your new book.
There is always something new for me to learn from your posts about the business side of professional writing!! Thank you!! Now I understand what an ARC is, and what qualifications are needed to get one. A complex process, getting a book through to publishing.
(House Andrews could do amazing master classes on the world of writing. It would probably take time you don’t have to dedicate to it, because there is no half-way measures with you guys, but still….you would be awesome lecturers!!)