Monday, October 1, 2012

The Wayward Herald: “Go With God, and Fight Like the Devil.”

Bernard Cornwell’s new novel 1356 came out this week in the UK. Unfortunately (and for reasons that still vex me), it won’t be released in the U.S. until January 8, 2013 – but I can hardly wait! The novel is about the famous Battle of Poitiers during the Hundred Years' War, and it brings back one of my all-time favorite Cornwell characters: Thomas of Hookton, the protagonist of the Grail Quest series. Vagabond remains one of my favorite novels, and The Archer’s Tale is a close second, so it will be good to have Thomas and his yew bow back in action.  And you have to love the motto at the bottom of the cover!

IndieReader, in a post titled Reason #5 to Self-Pub: Not Being in Debt to a Publisher for Your Advance, reported on the lawsuits filed by Penguin to recover advances from a number of prominent authors. Ouch!  These lawsuits prompted author Dean Wesley Smith to remind writers that Advances Are Loans.

At The Creative Penn, author Joanna Penn writes about her Lessons Learned from 1 year as a Full-Time Entrepreneur

As of today, Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell is the #1 fantasy novel on Amazon, while The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern ranks as the #1 novel in historical fantasy.

Until next week: good tidings and good day!

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