3… 2… 1… LAUNCH


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Alright, this will probably be an epic length post, apologies in advance.
STORMDANCER has now officially launched in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and Australia! Release was staggered over two weeks, which is why I’ve held off blogging for a while. That and the fact that I’ve been doing all kinds of cool stuff in other people’s houses (guest blogging and interviews, mind out of the gutter peoples).
I started writing this book in January 2010. Nearly two years of my life has gone into it, so it’s kinda incredible to think of it actually on shelves and in stranger’s hands now. I have to confess it still feel a little surreal – walking into a book store and seeing it out there next to Stephen King (!!!). So I want to officially thanks everyone, EVERYONE who’s helped promote the book – writing reviews or telling your friends or making art or whatever you’ve done. You are amazing and awesome and have helped make this experience absolutely unforgettable. Much love.
So we did a launch party at the Melbourne Dymocks store. Folks traveled from all over the country to be there, which was incredible. The whole night is something of a blur, and foolishly, we didn’t set anyone up on official cameraman duty, so we had to rely on other people to get shots of the night (thank you, thank you). I don’t remember much of it – not, as you might expect, due to hideous over consumption of alcohol, but more through an overabundance of adrenaline. There’s a really awesome photo montage/video compilation of the night here (many thanks to Braidos for putting it together) including my speech –  despite my nerves I didn’t fuck it up too badly, so that’s all good. There’s also some shots below. A special shout-out must go to my boys B-Money for sporting his awesome STORMDANCER T-shirt, and the Glouftiiiiiis, for being a man of his word and wearing the book on a gold chain around his neck for the entire night.
Other news:
Signed Bookmarks
The STORMDANCER book trailer has had 3k hits in two weeks, which was pretty amazing. I didn’t quite expect the amount of pimpage that I got, but it was well over a hundred pimps SO I need to figure out a way to give out these signed bookmarks.
SO, if you pimped the trailer on twitter or facebook shoot me an email at
stormdancergiveaway@gmail.com
Please note: you MUST include a physical mailing address to which I can post the bookmark!
I’ll collect emails until the 30th of September, which is a little under two weeks. I’m not going to make you go to the trouble of proving you pimped – if you want a free bookmark, I guess now is your chance 😛
Once the 30th rolls by, I’ll use a random number generator to pick the hundred winners. Apologies if sending a mail is a hassle, but my twitter feed has been bombarded with pimpage for various STORMDANCER giveaways and it’s impossible to keep track of everything.
So shoot me a mail with your addy, and pray to the Random Number Generator Gods.
I think that’s all for today. If you’re planning on heading out to a store to buy STORMDANCER, thanks very much. If you feel like taking a pic of the book on shelves and hitting me up with it on Facebook or Twitter, I’ll be eternally grateful.
Thanks all!


28 Responses to “3… 2… 1… LAUNCH”

  1. Megan Duff says:

    This may be weird to say but…you are much paler than I thought you would be. Now I understand the choice for black and white photos.
    Anywhooo, I am waiting for the library to bequeath me your beautiful book and I am very excited 🙂 I can’t tell you how many times these last couple weeks I have been caught, saying very intensely, “Airships…griffins…and NINJAS”

  2. Sam says:

    Excellent read my man. Well worth the wait. Now to wait for the next one.

  3. Congratulations on your launch!
    Is My Little Stormdancer something that was only at the launch or will it also be available?

  4. hrose2931 says:

    Looks like you’ve got some excellent friends to have shared launch day with! Always great to have support like that! I loved the novel! Well worth the wait! I’m not gonna ask you to spend a fortune in postage to send a bookmark but I did share the trailer. I saw some other blogs include it in their reviews and several comments calling it awesome and the best they’d ever seen. Looks like low key is appreciated!!
    Thanks for the great novel!
    Heather

  5. I’m glad someone taped your speech. It’s nice to see you as a breathing person instead of a still shot. Of course, I’ll see you in the flesh should you happen to come to Portland, Oregon on tour. I went directly after work and bought Stormdancer the day it came out. <3 You can look forward to my review on my book blog when I finish the book.
    P.S. I'm the one who got the Rothfuss books in your contest. Yay me!

  6. Monica says:

    Congrats on your official launches! Any plans for a visit to New Zealand in the near future?

  7. Hugh Grimwade says:

    Congrats mate!

  8. Yay! Congrats 😀 Sigh. I loved your book so much <3 Also love my UK and US hardcovers 😉 They are gorgeous. 🙂 *Fingers crossed about the bookmark* <3

  9. Nataša says:

    It is started like this:
    first I saw the hardcover … gorgeous
    then the book trailer … brilliant
    the writter … handsome
    and finaly the book … awesome
    😉
    Greetings from europe.

  10. Congratulations on the book launch. Must have been super exciting. I read the review copy from NetGalley, but I am very much looking forward to buying a hardcopy in the near future to add to my collection of Literary Awesomeness! 🙂
    Can’t wait for Book 2!!!!!!
    Lily
    Bookluvrs Haven

  11. It wasn’t til we got to the launch that I thought of bringing my camera 🙁 I would have loved to take some shots for you. Glad that there are a few photos floating around at least.

  12. Adam says:

    Congratulations mate!
    Still in study mode at the moment. Supposed to be writing an essay right now on Nuclear non-proliferation.
    Trying to steer clear of the idea that Stormdancer would make a good option as a ‘break’. It’s only procrastination… besides I finish up the semester in about 6 weeks or so, Stormdancer can wait until then right…
    Pass on greetings to she who is missed.

  13. michelle A says:

    Oo poo I pimped, lol!! I just saw this ummmmmmm well I know I am too late, but ummmmmmmmmmm……. ………… are they all gone?
    Mich

  14. michelle A says:

    Sorry got a tad uber excited when I saw the posting about bookmarks. I hope you make it to QLD one day for a signing:) Braiden looks like he had a great night! It looked like a really nicely put together launch!
    😀
    Mich

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