Just a quick announcement since there’s been a press release, that Best Served Cold will be coming out in the US with the redoubtable Orbit books. In June 2009 (fingers crossed) roughly simultaneous with the UK release from Gollancz.
No bust-up whatsoever with Pyr, who’ve been my US publisher to this point. I’ve got nothing but the highest respect for Lou Anders, who runs the imprint – he’s a man of high class and he’s been doing great things at Pyr over the last few years. Four nominations at the Hugos this week for his books and authors, and for him as an editor, shows the quality of what he’s doing, and I remain very grateful to him for taking a chance on my books when nobody had heard of me, putting them out in the States, and making a success of them. Pyr will continue to publish The First Law books, hopefully for many, many years to come.
But the next two books, at least – Best Served Cold and whatever should follow (I know, but I’m not telling you lot yet) – will be with Orbit US. I’m very much looking forward to working with my editor there, Devi Pillai, and the rest of their team of highly qualified industry experts, to ensure that I become immensely wealthy, and as soon as possible.
More as I hear more…