In Orbit

August 7th, 2008

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…

Posted in announcements, news by Joe Abercrombie on August 7th, 2008. Tags: ,

6 comments so far

  • Gabriele C. says:

    Just don’t forget to throw a party for us when you got immensely wealthy. 🙂

  • Gabriele C. says:

    Btw, I tagged you for a meme. After a year of blogging you’re due. 🙂

  • gabriele c,
    When I am immensely wealthy, I will throw a party, on that you can depend.

    and oh christ, I cannot get involved in memes, I’ll never do anything else…

  • Gabriele C. says:

    I’ll never do anything else…

    Isn’t that the reason to get a blog in the first place? 🙂

  • Congratulations on the Orbit deal, good sir, although I confess to having a bit of self-centered glee in being tangentially linked to one of your renown. I own a yet-to-be-cracked volume of The Blade Itself, and have for some time. The only reason it remains unread is a phobia I have of being subconsciously influenced or discouraged by another author’s work when laboring on my own projects which share tone, genre, etc. Come October I intend to set to yours and a couple of other dark fantasy novels I’ve acquired over the course of the Grossbarts but have to date neglected.

    By which I of course mean hello, it is a pleasure to make your acquaintance!

  • Jesse,
    Likewise a pleasure and congratulations on your deal. Best of luck to all of us…

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