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A Storm of Swords: Enhanced Edition available on iBooks December 15th

December 15, 2016 at 12:06 pm
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A newly enhanced edition of "A Storm of Swords" is available on iBooks
today December 15th!

The new, unique features available in all the enhanced editions from Apple are:
• Gorgeous new covers
• Interactive character maps
• Author annotations
• Character journeys and timelines
• Family trees/House histories
• House/sigil summaries
• Stunning illustrations
• Audio clips

Click link and watch George’s interview for A Storm of Swords – Enhanced Edition:

https://youtu.be/q0V_4KGnHIQ

Click link to purchase the edition:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/a-storm-of-swords/id1155737622?mt=11

Click link to browse all iBook editions:

apple.co/gameofthrones

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NYC Subway Reads delivers SANDKINGS to commuters #GRRMinion

October 19, 2016 at 6:11 pm
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Good News New Yorkers, last week our friends over at Penguin Random House in conjunction with NYC Subway Transit Wireless rolled out a new program to help ease boredom during your commute.

And here it is, a shiny new link to SUBWAY READS

On Sunday, Subway Reads started delivering novellas, short stories or excerpts from full-length books to passengers’ cellphones or tablets.

The idea is for riders to download a short story or a chapter and read it on the train. Subway Reads will even let riders choose what to read based on how long they will be on the subway — a 10-page selection for a 10-minute ride, a 20-page selection for a 20-minute excursion, a 30-page selection for a 30-minute trip. Delays not included.

And one of the top stories available now to read is GRRM'S chilling horror tale SANDKINGS.

And here is the LINK leading to the Free Transit Wireless Wifi station map for availability in your area.

Happy Reading!

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An Enhanced Apple

September 29, 2016 at 11:11 am
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I’m reaching out to everyone to let you know about the new enhanced iBook edition of the 20th anniversary of the first publication of Game of Thrones. This luscious digital edition will host some amazing features brought to us by the fabulous folks at Apple.

It's now officially available exclusively on iBooks.

Click HERE to see the glory.

Delve deeper into the history of some of the great houses of Westeros and stay on top of the epic storylines through enhanced content, including:

• Gorgeous new covers
• Interactive character maps
• Extensive annotations
• Character journeys and timelines
• Family trees and histories
• House and sigil summaries
• Stunning illustrations

A GAME OF THRONES: ENHANCED EDITION is available exclusively on iBooks in the U.S. and Canada.

Enhanced Editions of Books 2-5 in George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series are available for pre-order.

We hope you love all the great features as much as we Minions do!

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Orphans For Sale – Cheap

February 17, 2016 at 3:41 pm
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For a limited time only, Brick Tower Press is offering ebooks of classic works by Alfred Bester, Roger Zelazny, and others for sale on a “pay what you want” basis.

They call it a “Humble Books Bundle,” and you can find it here:

https://www.humblebundle.com/books/scificlassics_bookbundle

I note it here because the offerings include two Wild Cards titles, DEUCES DOWN and DEATH DRAWS FIVE. These two volumes — books number sixteen and seventeen in the overall series, but essentially stand-alones — are almost impossible to find in their original print editions, as many fans have informed me over the years. When Byron Preiss’s company iBooks picked up the series, after a seven-year hiatus following the last Baen volumes, they reprinted a number of the original books, but also added these two originals. DEUCES DOWN was an anthology of original stories about deuces, wild carders with trivial and in some cases absurd superpowers. DEATH DRAWS FIVE was a solo novel by John Jos. Miller, featuring Carnifex, John Fortune, Fortunato, and introducing John Nighthawk and the Midnight Angel.

When Byron Preiss died in a tragic traffic accident in 2005, however, iBooks did not long survive him, tottering into bankruptcy a few months later. Brick Tower Press acquired all the remaining assets of iBooks, including inventory and contracts, in the bankruptcy proceedings. DEUCES DOWN and DEATH DRAWS FIVE were part of that, along with the Zelazny and Bester titles you see offered as part of the Humble Books Bundle.

The print-runs of the iBooks WC originals were never large, and the distribution was scattershot at best… especially for DEATH DRAWS FIVE, which was published only days before iBooks closed its doors for goods. Brick Tower did subsequently release trade paperback editions, but those were not widely distributed either.

So if you’re one of the numerous WC fans who has been searching for these two titles to complete his collection, here’s your chance… but best move quickly, since the offer will expire soon.

Best Books of the Year

January 3, 2015 at 9:17 pm
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Another year has come and gone, and all sorts of folks are putting out lists of their favorite books of 2014…

… including the editors at Amazon.

I am pleased to say that our Westerosi worldbook THE WORLD OF ICE & FIRE and our anthology ROGUES both made the Top Twenty list in Science Fiction and Fantasy:

http://www.amazon.com/b/ref=amb_link_426357402_25?ie=UTF8&node=10207159011&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=merchandised-search-leftnav&pf_rd_r=1MX64NEX9Q76GESKDKKX&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=1968735602&pf_rd_i=10207069011

Thanks, Amazon.  And thanks to all of you, my readers.  Hope you enjoyed the books as well.

Ebook Sale!

October 15, 2013 at 2:52 pm
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For a limited time only, Tor is offering the ebook of INSIDE STRAIGHT — first volume of the "next generation" of Wild Cards books — for only $2.99.

http://www.tor.com/blogs/2013/10/george-rr-martin-inside-straight-sale-ebook

WC 18

If you've never sampled Wild Cards, here's your chance.

The promotion will last until November 1.

Wild Cards eBooks

November 16, 2011 at 6:39 pm
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Tor has just announced a special holiday sale on the electronic editions of four Wild Cards ebooks. From now until December 14, ebooks of the three Committee books and the reissue of WILD CARDS volume one (with! extra! added! content!) will be only $2.99.

Details can be found here:

http://www.tor.com/blogs/2011/11/wild-cards-ebooks-now-299

If you’re an ebook reader who has yet to sample the Wild Cards series, here’s your chance to get a taste. I’d recommend that you start with either WILD CARDS (where it all began) or with INSIDE STRAIGHT (first of the “next generation” books, and a great intro to the world). But hell, at that price, you can buy all four for less than the price of a pizza.

One Million… and Counting

September 27, 2011 at 2:56 pm
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With all my travel, I never got the chance to hoot about my induction as the newest member of the Kindle Million Club.

So here’s my hoot, a little late.

Read all about it:

http://phx.corporate-ir.net/phoenix.zhtml?c=176060&p=irol-newsArticle&ID=1607936

That’s some cool company. Or some hot company, as the case may be.