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Titan Books to Release The Iron Jackal and The Ace of Skulls in the US

Wow, you didn’t have to be patient for long! So here’s the news. I’m very pleased to announce that Titan Books are picking up theĀ Ketty Jay series in the US. The first two books were published by Spectra but when the editor who commissioned them left the company, the series was stuck in limbo for a long while. Thanks to Titan Books, US readers will now be able to complete the series without having to import them.

Though it’s early days and I don’t have all the details, I do know that various ebook rights were wrapped up in the deal too. So it’s a virtual certainty that ebooks will be made available alongside the print editions. I gather that this affects Canadian ebooks too, though I’m still probing and poking about to be sure that Kindle editions get out there in the Canadian market too, as I understand there’ve been problems getting them in the Amazon store.

Today I hit the three-quarter mark on Ace Of Skulls and am into the home straight. A part of me will be sad to end it, but mostly I’m excited. Four books is a long haul, the longest I’ve ever done, and I’m looking forward to getting closure on a series I’ve worked on and loved for four or five years now. I don’t think I have it in me to be a GRRM or a Robert Jordan, to devote decades to a story the way they have. One of the best things about a story, for me, is ending it: whether it’s something I write or something I read. I guess that’s the moment when you really comprehend the tale, and until it comes, you never knew quite what you were reading. Or indeed, what you were writing…

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