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  • Goblin
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    Re: Wizardry & Wild Romance

    Chris,

    Originally posted by ChrisRoberson
    Mike, we at MonkeyBrain have apparently done a poor job in letting folks know that the forthcoming Wizardry & Wild Romance has been substantially revised for this new edition, and that it contains new appendices not seen in the original. Luis Rodriguez of Fantastic Metropolis only this last week expressed surprise that there was anything new in the book at all. Well, now we're trying harder to get the word out!
    I duly scourged myself for my sin, I really should be paying more attention to this kind of thing. :) By the way, I'll be happy to plug the book at this "epic fantasy" panel I'm going to be on in May, of course. Since I'll also be talking to students and sundry academics, a non-fiction book by an authority such as Mike will definitely interest them.

    As for better promotion, I think a MB site redesign (rearrangement I think would be more appropriate) could be useful, since it's not immediately evident that it's a revised and expanded edition.

    All best,
    Luأ­s

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  • MJR
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    Ouch....umm....I must have been tired...I should have wrote, "inclusive within," I guess...fun to say though...Thanks for the new word, by the way! I'll have to figure a way to fit that into a conversation soon...."tautological"
    I like it!
    :lol:

    Good deal on Epic Pooh. Thanks for letting me know. I've got an advance order in for the revised edition...

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  • Michael Moorcock
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    Yes, my tautological companero, it is, though somewhat revised.
    :)

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  • MJR
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    Is Epic Pooh included inclusively within Wizardry and Wild Romance?


    toungue twister.... :P

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  • Guest's Avatar
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    Thanks for clarifying this.

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  • ChrisRoberson
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    re: UK distribution.

    John Davey has, in fact, contacted us about obtaining copies. The title should also be available to UK retailers through Diamond, which has distributed our titles to the UK in the past. Red Route has carried our titles, but they tend to approach them on a case by case basis, and as yet there's not agreement in place on W&WR (though I'll be speaking with them about it shortly). Worst case scenario they should be orderable through Amazon.co.uk, as I believe they carry books distributed by Ingram in the States (I know that my small press novels were available through the UK Amazon, though they couldn't be found *anywhere* in the States).

    We're investigating options regarding getting the title into the big chains, but I suspect that Mike might be right about their reluctance to order from US publishers, particularly upstart small press outfits like us!

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  • ChrisRoberson
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    ThomasL: A little bit of bad news, I'm afraid. W&WR will not be available for the Twig signing this month, I'm sorry to report, given printing delays. That said, our new distribution deal with NBN means that you'll be much more likely to find the title on bookstore shelves when it's released in April, though!

    And thanks for the kind words about Cybermancy. Hope you enjoy Any Time At All, as well!

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  • Michael Moorcock
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    I'm sure John Davey will have copies and you can order it through Amazon USA, I'm sure. Good time to be buying books in the USA with the exchange rate much in favour of the pound! Whether it will be available outside UK specialist shops I don't know. I think Chris intends
    to put it out in the UK. I hope so. But my experience is that the big chains don't tend to order books from the US.

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  • Guest's Avatar
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    I think I have previously expressed interest about Wizadry and Wild Romance on the Lord of the Rings post. Will this revised edition be available in England? If so I can't wait to read it and get debating!!

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  • ThomasL
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    Since I never owned a copy of this book, I'm looking forward to getting the new revised edition. This way you don't feel like you're upgrading. Also looking forward to seeing Mike and getting it signed at the Twig month-ending!

    And Chris, just read Cybermancy Inc. Really enjoyed it! I also have the Roxanne Bonaventure on order at the moment. More good stuff I'm sure.

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  • Michael Moorcock
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    Thanks, Chris. Yes, we probably haven't stressed that the new W&WR contains not only revised main text but also a lot of new material!
    And the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse cover by John Picacio is great.

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  • ChrisRoberson
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    Wizardry & Wild Romance

    Mike, we at MonkeyBrain have apparently done a poor job in letting folks know that the forthcoming Wizardry & Wild Romance has been substantially revised for this new edition, and that it contains new appendices not seen in the original. Luis Rodriguez of Fantastic Metropolis only this last week expressed surprise that there was anything new in the book at all. Well, now we're trying harder to get the word out!

    John Picacio's lovely cover to the revised edition is posted at the MonkeyBrain site, at http://www.monkeybrainbooks.com/Wiza...d_Romance.html .

    We've also started taking preorders for the title. The release date is April 19, 2004, but preorders will likely ship a few weeks in advance of that date. Ordering information can be had at the above link.

    Regards,
    Chris Roberson
    MonkeyBrain, Inc.
    http://www.monkeybrainbooks.com
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