Old-timey Night Shade used to release the trade paperback (that's the bigger sized if you don't know (giggle referred to as TP for short! giggle) something like 8 months to a year after the hard back. That's pretty standard industry wide. We-ll, as many of you know, some things changed for NSB over the past year. It's now an imprint of Skyhorse, and while things look very promising with those folks, I'm not all up and shit on how they do things.
Shall we speculate on behind-the-scene reasons for the timing? The hardback has been selling well so why mess with success? They know how to best sell books? Other Business Concerns? Hell, I only wrote the damn thing. I have no idea--no really!! NOTHING. I KNOW NOTHING. OWW QUIT PULLING OUT MY FINGERNAILS!!!
So, all that taken into account, my best guess is that a paperback will be available in 2014...sometime.*
This is good for a couple of reasons.
- a newer, lighter, more inexpensive version! Woot!
- inexpensive paper versions tend to drive down eBooks pricing! also Woot!
---->Anyway, you can preorder here. <---- b="">---->
*Amazon says July. It could be July. It could be January. It could be next November.**
** I'm sure it won't be next November.