So, it’s coming up on September, which means Ancillary Mercy hits shelves a little over a month from now.
And here are some things that are going to start happening soon:
Within the next couple of days, it will become possible to sign up for my newsletter. I say “my newsletter” but I’m going to be a hundred percent honest with you, it’s not going to be a regular, chatty kind of thing. We’re talking the occasional announcement. I haven’t had one till now because I figured folks got whatever news I had for them from my blog, and from Twitter. And whatever silliness I’m up to generally goes out on Tumblr. But! Here’s the thing–if you sign up for the newsletter, you will get access to Chapter 1 of Ancillary Mercy. That’s right! Not the little dribble of sentences I’m giving you, but the whole chapter.
Some time after that–I don’t know the date exactly but it will probably be around the first week of September–if you present proof of pre-order of AM, you’ll get access to Chapters 2 and 3 of Ancillary Mercy. I’ll post here the moment I know the webform for this has gone live.
And sometime after that–not sure of the exact dates–you’ll be able to show proof of pre-order or purchase of AM and be entered into a drawing for a signed print of John Harris‘ fabulous cover artwork.
How awesome is all of that? I’ll let you know as soon as I have word these things go live. As I understand it, the newsletter signup will be up sometime in the next few days, and I’ll blog the instant I know about it!