David Louis Edelman David Louis Edelman

“Infoquake”: It’s Back

Solaris Books logoI’m still reeling from this news, which I just heard about literally 20 minutes ago… but it appears that Solaris Books has just inked a deal with Pyr to release a mass-market paperback edition of Infoquake. What does that mean in practical terms?

  • I’ll have two new books on the shelves in Summer 2008: Solaris’ mass-market paperback of Infoquake, and Pyr’s trade paperback of MultiReal. (The trade paper of Infoquake will still be available as well, natch.)
  • There will be a new look for the Jump 225 series, with matching covers across the series. I’ve heard some very encouraging news about what these new covers are going to look like, but I can’t tell you yet.
  • Solaris’ distribution deal with Simon & Schuster in the U.S. should put copies of Infoquake and MultiReal in just about every bookstore across the country. Which means I’ll no longer hear that complaint I’ve heard a hundred times now: “I went out to buy your book today, but I can’t seem to find it in any of the stores.”
  • Solaris has also optioned mass-market paperback editions of MultiReal and Geosynchron, which means there’s a good chance I’ll see mass-market versions of these books in the stores as well.

Extreme thanks go to George Mann and Christian Dunn of Solaris, who were just the coolest guys at Readercon this year. Thanks also to Lou Anders of Pyr, who is automatically the coolest guy in any room he enters that Keith Richards isn’t already in.

More when I catch my breath.

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  1. Mary Robinette Kowal on August 6, 2007 at 2:50 pm  Chain link

    Yowza! That’s outstanding news!

  2. George Mann on August 6, 2007 at 3:12 pm  Chain link

    See Mary, we don’t *just* sit around talking about monkeys!

  3. George Pedrosa on August 6, 2007 at 5:28 pm  Chain link

    Congratulations man! Shit, if I knew, I would have waited to buy the matching covers…

  4. Chris Roberson on August 6, 2007 at 5:42 pm  Chain link

    That’s awesome. Unless I’m missing someone, that makes you and me the only ones to be published by both so far. We should form a club. Or a union!

  5. David Louis Edelman on August 6, 2007 at 6:06 pm  Chain link

    Chris: Yeah, we’ll definitely have to come up with a secret handshake. And we can set up our own closed-door panels at cons!

  6. Cindy Blank-Edelman on August 9, 2007 at 9:25 pm  Chain link

    This is so fabulous! I am happy I’ll be able to see your books in the stores. I felt really annoyed that Barnes and Noble didn’t have it on the shelves — it was their SF book of the year! Sheesh! Anyhow, congrats. You deserve every bit of fame and fortune that comes your way.

  7. David Louis Edelman on August 10, 2007 at 12:09 am  Chain link

    Well, it’s not like Barnes & Noble doesn’t have it on the shelves at all. I’ve seen it in a number of B&Ns and have heard reports from others that it’s there too. It’s just underrepresented.

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