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09:40 am: Signal Boost Tuesday — Prospero Regained in Trade Paper!

I was about to post about another author friend when I realized that today is the release in Trade Paper of PROSPERO REGAINED, the final book in my Prospero's Daughter series.

For financial reasons beyond the ken of mere mankind, Tor released the first two in paperback (mass market size) and the third one in the larger Trade Paper format.

Prospero Regained narrow

Prospero Regained on Amazon

 The Prospero Family is scattered across Hell, each in the place of punishmen for their besetting sin. Miranda must trek across the Inferno itself and gather them together, against all odd, if she is to have even a prayer of a hope of saving her father, the Dread Magician Prospero by midnight on Twelfth Night.

 

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From:wolflahti
Date:December 17th, 2013 09:15 pm (UTC)
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You can't judge a book by it's cover and all that, but a book with an ugly cover is unlikely to be judged further. So many SF&F titles put out these days have covers that, to put it mildly, do not entice me to pick up the book.

I don't think I could tell you why in any remotely analytical sense, but this cover makes my brain hit me on the head (if that's possible) and shout, "You have to read this! Buy it now!"

So—good on, ya. :)
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From:filialucis
Date:December 17th, 2013 09:23 pm (UTC)
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I can recommend it. (Speaking as someone who refuses to buy hardcover fiction but bought the hardcover edition of this one anyway because Tor, for reasons just as ineffable as those that caused them to issue this one in trade instead of MM, was delaying the launch of any hardcover edition for longer than I could wait to read the rest of the series.)

But seriously, trade paperback -- ugh. It has all the disadvantages of paperback without the convenient size of MM; who thought this format was a good idea? :S
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From:arhyalon
Date:December 18th, 2013 04:31 am (UTC)
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Apparently...it sells. They sell books in trade paper and their mass market aren't selling. ;-(
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From:filialucis
Date:December 18th, 2013 09:18 am (UTC)
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Oh frabjous day, more evidence that I'm just... weird. :D

I like to have a book in my handbag when I go out (even on a just-in-case basis, let alone when I know in advance I'll have to sit and wait somewhere). And MM paperbacks just fit so much better. Trade PBs I have to squinch in and they don't leave much room for the other essentials. I never buy trade if I can get MM.
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From:arhyalon
Date:December 18th, 2013 12:42 pm (UTC)
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Well, you are certainly not alone! I have had other readers complain about this.

John also likes a book in his pocket. I bought him a Nook for his birthday that is the size of a paperback and he loves it. I personally don't care much for the electronic readers...but I'm glad it's working for him.
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From:arhyalon
Date:December 18th, 2013 04:31 am (UTC)
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And thanks for the endorsement! ;-)
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From:arhyalon
Date:December 18th, 2013 04:31 am (UTC)
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Thanks! I love this cover. ;-)
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