Hey everyone, Brandi here! I’ve been really enjoying answering calls emails again. I am super grateful for all the people who took the time to apologize on the behalf of a few bad apples. The majority of you are awesome, and Ilona,Gordon, and myself know that!
I’ve also received a huge amount of super interesting questions. I figured it might be easier to just make a post addressing all of them, so that way you can find your answers in one, quick, real easy place.
Hi Brandi! I had a quick question on the Kinsmen series. I see that the entire series is available for pre-order through Subterranean Press for a limited edition, but I haven’t been able to find just the Kinsman Silent Blade anywhere. Silver Shark is on Amazon, but Silent Blade is not. Is there another vendor I can use to order the book that isn’t the limited edition?
We are working on a releasing an ebook compilation in conjunction with Subterranean collector edition. We also considering doing an audio edition. Would y’all be interested in that? Let me know! Email me here.
This is kind of a process question. For the NYT bestseller list, do you get an email or look up the ratings? Or does Anne Soward or someone else email you guys?
Also, is there any way to find out how all the Magic books did sales-wise? I’d look it up myself if I knew how. If there is a site where I can do this please let me know. You are super busy.
The lists are released on Wednesday night to publishers, agents, and other industry professionals who get access. You can sign up for some of that insider information by subscribing to Publishers Weekly, but Gordon and Ilona usually get that news from their agent and editors.
Gordon and Ilona have access to Penguin Random House Author Portal, which tells them exactly how many units have been sold. I can’t really disclose that information, because it is proprietary and also because Gordon and Ilona don’t want fans to worry about their sales. Books should be a fun thing without added pressure to support the author or to feel bad because some title sold less or more.
I can tell you that they and PRH are very happy with the number sold. 🙂 They got flowers (and who doesn’t love flowers?)
I was wondering who they thought would win, Maud or Kate, in a straight up sword fight, no magic and no fancy armor?
Both Ilona and Gordon say Kate.
And finally here is a question from Gordon and Ilona to you. They haven’t done an article on writing for a little while and they want to know if there is something you are struggling with that they could talk about. Again, email me at this reader contact form and I’ll be sure to pass it along to them!
Thanks to everyone who chose to reach out! We truly enjoy hearing from fans, especially those of you who had touching experiences detailed in their emails. I imagine a lot of those are really hard to share. I couldn’t really address those in this post, but I wanted you to know that we do read each and every one of them and are so grateful to be a part of your lives.