CITY OF SAINTS BANTAM EDITION--FUN STUFF AND MORE!
CULT CLASSIC FINALLY OUT FROM MAJOR US PUBLISHER
Today the Bantam trade paperback edition of City of Saints & Madmen appears in bookstores all over the U.S. and Canada. This 700-page edition features the wonderful cover created by James Hollywell at Pan Macmillan and the definitive text. It features great illustrations and art, some of which are shown below.
Excerpts and banner ads will be appearing on many websites, including Locus Online. Reviews should start appearing in newspapers, etc., in mid-March. Thanks to everyone at Bantam for their great support for this title.
NEW PAGE OF FUN STUFF, PRESS KIT, BANNER ADS
Juha Lindroos has revamped my website to coincide with the release and Mark Roberts and I, with input from Bantam, have created the definitive City of Saints fun page for readers, and the definitive press kit. You can also download the banner ads and use them on your own websites. I hope some of you will. Here are the links.
Click on the moon for a City of Saints-related sound experience…Click on a spire to get to Ambergris…Click on my, er, head, and you get some cute photos of me, my wife, koala bears, and drinking absinthe out of half a human skull…
City of Saints Fun Stuff
Everything from screensavers and a quiz to the trailer for the book and downloadable mp3s from the soundtrack.
City of Saints Press Kit
A ton of free-use articles and links to other information about City of Saints, excerpts, the Bantam press release, and print/web versions of the cover, among other things.
Art from City of Saints, by Mark Roberts
HOW YOU CAN HELP
If you’ve got the book already but want to help out in some way, downloading a banner ad and running it on your blog or website is a huge help. Here’s the link.
If a banner ad isn’t your thing, if you’ve already run a review or mention of City, pulling it out of your archives and running it again would be a huge help as well!
Posting an Amazon.com review would be great, under the listing for the Bantam edition.
Art from City of Saints, by John Coulthart (with inset by Scott Eagle)
APPEARANCES IN MARCH FOR CITY OF SAINTS
I’ll be in Austin in support of the book at the Associated Writers Programs conference on a panel with Kelly Link, Brian Evenson, Matt Cheney, Laird Hunt, and the editors of ParaSpheres, and doing a reading at BookPeople with them, Gavin Grant, and Michael Moorcock (!!). March 9-12.
Then I’ll be in Ft. Lauderdale for the Conference on Literature of the Fantastic, doing two panels, a reading, the "Rough Guide to Ambergris" multimedia presentation, and just generally being rather present.
(Evil Monkey: "You're one busy son of a bitch." Jeff: "Yeah, but it's exciting! And there's a cool review of Shriek at Bookmunch now." Evil Monkey: "Who's your editor at Bantam, by the way?" Jeff: "The wonderful Juliet Ulman." Evil Monkey: "She's one smart monkey." Jeff: "She's smart, but she's no monkey." Evil Monkey: "That was a compliment, you jerk.")
UPDATE: Yup, there it is on the new trade paperback table, right next to Goldie...Ann went and took some photos! I don't know when you ever lose the thrill of seeing a new book in print in the bookstore. I'll never take that for granted.