Jeremy Szal has a . . . book club?

I’ve finally gotten off my arse and launched my newsletter/book club/email list. It’s so everyone who likes my stuff (surprisingly, such people exist) can remain in touch, hear about upcoming book releases, early cover reveals, etc. I’ll also be doing free giveaways, posting free short stories, and posting news in advance. In addition, all subscribers will get a free novelette that’s set in the world of The Common, and acts as a sort of prequel to STORMBLOOD.

It’ll be the best way to hear what I’m up to, as I despise WordPress and don’t see myself sticking around here for long.

I’ll be sending these updates very infrequently – perhaps three to four times a year, but I’m still ironing out the kinks.

You can subscribe to my Book Club by clicking this link here!

Alternatively, you should be able to do right below…

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Stormblood US Book Launch with Mysterious Galaxy

The great Mysterious Galaxy Bookstore is hosting the virtual US launch of STORMBLOOD tonight, on April 6 at 7pm PT, along with my good mate Jackson Ford, aka Rob Boffard. It’s free to attend, so if you’re keen to watch us talk nonsense about beers and books and roast each other senseless, do come along.

The link to register for the event is here.

Oh, and all copies of STORMBLOOD with Mysterious Galaxy will include signed bookplates, since I know some of you guys like that.

STORMBLOOD US launch!

After nearly 2 years (thanks COVID), STORMBLOOD will *finally* be releasing locally in the US and Canada in print format! In actual bookstores!

Even better, Mysterious Galaxy in CA will have signed copies available in a few weeks time. So, if a gnarly military SF/space opera adventure about two estranged brothers on opposing sides of a drug war looks up your alley, and if having my chicken scrawl signature defacing your book happens to be your thing, you can pre-order a copy here.

Other stores that have signed copies include:

Borderlands Books

White Dwarf Books

Barnes and Nobles, Lafayette IN

Considering this is basically a soft relaunch for the book, pre-orders are hugely hugely helpful. I can’t understate how essential they are for newer authors, especially with indie SFF bookstores.

BLINDSPACE Hardback Available at Goldsboro

At last, it can be announced! The fabulous Goldsboro books are doing a special, limited hardback run of BLINDSPACE, just as they did with STORMBLOOD, with fabulous dark-purple sprayed edges. They’re all accompanied by my hand-crafted, vintage, bespoke signature, with some witty turns of phrase included for good measure. I do it for you, dear readers! I do it for you!

There’s only going to be 250 copies available (one of which is MINE), so if you’re looking for a hardback edition I do suggest you grab one quickly. . .

You can go ahead and buy it on the Goldsboro website, here.

Getting signed books at the Broken Binding and Galaxy Bookstore!

I sign as many copies of my book as I can. Unfortunately, that usually extends to bookstores in my local area, or stores that I can visit physically. In some circumstances, I’ve been able to send off signed bookplates to bookstores to be glued into the books. Jeff Bezos has enough money, so I’m very happy to go the extra effort to sign books if it means more readers support indie and SFF specialist bookstores.

These are the places you can, as far as I know, get signed copies of my book:

Galaxy Bookstore. Located in Sydney, Australia, have agreed to continuously stock signed copies of my book. They ship nationally and internationally. I’m more than happy to provide dedications or personalized signatures for anyone who wants a copy. Order a copy from them with any special requests, and I’ll pop by and sign them for you. It’s really no bother, and it’s a great way to get signed books sent off to readers who’d never otherwise be able to meet me in person.

The Broken Binding. Located in the UK, they’ve got plenty of signed copies of my book. I can’t personalize them, alas, but they’re the only folks in the UK who have signed bookplates. They’re a great indie bookstore and I highly, highly recommend checking them out.

STORMBLOOD Cover Reveal!

The day has arrived. The good good people at Gollancz have revealed the cover art for my debut novel I’ve been jabbering on about for almost a full length of the Earth’s rotation. And it is gorgeous. Feast them eyes:

Stormblood

It’s very blue.

I had extensively input on crafting the cover. We agreed to go for the “Gotham in space” aesthetic. Dark and moody, but slick and adventurous. Containing a sense of noir mystery, underpinned by a sense of exuberance and widescreen exploration. And they knocked it out of the park and into orbit. I asked them to make it as screaming blue as possible, and they jumped the rail to outdo themselves. I mean, look at it! Those spaceships! Those buildings! That mist! All credit goes to Gollancz and Blacksheep for their stellar work.

I’ll do a write up on the finer details of crafting the cover, but for now, I’m going to bask in the blue glow of this very fine cover. Gollancz has a full proper write up, if you’re inclined to check it out.

Pre-orders have also opened! I cannot understate how disproportionately helpful they are for debut authors, and essential keeping us afloat. If you do pre-order, I’ll owe you a life debt (and by life debt, I mean buy you a drink or send you a bookplate). If you can, support your local bookstore, but you can also order it online:


Book Despoitry (free shipping worldwide): https://www.bookdepository.com/Stormblood-Jeremy-Szal/9781473227422?ref=grid-view&qid=1568803043304&sr=1-1
Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Stormblood-Jeremy-Szal/dp/1473227410
Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/Stormblood-Jeremy-Szal/dp/1473227410

In the meantime, I’m going to look into framing this thing on my wall.

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