Saturday, March 25, 2006

It's In The Bookstores

My novel Harald has been available from Amazon for over a week, and is now in our local bookstore. I have even received my first email from a reader of the actual published version. My favorite line of which was: "it's full of intelligent people being intelligent."

Words to warm at least this writer's heart.


At 2:42 PM, March 25, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...


At 5:37 PM, March 25, 2006, Blogger TJIC said...

I got my copy from Amazon the other day.

The pages slid right out of the binding.

Damn atom-based fiction distribution system!

At 6:11 PM, March 25, 2006, Blogger David Friedman said...

If tjic would email me--I found his blog, but couldn't find his email address on it--I think I can provide him a version that is not atom based, and perhaps he can provide information for me to pass on to my publisher about the deficiencies of the instantiation that Amazon sent him.

At 10:02 AM, March 26, 2006, Blogger mark said...

What is the scale on the map by Porter ?

At 11:41 AM, March 26, 2006, Blogger David Friedman said...

Mark asks about the scale of the map. Good question--if there is a second printing, perhaps we can put a scale in the version in the book.

As best I recall my calculations, the distance from the Oasis to the Northflood (near the top left corner of the map) is about a hundred miles. From that you should be able to work out the scale.

At 8:08 PM, March 28, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey David -- congratulations on the novel!

I requested it through my local library, and they have a field for subject/genre. I put in "fantasy" on instinct -- that seem appropriate? IIRC there's no fantastic elements in it but it seems closer to the SF mindspace than normal "adult fiction".

At 10:45 PM, March 28, 2006, Blogger David Friedman said...

Damien asks about genre.

I've been describing it as either a fantasy without magic or a historical novel with invented history and geography. There are other examples—a favorite of mine is The Paladin by Cherryh—but as far as I know the genre doesn't really have a name.

At 7:24 AM, April 05, 2006, Blogger said...

I got my copy in the mail yesterday. Since I just finished reading Snow Crash, which I enjoyed, I got to start it last night. I'm only about 20 pages in, but look forward to completing it and maybe reviewing it on my site.


At 5:36 PM, June 01, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have a few questions. I've noticed that you are an anarcho-capitalist. I don't know much about that belief system, but I am curious whether profiting off copyright law is in conflict with it?

What would be your reaction if someone sold photocopies of your book?

This is not meant as challenge or criticism, I'm just curious :)


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