Michael Stackpole’s Talion: Revenant Sequel Challenge May21

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Michael Stackpole’s Talion: Revenant Sequel Challenge

The digital age is here and it’s not going anywhere. With new products like Amazon’s Kindle, Apple’s iPad, and a variety of ebook readers out there, it is likely that we will see a shift from the traditional dead-tree format, to digital books.

I for one love the nostalgia that I get from reading a book and turning the pages, but I can’t ignore what is on the horizon. Since I live in a small Tokyo apartment, an ebook device is something that can help me save a lot of space and allow me to hang on to thousands of pages of literature, reference, and throw away novels. I also support ebooks, because it eliminates the publishers and puts more money into the author’s hands. An author can now afford to sell less copies of a book (they don’t want to of course). What this means is if an author wants to write a sequel or experiment with different genres they can do so more easily. The risk is all on them, but it’s a smaller risk than a publisher would have to take.

I’m not going to get into it, because one I’m not an expert on it, and two there is an author that can explain it better than I can. New York Times best-selling author Michael Stackpole has issued a challenge. Basically if his novel Talion: Revenant can sell 10,000 copies he will write the long awaited sequel. He has not been able to do so in the past for whatever reasons, including commitments to publishers et cetera. From the money he makes from the 10,000 copies he can live off of it for a year and write the sequel many of us desperately want to read. To read Stackpole’s blog please go here.

Talion: Revenant is available in epub (iPad and other e-readers) and Kindle formats for US$5.00.

Talion in epub Format

Talion on Kindle