release day!

THE QUEEN’S BASTARD is out today. Fine bookstores everywhere should be selling it.

I talk quite a bit about the nerve-wracking aspect of this book over at Magical Words today, and Joshua Palmatier invited me to participate in his author introduction series…where, it turns out, I talked about the nerve-wracking aspects of this book, albeit in a *slightly* different way. :)

I should be less nervous, maybe. It’s my tenth book, which you’d think would settle my nerves some in and of itself. It’s gotten some really nice reviews (money shot from Booklist’s starred review: “…the first of what promises to be an outstanding series featuring a masterfully intricate dance of politics and intrigue in a world with parallels to the Elizabethan era., and Kate Elliott said it was really good, which means more to me personally than Booklist, because ZOMG Kate Elliott! o.o). It has, in fact, already gone back to print, thanks to a big library supplier order, which, y’know, bodes well.

Still. Nervous. Excited. Hopeful. Very hopeful.

I’d love to astound my editor by having the book go back to print again by the end of May. It only (only!) needs to sell about 15,000 copies to do that. That’s either 10 copies per person on my friends list, or one copy per person plus nine more that y’all convince other people to go buy. :) So send people to read the excerpt and to drool over the cover and help me make a little noise about this one, please? *looks charming and hopeful* :)

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  1. Happy Release Day, Catie! I work at Barnes and Noble and I had shelving this morning, so guess who’s faced out at eye level? That would be you! Of course, there’s only three copies instead of four, but that’s cuz I bought one. :D


  2. Oh, thank you SO MUCH! *beams* *hugs* Thank you thank you! Booksellers are an author’s best friend! :)

    -Catie


  3. I got mine today! Just now! Woohoo! Three new Catie books! I’m going to read TQB first. :D

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