Yes, it's almost here. The third book in the GFL series, THE ALL-PRO, kicks off the pre-order frenzy on April 1, 2011, 9am Pacific, noon Eastern, 5pm GMT.
Listen up, Junkies: free eBook if you buy the hardcover. You heard me. Don't make me stop this car. We realize the publishing world is changing, and many of you love your Kindles and Nooks. We also know there's nothing like that shelf of hardcovers, of getting THE ALL-PRO lined up all pretty next to your other preciouses. So, best of both worlds -- pre-order the hardcover, and the day we publish (Sept. 6) you get the free eBook.
The Director of Døøm and I are pretty f-ing excited about this book. The third volume in the series somehow makes it more real, like we're going for all the marbles with a Galaxy-spanning adventure that could be a decade in the making. Y'all are here with us, every step of the way, every snap, every tackle, every pass.
Like the last two books, THE ALL-PRO is a limited-edition, signed and numbered hardcover novel wtih a sixteen-page color insert. The sooner your order gets in, the lower your number. It retails for $34.95.
With THE ROOKIE, we had such an unexpected rush that we crashed the server. Last year for THE STARTER, we switched servers, ramped up the process, and y'all hit it so hard we crashed it again (I was in Australia with the SwanCon gang at the time, which was kick-ass).
This year, we're working with the BackMyBook.com crew to handle the insane day-one demand, and they've taken it as a personal challenge to prevent crashing. (They keep talking about the gigantic servers they've got lined up for this one. Gigantic, I say.) As usual, Pulsar, our master programming ninja, will be on hand to help as well (and thank Jeebus for that).
We expect to sell around 1,000 books right off the bat, so buy early, buy often!
HOW BIG IS THE PRINT RUN?
That's the million-dollar question. As eBooks take over, A and I are considering printing enough copies of THE ALL-PRO to cover pre-orders, and that's it. We haven't made this decision yet, but keep it in mind -- if you want to wait until October to order your hardcover, you might be out of luck.