Audible will be releasing Swan Song as an unabridged audiobook on November 15, 2011. The book will be read by Tom Stechschulte, who also recorded The Road, Shutter Island, and many more. Audible’s website isn’t set up for pre-orders, so check their site or come back here on November 15 for the ordering information! I hope to have an excerpt available sometime before then….
Open Road Integrated Media has released nine of Robert McCammon’s novels in ebook format! The books are available now from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iTunes, Sony, Kobo, and other sites. On their Robert McCammon page, you can find links to purchase the ebooks, as well as a video profile of Robert McCammon, which can also be seen below.
It was originally announced that all of Robert McCammon’s pre-Speaks the Nightbird backlist would be published in ebook format today, but there was a rights mixup, and the first four books are not yet available. Those books (Baal, Bethany’s Sin, The Night Boat, and They Thirst) will be released as ebooks in the coming months by Subterranean Press, which will also be publishing signed limited editions of each novel. The first limited edition and ebook, Baal, will be published in November 2011 and can be ordered from Subterranean Press.
In addition to the ebook releases, Simon & Schuster has re-released their abridged audiobooks of Boy’s Life and Gone South. Both are available from Audible, Ambling Books, and other sites. Again, please note that these releases are the 3-hour abridged audiobooks originally released in 1991 and 1992.
- Simon & Schuster is re-releasing their abridged audio versions of Boy’s Life (narrated by Richard Thomas) and Gone South (narrated by Will Patton) as audio MP3 downloads. These recordings were originally released on audiocassette in 1991 and 1992. Unfortunately, these abridgements are only 3 hours long and do a pretty good job of hacking up the stories. However, Thomas and Patton are both excellent narrators. The releases are scheduled for October 18, 2011, and can be pre-ordered from Ambling Books.
- Russian publisher AST has released a hardcover Russian translation of Mister Slaughter. The cover art can be seen on the right; click on the image or click here for a larger version.
- Previously mentioned anthology releases Zombies! Zombies! Zombies! (which includes a reprint of “Eat Me”), Creatures (which includes a reprint of “The Deep End”), and Demons (which includes a reprint of “Best Friends”) are all available now.
- Some great blog reviews of Robert McCammon’s work have been posted recently, including:
Robert McCammon will be a featured Visiting Author for the Huntsville Literary Association in 2012. From their website:
HLA is pleased to bring noted authors to the Tennessee Valley to discuss their works, their lives, and their writing craft. These lively talks, held at various venues, are open to the public unless noted. An admission fee may be required.
April 22, 2012 – Birmingham’s Robert R. McCammon is author of more than a dozen novels, including the best-selling coming-of-age novel Boy’s Life, the Matthew Corbett series of historical mysteries and the new modern thriller The Five. Stephen King calls the most recent novel, his best book yet. Location: Huntsville Madison County Public Library. Time: 2 to 4 p.m. Open to the public. Information: 256-652-2629.
This October 2, 2011, article from the Huntsville Times Living contains more details about the HLA series:
From the 2012 Bram Stoker Awards website:
Celebrate 25 Years of HWA!
Please join us at the World Horror Convention 2012 in Salt Lake City as we present “Celebrate HWA Day” in honor of the 25th Anniversary of the Bram Stoker Awards and the 25th Anniversary of HWA’s incorporation! A day of special events and panels will culminate with the presentation of the Bram Stoker Awards for 2012, and the Vampire Novel of the Century Award.
HWA Co-Founder Joe Lansdale HWA Co-Founder Karen Lansdale HWA Co-Founder Robert McCammon
Dacre Stoker Emcee Jeff Strand
We’re thrilled to have HWA’s three original founders, Joe Lansdale, Karen Lansdale, and Robert McCammon, join us as our special Guests of Honor for “Celebrate HWA Day”! We’re also happy to welcome back Dacre Stoker, representing the Bram Stoker Estate in the presentation of the Vampire Novel of the Century Award, and our Bram Stoker Awards Presentation emcee Jeff Strand.
From Subterranean Press:
It’s been out for a while now, both as a hardcover and ebook, but Robert McCammon’s remarkable rock and roll epic, The Five, continues to draw praise. From Locus: “The Five is Robert R. McCammon’s first novel outside of his recent series of historical thrillers featuring Matthew Corbett since Gone South. Do the math and that’s almost 20 years. It’s a nicely nostalgic return to form for a writer who was one of the most highly regarded novelists during horror’s boom years, and it will put readers familiar with his work very much in mind of earlier novels from that time, including Mine and Boy’s Life; its fantastic element is more suggested than evident, and it eschews the darker possibilities of its theme for an upbeat appraisal of the human spirit’s capacity to rise above adversity.”
Trade: Fully cloth bound hardcover edition: $26.95
Before we go, an important note about Rick’s new Michael Gallatin collection, Hunter from the Woods: As we expected, Hunter is pre-selling very well. So well, in fact, that we won’t be able to fill orders for large online retail and wholesale accounts. If you’d like a copy, a direct order is your best bet.
Hunter from the Woods
Limited: 1000 signed numbered hardcover copies: $75
On October 18, 2011, much of Robert McCammon’s pre-Speaks the Nightbird backlist, from Mystery Walk through Gone South, will be available in various eBook formats. The books will be published by Open Road Integrated Media, and more information, including a video profile of Robert McCammon, will be available on October 18.
The books are already pre-orderable from Amazon (Kindle) and iTunes (iBooks). Click here for order links for all of the McCammon ebooks! As soon as Barnes & Noble adds the titles, the page will be updated to include the NOOK links, as well.