Jackelian books now in USA for Kindle

December 31, 2011 | By | 10 Replies More

[#update – it seems US-based readers are told they can’t buy the books. Which rather begs the question why are these pages up there, then?]

HarperCollins has now made my Jackelian series of fantasy books directly available in the USA for the Amazon Kindle (at least, I think so – it’s hard to tell exactly, as I’m shopping from a UK-based PC, so the price and actual download functionality seems to be hidden from me by Amazon. If you can’t buy them in the US, do let me know and I’ll revise this). See the links below.

Anyway, the US Kindle links are (in reverse order)…

From the Deep of the Dark (coming Feb 2012: currently on pre-order)

Jack Cloudie

Secrets of the Fire Sea

The Rise of the Iron Moon

The Kingdom Beyond the Waves

The Court of the Air

Enjoy – I hope the links work this time.

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I am an author of various fantasy, science fiction, crime and other genre books from Gollancz, Hachette and HarperCollins. Some day I hope to grow up and be an astronaut. Exploring Mars would be nice.

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  1. Colleen McCaffrey says:

    I pretty much only read e-books anymore, but I really want to read this series. Are they available in ANY e-book format in the US? Starting with the first one? I really don’t want to start in the middle and hope I can eventually read the beginning. Thanks.

  2. Stephen says:

    Hi Colleen

    As far as I can tell, it’s a bit spotty. HarperCollins own the US rights, but haven’t been able to come to terms with Tor, the American publisher yet, on selling them.

    Ho hum. I apologize for traditional publishing on their behalf.


  3. Brian D. says:

    Any idea when, or even if your books will ever come to the US in Ebook form? I would like to read the series from the beginning but see that only the last two are currently available in ebook format.

  4. Stephen says:

    To be honest Brian, sadly, no!

  5. Sionathan says:

    For what it’s worth, books 3 & 4 are now available as ebooks in the USA from Google Play, Amazon and B&N; but not any of the others. Rather frustrating.

    I was just this weekend introduced to this series by a dear friend, but apparently will now have to borrow his paper copies instead of buying my own e-copies. 🙁

  6. Stephen says:

    Hi, Sionathan, I feel your pain on this one. And you wonder why trad publishing is going down the swannie!

  7. Charlie Briwn says:

    The Court of the Air kindle edition listed as “not available for purchase” in the US.



  8. Stephen says:

    Yeah, it turns out Tor didn’t ask for the e-book rights when they purchased the paper ones from HarperCollins. The deal was done that long ago!

  9. Sionathan says:

    So… is there any chance you might be able to browbeat your publisher into correcting that digital rights issue for US customers? 6 years later (has it really been that long?!) I find that the ebook situation has not changed, and the first 2 books still are not available electronically in the US on any platform.

    Having now worn out my paper copy of Court of the Air, I thought surely I should be able to get a version for my Nook app now, but to no avail! 🙁

  10. Stephen says:

    I’ll give it another go, Sionathan, but I don’t have a lot of hope, to be honest.

    For the latest books in the series (starting with book 7, ‘Mission to Mightadore’), I’m releasing under my own imprint which I control … and they’re available in every country in the world.

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