Pre-Order, Pre-Order, Pre-Order

The Hint Fiction anthology isn't slated to be released for another eight months, but it's already up for pre-order at Amazon for those of you kind generous folks who like to pre-order now so you'll be pleasantly surprised months down the line when a package arrives at your place. According to the product details, the book is 192 pages long and its dimensions (because we all worry about such things) are 6.2 x 4.5 x 1 inches. They also list the release date as November 1st, but I'm not sure if that's definite -- the month, yes; the specific day, no.

Alas, there is no cover yet. I've seen the color sketch, and it's pretty groovy, and once all the final touches are done you better believe I'll post it here.

In other news, remember how I'd made The Silver Ring available for free download on Smashwords? Well, it's been exactly one month (only does February count as a full month or am I slighted a few days?), and in the course of that month the novella has been downloaded, as of this moment, 396 times. That comes out to about 100 downloads a week. Again, just because it was downloaded doesn't mean it's actually being read, but still. Something to definitely think about, I'd say.