The Inner Circle

New Interview And Review

Steve Umstead -- with whom I did a podcast once upon a time -- kindly interviewed me about Man of Wax and The Inner Circle. And hey, chance to win free stuff! Speaking of Man of Wax, the book is still getting reviews nearly a year later, this time by the Parents' Little Black Book of Books. The reviewer calls the novel "one of the best 'scary' stories I have read this year" and "great job, I loved it." You can read the rest of the review here.

Reminder: The Inner Circle Live Reading Tonight

First, the trade paperback of The Inner Circle is now available via Amazon. The expanded distribution will probably take another week or two, but really, why not just buy it from Amazon, like, now? (UK readers, check it out here.) As always, if you'd like a signed personalized copy of The Inner Circle or any of my novels, email me at robert (at) robertswartwood (dot) com for details.

One thing I really went back and forth on was the price. I've been pricing my paperbacks either $13.95 or $14.95 (or £8.99 in the UK), depending on the number of pages. The Inner Circle, though, is my longest book yet, coming in at just over 450 pages, and to make the book cost effective I had to bump the price a bit. So you can pick it up for $16.95, and in the UK £10.99. Is that too much? I studied a lot of pricing structures for thick novels, and believe it or not, some were even more expensive than seventeen bucks. In the end, I priced it as fair as I could without practically losing money.

Now, are you excited for tonight's live reading? Sure you are! The first one begins at 7:00 pm EST, the second one at 10:00 pm EST. Why am I doing two? Well, because I know not everyone is free at one particular time of the day, so I'm hoping by doing two readings, more people can join in on the fun. It seemed to work out well the last time I did it. See you then.