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Ann Crispin Update

From Ann Crispin’s Facebook page yesterday:

[T]he StarBridge books available for sale as e-books on Amazon, B&N, and Kobo.com have now been transferred back to me and my collaborators … Ridan cooperated on sending us the files, and we have confirmed that royalty payments have been paid. Ridan has NOT removed the books from its website yet; do not purchase my books there or on iTunes, where, for technical reasons, there is difficulty transferring the titles.

When I clicked on one of Crispin’s titles on the Ridan site, I get the following message:

This title has been transferred to A.C. Crispin…

So it looks like Ridan is working on that as well.

What this means is that you can now purchase the Starbridge books on Amazon, B&N, and Kobo, and all proceeds will go directly to Ann and her collaborators.

Ridan is also working to convert the 6th and 7th Starbridge books to e-books, and will be turning those over to Ann as well, so those should hopefully be available soon. (The 6th popped up on Amazon as I was putting this blog post together — yay!)

While I’m still angry over the problems Crispin has had to deal with over the past year, I’m very pleased to see them being resolved.

I first discovered the  Starbridge series years ago. Starbridge was a story of first contact, one which captured the wonder and danger and excitement of discovering alien life. (I still remember loving “Doctor Blanket.”) The books were YA-friendly, and while there was plenty of conflict, the overall feeling was one of hope and optimism.

I would encourage those of you who haven’t already done so to check them out.

I know there are questions about Ridan’s other authors, as well as some mixed feelings about my own tactics in addressing this problem, and I plan to talk more about that later. But for now, I wanted to share the good news and link to Ann’s books for those of you who said you were eager to get your copies.

Codex Born Progress:

Mirrored from Jim C. Hines.


( 8 comments — Leave a comment )
Oct. 9th, 2012 02:31 pm (UTC)
Yay! *pounces on Book 6*
Oct. 9th, 2012 02:33 pm (UTC)
I need to go home and check my shelves. I'm pretty sure I still have some of these books, but I'm equally sure I don't have them all. I need to fix that :-)
Oct. 9th, 2012 03:50 pm (UTC)
I am going to have to get these books now. Ann's story was intriguing, and now that this has been sorted I will feel good about buying the books. Also, with your endorsement, I'm sure I will enjoy them!

I'll be sure to pass along the information to my friends, as well. :)
Oct. 9th, 2012 05:43 pm (UTC)
Yay for Ann and yay for you. I have no mixed feelings at all, for the record.

I think you rock. (Hugo winner!)
Oct. 9th, 2012 06:46 pm (UTC)
You at least did something, and werent a troll about it.
Oct. 9th, 2012 07:22 pm (UTC)
Thanks for letting us know so quickly that this issue is being addressed. It helps tamp down the rising tides, you know.

I suppose some people might get bent out of shape about your comments from previous. But this is *your* blog, and is therefore your little soap box on the side streets of the Internet from which you can preach whatever you choose to preach. As one reader, I cast one vote to listen to you (read what you write). My reason is because you are honest with your readers. You give us a slice of your truth. What is more, you are not promising what you can't deliver, you aren't making empty threats to anyone, you are following up on your initial issue with announcements of resolution in a timely manner, and you are willing to say it when you are wrong (those few times... ::grin::).

You are a professional artist and entertainer, and therefore part of your quest is to gain an audience. While you may inflame or rile up your audience with your words, you are not responsible for the resultant actions of the audience, only of yourself. If you are actually feeling sorry about threatening to drop a chunk of internet on someone's head, then say you're sorry. However, if you aren't, and you can continue to be proud of yourself, then, well, fuck 'em that's too bad for other people's hurt feelings.
Oct. 9th, 2012 08:42 pm (UTC)
I just purchased the first one. Best to do it, one at a time. :3
Oct. 10th, 2012 01:33 am (UTC)
I originally bought them in paperback but I would love to have them on my Kindle as soon as we get paid. Spreading the word. :)
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