So, I figured out why it’s been so hard to get a publishing deal. Obviously, I’ve been making it really hard on all the publishing houses by having my agent do all that submitting and schmoozing stuff. That’s no fun and way too much work. So, I’ve decided to make it much easier on everyone. Here is a handy-dandy “Publishing Deal” button. Just press it and make your best offer. Man, I should have thought of this sooner.
Jeremy Robinson’s first book in his Chess Team Series goes on sale today. The book is called Pulse and it sounds like you may raise your pulse rate just by reading it. It features an evil scientist named Richard Ridley. I ordered my copy yesterday. You should buy a copy and see just how despicably evil a guy who shares my name can be. Also you should buy it because of what these reviewers and authors say about the book:
“Robinson’s latest reads like a video game with tons of action and lots of carnage. The combination of mythology, technology, and high-octane action proves irresistible. Gruesome and nasty in a good way, this will appeal to readers of Matthew Reilly.”
“Raiders of the Lost Arc meets Tom Clancy meets Saturday matinee monster flick with myths, monsters, special ops supermen and more high tech weapons than a Bond flick. Pulse is an over-the-top, bullet-ridden good time.”
— Scott Sigler, New York Times bestselling author of CONTAGIOUS and INFECTED
“Jeremy Robinson’s latest novel, PULSE, ratchets his writing to the next level. Rocket-boosted action, brilliant speculation, and the recreation of a horror out of the mythologic past, all seamlessly blend into a rollercoaster ride of suspense and adventure. Who knew chess could be this much fun!”
— James Rollins, New York Times bestselling author of THE LAST ORACLE
“PULSE contains all of the danger, treachery, and action a reader could wish for. Its band of heroes are gutsy and gritty. Jeremy Robinson has one wild imagination, slicing and stitching his tale together with the deft hand of a surgeon. Robinson’s impressive talent is on full display in this one.”
— Steve Berry, New York Times bestselling author of THE CHARLEMAGNE PURSUIT
“Here’s a neat twist: a young adventure thriller writer – whose heroes save the world – saves the world of adventure thrillers. In a genre glutted with popcorn gimmicks and tired rip-offs, Jeremy Robinson dares to craft old-fashioned guilty pleasures – far horizons, ancient maps, and classic monsters – hardwired for the 21st century. There’s nothing timid about Robinson as he drops his readers off the cliff without a parachute and somehow manages to catch us an inch or two from doom.”
— Jeff Long, New York Times bestselling author of THE DESCENT and YEAR ZERO
“PULSE is Jeremy Robinson’s best yet. A really intriguing premise, frightening consequences, wrapped up in roaring adventure.”
— Stel Pavlou International Bestselling author of DECIPHER
“An elite task force must stop a genetic force of nature in the form of the legendary Hydra in this latest Jeremy Robinson thriller. Yet another page-turner!”
—Steve Alten, N.Y. Times best-selling author of The Loch & MEG: Hell’s Aquarium
“A pulse-pounding adventure genetically engineered to mythic effect.”
— Thomas Greanias, New York Times bestselling author of THE ATLANTIS REVELATION
“Greek myth and biotechnology collide in Robinson’s first in a new thriller series to feature the Chess Team… Robinson (Antarktos Rising) will have readers turning the pages…”
— Publisher’s Weekly
“Combining mythology with Jurassic Park, PULSE is an over the top action-packed thriller that will have readers hooked from start to finish as one escapade leads to another and another, etc as the story line never takes a breather.”
— Harriet Klausner, Amazon’s #1 reviewer
This is a follow up to my post, How Books Were Made Before Magic Digital Fairies Existed! The folks at Macmillan Publishing created a video of their own on how the process works today. You can file this under “If you don’t laugh, you’ll cry.” This was posted on January 12, 2009, well after the publishing industry went under a bit of an upheaval. It’s good to see that the good people at Macmillan have such a great sense of humor. What’s the sense of doing something if you’re not having fun? By watching this video, you will discover a little known fact about writers. We do supplement our income by blogging. I can tell you that I have literally made dollars from this blog. And by “literally” I mean figuratively. And by “made” I mean spent.
BTW – Macmillan did write every third word of this blog post so I am not completely responsible for its content.
BTW2 – I lied when I claimed Macmillan wrote every third word of this blog. I have to go now. I’m off to make my World of Warcraft avatar.
I’ve talked about Jeremy Robinson before on this blog. He’s a writer to be admired for more than just his talent. He is an extremely resourceful guy who had a dream he refused to give up on. He started in the POD world, and graduated to owning his own small publishing house, and eventually even signed a publishing multi-book deal with a major publishing house (Thomas Dunne/St. Martin’s Press). He’s a guy to watch and learn from. Luckily he’s made that easy for you. He has a bi-weekly video blog on Youtube that is worth subscribing to if you’re a writer, author, or a member of the publishing community. Here’s one of my favorite installments. Watch, learn, and pass along the link to everyone on your list that’s ever talked about publishing a book.
Enough of this nice guy stuff. I’m going to be bad this year. Well, not actually me, but a character named Richard Ridley will be awesomely bad in an upcoming thriller written by Jeremy Robinson (now you know my first name). Jeremy dropped me a note last week letting me know about his new bad guy, and I’m loving every wicked moment of it. I’ve secretly always wanted to be an evil geneticist. Lack of brains and overall evilness is the only thing holding me back. Here’s what Jeremy had to say in his initial email:
I named the bad guy in PULSE after you. Richard Ridley is the head of Manifold Genetics and into some unsavory science. He’s a fun character, but can be…brutal at times. I used a bunch of upcoming authors as names for characters in the book. Just thought it’d be fun. 🙂 Scott Sigler, Lewis Aleman and Steven Savile are all authors in the book too, though I changed Scott’s first name to Jack.
Here’s a description of PULSE:
Imagine a world where soldiers regenerate and continue fighting without pause, and where suicide bombers live to strike again. This is the dream of Richard Ridley, founder of Manifold Genetics, and he has discovered the key to eternal life: an ancient artifact buried beneath a Greek inscribed stone in the Peruvian desert.
When Manifold steals the artifact and abducts archaeologist Dr. George Pierce, the United States Special Forces Delta operator, Jack Sigler, callsign King, and his “Chess Team”—Queen, Knight, Rook, Bishop and their handler, Deep Blue—give chase. They must save Pierce and stop Manifold before they change the face of genetics—and human history—forever.
According to the Amazon detail page, the book will be released in May of 2009, but it is available for pre-order now!
Jeremy also has another book coming out on January 16, 2009 titled Kronos. If you like sea monsters (and who doesn’t) this is the book for you. Here’s the trailer:
I will be returning the favor. Look for a slightly insane Bigfoot hunter named Jeremy Robinson in my new book titled “Lost Days.” Release date as yet to be determined.