The Darkening Dream is featured in Publishers Weekly, the “Special Spring Announcement” (i.e. the extra booklet ghetto where us Indie books go). Still, this is kinda cool. Will libraries and the like rush to order my hardcover from Ingram? It’s a nice looking hardcover, plus the book is good, so they ought too.
So far, most people choose the e-book or the paperback (and mostly the e-book).
You can see the listing in the lower right. It’s on the inside flap (back of the front cover). I even turned on returns at Ingram (gasp, I’m not a big fan of physical returns) so bookstores can order it without stressing their capital-shy selves. Time will tell!
But the real awesome thing is that in the regular issue this comes with
The Darkening Dream got a starred review!
These are very rare and hard to come by.
Gorgeously creepy, strangely humorous, and sincerely terrifying tale… Gavin’s prose has both beautifully dark and startlingly scary moments, and his characters and their behaviors are refreshingly authentic for the genre: young people who are impulsive and full of bravado; older magicians who are slow to act, but protect their children; and vampires, who though undone by ambition, old enmities, and greed, act like people who have the perspective of centuries of (un)living.