GRRM’s official site has been updated with his latest loss in the literary awards season in the "News" section, but it’s more than made up for it by the excellent sales of the A Feast for Crows paperback. "From My Readers" is also updated with several new entries.
Amok, one of the top artists of A Song of Ice and Fire imagery, has announced that due to technical problems his site will be immediately moving to a new address. So update your bookmarks, and So get yourself over to Amok-koma.ru or, alternatively, Amok-net.ru. If it doesn’t work today, DNS propagation can take 48 hours or more, so just keep trying.
Update: Apparently the move is on hold, and its possible that Amok will be able to retain his present site after all. Keep checking out the original site, and especially its forum, for further news.
In the fifth installment of George R. R. Martin’s podcast series, GRRM discusses “Weird Stuff”: fantasy, science fiction, and horror. Besides using iTunes and RSS feed aggregators as discussed here, the episode can also be directly downloaded for listening here.
In the fourth installment of George R. R. Martin’s podcast series, GRRM discusses his experiences with Hollywood. Besides using iTunes and RSS feed aggregators as discussed here, the episode can also be directly downloaded for listening here.
GRRM’s official site has an updated “Not a Blog” entry recapping his recent travels. He concludes with the plan to try and get A Dance with Dragons completed by the end of this year, and mentions fruitful discussions with editors at a number of publishers, including comics publishers such as Marvel, DC, and Random House Comics. There is also an update in "News" regarding the re-publishing of The Hedge Knight graphic novel by Dabel Brothers Productions in hardcover, thanks to DB Pro’s partnership with Marvel; the "Cover ARt" gallery has been updated to include the two editions of the hardcover will sport.
In the third installment of George R. R. Martin’s podcast series, GRRM gives advice to budding writers about how to get a start. Besides using iTunes and RSS feed aggregators as discussed here, the episode can also be directly downloaded for listening here.
Graig Kreindler has posted that he’s now ready to sell limited edition prints of the King’s Landing map he created for Meisha Merlin’s limited edition of A Clash of Kings. It’s a gorgeous map—this image doesn’t do it justice—and it’s a steal at $40, shipping included.
Only fifty of these will be made, and at least thirteen of them have already been sold, so act quickly before they’re gone!
GRRM’s official site has been updated with an update to the “Life and Times” section with a pictorial look at Parris and himself over the years.
After much searching, we’ve finally found a list of the results for the Quill Awards, in which A Feast for Crows was nominated for best science fiction, fantasy, or horror novel. While AFfC did not win, Diana Gabaldon—one of his fellow authors in Legends 2—took away the prize for her latest Outlander novel, A Breath of Snow and Ashes.
The second podcast has now been made available. For those interested in adding the podcast to iTunes or their RSS feed aggregators, see here. The audio file, in which George discusses his beginnings as a writer, can be directly downloaded here.
On top of all the other promotional endeavors that we’ve seen for A Feast for Crows, word has just arrived that Bantam Spectra is producing a series of eight podcasts by George. The first one is available today, and discusses the origins of “A Song of Ice and Fire”.
The former publisher of Wild Cards reprints and the latest entry into the series, Death Draws Five, has gone on the auction block.
With the close releases of George’s The Ice Dragon and the paperback edition of A Feast for Crows, it’s no great surprise that the finely-tuned marketing publishing marketing machine is going all-out to capture attention. Following on the heels of ]this advertismentbeing spotted on CNN.com and this promotional interview for The Ice Dragon on YouTube, we’ve just learned that there has been at least one television spot on the History Channel promoting Feast.
If anyone’s seen the TV spot, please fill us in on the details of its content!