It’s been brought to my attention that at the moment Amazon appears to be fresh out of The Ghost Brigades, and folks are wondering if that means it’s out of print.
The answer: Not as far as I know. The paperback isn’t going to be out until next May, so that’s kind of a long time not to have the book out there, and I know Tor does like making money with those books of mine (and I for one heartily endorse this sentiment). And also, you know, if the book had gone out of print, I expect Tor would have told me.
What it means is probably that Amazon went through its stock and is in the process of reordering, and in all likelihood will have the book back on the virtual shelves within a day or so. So don’t panic. It’s not there now, but it will be back soon. Really.
Also remember that unless you’re absolutely dead-set on ordering from Amazon, there are lots of other places to buy the book online: Borderlands Books, Clarkesworld Books (both of which may still have signed copies in their inventories), any other number of specialized SF bookstores, Barnes and Noble, Powell’s, Booksense and so on and so forth. Hell, you can even get it from Wal-Mart online, if’n you really wanted, or Tower, while it lasts. Point is, there are lots of places online to buy the book (and indeed, any of my books — and, indeed, almost any book) that aren’t named for a South American river. And while purchasing them elsewhere does not give me the tiny ego bump of watching my Amazon sales rank uptick, it still will show up on my royalty statement, and honestly, that’s the number that matters.