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Alaundo Posted - 12 Feb 2004 : 19:08:51
Well met

This being a collective scroll of any questions the Scribes and visitors of Candlekeep wish to put to a renowned author of the Realms, namely - Richard Lee Byers, whos works include: Dissolution, The Shattered Mask, The Black Bouquet and the upcoming Year of Rogue Dragons Trilogy.

Present your questions herein and check back to see what news may also come forth from the quill of this author.
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Richard Lee Byers Posted - 16 Jul 2017 : 19:03:31
For those who might be interested, a new eBook edition of my early horror novel DARK FORTUNE (about a cursed Tarot deck) is now available from Macabre Ink.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B073YM9DSC
Richard Lee Byers Posted - 08 Jul 2017 : 14:48:09
Grimdark Magazine #12 is now available. The contents include new stories by Anna Smith-Spark, Luke Scull, and William Stiteler and interviews with Richard A. Knaak, Michael J. Sullivan, and me. You can get the Kindle edition here:

https://www.amazon.com/Grimdark-Magazine-Issue-Richard-Byers-ebook/dp/B073RRCQG9/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1499496748&sr=8-1&keywords=grimdark+magazine+12
Richard Lee Byers Posted - 21 Jun 2017 : 13:20:39
New interview with me focusing on my new book THIS SWORD FOR HIRE.

http://rothcopress.com/the-fantasy-life-of-richard-lee-byers/
Richard Lee Byers Posted - 13 Jun 2017 : 16:59:21
Available now! THIS SWORD FOR HIRE collects all the stories (so far) about my sword-and-sorcery hero Selden, which is to say, some of my favorite stuff. No BS, I think anyone who likes my Forgotten Realms stuff will like these yarns as well. You can check out the book here:

https://www.amazon.com/This-Sword-Hire-Richard-Byers/dp/194543600X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1497368696&sr=8-1&keywords=this+sword+for+hire+richard+lee+byers
Richard Lee Byers Posted - 07 Apr 2017 : 14:10:01
There's a new eBook edition of my horror novel DEAD TIME out from the fine people at Crossroad Press. It's already available on Amazon and will be listed at Barnes & Noble, iTunes, and all the usual suspects in the very near future.

DEAD TIME combines the thrills and chills of supernatural horror with the twisty logic of classic time travel stories. The hero faces malevolent spirits and also has to worry about creating paradoxes, altering his own past, erasing himself from existence, and all that kind of thing.

Here's a link to the book on Amazon:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06Y3NFZFZ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1491569400&sr=8-1&keywords=dead+time+richard+lee+byers#65279;
Richard Lee Byers Posted - 08 Mar 2017 : 16:22:36
The Shane Plays radio show where Ed Greenwood, Geoff Gander, and I discussed the Forgotten Realms is now available as a podcast. Info here:

http://shaneplays.com/ed-greenwood-and-the-realms-at-tegg-radio-show-podcast-ep-90/
Richard Lee Byers Posted - 24 Dec 2016 : 15:09:27
Previously available only on the Onder Librum site, my Stormtalons novel THE GHOST IN THE STONE is now available on Amazon. (Stormtalons is the new epic fantasy universe created by Ed Greenwood.) So if you were waiting to get it using an Amazon gift card, your Amazon Prime membership, or some such, YOUR HOUR IS AT HAND!

And you know, if you already did get it via Onder Librum but you're just bursting with the urge to share your opinion of it with the world, you can still post a review on Amazon. The Amazon Gestapo won't come in the night and kick in your door or anything. Or at least I don't think so.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01NCOTNS4/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1482591431&sr=8-1&keywords=the+ghost+in+the+stone+byers
Richard Lee Byers Posted - 13 Dec 2016 : 16:09:47
New fantasy stories by Erik Scott de Bie, Erin M. Evans, Elizabeth Bear, William King, and me. Edited by James Lowder and Robert J. Schwalb. Check it out.

http://schwalbentertainment.com/shadow-of-the-demon-lord/accessories/
Richard Lee Byers Posted - 05 Dec 2016 : 20:06:47
I did a piece for the Stormtalons blog about writing in a shared setting, specifically, a shared setting that's just starting out. You can read that here:

http://stormtalons.theedgreenwoodgroup.com/writing-in-a-shared-world-thats-just-starting-out/
Richard Lee Byers Posted - 30 Nov 2016 : 17:39:57
For those who may be interested, here's the link to buy my new Stormtalons fantasy novel (from The Ed Greenwood Group), for a limited time available only through the Onder Librum site at a special introductory price.

https://onderemporium.com/index.php/product/stormtalons-04-the-ghost-in-the-stone-ebook/
Richard Lee Byers Posted - 22 Nov 2016 : 23:24:27
Onder Librum (AKA The Ed Greenwood Group) has revealed the cover (and a bit of info) about THE GHOST IN THE STONE, my Stormtalons fantasy novel due out at the end of the month. Check it out here:

http://onderlibrum.com/index.php/2016/11/22/tegg-reveals-covers-for-november-releases/
Richard Lee Byers Posted - 10 Oct 2016 : 01:11:45
My short story "The Fishing Hole" is now available for a mere, a lousy, 99 cents! This is urban fantasy set in the Hellmaw universe created by Ed Greenwood.

https://www.amazon.com/Hellmaw-Short-Fishing-Hole-Shorts-ebook/dp/B01M2TUBAS/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1476050112&sr=8-1&keywords=the+fishing+hole+byers
Richard Lee Byers Posted - 28 Sep 2016 : 01:45:37
After some garbled communication and general confusion, I now know that, contrary to what I posted previously, my new fantasy novel BLACK DOGS is already available in all formats, eBook, audiobook, AND paper-and-ink.

The story is set in the Iron Kingdoms universe of Privateer Press and stars the Black River Irregulars, the mercenary band who appeared previously in my novella MURDER IN CORVIS. I'm going to go out on a limb here and predict that if you enjoyed it when I wrote about a mercenary company in the Forgotten Realms, you'll enjoy these new stories as well.

Anyway, here I am plugging the novel one more time and letting you know that if old-school paper-and-ink is your preferred format, you need not wait until November to read it that way. You can get it that way now. Just follow the link:

https://www.amazon.com/Black-Dogs-Richard-Lee-Byers/dp/1943693137/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1475022665&sr=8-1&keywords=black+dogs+byers
Richard Lee Byers Posted - 21 Sep 2016 : 15:01:23
So the publisher tells me the release of BLACK DOGS, my Iron Kingdoms fantasy novel, was pushed back to 11/9. Yet a friend tells me the Kindle and audio editions are available on Amazon right now. So if one of those is your preferred mode of reading, you're good to go. Whereas if you want to read the paper-and-ink edition, I guess you'll have to wait until 11/9, although you can of course preorder it now.

For those who are interested, here's the link to the book on Amazon:

https://www.amazon.com/Black-Dogs-Richard-Lee-Byers/dp/1943693137/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1474465587&sr=8-1&keywords=black+dogs+richard+lee+byers
Richard Lee Byers Posted - 13 Sep 2016 : 19:45:12
Here's an excerpt from BLACK DOGS, my new fantasy novel coming out this month from Privateer Press! BLACK DOGS is set in the Iron Kingdoms universe and stars the Black River Irregulars, the mercenaries who previously starred in my novella MURDER IN CORVIS. Enjoy!

http://privateerpress.com/community/who-let-the-dogs-out-the-black-river-irregulars-return-in-black-dogs
Richard Lee Byers Posted - 03 Sep 2016 : 00:51:04
I've got a new Basil & Moebius novelette out: "The Picture of Aleister Crowley!" This time around, the guys infiltrate a posh but sinister house party in Sicily and end up confronting the occult legacy of the Great Beast himself. Check it out:

http://www.magnetic-press.com/now-on-kindle-the-picture-of-aleister-crowley-a-basil-moebius-adventure/
Richard Lee Byers Posted - 17 Aug 2016 : 14:39:40
Hope you enjoy it, WR!
Wooly Rupert Posted - 16 Aug 2016 : 20:32:27
quote:
Originally posted by Richard Lee Byers

I posted previously that the Audible and Kindle editions of my Iron Kingdoms novel BLACK DOGS are available for preorder. Now I see that, for those who prefer books made of protons and neutrons as well as electrons, the print edition is as well. Here's the link:

https://www.amazon.com/Black-Dogs-Richard-Lee-Byers/dp/1943693137/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1471356183&sr=8-3&keywords=black+dogs+richard+lee+byers



Thanks for the link! I have preordered that book (and Breath of Earth, my friend Beth's new book, too!)
Richard Lee Byers Posted - 16 Aug 2016 : 15:14:47
I posted previously that the Audible and Kindle editions of my Iron Kingdoms novel BLACK DOGS are available for preorder. Now I see that, for those who prefer books made of protons and neutrons as well as electrons, the print edition is as well. Here's the link:

https://www.amazon.com/Black-Dogs-Richard-Lee-Byers/dp/1943693137/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1471356183&sr=8-3&keywords=black+dogs+richard+lee+byers
Wooly Rupert Posted - 11 Aug 2016 : 18:24:10
quote:
Originally posted by Richard Lee Byers

I noted previously that the Audible edition of BLACK DOGS (my next fantasy novel) was available for preorder. Now the Kindle edition is, too. The book is the first in a trilogy about the Iron Kingdoms mercenary company the Black River Irregulars, whom you may have encountered previously in my novella MURDER IN CORVIS.

https://www.amazon.com/Black-Dogs-River-Irregulars-Book-ebook/dp/B01K35RTPU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1470933738&sr=8-1&keywords=black+dogs+richard+lee+byers#navbar



I look forward to reading it!

I also see that those characters are going to be used in an expansion for the Iron Kingdoms boardgame, the Undercity. I played the base game at GenCon this weekend, and it was a lot of fun.
Richard Lee Byers Posted - 11 Aug 2016 : 17:56:46
I noted previously that the Audible edition of BLACK DOGS (my next fantasy novel) was available for preorder. Now the Kindle edition is, too. The book is the first in a trilogy about the Iron Kingdoms mercenary company the Black River Irregulars, whom you may have encountered previously in my novella MURDER IN CORVIS.

https://www.amazon.com/Black-Dogs-River-Irregulars-Book-ebook/dp/B01K35RTPU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1470933738&sr=8-1&keywords=black+dogs+richard+lee+byers#navbar
Richard Lee Byers Posted - 28 Jul 2016 : 15:24:21
SNAFU: UNNATURAL SELECTION is available now! New military horror fiction by terrific writers like James A. Moore, Charles R Rutledge, Tim Lebbon, and Christopher Golden, plus you get a new novelette by me.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01GBOFMK6#navbar
Richard Lee Byers Posted - 19 Jul 2016 : 14:51:22
Hi, Hippo. I don't know why the schedule changed. I do know the book is supposed to come out Sept. 1. The audiobook edition is already listed on Amazon, but the last time I looked, the print and eBook editions were not listed yet. Still, so far as I know, Sept. 1 is the release date for all three.
Hippo Posted - 19 Jul 2016 : 07:47:09
It's been a busy few months for me so I just went to purchase Black Dogs tonight to catch up with the Black River Irregulars and noticed it turned out not to come out in March. What the heck happened?! Do you know if it was pushed back to coincide with their expansion that they are getting with the board game?
Richard Lee Byers Posted - 16 Jul 2016 : 15:09:14
I'm the wrong person to ask. I haven't seen much money directly from DriveThry, but I also haven't published anything there myself. Every product that bears my name has been produced by the intermediary of a publisher. In many cases, the material is reprints of old books long out of print where you wouldn't necessarily expect a sales bonanza. Thus, DriveThry has never really had a fair chance to deliver big for me.

In general, I'm not the best guy to ask about distribution channels and self-publishing. Don't get me wrong, I'll answer if I can, but most of my work, certainly the more profitable part, has been me selling to traditional publishers. So I'm not especially knowledgeable in general. People who have made a big success out of self-publishing or running their own publishing companies can probably give you far better information.

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