2/02/2013

A comment on Zola and THE NEW HUNGER

I want to share this comment from a reader because it says a lot of things I'd like to say but from a perspective more credible than the guy selling something:


I know lots of people are really not fans of ebooks, but Zola are fantastic. Someone there was very patiently answering my emails at 5:55 New York time (on a Friday!) to make sure I got the book (I was having difficulties because I'm in the UK). To anyone worrying about it, don't - they really do seem to care about their customers, authors and books.

Anyway, The New Hunger kept me up most of the night - first reading it straight through and then my head was buzzing thinking about it. It was a joy to get some more insight into these characters. Some things about them really surprised me. It confirmed Nora Greene as my favourite character - she's just incredible. And that moment where the new character gives *that* speech - my hair stood on end (sorry to be vague, I just don't want to spoil it for anyone).


While I was really happy to hear there was a sequel to Warm Bodies on the way - just because spending time with these characters is always going to make me happy - I didn't think it was *needed*. But The New Hunger opens the world up so much, I've completely changed my mind.

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26 comments:

  1. Zola was very helpful with me, too. I look forward to doing business with them in the future. And the story was, of course, amazing, fantastic, and everything else the person above said, and they did it in a much more coherent and graceful way than I'm able. :o)

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  2. I'm totally in agreement!
    I just emailed Zola as I am also a UK customer, and within no time at all they replied to my email and are making the arrangements for me to get my copy of 'The New Hunger' too. The Zola website is 110% customer friendly and I will totally use them again in the future. Can't wait to get reading the book either :)

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  3. If I'd known that you were going to make a whole new post about my comment, I wouldn't have used the word "character" four times in two short paragraphs :)

    Seriously though, I couldn't be more pleased that you think what I wrote was at all helpful, and I would happily sell your stories any day of the week. It was a good call to go with Zola though. I'm not allowed free use of the photocopier at work, so the print run would've been rather limited.

    Would it be too much to ask if we're going to see more of the speech-maker? They seem important.

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    1. Oh we definitely will see more of "them." Important "they" is. :-)

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    2. I've finished reading The New Hunger, but I'm still not clear on who the speech-maker was. I don't want to accidentally spoil anything, but a hint would be awesome <3

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    3. It's a male character (I'm giving up with the non-specific pronouns), and he doesn't appear in Warm Bodies :)

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    4. AH! Okay, I got it now! Thank you so much, and yeah that was rather intense 0.0

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  4. Will "The New Hunger" be available as a paperback anytime in the near future? I am only asking because I've just finished the "Warm Bodies" book and found it thoroughly interesting and a great read. Unfortunately I am not in possession of a tablet or android phone therefore the eBook would be difficult to access. Just wouldn't want such a promising book slip past me...

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    1. Hopefully the near future but there's nothing currently in the works except for my strong desire to have one. In the mean time though, if you want to, you can read the ebook on your Mac or PC.

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  5. i love 'Warm Bodies', i love the book, i love the film. i love 'the new hunger', and i love Zola. i'm from russia, and they answered so quick and helped me. Isaac, thank you!!! I'm from sibiria, your day is our night, but your words touch my heart. I'm looking forward the sequel.
    Kate

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  6. This comment is so true. I had a small hitch when I went to purchase the book, but there were really helpful. The agent even checked on me during the weekend to make sure I was able to purchase it on my second attempt.

    I really hope they get some strong exposure from being the exclusive carrier of The New Hunger. They really deserve it.

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  7. Will The New Hunger be available on the Kindle (Amazon) anytime soon??

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    1. You can read it on a Kindle if you buy from Zola - I did. Contact them (support@zolabooks.com) saying that's what you want to read it on and they will talk you through it. It's honestly very easy.

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    2. If I remember correctly, it gives you a link when you purchase a book that shows you how to download whatever whenever however you need. Since I still have that tab open though (the computer of 1000 tabs!!!!Doom, doom, doom...)here: http://about.zolabooks.com/howtoread/

      You can just about read it on anything, and they make it all very simple.

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  8. Hello Isaac. Completely random question which, I'm sorry, I can't help asking because it's been stuck in my head ever since I read The New Hunger: What's your favorite Radiohead album and why?

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    1. Damn, I've done about 100 interviews this month but that is one of the tougher questions...Ok Computer and Kid A both completely revolutionized my musical aesthetic and added different things to the vocabulary of my life. It would be really hard to choose between them, but if I absolutely had to, I'd probably have to say Ok Computer, for sheer listenability. The first half of that album is just wall to wall masterpieces, and "Let Down" might possibly be my favorite song of all time.

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  9. I'm incredibly pleased that that was the most difficult question you've encountered recently. :o) Ditto on "Let Down." OK Computer is definitely one of the best albums of all time, in my opinion. Kid A was a spiritual experience for me. I still kind of float off into space when I hear "How to Disappear Completely" and "Treefingers." The group lost me a little bit with Amnesiac (OMG, blasphemy, I know!) because of the loss of basic musicality in favor of electronic noise. Hail to the Thief brought me back a bit, though I was annoyed by the obvious political commentary. In Rainbows captivated me. It was probably the best album since OK Computer. King of Limbs....the jury's still out on that, I think, although "Separator" is pretty freakin awesome. Overall favorite Radiohead songs for me: "Fake Plastic Trees," "Let Down," "No Surprises," "How to Disappear Completely," "Optimistic," and "Reckoner." I think every Radiohead song is best heard on headphones, by the way. You catch so much more of the beautifully intricate background. The first time I listened to The Bends that way I nearly cried. Here's to fantastic music and the super cool people who love said fantastic music. :o)

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    1. *faux pas!* I meant to say "In Rainbows was probably the best album since OK Computer AND Kid A." Face palm. Geez. Sorry. I must be delirious from excitement that you answered my random question.

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  10. I'll wait for the print. Hope you hire some guy to do the shitty-task of sending it overseas (lines and customs and shit). Considering the numbers so on the Warm Bodies film I'M PRETTY MUCH SURE THAT'S POSSIBLE.

    Just don't forget of us "the overseas", ok?

    Keep up the good work

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  12. Hi Isaac, I have two more random questions for you: It seems like you've traveled around quite a bit, at least up and down the west coast, anyway. Do you have a favorite place(s) you've encountered in all your wandering? I've also been wondering, what's your favorite Flight of the Conchords' song? (I'm partial to "Think About It" and "Albi.") :o)

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  13. I just want to confirm what a number of people already said about the Zola support being VERY helpful!

    I also want to add that even though being from Germany I did not have any difficulties paying. I do not own a Visa Card but could pay via PayPal (to all people who are as suspicious as me about that kind of thing, I did not even have to register!).
    I still have not read the book though, as I am still re-reading Warm Bodies. Very excited to finally start it later and also looking forward to its release in print! :-)

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  14. Is there any way i can get the book IN ENGLISH on my iPod? (Using iTunes cards instead of credit cards) PLEASE TELL ME IF YOU FIND A WAY

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    1. In the US it's only available on Zola, so you can't use your iTunes card, sorry. But you can download it at Zolabooks.com and put it on your iPod.

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    2. Darn it then I have to wait because I don't have a credit card. :( Thanks for replying though.

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  15. I noticed something in the summary of The New Hunger that was opposite of what Warm Bodies said. In Warm Bodies, R mentions that as a zombie, when he needs to eat people, he does not feel hunger in his stomach but (I do not know exactly how it was worded) said that it was just like a feeling that came over him. While reading the description of The New Hunger, i noticed that it had said a tall man (R) wakes up and he has to learn how to control the hunger in his BELLY. Just thought i should mention this -Audra

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