8/28/2015

THE NEW HUNGER finally gets satisfied

I get it. You're confused. So am I. But it goes something like this.

In 2011, I published Warm Bodies.

In 2013 I published a prequel novella called The New Hunger. I chose to publish it exclusively through Zola Books, an experimental startup that was still in beta and has yet to blossom into its final form.

This was probably not the smartest way to follow up my big debut.


The New Hunger was available only as an ebook, and only on Zola, a brand new, unfinished service that no one had heard of. Even people searching for the book by name often couldn't find it. It was a very, very soft release.


Later that year, a paperback edition finally came out--in the UK. And Thailand. And nowhere else.

Publishing is weird.

In the US, it remained entangled in a complex web of publishing machinations, and I threw up my hands and tried to forget about it while I worked on the sequel.

Now, after three years in limbo, this bruised and neglected novella is finally going to be a real book, available everywhere in the English-speaking world.*






If you're one of the loyal handful who's already read this via Zola or the UK edition, I want to note that this edition has been revised and expanded. There is a new prologue and epilogue and various smaller changes and additions throughout. I won't tell you that it's essential content and that you absolutely must buy another copy, but it is new and it is relevant to the upcoming sequel.**

The book will hit shelves--real shelves made of wood!--on OCTOBER 6.

You can preorder now, before you forget, from any of these fine retailers:

IndieBoundhttp://bit.ly/1TP7kwH



Thanks! I love you!

-Isaac


*I'm sure it will get an international release soon, but it may be tied to the release of the sequel. More on that as I get more information.

** The sequel is done. It's called The Living. Still a lot of editing work to do, but the story is there, and I'm so fucking excited about it.

13 comments:

  1. This is exciting. I finally get to have a physical copy on my shelf!

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  3. I don't know what I did to my previous comment but anyway, I am excited!

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  4. Wow... a friend and I've been waiting so long... we wondered why it did take so long. Now that's an explanation!
    But I'm glad it finally is published properly! The New Hunger is such a good one! :)

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  5. Man, I was wondering what was up with the prequel. I knew it existed but couldn't find it anywhere!

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  6. Finally! When are you doing a book tour??

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  7. Good news! More book coming. I found the prequel in a bookshop in Groningen, the Netherland at least a year ago. Is that werid?

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  8. The philosophical core of the first book shook me so much that after several pages I even forgot all about those zombies walking around and just paid attention to the feelings of the hero accessing the strange world while simultaniously imagining the world looking at the strange being... And short internet version of the second book became my favourite, especially with Nora's type of heroine - that "mountainmoving woman" in "sad-realist-big-sister-mustdo" mode - some kind of the opposite to the deep thinkers/dreamers floating in the clouds of thoughts in the first book. I hope the last book of the series will be as satisfying as the previous two.

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  9. Read and finished. Great novella! I loved it. Next up, I need to get warm bodies. Never read it and never seen the movie, but can't wait until I do. Well done Isaac.

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  10. I'm so glad you got this out on Kindle! thank you so much for your work!

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  11. Im glad this is out,but unfortunately my book budget doesnt allow me the buy books over 4.99 unless they have 400 plus pages.
    So i am hoping to win a copy somewhere!
    Happy Halloween! And the best of luck to you!
    Kisajtoo@gmail.com

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  12. Im glad this is out,but unfortunately my book budget doesnt allow me the buy books over 4.99 unless they have 400 plus pages.
    So i am hoping to win a copy somewhere!
    Happy Halloween! And the best of luck to you!
    Kisajtoo@gmail.com

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