Supersticery Press is proud to announce a delay in the impending publication of The Dazzle of Day, volume 2 of City of Roses, the acclaimed web serial by Kip Manley.
Kip Manley, director of marketing for Supersticery Press, says it’s disappointing to everyone who was looking forward to this release to have to hold off for at least a week.
“We all realize as an industry that the best product we can deliver to the consumers is the better, and the better the product the more money the writer will get for the product. So it’s a win-win for everybody if we just wait and only publish the best possible product,” Manley said.
“I did try to make it crystal fucking clear that a fixed release date without even a completed, edited draft, was criminally bonkers,” said Kip Manley, art director for Supersticery Press, when asked for comment. “I can turn around a fucking ebook pretty fucking quick at this point, but the paperback overhaul’s gonna take time to say the least, and that’s not even factoring in the goddamn ARCs that should’ve been hitting the bricks a month ago at this point. And we still haven’t got even an actual finished first draft in the can! You gotta talk to the fucking writer about that. I mean damn.”
All attempts to date at contacting Kip Manley, director of content generation for Supersticery Press, have been met with incoherent screams and ominous thumps and shattering noises of unknown provenance.
The Web Fiction Guide says City of Roses is “utterly captivating” and “brilliant.” The Guardian says “City of Roses is an absorbing read that many fantasy fans will enjoy immensely,” and the Oregonian has called it “just another Portland story.” Fans everywhere are assumed to be united in their desire to see the damn thing published already, dammit.
The Dazzle of Day will collect chapters 12 – 22 of City of Roses, completing the story begun in volume 1, “Wake up…”, published in 2011. The Dazzle of Day will be available as an ebook for all software and devices, as well as a handsomely designed paperback, at some point after Tuesday, December 17th, 2013, from all major online retailers, as well as stores within and around Portland, and directly from the publisher. Review copies will be made available as soon as they exist.
The publication date, yet to be determined, will also see a release of a new edition of volume 1, “Wake up…”, and a change in the pricing of ebooks and paperbacks (yet to be finalized). An omnibus ebook containing all 22 chapters will also be published. After a brief hiatus, the serial will resume; the next two volumes, also consisting of 11 chapters each, will be titled In the Reign of Good Queen Dick, and —or Betty Martin.
Please address any questions to the publisher of Supersticery Press, Kip Manley, at email@example.com.