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Paperbacks Arrivée!

Okay – the paperback editions of the Arisen series are here! Glynn did just an amazing job of book design on these, and they came out really beautiful (and just like we want them). And the prices aren't terrible (currently $8.99 - $11.59).

Since I've spent years now putting up digital covers of the digital editions of my books, here instead are links to the books presented as actual photographs of the physical objects, and me with ’em. Just click on the book to go to the Amazon page. (*)

And if you missed my fiery polemic about what a glorious inversion this represents, here's a bit of that, and a link to the rest:

Freakin’ Paperbacks

This, to my mind, is well beyond a revolution – it's little short of a miracle. Here I have in hand beautiful paperback editions of the first half and a bit (about 500,000 words) of the epic story that Glynn and I have spent the last two years of our lives imagining. The distribution platform provided by Amazon (who sell 41% of new books in the U.S.) is about to make them available to 2.4 trillion Internet users. This, distribution, is why you used to need, absolutely, a publisher; and why now, absolutely, you don't.

And we own the complete rights to these, our intellectual property, for all time – as opposed to giving up all conceivable rights to them until 70 years after our natural deaths in exchange for, on a good day, 8.5% of the cover price of any copies the publisher manages to shift.

Finally, okay, here are the plain links for ease of use:

Image Map ARISEN, Book One - Fortress Britain ARISEN, Book Two - Mogadishu of the Dead ARISEN, Book Three - Three Parts Dead ARISEN, Book Four - Maximum Violence ARISEN, Book Five - EXODUS ARISEN, Book Six - The Horizon ARISEN, Arisen Omnibus One
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Fuchs is the author of the novels The Manuscript and Pandora's Sisters, both published worldwide by Macmillan in hardback, paperback and all e-book formats (and in translation); the D-Boys series of high-tech, high-concept, spec-ops military adventure novels – D-Boys, Counter-Assault, and Close Quarters Battle (coming in 2016); and is co-author, with Glynn James, of the bestselling Arisen series of special-operations military ZA novels. The second nicest thing anyone has ever said about his work was: "Fuchs seems to operate on the narrative principle of 'when in doubt put in a firefight'." (Kirkus Reviews, more here.)

Fuchs was born in New York; schooled in Virginia (UVa); and later emigrated to the San Francisco Bay Area, where he lived through the dot-com boom. Subsequently he decamped for an extended period of tramping before finally rocking up in London, where he now makes his home. He does a lot of travel blogging, most recently of some very  long  walks around the British Isles. He's been writing and developing for the web since 1994 and shows no particularly hopeful signs of stopping.

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