Mass Market Appeal

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It’s amazing what you can find out when surfing Amazon’s website. Take Hammerjack, for instance–I had absolutely no idea that Bantam was doing a mass market paperback release until my wife checked the listings there and said, “Hey, hon–what’s this?”

Ah, the speed of information in the digital age!

Anyway, it’s official: the li’l paperback edition goes on sale August 29. The cover art isn’t posted yet, but I imagine it’ll be a smaller version of the trade ...

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Cover Me

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Bantam recently sent over the proposed cover copy for PRODIGAL. Believe it or not, they have professional blub writers who do this sort of thing full time–a precarious job, if there ever was one. Imagine having to please editors, publishers AND egotistical authors at the same time. So here’s to you, Mr. Blurb Writer! We hope they make a beer commercial about you someday.

Drum roll please…

COVER I

The dead should stay buriedÂ…

PRODIGAL

Marc D. Giller
Author of Hammerjack

COVER ...

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And We’re Off…

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To New York, that is! I just finished the final polish on PRODIGAL today and sent it off to Bantam. As I mentioned in my previous post, there was quite a bit of cutting involved–almost a hundred pages, if you toss in the two previous drafts. Hell, if I’d been that economical from the start, I would’ve finished the dang thing a lot sooner!

So now the manuscript weighs in at a (still) hefty 507 pages. That’s ...

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Chop Chop

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After a couple of solid weeks of work, I’m almost finished with the first editorial pass at PRODIGAL. Only have one more chapter and a short epilogue to go–which ain’t too shabby, considering that this is the holiday season. Not to worry, though. I stayed off the beer while I was slicing and dicing. I still have no idea how guys like Hemingway and Wilde (and Stephen King, for that matter) wrote while they were on ...

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Holiday Happenings

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Well, the holidays here in the States are off to a roaring start! I’ve been informed by my editor to expect some heavier edits on PRODIGAL, which comes as no surprise. It’s a bit longer than HAMMERJACK, and didn’t go through quite as many drafts before I sent the manuscript off to make the deadline for publication next fall. Right now, I’m cracking my knuckles and waiting for the edits to arrive–but in the meanwhile, I’ve had ...

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Stick a Fork in Me

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Because I’m done, baby! As of 12:30 this morning, the first draft of PRODIGAL is finished, a roller-coaster journey that began last year when I first put pen to paper (well, fingers to keyboard–but you know what I mean). I e-mailed the manuscript to my long-suffering editor this morning, who has been patiently awaiting a completed draft since last September. If you’re reading this, Juliet, a bottle of booze is on the way.

Behind the scenes, it’s been ...

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