Gail Carriger’s first installment in her new YA series hits bookshelves and eReaders on Feb. 5th.
While I freely admit I am not as excited about this series as I am about her upcoming Parasol Protectorate Abroad series, I am still eagerly anticipating it.
I’ve pre-ordered my eBook from Kobo (thank you for finally getting pre-orders!) and the audiobook from Audible. I don’t like buying hardcovers, so I will get my print copy when it comes out in paperback. I do this with all my very favourite authors/series – get the book in 3 formats so I can support them as much as possible as well as maximizing my own reading enjoyment. Paperbacks are also really handy to have if you want to introduce your friends to a new series. My Sookie Stackhouse and Parasol Protectorate paperbacks, for example, are well loved from being passed around.
If you cannot afford to purchase the book/audiobook, request it at your local library. A lot of libraries are now hooked into eBook and eAudiobook sharing systems that make it easier for them to make bestsellers and popular books available in more formats. Just keep your eye on your ‘due’ date because after that, you won’t be able to access the files.
For more information about the book, you can head directly to the source: Gail Carriger’s post on 10 Questions About Etiquette & Espionage ~ Answered should give you everything you need to know, including how to obtain an autographed copy. If your question isn’t answered, don’t hesitate to leave Gail a calling card. She’s very fast with her response times (although she might be a bit slower now with the book launch so close).