The Song of the Shattered Sands sells to Gollancz!

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The amazing news came in this morning. The Song of the Shattered Sands sold to Gollancz in the UK. It’s already sold to DAW for North America, so this new deal (as I understand it) locks up worldwide (i.e. non-NA) English rights.

I’ve had no direct ties to Gollancz so far, but I’ve heard nothing but great things about them. They are a world class organization. They pick wonderful authors, some of whom I’ve come to admire greatly. George R.R. Martin, Joe Abercrombie, Scott Lynch, Saladin Ahmed, and many more.

I’m pleased and honored and humbled to be counted among them, and gratified that Gollancz though enough of Shattered Sands to take it under their wing. Like DAW Books, I’m looking forward to a long and prosperous relationship.

I can’t tell you how excited I am to get this next series out. I’m about 80k words into the first book at this point, of a projected 120k, and the end is beginning to come clearer and clearer, as well as the path I need to take to get there. I’m toying with adding a handful of cut scenes to spice the story with other POVs and other storylines that are impossible (or highly problematic) to show from the main character’s POV, but the throughline of the story is really firming up.

Exciting all around!

Upward and onward!


  1. Paul (@princejvstin)

    June 28, 2013 at 9:40 am

    Ad Astra per Aspera!

    • Brad

      June 28, 2013 at 9:47 am

      To the stars, indeed, Paul! Thanks!

  2. Stefan (Civilian Reader)

    June 28, 2013 at 11:28 am

    Superb news! Congratulations.

    • Brad

      June 28, 2013 at 1:42 pm

      Thanks so much, Stefan! I’m superbly excited!

  3. Qwill

    June 30, 2013 at 6:27 am

    This is WONDERFUL news! Congratulations!

    • Brad

      June 30, 2013 at 8:44 am

      Thanks so much! I’m over the moon!

  4. Paul Genesse

    June 30, 2013 at 7:46 am

    Great news, Brad! Congratulations!

    Paul Genesse

    • Brad

      June 30, 2013 at 9:31 am

      Thanks, Mr. Paul!