American giveaway – The Invisible Library

We’re getting closer to the American release. (Am I paranoid and nervous? Yes! I am paranoid and nervous! Excuse me while I twitch in the corner!)

Ace and Roc Books are very kindly doing a giveaway of 4 copies of The Invisible Library at – so comment before 11:59 eastern time on Sunday, June 5th for a chance to win one, if you haven’t already got it. Or even if you have. Get extra copies, spread them around, improve my chance of world domination… er, ignore that last bit…

Invisible Library ebook reduced on

Just a quick note to say that on, The Invisible Library is currently at 99p in ebook format. I don’t think it’ll stay that way for long, so gather your rosebuds while ye may, etcetera.

(Apologies to US readers. Will it cheer you up if I mention that I’ve got an advance copy of the American edition of The Invisible Library? And that it looks absolutely beautiful?)

a couple of updates

So where are things at the moment? Well, I’m nearly halfway (call it 4/10) through the first draft of book four, and I’ve also just received the copy-edits back for book three. So I’m keeping busy.

(What, you say, don’t all authors recline on sofas made from compacted bundles of cash while sipping absinthe and having handsome concubines rub their shoulders? I hate to disappoint you, but that would be fiction rather than fact, and only occurs in high-Chaos alternates.)

I’ve also been absolutely thrilled to find out that The Invisible Library is in the June 2016 LibraryReads list – a list of the top ten books chosen by librarians across the country. (In this case, the USA.) See the details at, and get some excellent recommendations for other books while you’re at it.

I would do a little dance of delight, but these days I’d rather just sit back and work on the next chapter of book four. That’s more constructive, right?