Amanda Hocking

Hollowmen News!

November 9th, 2011 by
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Good news, everybody! I have published Hollowmen for the Kindle and the Nook! They should both be for sale within the next 24-72 hours.

And because I know I’m going to get asked this a lot, and probably still get angry comments and emails demanding to know why people can’t get the book yet, I’m going to bold this part: From this point on, I have absolutely no control or idea when the books will be published. It’s up to Amazon and Barnes & Noble, and it should be sometime in the next 72 hours.

I’m very excited about this. I worked very hard on this book, and I hope that you’ll all enjoy it. I definitely think this book is a bit more R-rated than its successor, so that’s something to keep in mind if you’re purchasing it for your children. As always, I recommend that parents read books before and/or with their kids so they can decide what’s appropriate for them.

As soon as the book does go for sale, I will post links on where to get it at. People are usually pretty good about letting everyone know when they find it, so you can also check out my Facebook and Twitter, because things tend to pop up there before my blog.

And as excited as I am about all of this, I feel like I need to get something off my chest. I want to preface this by saying that I love you guys and I appreciate you and I know that I wouldn’t be here without you. But lately, I’ve been getting more and more feedback stating that you don’t think that’s true. And I’ve also been getting yelled at more because I’m not doing things how or when you wanted me to.

And here’s the thing, guys. I love you. Really I do. And I show that love by always trying to do the best I can for you. Writing the best possible books I can for you. I’m not a factory, though. I’m a person. And sometimes things take longer than I mean for them to, just because that’s how writing goes or sometimes because things happen in my personal life.

This doesn’t mean that I don’t love you. I don’t delay the release of a book to piss you off. In fact, I try to never set particular release dates for books so I can’t disappoint you, yet somehow, for reasons I don’t know, I hear things like, “Hollowmen was supposed to be out on October 19th! Where is it?!” When I have never, ever, ever issued an exact release date for that novel. Never. So I don’t know where people heard that date, but then they were mad at me because I hadn’t delivered on something I’d never even promised.

I try really hard to make everybody happy, but that’s impossible, and as a result, I’m giving myself an ulcer and developing an aversion to blogging. Because inevitably a blog will lead to comments about how I’m making someone very unhappy in some way. And I don’t want to make anyone unhappy. I want to make you all happy, and not just because of what you’ve done for me, but because I like to make people happy.

I am currently incredibly stressed out by a multitude of things going on my life. Not all of them are work related, but some of them are. And it’s because of this I find it so upsetting when people are all, “You don’t even care!” Because I care very much. Too much in fact, and it’s probably this excessive amount of caring that is ruining my life.

I guess what I’m saying is that I do care. I am doing the best I can for you. And things might not always get done as soon as you want them, and I’m sorry about that, but things don’t always get done as soon as I want them too, either. I wanted this book published in October. But it wasn’t ready then, and I’d rather wait a month and publish a better book then rush through something and publish a piece of crap so you can have it sooner. I think that’s far more respectful to you the reader.

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  • Anonymous says:

    I’ve read all of your books multiple times in the past year since I bought my kindle and stumbled upon them on Amazon. They are all amazing stories and I can’t wait for more. Anything you put out is well worth the wait!

  • William Pinn says:

    You’re living proof that you don’t have to please everybody to be a whopping success!

  • Anonymous says:

    you are an amazing author and dont let anyone tell u otherwise! i love your books and I cant wait for hollowmen to come out!

  • Tiffany S. says:

    Taking a look through this comment section, I think you have NOTHING to worry about Amanda. You have over 170 entries here from TRUE fans that love you and your work. Early this summer I downloaded your Trylle series. This is the first time I have ever read anything other than James Patterson, Dean Koontz, Beverly Lewis, Twilight, or Harry Potter. Now, I come to your site before going to any of those other authors to see if there is anything new coming soon. I bet you never would have thought you would be compared to those authors! Thank you for your Trylle, My Blood Approves, and Hollow series. I absolutely loved them. I started and couldnt stop. I hope it warms your heart to know how much joy you have give millions of people who have read these books!! 🙂

  • Anonymous says:

    Sorry to hear that people are giving you such a hard time about your release dates! I think you are doing awesome, your writing is captivating and amazing! I’ve read all your books and can’t wait to read more.

  • RS Gold says:

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  • SanBrunoMom says:

    Have been wanting to read you since my Nook Friends group in Facebook has been raving about your books. Even have both Switched and My Blood Approves unread in my Nook for a while now. But this past weekend, these two books (Hollowland and Hollowmen) really got me hooked. Stayed up until 5 am to finish # 2 immediately after finishing #1 around midnight. I just cannot put it down. Congratulations and Thank you for your EXCELLENT work. I am curious to know – if this series will continue or if that was already Remy’s HEA? Like what many of your fans here say, I believe that the quality of an author’s work is dependent largely on how happy she/he is. Please don’t allow naysayers and criticisms or publication deadlines ruin your creative genius. Any true blue fan will wait patiently for work like yours.

  • Oops sorry for the double post, I had hit the preview button when I was trying to correct my wonderful concert ration mistake (iPad auto-correct is such an entertaining feature) and then when I went back to edit, it ran into browser problems, so it posted the wrong the post and then posted the good one that I corrected and finished…. Technology can be a pain sometimes.

  • Kristina says:

    I understand completely where you’re coming from. It’s difficult getting your work done and done properly when personal things get in the way of your imagination, either it interjects itself into your work or clouds your imagination completely. I would rather have a happy and patient novelist rather than a mass producing assembly line cookie-mold writer. Its not right to being pressured because it only makes things worse and then begins to show in your end results. Take your time, I will be here waiting. And if anybody has a problem with all this then please and d them my way so that I can open a good old-fashion can of whoop ass. Fantasy and paranormal isn’t easy and it requires concentration to make it flow and allows the readers to follow the story better.

  • Kristina says:

    I understand completely where you’re coming from. It’s difficult getting your work done and done properly when personal things get in the way of your imagination, either it interjects itself into your work or clouds your imagination completely. I would rather have a happy and patient novelist rather than a mass producing assembly line cookie-mold writer. Its not right to being pressured because it only makes things worse and then begins to show in your end results. Take your time, I will be here waiting. And if anybody has a problem with all this then please and d them my way so that I can open a good old-fashion can of whoop ass. Fantasy and paranormal isn’t easy and it requires concert ration