I’ve been meaning to write a new blog entry, but have been swamped with work. However, so many of you have written in, asking about Balefire, that I wanted to put out a general info update.
Balefire (except for the first book) is out of print. I only realized this myself a couple months ago, and have talked to the publisher about reissuing it, like they did with Sweep. As of right now, I don’t think it’s on their schedule. Balefire sold in much, much fewer numbers than Sweep, and I guess they want to be sure it’s worth the expense. (Publishing is a business, and I understand their decision.)
So I wish I could help all of you who write in asking why book 4 of Balefire costs hundreds of dollars! If I had a bunch of author copies, I would make them available–but I don’t. I myself have one copy of #4.
What might be helpful is for you to ask your local libraries if they could order one–the publisher will notice these requests. Also, if you want to write to Penguin Books USA, and let them know that you’d like to have other Balefire books, that might help too.
Here’s their address:
Penguin Books for Young Readers
Re: Balefire/Cate Tiernan
375 Hudson Street
New York, NY
PLEASE do not be mean or angry in your letters!! Please just say that you hope Balefire comes back (or whatever you want to say). But do NOT be threatening or negative–that only makes me look bad.
I’m not ASKING you to write–I’m only offering it as an option if you want to pursue it.