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Quick update/Balefire

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.

Love, Cate


11 Responses to “Quick update/Balefire”

  1. Susie says:

    I wrote to the publisher about a year ago and they said they had no plans to reissue them.I hope they will change their minds. I have all but #2 which I am lucky enough to be able to get from ILL at the State Library but that is a hassle when someone is reading the series.Sweep is a huge success at our library I love them too!Looking forward to your new book.

  2. Bec says:

    I have recently bought (still waiting for them) the series off ebay Australia, except they don’t have no.2 :(

    It was listed under the titles of the books, not under ‘balefire’ or Cate Tiernan :S weirdness! So i’m waiting for no.2 to be available now!

    I REALLLY hope it gets re-published!! Please lets get these publishers in gear! 😀

  3. Jon Snow says:

    I guess I’m one of the lucky ones. I preordered them back when they were first available and have all 4. They’re great novels. I’m 24 now and I still enjoy them, as well as all the sweep novels, of which I have all of including Night’s Child. I will buy anything Cate Tiernan writes. Having read all 19 of her books as well as reread some, I feel confident that anything she writes will have the same integrity!

  4. JaeniverTopleaf says:

    I also have all the books, and I actually accidentally bought the fourth book twice, so i have a spare copy lying around if anyone wants to take it off my hands I would be happy to send it.
    (google my name to find several websites with ways to contact me, won’t give my email here for understandable reasons)

  5. Lauren says:

    I am lucky to have all of them except 2 too! Hopefully I’ll be able to obtain it in some way soon. I loved Chalice of Wind.

  6. Jaime says:

    I went ahead and spent the money for all four a couple of them were $25 each but, I decided I must have them. I loved the Sweep series and I can’t wait to get into Balefire and Immortal Beloved when it comes out. I love the way you write :)

  7. Ashleigh says:

    I would really like to read the rest of the Sweep series and was looking forward to having the money to buy Balefire, but they’re out of publishing!!! Immortal beloved sounds great, can’t wait untill it comes out, I think I’ve got to wait untill september though, for England.

  8. Shayla F says:

    Just wanted to put it out there that if your lucky you maybe able to find new and used copies of the Balefire series at…also they are available in ebook last time i checked the site.

  9. fine, advice a lot of 😉

  10. Hi. This is a wonderful article. Thank you for sharing all these ideas with us. very useful, indeed! :) keep up the good work!

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