Production Schedule

Some of you know that I spent the day with the fine folks at Ridan Publishing yesterday. We had an excellent day of planning and prep. I’ve got some work to do but the end result should be amazing.

Keeping in mind that things periodically change, currently we have a production schedule for my books.

Audio Works:

Owner’s Share – August 2010
Cape Grace – November 2010
Overton* – February 2011

Dead Tree Schedule:

October 2010 – Half Share
November 2010 – Ravenwood
April 2011 – Full Share
August 2011 – Overton*
October 2011 – Double Share
April 2012 – Captain’s Share
October 2012 – Owner’s Share
April 2013 – South Coast
October 2013 – Cape Grace

We had a lot of discussions around this schedule and the Ravenwood release is speculative at the moment. It will depend on some things that we can’t predict yet (like how much editing Half Share actually takes, how much work I need to do on Ravenwood, and how much work Ridan takes on from their other authors.) What’s clear to me is that we’ll be getting all the works out with the same quality — or better — that you’ve seen so far in terms of cover art, book layout, etc. Oddness can still happen, but that’s our plan for now.

But wait! That’s not all!

We spent part of the day working on Michael J. Sullivan’s The Crown Conspiracy in preparation for release in Podiobook format. For those of you who love fantasy and like the way I read, standby for a romp! Mike is the artist who did the cover art for Quarter Share but he’s an author himself and has a six book series in production. Book four, The Emerald Storm was recently released, and he’s working on book five now.

Watch for a release of The Crown Conspiracy written by Michael J. Sullivan and read by Nathan Lowell in late summer or fall.

And there’s still more!

If you didn’t get one of the “release tee shirts” either before or at the event, we’ve placed an order for another printing. You can order them from the same secret link you used before. There will be a few more mediums, but a number of extra larges and larges. This is a limited printing and we probably won’t be printing up any more when these are gone, so order ’em if you want ’em.

Thank you to all the people who made this BaltiCon special for me. I’m looking forward to a very productive year and to producing a lot of great content.

*Overton is the tentative title for the sequel to Ravenwood.

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34 Responses to Production Schedule

  1. Jason Pitre says:

    *Does a happy dance*

    Seriously, you might want to to a special promotion for book sales, almost akin to a subscription. Let people pre-order / purchase all of the books up front and have the books trickle in. For series completionists, the idea of buying all your books at the get-go sounds great and it would ensure that you have a bit more of a secured advance.

  2. skipincincy says:

    Wonderful news! Now, for the folks who worked up the tshirts–any chance of something LARGER than an xl? Some of Nate’s fans are in the 3-4x range, and I am more than willing to pay extra. Pleeeese?

    Regardless, congrats, Nate, on the book launch, and it sounds like I missed one heck of a time at BaltiCon this year…gotta start saving the pennies for next year!

  3. Chris Rose says:

    Great news Nathan for both your upcoming schedule and Michael’s Ryria series starting from the first novel on podiobooks as opposed to previous news posted here, I am looking forward to hearing your readings of them. I have Emerald Storm already queued up in my reading list but this may be demoted a tad if my hardcover copy of Quarter Share arrives before I get to it…. If I have said it once I have said it a thousand times “damn the size of the Atlantic”….

  4. Awesome!!! You couldn’t help but have an amazing production schedule, it’s just your way – cranking out excellent fiction. Looking forward to adding more Solar Clipper books to my bookshelf! 🙂

  5. Scott Roche says:

    WOOT and also WOOHOOO!

  6. Shirley says:

    Well crude! I used to look at the site about once a month but nothing was happening so I stopped. Missed out on the wonderful release of Quarter Share and didn’t hear of it for several weeks. I have the book and the t-shirt ordered now and thanks to the above schedule, I won’t miss out on the others. You’re doing a wonderful job Nathan congrats. (I thought I was on an e-mail link?????)

  7. Viv says:

    That’s a lot of books! *squee* I am going to happily start shopping for a new bookshelf to house all the wonderful words you are putting out.

    Congratulations, Nathan!

  8. Diana Grant says:

    Yeah, I’ve ordered my hardback copy of Quarter Share! And now I learn about the scheduled releases of the others, I am so happy, 🙂 I cannot wait until my collection is complete. Happy dancing all around the room. Congratulations Nate!!!

  9. lowlywihisper says:

    Hmh, I found Quarter Share on Amazon, but couldn’t find the rest of the series and now I know why. I was going to ship the series to my nephew but …

  10. Nate says:

    Yea. It’s only been out in paper for a couple of weeks.

    Sorry about that.

    On the other hand, you’ve got birthday’s covered for a couple years now 🙂

  11. Adrienne says:

    I ordered the book from Amazon and have finished it and my husband has also finished it! I went back to Amazon to find the other books but didn’t see any. Then I tried your website and now I know why. I’m so glad the books will be published. As a hearing impaired individual, anything audio is not my preferred media, as you can imagine. I just wish the books would come out quicker! I do want to tell you that they are of very high quality and a pleasure to hold. Don’t forget to digitize–you can also get it out on iPad and Kindle. Thanks for a great start to the series.

  12. Nate says:

    Adrienne, the book is up on the kindle store and also available through smashwords for those who use Sony or Nook (or any other reader). We’re in ebook in a big way. Thanks for reading!! 🙂

  13. scott pond says:

    WOoT! That is just so awesome!!! Guess I know what I’m spending my entertainment money on for the next few years.

    Nate: Are you planning on taking the same approach with the other books as you have with Quarter Share? A paperback edition and a limited hardcover edition, each with options for signing and dedications?

  14. Nate says:

    Yes. The pattern has been set. Should be the same.

  15. Kenn Baltimore says:

    I just received my wonderful hardcover Quarter Share! All though I have listened to it several times I consumed it feverously and am almost done, Again! Sorry I missed you at Balticon maybe next year. I can hardly wait for Owner’s Share I can only hope that the Chief and Ish got together and man would I love to hear a Pip and Ish reunion. I am Itching to hear Sarah Kruggs story in Cape Grace. Well Done Sir, This Lowell Junkie has official started with the shakes waiting for your next masterpiece.

  16. Michael S. says:

    Yay! I received my copy today, and its wonderful! Thank you so much Nate! I can’t wait to buy all the others. A rather off-topic question: what recording device did you use for Quarter Share again?

  17. delbert says:

    Does the SC Lois McKendrick have a Facebook page yet?

    Happy to see the production schedule.

  18. B-squared says:

    I received my signed hardback copy. Thanks Nate. I’m eagerly anticipating new new audio as well as the dead tree versions.

  19. Jon W. says:

    Hi Nate. I received my hardcover yesterday. It looks and feels great. I am looking forward to the rest of the series getting printed. Thanks to you and to Ridan Publishing for bringing this to my bookshelf.

  20. Nate says:

    I’m glad we could to it!


  21. Jon W. says:

    Hi Nate, It may be too late to do much about this, but I did come across an error/discrepancy with the hardcover edition that I thought you should be aware of. At the end of chapter 3, when Ish is looking back towards the rear of the ship, the print edition says he sees the stern light twenty kilometers away. Your audio reading had him see the end 200 meters away. I’m guessing the podibook reading of 200 meters is correct. Sorry about the error. I hope this helps.

  22. Nate says:

    Yup, we saw it. Thanks.

  23. Kristi says:
    looks like the Lois is one step closer to reality.

  24. Frank says:

    Any idea on when Owner’s Share will be done. I am really enjoying the journey with Ish, and anxiously awaiting the next chapter in his life! Is there a plan for continuing the series…AARP Share? hee hee hee

  25. Nate says:

    Owner’s Share is on the schedule for audio release complete by Labor Day.

    And no, I have no plans to continue this series. Operative word there is “plans” so we’ll see what develops.

  26. StephenK says:

    This is going to sound odd but I had a dream last night that my copy of Quarter Share arrived but when I opened it up it was actually a top secret book called ‘Port Newmar’. I don’t remember if I read any of it or not but I’m sure it was awesome 😀

  27. annoyance says:

    Yes. With Captain Giggone as Commandant and Ish as her 2nd.

  28. Kurt says:

    I am so glad that you have many more projects planned. I also wanted to express my congratulations on making it into so many different formats. Best wishes and a hearty “Carry On”

  29. Boris Gruschko says:

    Read half of quater share yesterday. Excelent work. keep ’em comming ! 🙂

  30. David says:

    I devoured Quarter Share on Kindle (BTW, one of the first full-price books I bought on Kindle.)
    I can’t wait until Half, Full, Double, Owner Share comes out on Kindle! Keep on writing!

  31. Josh says:

    Just started listening to Episode 1 of Quarter share a couple minutes ago, in preparation for Owners Share. I heard that “hornpipe in A minor” and it was like being warmly greeted by an old friend. Thanks Nate.

  32. Josh says:


    When you do the edits and re-writes for Double Share are you going to change the opening to be a quote from a famous piece of “ancient lit” like the rest of the books?

  33. Nate says:

    I’m thinking about it.

    As it stands it’s the only book in the series that doesn’t have one.

  34. Josh says:

    Well, if you put it to a public vote, I’d vote “Go for it!” As it is, every time I start Double Share that first chapter just doesn’t seem quite as rich without it.

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