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Paperbacks Are Coming

Yes, it's true.  Your wait is over.  A DANCE WITH DRAGONS will finally be published in paperback, next month.

(Have you guys really been waiting?  Really truly?)

The paperback release has been delayed again and again, I know.  (Believe me, I've received a lot of emails about it).  This was done largely at the request of the bookstores.  The hardcover was still selling strongly (still is, actually), so they wanted the paperback delayed.

But no longer.  On October 29, Bantam Spectra will release DANCE simultaneously in trade and mass market paperback editions.

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And yes, the paperback will include a preview chapter from THE WINDS OF WINTER.  (Though at this point it has been so long that I've forgotten which one it is).

October, by the way, looks to be a huge month for me.  Besides the DANCE paperbacks, I also have OLD MARS coming out that month, and the MEATHOUSE MAN graphic novel, and a little Xmas book called THE WIT AND WISDOM OF TYRION LANNISTER.  But more about that one later.

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st_croixboston
Sep. 14th, 2013 11:38 pm (UTC)
Paperback
I know you mentioned you don't remember which sample chapter it will be, however, can you remember if it will be unreleased/unread chapter? I have read in interviews it will be new, but since there was such delay maybe you used it during a reading. I think it would be good motivation for prior readers to buy this release.
clarctos
Sep. 14th, 2013 11:39 pm (UTC)
Thanks
Although, I am now amidst my second reading of ADWD. I recall asking the clerk at Barnes and Noble when I purchased the hardcover if there would be a paperback release anytime soon. He laughed at me. I LOVE my hardcovers books. Thank you GRRM. You're writing is extraordinarily addictive and enjoyable to the reader. All the best to you with TWOW.
estllechauvelin
Sep. 14th, 2013 11:45 pm (UTC)
I actually have been waiting, and since I will be traveling on the release date, plan to find a bookstore while I'm on vacation so I don't have it arriving at my house while I'm not there.
insurrbution
Sep. 15th, 2013 12:01 am (UTC)
Sweet! Completists will definitely be pleased!

I'm gifting to this to someone who has your first 4 Ice and Fire books in paperback. I'll read that Winds chapter before wrapping it up, though.

SomeoneSmewhere
Sep. 15th, 2013 12:10 am (UTC)
Wit and Wisdom
Can't wait to hear what you've been cooking, George :)
i
Sep. 15th, 2013 12:10 am (UTC)
I bought this in the Mexico City airport in February.
r3g0rzz
Sep. 15th, 2013 12:13 am (UTC)
christmas chapters
The Wit and Wisdom of Tyrion Lannister? sounds like a good read!

Hopefully the preview chapter at the end of ADWD is something other than the Theon and Arianne chapters you so wonderfully showed us.

Is there any chance you'll release another sample chapter this Christmas?
wilko_cfh101
Sep. 15th, 2013 12:34 am (UTC)
Paperback
We've had the paperback in Australia for a while now?? The Wow chapter is the Theon chapter with Stannis :D
turk_turkleton
Sep. 15th, 2013 12:34 am (UTC)
For a second there, I thought you were announcing the release date for The Winds of Winter! Alas, my hopes were dashed to the ground, like Gregor Clegane did the presumed baby Aegon (too soon?).

But an Xmas book featuring my favorite character? Huzzah!
apostle_of_eris
Sep. 15th, 2013 12:35 am (UTC)
THE WIT AND WISDOM OF TYRION LANNISTER for Christmas
Because of all your characters, he's clearly the most cuddly and heartwarming and Tiny Tim-like.
misunderstruck
Sep. 15th, 2013 12:37 am (UTC)
(Have you guys really been waiting? Really truly?)
Yes, actually. As useful as the hardcover of ADWD was for battling my way off of a crowded subway on occasion, I've been putting off a reread until the paperback was released as that's much easier to handle while commuting.
Joe Garcia
Sep. 15th, 2013 01:00 am (UTC)
I ran out of patience long ago and just ordered the UK paperback. It was worth it! Who am I kidding, though. I'll get this one, too.
Mo Restrepo
Sep. 15th, 2013 01:18 am (UTC)
ADWD paperback
Weird. Harper Collins paperback edition (UK) has been available since 2012 (and it includes an excerpt from TWOW -Theon- too...)
valkyriekaren
Sep. 15th, 2013 01:52 am (UTC)
OK, I just checked my bookshelves because I thought I was hallucinating. It came out in paperback in the UK ages ago, and I bought it at the time! I guess it's the US publishers that have been dragging their heels?
melikinskitty
Sep. 15th, 2013 02:40 am (UTC)
Congrats!
excited "THE WIT AND WISDOM OF TYRION LANNISTER."
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