A couple of years ago, I found out my debut novel, Give Up the Ghost, was going out of print. This was not entirely surprising, because not very many new readers were discovering the book, but it was also saddening, because there were so many new readers who now couldn’t discover the book.
Ghost had a bit of an awkward time of it from the start. While it got great feedback from fellow authors (Justine Larbalestier called it “a beautiful and moving debut”) and industry reviewers, it was also a paranormal YA novel that had no romance coming out on the heels of the Twilight series, and a ghost story that’s more about the emotional concerns of the living than supernatural hauntings. But I’m still very fond of it, and there are many readers who’ve connected with it, which makes me hope it’ll find more. So when I got the opportunity to re-release Ghost myself, I jumped on it.
And as part of that re-release, I have given the book a makeover.* 🙂 Check out the new cover (recently revealed at YABooksCentral, where you can go to enter to win a paperback copy):
Do you like the new look? I’d love to hear your thoughts!
The new edition of the book will be available for purchase on December 1st, with a new ebook price of just $3.99. You can pre-order the ebook here, and the new paperback is available here. I will be offering signed copies of the paperback at the same prices as Those Who Lived; if you’re interested, please email me.
*Note: The content of the book is completely unchanged — not because I think it’s perfect, but because I started writing that book more than ten years ago in a very different place in my life, and I think it should stand as the book I wrote then.