Thu
Sep 20 2012 4:17pm

“By Grace and Banners Fallen” Now Available in Select Non-U.S. Markets

“By Grace and Banners Fallen,” the prologue to A Memory of Light, is now available for purchase through Amazon—with availability through Kobo to follow shortly afterwards—in all territories where Tor Books has rights.

In alphabetical order:

Afghanistan
Aland Islands
Albania
Algeria
American Samoa
Andorra
Angola
Antarctica
Argentina
Armenia
Aruba
Austria
Azerbaijan
Bahrain
Belarus
Belgium
Benin
Bhutan
Bolivia
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Bouvet Island
Brazil
British Indian Ocean Territory
Bulgaria
Burkina Faso
Burundi
Cambodia
Canada
Cape Verde
Central African Republic
Chad
Chile
China
Christmas Island
Colombia
Comoros
Congo
Congo, Democratic Republic of the
Cook Islands
Costa Rica
Cote D'Ivoire
Croatia
Cuba
Czech Republic
Denmark
Djibouti
Dominican Republic
Ecuador
Egypt
El Salvador
Equatorial Guinea
Eritrea
Estonia
Ethiopia
Faroe Islands
Finland
France
French Guiana
French Polynesia
French Southern Territories
Gabon
Georgia
Germany
Greece
Greenland
Guadeloupe
Guam
Guatemala
Guinea
Guinea-Bissau
Haiti
Heard Island and McDonald Isl.
Holy See (Vatican City State)
Honduras
Hong Kong
Hungary
Iceland
Indonesia
Iran, Islamic Republic of the
Israel
Italy
Japan
Kazakhstan
Korea, Democratic People's Republic
Korea, Republic of
Kyrgyzstan
Lao People's Democratic Republic
Latvia
Lebanon
Liberia
Libyan Arab Jamahiriya
Liechtenstein
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Macao
Macedonia, former Yugoslav
Madagascar
Maldives
Mali
Marshall Islands
Martinique
Mauritania
Mayotte
Mexico
Micronesia, Federated States of
Moldova, Republic of
Monaco
Mongolia
Montenegro
Morocco
Mozambique
Netherland Antilles
Netherlands
New Caledonia
Nicaragua
Niger
Niue
Northern Mariana Islands
Norway
Oman
Palau
Palestinian Territory, Occupied
Panama
Paraquay
Peru
Philippines
Poland
Portugal
Puerto Rico
Qatar
Reunion
Romania
Russian Federation
Rwanda
Saint Pierre and Miquelon
San Marino
Sao Tome and Principe
Saudi Arabia
Senegal
Serbia
Slovak Republic
Slovakia
Slovenia
South Georgia and the South Sandwich
Spain
Suriname
Svalbard and Jan Mayen
Sweden
Switzerland
Syrian Arab Republic
Taiwan, Province of China
Tajikistan
Thailand
Timor-Leste
Togo
Tokelau
Tunisia
Turkey
Turkmenistan
Ukraine
United Arab Emirates
United States
United States Minor Outlying Islands
Uruguay
Uzbekistan
Venezuela
Viet Nam
Virgin Islands, US
Wallis and Futuna
Western Sahara

19 comments
Rachel Walsh
1. Rachel Walsh
I've been up and down that list at least five times and Ireland isn't on it. Why not? Hugely annoyed. The worst thing is I'm not strong willed enough to boycott Tor in protest. Deeply displeased.
Rachel Walsh
2. Cat
@ 1. Rachel Walsh

The problem for you in Ireland, me in NZ, and anyone in the UK or Australia is that we are on the UK publishing circuit not the US circuit, and therefore in our areas, we get our WoT books from Orbit , not TOR. TOR can't sell the prologue in our countries. We should be complaining to Orbit, not TOR, about not being able to buy the prologue.
Rachel Walsh
3. Ginge
That's frustrating because, despite being in New Zealand, I can (and have) buy the full books from Amazon for Kindle, but they're published by a third party, not TOR directly.
Sam Redman
4. englishkiwi
SO frustrating that this isn't in NZ.

For all of you in the UK, Austrailia, New Zealand. Go post here:

http://www.orbitbooks.net/2012/02/17/a-memory-of-light-release-date-has-been-set/

Let's put the pressure on Orbit to get us the prologue!
Rachel Walsh
5. Sketch74
So I guess Tor is making sure A memory of Light is the very last book I will buy from them, ever. A marketing director needs to get fired for this!
Rachel Walsh
6. Cat
Don't blame Tor. Rights to various territories cove red by a given publisher are negotiated by the agent for the author and controlled by agreements that are literally centuries old. And I'd love to see global ebook rights happen but I don't expect to happen.

This condition also applies to audiobooks and music recordings so it's not just a problem in the ebook world, i.e. I can legally buy the audiobook to Alan Garner's Boneland (which is an amazing work) in the USA but can only get the hardcover edition by ordering it via Amazon UK as there is no edition in the USA.
Mani A
8. sn0wcrash
abhi_sedai, probably for the same reason as Malaysia and other Commonwealth countries (like Ireland, ANZ etc mentioned above). As per Cat, Orbit holds the rights in those areas.

Having said that, Dragonmount offers DRM free purchases, as well as accepts Paypal. If you have a friends address in the US that you can use as a temp billing address, you can purchase it in that manner.
Rachel Walsh
9. Althea
Thank you for fixing this as far as possible. I'm in one of the countries on the list, but had already been to poke at Orbit about making it available if they had the rights anywhere, too. I assume there was some negotiating being done to make this happen, causing the delay (and higher price? The prologue cost $5.77 to buy from Amazon with a Swedish address). Can I please suggest that this negotiating, for both e- and audiobooks, is done already now for the full book, so that when those versions are released, they'll be released everywhere at once? That would save a lot of us from getting frustrated :)
Sorcha O
10. sushisushi
snowcrash@8 I will point out that Ireland isn't actually a Commonwealth country and hasn't actually been one since 1949. Although, it seems to be lumped in with English-speaking ex-Commonwealth countries for publishing purposes, le sigh. Am off to Orbit to complain to them, in the hopes of getting access to the prologue.
Abhijit Srivastava
12. abhi_sedai
Althea @9:
Thanks for answering.

I have been trying to pay via paypal on dragonmount, however as soon as I hit Check out, I get the usual jazz about Available Countries for eBook sales, etc.

I don't even get a chance to pay. :-((((
Rachel Walsh
13. John_the_Red
@ 4. Englishkiwi

OK done that now what?
Nadine L.
14. travyl
Thank you very much Tor
I owe you that much, after all I did complain about the us-only policy (elsewhere).
Mani A
15. sn0wcrash
sushisushi, thanks for the info....so shall we include Ireland with the US as countries that chould be in the Commonwealth but aren't :p ?
Rachel Walsh
16. Eskil
Any chance of it being available anytime soon internationally (Sweden) through iTunes (considering I can already pre-order the complete book there)?
Rachel Walsh
17. phonos
I had my whinge to Orbit Australia, I'll post back if they actually bother responding. In the meantime it is very difficult not to search for pirate copies...
Sorcha O
19. sushisushi
snowcrash@15 That entirely depends on whether that typo was for could or should ;)

I just looked at the Orbit website and they announced this today (no link, cos it'll only get eaten as spam, you guys know how to google):

'Orbit UK is thrilled to announce that we can release an early ebook edition of “By Grace and Banners Fallen”, the prologue to A MEMORY OF LIGHT on 2 October 2012, ahead of publication of the hardback next January. This early ebook version of the prologue will be available in the UK, Australia, New Zealand and all our international markets where Orbit UK digital editions are usually sold.'

So, yay, just another 8 days before we can catch up with our American cousins on the prologue front.
Sam Redman
20. englishkiwi
@ 13. John_the_Red

Well it looks like Orbit have listened! As sushisushi (@19) posted, Orbit have just announced that the prologue will be available in...

"the UK, Australia, New Zealand and all our international markets where Orbit UK digital editions are usually sold."

on "2 October 2012"

Well done everyone! Can't wait to read it :)

Go google "By Grace and Banners Fallen Orbit" to find the page.
Rachel Walsh
21. Eskil
Wow!

Available internationally in iTunes as well now with a pre-order option for Oct 2nd.. Better than not at all I guess..

/Eskil

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