UPDATE: As you’ll know if you look at the comments below (or if you could see the contents of my inbox!) there have been various issues with most of DARKEST NIGHT’s international releases. I’ve been trying to get information from my publishers for the last couple of weeks – sadly, I have no say in the release dates and no control over whether things go smoothly or not – and have updated the info below with what I know. Please let me know if you encounter any problems getting hold of the book, and I’ll do what I can to help…
DARKEST NIGHT is almost upon us – it will start making its way out into the world next week (and may already be on the shelves of a bookstore or two). So here are the release dates and pre-order links for the territories where the English edition is directly released – the UK, Ireland, the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. The rest of the world should get the English export edition in the coming weeks, and news about translated editions will follow when I have it…
United Kingdom – OUT NOW
Ireland – OUT NOW
USA – 26th January 2016 (NEW DATE)
UPDATE: I was very excited about DARKEST NIGHT coming out in the US at roughly the same time as the rest of the English editions, as it would have been the first time that had happened. Unfortunately, because of very boring issues to do with different formats and prices and North American trading areas, DARKEST NIGHT will now be released in paperback in January next year. Which is a little bit quicker than the previous books, but still a long wait – these types of decisions get made way above me, and all I can do is apologise to my American readers. Sorry.
Canada – 21st August (NEW DATE)
UPDATE: This is the edition I have had the most questions about, and the one I’ve been trying hardest to get to the bottom of. Essentially, it all boils down to distribution of HarperCollins titles being moved to a new warehouse in the US and some teething problems that accompanied the change-over, which resulted in copies not reaching Canadian stores in time for the release date. Apparently the problem has been resolved, and I’ve been told that the new date showing on both Amazon and Indigo (21st August) is correct, and that things should run smoothly this time. The Canadian edition of DARKEST NIGHT will be a trade (large-format) paperback, rather than a hardback. Again, these are things that I have no control over, but I am very sorry to all my Canadian readers who have been wondering what was going on…
Australia and New Zealand – 30th July (NEW DATE)
UPDATE: The various dates and pre-order buttons are retailer issues – the release date for Australia and New Zealand is (and has apparently always been) 30th July, and stock is apparently ready for the release to go smoothly. Let me know if you have any trouble finding copies after the 30th.
HarperCollins Australia (contains all retailer links)
HarperCollins New Zealand (contains retailer list)
South Africa – OUT NOW
UPDATE: The South African edition published as planned in June. Several retailers are out of stock, but I’m told new copies are on their way…