Cold Betrayal and No Honor Among Thieves in Paperback

Home for Christmas

When people send e-mails or make comments on the blog, I read them—all of them.  Over the past couple of books, people have complained bitterly after receiving copies of their newsletters, objecting to my use of the term Dead Tree Readers, aka DTRs, for people who read in paper and ink or nothing.  Since it is not my intention of offend any of my readers, I’m making a change, and I hope the folks who voiced their objections will please take note.  

The term DTR is now officially retired and has been replaced by an entirely new acronym, NEBR—Non E-Book Readers.  

This combo blog/newsletter counts as a shout out to all J.A. Jance NEBRs—the paperback edition of Ali # 10, Cold Betrayal, goes on sale on Tuesday, December 29.  This is a chance to march off to your local B & M bookstore to use all those Christmas gift cards Santa left in your stocking.  Please don’t let them sit around long enough to burn a hole in your pocket. (By the way, my use of the term B & M was not a typo. B & M stands for Brick and Mortar. B & N stands for Barnes and Noble.)  

Ali 11 ColdBetrayalOn Tuesday, December 29, Cold Betrayal—Ali # 10 goes on sale in paperback, or, as they say in the world of publishing, in mass market.  In the back of the paperback edition, you will find the first of two combo novellas featuring both Joanna Brady and Ali Reynolds.  This one is called No Honor Among Thieves.  No Honor has previously been available only in e-book formats, and this is the only paper and ink version that will be available. Unlike HarperCollins, the publishers of the Ali Reynolds books, Simon and Schuster, do not do separate novella mass market editions.

Having said all that, and under the distinct impression that I have now, as my mother would have said, chewed my cabbage twice, please know that I’m wishing all of my readers, NEBRs and otherwise, a Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year.

By the way, the next full Ali book comes out in March—March 8 to be exact.  And the next Joanna book is currently underway. That means I am fully employed.

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8 thoughts on “Cold Betrayal and No Honor Among Thieves in Paperback

  1. I don’t mind being called a “Dead Tree Reader”. Not at all. There is just something so satisfying about holding a REAL book in one’s hands! Not only that, but REAL books aren’t dependent on the availability of electricity to be able to function. (A good thing when power outages happen.) I actually have TWO Nook E-readers…and I never use EITHER of them. In fact, they are BOTH in a box somewhere (we’ve been in the process of moving) with their batteries depleted.

  2. Oh, dear, NEBR reminds me of Nebraska. Can’t we just say “Reader”?

    Hope everyone is having a great Christmas. Here in CT it is 48 and clear with temperature rising. I wish we had snow to cover my ugly brown lawn, but am happy for warm weather.

  3. Merry Christmas to you and loved ones! Love your blog and enjoy your books in various formats – audio, ebooks, hardcover, paperback! Just keep writing!

  4. Merry Christmas to you and your family, and thank you for your wonderful books and for connecting with readers and other writers about yourself, writing, and the thinking that goes into putting your stories together. I love it, and personally like your abbreviations. Thanks for not being too politically correct or trying to make everyone happy. My mother told me that was an impossible job, and now I understand. So enjoy the beauty of this Christmas and welcome a fabulous, happy New Year with the best intentions and an open heart.

  5. Merry Christmas to you and yours, and a most blessed New Year 2016. As a die-hard NEBR I finally purchased a Kindle so I could read the short-stories. This is what I have discovered: holding an e-book reader is so much easier on my aging arms, back and neck than holding a heavy paper and ink book! I am not totally converted, but appreciate this technology. Blessings!

  6. Thank you for keeping your readers informed of your publication dates and plans. I really appreciate it. I’m looking forward the next Joanna novel . I recently treated myself to a couple of your newest novellas and turned around and lucked out at the library book sale, someone turned in a whole collection of jpb in paperback! So I’ll be catching up whilst I wait for Joanna to be published. And I’ll also be working on my 10,000 daily steps. In the meantime take care of yourself and have a Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year.

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