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POSTED TUESDAY JUNE 06, 2012 7:27 AM EST
Solar Clipper Dominates Amazon Bestsellers
Nathan Lowell

Nathan Lowell's Solar Clipper books continue to dominate the Space Opera and Science Fiction Adventure Lists:

  • Books > Space Opera: #4, #17, #20, #24
  • Books > Science Fiction Adventure: #16, #46, #67, #71
  • Kindle > Science Fiction Adventure: #13, #31, #45, #48

POSTED MONDAY JUNE 04, 2012 10:35 AM EST
10,000+ Solar Clipper Books sold in May
Nathan Lowell

Nathan Lowell joins Michael J. Sullivan, and Marshall Thomas in the five-digit club. Nathan's Solar Clipper books sold more than 10,000 in May 2012.

POSTED MONDAY MAY 28, 2012 9:35 AM EST
#1 Hot New Release in Science Fiction
Nathan Lowell

Nathan Lowell's Double Share ha hit #1 on a number of Amazon Hot New Release Lists including: Science Fiction, Adventure, and Space Opera for both the Kindle and the books lists.

POSTED WEDNESDAY MAY 23, 2012 4:58 PM EST
StarBridge & Solar Clipper, Share Amazon's Space Opera Bestseller List (16% of top 30)
A. C. Crispin & Nathan Lowell

Ridan authors are dominating Amazon's Space Opera Category.  StarBridge made its debut at #85 and is sporting an impressive 4.9 rating. Meanwhile Nathan Lowell's Solar Clipper books have all returned to the list led by new release Double Share at #2, Quarter Share at #18, Full Share at #27, and Half Share at #29.

POSTED TUESDAY MAY 8, 2012 10:21 PM EST
Double Share #1 Best Seller on Amazon
Nathan Lowell

Double Share, has hit several #1 spots on Amazon including:

  • Bestselling Books in Science Fiction Space Opera
  • Hottest New Release Kindle Science Fiction Adventure
  • Hottest New Release Kindle Science Fiction
  • Hottest New Books in Science Fiction Space Opera
  • Hottest New Books in Science Fiction Adventure
  • Hottest New Books in Science Fiction

POSTED TUESDAY MAY 8, 2012 01:19 AM EST
Double Share Update
Nathan Lowell
There was a slight formatting error in the initial kindle and nook versions. When dialog ended in a period at the end of paragraph the punctuation was missing. The files have been change and populated through Amazon and Barnes and Noble. Re-downloading the book won't correct the problem as Amazon sends the "file you ordered" not the most recent. However if you contact Amazon support, they will push to your account the "latest and greatest file. We apologize for the inconvenience.

POSTED MONDAY MAY 7, 2012 03:42 PM EST
Movers and Shakers
Nathan Lowell &Joe Haldeman
Nathan Lowell's Double Share and Joe Haldeman's  The Forever War have both been on Amazon's Movers and Shakers list for the past few days. This list is for books with a ranking less than 400 that have seen significant improvements in their rankings over the last twenty-four hours.

POSTED MONDAY MAY 7, 2012 07:09 AM EST
Double Share Sells 1,000 books in < 4 days
Nathan Lowell
Nathan Lowell's Double Share has surpassed Joe Haldeman's The Forever War for the fastest selling new release by moving more than 1,000 books in just four days. The previous record was five days.

POSTED THURSDAY MAY 3, 2012 06:19 PM EST
Double Share Released
Nathan Lowell
Double Share, the fourth book in the Trader Tales of the Solar Clipper by Nathan Lowell has been released. ebooks can be bought via Ridan, Amazon, or Barnes and Noble (Coming soon to ibookstore and Kobo). Printed copies are en route to Nathan's home and we are accepting orders with an anticipated ship date of May 15, 2012.

POSTED MONDAY APRIL 30, 2012 10:12 AM EST
Silent Songs ebook Released
A. C. Crispin & Kathleen O'Malley
Silent Songs, the fifth book in the StarBridge Series by A.C. Crispin and Kathleen O'Malley is now available for purchase from Ridan. The book has been submitted to online outlets such as Amazon and Barnes and Noble and should be available shortly.

POSTED WEDNESDAY APRIL 4, 2012 1:19 PM EST
Cluck: Murder Most Fowl Paperback Released
Eric D. Knapp
The print version of Eric Knapp's CLUCK: Murder Most Fowl is now available from Ridan, Amazon, Barnes and Noble .
POSTED MONDAY MARCH 19, 2012 08:22 AM EST
Cluck: Murder Most Fowl ebook Released
Eric D. Knapp
The print version of Eric Knapp's CLUCK: Murder Most Fowl is now available from Ridan, Amazon, Barnes and Noble.

POSTED WEDNESDAY MARCH 14, 2012 06:47 AM EST
Cluck: Murder Most Fowl ebook Released
Eric D. Knapp
Eric Knapp's CLUCK: Murder Most Fowl is now available in ebook. The print edition is at the printers, and once proofs have been received and signed off on we'll make an announcement for its availability. In the tradition of Terry Pratchett comes this tale of zombie chickens, ancient poultry exorcist prophesies, murder and mayhem. If you only have enough time to read one zombie chicken book this year, you owe it to yourself to make Cluck that book!

POSTED TUESDAY MARCH 13, 2012 7:22 PM EST
Forever War mentioned on Countdown with Keith Olbermann
Joe Haldeman 

Proving that Joe Haldeman's The Forever War is as relevant now as it ever has been, it was brought up in an interview that Keith had with Ethan Casey, author of Overtaken by Events, with regards to the recent violence in Afghanistan.  Ethan said of Joe's book, "It's an extremely haunting book and tells the story of what we are living through now, I think." Ethan also called it both a "great novel" and a "great science fiction novel".

POSTED MONDAY FEBRUARY 20, 2012 11:18 AM EST
Soldier of the Legion Optioned for Movie
Marshall S. Thomas
Marshall Thomas's Soldier of the Legion has been optioned for a motion picture by Josh Monkarsh at Traffic City Productions. Josh's The Highlife won a Bronze Award at the 2003 WorldFest Houston. His film credits include: Producer (11 titles), Director (8 titles), Writer (7 titles), Cinematographer (6 titles). We at Ridan congratulate Marshall on writing a book so well received, and join with him in his enthusiasm to see his book on the Big Screen.

POSTED SUNDAY FEBRUARY 19, 2012 08:58 AM EST
Ridan Update

Here at Ridan, we realize that we are behind on a number of highly anticipated releases, including the next installment in the Solar Clipper Series, Erik Knapp's Cluck, the debut release from Jackson Archer and the final three books in the StarBridge series. We apologize for these delays, a recent heart attack and subsequent death of our founder's father has consumed 100% of Robin Sullivan's time for a large part of November 2011 - January 2012. Being a small organization, with a passion for quality this recent family emergency had put a full stop to these titles. We are happy to say that production has resumed and we anticipate a timely release to the delayed products. Again we apologize for the delays and are looking forward to bringing these and many new exciting titles that are currently being signed.

POSTED SUNDAY FEBRUARY 19, 2012 08:58 AM EST
Ridan Website Updated

The Ridan Website has been updated and direct buying of recently released books are now available. This includes two books from Rick Murcer, four books in the Starbridge Series, and the highly anticipated final book in the Riyria Revelations from Michael J. Sullivan. 

POSTED TUESDAY DECEMBER 06, 2011 06:45 AM EST
Ridan Website Updated
A. C. CrispinRick MurcerTodd A. Fonseca

The Ridan Website has been updated and direct buying of recently released books are now available. This includes: Starbridge Caribbean Moon, and The Inverted Cavern.

POSTED FRIDAY DECEMBER 02, 2011 08:22 AM EST
StarBridge eBook Version Submitted
A. C. Crispin

The ebook version of the first book in the StarBridge Series, Starbridge  has been submitted to online stores. Links should be available in a few days. Direct buying via the Ridan website should be available in a few days.

POSTED FRIDAY DECEMBER 02, 2011 08:22 AM EST
Caribbean Moon Print Version Released
Rick Murcer 

The first book in the Manny William's Thriller series, Caribbean Moon  is now available via online stores in print versions. Direct buying via the Ridan website should be available soon.

POSTED FRIDAY NOVEMBER 25, 2011 03:25 PM EST
The Inverted Cavern Released
Todd A. Fonseca

The second book in the Aaron and Jake Time Travel Adventure series, The Inverted Cavern  is now available via online stores in ebook and print versions. Direct buying via the Ridan website should be available soon.

POSTED WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 16, 2011 08:22 AM EST
Another New York Times (and USA Today) Best-selling Author joins Ridan
Rick Murcer 
With more than 300,000 copies sold, Rick Murcer's Manny Williams Thrillers has taken the in ebook world by storm. Now Ridan is pleased to announce that we'll provide Rick's series in print, both through online stores, or bought direct for signed, personalized copies. In addition, Ridan will use our partnership with BookBrewer to offer Rick's books through the ibookstore and Kobo.

POSTED TUESDAY NOVEMBER 07, 2011 06:51 AM EST
100 days on the Best Seller list for Science Fiction & Fantasy
Joe Haldeman 
The Forever War has now spent 100 consecutive days on Amazon's Best Sellers in Science Fiction and Fantasy list. Currently at #18 Joe's classic is also #1 in War Fiction and #4 in Science Fiction Adventure Books and #3 for Kindle.

POSTED TUESDAY NOVEMBER 07, 2011 06:51 AM EST
Quarter Share again a Mover & Shaker
Nathan Lowell 
Nathan Lowell's Quarter Share is once more on the Amazon Mover's and Shaker's list currently at #11. The book is also joins Joe Haldeman on the Amazon's Best Sellers in Science Fiction and Fantasy list where it has spent 210 days since its release.

POSTED TUESDAY NOVEMBER 03, 2011 11:45 AM EST
Special limited time offer $1.99 Quarter Share
Nathan Lowell 
Amazon.com is running a special promotion where 100 books are being reduced for the month of November and Nathan Lowell's Quarter Share is one of them. Usually sold for $4.95 this is the first time that Nathan's book has been offered at a discount by a major retailer. This price reduction is only valid in November so now is the perfect time to give it a try. If you know friends who aren't yet familiar with Nathan's writing be sure and tell them about it as well.

POSTED TUESDAY NOVEMBER 01, 2011 12:27 AM EST
New Ridan Top Seller
Joe Haldeman 
Joe Haldeman becomes Ridan's top selling author for a single title by selling more than 7,100 copies of  The Forever War in October. The previous record was held by Marshall S. Thomas who sold more than 6,700 copies of Soldier of the Legion in May 2011.

POSTED SATURDAY OCTOBER 15, 2011 1:06 PM EST
New York Times Best Selling Author Signed
A.C. Crispin
Ridan has signed the seven books of the Starbridge Series by seven-time bestselling author A.C. Crispin just in time for the holiday buying season. The books will initially be released as ebooks with print books to follow.  As Ms. Crispin wrote the books in collaboration with others this means Ridan will actually pick up six talented authors including: Kathleen O'Malley, Jannean Elliott, Deborah A. Marshall, T. Jackson King and Ru Emerson. Full details can be found here.

POSTED WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 5, 2011 9:46 PM EST
Forever War Sells 1,000 books in < 5 days
Joe Haldeman 
Joe Haldeman 's on his The Forever War continues at its #1 Spot for both Kindle and books in War Stories and is currently #3 in Science Fiction Adventure. Many Ridan books have a large boost to sales just after their release, but Joe's Forever War has actually been slowly gaining footing since it's July release. While many Ridan author's sell more than 1,000 copies a month it is unusual to meet that threshold by the fifth of the month!  Congratulations Joe!

POSTED FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 30, 2011 10:31 PM EST
Viscount and the Witch Release 
Michael J. Sullivan

Michael J. Sullivan released a short story prequel to his best selling Riyria Revelations Series. It is priced at $0.99 for Kindle and Nook and being offered free when sold direct from here. It's first day of release saw it hitting several Best Seller Charts including:

  • #2 Hottest Historical Fantasy Kindle
  • #3 Hottest Short Story Kindle
  • #3 Hottest Historical Fantasy Books
  • #6 Hottest Short Story Books
  • #20 Hottest Historical Fantasy Books
  • #25 Hottest Kindle Fantasy
  • #51 Hottest Fantasy Book
  • #11 Bestseller Historical Fantasy Kindle
  • #16 Bestseller Short Story Kindle
  • #20 Bestseller Historical Fantasy Book
  • #31 Bestseller Short Story Book

POSTED THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 8, 2011 6:50 AM EST
Percepliquis hits Top 10 in Epic Fantasy 
Michael J. Sullivan
Michael J. Sullivan's last volume in the Riyria Revelations, Percepliquis is available for preorders and has hit #7 on Amazon's Hottest New Releases for Kindle Epic Fantasy.  

POSTED WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 7, 2011 2:50 PM EST
#1 Bestseller in War Fiction
Joe Haldeman 
Congratulations to Joe Haldeman on his The Forever War hitting #1 on the Kindle Best sellers in War Fiction.

POSTED SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 3, 2011 6:28 PM EST
Parsec Award Winner
Nathan Lowell
Congratulations to Nathan Lowell on his 2nd Parsec Award for another book in the Trader Tales of the Solar Clipper series. The sixth book Owner's Share one for this 2011 and last year Captain's Share took top honors. Both books will be released by Ridan Publishing in ebook and print copies in the near future.

POSTED WEDNESDAY AUGUST 31, 2011 11:32 PM EST
#1 Bestseller in Historical Fantasy
Leslie Ann Moore
Congratulations to Leslie Ann Moore whose Griffin's Shadow hit the top spot for Kindle Bestselling Historical Fantasy.

POSTED WEDNESDAY AUGUST 31, 2011 03:44 AM EST
End of an Era
Michael J. Sullivan
Today is the last day to buy Ridan versions of the Riyria Revelations (well except for Percepliquis which will be out in January). The Riyria Revelations has sold more than 90,000 copies and is now being released by Orbit books as a trilogy (Theft of Swords: Nov, Rise of Empire: Dec, Heir of Novron: Jan). It is bittersweet to see the series go, but we are excited to see where it will take Michael. We'd like to thank all those that support the Riyria Revelations while it was with Ridan.

POSTED TUESDAY AUGUST 23, 2011 06:48 AM EST
Percepliquis Pre-order Available
Michael J. Sullivan

The final installment of The Riyria Revelations now has pre-order pages on Amazon and Barnes and Noble. For those wanting ebooks the ONLY method is to buy direct from the distributors as Orbit will be putting this book out. For those wanting paper copies, you can buy either from the distribution network, or wait and order from this site (in which case you can get the book signed and dedicated. Pre-order links:
Amazon: Paper | Kindle     B&N: Paper | Nook
 

POSTED WEDNESDAY AUGUST 17, 2011 02:54 PM EST
Another Mover & Shaker: Forever War
Joe Haldeman 
The Forever War hit the Amazon Mover's and Shaker's list at #9 on August 12th and has been bouncing on and off of it for the past several  days.  Currently it is ranked 317 and clocks in at #43 (up 23% from yesterdays 392). To qualify for the Mover's and Shaker's list the book must be ranked under 400 and show a significant rise in ranking from the previous day's numbers.

POSTED FRIDAY AUGUST 12, 2011 09:44 AM EST
Forever War makes NPR's Top 100 List
Joe Haldeman 

More than 5,000 people nominated their choices for the NPR Top 100 Science-Fiction & Fantasy Books. And a finalist list of 237 was further widdled down for voting. After more than 60,000 votes the 100 were selected and we are pleased to say that Ridan's own Joe Haldeman's The Forever War was one of them. Congratulations to Joe on another amazing honor.

POSTED MONDAY AUGUST 8, 2011 06:28 AM EST
Top Rated Historical Fantasy
Michael J. Sullivan

With just days left before it is removed from the market Michael Sullivan's Wintertide has reached #1 on Amazon's Top Rated Historical Fantasy list. All five books of the series are also listed (#9-Avempartha, #21 Nyphron Rising, #26 The Emerald Storm, #29-The Crown Conspiracy )

POSTED SUNDAY AUGUST 7, 2011 10:28 AM EST
Ridan Expands into Mystery and Thrillers

Ridan is in the process of signing several authors to expand its genre fiction lines into Mystery and Thrillers. With more than 11 potential titles, we hope to have the first of these available for release in just a few weeks.

POSTED WEDNESDAY AUGUST 3, 2011 11:05 PM EST
Bestseller Kindle War Novels
Joe Haldeman & Marshall S. Thomas

Ridan authors are now dominating the Amazon War and Military Fiction Category with 7 of the top 33 titles: #2 The Forever War , #9 Soldier of the Legion, #18 Curse of the Legion, #19 Slave of the Legion, #20 Secret of the Legion, #21 March of the Legion, #33 Cross of the Legion. The same books are on the Bestseller Kindle Books lists at the following rankings (#5, #16, #31, #32, #33, #34, #49)

POSTED MONDAY AUGUST 2, 2011 05:16 AM EST
Hottest New Release Science Fiction & Fantasy
Joe Haldeman, Michael J. Sullivan, Nathan Lowell

Ridan authors continue to appear on the Amazon Hot New Releases for Science Fiction and Fantasy. The Forever War is #4 (Kindle) and #6 (Books), and for the War category (#1 for both). 

Just ahead of Joe, is A Light in the Dark (a self-published short by Ridan author Nathan Lowell) who has #3 Kindle and #5 Books.

Michael Sullivan's The Riyria Revelations, now published through Orbit are showing up on both Epic Fantasy (#39, #42, #70)  and Historical Fantasy (#10, #12, #26).

POSTED MONDAY AUGUST 1, 2011 08:34 AM EST
Riyria Print Editions Retired
Michael J. Sullivan

With the upcoming release of the Orbit versions of the Riyria Revelations Ridan has discontinued selling print copies. eBook versions will be available until the end of August. Click here for more details .

POSTED SUNDAY JULY 31, 2011 12:05 PM EST
Forever War #1 Bestseller
Joe Haldeman

While out for only 3 weeks, Joe Haldeman's The Forever War hit #1 on the Hot New Release in War for the Kindle. It currently is on 9 Amazon Bestseller lists including:

  • #7    Bestseller Books  in War
  • #39  Bestseller Books in Science Fiction
  • #2    Hot New Book Release in War
  • #9    Hot New Book Release in Science Fiction
  • #26  Hot New Book Release in Genre Fiction
  • #4    Bestseller Kindle in War
  • #31  Bestseller Kindle in Science Fiction
  • #1    Hot New Kindle Release in War
  • #6    Hot New Kindle Release in Science Fiction

POSTED WEDNESDAY JULY 27, 2011 2:20 AM EST
Ridan Books Featured in iBookStore
Joe Haldeman & Leslie Ann Moore
Of the 24 books featured in the Science Fiction and Fantasy Section of Apple's ibookstore 3 are Ridan titles including: The Forever War, Griffin's Destiny, and Griffin's Shadow.

POSTED MONDAY JULY 18, 2011 10:51 AM EST
Ridan Dominates Science Fiction Best Sellers
Joe Haldeman, Nathan Lowell  & Marshall S. Thomas

All ten of Ridan's sci-fi titles are on Amazon's Kindle Best Seller list for Science Fiction. With the addition or our most recent title,  The Forever War hitting the charts at #71. All six of Marshall Thomas's Soldier of the Legion Series, as well as all three of Nathan Lowell's Tales of the Solar Clipper are in the top 100.  In addition, Forever War is now #8 on Hot New Releases in Science Fiction. Not bad for a novel that is more than thirty-five years old.

J. Sullivan's six and final book, Percepliquis, had its cover debuted on his site. The conclusion to the Riyria Revelations will be released in January 2012 in a print version from Ridan and an ebook from Orbit. The other five books in the series will be removed from the market starting in early July with all the books (both print and ebook gone by August 31. The Orbit versions of the books are already available for preorder. 

POSTED SATURDAY JULY 2, 2011 5:21 AM EST
Percepliquis Cover Unveiled
Michael J. Sullivan

Michael J. Sullivan's six and final book, Percepliquis, had its cover debuted on his site. The conclusion to the Riyria Revelations will be released in January 2012 in a print version from Ridan and an ebook from Orbit. The other five books in the series will be removed from the market starting in early July with all the books (both print and ebook gone by August 31. The Orbit versions of the books are already available for preorder. 

POSTED TUESDAY JUNE 28, 2011 8:54 AM EST
Griffin's Shadow an Amazon Mover and Shaker
Leslie Ann Moore

Leslie Ann Moore joins authors Michael J. Sullivan, Nathan Lowell, Marshall Thomas as Ridan authors to hit the Amazon's Mover and Shaker List. The list identifies the biggest gainers in sales rank compared to twenty-four hours ago. A title has to be under 400 to be considered.

POSTED TUESDAY JUNE 26, 2011 08:58 AM EST
Another Ridan Best Seller
Leslie Ann Moore

Leslie Ann Moore joins authors, Michael J. Sullivan, Nathan Lowell, and Marshall Thomas as Amazon Best Sellers in Science Fiction and Fantasy. Leslie's Griffin's Shadow and Griffin's Destiny can be found on the following lists for Books: Science Fiction and Fantasy, Fantasy, Epic Fantasy, Historical Fantasy, Romance Fantasy. For Kindles. Leslie's novels appear in the top 20 for: #1/#3 for Romance Fantasy, #2/#3 for Historical Fantasy, #9/#13 for Epic Fantasy. She also ranks #29/#43 for all of Fantasy. Leslie has sold more than 1,500 copies in just over a week.

POSTED TUESDAY JUNE 21, 2011 01:53 AM EST
Ridan Signs Joe Haldeman
Joe Haldeman
Ridan Publishing is pleased to announce the signing of science fiction legend Joe Haldeman to its growing list of authors. Ridan will be releasing Joe's classic The Forever War in a variety of ebook formats. Mr. Haldeman was recently awarded the status of Grand Master by the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America. Among some of Joe's other Awards: 5 Hugos, 5 Nebulas, 3 Locus, 3 Rhyslings, The Robert A. Heinlein Award, Southeastern Science Fiction Lifetime Achievement Award, and the John W. Campbell Memorial Award.

POSTED SUNDAY JUNE 19, 2011 08:56 AM EST
Griffin's Daughter Topping Amazon Charts
Leslie Ann Moore

After only one day of the special free promotion, Griffin's Daughter has shot to the top of multiple Amazon Free lists including: #1 Fantasy, #2 Romance, #1 Romance Fantasy, #2 Fiction, #3 Kindle ebooks, #1 Epic Fantasy, #1 Historical Fantasy, #2 Genre Fiction, #1 Family Saga, and #7 Children's Fiction. In 24 hours over 9,000 adult versions and 1,300 young adult versions were downloaded.

POSTED SATURDAY JUNE 18, 2011 07:14 AM EST
Griffin's Daughter Free for a Limited Time
Leslie Ann Moore

Leslie Ann Moore's Award Winning Griffin's Daughter (available in both young adult and adult versions is a free Kindle download for a limited time. This book was the winner of the IBPA Ben Franklin Award for Best New Novel.

POSTED SATURDAY JUNE 18, 2011 06:55 AM EST
#1 on Hot New Releases in Science Fiction
Marshall S. Thomas
Topping Amazon's Hot New Releases in Science Fiction for the Kindle is Marshall Thomas's Soldier of the Legion . He also has places, 6, 9, and 13. Close on his heals is Nathan Lowell's latest release Full Share at position 4.

POSTED FRIDAY JUNE 17, 2011 07:48 AM EST
Amazon Science Fiction Best Sellers
Nathan Lowell  & Marshall S. Thomas
The Soldier of the Legion Series and The Trader Tales of the Solar Clipper Series continue to dominate the Amazon Science Fiction Best Sellers Lists. Currently Ridan holds 9 out of the top 44 Science Fiction Books and 9 out of the top 33 Science Fiction Kindle Release.  Nathan's three books have spent a total of 303 days on the Science Fiction and Fantasy Books List. Marshal has four books on the list for a cumulative 178 days since their release less than two months ago.

POSTED SATURDAY JUNE 11, 2011 07:37 AM EST
K.W. Jeter: You should be reading...
Nathan Lowell 
When an industry heavy-weight takes notice of the writings of a new author from a small press, it's a rewarding feeling of validation. K.W. Jeter, one of the founders of the steampunk genre, took the time to write an entire post on why people should be reading Nathan Lowell. You can read the full article here.

POSTED WEDNESDAY JUNE 8, 2011 08:43 AM EST
New Riyria Revelations Covers Released
Michael J. Sullivan
Orbit will be taking over the Riyria Revelations and releasing it as three two-book omnibus versions. On May 31st Orbit unveiled the new covers which were picked up by blogs including: A Dribble of Ink, The Wertz Zone, The Mad Hatter Reviews, and LEC Book Reviews.

POSTED TUESDAY JUNE 7, 2011 02:43 PM EST
Full Share Paperback Available on Amazon
Nathan Lowell
The paperback version for Nathan Lowell's Full Share  is now available on Amazon for $13.95.

POSTED FRIDAY JUNE 6, 2011 09:17 AM EST
New Ridan Best Seller
Marshall S. Thomas

Marshall Thomas's Soldier of the Legion Series consisting of:  Soldier of the Legion, March of the Legion, Slave of the Legion, Secret of the Legion, Cross of the Legion, and Curse of the Legion  sold more than 17,000 copies topping the previous Ridan record of 11,000 which was sold by Michael J. Sullivan in January 2011. Congratulations Marshall!

POSTED FRIDAY JUNE 1, 2011 07:57 AM EST
Ridan Authors Dominating the Sci-fi Lists 
Nathan Lowell & Marshall S. Thomas
Sales in May continued to soar for Nathan Lowell and Marshall Thomas propelling them to the tops of the Amazon Lists for Science Fiction. Ridan currently holds 25% of the top 20 titles and recently held 40% of the top 10.  Current rankings include: #1 Full Share (Lowell), #3 Soldier of the Legion  (Thomas), #10 Quarter Share (Lowell), #11 March of the Legion , #17 Slave of the Legion .

POSTED FRIDAY MAY 27, 2011 06:53 AM EST
Fastest Selling Release: Full Share
Nathan Lowell
Sales for Nathan Lowell's Full Share  has been nothing short of amazing. After just one week he's already sold more than 2,000 copies making that novel the fastest selling title in Ridan's history. He's currently #3 on Amazon's Hot New Releases in Science Fiction (Books) Bested only by George R.R. Martin's A Dance with Dragons and the latest Star Wars release.

POSTED FRIDAY MAY 27, 2011 06:30 AM EST
Ridan Authors at Balticon
Nathan Lowell, Marshall S. Thomas, Michael J. Sullivan
Ridan publishing's top three authors (along with founder and president Robin Sullivan) will be at Balticon May 27th - May 30 in Hunts Valley Maryland. A full listing of their scheduled sessions is posted here.

POSTED FRIDAY MAY 27, 2011 06:25 AM EST
Michael J. Sullivan
BEA Theft of Swords Signing
A line formed right away for Michael Sullivan's Theft of Swords signing Thursday at 12:00 at the Orbit booth at BEA. While scheduled to last an hour the books flew off the shelves and were gone in just over 30 minutes.

POSTED THURSDAY MAY 26, 2011 07:53 AM EST
Top Selling Science Fiction on Amazon 
Nathan Lowell & Marshall S. Thomas

Although just recently released, Nathan Lowell's Full Share has shot to the tops of the Amazon Science Fiction List (#3 for Kindle | #4 for Books). He's even surpassed Marshall Thomas who has had an amazing run with his Soldier of the Legion (#5 for Kindle | #6 for Books).  Marshall also has #10 with March of the Legion, #18 with Slave of the Legion and #22 Secret of the Legion. Congratulations to both authors on a fabulous May month. Ridan authors currently hold 40% of the Hot Releases in Science Fiction with spots #3, #4, #6, and #9. 

POSTED SUNDAY MAY 22, 2011 07:34 PM EST
IndieView Author Interview
Nathan Lowell
IndieView talks to Nathan Lowell about writing Quarter Share and his road to publishing. Read the full interview here.

POSTED SATURDAY MAY 21, 2011 07:04 AM EST
Soldier of the Legion: 10,000 books in May
Marshall S. Thomas

Marshall Thomas's Soldier of the Legion Series crossed the 10,000 mark for Kindle sales in May. He is on track to sell more than 14,000 books this month and if he does, will beat January's record of 11,500 set by Michael J. Sullivan for his Riyria Revelations Series. Books in Marshall's series include: Soldier of the Legion | March of the Legion | Secret of the Legion |Slave of the Legion | Cross of the Legion | Curse of the Legion.

POSTED SATURDAY MAY 21, 2011 07:01 AM EST
Nebula Awards Mass Signing
Michael J. Sullivan
Michael J. Sullivan joined 40 other noted Science Fiction and Fantasy authors at the SWFA's (Science Fiction and Fantasy Writer's Association) Mass signing as part of the Nebula Awards Weekend at the Washington Hilton in Washington DC.

POSTED FRIDAY MAY 20, 2011 09:12 AM EST

Full Share #1 Mover and Shaker
Nathan Lowell

The third book in Nathan Lowell's Trader Tales of the Solar Clipper series, Full Share  came out of the gate with a bang and held the #1 Movers and Shakers spot on Amazon starting around 9:00 PM last night. As of this morning it still is at #1.

POSTED THURSDAY MAY 19, 2011 08:22 AM EST
Full Share Release
Nathan Lowell

The third book in Nathan Lowell's Trader Tales of the Solar Clipper series, Full Share is now available for Kindle. We are waiting on printers proofs for the paperback version and then will be posting links for ordering signed copies. For those attending Balticon, Nathan will be there and have copies available for signing. The hardcover editions are scheduled for mid June.

POSTED SATURDAY MAY 14, 2011 08:22 AM EST
Griffin's Daughter: Young Adult ebook Release
Leslie Ann Moore
Many fans of Leslie Ann Moore's Award winning Griffin's Daughter series have mentioned that they would love to share Jelena's remarkable adventure of magic, love, and coming of age with younger readers but have been leery due to a few explicit scenes. Well Leslie has heard your requests and produced an edited version of the series. You can find these  young adult versions here: Griffin's Daughter | Griffin's Shadow | Griffins Destiny

POSTED TUESDAY APRIL 02, 2011 04:32 PM EST
Soldier of the Legion: Kindle Release
Marshall S. Thomas

Ridan is pleased to announce that all six of Marshall Thomas's Soldier of the Legion is now available for the Kindle. Ridan originally published the print the new titles that have hit the street include: Soldier of the Legion | March of the Legion | Secret of the Legion | Slave of the Legion .

POSTED TUESDAY MARCH 22, 2011 10:22 AM EST
BEA DIY Conference & Marketplace
Robin Sullivan

The BEA DIY Authors Conference & Marketplace is where aspiring writers will get critical information and solutions to help them get published or self published. In order to stay abreast of recent tools and avenues for distribution, Ridan Publishing's President and founder, Robin Sullivan will be attending BEA DIY  May 21 in New York City. She'll be attending panels on the changing face of publishing and getting data on recent sales trends especially related to the ebook revolution. She'll be posting the results from the show on her blog, write2publish - Look for posts to begin in early June.

POSTED TUESDAY MARCH 15, 2011 2:09 PM EST
Book Expo America
Robin Sullivan

In order to keep abreast of the latest trends in the publishing industry, Ridan Publishing's President and founder, Robin Sullivan will be attending Book Expo America May 23 - 26 in New York City. She'll be attending panels on the changing face of publishing and getting data on recent sales trends especially related to the ebook revolution. She'll be posting the results from the show on her blog, write2publish - Look for posts to begin in early June.

POSTED TUESDAY MARCH 15, 2011 2:09 PM EST
2010 Book of the Year Finalist
Marshall S. Thomas

Ridan is pleased to announce that Marshall Thomas's Curse of the Legion has been nominated as a Finalist in the 2010 Foreword Magazine Book of Year Award in the Science Fiction Category.  The winners will be presented at the ALA Conference in New Orleans and the awards are judged by Librarians and Booksellers taken from the Magazine's Readership.

POSTED TUESDAY FEBRUARY 22, 2011 5:19 PM EST
Orbit to Publish the Riyria Revelations
Michael J. Sullivan

Ridan is pleased to announce that Michael J. Sullivan's Riyria Revelation will be moving to Orbit Books (Fantasy Imprint of Hachette Book Group USA the second largest US publisher). While we are sad to see Michael we go, we recognize this as an exceptional opportunity for Michael and Orbit will be able to generate an audience for the series that Ridan would not be able to do. We wish Michael well but expect there to be some future works of his published through Ridan.

POSTED SUNDAY JANUARY 09, 2010 11:22 PM EST
Fantasy Book Critic's Top Independent Novel
Michael J. Sullivan
Once again Fantasy Book Critic has pointed to Ridan Publishing and Michael's 2010 offerings as one entry: The Emerald Storm and Wintertide for excellence in Fantasy. This time garnering the #1 pick for Top Independently Published Novels of 2010.

POSTED SUNDAY DECEMBER 26, 2010 11: PM EST
Fantasy Book Critic's Top 25 of 2010
Michael J. Sullivan
Michael Sullivan made #7 in Fantasy Book Critic's top 25 books of 2010. The only independent published author to make the list. Liviu Suciu combined both of Michael's 2010 offerings as one entry: The Emerald Storm and Wintertide.

POSTED WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 22, 2010 8:44 PM EST
Overall Best Read of 2010
Michael J. Sullivan
Sarah Chron of Bookworm Blues posted her yearend best books of 2010 and Michael Sullivan's Avempartha was one of the six books in the Overall Best reads of 2010 category. Congratulations to Michael and the other winners (all of which came from major publishing houses)

POSTED MONDAY DECEMBER 20, 2010 6:22 PM EST
Half Share: ebook and print released
Nathan Lowell

The second book of Nathan Lowell's Trade Tales of the Golden Age of the Solar Clipper Series, Half Share been released. It is available, on this website, and Amazon Kindle , as well as paperback .

POSTED MONDAY DECEMBER 6, 2010 4:32 AM EST
2010 Goodreads Choice Awards
Michael J. Sullivan
Michael Sullivan's The Emerald Storm was selected as one of the fifteen books of 2010 for the GoodRead's Readers Choice Award for Fantasy. The nominees were chosen based on ratings and the number of bookshelves each book appeared on by millions of members on the Goodreads site. Michael's books was the only nominee from a small independent press. 

POSTED MONDAY OCTOBER 4, 2010 8:18 PM EST
Wintertide: ebook and print released
Michael J. Sullivan
The fifth book of Michael J. Sullivan's Riyria Revelations has been released. Near midnight Sunday the third of October, book five of the Riyria Revelations, Wintertide , officially went live, becoming available in all formats both print and electronic. For more information and a link to order directly from the author, please visit Mr. Sullivan's blog.

POSTED SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 4, 2010 10:22 PM EST
Captain's Share wins Parsec Award
Nathan Lowell
The fifth book of Nathan Lowell's Trader Tale of the Golden Age of the Solar Clipper (Captain's Share) broke Nathan's Suzie Luchi streak (he'd been nominated and lost 4 previous times for other books in the series) for a Parsec Award. Captain's Share will be released in print and ebook formats in 2011.