Brandon Sanderson on State of Publishing; & DEFIANT Out Soon in the UK!

In case you missed it, we wanted to share this video of Brandon Sanderson, President and Publisher of Tor Publishing Group/Macmillan Devi Pillai & President of JABberwocky Literary Agency Joshua Bilmes, “discussing the current state of the publishing industry and what exciting trends they see on the horizon”. It’s an excellent, wide-ranging and insightful conversation about publishing. Recommended for anyone interested in the business, writing, publishing, and also readers.

In other news, Brandon’s fourth Skyward novel, DEFIANT, is due out in two weeks in the UK! Due to be published by Gollancz on November 21st, here’s the synopsis…

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author Brandon Sanderson comes the final book in an epic series about a girl who will travel beyond the stars to save the world she loves from destruction.

Spensa made it out of the Nowhere, but what she saw in the space between the stars has changed her forever. She came face to face with the Delvers, and finally got answers to the questions she’s had about her own strange Cytonic gifts.

The Superiority didn’t stop in it’s fight for galactic dominance while she was gone, though. Spensa’s team, Skyward Flight, was able to hold Winzik off, and even collect allies to help with the cause, but it’s only a matter of time until humanity – and the rest of the galaxy – falls.

Defeating them will require all the knowledge Spensa gathered while in the Nowhere. But being Cytonic is more complicated than she ever could have imagined. Now, Spensa must ask herself: how far is she willing to go for victory, if it means losing herself – and her friends – in the process.

The final book in the Skyward series will free humanity, or see it fall forever.

Gollancz also publishes the first three Skyward novels, as well as the Skyward Flight novellas (co-authored with Janci Patterson), which are collected now in a single volume. Gollancz also publishes all of Brandon’s Mistborn and Stormlight Archive books, and a selection of stand-alone novels.

Zeno represents Brandon Sanderson in the UK and Commonwealth, on behalf of the JABberwocky Literary Agency in New York.

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