Tor made three announcements about Robert Jordan’s bestselling Wheel of Time series last week at Dragon Con:
1) Wheel of Time eBooks Available
The Wheel of Time series is one of the most highly requested series on Kindle, and they are finally becoming available to fans as ebooks. Beginning on October 27th, Macmillan will release one ebook per month, beginning with The Eye of the World. The full text of the books has been retypeset to better accommodate the ebook format and all original illustrations and maps will be retained in these new releases. We’ve also commissioned new cover art for each book, and I can announce the first four artists now: David Grove, Kekai Kotaki, Donato Giancola, and Sam Weber.
2) Chapter One of The Gathering Storm Available to Read Exclusively on Tor.com
The next book in the WoT series, The Gathering Storm, will be available for sale on 10/27/09. For the first time ever, the entire first chapter of The Gathering Storm is available to read before the book comes out. The chapter is available only on Tor.com until September 17th, when it will be distributed to other online retailers like Amazon and BN.com. You can read the chapter here: http://www.tor.com/gatheringstorm/register
3) Prologue available for sale before book release
The prologue to The Gathering Storm will be available to purchase as an ebook beginning on September 17th. The prologue will be available to purchase through Tor.com, as well as the traditional retailers˜Amazon.com, BN.com–for $2.99.