Arena as an E-Book

Well!  As my title for this post indicates, I have good news.

Awhile back, when I was buried in the details of handling my mother’s estate, I signed a contract with Bethany House returning to them the rights that had reverted to me when they declared my first novel  Arena out of print. My agent had renogiated the contract so that they could re-release the novel as an e-book and as a paperback. A few weeks ago, I was contacted by my editor regarding cover ideas for the reissue of the paperback version, which I suspect won’t be available until next summer, but the e-book was set to come out any time.

I’ve been checking Amazon pretty much weekly with no change until yesterday when I  found it available for  Kindle for $9.39.  Click HERE  to see it.  It’s also available for Barnes and Noble’s Nook, HERE,  and  at Christian Book.com  as an E-book (but not until August 1), HERE for $8.99. Many readers have asked for Arena to be available as an e-book and now, finally I can say that it is. How cool is that?

Also, they are continuing to offer The Light of Eidon free as an e-book, and selling the rest of the series at a lower price per book than they do single titles. The sales have been pretty consistent, and the reviews, as I think I’ve mentioned before, have been racking up, divided between those who mostly love the series and those who were HIGHLY offended at being tricked into reading a book about Jesus. LOL.

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11 Responses to “Arena as an E-Book”


  1. 1 Lois Ann July 29, 2011 at 6:06 am

    That is cool news! Arena is a favorite book of mine and it’s time I read it again. I love all your books. I read other science fiction/fantasy from non-christian writers and often I’m feeling cold and empty by the worlds they create. Your books are full of depth and life. You truly paint with words and with the love of Jesus! May God bless you like you’ve blessed me!

  2. 3 krystle July 29, 2011 at 6:41 am

    I am so excited !! This is my favorite book of all time !!

  3. 4 knitwitt July 29, 2011 at 8:39 am

    I know what book I’ll be buying for my Kindle next!

  4. 5 Rebecca LuElla Miller July 29, 2011 at 10:55 am

    This is such great news! When we inputted the data for Arena in the Speculative Faith library, I got a twinge of regret, thinking that it was out of print. I am sooooo glad they are bringing it back and putting it out as a ebook.

    Becky

  5. 6 Rachelle July 29, 2011 at 2:08 pm

    Joy! So glad it is being re-released and especially as an e-book.

  6. 7 kindbehindtheeyes August 1, 2011 at 2:37 pm

    I feel just the way Lois does about your books, Karen. I have not found many Christian fiction authors whose books truly benefit me spiritually. You’re one of the few! I eagerly anticipate reading your next work!

  7. 8 Kelly K. August 2, 2011 at 9:18 am

    Even though I have this book in paperback form I went immideatly and bought it on my kindle. It is a book that needs to be read by every Christian. Now if you could only get it in audiobook form!!! I am still waiting :)
    Kelly

    • 9 karenhancock August 2, 2011 at 12:45 pm

      I’d love to get it in audiobook form, and you are not the first to ask about that. Though really, I’m just blown away the Lord’s brought it back at all, in whatever form!

  8. 10 Brian August 15, 2011 at 4:08 am

    Will there be a new Guardian King book in the future?


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