This week, I’m reflecting a lot on the love and support we’ve received this year through the amazingly successful Kickstarters we’ve conducted. Not only for our , which just ended with a whopping 387 backers pledging $31,074 (thank you, thank you, thank you!), but also The Diving Universe Kickstarter, which sees more fulfillment of rewards shipping out soon and the wide release of The Renegat in ebook, trade paperback, audiobook AND hardcover tomorrow, September 17!

Now, I must admit: The Renegat—because of its length—proved a challenge I had not before faced. I wrote a lot about the challenges the trade paperback, in particular, posed in my August 5 Publisher’s Note, which you can read here.

But The Renegat, the latest novel in Kristine Kathryn Rusch’s award-winning Diving series—also provided us with a fantastic opportunity. Through the incredible support of fans and other supporters on Kickstarter, 606 backers pledged $22,299 to allow us to run all of the Diving series books into hardcover. The first one to release is The Renegat: A Diving Universe Novel. The rest of the Diving series hardcovers will be completed later this year.

So, tomorrow marks a first for us. The simultaneous release of a WMG book in ebook, audiobook, trade paperback AND hardcover.

So, if you missed all the previous talk about this new book, here’s the synopsis of The Renegat:

As a young recruit, brilliant engineer Nadim Crowe accidentally destroys an entire Scrapheap full of ships. Now, decades later, he ends up on the crew of the Renegat, the only ship in the Fleet ever sent on a mission backwards to investigate an ancient Scrapheap.

Something invaded that Scrapheap and the Fleet wants to know what. Or who.

The Renegat: The only ship the Fleet dares risk. The Renegat: A ship of misfits and screw-ups sent on an impossible mission. All alone in deep space.

A thrilling new addition to the Diving Universe.

You can find all available versions of The Renegat here.

And if you want to get a free sample of what to expect in The Renegat, click here to read Kris’ Free Fiction Monday offering this week: “Joyride,” which was a finalist for the 2018 Asimov’s Readers Choice Award for best novella and appears in a slightly different form in the novel.

So, what are you waiting for? Dive in!

Allyson Longueira is publisher of WMG Publishing. She is an award-winning writer, editor and designer, working mother, and brain tumor survivor.