The Future of the Dresden Files brings us good news about the future of The Dresden Files:

You know you are big time when you get to sell unnamed book 12 and unnamed book 13.
Jim Butcher’s DRESDEN FILES 12 and DRESDEN FILES 13, new books in the successful series, now also a television show, featuring Harry Dresden, wizard-for-hire, in Chicago, to Anne Sowards at Roc, in a significant deal, by Jennifer Jackson at the Donald Maass Literary Agency.

Looks like we’re safe for the time being!
Jim has stated on several occasions that he is planning to write a total of about 20 Dresden Files “case books” like those we’ve read so far, then cap off the series with an Apocalyptic Trilogy. The tenth book in the series, Small Favor, is due out in Spring 2008.
Discuss this at the Forums here.

Short Story Updates!

Last October, Jim delighted audiences with his short story “Something Borrowed,” published in P.N. Elrod’s anthology My Big Fat Supernatural Wedding. Publishers Weekly called Jim’s story “the book’s best romp,” and it recently won third place in Reviewers International Organization 2006 for “Favourite Story from an Anthology.”
Now the anthology’s success has spawned a sequel, My Big Fat Supernatural Honeymoon, and Jim will be participating, along with Kelley Armstrong, Rachel Caine, P.N. Elrod, Caitlin Kittredge, Katie MacAlister, Marjorie M. Liu, Lilith Saintcrow, and Ronda Thompson! There’s no release date set yet, but we’ll be sure to let you know as soon as more information is available.
Also look for Jim’s short story “It’s My Birthday Too” in the anthology Many Bloody Returns, edited by Charlaine Harris, to be released September 3rd. The prompts for the stories in this collection are “a vampire” and “a birthday.”
Buy My Big Fat Supernatural Wedding at Amazon and preorder Many Bloody Returns!
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Continuing Success for The Dresden Files

We have more news of the continuing success of The Dresden Files!
We’re proud to announce that White Night maintains a strong position on the New York Times bestseller list! It began in fifth place, then dropped to seventh in its second week, and now rests comfortably in 11th place in its third week. Congratulations, Jim!
Additionally, cover artist Christian McGrath revealed on the Forums that Storm Front is slated to be released in hardcover this November! This is assuredly a product of the success of the books. You can pre-order the book on Amazon here.
Discuss White Night‘s bestseller success here and the hardcover edition of Storm Front here.

White Night in NYT’s top 5!

Jim’s books continue to grow in popularity! WHITE NIGHT is currently #4 in Hardcover Fiction on Publishers Weekly and #5 on the New York Times Bestseller list, as well as #17 on USA Today.
Want those numbers in context? Compare them with PROVEN GUILTY, which reached #21 on the New York Times Bestseller List and #91 on the USA Today List last year. Jim largely credits the TV series for effectively tripling his sales: the hardback edition of PROVEN GUILTY had an initial print run of 35,000, whereas WHITE NIGHT’s initial run was 100,000.
Grab a festive hat, because it’s party time!