You Liked Us Competition

by Philippa Ballantine on October 23, 2012

Well the news is out, and now we can make the official announcement…

We just signed a contract with Ace books for the next two books of the Ministry, and we delivered the first draft of the third book Dawn’s Early Light to our editor yesterday. We’re very excited to be working with Danielle Stockley at Ace, and looking forward to bringing the continuing adventures of Eliza and Wellington to readers everywhere. Publications date will be announced later, and we have a few other irons in the fire, that we hope to announce soon.

Update: Competition won by Bill Bowman. More competitions will be happening, and announced first on the Ministry Facebook page. So don’t forget to Like the page and keep even more up to date!

{ 59 comments… read them below or add one }

Jon Falk October 23, 2012 at 4:04 pm

I hope I win I hope I win!

Den Dotson October 23, 2012 at 5:25 pm

So happy to hear there will be more Books and Braun!

miki October 23, 2012 at 5:58 pm

i hope it’s open to international ^^ i would love to win ( and even if i’ve become a big fan… a don’t have facebook^^;;)

what i love in the ministry: the people^^, the mysteries ( and the bickering between eliza et wellington)

Jessica Long October 23, 2012 at 6:04 pm

So glad there will be more Books and Braun. Love the series.

Eliza D Braun October 23, 2012 at 6:06 pm

Yes indeed…open to everyone, everywhere!

Ray Dean October 23, 2012 at 6:35 pm

Congrats!!!! That means even more goodness… My son is eagerly awaiting book three! and now he can enjoy the anticipation for MORE!

Jenn October 23, 2012 at 6:47 pm

More Eliza and Wellington is always wonderful news!

Paul Ellis October 23, 2012 at 6:59 pm

Can’t wait for “Dawn’s Early Light” and more Tales from the Archives!

Jessica October 23, 2012 at 7:04 pm

Curious, no longer with Harper/Voyager? Still excited for more books and cannot wait to see O.S.M. canon

Eliza D Braun October 23, 2012 at 7:15 pm

It’s pretty simple actually, Ace offered the better deal. :)

ResilentNevs October 23, 2012 at 7:39 pm

I’m so excited it isn’t even funny!

Ashley October 23, 2012 at 8:02 pm

Yay more books!

Biscuitus Maximus October 23, 2012 at 8:40 pm

I can’t wait to read more of this world, so many characters to enjoy. Except for Agent Hill. I mean, screw that guy :P

T Martin October 23, 2012 at 8:46 pm

Enjoyed Phoenix, looking forward to finally diving into Janus, and will definitely be purchasing Dawn when it arrives. Glad to hear the good news!

Beth October 23, 2012 at 8:48 pm

I’m so excited! I knew Welly and Eliza had a lot more stories to tell!

Caitlin October 23, 2012 at 10:06 pm

I love how The M.O.P.O is such an accessible series. (And Tee and Pip such awesome advocates for authors to be people too.) I geek out every time I can interact with the world of The Ministry.

Baz October 24, 2012 at 12:31 am

I didn’t even know there was a sequel available until tonight! I’m going to have to get my hands on it ASAP! I loved the “Phoenix Rising,” so I’m sure I’ll love “The Janus Affair”! (And if I won, that would be so cool!)

Baz October 24, 2012 at 12:33 am

What I love about the ministry? The leading duo! I love Eliza and Wellington the most, their relationship from the very start is both amusing and enjoyable.

Ariel Felder October 24, 2012 at 1:49 am

I love that the books have plenty of fun for everyone

William Fee October 24, 2012 at 5:54 am

Can’t wait for the third one. Definitely one of my favorite series

Scott October 24, 2012 at 6:32 am

This is most exciting news. Congratulations you two. I’m happy to help promote, but I’d take a set of hardcover books too if they happened to come my way.

Doc Coleman October 24, 2012 at 7:00 am

More Ministry books is definitely good news! Will Books and Braun be doing a world tour?

Doc

Pauline October 24, 2012 at 10:25 am

If I win I will take your lovely signed books and have them as a splendid door prize for our City of London Steampunk Gala, in January!

Scott Huber October 24, 2012 at 10:59 am

Huzzah for more Ministry books! Here’s hoping you two can find time to make it to Teslacon ’13.

Tempest October 24, 2012 at 3:09 pm

Oh, excellent! Can’t wait for more!
I’m one of those greedy readers who can’t understand why you insist of having a life, relationships, time to eat, etc, when you could be writing for me. I really, really do try to make these books last and not read them in one gluttonous sitting, but I haven’t been very successful so far. (They do make nice pre/post-semester treats.) Thanks for all your hard work.

maus October 25, 2012 at 12:05 am

SO THRILLED to hear there will be more adventures with Mr. Books and Ms. Braun. Will be eagerly awaiting news of when i can get my grubby little mausy paws on the next two! (not that i’m eager for more or anything ::grin::)

Michael Falkner October 25, 2012 at 11:49 am

I am eagerly awaiting book three. Congratulations on the contract!

Nuchtchas October 25, 2012 at 2:58 pm

Awesome news! Anything that brings me more MOPO is a good thing! I need more fun and witty banter in my reading.

Caitlin October 25, 2012 at 4:10 pm

Does this have me earning another five entries?

A. B. Keuser October 25, 2012 at 5:40 pm

I absolutely loved Phoenix Rising, and am about to start The Janus Affair. I love how utterly inapporpirate Eliza is with Welly, and how he never stoops… he merely hands her another cup of tea and shakes his head.

Michael Spence October 25, 2012 at 5:46 pm

Well, it’s great that we who have liked the Ministry can say so! (Right, folks? Right? I can’t HEAR you…)
Seriously, MoPO is a terrific series, and I’m eager to see what havoc Books and Braun can wreak on our side of the Atlantic. It will certainly not be subtle. Nor would we have it any other way.

Michael Spence October 25, 2012 at 6:12 pm

Thanks for this marvelous opportunity—not only to procure valued hardcovers of delightful books (and they are), but also to learn what a “koozie” might be (and whether my wife would be jealous of her). Cheers!

Geordon VanTassle October 25, 2012 at 6:26 pm

Ooo! Steampunk goodness! Now, however, there seems to be a defect with the “follow” entry. The Twitter username entered there is @bookandbraun Notice the missing S. But I follow anyway. :D

Julio Aldana October 27, 2012 at 12:29 am

I love all the hijinx that Books and Braun always find themselves in.

Richard Gabriel October 27, 2012 at 11:00 am

Happy about more books!!! :-)

Ana Kohlway November 18, 2012 at 11:05 pm

My sister and I somehow stumbled upon these books and can’t seem to put them down!

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