Contact Info

Regarding professional invitations, appearances, etc, please contact me at:

I’m represented by Jennifer Jackson of the Donald Maass Literary Agency. Please contact her for all business and rights-related matters.

Contact details are:

Jennifer Jackson
Donald Maass Literary Agency
Suite 801
121 West 27th Street
New York, NY 10001

Tel: 212-727-8383
Fax: 212-727-3271


If you would like to contact me, there are several options:

SFFNet Newsgroup: sff.people.ksmith
LiveJournal: kristine-smith.livejournal

If you would like to have a book signed, please email me for a snail mail address.  Please include return postage and let me know what type of inscription you’d like–my name only, personalization, etc.

7 Responses to Contact Info

  1. Hi Ms Smith,

    I was interested in getting copies of your books as eBooks, but they are not available (except for Endgames). Do you know if HarperCollins has them available somewhere, I haven’t found?

    Best Regards,
    Laura Leist

  2. Hi Laura–thanks for writing.

    I really appreciate your interest–you’re not the first person to ask about eBook availability. Unfortunately, the first 4 books in the series are no longer available through Harpercollins, and since they held electronic rights, the e-versions as well as the paper versions are “out of print”. I plan to release e-versions of the books on my own, but I don’t have a timetable as yet because I need to format, get new cover artwork, etc.

    Paper copies may be available through used bookstores or libraries.

    Nothing else I can say at this point. It would be my first foray into eBook publishing, and I really want to do it right.

    All best,


  3. Thank you for the information, Kristine.

    I have your books in paperback in my keeper shelf. :) I decided to use my kindle as a keeper library, so I would always have my favorites close at hand (and not have to hunt through shelves or boxes if I didn’t want to or was away from home).

    So I will wait patiently, and buy your books in eBook format, when I can. :)

    Best regards,

  4. I just want to second that request for the ebook versions … and I want to add: please, please don’t make them georestricted. When the ebooks had been available, I could not buy them from Germany. Which is kind of stupid for an electronically distributed medium.

  5. Harald–thanks for writing. I talked to some folks who have reissued their backlist in ebook format, and they tell me that most all the formats (Kindle, Kobo, Sony, Apple, Smashwords, all but Nook/B&N) are available worldwide. B&N, meanwhile, is expanding to the UK and possibly beyond.

    I think the reason the ebooks were not available outside the US was because I had no foreign rights sales.** If a German publisher had bought the print rights to the Jani books, there probably would have been an ebook version as well. If anyone knows differently, please post.

    **Ok, one foreign rights sales, of CODE to AST. But no ebook option.

  6. Thanks for the reply!

    But, I’m confused. I can order your books – the print versions – just fine from in Germany. I want to read them in english, just how you have written them, and I want to re-read them now on my kindle. Only they are not available for me. still has the ebook versions in the catalog. When I tried to order some months ago, they didn’t accept my german credit card. I contacted them and received the answer that the books are georestricted.

    I confess, I don’t understand the publishing business. I thought once you published it – especially electronically – nobody could stop someone from another country buying it. I get the book, you get your profit share, everybody wins.

  7. I *think* the issue is that I never had a contract with a German publisher for German translations–the books you bought through were the US editions. As things stand now, I think it is felt that offering e-books across international borders is overstepping, but I could be wrong.

    Given that US publishers are starting to consider releasing ebooks without DRM…I wonder if that will make a difference?

    In any case, I will be working on my own ebook versions of the Jani books this summer. Trying to get the rights back to Endgame so that I can release the entire set–I will be very happy if I can manage to do that.

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