[Edit: As of Feb 20th, the Signed Page is no longer taking orders for signed books. If you want to buy a signed copy, contact one of the stores where I'll be signing books on my tour, or contact some of the bookstores that got pre-signed copies from my publisher.]
The comments on Wednesday’s blog were lovely. People’s enthusiasm was infectious, and I have to say I’m looking forward to the tour even more than I was before.
Right now I am filled with warm, fuzzy feelings. And spring rolls.
Since I announced the tour dates, folks have been asking some really good questions about the tour. I’m going to look into the answers and put them together into a tour FAQ that I’ll post up Monday-ish.
But for now, here’s the big question people have been asking me for months.
- “Will you be selling signed copies of Wise Man’s Fear through your online store?”
I don’t think so. At least I’m not going to be doing anything like that really soon.
The main reason is time. I’m going to be spending all of March touring. That means I wouldn’t have the time to sign your books until April at the earliest.That means most of you wouldn’t get your books until two months after the release.
And honestly, when I get home from my month of touring, the last thing I’m going to want to do is sign and ship 500 books….
That said, I know a lot of you won’t be able to make it to my signings. Maybe I’m not doing an event close to where you live. Maybe you have to work that day. Maybe you have a pathological fear of bears, and because of this you don’t want to get very close to me in real life…
So here’s what we’ve worked out.
Shawn Speakman runs a Website called The Signed Page where he sells signed books from all sorts of big-name authors.
He’s based in Seattle, so when I go out to do my first signing there at the University Book Store, I’m going to stop by his place too and sign a bunch of books for him. That means he’ll start mailing out his orders on March 1st.
Shawn does international shipping, so you can get hold of my book no matter where you live. He also is very careful about his packaging, so you don’t have to worry about your book getting banged up on its way to you.
Yes, I will still personalize the book to you if you want.
And yes, the books will be first edition copies of The Wise Man’s Fear. If the first book is any indication, these will probably be worth some serious money some day…
Shawn is also selling signed hardcover copies of The Name of the Wind and copies of prints of the original cover art for The Name of the Wind.
Best of all, Shawn has agreed to donate five bucks of every book sold to Worldbuilders. He’s just that sort of guy….
It’s a way better option than ordering from me. You’ll get it cheaper and faster, and some of the money goes to charity.
So feel free to head on over and make your order.
Have a great weekend everybody….