Okay. For those of you waiting for news. I have news about that news. Meta-news, if you will.
The news-about-news is that I’ll be able to post up what I want to show you at the end of the week. Friday or Saturday. That will be my next blog.
And just so nobody’s hopes and dreams are crushed. It’s not going to be an announcement about the release of The Doors of Stone. But it will be an announcement about a book.
Is that vague enough for you?
Since I’ve got to hold off on that news, here’s something completely different for today…
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As many of you already know, we run an online store called The Tinker’s Packs where you can buy…. well… kind of a whole bunch of stuff: Foreign editions of a lot of different fantasy books, t-shirts, jewelry, and hard-to-find copies of my books.
(Just so you know, all the money we make in the store goes to Worldbuilders.)
Last year, we tried a little experiment. In October, we put some signed books from other authors up in the store. New books that had just hit the shelves. It was a new thing for us, and we weren’t sure people would be interested.
They sold out in about a couple of hours.
Then in November, we tried it again. More new books signed by the authors.
Those sold out in just a couple hours too.
So we’ve decided to make this a regular thing. We’ll put up 3-4 new signed books in the store every month. You get to find out about new books, people get to add some cool signed copies of the books to their libraries, and Worldbuilders makes some money.
The only weak link in this plan is the name. I’ve been struggling to find a cool one, if we’re going to make this a regular thing. The best we’ve been able to come up with so far is “Library Builders.”
If y’all could come up with a better name, I’d welcome it. We’ll take suggestions down in the comments. If someone knocks it out of the park, they will be lavishly rewarded and promoted to minion first class, with all the privileges that entails.
Okay. Here’s what we’re adding to the store today. And remember, the books tend to sell fast, so if you want them, jump on them fast.
- Shadow Ops: Breach Zone by Myke Cole.
Here we’ve got the third book in the Shadow Ops series, and has been awesomely received so far. All the copies we have come with signed bookplates from Myke. Even cooler, one of the copies will come with one of the Challenge Coins Myke had printed as a special promo for his book. It was packaged in at random, so it’ll be a surprise for everyone involved who gets it.
If you want one, get it before it’s gone.
- The Shibboleth by John Hornor Jacobs.
This is the sequel to The Twelve Fingered Boy. (My review on Goodreads, if you’re interested.) These are lovely first-edition hardcover copies, all signed by the author.
You can grab them over here.
- Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson.
This massive tome is the second in the Stormlight Archive series. Aside from putting Wise Man’s Fear to shame in word count, it hit #1 on the New York Times Bestseller List.
If you don’t have your copy yet, why not buy it from us, and put some money toward a good cause at the same time?
- New Boss Monster Promo Cards
Some of you might remember the folks over at Boss Monster from last year when they created a special promo card for Kvothe. They printed 200 of them, and we sold practically all of them at Gencon. The few we brought back and put in the store got snapped up really quickly.
This year, they’ve done two more promo cards exclusively for us. Both of them are versions of Bast.
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It’s a fun game that the crew here has really enjoyed.
If you’ve never played, you can pick up both the game *and* the two promo cards.
Or, if you already have the game, and you’re just looking to fill out your sets, you have the option of buying just the cards, whether you want just one or both together.
There aren’t many copies of the Epic Hero Bastas, so if you want one, you should probably grab it soon…
- “Calling” Poster
I’m pretty open about the fact that I have a profile on Deviantart where I skulk about, looking at fanart.
A while back, I found this lovely depiction of Kvothe and asked the artist (Beth, who has a great portfolio) if we could use it for Worldbuilders. Much to my surprise, she graciously donated the rights for us to make some posters. We’ve got 250 of them in the store signed and numbered.
That’s all for now. I’ll be seeing some of you in Chicago soon.