Signing in TX, NE, AZ; Stores that ship signed copies; Storybundle & Updates
If you don’t live near one of the tour cities and want a signed book, most of the stores I signed at already have signed books and would be happy to ship you a copy. If you want your book personalized, contact one of the upcoming stores on my tour to ask if they can get a book personalized and shipped for you.
Here are the stores that should have autographed copies ready to ship to you:
- Mysterious Galaxy San Diego
- Barnes & Noble Huntington Beach
- Copperfield’s San Rafael
- Borderlands San Francisco
- Powell’s Beaverton
- University Bookstore Seattle
It’s probably safest to deal with them over the phone to make sure you get an autographed copy.
With the release of Words of Radiance, publishers have reduced the ebook price of the first title in the Stormlight Archive, The Way of Kings, in some markets. In the US it’s $2.99 in some stores including Kindle, and in the UK it’s £1.99 in some stores including Kindle. I’m not sure which of all the other different ebook stores have the special price, but several of them do. Go to this page and click on the tab for your region to see the ebook store links. I’m also not sure how long the special price lasts.
As with the first book, Words of Radiance also includes many full-page illustrations. My assistant Isaac has uploaded the illustrations for the book, which is helpful if you have the audiobook. The ebook illustrations this time around are included at “retina”-quality resolution, so you can zoom in on them on your ebook reader if you have trouble making out the details.
The Epic Fantasy Bundle at Storybundle I talked about last week is still available for the next two weeks.
Neil Gaiman, David Farland, Tracy Hickman, James Artimus Owen, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Peter David, Kevin J. Anderson, and Peter J. Wacks & Mark Ryan, along with me. This is a great lineup, and in the tradition of bundles like this, you can name your price and receive six of these ebooks, and if you pay more than $12 you receive the first six as well as The Emperor’s Soul, Clockwork Angels, and The Immortals. All are DRM-free. You can also decide yourself what the split is between the authors and the Storybundle organizers, and you can optionally pick from three charities to donation a portion to. Please do note that my Hugo Award-winning novella The Emperor’s Soul is the only part of the bundle that can’t be included worldwide for licensing reasons—it’s not in the bundle if you buy it from the UK or Commonwealth/former Commonwealth countries (except for Canada, where it is included in the bundle). I apologize for throwing this wrench into things, but my UK publisher has exclusive distribution rights in those countries.
The Rithmatist audiobook, narrated by Michael Kramer, has been nominated for an Audie Award in the fantasy category. The winners will be announced at the Audies Gala in New York in May, and all the nominees can be seen here.
In the most recent Writing Excuses episode, Nancy Fulda joins us to talk about engaging characters.
My assistant Isaac has uploaded another video from my creative writing class. This one is an in-depth discussion of setting.