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Shipping Update: Brooks, Herbert, Hobb, Weeks, Williams

Hi All,

A quick update on the various signings that I have going on right now!


The giclee of Warrior double-signed by Terry Brooks and Donato will ship this weekend. If all goes well, Terry is coming over today to sign. Donato has already signed. So all I need are fancy and sturdy tubes for shipping these beautiful giclees and they will go into the mail as soon as I can get them there!


As planned, Brian Herbert is signing copies of that new gorgeous edition of Dune. He wrote the introduction for the book and I had enough of you ask for the signing to make it worth it. I am planning on visiting with Brian either on November 1st or November 8th. Details on when the signing does take place will be posted here as soon as the signing is finished.


Robin Hobb stopped by two weeks ago and signed copies of The Illustrated Assassin’s Apprentice. The books arrived quite damaged, with scuff marks and some kind of white powder on most of them. The powder will wipe off with a damp, soft rag. The scrapes? Nothing can be done. If you aren’t happy with your copy, do use the Contact page, write me an email, and let me know how you’d like the situation resolved. Either by some money back, a full refund, or another book shipped your way with the same possible issue.


Brent Weeks signing!

Yesterday, Brent Weeks stopped by to sign copies of his new book, The Burning White. This signing was great fun because Brent and his wife Kristi are lovely people. But the Trade Edition books were less than adequate and not up to my standards, more than half damaged even though they were shipped on a pallet to me. Like the Robin Hobb signing mentioned above, if you aren’t happy with your copy, do let me know via the Contact page and we can talk about how to make it right. Some money back, full refund, etc. BUT I WILL SAY THIS! Brent and Kristi did something to every one of these books that they are only doing on their tour. I promised not to share what it is. So you may want to hold onto the book because no other copies in this Trade Edition will have it. And

But that was only one part of the signing. There was that pre-signed edition with the Extra Signature Page bound into the book with Brent’s autograph. I received a phone call yesterday morning from the publisher notifying me that the copies I received might be all misprinted. Brent confirmed it when he arrived to sign, both of us super annoyed by this. I checked our copies and sure enough they are not printed right. Sometimes at page 110, the book skips to page 143. Sometimes at page 143 the book jumps back to page 123. And sometimes page 138 skips to 107. Orbit books is still trying to figure out how they are going to remedy this. They will either print more and Brent will have to sign more signature pages. Or they won’t print the books and I’ll have to offer refunds to all of you who ordered that Extra Signature Page edition. BUT I CAN ALSO ship you a misprinted book if you’d rather have that, since the error makes these kind of weird cool. Just let me know how you’d like to proceed!


After many months of trying to find time to get Empire of Grass signed, Tad and I will be seeing one another on November 16th. I’m driving down to see him with the books and getting them signed. Going to be a long 13-hour drive down and 13-hour drive back, but at least these books will get signed. Thank you for your patience in all of this!

There you go! Some good news. Some bad news. But I hope I clear up a lot of what is going on!

Hope you all are well!

17 thoughts on “Shipping Update: Brooks, Herbert, Hobb, Weeks, Williams

  1. Thanks for the update! I would rather have Robin Hobb’s signature on a slightly scratched book than not at all. Glad to hear Tad will be signing after all. Thanks for making it all happen.

  2. So glad to hear Tad Williams is able to sign. Thank you for the long drive.

  3. Thank you for the update.

  4. I received my Robin Hobb copy yesterday in Australia – it was a perfect copy, no damage at all. I’m delighted!

  5. So have the trade editions of The Burning White shipped yet? I’m moving and if it doesn’t arrive on the 28th or before then I won’t get it.

    1. No, they haven’t. They are shipping today and tomorrow. So if you want a mailing address change, write me at and I’ll get it changed ASAP before my warehouse guy ships.

      1. Trade editions all shipped out by October 26th, then?

        1. Sadly, no. Jeff is still shipping. And then we discovered about 50 personalized orders that didn’t get personalized due to a SUPER error on my part. So Brent will have to personalize those when he returns from tour and I can visit Portland — probably around November 9th or so. Will be writing those people later today an email giving them options as well.

  6. How are things with the Giclee coming along Shawn ?

    1. The big ones have shipped but Terry didn’t have time to sign the small ones. So we are going to try to get together sometime in the next two weeks. Just depends on his schedule.

      1. Hopefully before Christmas 😁. This was suppose to be a gift for the wife. Hopefully u figure something out.

  7. Are there any updates on how Orbit will be handling the misprint for the extra signature page editions?
    (Also, thanks for all the hard work! I love the Signed Page and you all are awesome)

    1. Yup, will post about it today.

  8. Thank you Shawn for what do and how you keep in touch with your customers and fans. I was wondering if there is any update from Orbit on Brent Weeks book with the missing pages. I rather have the book with the missing pages that is signed then a refund. But it sure would be nice to have a signed copy with all the pages.

    1. Will be posting an update soon, yup. Just waiting to hear back from Orbit today/tomorrow.

  9. Any update on Dune?

    1. Brian is signing Monday. 🙂

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