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New Signings: Dune, Elliott, Lee, Weeks

Hi Everyone,

Hope this finds you well and reading something wonderful!

I’m sharing news about signed books, of course — some that are in stock, others that are forthcoming! First, I met up with Brian Herbert last week and he signed copies of Sands of Dune as well as Dune: Heir of Caladan by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson. These are in stock and shipping now.

On the pre-order front, I’m excited to share that Kate Elliott, Fonda Lee, and Brent Weeks will be signing their respective new books. Kate Elliott is first with The Keeper’s Six, which published this week. I’ll be sending her copies next week and it will take about ten days to get them back after she signs. This one will take a little while but will be worth it, as Kate’s novella/short novel work is exquisite. And if you are going to order this one, please do it this week so I can know how many copies to mail Kate.

Next up is Fonda Lee, who has quickly become one of my favorite writers. Thankfully she lives in the Pacific Northwest like me, which means we can get together for this signing. Untethered Sky is her new novella and if you love high fantasy, I think this will be up your alley. Manticores and rocs and a young woman flying the skies? I mean, yes!

Then there’s that handsome bloke Brent Weeks. He’s returned to his break-out debut universe with Night Angel Nemesis. It is a Goliath of a book at 848 pages, but that just means you are getting a lot of assassinations for the price! Brent also lives in the Pacific Northwest and we are planning some fun things for the signing. If you haven’t read the Night Angel trilogy, do it. It’s great. But I have a feeling Night Angel Nemesis is a good jumping on point too.

There you have it. The first pre-orders of 2023! I have more planned. Stay tuned! And as usual, if you have any questions, feel free to ask. I’m always around.

Back to work for me!

Shawn

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Fonda Lee Signing Delayed – Here’s Why

Hi Everyone,

This is a terrible blog post but it’s one I have to write.

Fonda Lee was going to stop by The Signed Page tomorrow to sign books as planned. I ordered copies of Jade City, Jade War, and Jade Legacy back in October, and they were slated to arrive by November 30th so I would have enough time to get the books checked for damages, flapped to the title page, and ready for Fonda’s visit.

Last week, I received copies of Jade War. That’s it. When I reached out to my Orbit rep about all of this, they notified me that my initial order had been canceled because they ran out of stock of Jade City and Jade Legacy. Even though this was for an author event. Even though I had already pre-sold the books. And even though they had already said I was to be given copies. In over 20 years of running The Signed Page, I’ve never had a publisher confirm an order for copies of a book and then allocate no copies. It leaves me in a weird spot.

Fonda has done her best job to try and secure the copies we need. She’s been great. But ultimately, we were unsuccessful through our various book channels to get the books we need.

Here is what’s going on: Orbit is already producing a 2nd printing of Jade Legacy. They are supposed to be in the Orbit warehouses December 16th. I’ll probably get copies about a week later. Orbit is also producing a new printing of Jade City, to be shipped to the Orbit warehouses January 10th.

As you can see, this delays things considerably, as I will get together with Fonda in January once all three titles are in stock at The Signed Page.

This is all horrible. Some of you don’t like 2nd printings. Some of you will want to find a copy of Jade Legacy now if you can. Here are your options:

  • I can cancel and refund your order. No problem. No worries. Easy to do.
  • I can cancel part of your order if there’s a book you want still.
  • I can keep your order on file and Fonda will sign books in January and that’s when I’ll ship.

If you’d like to cancel or refund your order, write me an email at contact [@] signedpage [dot] com and let me know by Thursday, December 9th. I’ll be letting the publisher know quantities I need on Friday. Otherwise, I’ll hold onto your order until January when Fonda will sign.

Thank you for your understanding. I truly appreciate it. I know Fonda feels the same way.

Best Wishes,
Shawn

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Entire Green Bone Saga Added

Hi My Favorite little Signed Book Lovers,

Just a short message here. We are seeing amazing author Fonda Lee in the first week of December, in support of her new book Jade Legacy. Jade Legacy is the concluding book of the Green Bone Saga that began with Jade City and Jade War. Together, they comprise one of the best reviewed epic fantasy trilogies ever written. If that doesn’t interest you, I don’t know what would.

The Signed Page was always going to have Jade Legacy for pre-order. But then I saw that the first two books are still in hardcover from Orbit Books. I decided to order 100 of them. Jade City and Jade War are not first printings, just so we are clear on that point. But this helps people order all three volumes — signed — to look really nice on shelves. Great reading to be had, to be sure.

The Green Bone Saga is a trilogy comprised of volumes:

Once gone, they be gone! Don’t say I didn’t warn you!

With Ink Magic,
Shawn