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Two New Books & New Payment Gateway

Happy July, Everyone,

I can’t believe we have entered summer. Even stranger that we are all still secluded and must read to stay sane!

I have two new books to announce as well as a new addition to The Signed Page. The last I will talk about first. Since 2001, The Signed Page has relied on PayPal for the bulk of its sales. Sometimes an odd money order comes in through the mail but PayPal has been used for everything else. That has changed in recent weeks. I added a new secure gateway where customers can use their credit card directly on the site. It has worked out well so far but I thought I’d better make you all aware of it!

Second, the two books. The Trouble with Peace by Joe Abercrombie and Small Magic by Terry Brooks. The Trouble with Peace is the sequel to A Little Hatred. The books will be signed like the first book: on a signature page bound into the book. At least they will match, which will be great. Pre-order now because I am only going to order an amount that is needed for my customers. Copies of the book will be signed and come into The Signed Page sometime in September.

Small Magic by Terry Brooks will publish March 2021, so a ways off. But since Del Rey sent out an email with the book’s announcement and more information on it, I’ve been inundated with emails from people asking if Small Magic would be available on The Signed Page. It is and you can order it now. Small Magic features almost every piece of short fiction that Terry has written until this year. The only thing missing is the short short short story featuring Walker and the Shade of Allanon that can be found in the anthology Unfettered. Terry will sign the pre-ordered copies of Small Magic in March. Only 100 personalizations available, FYI.

Hope everyone had a safe Fourth of July in the United States and a great weekend elsewhere around the world!

With Magic,
Shawn

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Signing Update: Brooks, Hobb, Weeks, Williams

Hi All,

Just a quick update on various signings that I have planned!

I hope to get with Terry Brooks soon. He will be signing the Warrior giclee. I have a few gifts for him from various people around the world, so I hope I can entice him to visit soon. Should know more about this over this weekend.

The Robin Hobb books should be arriving today. Then I have to go through them all for quality control. I’ve written her asking when a good time for signing would be. Hope to hear something back from her soon so we can schedule the signing. Needless to say, once the books are signed, they will be promptly shipped. ADDED NOTE: Robin was at New York Comic Con this last weekend and will be home to sign books on October 10th. It will take me about a week to ship out all ordered copies so please be patient. Thank you.

The Brent Weeks book publishes October 22nd. It’s looking like the publisher won’t send them to me early as we had originally planned. I’m not too happy about that but I hope they arrive even a day early. If they do, Brent will sign on time. If they don’t, I’ll have to wait until after his tour is finished to see him.

The Tad Williams signing has been the hard one to schedule. And it still is. I’m awaiting to hear back from Tad about a good time for me to visit California to get the books signed. Hope to know more over the weekend. This one has taken a long time to figure out. Hope we can make it happen. Otherwise, I’ll be refunding. Let’s hope it doesn’t come to that.

More news when I know it!

Shawn

PS: Got the Abercrombie books shipped! Woo!

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New Signings: Abercrombie & Weeks

It is an exciting time at The Signed Page.

I just finished shipping out copies of The Stiehl Assassin by Terry Brooks and Dark Age by Pierce Brown. We have signed copies of The Illustrated Assassin’s Apprentice by Robin Hobb (October) and Smoke Bitten by Patricia Briggs (March) up for pre-order now! And in December, we may have Dead Astronauts by Jeff VanderMeer!

But today features two gems in between all of those! And I’m excited about both. First up, next month, A Little Hatred by Joe Abercrombie publishes and he’s signed a sheet bound into the book. Since Joe lives in the UK and rarely visits the US, this is a great way for US/Australia residents to receive a signed copy of this first book in a new trilogy. If you haven’t read Joe’s work, I highly recommend A Little Hatred since it is a perfect start point. He’s simply one of the best fantasy writers working today. I only have access to 300 copies. When gone, they be gone.

The Burning White by Brent Weeks is the next one to talk about! This could get confusing though so I’ll try to be as clear as possible. Brent is doing the same thing that Joe did—signing a designed signature sheet that will be tipped into the regular trade edition and bound. But unlike Joe, I have access to Brent since he lives right down the road from me. When Brent and I began talking about this signing, he let me know that he signed the signatures pages with different ink colors, making it hard to match a written out personalization ink with an ink he used weeks earlier while signing the sheets.

We decided to offer two different editions of The Burning White. Here they are:

Also, since I’ll have The Burning White Extra Page Edition early, I’ll ship those on October 21st, the Monday before publication date. Brent is signing on Wednesday October 23rd. So if you want the book the fastest possible way, the Extra Page Edition is the one you should order since I’ll ship it earlier and it will save you a few precious days!

One more thing. The Burning White is 992 pages long. A massive book. It will ship at 4 lbs, making it a more expensive book to ship. I charge what USPS charges me for shipping. Understand that I don’t set those prices. Thanks!

If you have a question about any of that, please comment below and I’ll respond in kind. I know some of you may want both editions of The Burning White and that’s okay. Just make sure you order them together so you can save on shipping!

Excited about both of these! Joe is beginning a new series and Brent is ending his. Both awesome!

Happy Tuesday!

Shawn