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On Kickstarter Now: The King-Killing Queen by Shawn Speakman

Hi Everyone,

I hope this finds you well and reading something great!

I have some news to share! Two years ago, I was approached by Skybound Entertainment (The Walking Dead, Invincible) to partner in a new publishing model. It involves launching books on Kickstarter first (ala Brandon Sanderson) and then using that springboard for a later wide-release in bookstores. This involves their various divisions like graphic novels, TV/Film, and gaming as well as book publishing. They wanted my new novel, The King-Killing Queen, to be the book that launches it all in hopes of bringing other like-minded authors on board. I was stunned by that, though I do feel a little bit like a guinea pig. And their graphic novel division liked my universe so much they asked to adapt my prequel short story The Briar-Sword Monk into a full-color graphic novel hardcover that also features my short story as readable prose.

Well, that Kickstarter is NOW LIVE!! Find it HERE!!

Because of what I charge for signed regular SF&F hardcovers here on The Signed Page, I purposefully asked Skybound to offer the regular hardcovers of The King-Killing Queen and The Briar-Sword Monk around those same prices. In short, you can pledge to get just The King-Killing Queen at $30 these first 24 hours of the Kickstarter, or you can pledge to get both The King-Killing Queen and the full-color graphic novel The Briar-Sword Monk for $60 these first 24 hours!

After 24 hours, those Early Bird Specials vanish. So get your pledge in today. And of course, if you want higher-end versions of these books, they are available on the Kickstarter as well. Go take a look and see what we’ve been up to!

Thank you again for your support and love over the years. I really appreciate it!

With Magic,
Shawn Speakman

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Don’t Miss Out: The Illustrated Royal Assassin

Hi Readers,

June is quickly approaching and that means The Illustrated Royal Assassin signed by Robin Hobb is publishing from Del Rey Books. This beautiful new edition is fully illustrated by Magali Villeneuve just like The Illustrated Assassin’s Apprentice. And Robin will be stopping by The Signed Page to sign and personalize books around the June 16, 2020 release date.

But time is running short on pre-ordering it and ensuring you get a copy. I have to request copies of the book from the publisher by the end of next week for them to ship and arrive in my warehouse by that June 16th date. I see a lot of people who ordered the first book have not ordered the sequel. I thought I’d better notify everyone before I don’t order enough books and then people miss out on the matching set.

So pre-order soon! Hope all of you are staying healthy, staying sane, and reading something great.

With Magic,