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The Desert Prince & New Employee Sydney

Hi Fellow Bibliophiles,

I am excited to share that The Signed Page has hired its first employee.

Sydney with books she shipped!

It might surprise many of you that The Signed Page has been a one-man effort for twenty years. It was. Life evolves though, and it is time for help. My writing career has grown to the point where I need to focus on writing every day. That is hard to do when there are some months where I spend 60 hours a week shipping books. While a part of me loves that kind of work, I must let it go.

Thankfully, I didn’t have to look too far for help. Sydney watched my young sons several years ago, and she now works the front desk at my wife’s salon. Why is Sydney perfect for this new job? She already has an idea of the work I did when shipping, she has an attention to detail that matches my own, and she works with a sense of urgency. All were important in hiring her.

And so far, she’s done an amazing job these last two weeks. She helped ship out Slewfoot by Brom, Child of Light by Terry Brooks, and The Last Graduate by Naomi Novik. That’s a lot of books shipped out. I couldn’t be happier.

So please welcome Sydney to The Signed Page!

Onward to a fun offering. Today, I want to highlight one of our titles for those of you looking for something new to read. We have 32 slightly-damaged copies of The Desert Prince by Peter V. Brett on sale for $15. It is the first book of a new trilogy, and it is the perfect place to jump into Peter’s work. Most of the copies have small bumping on the spine. Otherwise, they are really nice copies ready for your reading pleasure.

To order your $15 copy of The Desert Prince signed by Peter V. Brett on the dust jacket, click HERE:

Happy Friday! I hope you’ll be reading something great this weekend. I’ll be wrapping up the omega proofread on Grim Oak’s Tailchaser’s Song by Tad Williams. And then I’ll roll right into his new Brothers of the Wind!

With Ink Magic,

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Announcing New Signings

Hi Friends,

A lot to be excited about in 2021 and these forthcoming signed books!

First, the amazing Jeff VanderMeer has offered to sign Hummingbird Salamander, his new book. Those of you who follow me know of my love for everything that Jeff writes. He’s simply one of the best in the business. But this book publishes in eight days. So if you are going to order this book, you’d better do it now. Because I will only order how many copies I need for the release at the end of the week.

After that, things get a little more manageable. Here is a list of all books that I just added:

Pretty exciting line-up, huh? These writers are all amazing and it feels like a perfect storm having them on The Signed Page at the same time. There are some others that will be added later this year when we get closer to their late-year publication dates.

A REMINDER THOUGH: If you order books on the same receipt, they will all ship together when the last book is signed. An example: If you order Hummingbird Salamander and Child of Light on the same receipt, Hummingbird Salamander will ship in October when Child of Light publishes.

Okay, back to work for me. But yeah… this is amazing. Hope this makes you guys happy!

With Magic,

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All Orders Shipped! Feist News! And Reading Copies!

The silly season is upon us!

You know what that means? Gifting people signed books or receiving signed books!

I will try to keep this blog update brief since I know how limited time is during the holiday season. Let me say THANK YOU for your patience this year. It has been a difficult year in the Speakman household. New baby Kael Marshall Speakman arrived in June. Lots of growth for The Signed Page and Grim Oak Press. And lots of issues with books arriving damaged, books not arriving at all, books arriving misprinted, authors getting hurt before their tour, etc. It’s been a crazy one.

With that said, I’ve finally managed to ship out the Extra Page Edition copies of The Burning White signed by Brent Weeks (got some extra copies available for purchase too now, they are on the site). Woot! That means I’m completely caught up with shipping all books, giclees, and comic books that need to be shipped. The only orders left in The Signed Page database are for Smoke Bitten by Patricia Briggs, which publishes March 2020 (if you haven’t pre-ordered that one, do so because it’s great). So yay, done, done, done! Where’s my hot buttered rum at?!

In the first week of January, I will be putting up two pre-order pages for 2020 books. These will include The Last Druid by Terry Brooks (June 2, 2020) and The Illustrated Royal Assassin by Robin Hobb (June 16, 2020). If there are other books you’d like to see on The Signed Page, post in the comments below! I’ll see what I can do!

In other news, I am making available those signed / unsigned copies The Signed Page received this year that weren’t up to snuff quality-wise. These make excellent reading copies. $10 for a hardcover, $20 for The Painted Man? Can’t beat that! Take a look what’s available here!

And finally, Grim Oak Press just received in the double-signed limited edition copies of Magician by Raymond E. Feist and artist Don Maitz! If you love that book as much as I do, head over and buy a copy! It will arrive before the holidays are finished too!

Okay, off to enjoy a book! Can’t tell you which one because I’m sworn to secrecy for a while longer. I hope all of you are having a great December, are staying warm, and reading something great!

Best Holiday Wishes,
Shawn Speakman