As most of you probably know, I ran a Kickstarter last year for my new book, The Tempered Steel of Antiquity Grey. It included a prequel novella titled The Undone Life of Jak Dreadth. The Kickstarter funded. And I’ve spent all of 2021 waiting, waiting, waiting on books to be printed, bound, and shipped to me.
The waiting is coming to an end soon. A few weeks ago, I received the regular hardcover of The Tempered Steel of Antiquity Grey. I have just been informed that the regular hardcover copies of The Undone Life of Jak Dreadth have shipped and they should arrive to me around December 16th. The numbered, lettered, and rare editions of these books should arrive sometime in January. Or so I am told.
We have begun shipping out the Kickstarter orders that don’t include those limited/lettered books or the regular hardcovers of Jak Dreadth. Some Kickstarter backers have already received their signed regular hardcover of Antiquity Grey. This makes me happy.
Many of you who did not support the Kickstarter have been asking when the regular hardcover of Antiquity Grey would be posted up on The Signed Page. Since we are finishing with the Kickstarter orders today that feature only that book, I feel I can put them on The Signed Page.
Those of you who order just The Tempered Steel of Antiquity Grey and/or Song of the Fell Hammer, I can ship those books this week since we have a few days before Jak Dreadth finally arrives. Those of you who order The Undone Life of Jak Dreadth on the same receipt as Antiquity Grey and/or Fell Hammer, you’ll be waiting until after we’ve shipped out about 300 Kickstarter orders first starting on December 16th. The Kickstarter folks have been waiting the longest; they should get their books first before any Signed Page orders ship. That means these would not arrive in time for holiday gift-giving more than likely.
One more note. If you want to order The Tempered Steel of Antiquity Grey for a gift, you’d better select Priority Mail or DHL to have the best chance of receiving it on time. And I can’t guarantee any arrival due to the mercurial nature of USPS as of late. Please keep that in mind.
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!
I thought I’d write you guys about something you may want to take advantage of if you haven’t already.
As most of you know, I also run Grim Oak Press. We sell really nice limited and lettered editions over there. But sometimes we produce regular trade hardcover copies like those seen on The Signed Page, especially of the anthologies I edit and publish. On that front, I am gearing up work on Unbound II and Unbound III and both are looking like they are going to be fantastic anthologies.
But I know some of you like complete sets of books on your shelves. And some of you might own Unfettered and its sequels but you didn’t buy the first Unbound.
I’m writing to let you know that Unbound is getting close to selling out. We only have about 100 copies left. And once gone, it is gone forever!
Here is more about the $30 anthology:
Not bound, as a book. Free.
Like Unfettered before it, the contributing writers of Unbound were allowed to submit the tales they wished fans of genre to read—without the constraints of a theme. It is an anthology filled with some spectacularly new and wonderful stories, each one as diverse as its creator.
An Unfortunate Influx of Filipians by Terry Brooks
Mr. Island by Kristen Britain
Jury Duty by Jim Butcher
Madwalls by Rachel Caine
The Way Into Oblivion by Harry Connolly
Uncharmingby Delilah Dawson
All In a Night’s Workby David Anthony Durham
Son of Crimea by Jason M. Hough
Dichotomy of Paradigms by Mary Robinette Kowal
A Good Name by Mark Lawrence
River and Echo by John Marco
Seven Tongues by Tim Marquitz
The Siege of Tilpur by Brian McClellan
Fiber by Seanan McGuire
Stories Are Gods by Peter Orullian
Heart’s Desire by Kat Richardson
The Hall of the Diamond Queen by Anthony Ryan
The Dead’s Revenant by Shawn Speakman
The Farmboy Prince by Brian Staveley
The Game by Michael J. Sullivan
The Ethical Heresy by Sam Sykes
The Rat by Mazarkis Williams
Note: This edition of Unbound is for the Trade Hardcover. It is not the multi-signed limited edition, though this edition is signed by editor Shawn Speakman.
Click HERE to order Unbound. Grim Oak Press is shipping copies of the anthology now. Something great to read if you haven’t already. And not only that, but it will help keep your shelves organized.
Because I’m telling you right now: Based on the writers who are agreeing to write short stories, you are going to want Unbound II and III. Don’t say I didn’t warn ya when you wish you had the first one to match!