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The Signed Kickstarter

Hi Everyone,

A quick update here on a busy Friday.

As I am about to head to The Signed Page shipping area and begin today’s work on the Robin Hobb comic books #1-3, I thought I’d share some news that might interest some of you. My new Kickstarter is off to a rousing start, likely thanks to many of you. Since it is doing well, we’ve opened up a number of Stretch Goals that either make the books nicer or add additional merchandise items to every order. Yesterday, we revealed the next one, a good one.

Which one was it? The regular hardcovers of The King-Killing Queen and The Briar-Sword Monk could be signed by me! The Signed & Numbered, Signed & Lettered, and Signed & Rare books were already going to be signed by me. But now, with just a few more pledges, ALL books will be.

And since you are on The Signed Page, I thought that little bit of news might be of interest to you. We will get to this goal today or tomorrow, I’d imagine. So it is happening. But it will happen faster with your aid.

Also, your name will be printed into my book with the Kickstarter’s other backers. Which is kinda cool. Here are the two tiers that will be affected by reaching the new Stretch Goal:

As of right now, due to already-reached Stretch Goals, these regular hardcovers will have acid-free paper, cloth boards, the dust jackets have embossed titles, and the black and white world map will be included in The King-Killing Queen. Also, if you back one of these, you will receive a Sylvie bookmark as well as the King-Killing Queen tarot card! Let’s open some more Stretch Goals to improve these even more!

Thanks for backing my Kickstarter and/or sharing it online. It means a lot!

Best Magical Wishes,

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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