Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Signed Copies / Giveaways / Kindle.
What's up everybody? I've noticed my weekly page views on this blog have gone back down from 150 to about 12, which is odd, but I'm sticking with it! We're only two weeks away from the local launch of Wandering City Blues at Comic Logic and The Ashburn Pub in Ashburn, VA (see last week's blog for details) so I wanted to run a few things by you folks.
First, I'm still taking pre-orders for signed copies within the United States. I meant to set up UK pre-orders by now but I haven't had the chance - plus the cost of a book plus shipping to England is $39 USD which is something like 31.50 GBP. If you live in the UK and you really want to fork over that kind of cash, you can PayPal me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your mailing address. Otherwise, there will be order links up to Amazon closer to Halloween. While I'm on the subject, I'm on the road this week (so yes, I wrote this last Friday and scheduled the post five days in advance) so no matter where you live, if you order a copy of Wandering City Blues right now (from ACarrierofFire.com) I'll be able to ship it first thing Monday, October 17th. After the local launch on the 26th, Comic Logic in Ashburn will also have an inventory of pre-signed copies of WCB available for $15.
Second, I did a live Facebook video last week and talked about the book, the music, world-building and (perhaps most importantly) giveaways! At each of the major launch events (Comic Logic & Pub 10/26, VA Comicon 10/29) I will be giving away one signed "Proof Copy" of WCB. This is the first-order, warts-and-all test edition of the paperback itself. That means super limited edition. I will also be giving away one signed poster of the Comic Logic release at each event - posters that will never again be printed. Again, this means they are incredibly rare. But perhaps the most exclusive/limited prize is that I have exactly one handwritten copy of the original outline for Wandering City Blues that I used as a guideline throughout my last year writing the book. This includes ideas that were never used, so you can get a once-in-a-lifetime chance to see how the original plan for the book compares to the final product. I'm also giving away a handwritten promo for the launch events that I personally aged and photographed for social media, and several CD copies of the fictional podcast / radio drama MJM: The Fogworld Chronicles performed and produced by myself with 2 Fat Guys Podcast. Set within the Fogworld universe, MJM is a trilogy of seemingly cherry-picked episodes of an East Coast podcast by three guys, each episode hitting on a major moment in history leading to life on the theriopolises. The entire CD takes place over the course of about a year.
Finally, I wanted to mention that there absolutely will be a Kindle version of Wandering City Blues available on or by October 29th. There's no pre-order page now, but it will be on Amazon. Pricing TBD, but I think I'll charge a bit less than the paperback because you don't get a physical copy to show off on your bookshelf and there aren't production costs to make up for on anyone's end.
Have a good week!