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U.S. Author Tour

I know you can often save money by buying online, but if you can, please consider buying the book at the bookstore that is hosting me–or their online portal. The host store goes to the effort of coordinating the event, spreading the word about the event, putting up signs, ordering extra books, and keeping over-worked staff late! If they go to all that work and then everyone buys the book online, they get discouraged and they also lose money. Don’t do that to our friends.

Because the practice of buying elsewhere has become so widespread, at a few stops, the store requires you to buy THE BROKEN EYE there. (Their house, their rules, sorry. I’m their guest.) In most cases, you can pre-order from the host store, (get pre-order goodies from me!), pick up the book on release day, read the whole thing before I arrive, and just keep your receipt. In some cases that will even put you in front of the line.

You can click the links to go to the Facebook events pages for each event, featuring maps, the bookstores’ FB pages where you can see if your friends are already going (or hector them into doing so!), and get more information.

Powell’s at Cedar Hill Crossing, Beaverton (near Portland), OR
Tuesday, August 26 at 7pm:
Ticket required to participate in signing? There are (free) signing line tickets the night of the reading.
Must purchase a book at host bookstore to get book signed? A purchase at Powell’s is preferred, but not required.
Can bring books from other stores to be signed? Yes.
Limit to books Brent will sign? No.

University Bookstore, Seattle, WA
Wednesday, August 27 at 7pm:
Ticket required to participate in signing? No.
Must purchase a book at host bookstore to get book signed? No. We appreciate it when patrons buy the book in store, but we do not turn away guests from the signing line if they bring a book from somewhere else. 
Can bring books from other stores to be signed? Yes.
Limit to books Brent will sign?  In past Sci-Fi events, we have asked anyone with more than three book wait at the end of the line, which tends to work well. We only cap the number of books if the author requests us to do so. 

Borderlands, San Francisco, CA
Thursday, August 28 at 7pm:
Ticket required to participate in signing? No. Numbers are handed out (for free) on a first-come, first-serve basis on the day of the event to mark your place in line. Attendees are then called up in groups based on their numbers.
Must purchase a book at host bookstore to get book signed? Though a purchase at Borderlands is appreciated, it does not require attendees to purchase books there.
Can bring books from other stores to be signed? Yes.
Limit to books Brent will sign? No.

Mysterious Galaxy, San Diego, CA
Friday, August 29 at 7pm:
Ticket required to participate in signing?  There are signing line tickets available with the purchase of The Broken Eye from Mysterious Galaxy. The tickets are available starting at 10am on August 26th, the publication date. (If you are planning to attend the event, please do not place your order through the web site as all such orders are processed after the event. Instead, please contact the store and purchase the book on or after the on-sale date.)
Must purchase a book at host bookstore to get book signed? Yes, you must purchase one copy of The Broken Eye at Mysterious Galaxy.
Can bring books from other stores to be signed? Yes.
Limit to books Brent will sign? No.

Tattered Cover, Denver, CO
Saturday, August 30 at 2pm:
Ticket required to participate in signing? No.
Must purchase a book at host bookstore to get book signed? A purchase at Tattered Cover is appreciated, but not required.
Can bring books from other stores to be signed? Yes.
Limit to books Brent will sign? No.

The King’s English Bookshop, Salt Lake City, UT
Tuesday, September 2 at 7pm:
Ticket required to participate in signing? No.
Must purchase a book at host bookstore to get book signed? Please do purchase one copy of The Broken Eye from The King’s English Bookshop.
Can bring books from other stores to be signed? If you’ve purchased one copy from us, you can bring other books to be signed.
Limit to books Brent will sign? No.

Murder by the Book, Houston, TX
Wednesday, September 3 at 6:30pm
Ticket required to participate in signing? No, but they will be giving out line numbers the day the book goes on sale. After the talk is over, people will line up by the numbers to meet Brent and get their books signed.
Must purchase a book at host bookstore to get book signed? Yes.
Can bring books from other stores to be signed? Yes, if you’ve purchased one book from this store.
Limit to books Brent will sign? No, but the first trip through the line, customers can get a new book and 3 older titles signed. There will be a second round of signing after that if you have more books to be signed. Signing policy details HERE.

Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Roseville, MN
Thursday, September 4 at 7pm:
Ticket required to participate in signing? No.
Must purchase a book at host bookstore to get book signed? No.
Can bring books from other stores to be signed? Yes.
Limit to books Brent will sign? No.

Joseph-Beth Booksellers, Cincinnati, OH:
Friday, September 5 at 7pm:
Ticket required to participate in signing? No. There is a line letter system, but that is only for keeping the line in order.
Must purchase a book at host bookstore to get book signed? You do not need to buy the book from Joseph-Beth, but you will not receive a line letter if you don’t. This means you will be at the end of the signing line.
Can bring books from other stores to be signed? Yes.
Limit to books Brent will sign? No. However, if you are a collector, you can get roughly 5 signed and then wait until the end if you have more books to be signed.

Barnes & Noble, Madison, WI
Saturday, September 6 at 3pm:
Ticket required to participate in signing? No.
Must purchase a book at host bookstore to get book signed? No.
Can bring books from other stores to be signed? Yes.
Limit to books Brent will sign? No.

The Book Bin, Salem, OR
Monday, September 8 at 7pm:
Ticket required to participate in signing? No.
Must purchase a book at host bookstore to get book signed? No.
Can bring books from other stores to be signed? Yes.
Limit to books Brent will sign? Any amount can be signed.

 

Broken Eye Excerpts On Wattpad

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UPDATE: Chapters 1-9 are now available HERE!

In the lead up to publication of The Broken Eye, we’ll be releasing the first 50 pages (chapters 1-9!) on Wattpad. (Wattpad is a writing community where users can post articles, stories, poems and includes work by both published and new writers.)

The first five chapters of The Broken Eye are available today. More chapters will be released over the next few days. Go HERE to follow Brent’s Wattpad account and read the excerpts.

Barnes & Noble Signed Copies

*UPDATE* Thanks everyone who has ordered this. Still three weeks out from publication, and we hit #13 on Barnes & Noble’s Bestseller List! Corollary to that is: I have no idea how many copies are left. If you want to get a signed copy, order soon. 

A few weeks ago, I signed 500 books for Barnes and Noble. Ooohh, signature sheets. (They bind these into the front of the book.) Pretty.

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Great news, they sold out! So they wanted more. But it was too late to just do signature sheets…

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Ah, that doesn’t look so bad.

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Oof. All of them? And you need them when?

 

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(Party at the Weeks household.)


So I just finished signing 500 more books.  If you’ve been hoping for a signed copy of The Broken Eye but won’t be able to make it to any stops on my TOUR, you can order a signed copy from Barnes & Noble HERE. (And you save 35% off the list price!) There are a limited number of these signed books, so order yours as soon as you can. Also, if you preorder, don’t forget to go HERE to get two free stories and a signed bookplate.

Update: We ran out of the first 1,000 bookplates, but Orbit and I decided to extend that as well. Signed bookplates will now be available for an additional 1,000 preorders, including the US, Canada, UK, and Australia. If you already sent in your address, we added you to the front of the line this time.

Barnes & Noble Recommended Reading

Brent Weeks' Picks

Have you been looking for something to read while you wait for The Broken Eye to be released? Brent has some recommendations. Go HERE to see his Top 10 Fantasy books– classics, modern masters, upstarts, and tongue-in-cheek.

And while you’re at it, if you’d like a signed copy of The Broken Eye, Barnes & Noble is selling those HERE.

Goodreads Re-Read: The Lightbringer Series

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With the third book of The Lightbringer Series publishing in just under 2 months, Brent’s publisher has launched a re-read of the series in a special Goodreads group. This month, we’re reading The Black Prism, and starting July 30th, we’ll be re-reading The Blinding Knife. Go HERE to join in on the weekly polls and challenges, introduce yourself to other Brent Weeks fans, and discuss everything from The Black Prism‘s best characters to theories about the Broken Eye.

The Broken Eye Book Tour

Click the links to get more details over at the Facebook pages for these events!

Powells_logo1Powell’s at Cedar Hill Crossing, Beaverton, OR
Tuesday, August 26 at 7pm


open-bookUniversity Bookstore, Seattle, WA
Wednesday, August 27 at 7pm


Borderlands_Books_B&W_LogoBorderlands, San Francisco, CA
Thursday, August 28 at 7pm


mysterious1Mysterious Galaxy, San Diego, CA
Friday, August 29 at 7pm


TatteredCoverLogoTattered Cover, Denver, CO
Saturday, August 30 at 2pm


kingsenglishThe King’s English Bookshop, Salt Lake City, UT
Tuesday, September 2 at 7pm


Murder by the BookMurder by the Book, Houston, TX
Wednesday, September 3 at 6:30pm


Barnes-Noble-logoBarnes & Noble Booksellers, Roseville, MN
Thursday, September 4 at 7pm


Joseph-BethJoseph-Beth Booksellers, Cincinnati, OH:
Friday, September 5 at 7pm


Barnes-Noble-logoBarnes & Noble, Madison, WI
Saturday, September 6 at 3pm


bb_logo2The Book Bin, Salem, OR
Monday, September 8 at 7pm


We’ll be posting an update in a few weeks featuring details on whether you need to buy a ticket for the event, a book at the bookstore, and other helpful information. Stay tuned!

 

Retailers Still Taking Pre-Orders

The Broken Eye HC

Many of you have no doubt heard that Amazon and Hachette are in the middle of contract negotiations. Amazon has increased shipping times, removed discounts, and suspended pre-orders for many Hachette books, including mine. Here is a list of links to retailers who stock my books in the United States.  

This is not an exhaustive list. Feel free to add quality booksellers in the comments. I grabbed ones I have visited personally or that I’ve heard are excellent.

P.S. If you pre-order The Broken Eye from any retailer, U.S. or international, take a quick picture or a screengrab of your receipt. No promises, but I’m trying hard to come up with a nice pre-order bonus for you. I’ll post about that in the future.



HudsonBooksellers

— currently 40% off



Barnes-and-Noble

— currently 35% off



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— currently 30% off

 

 


The Signed Page — pre-order a signed copy of The Broken Eye

Albuquerque, NM — Bookworks
Athens, GA — Avid Bookshop
Atlanta, GA — A Cappella Books
Austin, TX — BookPeople
Bellingham, WA — Village Books
Boston, MA — Harvard Bookstore
Brooklyn, NY — WORD Bookstores
Chapel Hill, NC — Flyleaf Books
Charleston, SC — Blue Bicycle Books*
Cheboygan, MI — Purple Tree Books*
Chicago, IL — Quimby’s Bookstore*
Cincinnati, OH — Joseph-Beth Booksellers
Denver, CO — The Tattered Cover
Galveston, TX — Galveston Bookshop*
Grand Rapids, MI — Schuler Books*
Greenville, SC — Fiction Addiction*
Houston, TX — Murder Books
Indianapolis, IN — Indy Reads Books*
Jersey City, NJ — WORD Bookstores
Lake Forest Park, WA — Third Place Books
Lansing, MI — Schuler Books*
Lexington, KY — Joseph-Beth Booksellers
Los Angeles, CA — The Last Bookstore*
Miami, FL — Books & Books
Minneapolis, MN — Magers & Quinn Booksellers*
Missoula, MT — Fact & fiction
Montague, MA — Montague Bookmill*
Montpelier, VT — Bear Pond Books
Naperville, IL — Anderson’s Bookshop
Nashville, TN — Parnassus Books
New Orleans, LA — Maple Street Bookshop
New York, NY — McNally Jackson
Oak Park, MI — Book Beat*
Oswego, NY — River’s End Bookstore
Oxford, MS — Square Books
Philadelphia, PA — Joseph Fox Bookshop
Pittsburgh, PA — Joseph-Beth Booksellers
Portland, OR — Powell’s Books
Redondo Beach, CA — Mysterious Galaxy*
Salem, OR — Reader’s Guide*
Salt Lake City, UT — The King’s English
San Diego, CA — Mysterious Galaxy*
San Francisco, CA — Borderlands*
Scottsdale, AZ — The Poisoned Pen
Seattle, WA — University Bookstore
St. Louis, MO — Subterranean Books
Washington, DC — Politics & Prose

We’ve only listed U.S. bookstores because the Amazon/Hachette dispute only affects U.S. preorders.

*This retailer does not have an online preorder option for books. Call or visit.