We’re so pleased to announce that the French edition of Perfect Shadow is now available! You can order it HERE.
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.
— currently 40% off
— currently 35% off
— 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.
Over on Goodreads, Brent’s just posted a long review of Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez’s Locke & Key. See why Brent thinks this series is a must-read (or as he put it: “reading Locke & Key… was like volunteering to be taken to school.”)
On a related note, Goodreads is a great place to keep up-to-date on what Brent’s reading, see his occasional reviews, and take a few quizzes about his books. He’s even posted some lists of the books that inspired him and helped him become a better writer. Brent’s publisher also runs some Goodreads-exclusive giveaways from time to time. You can friend or follow him on Goodreads HERE. (But you don’t need to be a member of Goodreads to read his reviews or see his lists.)
We also have a couple of quizzes based on your knowledge of the Seven Satrapies! (Note: the glossary and character list may be helpful.)
A few weeks ago, Justin Landon interviewed Sam Sykes (self-proclaimed Angriest Man on the Internet) over at Rocket Talk. While discussing various important issues in the SFF world, they made the following comments:
Sam: ‘Cause I — it really bugs me when people, like, send me pug pictures. I have a pug. His name is Otis. And he’s awesome. And I post a lot of pictures of him –
Justin: — A lot. –
Sam: — A lot. Because I think he’s awesome and he’s funny-looking and he does strange things. But, you know, people seem to think this means I am like one of those old ladies who has ceramic pugs, and my welcome mat says “Beware of pugs”.
Justin: Have fans sent you pugs?
Sam: Like, pug, like, little…
Justin: Like little porcelain pugs?
Sam: No, no.
Justin: Can I just say that if anybody listening to this podcast sends Sam a porcelain pug, I will send you something.
Sam: I will send you a bomb!
Justin: If a fan sends you a porcelain pug, I will send that fan a gift.
[You can listen to the podcast HERE — relevant portion is at the 39:47 mark]
Needless to say, I took immediate action:
@brentweeks …did you send me a porcelain egg.
— Sam Sykes (@SamSykesSwears) May 15, 2014
If you want to see the pug-egg with real Swarovski crystals in all its glory, I’m sure Sam Sykes will be bringing it with him on tour for his forthcoming book, A City Stained Red. Or you can click HERE.
Fantasy authors, nearly as fun as romance writers.
Brent sat down for a chat about comics with Peter V. Brett over at the Speculate! Podcast. Hosts Brad Beaulieu and Gregory A. Wilson grilled them about Brett’s Red Sonja projects, the graphic novel adaptation of The Way of Shadows, and more. You can tune in HERE. And next week they’ll be posting part 2!
Shawn Speakman, proprietor of The Signed Page, will once again be offering signed copies of Brent’s latest book as soon after publication as possible. This time, you can order hardcover copy of The Broken Eye — personalized by Brent, to the person of your choice — for $33.00. The books will be signed on August 30, 2014, and then shipped as soon as possible.
If you’d like to order one now, go HERE.