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The Black Prism is a Kindle Daily Deal Today

Hello everyone! Amazon is selling the first Lightbringer book, The Black Prism, for $2.99 as one of their Kindle Daily Deals today only (July 7). Now you can safely put your hardcover copy on the top shelf of your display case and continue to read The Black Prism one (or two, or ten) more times!

You might also buy a copy for your friend who 1) is a bookworm looking for a new title to read, or 2) whose birthday you almost forgot…. You’re welcome!

 

Orbit $10 Promo at Barnes & Noble

Check it out! Barnes & Noble stores have tables full of Orbit titles–including The Black Prism–for only $10 each (a steal at twice the price, right?).

Of course we know YOU already have a copy. But here are a few reasons to pick up another:

  1. You only have a digital copy and want a paper copy.
  2. Your first (second, and third) copy of Black Prism is well-loved & battle-worn.
  3. You want to get your dad/significant other/teacher/friend/first date/random stranger hooked on Lightbringer.
  4. You need a fresh copy of Black Prism for your #bookstagram feed.

The sale ends June 15.

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Fan Art and Tattoos: Last Call!

by CAPSLOCK

We’ve gotten some great entries for the fan art contest. Since we didn’t remind you about the deadline yesterday, we’re extending the deadline until tomorrow, July 10 at 5pm Pacific Standard Time. Don’t forget to email CAPSLOCK @ brentweeks.com (no spaces). We’ll be sharing the fan art and tattoos over the next month, and one lucky fan will get a free signed copy of The Black Prism trade paperback and we’ll also give away some other goodies.

The Black Prism Mass Market Paperback Shipping Now!

O ye of fragile wrists, afraid to read in bed with a hefty hardcover, lest ye drop it and break thy nose! Thy salvation is nigh! O hardcover-haters, who despise 11 point Sabon! Thy whims are about to be granted! The Black Prism mass market paperback is shipping now, and you may well be able to find it on your local booksellers’ shelves already. If you haven’t had a chance to see the blurb yet, here it is:

With over one million copies sold, Brent Weeks has become one of the fastest selling new fantasy authors of all time. THE BLACK PRISM begins a brand new action-packed tale of magic and adventure …
 
Guile is the Prism, the most powerful man in the world. He is high priest and emperor, a man whose power, wit, and charm are all that preserves a tenuous peace. Yet Prisms never last, and Guile knows exactly how long he has left to live.
 
When Guile discovers he has a son, born in a far kingdom after the war that put him in power, he must decide how much he’s willing to pay to protect a secret that could tear his world apart.
 

Also, those of you who love e-books, you should see the prices for the e-editions drop correspondingly in the next week. The official launch date is September 1st, so you may not see the lower price until then.

For more news, an excerpt, and the full book trailer tomorrow, go to www.facebook.com/blackprism.

The Blinding Knife Excerpt & Updates

As some of you may know, the new mass market paperback edition of The Black Prism will have the first couple chapters of the sequel, The Blinding Knife, included. When I told you that, some of you said, “Hey! What about those of us who shilled out for the hardcover? Why shouldn’t WE get to read those chapters?” To which I said, Doh! You should!

So…

The first three chapters of The Blinding Knife will actually be available to you before the paperback readers get to see it. If you head over to The Black Prism Fan Page on Facebook, and “like” it, you’ll get access to that chapter… today. (Look in the left column.) See? I’m not forgetting you! Brent’ll take care of ya.

(And for those of you who despise Facebook or refuse to “Like” things, after the paperback release, my publisher has given me permission to post that chapter here.)

And an update on The Blinding Knife: I have finished the first draft. I didn’t really believe it when I wrote “The End,” so I erased it and rewrote it. Twice. I am now deeply involved with edits. The release is tentatively scheduled for around September 1, 2012.

(Also, another teaser clip should be up on Facebook on Tuesday!)

 

 

 

Black Prism Trailer

To celebrate the mass market paperback launch of The Black Prism on August 23, Orbit and I teamed up with talented filmmaker Leo Kei Angelos to make what I think is the coolest book trailer you will see this year.

“Book trailer?!” you might be saying. “You mean those pale imitations of movie trailers? Except  without the budget or creativity? No thanks.”

My thoughts exactly.

Then I saw a couple of the cool things Leo has done. In the last two months we’ve worked closely together, and Leo has made some magic. The first 14-second teaser was released on Friday on the Black Prism Fan Page on Facebook. A couple more teasers will be released in the next week, along with a few other goodies, and the full two-minute trailer will be up on the 23rd. And my huge thanks to the cast and crew who poured so much passion into this. (Amazing how much work it is to make two minutes, huh?)

 

Massive Black Prism Review Round-up

Since The Black Prism came out, I have been doing my best to keep my eye on the reviews that came out for the book, in the hope of course of convincing more of you to go out and buy it! But also, after you read it, to give you a chance to see if other people had the same thoughts about The Black Prism that you did. I also like to keep my eye on the reviews myself, because if one person said I did something wrong, it’s easy to dismiss. But if 12 people say it, then I will think twice about it in the future. Unfortunately I’ve been so busy with writing The Blinding Knife that I haven’t had time to post all of the reviews that have come to my attention since I did my first review round-up last year.

But now I have corralled a list, and pulled out what I hope are the pertinent quotes. Mostly pro, but a few con as well. I’ve put all of these reviews over on my Reviews Page. If you know of other dedicated book blogs or review sites that have covered The Black Prism that I’ve missed, please let me know. And if you prefer to get your epic fantasy in mass market paperback, The Black Prism will be shipping August 23rd (definitely should be in stores by the 29th) with a nicely reworked map and the first chapter of The Blinding Knife as a teaser!


Nibbling Around the Edges of Respectability

Long, long ago, in ages immemorial, when Brent was a young lad, he told his wife (ok, maybe he wasn’t that young of a lad): “Darling, three things I know to be true:

“Antipenultimately, when Brent Weeks starts speaking of himself in the third person, trouble is afoot.

“Penultimately, there are 10 kinds of people in this world. Those who know binary and those who do not.

“And ultimately, even if I get these ninja-assassin-kick-ass novels published, I will probably never get the respect I don’t deserve!”

Yet here I stand, doing an awkward plié, at the border of the mainstream… I’m not flexible enough to do a plié, so sometimes I have stumbled gracelessly, fouling my tutu on The Onion‘s A.V. blog. And now, once again, I find myself at the edge of the limelight, trying to go en pointe, when everything within me screams, “Allemande left!” In plain speech, The Night Angel Trilogy was mentioned in The Christian Science Monitor’s culture blog, as being one of the ten fantasy novels that would make great TV shows.

And now, as a special peek behind the curtain, for those of you who tolerated the previous paragraphs, I will show you exactly how book marketing works. The Christian Science Monitor says, “Cable viewers… couldn’t hope for better source material”!

[Pause for effect. Listen to the appreciate oooh’s from the audience.]

A slightly more honest rendition would be: “A blog that is in some obscure way connected to The Christian Science Monitor says, ‘Cable viewers who want blood and sleaze in equal amounts (I know you’re reading, True Blood fans) couldn’t hope for better source material.'”

Boy, honesty sucks.

And, speaking of the respect I don’t deserve: I recently found out that I am a finalist for the Endeavor Award, which is awarded to a distinguished Science Fiction or Fantasy novel published by a Pacific Northwest author announced every year at OryCon in November. See, I even have a logo:

 

The other contenders for the award are Cherie Priest, Patricia Briggs, Patricia McKillip, and Devon Monk, so even though I’m going to lose, at least I’ll lose in excellent company! Maybe someone can show me how to do a plié?

This Post is Not Endorsed by Joss Whedon*

Is Joss Whedon your master? Do you believe in goats? Have you ever thought, “This capitalistic society has put far too much money in my pockets!”? Have you ever, once, just once, wanted to Do The Right Thing?

Even if he isn’t, you don’t, you haven’t, you can’t imagine such a thing (respectively), you should be like me–no, not immensely charming and smug–you should donate to Worldbuilders!

Seriously, Worldbuilders is a charity devoted to raising money for Heifer International, which doesn’t just help poor people, but gives them the chance to provide for themselves (and their kids) with livestock like goats and chickens, education on sustainable farming and more. It’s a good thing, and if you enter, you can get awesome loot.

And everyone believes in loot, right?

Check HERE for more details; to donate directly to “Team Heifer” (Pat Rothfuss’ Worldbuilders team) go here – but be warned, time’s up at NOON tomorrow, December 17th. So donate now! There is signed Night Angel and Black Prism loot available: check it out here.

It’s for the children.

*but it oughta be