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THIS I did not expect.

Every year, Goodreads runs an awards competition. Basically, Readers’ Choice Awards. I’ve been a finalist before (thank you!), but as Goodreads has tweaked which books are counted into which genres, it’s gotten significantly more difficult for my kind of work to land on the list. When hugely-popular crossover writers like Nora Roberts (400 million copies sold!) show up in your pool of competitors, a win simply isn’t going to happen.

Which is fine. Ms. Roberts works incredibly hard and has earned every fan she has.

Additionally, this year, THE BURNING WHITE published just a couple weeks before the end of the eligibility period. And as you may have noticed, THE BURNING WHITE also happens to be a rather lengthy novel, so it didn’t surprise me in the least that I didn’t appear on the longlist.

But then something happened that did surprise me.

Some of you wrote me in.

ENOUGH of you wrote me in that I made the Semi-Finals–despite not even showing up on the longlist!

Very, very cool. Thank you.

The cover image to The Burning White by Brent Weeks

Now, two things: one selfish, one not. First, I’m not winning this thing regardless, but it WOULD be sweet to be a finalist again, especially if Joe Abercrombie isn’t.

Second, even if you don’t vote for me (which is totally fair, so long as you don’t vote for Joe), the list is a great place to find books that OTHER readers are loving. Not just in fantasy, but in all genres. So it’s worth clicking through to find some great books for your TBR pile–and look up readers’ reviews of ones that sound interesting.

This round of voting ends Sunday, November 17, so check out all the Semi-Finalists HERE. And thanks again.

ICYMI: Video from Powell’s, 22 Oct 2019

We shared a video of Brent answering some audience questions on Facebook Live a couple of weeks ago. It was recorded at Powell’s, during the book launch event for THE BURNING WHITE.

Many of you were sad to have missed this, since it aired around 7:30pm PDT–which was 10:30pm on the east coast, and something like 3:30am in England.

We heard you, and we’re sharing the recording here… Now. Like, right now. See? It’s right there! ↴

Also, the video has been polished a bit, so there’s no dizzying camera turn ten seconds in, and the high-pitched ringing is mostly gone.

Interview with Daniel Greene

Happy Thursday friends!

Brent had a great time talking to Daniel Greene yesterday–about books, and writing, and YouTube, and literate potatoes*…

Wait, not potatoes. BookTubers!

 

Sit down with these two guys on your lunch break, leave an upvote and a friendly comment, subscribe to Daniel’s YT page, and of course make sure you’ve pre-ordered your copy of THE BURNING WHITE!

 

 

*c’mon, y’all, this is funny! Potato = tuber, YouTuber > BookTuber > potato that reads…. Why am I the only one who thinks I’m funny?

THE BURNING WHITE: One Month From Release Day, an Excerpt, & FB Live

Hi friends!

The spectacular finale to the Lightbringer Series, THE BURNING WHITE, will be unleashed upon the world one month from today.

To celebrate, we’re sharing the two opening scenes from the book (for those of you who aren’t newsletter subscribers):

http://www.brentweeks.com/extras/lightbringer-extras/excerpts/burning-white-excerpt/

Also, the next Facebook LIVE Q&R is set for this Wednesday (25 Sept) at 2pm PDT. Bring your questions!

And just in case you haven’t pre-ordered your copy of the book yet, here’s how you can do that:

Where to Get a Signed Copy of THE BURNING WHITE

 

Where to Get a Signed Copy of THE BURNING WHITE

Hi friends,

We heard a rumor that you’re looking for a retailer who will let you pre-order a signed copy of THE BURNING WHITE.

Look no further! Below is the list of booksellers who will have limited quantities of signed stock (with the fancy designed page in front). 

My good friend Harry offered to help with these.

These beauties are selling like hotcakes, so politely inquire with your favorite friendly bookseller what is available for pre-order. Please note that since some of these are tour stops, you should specify which edition you are looking for when asking about availability (the pre-signed fancy-paged edition, or the not-yet-signed but gonna-show-up-for-the-man-himself-to-sign edition).

If there are any updates or changes, they’ll be noted right here. Go forth, minions!

 

Order Online (availability may vary):

The Signed Page (Ships internationally): https://bit.ly/2MSI6iI

Indigo (Canada): https://bit.ly/2YJk7Kh

Waterstones (UK): https://bit.ly/2MQzoBJ

VJ Books (Ships internationally): https://bit.ly/2KOlDR8

Barnes and Noble: https://bit.ly/2kpywIp

 

Call or In Person

These stores have ordered stock of the signed editions with the special inscription plate. Stop-in or call for details before ordering – the editions listed on their websites may not be the signed ones. If the listing is marked with a (*), make sure to specify that you’re looking for the pre-signed edition.

Alexander Book: San Francisco, CA
www.alexanderbook.com

Auntie’s Bookstore: Spokane, WA
https://www.auntiesbooks.com/

Book Shop Santa Cruz: Santa Cruz, CA
https://www.bookshopsantacruz.com/

The Bookloft: Great Barrington, MA
https://www.thebookloft.com/

Joseph-Beth Books: Cincinnati, OH & Lexington, KY
https://www.josephbeth.com/Landing.aspx

*Mysterious Galaxy: San Diego, CA
https://www.mystgalaxy.com/

Mysteries on Main Street: St. Johnstown, NY
https://www.facebook.com/MysteriesOnMainStreet/

*Powell’s Books Inc: Various Locations, OR
https://www.powells.com/locations

Schuller Books: Grand Rapids, MI
https://www.schulerbooks.com/hours-and-locations

*The Tattered Cover: Denver, CO
https://www.tatteredcover.com/

Third Place Books: Various Locations, WA
https://www.thirdplacebooks.com/

Uncle Hugo’s SF Bookstore: Minneapolis, MN
http://www.unclehugo.com/prod/index.shtml

*University Bookstore: Seattle, WA
https://www.ubookstore.com/

Vroman’s Bookstore: Pasadena, CA
https://www.vromansbookstore.com/store_locations

 

*I’ll be signing books in person at this location as part of the White Hot Book Tour.

August Q&R video, White Hot Tour Dates

Hi friends!

Brent held the August edition of his monthly Q&R on Facebook LIVE last week. In case you missed it, see below, in all its unparalleled glory:

Aaaaaaaaand, we’ve announced details for Brent’s upcoming White Hot Book Tour, to promote The Burning White. Check out Brent’s events page!

If you’re going to one of Brent’s tour stops and you use Facebook, be sure to RSVP to the FB event and put the date on your calendar:

FB TOUR EVENTS