Look what came in the mail today:
The early copies of MHI: The Baen edition are shipping. No, it wasn’t the kukri, that just seemed like a very Owen type thing to throw in the background. These are the first ones, and I think right now they’re just going to reviewers. (I even got Fangoria to take one) The official shipping date is July 28th, but I’ve heard from several folks that it is common for books to ship early, so if yours is on order, it shouldn’t be too awfully longer.
As you can see, they are smaller than the old version, but much fatter, and all my wordy goodness is still there. Baen’s people squished them in there, in a print that was still readable, and said damn the margins! It is AWESOME. The Pollack cover looks great.
We’re almost there folks Thanks for sticking with me.
In the Twenty Days countdown to M-Day post, someone pointed out that for those waiting for the final quarter of the e-book, it should be dropping any time now. It is always posted before the book actually ships.
If you purchase the webscription E-book directly from Baen, you get Monster Hunter International, and five other books for a real low price. They are posted in quarters, one each month, until the book actually ships, and then the whole thing is there.
So if you want to read it a little early, it is now available. Otherwise, TWENTY MORE DAYS!
Even if you don’t want to get the E-book version, the first seven chapters are posted there as a free sample.
EDIT: There is also something on there about how to use your Kindle to download, so apparently you can read it on Kindle, so all of you Kindlefolk can quit yelling at me! 🙂
Monster Hunter International starts shipping on July 28th.
I have a book signing at the the Jordan Landing Utah Barnes & Nobel on August 29th, at 2:00.
EDIT: I just scheduled a signing at the Utah State University bookstore in Logan Utah on August 26th at 2:00. This is where I worked while I went to USU.
The following dates are still preliminary.
I will be doing a signing at the Layton Barnes & Nobel, some time in August. I should know the date and time next week.
I believe that there will be a signing at the Sugerhouse Barnes & Nobel on October 24th. I may possibly be in Provo on Friday the 23rd.
My company is sending me on business to San Antonio in October. I would like to try and do a signing while I’m out there. This will probably be on October 17th. No idea where yet.
After that I will be doing some traveling. Dave Farland (Runelords) and John D. Brown (Servant of a Dark God) are two excellent Utah fantasy authors. They’ve asked me to come along and do some signings with them. Right now I’m trying to figure out how much time I can get away from work and how much I can afford to travel. Dave’s planned dates and locations are:
San Francisco – around Halloween. (and World Fantasy Convention)
San Diego- November 12th
LA – November 13th-14th
Phoenix – November 19th-21st ?
Denver – December 3-5th
I’m not sure what I’ll be able to do yet. I also have a request from a shop in Delta Utah (because that’s where I graduated high school).