Welcome to the Pot Luck Book Signing!
For a long time, I offered signed books on my website. When my book tour travels got hectic, and the number of orders grew to hundreds a week, I had to take a break. Now I get emails asking about signed books, and it breaks my heart not to make exceptions for everyone. So for a limited time only, signed books are going to be available. We’ll keep this going until May 15th, so everyone has time to stake their claim.
Here’s a glimpse of what’s up for grabs:
The logistics of signing and shipping tons of books can be overwhelming. The fairest solution I could think of is a “Pot Luck” book signing. You can list your preferences, and I will try to make them happen, but please understand that these items are limited, so you might end up with something unexpected. Pretend to be excited! (No, seriously, video yourself opening your package and really put on a show.)
To be democratic, every item is a flat $15, plus shipping. Some of these items would fetch many times that on eBay (and you’re welcome to put them there). Others are probably worth $14.38, and that’s with my signature devaluing the thing. A great place to share what you got and see about trades or bartering is the Silo Facebook Fan Page, so join up over there, share your pics and videos of your spoils, and take advantage of suckers with your crocodile tears and tales of woe.
Three things to do when you check out:
1) Make sure your address is correct! I’ve had items returned to me over the years. Don’t let it happen to you!
2) Let me know who I’m signing your item to. If you are a collector, feel free to enter “No Name.” If no name is given, my tendency is to assume the first name of the person making the order.
3) List your top three preferred items or categories of items. “Something in French.” “Anything audio.” “One of those awesome USB Thumb Drives.” “Comics.” “Manuscript Pages!” Anything like that. I’ll try to match what I can. Please go into this knowing that you might get something other than what you ask for. Again: Crocodile tears! The Facebook Fan Page is your friend.
If you’re keen on participating, start by clicking the Add to Cart button below:
Next, set the quantity of items you want; enter your zip code; choose USPS Media Mail if you are in the US; and then click the PayPal button at the bottom.
Now click down here to go to the payment screen (use that button instead of logging into your account, or you might not get a chance to enter a message to me):
Enter your payment info, and then click where it says “Add” to add a note to me:
Let me know who to sign the items to (include as many names as the items you ordered, or just one name, or “No Name.” Then list your preferences. Be sure to check your shipping address and make sure it’s correct!
Items should start heading out around the end of May. I’ll touch base and upload some videos of Amber and myself packing stuff up. Best of luck! May the odds forever be in your favor. Or something like that.
Oh, and if you have stuff in your cart and need to access it, try this:
Any troubles, or good luck invocations, use the comments below. Begging me for a particular item won’t help, but it’ll be entertaining as hell, so go crazy!
P.S. Every item (as long as it’s possible) will be stamped with this bad boy:
Yowzers. Amber and I made a bet after I launched this campaign. I said there was no way I’d get as many orders as I had items. She thought I’d run out. So we made a wager. Not looking good for me.
I did a count of every item I have, all the foreign editions, all the USB drives, the comic books, the print-on-demand classics, and it came to 1,276 items. This doesn’t include the dozens of “Huggers Gonna Hug” t-shirts that I’m going to throw in to any orders of 4 or more items (until they run out). Or all the bookmarks and manuscript pages that I’m going to stuff into orders. That’s just the 1,276 items I thought of as actual “Pot Luck Goodies.”
Well, in the first two days of this Pot Luck Book Signing, you all have snatched up 593 items. Leaving 683 to go for the next six weeks. Now, I’m sure ordering will slow down after this initial flurry. But I don’t see the items lasting until May 15th. Which means Amber will win the wager. Which means never hearing the end of how she’s always right.
So here’s what I’m going to do if we run out of Pot Luck items. I’ll make sure that the first 1,276 orders get these random goodies, and then I’ll create a few other product links. I’ll do blood-splatter I, ZOMBIES for anyone who wants one. And I’ll order in as many hardback and paperback copies of WOOL as you all order and sign those and ship them out. So we’ll keep this going until May 20th, no matter what. I want to make sure everyone who wants something signed gets something signed. More updates as I keep an eye on the incoming orders.