Pre-order Signed, Personalized Human Division Hardcovers from Jay & Mary’s Book Center
Posted on April 19, 2013 Posted by John Scalzi 17 Comments
I’m going to head out on tour for The Human Division in May, but some of you won’t be places where I will be going and might want signed, personalized copies of the book. If this includes you, I have good news: Before I head out on tour, I’ll be stopping by my local independent bookstore, Jay and Mary’s Book Center, to sign copies of THD for them. Which means that if you’re in the US, you can call into the store and get one or more signed (and personalized) from me, for yourself or as a gift.
Here’s all you have to do:
1. Call the bookstore by April 28 (follow that link above for the number), and ask to preorder a copy of The Human Division.
2. Let the folks at the store know who the book is for (you or your intended gift recipient) and what, if any, personal message you would like added (please keep it short; I’ll have a fair number of these to write).
3. Give them your payment information when they ask. Remember your price will include shipping.
And that should pretty much be it.
Please note that all orders need to be in by April 28, so the books can arrive in time for me to sign them before I go on tour. If you try to order after April 28, I can’t guarantee that I’ll be able to sign your book until I get back from my tour at the very end of May.
Note that in addition to Jay & Mary’s, you can also get in touch with any of the bookstores I’m going to while I’m on tour, and I’ll be happy to sign a book for you when I’m there. But if you just can’t wait to get a signed, personalized copy, the books at Jay & Mary’s will ship the very day the book is out. Plus, you’ll be supporting my local bookstore, and that makes me happy.
Again, orders have to be in by the 28th of April, so don’t wait too long. Thanks!
To folks not in the United States: I know it’s a bummer you can’t get a signed book from Jay & Mary’s. Blame it on the fact that multiple national postal services make it difficult and very expensive to ship books to you. Sorry.
YAY supporting local bookstores!
When does it come out?
Say I were to order a book and ask for you to write something witty of your choice in it, would you do so?
“Say I were to order a book and ask for you to write something witty of your choice in it, would you do so?”
What if he considers “John Scalzi” to be witty??
Or he could write –
something witty of your choice in it
I think your giving him some options. ;)
Ah, thanks for the info about non-US rsidents. No worries. I will order a copy through one of my American friends. (If that works for my Kindles it should work with a real book too…!)
Thank you, Mr. Scalzi!
If anyone has APO shipping issues, I’ll play go-between.
Its ok $10 for delivery Any anything over $20 will cost another $16 for export duty payable before delivery.
Extorionate duty doesnt help so i understand but if you ever get over to scotland ….
But people please buy from your local bookstore to save jobs and litrature :-)
“what, if any, personal message you would like added ”
i’m your doppelganger and if you didn’t drink you would have turned out more like me. Too much?
Do we have tour dates/locations so we know if we should order in case you aren’t coming to our town?
Okay, I ordered three; one for me and one for each of my two generation-X sons. I kept the personalized message to about 30 or so words each time. Did I do okay when you said keep the personalised messages short?
It is indeed a bummer that we can’t get them shipped outside the US. Of course, you could fix this issue by doing a WORLDWIDE signing tour…
Just a thought.
So are there clues to your book tour somewhere? So we can find out if you’ll be in our neighborhood?
I think if you click the link marked “Scheduled Appearances” on the right side of the page, you might find the book tour.
Just a note that they will not offer the 15% discount for a pre-order signed copy. Still worth it, but just an FYI.