Hey everybody, I’m back, sort of. Still sick, and it is messing with my productivity which means that it is also messing with my blogging. But I’ve got something for you to check out. Mike Williamson is a friend and fellow Baen author. He writes excellent mil-sf. Many of you already know him from the Libertarian mega-epic, Freehold, but he’s written lots of other stuff, and he’s gotten better with every book he’s written.
Since you guys put me on the NYT last time around, partly by ordering so many copies of MHV from Uncle Hugos, Mike is doing something similar. See his message below:
With the gracious and expert help of Uncle Hugo’s Science Fiction Bookstore, we are starting the advance order for “Rogue.” This is the first hardcover edition, and comes with a tipped in (glued) sheet printed by Baen, and signed by me. These will be cover price of $24, plus any shipping. You may pick up your copy at the store for no additional charge if you wish.
Uncle Hugo’s is one of the stores monitored by the New York Times Bestseller list, so copies here count toward my sales rank for that. Just think, you’ll be able to tell lesser personages that you correspond, drink beer, or even shoot guns with a New York Times Bestselling author.
In the checkout, you may also mention in the “instructions” how you’d like it personalized, and I’ll try do that at the store, when I drive up in September for the release. I can’t promise to get to them all, but will try my best, and of course, I can always handle special defacement at conventions or other personal meetings.
This means you’ll have limited edition, personalized proof that a NYTBA actually knows your name, calls you by it, and has something particular to say, not just, “to my good friend,” as the cliche goes. Your inscription might read, “You still owe me a beer from LosCon,” or “I like Glocks, too, but I prefer the 1911,” or even something cryptic such as, “NOTHING!!!” (You know what that means if you are who it’s meant for.)
I’ll also try to have some extra goodies on hand for those in the area, and may slip some into the books, time and quantity permitting.
You also get to add yet another rabid right wing, meat-eating, unPC gun nut to the roster of bestsellers. When Armageddon happens, which authors do you want on YOUR side?
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