This is your penultimate — or, if I forget to do another one between Now and Then, your ultimate — reminder that April 1,this Friday, at midnight Eastern Daylight Time, we will stop accepting pledges for signed copies of Ghost Ship. On Saturday we will transmit The Number to Mr. Blyly at Uncle Hugo’s Science Fiction Bookstore in Minneapolis and he can make the necessary arrangements with Baen Books.
If you have been meaning to bespeak a signed copy of Ghost Ship, but haven’t yet gotten around to it yet — now is the hour. For the curious, we have at this moment, pledges for 460 books.
Follows the directions for making a pledge that will be counted. Note that your ability to follow directions will be graded. Shout-outs in the comments and personal emails to an address not listed below will not be counted in the final pledge number that we send to Uncle Hugos. Only pledges sent to the pledge address, below, will be counted.
OK, here’re those instructions:
*If you will buy a signed copy of GHOST SHIP by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller (no fibbing, now), write to ghost_shipATkorvalDOTcom and *say so* BEFORE APRIL 1, 2011
*If you have questions about this Crazy Idea, write to fledglingATkorvalDOTcom
*This is a preliminary count only. Do not sent shipping info to this address. See next point.
*Once we have a count, and assuming that count equals or exceeds 100 books, Uncle Hugo’s will set up a pre-order webpage. We will publish the URL of this webpage in all venues available to us, just like we’ve posted this InfoDumpling. You will have to go to this page and ACTUALLY ORDER your book(s). Your credit card will not be charged until your book has actually shipped.
*If the initial promise does not meet the 100 book mark, there will be no signed copies available.
*Signed copies of GHOST SHIP will not (that’s NOT) be available directly from Lee and Miller.
Thank you all for your enthusiasm for, interest in, and support of our work over the years.