Uncle Hugo’s Science Fiction Bookstore is now accepting pre-orders for signed copies of Dragon Ship by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller, to be published on September 4, 2012. Here’s the link
As always, your credit card will NOT be charged until your order is fulfilled and the book is on its way to you.
Note that this year, Uncle Hugo’s has only 400 signed books to sell*, so time is very much of the essence.
Sadly, this year we will not be able to personalize (where “personalize” means “write a special note requested by you, just for you, and only in your very own book”) Dragon Ship as we did Ghost Ship, for the simple reason that we will not be in or near Minneapolis in September.
*As many of you know, Uncle Hugo’s Science Fiction Bookstore in Minneapolis, last year offered limited edition signed copies of Ghost Ship through their website. They single-handedly placed almost 700 signed books into the hands of readers around the world.
Sadly, the publisher changed the rules for Dragon Ship, by deciding to produce a signed edition, limited to 1,000 books, with its very own ISBN, for what was originally an $8 surcharge (unsigned copy $25; signed copy $32). The publisher has since decided that the $8 surcharge was Not Cool, and is selling the signed copies for $1 over the unsigned, which is reasonable, given the expense of binding in the extra sheet.
The publisher also decided to make the limited edition signed copies available through all outlets — BN, Amazon, Wal*Mart, WhoKnows. Baker and Taylor and Amazon.com have already ordered 550 copies of that 1,000 book run, which is why there are only 400 copies available to Uncle Hugo’s.