Waistcoats & Weaponry SIGNED Copies for Pre-Order (Finishing School)


Waistcoats & Weaponry is available for pre-order right now.

But there is something else, Gentle Reader. A little while ago I hinted at a scheme in the works that might take away the sting of being unable to pre-order this book through Amazon.

Well, in the middle of October 500 copies of W&W will be arriving at a secret location. I will pedal myself to said location on my bicycle of iniquity. Then I will spend 3 hours signing them all.

Then, you will be able to get a signed copy online through Barnes & Noble!

 Pre-order now or risk the wrath of ten-thousand cheese pies. Or something.

So if you can’t make any of the locations on my book tour this year, or you generally aren’t the type, or you live in an out of the way spot: This is your chance. Ordinarily, I have a firm policy on no book plates and in person signings only (after all, if you take the time to come and see me you should get something special for your trouble). But I’m making an exception in extenuating circumstances.

Some answers to questions I think you may be asking:

  • This offer is online only through B&N and I’m highly unlikely to do it again with any other book.
  • First come first serve as pre-orders and with a special link (the signed version has its own ISBN).
  • B&N will take the buy button down for signed copies once they have 90% pre-orders on the 500 copies. (We can do it! Let’s kill that button!)
  • At the time of this blog post a signed copy costs $14.79
  • does ship overseas, here’s information about international shipping.
  • The book will ship so that it arrives on or just after the on sale date.

{What is Gail’s Book Group reading for September? Children of the Night by Mercedes Lackey}


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  1. Jess said:

    Do you know when we might expect all of your book tour dates to be up so we know if we should preorder a signed copy or not? 🙂

  2. Gail Carriger said:

    This gives you an idea on the areas. I've no plans to go anywhere else outside of the DC, Boston, and Chicago areas. So if you aren't within a cab's ride of these locations I won't be visiting.

  3. June said:

    I will be getting my books signed when you visit New Zealand in 2015 for Reconnaissance.

    Otherwise, I'd probably would have pre-ordered a sign copy as well.

    Good to know Barnes and Noble ship internationally – thanks.

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