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Robin Hobb news and updates

Getting a Signed Book The Quick Answer!

Chase just updated the Appearances Tab! So if you click there, you can see my stops in both the UK and the US, and if I’ll be coming soon to a venue near you.

But for most of you, I won’t be anywhere near you!  Still, there are two ways to get signed books.

For the reader who wants a perfect and pristine hardback first edition, please visit Shawn Speakman’s The Signed Page.  He will have 306 copies of Assassin’s Fate..  I will be going there to sign and personalize those on May 13.  If you wait, they may all be spoken for.  I sign those books and Shawn packages them meticulously and sends them out,all over the world.

The other possibility is to contact University Book Store, in Seattle and pre-order Assassin’s Fate.  Let them know that you would like the book personalized (if you do) and signed.  I will be doing a reading and signing there on May 12, and that is when I will sign all those books. The bookstore will then send them on their way to you. I believe they offer free shipping, at media rate.  (Slow but reliable!)

Sometimes people ask me if they can buy a book from me, and have me sign it and send it to them. I can’t do that, because I’m not a book seller.

And sometimes people offer to send me a book for me to sign and then post back to them. And I have to say ‘no’ for several reasons.  IT rains a lot here, and if the package with your book is left out on my doorstep, it will be drenched. And if it makes it through to me, it means I must still take it back to the post office and stand in line to ship it back to you.  So I’m afraid I can’t do that, and I greatly appreciate your understanding!

Robin

 

 

Schedule for UK Book Tour

HarperVoyagerBooks  has published the schedule for the UK book tour that starts at the end of April and continues into May.  I have stops in Scotland as well as England.  Here’s the link: http://harpervoyagerbooks.co.uk/2017/04/assassins-fate-tour-2017/ There may be a couple of stops in Sweden at the very end of the book tour, but that isn’t finalized… Continue Reading

Can’t wait for Assassin’s Fate? Win a Galley on Goodreads (Bookplate news, too)

Here’s the LINK https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/229799-assassin-s-fate  This is the US edition for US readers. Now, of course, you all know that it would be much better and show much more self discipline if you waited for the REAL book to come out.  But if you absolutely must have it now, go to Goodreads and enter the giveaway.… Continue Reading

ASSASSIN’S FATE Book Tour

Thanks to everyone who has been querying about dates and places. This is what we know as of March 22!  I will update as we get more information. FIrst, in late April and eary May, I will be visiting bookstores in the UK, to read from Assassin’s Fate and to sign books. In mid May, I’ve got… Continue Reading

Packing up the website! Farewell, sff.net

You probably won’t notice any difference, really. But for many years, my websites (robinhobb.com and meganlindholm.com) have been hosted on Sff.net   And sadly, Sff.net is closing up shop. I want to publicly thank them for late night instant tech help. For walking me through setting up my email, not once but several times until it… Continue Reading

It’ Snowing On Me

The weather report said it was going to rain most of the day and turn into snow tonight.  But when I read that this morning, the snow had already begun to fall. I live in Western Washington.  We do get snow, but it comes, it stays a few hours and it melts. Usually. I grew up… Continue Reading

oops! We ran out of book plates!

Just a quick note to say that you took us by surprise with the level of response. We ran out of bookplates! Chase is on it, and put the order in at the printers already. So as soon as more bookplates arrive, we will be sending them on their way. In the meantime, I’m not… Continue Reading

Plain Speaking

This will probably antagonize some people. But I feel obliged to say it. Advocating violence against people who disagree with you is WRONG.  I don’t care how ‘wrong’ the other person is, taking it to violence will not change that other person’s mind, nor make those who agree with that person reconsider their own viewpoints.… Continue Reading

Subscribe to your local Newspaper

Why?  Why bother?  Don’t you get plenty of news on your phone and laptop and tablet? I’m sure it’s easy to share what should be the private agony of public people getting divorces or fighting for child custody. Easy to see pseudo-news about new ways to color your graying hair, You find the heart warming… Continue Reading