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Signed Books For Xmas

Okay... at long last...

 I can't reopen the "Signed Book" page on my website.  I no longer have the time to answer the emails or fill all the orders.  But for all of you who have  been asking for autographed books, we do now have a way to fill your requests... through the bookstore at the Jean Cocteau Cinema.  The site is now up and running.

If you would like signed books, as Christmas presents, or for your own collection, you will find a selection at:

 http://www.jeancocteaubooks.com/

Check it out.

And yes, we will be adding more books, including titles by many other writers, to the site over time.  But what is there now is all we have to offer at the moment, alas.  And only so long as the supply lasts.

And please note:  these books are all autographed (some of the anthologies may even include multiple signatures, if you're lucky).  They are not, and cannot be, personally inscribed.  Sorry, we can no longer provide that service.  Please don't ask us to make an exception in your case.  Yes, we know, it's Christmas, it's for a birthday, for an anniversary, for a graduation present... but lots of my fans have birthdays and anniversaries and graduations, and once we reopen that door...

Merry Xmas.  Happy New Year's.  Good reading to all, and to all a good book.

Comments

( 16 comments )
insurrbution
Dec. 14th, 2014 07:49 pm (UTC)
Great news!
Glad to see this re-appear in some form
fifthdream
Dec. 14th, 2014 07:59 pm (UTC)
Oh, this is perfect. Got a dear friend the ONE Song of Ice and Fire-related book she doesn't have (and very much wants). She'll be thrilled. Thanks so much, sir.
wintersadam
Dec. 14th, 2014 08:01 pm (UTC)
Purchasing multiple books at once?
I was wondering if there is any way to purchase multiple books at once? I can only seem to buy them all one at a time.
grrm
Dec. 14th, 2014 08:53 pm (UTC)
Re: Purchasing multiple books at once?
Yes , you can buy as many books as you want.
David Morley
Dec. 14th, 2014 09:53 pm (UTC)
Thank you very much for this, I'm sure I will make ample use of this service! Keep the good work coming, George. :)
myrren
Dec. 14th, 2014 10:28 pm (UTC)
Maybe I'm doing something wrong, but I'm trying to order a book to be sent to the UK and it doesn't seem to want to charge me for shipping.
grrm
Dec. 15th, 2014 06:19 am (UTC)
My team at the Cocteau tell me:

"International shipments are calculated after the books are purchased. The process is that 1.) they pay for the books, 2.) we get the notice when payment is received 3.) we confirm payment and send an invoice for shipping fees, 4.) They accept charges. 5.) we ship books which should arrive 5-14 days from date of purchase."

midobal
Dec. 15th, 2014 08:57 am (UTC)
I should have known that that price was too good to have the delivery costs included. Is it possible to cancel the order if when you send me the invoice I see that the shipping fees are more than what I can afford right now?
grrm
Dec. 15th, 2014 04:51 pm (UTC)
You will have to ask these questions at the store.
Adam Croxton
Dec. 15th, 2014 04:37 am (UTC)
signed book request.
Could you please restock game of thrones? I would love to have that edition signed by you. Your books mean so much to me sir. As a kid I hated to read. Never enjoyed it. Then in my late 20's something happened in my. I was wrongfully convicted of a crime and ended up serving some time behind bars. It was a very dark time in my life. I ended up making the most of it though.
I got a job in the library where I worked til the end of my sentence. One day, a donation arrived with boxes of books. There I found "game of thrones". This book woke in me the joy of reading. I ended up going to great lengths to get the rest of the series donated. I lived in those books. They got me threw that horrible time in my life.
I would like to say thank you for that. I owe you a lot.
By the time I came home I read hundreds if books.. Your series though, will always be special to me.
grrm
Dec. 15th, 2014 06:20 am (UTC)
Re: signed book request.
We will restock as quickly as we can. But please recall, we have a movie theatre, not a warehouse, so supplies are limited.
stevedepasque
Dec. 17th, 2014 09:51 am (UTC)
No autographs for me, please
George,
I'm a fan since '98. I adore you. I have everything you've put out except The Armageddon Rag, and I'm sure I could order it but I love bookstores so much and none of them seem to carry it. I worship you as a creator, a linguist, a novelist, and just a fan in general.

I don't want your autograph. What would it mean to me? That I got to be one of 10s of thousands of people? That I've contributed a fraction of a percentage to your eventual arthritis?

I don't understand why anyone would want your autograph. I guess in your day it made sense; with shorter lines and more time to spend with your author, an autograph MEANT something. It was a memory, of something significant. Not so today. Now it's a memory of standing for hours while you cramp your hand into oblivion. I'm sure you do your best to remember every face, every comment, every smiling face. But c'mon, man. Unless you're superhuman, my guess is that it's become more of a tria than much else. I know you love and respect your fans with all your heart; that you wish you had hundreds if you to meet their every need. It's easy to see that in you. You spent half your life as one of us; a fan.

Don't get me wrong. If I had a genie and a wish I'd want to have a beer with you; talk fantasy, a little about your works, a LOT about me (let's not kid ourselves that's all we all want to talk about).
But a signature that proves little other that I wasted 6 hours so you could get carpal tunnel...

I just don't get it.

I love you; you're a saint and an all time favorite of mine,
But I promise I won't contribute to the fanfare that has become your life. It's a blessing and a curse.

Blessing: look what you've done with the Cocteau and Wolf Sanctuary. Look what you've donee or your genre!

Curse: watch the clock ticking away and fans trying to browbeat a novel out of you; a novel whose core came suddenly to you and whose world wrote itself more than you did.

How much time do you get each year to let this world sweep you up onto its back and take you places you never knew you'd be (not to even mention the readers). Do you even still get that chance? I truly hope you do, and I respect the hell out of your "true art has no deadline" credo.
I hope that you still get enjoy it for the majority of the time!
I get the feeling that you do, and love you all the more for it. Worldwide fame and relmown has it's price.

Thank you, George. I look forward to whatever comes next, be it an interview, a blog post, a novella, an "editing credit," or (dare I say?) The Winds of Winter.
<3
Steve DePasque
stevedepasque@gmail.com
grrm
Dec. 18th, 2014 03:31 am (UTC)
Re: No autographs for me, please
Truth be told, I've never really gotten the autograph thing myself. I know why dealers do it: it increases the value of the book. But most readers are not interested in selling, so... I suppose it a souvenir of a meeting, however brief.

In any case, even though I am not a huge autograph collector myself, I recognize that many people are, and for decades I have done all I can to accomodate my fans and readers. These days, admittedly, it has gotten harder, but I still make what effort I can, and do at least one signing at every con I attend.
garracornish
Dec. 17th, 2014 10:03 am (UTC)
U.S. shipping only for some books
I see that WOIAF and Dangerous Women don't have an international button. Anyone here from the USA willing to act as a proxy and mail them to me if I could send them to your US address? I would pay for them and could then PayPal anyone 65$ for their help, of which shipping to Canada would cost only 15$ or less, leaving a 50$ fee for the help.
grrm
Dec. 17th, 2014 05:44 pm (UTC)
Re: U.S. shipping only for some books
All this is new, and the staff at the Cocteau is still working out the bugs. I am sure international shipping is available on all titles. Just contact the Cocteau and explain, and they will do their best to help you.
chantie_zuljin
Dec. 20th, 2014 02:51 am (UTC)
Thanks for doing this! Merry Christmas & Happy New year to you and yours!
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