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19 October 2009 @ 06:44 pm
Chapters Bookstore & CE Murphy go international  

It is now possible to order signed & personalized copies of my books through Chapters Bookstore in Dublin, Ireland.

The catch to this is it’ll mean paying international shipping rates, which are stiff. On the other hand, I get to Dublin a lot more often than I get anywhere else, so it’s the best way to guarantee getting a signed copy of one (or many) of my books.

We’ll run this essentially the same way Neil Gaiman runs his Dreamhaven signings, which is to say I’ll drop by Chapters when I’m in Dublin and sign anything waiting for me, and the books will subsequently be shipped out. There will not be a pattern to this, although I will make a specific and deliberate effort to stop by Chapters at the beginning of December so that if anyone wants to send somebody a signed CE Murphy book for Christmas, it’ll get there in time.

Chapters doesn’t actually have an online ordering system, so to order my books you’ll need to contact shop@chapters.ie. To quote the lads at Chapters, One point to mention is that if people want personalised inscriptions they would have to pay in full in advance to protect us in the event of changes of mind etc. but I wouldn’t see that as being a major issue.

They *usually* have copies of all my books in. That said, however, it often takes about 10 days to get books from America to Ireland, so if you’re thinking of Christmas gifts, I would highly suggest getting orders in by mid-November in case they’re out of anything.

…and while I’m on the shameless self-promotion wagon, wouldn’t an Ireland 2010 calendar be a nice Christmas present for people? :)

(x-posted from the essential kit)
Current Mood: pleasedpleased
SaffronRosesaffronrose on October 19th, 2009 06:31 pm (UTC)
Is it possible that you could send your readers (for a fee, of course--pay isn't always what it's cracked up to be for writers) signed bookplates to put in their books?

I have been trying to think how I came across Urban Shaman shortly after it was published. I know it wasn't at BayCon of that year (end of May) as I already had my copy by then--and had Thunderbird Falls already. I'm not on any sf lists, don't often get to browse stores, dunno. Don't know who might have recommended it, either.

Just GLAD I do have a first print run copy.
kitmizkit on October 19th, 2009 06:57 pm (UTC)
...the vicious truth is that my best intentions to do such a thing would go right to hell and I'd never get book plates out to anybody. :(
SaffronRose: Marina with rosessaffronrose on October 19th, 2009 07:09 pm (UTC)
Shucky-darn. Just wait--you get to a convention I also attend, and I will have a copy of everything I know you have in print, and then will your hand cramp! I've done this, with profuse thanks, to the late Roger Zelanzy and to Mary Jo Putney. Mary Jo got two grocery sacks full to sign, but I brought her goodies, too.
kitmizkit on October 19th, 2009 07:47 pm (UTC)
*laughs* I hope it doesn't take so long you have two grocery sacks full of my books...!