You guys know how I hate personal promotion, but allow me to let slip for just a moment my shiny creative veneer and proudly display the rotten commercial heart that beats within.
I note that amazon.co.uk are now offering The Heroes for pre-order with a 50% discount. That’s right, I can hardly believe it either, possibly the finest British fantasy novel set over the course of a three day battle that will be released in the second half of January 2011, delivered unto your hot little doorstep and into your hot little hands on the day of publication (or other similar day) for the scandalously reduced price of £7.49! Someone call the police, you lot are ROBBING ME.
And, as I was pointing out in the comments section of the last post, this is no ordinary edition, oh no, this is the extra special first edition Gollancz hardcover UK unlimited special edition edition, featuring fully typeset text of Joe Abercrombie’s The Heroes, entirely written by the author except for the bits his mum helped him with, five exclusive maps of the battlefield, order of battle, wraparound grip-friendly textured, embossed, and foiled battlefield cover with axe and bonus blood, copy and author photo, over sixty chapter headings, fully centred page numbers, ready-cut smooth easy turning edges, dedication, acknowledgements, and much much more.
Alright, it’s the UK hardcover. And those of you who have already been dedicated enough to order, do not despair. I believe amazon have a policy whereby if the price drops after ordering, they refund the difference. Don’t quote me on that.
EDIT: I have been reliably informed that Waterstones.com are offering this same incredible deal along with free postage in the UK. You could buy a copy of the Heroes from amazon and another from Waterstones and have them both delivered to you, free, and still have 2p change left over from the recommended retail price! Oh, happy day.