Have you for many years dreamed of owning a signed copy of one or more of my books but just couldn’t be arsed to drive the seven hundred miles to my nearest signing?
Then rejoice, for Christmas is coming and I need to free up some room in my basement. Therefore be it known that various editions of the works of Joe Abercrombie, specially selected from what is probably the most extensive collection of the works of Joe Abercrombie in the world, namely mine, are currently available on e-bay at knock down prices, and can be signed, lined, and dedicated in the manner of your choosing and probably sent out to your hot little hands wherever you may be. Furthermore you may feel the warm seeping of satisfaction that comes, not from wetting yourself, but from giving, for any proceeds left over after postage has all been paid for will be going to charity, and not even the Joe Abercrombie Wants a New Pair of Trainers Foundation (though that is a worthy cause), but UK Homelessness charity Shelter.
In other news my UK publisher Gollancz are auctioning off all kinds of stuff for the benefit of the Samaritans. Lunches with authors, namings of characters, even professional Editorial support for your book! I can scarcely imagine what it must be like to have such a thing…
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Thank you for the chance of being able to both give and receive at the same time. Looking forward to receiving my spoils. Hope you raise loads.
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Joe, any chance you could include the severed head of Scott Lynch for a small surcharge, for the sake of charity? It would be awfully nice to have a matching set of severed heads.
Now THAT is totally awesome. ! Happy Holidays
Does this have to be done through Ebay? (I have a serious dislike for the site) I do also however have a brother who is a massive fan and I would be very interested in a set of all 5 books signed by your good self, especially if I am also donating to charity while buying him the ultimate gift. Please email me if you find time.
Lynch’s head will be severed by me for his ignorance.
Stay on target, Red Leader…only 2 hours to go on the Auction.
Might just have to partake in the buying, even though you’ve already signed every. single. one. of your books for me. People can have Glokta for Christmas and love him.
I once was a great book-signer like you – then I took an arrow in the knee.
YEEEEEESSSSSS!!!!!!!!!! I won the Author’s proof…..now all I need to do is think how I want it signed and decent BS tale for the Mrs….”You see Nat, since George R R Martin got so famous, Joe and I have been having out more and this is just a thank you for being his bestest friend in the whole wide world…” or
“…as I was wandering through Skyrim, I saw this guy being inappropriately touched buy a pair of perverted cave bears. Turns out it was Joe Abercrombie. This is my reward for rescuing him. Told you the 3000 hours I have spent on the game was worth it!!” …two birds, one stone.
You’re forgetting about the good cause, man. How could your wife oppose supporting the homeless at this time of year? Are you married to Ebenezer Scrooge or something?
Nah, she is very cool with it. She has us working at out local shelter in hot and humid Cairns, Australia serving xmas lunch.
I just know I put her through hell with my mad hobbies and collecting. Between my gaming, books, gym and sport obsessions I may be responsible for taking a number of years of her life.
Oh my god, I can’t believe I missed this!
Joe, any chance that you’re going to put more signed books up for sale again? Please!!!
Probably will same time next year. This effort pretty much cleaned out the basement, but more will probably accumulate over the coming months…