It is the longest notes section I've ever done and will likely never do one again this long; Kenobi is unique in my list for having taken so many years to reach readers, and so it has an interesting story or two behind it. Find out about how "The Kenobi Kid" (never the real title!) was sent to the sidelines by Indiana Jones; how "Monkey Jabba" made his appearance; and answers to some frequently asked questions, including ones posted earlier this year to the site.
As I always do, I caution readers who have not read the book against reading it: I try not to give away too many secrets, but it's impossible to discuss the evolution of some scenes without mentioning the scenes. Go read the book — it'll be here when you get back!
You can get Kenobi for yourself — or for those folks on your gift-giving list — in several ways. You can find the Kenobi hardcover here... Amazon • Barnes and Noble • Indiebound • Random House • Things from Another World • Kindle
...and the audiobook here: Amazon • Barnes and Noble • Audible
Amazon and the Random House site that the Kenobi mass-market paperback has been tentatively slated for July 1, 2014, and can be preordered now. I, of course, think you should want the spiffy hardcover as well, since it's available now — oh, heck, buy both!
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• Star Wars: Kenobi (hardcover) — $27
• Star Wars: Kenobi (audiobook) — $45
• Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Omnibus Vol. 1 — $25
• Overdraft: The Orion Offensive (softcover) — $15 • Star Wars: Lost Tribe of the Sith — $12
• Star Wars: Lost Tribe of the Sith - Spiral (comics TPB) — $20
• Star Wars: Knight Errant (novel) — $8
Any book selected above will be shipped separately in a U.S. Priority Mail Flat Rate Padded Envelope, with the exception of Knight Errant and the Kenobi audiobook which go in a Flat Rate Small Box (for almost exactly the same price as the padded envelopes). The post office has thankfully boiled things down to three simple rates for the Flat Rate envelopes:
U.S. addresses: Add $6 for each item
Canada addresses: Add $20 for each item
International (non-Canada) addresses: Add $24 for each item, plus $1 handling/transaction fee per order
So, for example, the Kenobi hardcover is $33 postpaid to the U.S., $47 postpaid to Canada, and $52 postpaid to other addresses.
Simply log into Paypal, click "Make a Payment," and enter the following address to send money to, along with a note about what you're ordering and any personalization instructions to me at the address at left.
(Alternatively, write me at that address and I'll send you an invoice.) Once payment clears, I'll send the books out as soon as I can. If ordering three or more copies, e-mail me for pricing as you may get a price break going up to the next size Flat Rate box.
And I don't have any for signing as yet, but don't forget that on Wednesday, the Knights of the Old Republic Omnibus Vol. 2 arrives in comics shops. Check it out!
Finally, repeating Friday's news for Amazon Local users: my Overdraft: The Orion Offensive is one of 100 books that's available for 99 cents through January 9 with a coupon available through your Amazon Local app. The voucher must be clicked on by December 19 in order to apply it to your account; thereafter, the discount will be automatically applied to purchases until Jan. 9, as I understand it. The list of books in the program is here.
That's it. Happy reading!