A short while ago, we were cleaning out the Ingram warehouses of every Age of Legend book we could get our hands on (because we sold out the first printing, and the second printing wasn’t yet off the presses). In doing so, we were shipped two pallets of books, much more than we were expecting. What we received were “hurt sales” of not only my books but a number of anthologies created by Grim Oak Press. Since these are currently taking up space in my garage, it’s time for a HUGE SALE to clear them out.
What’s a “hurt book”? Well, when bookstores order copies that aren’t eventually sold, the books are returned to the warehouse. All of these books are new (meaning they’ve never been read by anyone and won’t have any marks or highlighting), but because they have gone back and forth to bookstores (and sat on shelves for some period of time), they have been handled a lot so there may be some minor dents in the cardboard covers or scuffs on the dust jackets. That said, some of the copies I have looked at are 100% pristine, and you don’t even know they’ve been around the block a few times.
Another type of returned book is a remainder. Like hurt books, they also may have a little wear, and they’ve never been read by others. There is a small dot placed on the edge of the pages to indicate they aren’t available for returns from bookstores. When Del Rey remaindered a few hundred Age of Myth books we picked them up cheaply. Some of them are first editions, but it’s the luck of the draw whether you’ll get one of those or not.
Because these books are “gently used” we are selling them at a huge discount. All hurt books are priced at 50% off and include FREE US shipping! We don’t have any “hurts” for Age of War or Age of Empyre, but I added them to the sale at 20% off so people can buy a complete set while getting their other bargain-priced books in the series.
We’ve already sold a lot of copies, and I now have only two copies each of Unfettered and Unfettered II, but there are still many copies available for Unbound and Unfettered III. These anthologies are massive tomes (500 to 650 pages each), and each is just $15 – $17.50!
These anthologies contain some of the biggest names in fantasy:
- Unbound has 23 short stories by Michael J. Sullivan • Terry Brooks • Joe Abercrombie • Mark Lawrence • Jim Butcher • Brian McClellan • Rachel Caine • Seanan McGuire • Anthony Ryan • Brian Staveley • Mary Robinette Kowal • Peter Orullian • Sam Sykes • David Anthony Durham • and many more.
- Unfettered III has 38 stories by Robert Jordon & Brandon Sanderson • Terry Brooks • Robin Hobb • Lev Grossman • Tad Williams • Mark Lawrence • Naomi Novik • Seanan McGuire • John Gwynne • Peter Orullian • Carrie Vaughn • Robert V. S. Redick • David Anthony Durham • Carrie Vaughn • Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson • Ken Scholes • Delilah S. Dawson • and many more.
You won’t find better fantasy talent than that at these prices. Quantities are limited, so if you are interested, pick up your copies right away.