Signed Books & Pre-Order Incentives

Where to Buy Signed Books & Pre-Order Incentives – Support Indie Bookstores & Authors

You may know that both Christy and I have always been on the hunt for buying signed books, we even run a bookstagram challenge called #SignedBookSundays to share our appreciation for signed books!

Lately we have been shouting about buying books in *these times* and supporting indie bookstores and especially supporting these new releases…so I decided I should merge powers of my obsession with signed books and put all this information in one place.

For the good of bookstores!

If the book also has a pre-order incentive we will also link out to that as well. We are including pre-order incentives that come with bookplates, because those are signed books too!

Remember not all stores can handle personalizations due to limited staff and social distancing, so if I didn’t state the book can be signed/personalized, then the author nor bookstore stated explicitly that it can be personalized, however it doesn’t hurt to put that desired personalization in the comment notes section, and maybe possibly, the store can meet that requirement.

What I do when I am ordering I put in the notes/comments section something like this if I would love my copy personalized and their instructions do not let me know if they are accepting that extra level of signing:

“I would please like a signed copy & if you are taking personalizations please sign to Kelly. Thank you!”

In these times please be patient and remember you are supporting local businesses, authors – and you may just get a SIGNED book, and no harm in that!

ALSO of note: Most of these signed books are happening as preorders only – the authors’ usually plan ahead to be the safest and prepared and only signing the orders they have received in time for their release. Some may sign some extra stock so if you are ordering on release day be sure to check with the store first — or don’t be sad when it comes unsigned — remember you are supporting a small indie business & the author!

*Not all books listed below are Young Adult, I know that the majority are, but we are including whatever we come across be it MG, YA, or Adult!*

We will update this post as often as we can, but if we are missing a signed book leave us a comment!



January

To see previous releases click here

January 5th

Lore by Alexandra Bracken

Anderson’s Bookshop has signed copies and tour swag!


January 12th

Concrete Rose by Angie Thomas

Pre-order a signed first edition of Concrete Rose from Lemuria Books! No word on personalization, but this is the her local indie, so it doesn’t hurt to put it in the comments section JIC!


January 15th

Last Night at the Telegraph Club by Malinda Lo

Preorder BY 1/15/2021 in order to receive a signed copy from Porter Square Books!

The Nightmare Thief by Nicole Lesperance

You can preorder a signed copy from Silver Unicorn Books and or any retailer (bookshop link) be sure to then enter the preorder incentive here.


January 19th

We Free the Stars by Hafsah Faizal

You can preorder a signed/personalized copy from Interabang Books! You can also order Book 1 – We Hunt the Flame, but they will be signed & shipped together after release day! Also preorder campaign is live here!



Get A Clue (Bookish Boyfriends #4) by Tiffany Schmidt

You can order a signed and or personalized copy from Doylestown Books!



Cast in Firelight by Dana Swift

You can order a signed/personalized copy from Books & Books!


Rise of the Red Hand by Olivia Chadha

Preorder from Boulder Bookstore for a signed copy, and exclusive art prints! Preorder from any retailer (bookshop link) and receive a signed bookplate & a bookmark. Details here!



Wench by Maxine Kaplan

Preorder a signed copy from Books of Wonder and preorder from any retailer (bookshop link) and submit proof for the incentive below!


January 26th

The Ex Talk by Rachel Lynn Solomon

Preorder a signed or personalized (put in order comments) copy from Third Place Books, and also be sure to submit for the preorder incentive sticker set here you can order from any indie to submit for the stickers! (This book is adult contemporary)


We Could be Heroes by Mike Chen

You can reserve a signed or personalized copy (put details in your comment section) when you register for the launch event from Books Inc!


Shadow City by Francesca Flores

You can preorder from Mysterious Galaxy books and get a signed/personalized bookplate! They are taking orders for bookplates for up to a week after the release date.


Wings of Ebony by J. Elle

You can preorder a signed/personalized copy from Blue Willow Bookshop! Please put personalization request in the order comments! All preorders gift a copy of the book to Project Lit -see details here nothing to submit but preorders will be reported to S&S for donations!


February


February 1st

Yesterday is History by Kosoko Jackson

Submit your preorder receipt (bookshop link) before 2/1/2021 and receive a signed bookplate & exclusive playlist.


February 2nd

The Project by Courtney Summers

Preorder from any retailer (bookshop link) and receive a signed bookplate and a sticker! Submit here. Or order from Porter Square Books or Books and Books and if you are the first 50 you can get a swag pack and a personalized bookplate!

https://twitter.com/courtney_s/status/1347588199976206338?s=20


Red, White and Whole by Rajani LaRocca

Preorder a signed copy at Porter Square Books and also register for the virtual launch!


This is Not the Jess Show by Anna Carey

Preorder from any retailer (Bookshop link) and submit your proof (up until 2/9/21), and receive a signed bookplate, sticker, and pop-up room kit.


Payback (Vale Hall #3) by Kristen Simmons

Preorder a signed/personalized copy from Joseph Beth Books – be sure to put you want a signed and or personalized copy in the comments section!


A Taste for Love by Jennifer Yen

Preorder a signed/personalized copy from Blue Willow Books! Be sure to put your personalization request in the comments section.


Star Wars The High Republic: Into the Dark by Claudia Gray

Preorder from Octavia Books and put in the order comments you want a signed copy (not sure if personalization is available). Other titles are also available to be signed from Octavia.


All the Tides of Fate by Adalyn Grace

Preorder from any retailer (Bookshop link) and receive a character card set, preorder the paperback of book one as well and receive a poster and an enamel pin too! All campaign details can be found here! Currently, there are two options for signed books, for signed/personalization you can order at Mysterious Galaxy, and there is a signed exclusive edition from Owlcrate.


February 9th

The Electric Kingdom by David Arnold

Preorder a signed/personalized copy of The Electric Kingdom from Joseph Beth Lexington plus receive an exclusive art card!


Stormbreak by Natalie C. Parker

Preorder from any retailer (Bookshop link) and submit proof for a free hardcover dust jacket for book 1, Seafire! You can order a signed copy from The Raven Bookstore!


As Far As You’ll Take Me by Phil Stamper

Preoder from any retailer, As Far As You’ll Take Me by Phil Stamper by Feb 9th and you will receive a designed signed bookplate, two stickers, and a bonus chapter – submit proof here!


The Gilded Ones by Namina Forna

Preorder a signed or personalized copy from Book Soup – be sure to add personalized information in the comments section *the first 300 orders will include a character card set!


Hot British Boyfriend by Kristy Boyce

Preorder a signed/personalized copy from Cover to Cover (put info in comments section) or from any retailer (Bookshop link) and submit proof by 2/8/2021 at this link for a signed bookplate, enamel pin, bookmark, and a chance at the grand prize of a book from Cover to Cover!

A Pho Love Story by Loan Le

You can preorder from Astoria Books by 2/9 and get a signed bookplate as well as enter a giveaway here!!


The Iron Raven by Julie Kagawa

Preorder from any retailer (Bookshop link) and submit proof for a character print set!


February 16th

A Shot at Normal by Marisa Reichardt

You can preorder a signed copy from Pages Bookstore! Be sure to put your request in the comments section.

Blood Born by Scott Reintgen OR Escaping Ordinary by Scott Reintgen

You can preorder from any retailer (Bookshop Blood Born – Bookshop Escaping Ordinary) for the preorder incentive details here – and you can purchase a signed/personalized copy from Quail Ridge Books! Be sure to put your signed/personalization requests in the order comments section.


Of Silver and Shadow by Jennifer Gruenke

Preorder a signed copy from Main Street Books Davidson and join the event for a meet & greet! Submit your proof from any retailer (Bookshop link) for a signed bookplate, bookmark, and a chance to win a set of candles.


Reaper of Souls by Rena Barron

Preorder from any retailer (Bookshop link) and you can submit for a signed bookplate, character card set, and a digital chapter with author’s notes! Submit proof here!


Girl Haven by Lilah Sturges & Meaghan Carter (Illustrator)

Preorder from BookPeople, and you can get a signed/personalized copy of this young adult graphic novel & stay for the virtual event! Be sure to put personalization requests in the order comments.


February 23rd

A Dark and Hollow Star by Ashley Shuttleworth

Preorder A Dark and Hollow Star before end of day on 2/22/2021 (release day is the 23rd or submit receipt dated pre release day) in order to receive a signed bookplate, 4 character cards, and a bookmark. See details here.


Like Home by Louisa Onomé

Preorder from any retailer (Bookshop link) and fill out this form for a signed bookplate, a bookmark, postcard, and a digital short story.


The Valley and the Flood by Rebecca Mahoney

You can preorder signed copies from Porter Square Books and while you are there register for the launch event!

Winterborne Home for Mayhem and Mystery by Ally Carter

You can preorder signed & personalized copies of any of Ally’s backtitles by FEB 22nd from Watermark Books!


March


March 2nd

The Firekeeper’s Daughter by Angeline Boulley

Preorder a signed copy from Birchbark Books!


Infinity Reaper (Infinity Cycle #2) by Adam Silvera

Preorder a signed or personalized copy of Infinity Reaper from Book Soup! Backlist books are also available. Be sure to include personalization in the comments section!


Down Comes the Night by Allison Saft

Preorder from Kepler’s Books and receive a signed/personalized book and preorder incentive of a poster, and a et of 5 character cards! You can also preorder from any retailer (Bookshop link) and submit proof for the character card set here!


Covet (Crave #3) by Tracy Wolff

You can preorder signed & personalized copies from BookPeople – and while you are at it stay for the virtual event! Put personalization requests in the order comments section. Preorder from any retailer (Bookshop link) and submit for the preorder swag!


March 9th

It’s Kind of a Cheesy Love Story by Lauren Morrill

Preorder a signed copy from The Bookshelf! Or preorder from your retailer of choice (Bookshop link) and get a signed bookplate and stickers details here!



Fragile Remedy by Maria Ingrande Mora

Preorder from any retailer (Bookshop link) and receive a signed bookplate, sticker, and character bookmarks – as well as a chance to win $50 in books – Details here! Preorder a signed/personalized copy from Tombolo Books and enter preorder incentive here.


Magic Mutant Nightmare Girl by Erin Grammar

Preorder from any retailer (Bookshop link) and submit for preorder incentives of a signed & personalized bookplate, bookmark, postcard, and digital prequel story! Details here!


March 13th

Sweet & Bitter Magic by Adrienne Tooley

Preorder Sweet & Bitter Magic from any bookstore (Bookshop link) and you can get a signed bookplate, stickers, and bookmark – details below! Submit here.

March 23rd

Lost in the Never Woods by Aiden Thomas

Preorder from any retailer (Bookshop link) and receive a set reversible set of character cards (open INTL), and a glow in the dark enamel pin (US only)! (Signed copies have not been announced but Powell’s is listed as a local indie). See more details here.


March 30th

She’s too Pretty to Burn by Wendy Heard

Preorder from any retailer (bookshop link) and submit your receipt to get a signed bookplate and character cards while supplies last! Details here!


April

April 6th

Somewhere Between Bitter and Sweet by Laekan Zea Kemp

You can preorder a signed/personalized copy from BookPeople! There is also a preorder campaign from any retailer (Bookshop link) and you can submit for swag here!


April 20th

In Deeper Waters by F.T. Lukens

Order a signed/personalized copy of In Deeper Waters (or any backlist titles too) from Malaprops!

May

May 9th

Can’t Take That Away by Steven Salvatore

You can CALL and preorder a signed copy from B&N Syracuse at 315-449-2948, and be sure to mention you want to preorder a signed copy and most likely shipping as well! Then you can submit for the preorder incentive too with your email receipt or order from any retailer (Bookshop link).

May 18th

Last Chance Books by Kelsey Rodkey

You can preorder a signed/personalized copy from Midtown Scholar – be sure to put your personalization in the comments.


June

June 15th

The Cruelest Mercy by Natalie Mae

You can preorder a signed/personalized copy from the Book Bar Denver– be sure to add your order wishes in the comments.

June 22nd

Witchshadow by Susan Dennard

You can preorder a signed copy of this beauty from Schuler Books! Be sure to save those receipts for the preorder campaign.


July

July 6th

Any Way the Wind Blows by Rainbow Rowell

You can preorder signed & personalized copies from Bookworm Omaha!

August

August 3rd

Dangerous Play by Emma Kress

You can preorder a signed copy from Northshire Bookstore (with free shipping!) and save those receipts for a campaign coming in the spring of 2021.







We will try and keep updating this page with more offers! Feel free to leave a comment if you know of more signed books! I tried to do the leg work for y’all but that doesn’t mean we are responsible for these books, signed copies, or any liability. Please contact the shops if you have more questions.