Apr 222019
 

The Cardinal Black book launch took place on Saturday, April 20, 2019, at the Alabama Booksmith in Birmingham, AL. Mr. McCammon spoke about the Matthew Corbett series and his career, and he read the first chapter from Cardinal Black. People who pre-ordered Cardinal Black were entered into a random drawing for a copy of the Subterranean Press limited edition of Swan Song. After the presentation, Mr. McCammon signed books and posed for photos. There were approximately 100 people in attendance for the signing.

Thank you to Jake Reiss, the Alabama Booksmith owner, for hosting the Cardinal Black book launch! The weather was perfect, and everyone seemed to have a great time.

Photos by Hunter Goatley. I had intended to get more photos of people getting their books signed, but I ended up talking to people instead.

Update: you can also read Blu Gilliand’s report on the Cemetery Dance website, including video of the reading from Cardinal Black.

 

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Apr 202019
 

For the release of Cardinal Black, author Robert McCammon wanted to do a fun author photo. He had previously found the special makeup work of photographer Amanda Chapman, and he set about trying to track her down to hire her to dress him in period attire and photograph him for the back cover of Cardinal Black. While she was applying the makeup, he talked with her about her career and how she works, and the session was recorded by Al Hammond. The video interview can be found on YouTube. It’s also embedded below the photo.

For more of Amanda’s work, you can visit her website. Some of the special effects makeup photos she did that Robert found can be seen here.

Robert McCammon by Amanda Chapman

Robert McCammon, photographed by Amanda Chapman, November 2018

 

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Apr 172019
 

Cemetery Dance sent out the following in an email:

The trade hardcover edition of Cardinal Black by Robert McCammon is in our warehouse and we’ve been packing our preorders since last week, so they’ll begin shipping out the door next week! Our slipcase maker is hard at work on the slipcase for the signed Limited Edition hardcover, which will be ready to ship in June.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to higher than expected demand from book distributors, our supplies of the 1st Printing of the 1st Edition are dwindling fast, so please do not wait to place your order!

You can order a first printing, first edition from Cemetery Dance. Signed copies can be ordered from the Alabama Booksmith!

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Apr 122019
 

The Cardinal Black book launch at Alabama Booksmith is fast approaching! It all starts Saturday, April 20, 2019, at Alabama Booksmith in Birmingham, AL (technically, Homewood, AL).

At 2:00pm CST, Robert McCammon will be in the upstairs auditorium of The Alabama Booksmith to present a talk on the Matthew Corbett series, his writing in general, and Cardinal Black. He’ll leave time for a Q&A. At 2:50pm CST, the event will be on Facebook Live leading up to the drawing at 3:00pm CST for the magnificent, signed limited numbered slipcase edition of Swan Song. The lead-in will include questions sent in by fans from around the world who cannot come to Alabama. Immediately after the drawing, Rick will go downstairs to sign books.

Attendees are welcome to bring old copies of any Robert McCammon titles, and he is willing to sign them. NO COPIES OF CARDINAL BLACK WILL BE SIGNED UNLESS PURCHASED AT THE ALABAMA BOOKSMITH! The Alabama Booksmith is launching this book, and Robert McCammon has pre-signed every copy. All are signed first editions at regular price and include the exclusive picture of Robert McCammon (signed and numbered) in period attire that appears on the jacket of Cardinal Black. Although the books are already signed, any attendee who prefers may have their name inscribed.

Since The Alabama Booksmith is Robert McCammon’s home town bookstore, they have hardback signed copies of every Robert McCammon title in print, and a few out-of-print. They all may be seen here on the Alabama Booksmith website.

I’ll be attending the book launch, too!

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Cardinal Black is in the CD house!

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Apr 062019
 

Cemetery Dance’s Brian Freeman posted this in the Robert McCammon Group on Facebook a few days ago:

The trade hardcover of CARDINAL BLACK has arrived in the Cemetery Dance Publications warehouse! We cannot ship customer orders for the book until the last week of the month, but we are starting to pack orders now so they all go out the same day. (There are lots of orders!)

If you ordered direct from CD, please know the shipping notice email you might receive in the next few days isn’t “real” although any tracking number will “become active” once the package is scanned later this month.

Sorry for any confusion, we just wanted to get ahead on packing so all of these trade hardcovers could ship on the same day!

More updates on all editions to come soon via email, I am pecking this out on my phone! 🙂

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SST giveaway of Cardinal Black on Twitter

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Apr 062019
 

SST Publications is giving away a copy of their signed, limited edition of Cardinal Black over on Twitter. You must Like and Retweet their post to enter. Click here or on the image below to see their original tweet.

Copies can be purchased from SST Publications. They also still have copies of their lettered edition, featuring a beautiful wraparound dustjacket by Ben Baldwin! Their edition of The Listener, also still available from them, is a gorgeous book that drew rave reviews from readers who purchased it. I expect the same will be true of their editions of Cardinal Black.

https://sstpublications.co.uk/Cardinal-Black.html

 

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Vincent Chong remarques for Blue World

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Mar 222019
 

Inspired by fellow collector Yegor Malinovskii, Paul Evans recently commissioned artist Vincent Chong to remarque every story in his limited edition of the Subterranean Press Blue World. As usual, Vincent’s work is pretty amazing!

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Cover re-creation
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“Blue World”
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“Yellachile’s Cage”
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“Strange Candy”
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“Chico”
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“Children of the Bedtime Machine”
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“Doom City”
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“Night Calls the Green Falcon”
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“The Red House”
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“He’ll Come Knocking at Your Door”
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“Makeup”
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“Nightcrawlers”
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“Pin”
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“I Scream Man”
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“Something Passed By”
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“White”
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“Yellowjacket Summer”
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