It can be pre-ordered now from the link below.
Cardinal Black is available in trade hardcover, ebook, and audiobook editions.
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MP3 CD (coming July 2, 2019): Amazon US
The book launch for Robert McCammon’s newest novel, Cardinal Black, was held on Saturday, April 20, 2019, at the Alabama Booksmith in Birmingham, AL. Before signing books, Mr. McCammon spoke for a few minutes about his career, then read the first chapter of Cardinal Black.
Cardinal Black is published by Cemetery Dance Publications.
Video courtesy of the Alabama Booksmith! Signed copies of Cardinal Black can be ordered from their website.
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.
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!
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!
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! 🙂
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.
Reviews of Cardinal Black are starting to appear. The Publishers Weekly review can be read online (mild plot spoilers).
As usual, McCammon dazzles the reader with gritty historical detail, vivid local color, and a cast of memorable grotesques….
And from Booklist:
Despite the violence and seriousness of the mission, McCammon is able to interject moments of kindness and even humor throughout.