limited edition chapbook available SOLD OUT!

wanted to have something new and cool to show off when I went to the Grand Slam Sci-Fi Summit back in March, so I worked like crazy and made a very limited edition chapbook called More Than This, which is a few stories from the Do You Want Kids With That? manuscript (which is a book similar to Dancing Barefoot, but all about stepparenting.)

I wanted it to be something really cool and worth having, so in addition to three stories that I really like, I asked Ben Claassen to do an illustration like the ones he did for Dancing Barefoot, and I asked my stepson Ryan if he’d write a foreword. Luckily for us all, they both agreed, and the result is really cool, if I say so myself.

I only made 200 of these books, and sold 51 58 of them at the convention. Since I gave Ryan and Nolan numbers one and two respectively, that means there are 147 140 left in the whole entire universe, including the far off Dangot (that’s pronounced "dang-oh," not "dan-got," which you may have heard) Nebula.

I was only going to make 100 for the convention, but it didn’t cost that much to increase the run to 200, and I figured that I’d be able to offer whatever was left on this here website.

See where I’m going with this? I knew ya did!

If you’d like to pick up one of these limited-edition chapbooks, you can use the "Buy Now" button below. I’ll sign the chapbook to whomever you want, and number it by hand with my very favorite squishy-handled pen. I’ll keep this offer up as long as I have books, and of course I’ll refund any orders that come in after they’re all gone (assuming they sell out.)

One last thing: in the writing and editing process of Do You Want Kids With That?, my editor and I have come to the conclusion that it probably doesn’t work as a full-length book (long story) but will almost certainly work very well as a 60-minute audiobook. So it’s quite likely that this will be the only way you can get your hands on this material in any sort of book form.

If you’re interested, here are the details:

More Than This – A Personalized, Autographed Chapbook by Wil Wheaton, featuring a foreword from my stepson Ryan.
Length: 20 pages.
Price: $25.00 (includes shipping)

Please allow 3-5 weeks for processing and shipping. At this time, I can only accept domestic US orders (international
shipping is a real bitch for a small time operation like mine, and I
have to increase the costs quite a bit to justify the extra time and
work. Sorry.) If you have questions, put them in comments, so I can sort of FAQ it up. Thanks.

UPDATE: As of 8:30 PM PDT, there are just 75 left. 74 left (I thought I should probably set one aside for my mom.)

UPDATE AGAIN: As of 9:38 PM PDT there are just 32 left. Wow.

UPDATED AGAIN AGAIN: At 11:05 PM PDT, there are only 11 books left.

UPDATED ONE LAST TIME: It’s 11:44 PM PDT, and all the books have
been ordered, so I’m going to bed now. I’ll start processing orders
tomorrow after breakfast. Thanks to everyone who placed orders!

73 thoughts on “limited edition chapbook available SOLD OUT!”

  1. Gah! Noooo! I KNEW I should’ve borrowed some money from my bf or something, dammit. I was hoping they’d last a few days, so I could order one after I got paid Friday. I should have known better. Pleeeeeeeeeease, Wil, print more!

  2. Well, I certainly feel like I missed out on that one. That’s what I get for having to write a paper last night and not being able to catch up on all my blogs. =P

  3. noooooooooooooooooooooooooo.
    can we make requests for more of these? maybe like the eventful buttons? maybe bring em to boston with you? pretty please with a cherry on top??darned eastern standard time.

  4. I can’t WAIT to read the stories. I may be a pirate of the internet but I will still pay cold hard cash (or electronic cash) for a great read! Looking forward to seeing ya in Beantown!

  5. Ahhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I miss the website by ONE DAY and it’s already sold out??????????
    Not happy, Wil!
    P.S. OK……I AM happy that you sold all your books, however!

  6. Wil,
    It’s disappointing you chose not to offer your international readers this opportunity. Even though we’re not in the US, it doesn’t make us, as avid readers of your blog, any less worthy.
    Please consider all readers next time!

  7. Claire, I’m truly sorry that I can’t accomodate international readers right now. It has nothing to do with the worthiness, or presumed lack thereof, of international readers like yourself. It’s simply too costly and time consuming for the set-up I have (it’s basically me, and occasionally my wife and kids if I can get them to help out.)

  8. Hey Wil,
    How should those of us who jumped the gun a bit and did NOT put personalization info in our order, handle it?
    I’d like to have a certain quote put in mine and I didn’t even think to add it to the little box thing when I ordered.
    Maybe we could email you with a specific subj heading or you could put a specific email address together for it?
    Any help handling this faux pas on our parts would be appreciated! Thanks!

  9. I’ve already done about 100 or so of the chapbooks, K2, and unless it was specifically requested, I just numbered the book and signed my name.
    I’d hate to assume that someone wanted it dedicated to them when they may be purchasing it as a gift, or to hold on to and sell on eBay when I eventually die a horrible Guitar-hero-rockstar-lifestyle death.
    If you’d like to e-mail me your requested dedication, and I haven’t already signed and packaged your chapbook, I’ll do everything I can to get take care of you, but I can’t make any promises.

  10. Thanks Wil!
    I sent an email with my request. Hopefully its not too late. If so, no big deal. :)
    And damn! You caught me on the eBay thing! You realize that is SO going to drop the value of the book don’t you? šŸ˜‰

  11. Call me crazy, but given what the demand is, (in just ONE day) are you going to print, say, 200 more?
    And as to what your publisher says….maybe given time you’ll find a few more things to put in there, if length is the issue? Obviously, you DO have a demand for your work, and a book about step-parenting (one would think) might have even broader appeal then a book about geekdom or what people think will just be a startrek memoir. At a certain point, I think you have to take a chance and trust yourself. Trust in the mojo that is out there, working for you, and know that you must put something out there to meet it half way. If you print it….they will buy.

  12. Ahhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I miss the website by ONE DAY and it’s already sold out??????????
    Not happy, Wil!
    P.S. OK……I AM happy that you sold all your books, however!

  13. Ahhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I miss the website by ONE DAY and it’s already sold out??????????
    Not happy, Wil!
    P.S. OK……I AM happy that you sold all your books, however!

  14. Ahhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I miss the website by ONE DAY and it’s already sold out??????????
    Not happy, Wil!
    P.S. OK……I AM happy that you sold all your books, however!

  15. I understand Wil’s desire to limit the volume of books written and made available for sale.
    Sometimes, it takes the expression of free (non-profit) thoughts to inspire one’s true inner-creativity to emerge.
    Although profit and income are wonderful, usually a writer’s most inspirational and memorable material never generates a dime.
    If you set a price for your creation, it is no longer considered “priceless”. As flawed as that statement may be, it is one shared by many proud artists.

  16. WIL! Dude! It’s finals week! I can’t read ya every day like I would any other time! Please please PLEASE do another run! There’s obviously a bunch of us want it! You don’t even hafta sign them all! Did I mention PLEASE!?!

  17. Damn my being born Canadian! LOL
    But just as a treat, now that it’s sold out, could you maybe think of perhaps posting Ryan’s foreword to the blog? I don’t think that this will in any way subtract from the collector’s value of the chapbook, and there are some people who lurk around here who would really be interested in reading R.’s words. Like a lot of people. . .

  18. Hey, Wil.
    Just wanted to add my request for another print run, as several of your readers have done already. I’ve been away from my computer for days due to ilness and totally missed the offer. Please consider it!

  19. AW MAN!!! NOT FAIR!!!
    Just like michael I was away from my computer due to a hospital stay.. :(
    Please do another of this for the rest of your WWDN
    OR If I buy all 3 of your books.. pay to ship it to a po box of yours and pay for you to ship it back to me.. would you autograph them??
    Just a thought.
    I have to go in for back surgery soon, and I found out I have diabetes :(

  20. Printing it yourself = easy.

    Wil Wheaton, writer, actor, blogger, amongst others, has released a very limited edition of a chapbook, More Than This. Hes printed 200 copies and is now selling the majority of them via his website through Paypal. And man, the chapbooks…

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