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Holiday Gift Guide, Worldbuilders, and Final Round of Goodreads!

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Nov 202015


The Aeronaut’s Windlass has made it into the final round of the Goodreads Choice Awards!  Jim has the honor of competing with luminaries of the genre like N.K. Jemisin, Brandon Sanderson, and Neil Gaiman.  There are dozens of amazing nominees in twenty categories, so be sure to check it out!  You have until November 23rd to make your voice heard.


This holiday season, there’s all kinds of Butchery goodness for that special reader in your life!

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BOOKS: If you’re not up to speed on all of Jim’s writings (or if you need extra copies for your conversion efforts), you can score all the Dresden novels, short stories, and graphic novels in our store!  You can also brush up on the Codex Alera, the new Cinder Spires series, and even Jim’s Spider-Man novel!

RPG: There’s no better way to ring in the new year than with a kickass new gaming campaign.  Check out Evil Hat’s Dresden Files RPG and the thrilling new expansion The Paranet Papers!  And there’s no better stocking stuffer for your favorite tabletop geek than Dresden-themed Fate Dice.

JEWELRY:  Just in time for the holidays, Badali Jewelry has unveiled some fabulous new Dresden Files pieces, including the long-requested Ruby Pentacle and Harry’s force ring!  They have fabulous collections from all your favorite series, so they’re bound to have something covet-worthy for the fantasy geek on your list!  Also, if you use the code WBLD15, Badali will give you $10 off shipping AND donate 10% of the purchase price to Worldbuilders!

ARTWORK: Deck the halls with Jim-themed artwork!  It’s not too late to snag a limited-edition print of Tyler Walpole’s stunning Harry Dresden poster, signed by himself and Jim Butcher.  Also, fans of the Cinder Spires series can snag my (Priscilla Spencer’s) copper foil posters of the interior art from The Aeronaut’s Windlass: Habble Morning, Habble Landing, and the Predator schematic!  I also have Alera map posters for sale.  Note: There are TEN DAYS LEFT to participate in my “virtual signing” that allows fans to preorder personalized posters, signed by myself and Jim.  Orders must be placed by December 1st to arrive in time for the holidays!

GARB: Support Worldbuilders with their “Polka Will Never Die” shirt, let dinosaurs roam the earth once more with Gilly Hathaway’s “Dead Beat” mashup, or get your exclamation points on with SPLATTERCON!!!  All are linked from the Fan Shwag section of our store.

All of the items linked above are sold with Jim’s permission, so you can rest assured that you’re scoring fabulous goodies while respecting the author’s rights.  Booyeah!


Pat Rothfuss and the Worldbuilders team have unveiled a massive suite of auctions and lottery prizes that are bound to be of interest to Jim’s fans!  His “The Kindness of Authors” post includes goodies from urban fantasy greats like Kevin Hearne, Richard Kadrey, and Welcome to Night Vale; fantastic fantasy authors like Shawn Speakman, Peter V. Brett, Robin Hobb, Jacqueline Carey, Myke Cole, and Harry Connolly (Harry’s donation is three copies of the exclusive Kickstarter edition of The Great Way, which features my artwork on the cover!); and sci-fi rock stars like Anne Leckie!

Publishers Del Rey and Grim Oak Press have also contributed LOADS of fabulous books, including an ARC of Shawn Speakman’s anthology, which contains Jim’s new Harry Dresden short story “Jury Duty.”

Then there’s also the Cards Against Humanity Fantasy pack, which contains contributions from many of our favorite writers: Pat Rothfuss, Kevin Hearne, Myke Cole, Jacqueline Carey, Neil Gaiman, Sam Sykes, Wesley Chu, Martha Wells, Sherwood Smith, Elizabeth Bear, Laura Anne Gilman, and Delilah Dawson!

If you’re a writer yourself, you may want to check out their auctions for professional critiques of your manuscript, including copyediting by Jim’s friend Richard Shealy, whom many of you may know as Shecky.

Be sure to keep an eye on Pat’s blog for further announcements!


Goodreads Choice Awards

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Nov 062015

Congratulations, Jim!  The Aeronaut’s Windlass was short-listed for the 2016 Goodreads Choice Awards in the “Best Fantasy” category.  It joins a flurry of fantastic nominees, including N.K. Jemisin’s The Fifth Season, Brandon Sanderson’s Shadows of Self, and V.E. Schwab’s A Darker Shade of Magic.  Check out all the phenomenal works in all 20 categories!

This opening round ends in two days, so be sure you don’t miss your chance to be heard!  The semifinal round runs from November 10th through 15th and the final round goes from November 17th to the 23rd.


In other news, Evil Hat co-founder Fred Hicks is running playtests of the Dresden Files cooperative card game at Metatopia this weekend.  If you’re around, come check it out and give him your feedback!  His schedule is at the above link.

DFCO Announcement and Myths & Legends Con

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Oct 302015


Evil Hat Productions, award-winning publishers of the Dresden Files RPG, are now working on a Dresden Files cooperative card game!

According to their press release, “It’s designed by Eric B. Vogel, who you might recognize based on his excellent work on Don’t Turn Your Back and Zeppelin Attack. The game allows you to play Harry Dresden and his friends as they take on the cases from the novels in the ultimate what-if scenario—what if Harry was on the scene with allies who weren’t there in the original story? The core game includes Harry, Murphy, Susan, Michael, and the Alphas and plays through the first five novels. Expansions are a possibility! Designs are already well underway for more series characters and more novels.”

They’ll be launching a Kickstarter in 2016.  If you want to make sure you get playtest/Kickstarter/release information, sign up for Evil Hat’s newsletter.  Follow their tumblr for art sneak peeks!


Jim has been named Guest of Honor at the 2016 Myths & Legends Convention in Denver, Colorado!  Discuss this event on the forum.

August 12-14, 2016
Ramada Plaza Denver North
Denver, CO

Aeronaut’s Windlass a Bestseller! Plus Status Update.

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Oct 212015

Great news!  The Aeronaut’s Windlass debuted at #5 on the New York Times Fiction Bestseller List and #7 on USA Today!  Congrats to Jim. If you haven’t gotten your copy yet, snag one in Hardcover, Kindle, or Audio from our store!

Also, we’re thrilled to announce that Jim has agreed to a Virtual Signing for Priscilla Spencer’s Cinder Spires map posters!  A Virtual Signing is essentially a custom pre-order:  You place your order, indicating who you want the poster(s) personalized to (like “To Melissa”), then in early December, Jim and Priscilla will sign all the posters at once, and she’ll stick them in the mail.  Just in time for the December holidays!  All Virtual Signing orders must be placed by December 1st.  You can also purchase signed posters of the Codex Alera map, with no preorder necessary.

With the holidays coming up, here’s a list of what Jim’s been up to lately, and what we can expect looking forward.




  • (12/01/15) “Jury Duty” short story, Unbound anthology
  • (2/XX/16) Subterranean Press’ special edition of White Night
  • (est. 10/XX/16) “Cold Case” short story, Shadowed Souls anthology



  • (TBA) Dresden Files #16: Peace Talks
  • (TBA) Cinder Spires #2: The Olympian Affair
  • (TBA) Dresden Files #17: Mirror Mirror

Short Stories:

  • (TBA) “Day One” — Butters’ first day on his new job
  • (TBA) Brief Cases — Short story anthology


  • Jim is working on outlines for two original Dresden Files comics series. One will pit Harry against Puck, who will be depicted as a Joker-esque dark faerie: “Terrible. And fun.” In the other, Inari Raith and her friends from “Blood Rites” are threatened, and Lara hires Harry to fix the problem to preserve her grip on the White Court.


Jim has no more appearances in 2015.  He has a book to write!  As for 2016, only one event has been announced so far: Houston Comicpalooza (June 17-19). Of course, there will be many more to come!  Keep an eye on the forum’s Calendar Event Discussion section for further developments.

Pre-Release Roundup

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Sep 222015

Lots of news to catch up on!


This week, you can read chapter 4 of The Aeronaut’s Windlass, our last sample chapter before the book’s release next Tuesday, September 29th! Enjoy!

As a reminder, fans around the globe can pre-order a signed copy of The Aeronaut’s Windlass or any of Jim’s prior works through Dog Eared Books’ Virtual Signing! Also, publisher Ace/Roc is giving away eight copies of The Aeronaut’s Windlass to lucky fans. Enter here for a chance to win! U.S. residents only.


Tyler Walpole, cover artist for the Dresden Files RPG, has unveiled a stunning new illustration of Harry kicking supernatural evil ass! He’s selling limited edition, signed (by himself and Jim!), archival-quality prints through his website. Grab one before they’re gone!

Jim Butcher’s newest Subterranean Press limited edition, White Night, is now up for preorder. Like the volumes that preceded it, this deluxe edition includes illustrations by Vincent Chong.


Salt Lake City Comic Con

Thursday, September 24th:
2-3pm: Signing at WordFire Press (Booth 1701)
7-8pm: Shadow Mountain Signing (Booth 1401)

Friday, September 25th:
2-3:30 pm: Signing with Wordfire Press (Booth 1701)
3-3: 50 pm: Fantasy and Heavy Metal (Room 151G); Guests: Jim Butcher, Larry Correia, Peter Orullian—Moderator
5-5:50pm: Writing Fantasy: An inside look at the art of creating the fantastic (Room 250A); Guests: Terry Brooks, Jim Butcher, David Farland, Jessica Day George, James A. Owen, R.A. Salvatore, Shawn Speakman—Moderator

Saturday, September 26th:
12-12:50 pm: Jim Butcher Spotlight Panel (Room 250A)
2-3:30 pm: Signing at Badali Jewelry (Booth number: 1023 — Free ticket required, available at booth #1023)
4-4:50 pm: Urban Fantasy (Room 355); Guests: Terry Brooks, Jim Butcher, Larry Correia, Kevin Hearne, J.R. Johansson, Shawn Speakman—Moderator
6-7 pm: Signing at WordFire Press (Booth 1701)

Signing Tour

September 29, 7:00 PM CT
Rainy Day Books
Unity Temple
707 W. 47th St.
Kansas City, MO 64112
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September 30, 7:00 PM ET
Joseph-Beth Booksellers
161 Lexington Green Circle
Lexington, KY 40503
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October 1, 7:00 PM CT
Barnes & Noble
55 Old Orchard Center
Skokie, IL 60077
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October 2, 7:00 PM PT
140 Kentucky Street
Petaluma, CA 94952
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October 3, 7:00 PM PT
University Bookstore
University Temple United Methodist Church
1415 NE 43rd St.
Seattle, WA 98105
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October 4, 4:30 PM CT
Murder By the Book
2342 Bissonnet St.
Houston, TX 77005
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October 5, 6:00 PM PT
Mysterious Galaxy
5943 Balboa St.
Ste 100
San Diego, CA 92111
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October 6, 7:00 PM MT
Barnes & Noble
960 S. Colorado Blvd.
Glendale, CO 80246
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Thank you so much for your outpouring of well-wishes and sympathy after the passing of Jim’s ferocious Bichon Frisé guard dog, Frost. We’re so grateful for your continued support of Missouri Pit Bull Rescue, Jim’s favorite charity! With your help, they’ll be able to do a lot of good for these misunderstood dogs and the families who love them.