Dresden comic on NYT list and in Humble Bundle

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Dec 102014

The first three issues of “War Cry” are included in Dynamite Entertanment’s holiday mega-bundle! Dynamite is offering up 143 comics valued at $555 MSRP to support the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, Make A Wish, and Doctors Without Borders. Pay what you like for 56 issues, or pay more than the average donation (currently $7.10) and get them all! You can even tweak your donation to decide how much of it you want to go to each of the three charities and the publisher. All issues are DRM-free. This offer ends in two weeks.

Also, we just received word that the hardcover compilation of “War Cry” hit #4 on the NYT Bestseller List! Congrats to Jim, Mark, Carlos, and all others involved in production! If you haven’t yet, you can grab a copy from your favorite local comic store, Amazon, B&N, or Dynamite.

Badali Jewelry Cyber Monday Deal!

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Dec 012014

Badali Jewelry Cyber Monday Offer

December 1st Only: Badali Jewelry is offering 25% off a bundle of officially-licensed Dresden Files jewelry! Details at their website.

Support small businesses and get awesome fandom swag! They’re also offering a bundle deal on Hobbit-inspired jewelry today. Check it out!

Goodreads Voting Ending Soon, Plus Auctions, Podcasts, and More!

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Nov 232014


Tomorrow is the LAST DAY to vote in the Goodreads Choice Awards! Skin Game is a contender for Best Fantasy of 2014. If you haven’t voted in the final round yet, make sure your voice is heard!


A Codex Alera map poster signed by Jim Butcher and artist Priscilla Spencer is up for auction to benefit Worldbuilders, Pat Rothfuss’ annual charity drive for Heifer International! Heifer fights global poverty and hunger by empowering and educating people around the world. Priscilla’s maps for Kevin Hearne’s Iron Druid Chronicles and Myke Cole’s Shadow Ops series are also represented in this batch, plus signed books and artwork and other awesome goodies! Check them out.


Jim was recently on two podcasts, Beyond the Trope and The Once And Future Podcast–this time returning for Anton to interview him!


Some of you have reported hearing conflicting things about the War Cry release date from your local book and comics stores. It appears that with the holiday backlog, some copies did not make it out of the distribution center in time, resulting in delays. Hopefully, everything will sort itself out promptly, and this glitch won’t get in the way of any holiday gifting plans! Apologies for any inconvenience.

Jim finishes The Aeronaut’s Windlass!

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Nov 142014

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This just in! Jim has finished the first book in the Cinder Spires series, The Aeronaut’s Windlass! He’ll take some time for polishing and editorial, then he’ll start work on Dresden #16, Peace Talks!

We’ll let you know as soon as there’s a release date to announce. At present, no official date has been set.

In the meantime, don’t forget to vote in Round 2 of the Goodreads Choice Awards! Skin Game is one of many exceptional novels in the running for Best Fantasy. This round ends tomorrow, Saturday the 15th, so don’t delay! Participants get one vote per category per round, so check out all the nominees in all categories and choose your favorites, then come back Monday the 17th for the Final Round, to see if your picks made the cut!

War Cry Next Week, Plus Second Round of Goodreads

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Nov 112014


Thanks to you, Skin Game has made it into the second (Semifinal) round for Best Fantasy in the 2014 Goodreads Choice Awards! You have until this Saturday, November 15th, to cast your ballots for Round Two. Each round is separate, so if you voted in the first round, you can vote again in the second and third. Check out all the fantastic contenders and vote for your favorites!

The voting schedule is as follows:
Semifinal Round: Nov. 10 – 15
Final Round: Nov. 17 – 24

Cast your first votes before polls close on Saturday, then be sure to come back on Monday the 17th to see if your favorites made the cut!


The Direct Market release of WAR CRY comes out next week! Check out this exclusive interview with Jim about the comic, writing, cosplaying, and the Cinder Spires, plus concept art of the series’ monsters and villains!

This 144-page hardcover collects all five issues of the original Harry Dresden War Cry comic book series by Jim Butcher, Mark Powers, and Carlos Gomez. It also features the complete comic book cover illustrations from Stjepan Sejic and Carlos Gomez!

WAR CRY hits the Direct Market on 11/19 and the regular Book Market a week later, on 11/25. “Direct Market” refers to dedicated comics stores, including online comics stores like Dynamite and Midtown Comics. “Book Market” is everything else, including brick-and-mortar bookstores and sites like Amazon and B&N.

You can preorder your copy from your favorite local comic store, Amazon, B&N, or Dynamite. Dynamite is also offering copies signed by Jim! Supply of the signed edition is limited, so if you’re interested, definitely jump on that opportunity!