THE 2020 VIRTUAL SIGNING INFO
Welcome to the APOLLYCON 2020 VIRTUAL SIGNING Information page! This is an event where readers who are unable to attend Apollycon can still get signed books from their favorite authors! But there are some rules so please read them carefully:
-The store will launch September 25, 2019 and close January 10, 2020.
– Stock will be based on availability via our bookseller’s warehouse.
-The first 100 orders will receive an exclusive ApollyCon swag item free with their purchase. Limit one (1) per order.
-Full refunds will be offered in until January 11, 2020. In the event an author cancels last minute or is unable to sign books purchased for the virtual signing, you will still be sent the book(s) you ordered, but it will either include a signed but unpersonalized book plate or will be unsigned.
-Orders will not be shipped until AFTER Apollycon 2020. Packages will ship the week of March 30, 2020. All packages will include tracking and insurance. You will not be sent the tracking information unless there is an issue with your package.
–If there is an issue with your order(s), you must contact us no later than April 30, 2020.
-All prices are in US dollars.
-To have your books personalized, please leave a comment on your order as to whom the author should sign the book to when you check out. If you do not specify a name for personalization(s), books will be sent signed only.
–Personalizations will be first name(s) only. Authors will not write a specially requested message/quote and all requests for such will be deleted.
-The last day to order will be January 10, 2020.
-Some covers may differ from what is shown online due to printing
–Shipping costs will be: $8.50 for 1 book and $1.00 for each additional book. (i.e. 2 books = $9.50; 15 books = $22.50).
-All orders will pay a $2.00 handling fee to help cover the cost of shipping supplies and signing supplies.
-All books are subject to a 6% sales tax.
PAYMENT: When checking out, please click “Proceed to PayPal”. You will be given the option to pay via PayPal OR with a major credit card. PayPal is simply the processor we’re using for transactions.
*If you file a false paypal claim, your order may be subject to not being sent. You will also be barred from future virtual signings, and possibly ApollyCon events.
- Leave a comment on your order with the name you want to have the books personalized to (double check your spelling!)
- We will only use first names
- If you do not leave a comment, your books will simply be signed
INTERNATIONAL ORDERS: Due to increased prices with the USPS and issues with shipping (damaged books, lost books, etc.), we will no longer be offering the virtual signing as an international option UNLESS:
- You have a FedEx or UPS account we can use for shipping. All charges would be incurred by the purchaser,
- You have a friend/family member living in the US we can ship to, OR
- You sign up for a US forwarding address (such as https://www.usglobalmail.com/) that we can mail your books to an will forward them to you.
J.R. Ward Titles: Yes, J.R. Ward is participating in the virtual signing! However, her books will only be hand signed – not personalized with the exception of THE SINNER (avail. in hardcover ONLY as an early release for ApollyCon 2020).
ON-SITE PICK UP OPTION INFO
For 2020 we will be offering On-Site pick up for J.R. Ward and Sarah J. Maas ONLY. Please note that:
-The only book that will be personalized is THE SINNER. All others will be hand signed only by J.R. Ward
-All Sarah J. Maas titles will be signed and personalized.
-Sarah J. Maas hardcovers for the Throne of Glass and ACOTAR series’ will be available for onsite pickup ONLY*.
*The exceptions to the hardcover rule are Crescent City, Throne of Glass series miniatures, Throne of Glass Special Edition, and A Court of Thorns and Roses Special Edition. These CAN be mailed in the US.*
To participate in the onsite pick up option, please place your order (be sure to specify any personalization in the comments when ordering via the website) then email firstname.lastname@example.org with your order number to have your shipping costs refunded by Jan. 10, 2020.
All books MUST be picked up by 1 pm on Sunday, March 29, 2020. Any books not claimed by this time will be donated to a local shelter. If you cannot attend Apollycon, we can not ship these books to you (nor can they be refunded after Jan. 11, 2020. You will need to arrange for someone to get them on your behalf. Under no circumstances will books ordered for onsite pickup be shipped out.
If you need further help, contact us at email@example.com (be sure to include “VIRTUAL SIGNING” in the subject line) with questions or check out the Virtual Signing FAQs: https://apollyconevent.com/virtual-signing/faqs-virtual-signing-edition/