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01 March 2011 @ 04:50 pm
Barnes and Noble Special Editon — Letter from Jace to Clary  
*** I am sorry I cannot currently post the letter online for those who haven't read it/couldn't get it. The letter is proprietary to Barnes and Noble. When they release the rights to me, I will post it.

So those who've checked out City of Fallen Angels over on Barnes and Noble.com may have noticed an interesting little splashy image on the front cover:

What this means basically is that Barnes and Noble in the US is going to be carrying a special edition of COFA with some special content inside it.

The B&N Exclusive Edition

In City of Glass, Book 3 of The Mortal Instruments series, Jace leaves a letter in Clary's room before he leaves for a life-threatening mission. The content of this letter has been the subject of much speculation among Mortal Instruments fans, but it has never been revealed until now. In the B&N exclusive version of CITY OF FALLEN ANGELS, Jace's letter to Clary will be enclosed in the book as a separate piece, designed to look as if it was handwritten on stationery."

I had initially written the letter and given it to my publisher as something that could be a tour extra — something I could have printed up to hand out to people who come to my signings. But they loved the letter so much they wanted to make it available more widely and Barnes jumped on the idea of carrying it. Everyone agreed they wanted it to look really amazing, so it's handwritten — no handwriting fonts — and sealed with the Morgenstern wax seal.

Just to answer questions: No, that doesn't mean no tour giveaway — I now have something else to give away on tour, which is a sort of short story told via postcards between the characters during the gap between City of Glass and City of Fallen Angels. Yes, this edition is only available in the US at Barnes and Noble stores and from their online store. Yes, that means it is not available from other stores. All City of Fallen Angels books sold by B&N THAT HAVE THE SPECIAL EDITION IMAGE ON THE FRONT will have it. Yes, we have offered the letter to all my international publishers, so there is a good chance it will show up in your country, too. See below for stores in other countries carrying the letter. Yes, Barnes does ship overseas but I don't know their shipping policies exactly, but I'm sure it says on the site.


Janelle Alexanderjanellealexandr on March 1st, 2011 10:54 pm (UTC)
So Cool!
I can't wait for this! So awesome!

I'm counting down the days!! :o)
mizunotsukikagemizunotsukikage on March 1st, 2011 10:55 pm (UTC)
Awwwws ~ I'm sad, since I'm ordering from Amazon ~ D: </3
rawkprincess101 on March 2nd, 2011 04:23 am (UTC)
I know me too!!! I'm heading to amazon site right now to cancel!!!(^_^)
(no subject) - Janet R. van Lierop on April 5th, 2011 01:20 am (UTC) (Expand)
ter05ter05 on March 1st, 2011 11:01 pm (UTC)
I have not ordered yet and was going to buy it at my only small town local bookstore so I could get it the day it is released. But must have this!
caliena on March 1st, 2011 11:01 pm (UTC)
Oh great, now you've done it *laughs*
I actually wanted to wait before ordering the book but how could I not do it, when it's signed and with a letter attached...

So I just ordered it... I pay more for the shipping costs to Germany than the book itself, mind!

(And yes, it says, it's signed... I like that :D)
Cassie Clarecassandraclare on March 1st, 2011 11:03 pm (UTC)
Yes, it is signed! The signed edition has the letter too.

(no subject) - caliena on March 2nd, 2011 12:40 am (UTC) (Expand)
signed book - Samantha Marie on March 21st, 2011 03:54 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - (Anonymous) on March 31st, 2011 12:27 am (UTC) (Expand)
what? - berryblue96 on April 11th, 2011 02:35 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Mi Barilochemibariloche on March 1st, 2011 11:09 pm (UTC)
Well, I´ve preordered CoFA from Borders. And then, when I knew about the B&N signed edition, I preorder another copy from them. I´ve found out about the letter after that. Now... I´m really excited :D
Miss Ktinkerfairy on March 1st, 2011 11:10 pm (UTC)
Damn, that made me pre-order it and the shipping to Germany is more than the book :-)
Can't wait to get my hands on a copy of it ^^
caliena on March 2nd, 2011 12:42 am (UTC)
I was amazed by the fact, that the shipping is more, too XD
(I am from Germany, too ;))
Lori SaucedoLori Saucedo on March 1st, 2011 11:16 pm (UTC)
That's great! But I personally do not buy hardcover books, I wait for the paperbacks. So will this option be carried to the paperback editions in B&N?
Love ur books :)
Cassie Clarecassandraclare on March 1st, 2011 11:20 pm (UTC)
Re: Paperbacks
My guess is no, but I don't know for sure. I think it wouldn't work, printing-wise. But we can wait and see.
HaleyknitzJim Victoria on March 1st, 2011 11:23 pm (UTC)
ninatan: 浜崎あゆみ 「Fernweh」ninatan on March 1st, 2011 11:37 pm (UTC)
Why do things like this get me?! I live in Germany but placed my preorder at Barnes & Noble just now. Yes. I want that letter. T_T
MPhotogAlice on March 2nd, 2011 12:15 am (UTC)
Well drats
I had planned on ordering this book on the Kindle,but not anymore! Lol
Nadinax: tmi: jace/clarynadinax on March 2nd, 2011 12:18 am (UTC)
So this means B&N is now carrying 3 CoFA versions right ?

- Regular one.
- Signed one + includes letter.
- With letter, not signed.

Cassie Clarecassandraclare on March 2nd, 2011 12:45 am (UTC)

All B&N editions are with letter.
Some are also signed.
You can read the descriptions on the Barnes and Noble pages, that's why I included links to both versions.
(no subject) - nadinax on March 2nd, 2011 01:45 am (UTC) (Expand)
tarahodge on March 2nd, 2011 12:18 am (UTC)
I just pre-ordered mine now, and a signed edition at that. It may be a little more expensive, as I'm in Canada, but so worth it!!!!
(Anonymous) on March 6th, 2011 03:55 am (UTC)
I'm from Canada and I wanted to know how I could do that.
how did you?
(no subject) - cassandraclare on March 6th, 2011 04:03 am (UTC) (Expand)
jenna_011 on March 2nd, 2011 12:42 am (UTC)
Do all the books come with a letter? Because I ordered mine a few months ago when their wasn't a letter in them. I hope it comes with one :)
Cassie Clarecassandraclare on March 2nd, 2011 12:45 am (UTC)
They all come with the letter.
Rosy Frosyf on March 2nd, 2011 12:44 am (UTC)
Now I have to go to the nearest BN, (about 2 hours driving)
The Book Junkiejab0217 on March 2nd, 2011 01:21 am (UTC)
Signed Letter COFA
Already have it ordered...Can't wait for April 5.
Lisa SperryLisa Sperry on March 2nd, 2011 01:32 am (UTC)
now i'm sad i preordered from Borders months ago :(
shelly tallentshellbelle711 on March 2nd, 2011 02:48 am (UTC)
Will it be in the cookbook version?
shelly tallentshellbelle711 on March 2nd, 2011 02:49 am (UTC)
Re: Ebook
Not cookbook but nookbook (stupid iPhone)
Re: Ebook - starrymidnights on March 2nd, 2011 03:29 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Re: Ebook - cassandraclare on March 2nd, 2011 04:51 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Re: Ebook - (Anonymous) on March 29th, 2011 03:40 am (UTC) (Expand)
Brandi EverettsBrandi Everetts on March 2nd, 2011 03:04 am (UTC)
That sounds completely awesome and i cannot wait. However I pre-ordered the nook book version months ago, since its B&N, will it have the letter even tho its a digital copy? Cause if not then I'm gonna order a hard copy. Yes I want it that much. LOVE LOVE THESE BOOKS!!!!
Cassie Clarecassandraclare on March 2nd, 2011 03:50 am (UTC)
Re: awesome!!
No letter in the ebooks.
nicolewillettenicolewillette on March 2nd, 2011 03:11 am (UTC)
Aww, I preordered from Borders two moths ago :(.
twilightphile on March 2nd, 2011 03:18 am (UTC)
YES!! I too was so curious to know exactly what that letter said. I was going to pre-order from Amazon, but definitely going to Barnes & Noble now! April can not get here fast enough.
Dina R. Lovelovedr22 on March 2nd, 2011 03:35 am (UTC)
Oh no, I'm sad because I preordered from Amazon already. So much for being overzealous and excited and preordering.
eliana4579 on March 2nd, 2011 03:40 am (UTC)
Signed edition
I was just wondering if the books that are signed actually have handwritten signatures or is the signature printed on?
Cassie Clarecassandraclare on March 2nd, 2011 03:49 am (UTC)
Re: Signed edition
They're signed. Handwritten signed.
Re: Signed edition - Megan Reed on March 30th, 2011 06:40 am (UTC) (Expand)
Emily HartzellEmily Hartzell on March 2nd, 2011 03:45 am (UTC)
I seriously just preordered CoFA from Amazon this morning. :( Maybe I can still cancel it and order from B&N instead.
CRaZiE_GLoWcrazie_glow on March 2nd, 2011 04:20 am (UTC)

-__- I already ordered mine from walmart. I wish ALL places selling the book had the letter!!!
Primero Ash Redfernprimero_nueng on March 2nd, 2011 04:36 am (UTC)
Limit of the amount of the letter
If I didn't pre-order but order the book after released.
Will I still get the letter?
Cassie Clarecassandraclare on March 2nd, 2011 04:38 am (UTC)
Re: Limit of the amount of the letter
All copies have it. It's not limited.
Re: Limit of the amount of the letter - stephlikesbooks on April 13th, 2011 03:09 pm (UTC) (Expand)