I’m blogging today to share some very exciting news with all of you (although you probably have figured it out from the heading of my post):
This fall, my publisher, Simon & Schuster, will be releasing boxed sets of some of my books.
There will be two different sets: The FunJungle set:
And the Stuart Gibbs Starter Set, with the first book from all three of my series (Belly Up, Spy School and Spaced Out):
They look awesome, right?
Now, I suppose you might be saying to yourself, “Boxed sets? Big deal. I’ve already read all Stuart Gibbs’s books, so what on earth do I need a boxed set for?”
Well, let me explain how this benefits you.
Suppose you have a very good friend, and they’re always coming to you for book advice, because you are a very shrewd, intelligent and discriminating reader. (Literally discriminating, of course. Not racially discriminating.) So, you suggest my books.
And your friend says, ‘Well, which series should I start first?’
Well, now you don’t have to pick! Just tell them to get the starter set!
Or, suppose you recommend the FunJungle series. And your friend gets all whiny and says, “Wait. I’m going to have to get three separate books? Without some sort of convenient box to hold them all?”
To which you can now say, “Actually, you can get all three books and a convenient box to hold them!”
After which, your friend will no doubt rejoice and probably give you a hug and/or gifts in thanks.
See? It benefits both of us.
Or, I suppose it just makes gift-giving easier.
Whatever the case, I’m quite happy about it. Because I am now in the boxed-set pantheon along with such other great writers as C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkein and J.K. Rowling and even some people with actual first names and not just initials.