Pre-orders for Schlock Mercenary: Under New Management will close on May 5th, 2006. That's this Friday. We will not re-open for regular orders until after all pre-orders have shipped. The books should be arriving on my doorstep May 10th, at which point I have roughly 250 sketches to sketch and 1500 autographs to auto... graph? Whatever. We're planning to ship the books beginning on May 13th, which means they'll start arriving at your doorsteps a couple of days later. If there are delays, I'll announce them here. Remember -- only pre-ordered books will be autographed. When regular ordering opens back up (hopefully by May 20th), the books you get will be unmarked by my pen. Yes, it's possible that this will actually increase their value.